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Frederick Holwell 

Frederick Holwell

Male 1845 - 1916

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  • Birth  4 Mar 1845  Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Marriage Contract  Oct 1870  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Station Agent 
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Business  1877  Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Hotel Operator - Reindeer Hotel 
    Petersburg-ReindeerHotel-F.Holwell-1877Advert.jpg
    Petersburg-ReindeerHotel-F.Holwell-1877Advert.jpg
    The County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory for 1877-78. Published by Armstrong & Co., Toronto, Ontario 1878
    Occupation  1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hotel and Farmer 
    Elected Office  1883  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve/Mayor 
    Elected Office  1888  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    House of Industry and Refuge  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    chairman of the finance and house of industry committee 
    Name  Fred Holwell 
    Occupation  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Postmaster 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Anglican 
    Occupation  1911  Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Postmaster 
    Religion  1911  Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-214731P 
    Died  2 Nov 1916  Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I214731  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Thomas Holwell,   b. Abt 1805, of, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary Spencer,   b. CALC 12 May 1809, of, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1884, Thedford, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F30093  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Ernst,   b. 4 Sep 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1918, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clara Julia Holwell,   b. 6 Aug 1871, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945
     2. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Holwell,   b. 24 Jul 1872, Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 154 Jul 1941, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Holwell,   b. 1876, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frederick G. Holwell,   b. 26 Mar 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1934, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Laura Emma Margaret Holwell,   b. 23 Aug 1878, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1939, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Harry Holwell,   b. 1879, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1942, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alfreda Caroline Holwell,   b. Apr 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967
     8. Walter Holwell,   b. Jul 1888, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1968, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F191330  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • FRED. HOLWELL, the subject of this sketch, was born in Brantford in 1845, and settled in the Township of Wilmot in 1870. He was appointed township auditor in 1878, which office he held until 1883, when he was elected reeve six consecutive years and warden of the County of Waterloo in 1888. He resigned his office as reeve near the close of the year and was appointed township clerk, and in 1900 was appointed treasurer, both of which offices he still retains. He is also secretary and treasurer of the Wilmot Agricultural Society, which office he has held for the last twenty years. Mr. Holwell was the unsuccessful conservative candidate for the local Legislature in 1886. During his term in the county council he took an active interest as chairman of the finance and house of industry committee. In addition to his municipal office, Mr. Holwell is a conveyancer, etc., and postmaster at the village of Baden.1a

      1a100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 Published by Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper in Waterloo, Ontario 1906

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      Description: Frederick Holwell Passed Away
      Close of Useful and Active Life

      The passing away of Mr. Frederick Holwell at his home in Baden last Thursday afternoon, caused a deep feeling of regret among a very large circle of friends. His condition had been low for some days and his death came peacefully. The late Mr. Holwell was one of the most prominent men of the village and community, and took deep interest in public affairs. His kindly manners won him a large circle of friends and his unusual ability and integrity commanded the respect of all. The late Mr. Holwell was born in the city of Brantford on March 4th, 1845, thus reaching the age of 71 years, 9 months and 29 days. In his early days he came to Petersburg, where he was operator and later conducted the hostelry. He was elected reeve of Wilmot in 1883 and was successively re-elected until 1888, when he resigned to accept the clerkship of the Township. At this time he removed to Baden, since when he had been one of the foremost public spirited men of the village. After holding the clerkship for twenty-seven years, he relinquished this position as well as the treasurership, which he held for a number of years, last December on account of his failing health. He was also for many years secretary-treasurer of the Wilmot Agricultural Society. In politics he was a staunch Conservative and contested this riding in the election of 1886 against the late Isaac Master. He was appointed Postmaster of Baden twenty-six years ago, and in this capacity was an obliging public servant and held the position up to the time of his demise. The late Mr. Holwell was a member of the A. F. & A. M., being a past District Deputy Grand Master. He was also a member of the K.O.T.M. and a Presbyterian in religion. He was married to Miss Barbara Ernst, daughter of the late Peter Ernst, of Petersburg, and leaves his sorrowing widow, four sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of an indulgent and loving husband and father. The children are, Fred and Harry, of Toronto, William, of Brampton, Walter, Mrs. G. S. Fowler, Mrs. John P. Livingston, and Misses Elizabeth and Alfreda, of Baden. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from his late home to the Baden Cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Lynn, of Kitchener. The deceased was buried with Masonic honors, over one hundred members from the lodges of the surrounding towns attending. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad loss.

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 10.

    2. [S1507] Census - ON, Waterloo, Baden - 1911, Baden Div. 13 Page 15.

    3. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 74.

    4. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 2 Page 25.

    5. [S300] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Fairmount Baden CC#4557 Cemetery Internet Link.
      [north] Walter Holwell/ 1888-1968/ His Wife/ Elmina R. Snyder/ 1889-1982/ Mary Elizabeth Holwell/ 1872-1941/ Alfretta Caroline Holwell/ 1881-1967
      [south] [masonic Insignia]/ Frederick Holwell/ Born Jan. 4, 1845 - Died Nov. 2, 1916/ His Wife/ Barbara Ernst/ Born Sept. 4, 1844 - Died July 1, 1918/ Holwell/ Hayes Bros. Co. St. Marys

    6. [S2017] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1877-1878 - Armstrong & Cos County of Waterloo Gazetteer & Directory for 1877-8.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Mar 1845 - Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Contract - Oct 1870 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Station Agent - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Hotel Operator - Reindeer Hotel - 1877 - Petersburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel and Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve/Mayor - 1883 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1888 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - chairman of the finance and house of industry committee - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - 1911 - Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1916 - Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairmount Cemetery, Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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