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Mayor Wilfred Laurier Hilliard
Male 1896 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  11 Feb 1896  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, 108th Regiment, Service #751346 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Lance Corporal, 118th Battalion 
    Physical Description  1916  [3
    5 foot 6 1/2 inches, 34 1/2 inch chest, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair 
    Occupation  1916  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    clerk in insurance office 
    Elected Office  1946  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Elected Office  1947  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor 
    Rsrch. Note 
    • Wilfred Hilliard was born in 1896 the son of former mayor Dr. William Hilliard (1916-1917) and grandson of Thomas Hilliard, one of the founders of the Dominion Life Assurance Company. As a member of the 118th Battalion and the signal corps, Hilliard served three years overseas during World War I. Upon his return to Waterloo, he joined the Dominion Life Assurance Company where he worked for forty years, retiring as an associate actuary.
      Hilliard was a member of the Methodist Church (now First United) where he served as steward, trustee and elder. He was a member of the Waterloo Curling Club and an avid lawn bowler, being on the provincial championship team in 1950.
      Prior to his election as mayor in 1947, Hilliard served as a member of town council between 1933-1934 and 1943-1946. He was elected as deputy reeve in 1944 - 45 and reeve in 1946. During his term in office as mayor, he served on various committees including Charity and Relief, K-W Airport, Grand River Conservation, St. Mary’s Hospital Advisory Board and the Memorial Arena Commission.
      While in office Wilfred Hilliard worked towards the expedient opening of the Waterloo Memorial Arena (February 15, 1947) and successfully pursued changing Waterloo’s status from a town to a city (January 1, 1948).
      Hilliard was successfully re-elected to a second mayoral term, serving as the City of Waterloo’s first mayor in 1948.
      From the City of Waterloo's website 2005
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    Residence  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-23142 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I23142  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Dr. - Mayor William Louis Hilliard,   b. 18 Jan 1868, , , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966 
    Mother  Ida Clemens,   b. 23 Apr 1868, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942 
    Family ID  F5571  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) d-4 Page.

    2. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-4 Page 2.

    3. [S289] Military - Soldiers of the First World War, Attestation of Wilfred Laurier Hilliard.

    4. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 47 Pg. 5.

    5. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Feb 1896 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clerk in insurance office - 1916 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1946 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - 1947 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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