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Roger Fonger Gofton
Male 1863 - 1949


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  • Birth  4 Jan 1863  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Residence  1886  Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Illelble 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Swedenborgian 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Woodworker 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Congregational 
    Elected Office  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1921-23, 1925-26
    Name  R. F. Gofton 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-39190P 
    Died  3 Apr 1949  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I39190  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Robert Gofton,   b. 25 Feb 1832, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1888, Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rosannah Fonger,   b. 25 Oct 1841, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 May 1859  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F211174  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anna Bella Woelfle,   b. 10 Jun 1870, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1 Jan 1896  Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Clayton W. Gofton,   b. 21 Jun 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Henry Gofton,   b. 2 Jan 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rose B. Gofton,   b. 21 Apr 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ethel Gofton,   b. Jul 1901, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Roger Gofton,   b. Feb 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Grace May Gofton,   b. 1 May 1904, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hissel Gofton,   b. Sep 1909, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Kenneth Gofton,   b. Nov 1910, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F10244  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Schneider,   b. 26 Jul 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1894, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1886  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
     1. Alfred Schneider Gofton,   b. 9 Mar 1889, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1985, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F19393  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Elizabeth Schneider,   b. 1862, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Oct 1886 
    Children 
     1. Alfred Gofton,   b. 1888, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F244634  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ROGER F. GOFTON TAKEN BY DEATH

      Roger F. Gofton, 86, of 40 Shanley St., died at the K-W Hospital yesterday. He was a former alderman and member of Kitchener Water Commission. Deceased was elected to the Water Commission in 1917 and served for two years. In 1921 he was elected to the City Council and served as an alderman for five years, retiring in 1926.

      Born in Wilmot Township, January 4, 1863, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gofton, he came to Kitchener at an early age. He joined the Kaufman planing mill staff and served as an engineer for 41 years. He is survived by four sons, Alfred S., of Kitchener, .......

      Mr. Gofton's last public appearance was at the farewell dinner in January to J. C. Breithaupt on his retirement from the Water Commission. The funeral will be held Wednesday from the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Kellerman, pastor of Calvary Memorial Church. The body is resting at the funeral home1a

      1aKITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD Monday, April 4, 1949 P. 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-12 Page 1.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Roger F Gofton Born: Tp of Wilmot Age: 32 Father: Roger Gofton Mother: Rosanna Fonger Born: abt 1864 Spouse: Anna Bella Welfley Age: 24 born: Tp of Wilmot Father: John Welfley Mother: Anna Millar married 1 Jan 1896 married: Oxford

    3. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), April 4, 1949 - Obituary of Roger F. Gofton.

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 2 Page 8.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 22.

    6. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 19.

    7. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 1 Page 19.

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 Oct 1886.
      October 20, 1886 Roger F. Gofton of Mannheim & Elisabeth Schneider of Waterloo T'p., were married by Pastor F. W. Turk in Berlin.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Roger F Gofton Born: Tp of Wilmot Age: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1863 Father: Robert G Gofton Mother: Rosanna Foringer Gofton married Elizabeth Schneider Age:: 24 Est. Birth: abt 1862 Born: Tp of Waterloo Father: Christopher Schneider Mother: Anna Elizabeth Metz Schneider married 20 Oct 1886 Marriage Place: Waterloo Township

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Jan 1863 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesleyan Methodist - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1886 - Mannheim, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1886 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Illelble - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Swedenborgian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1896 - Plattsville, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woodworker - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Congregational - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1949 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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