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Lawrence Burleigh "Dick" Hewitt
Male 1907 - 1937


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  • Birth  15 May 1907  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Misfortune  1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    murdered by person(s) unknown 
    Occupation  1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    taxi driver 
    Residence  1937  215 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-43212 
    Died  14 Mar 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I43212  Generations
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2017 

    Family  Idella May "Della" Gabel,   b. 2 Aug 1911, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2001, Kincardine, Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Janet Hewitt
     2. Helen Hewitt
    Family ID  F43592  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1937 murder of Kitchener cab driver has never been solved

      KITCHENER \emdash Lawrence "Dick" Hewitt was at home, listening to the Saturday night radio broadcast of the Maple Leafs game against Chicago when a ringing telephone cut through the play-by-play.

      It was late, after 10 p.m., and he didn't say who the caller was. Hewitt, fighting off a nagging cold, fetched his jacket, fired up his taxi and headed out into the dark.

      Four hours after he left his King Street East apartment, the 29-year-old cabbie was found dead \emdash lying on his back in a frozen ditch off the Kitchener-Preston highway, on the southern outskirts of town. A bullet had pierced his heart....1a

      1aWaterloo Region Record -Greg Mercer - 14 Mar 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      Hewitt/ Lawrence B. Hewitt/ May 15, 1907-Mar. 14, 1937 [A] Harry H. Nahrgang/ May 8, 1912-Nov. 20, 1988/ Della M. Gabel/ Aug. 2, 1911-Feb. 13, 2001/ At Rest

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 May 1907 - Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered by person(s) unknown - 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - taxi driver - 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1937 - 215 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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