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Reeve Gordon B. Hallman 

Reeve Gordon B. Hallman[1]

Male 1889 - 1944

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  • Prefix  Reeve 
    Birth  17 Feb 1889  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Brethren 
    Occupation  1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer, Farm 
    Religion  1911  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    United Bretheran 
    Elected Office  1944  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve 
    Misfortune  1944  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in lumber accident 
    Eby ID Number  00048-3518.4 
    Died  25 Sep 1944  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  New Dundee Union Cemetery, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I6270  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Jun 2018 

    Father  Jacob C. Hallman,   b. 22 Jun 1856, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Amanda Bowman,   b. 2 Jun 1858, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  30 Jun 1880  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1919  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Essie Mae Hallman,   b. 19 Sep 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1983, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F32580  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Idella May Cassel,   b. 31 Aug 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1929 
    Children 
     1. William Gordon Hallman,   b. 7 Jan 1918,   d. 5 Jan 1979
     2. Helen Mae Hallman,   b. 16 May 1919
     3. Alice Evelyn Hallman,   b. 7 Nov 1921, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 2008, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ilah "Jean" Hallman,   b. 19 Jul 1923,   d. 20 Dec 2003, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Robert Cassel Hallman,   b. 22 Nov 1924,   d. 2001
     6. Audrey Kathryn "Kathryn" Hallman
     7. Margaret Rose Ann Hallman
    Family ID  F33114  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Gordon B. Hallman on the right
    Gordon B. Hallman on the right
    The first re-forestation project started in Waterloo County (Sudden Tract) in 1944. Warden F.C. Forwell and Reeve Gordon B. Hallman plant the first tree.

    Image from the Region of Waterloo Archives

  • Notes 
    • Gordon Hallman, Reeve Of Wilmot, Killed By Falling Tree
      Mr. Gordon B. Hallman, reeve of Wilmot Township, was fatally injured about 11.30 a. m. when he was struck by a falling tree while directing the cutting timber in the bush of Max Lass, the former Geo, A. Miller property, east of Haysville,. He suffered a broken back, a broken leg and internal injuries and died about half an hour after the accident. The tree had become lodged against another tree and when it suddenly became free it caught Mr. Hallman before he could make a move and pinned him underneath.

      Coroner Dr. T. B. Feick of New Hamburg was called but Mr. Hallman died a few minutes after his arrival. An ambulance was sent from the K-W Hospital and reached the scene shortly after. Dr. Feick deemed an inquest not necessary.

      The late Mr. Hallman operated a saw mill about five miles east of the accident and had bought the bush last winter to remove the timber.

      Mr. Hallman was born at New Dundee, a son of the late. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob C. Hallman. He was in his 56th year. Mr. Hallman was prominent in public and church affairs. As reeve of Wilmot he was in line for the wardenship of Waterloo County next year. He entered municipal life as deputy-reeve in 1941 since which time he was also a member of the Waterloo County Council. He was this year's chairman of the Roads and Bridges Committee and was also chairman of the Reforestation Committee and the House of Refuge Board and also a member of the board of directors of the North Waterloo Farmer's Mutual Fire Insurance Co., of which he was president last year.

      Mr. Hallman was a member of the United Brethren Church, New Dundee, a member of the board of trustees, teacher of the junior Bible Class and a member of the council of administration of the Ontario Conference of the United Brethren in Christ Church, and was widely known and esteemed. His tragic death is deeply deplored.

      The accident victim was twice married. His first wife, May Cas-\\sel, died in 1920, and in 1931, he married Essie Hallman, who survives him with two sons, Willard, Walters Falls, Ont., Robert, at home; four daughters, Alice, Kitchener, Jean and Kathryn, at home and Mrs. Rothan (Helen) Hawthorne, St. Catharines; and one sister, Mrs. A. E. Bean, New Hamburg.

      The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with private service at the home at 2 o'clock, followed by public service at New Dundee United Brethren Church and interment in Union Cemetery, New Dundee. Rev. L. Gingerich conducted the services.

      Sept. 25 1944

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 755.

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-2 Page 12.

    3. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 12 Page 3.

    4. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 9.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Feb 1889 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Farm - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Bretheran - 1911 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - 1944 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in lumber accident - 1944 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 1944 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Dundee Union Cemetery, New Dundee, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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