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Senator William Daum Euler, MP 

Senator William Daum Euler, MP

Male 1875 - 1961

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  • Prefix  Senator 
    Suffix  MP 
    Birth  10 Jul 1875  Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Public Service  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Public School Board 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Elected Office  1909  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mayor - councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1909, 1911-12, 1913-14 (Mayor)
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Principal, Business College 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Publisher, Paper 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence  1921  143 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  15 Jul 1961  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Website  2009 
    wikipedia 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name  W. D. Euler 
    Residence  143 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-78636P 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I78636  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Henry Euler,   b. 1 Dec 1842, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Catherine Daum,   b. 6 Mar 1843, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  21 Oct 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F13997  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Virginia Howd,   b. Jul 1863, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1947 
    Children 
     1. William Max "Max" Euler,   b. 28 Aug 1895, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. May Alexandra Euler,   b. Jan 1901, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Donald Robert Euler,   b. Mar 1903, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F184628  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jennie,   b. 1875, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. May Euler,   b. 1900, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Donald Robert Euler,   b. 1902, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F243629  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Euler,William-formal(DoonHeritage).jpg
    Euler,William-formal(DoonHeritage).jpg
    http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/Region.nsf/0/B5D7AA89B6C49CEF85256B06004AEEF5?OpenDocument
    W. B. Euler
    W. B. Euler
    From: Berlin Celebration of Cityhood - Issued by Authority of the City. Berlin Ontario, Issued in Commemoration of its Celebration of Cityhood July 17th 1912
    William Daum Euler
    William Daum Euler
    image from Ancestry.com 2014

  • Notes 
    • When William Euler and W.L. MacKenzie King played together as schoolboys in Berlin, in the 1880s, neither realized the important place they would occupy in Canadian politics. King became Prime Minister and Euler a senator.

      Born in Conestogo in 1875, Euler taught school for six years before opening a very successful business college. He was a school trustee, alderman, reeve, county councillor, and mayor in 1913-14. He was elected Federal member for Waterloo North in 1917 and was re- elected in 1921, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1935 and 1940, serving in Ottawa for twenty-three years.

      In 1926, Euler was chosen as Revenue Minister to correct scandalous conditions in the Customs Department. Minister of Trade and Commerce, from 1935, he led trade missions to Europe and concluded many agreements beneficial to Canada. A senator from 1940 to 1961, Euler was one of Canada's finest public servants.1a

      1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame website, 2008

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      Where The Rivers Meet Picturesque Conestoga Pretty Woolwich Village

      CONESTOGO CHURCHES SEE PROSPEROUS DEVELOPMENT

      Lutherans Made Beginnings In 1850 And Have Finest Country Church In Ontario; Methodists Organized
      1865 Erecting Church In 1878; M.B.C. Church Built 1888.



      CONESTOGO'S LEADING SON


      Of all native-born Conestogians who decided to enter the struggle of life outside the home village and who have been more or less successful in their undertakings, none has achieved a higher position nor become more prominent and respected among his fellow-citizens than the present distinguished representative for North Waterloo in the Dominion Parliament.

      William D. Euler, son of Henry Euler. He was born in this village. In the public school he had the reputation of being a very bright scholar under the well known pedagogue the late Geo. A. McIntryre. After working for a number of years he again managed to take up educational studies in the Berlin High School from which he graduated and became a very successful teacher. Later on he held a position in various business colleges and finally became principal. He obtained ownership of the business college in Berlin (now Kitchener) where he entered the municipal field and became in 1913-1914 its Chief Magistrate. He entered the field for federal honors in 1917 as the Independent Liberal standard bearer and was successful. There the Conestogo working boy has worked himself up gradually to his present important position in life.

      Conestogo Agent Gathered Facts The Daily Record offers its readers today a comprehensive survey of charming Conestogo, Waterloo country's leading summer resort. This historical review will be found replete with many interesting facts concerning the primitive settlements, the early business venture and the beginnings of churches and schools. Credit for the compilation is due to the efforts of Mr. Noah Stroh, the Daily Record's enterprising representative in the pretty village.2a

      2a Kitchener Daily Record 20 Jun 1924 typed by Marion Roes in 2011

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      It is said that he lead the movement to legalize margarine in Canada.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      In loving memory of / William Daum Euler / 1875-1961

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 4.

    3. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 13.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 28.

    5. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Jul 1875 - Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Berlin Public School Board - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - mayor - councillor - Kitchener - 1909 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Principal, Business College - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher, Paper - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1961 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , 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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