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Glen Leroy Aberle

Male 1932 - 1938  (6 years)

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  • Name Glen Leroy Aberle 
    Born 1932  [1
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1933 
    son killed by truck 
    Accidental Death 5 Sep 1938 
    Interesting accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-105022 
    Died 5 Sep 1938  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Cause: car accident 
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I105022  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Father Roy John Aberle,   b. 1911,   d. 21 Aug 1998, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Alma Rose Thur,   b. 1908, Golden Lake, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1987, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F39989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      Accident Mars Enjoyment of Fair Day Crowd

      Elmira was stunned by its first fatal motor car accident in some years On Monday when Glen Leroy Aberle, 5-year-oid son of Mr. and Mrs . Roy Aberle, was struck down and almost instantly killed by a heavy truck driven by Mr. Arlie Chambers, a Elmira, and owned by Mr. H. E. Haack, Elmira fruit and confectionery merchant. The accident occurred a few feet north of the post office intersection on Arthur Street at 12 o'clock noon on Monday.

      The little lad had been at his father's service station, Cities Service, located almost directly across from the post office, where his father was working in the car greasing pit. As fair day is a busy day around the service station the father had decided to have his dinner at work. His two small children, Elaine 4, and Gerald 2, had come down to the post office corner with his lunch box. Instructed never to cross the road alone, the two children were heard by their father calling him. He instructed Glen to go across the road and bring his lunch and to be careful. The little lad went across safely and returned. It was then decided he should go home for his dinner and was going across the second time when the accident happened. Struck by the truck, the boy was terribly injured about the head, two wheels of the truck are said to have passed over his body also indicting severe injuries. Rushed to the office of Drs. MeQuibban and McCullough, little could be done to save the child's life as injuries inflicted had blotted out the little life almost before reaching the office. A terrible fracture of the skull was the direct cause of death.

      While the father, Mr. Roy Aberie, did not see the child actually struck, he was one of the first to pick the child from the pavement where a pool of blood had run down to the gutter. Even then the father had little hope for the lad's life. Little Glen Leroy is survived by his parents and a brother and sister, Gerald 2 years, and Elaine 4 years.The funeral will be held today at 2 p. m. from the residence, 23 King Street, to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for service. Interment will take place in Elmira Cemetery. An inquest into the fatal accident has been ordered. for Friday at 2: 30 pm. in the town hall. No charges have as yet been laid.

      The Kitchener Daily Record 10 Jul 1933

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Front - Aberle/ In Loving Memory Of/ Jacob Aberle/ Born 1872 - Died 1960/ His Wife/ Mary Geisel/ Born 1878 - Died 1949/ (Back) - Aberle/ In Memory Of/ Roy John Aberle/ 1911 - 1998/ And Beloved Wife/ Alma Rose Thur/ 1908 - 1987/ Mary Mullany Houston/ 1914 - 1997

    2. [S80] News - ON, Elgin, St. Thomas - St. Thomas Times Journal, 6 Sep 1939 pg 6.
      Died - Glen Aberle, 5 years, Sept 5, son of Roy J. Aberle

    3. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Roy J. Aberle - 22 Aug 1998.

    4. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947, Almost Instantly Killed Accident Mars Enjoyment of Fair Day Crowd - 10 Jul 1933.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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