Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Thomas L. Hilliard

Thomas L. Hilliard[1]

Male 1841 - 1937  (95 years)

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  • Name Thomas L. Hilliard 
    Born 9 Apr 1841  , Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1847  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1848  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 1848  [3
    Residence 1866  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Publisher 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Historic Building 1880  88 William St. W., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hilliard House 
    • The Hilliard House was built in 1880 for Thomas Hilliard, publisher and editor of the Waterloo Chronicle.
      The two-storey yellow brick home is an attractive interpretation of the Victorian style. The hip roof, heavy ornamental brackets under the eaves, stained glass windows, projecting bays and porches are all features which distinguish the architectural style from its plain Georgian predecessors.
      Thomas Hilliard is also remembered for his association with the Dominion Life Assurance Company, the Waterloo Horticultural Society, the Board of Education and many years of dedicated church service in the Methodist Church (now First United Church) which earned him great respect among his peers.
      All facades are recognized for its historical and architectural significance for this designation.1a

      1aDesignated Properties www. waterloo.ca
    Occupation 1881  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    publisher 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Publisher 
    Waterloo,WaterlooChronicle-1877Advert.jpg
    Waterloo,WaterlooChronicle-1877Advert.jpg
    The County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory for 1877-78. Published by Armstrong & Co., Toronto, Ontario 1878
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist Canada 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manager Life Assurance 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Manager, Insurace Office 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Died 12 Feb 1937  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number 00115-7267.1 
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11018  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Hilliard,   b. 8 Aug 1814, , Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1907, Bolton, Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ann Hutcheson,   b. CA 1810,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F53081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Lillian Sauder,   b. 6 May 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1936, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1866  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Lilly E. Hilliard,   b. CALC 1 Mar 1867,   d. 30 Mar 1867  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Dr. - Mayor William Louis Hilliard,   b. 18 Jan 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age 97 years)
     3. Lilly Ann Catherine Hilliard,   b. 13 Dec 1869, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 82 years)
     4. Dr. James Arthur "Arthur" Hilliard,   b. Dec 1871, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Evangeline Hilliard,   b. 7 Nov 1872, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1972, Biscayne, Miami, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     6. John Charles "Charles" Hilliard,   b. 3 Nov 1875, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Frederick Albert "Fred" Hilliard,   b. 12 Oct 1877, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1961, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Alice Maude Ethel Hilliard,   b. 14 Dec 1879, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Florence E. Hilliard,   b. 28 Jan 1882, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Bertha Ella Hilliard,   b. 7 Jan 1884, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Harry Clarence Hilliard,   b. 31 Jul 1886, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1962  (Age 76 years)
     12. Franklin Thomas Hilliard,   b. 6 Jul 1888, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1847 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1848 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1866 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - Hilliard House - 1880 - 88 William St. W., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - publisher - 1881 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist Canada - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager Life Assurance - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Insurace Office - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1937 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Hilliard
    Thomas Hilliard

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Hilliard was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in 1847. He became a teacher, a newspaperman and published the Waterloo Chronicle. He was the Waterloo School Inspector for twenty-five years.

      Hilliard founded the Dominion Life and raised the $250,000.00 required to start the stock company, and sold the first 520 policies. He was President of the company from 1905 to 1929. During his long career he served the company with great distinction. His unshakable belief in the need for insurance and its benefits to families in need drove him on. He was President of the Canadian Life Insurance Officers Association.

      Hilliard served St. James's Methodist Church in Waterloo (now First United), was recording steward for fifty years, attended the General Conference of the Methodist church and the Supreme Council of the United Church.


      Waterloo Hall of Fame website

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II 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..., 492.

    2. [S276] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1881, Waterloo, Waterloo North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district D Division 2 Page Number 30 Household Number 126.

    3. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-6 Page 7.

    4. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 30.

    5. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 44 Pg. 15.

    6. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 2 Page 10.

    7. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 13 Sep 1866.
      Mar. 2, 1866 Catharina Sauder and Thomas Hilliard, both of Waterloo, by Rev. Freshman in Preston

    8. [S873] Wateloo City - designated properties list, Bean-Wright House.

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