Waterloo Region Generations
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Major Erle Addison Steiss

Major Erle Addison Steiss[1]

Male 1905 - 1955  (49 years)

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  • Name Erle Addison Steiss 
    Prefix Major 
    Born 14 Apr 1905  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, military 
    Military Canadian Army - Intelligence Service  [4
    Military WW2 
    Religion 1911  Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-111899 
    Died 11 Apr 1955  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: brain hemmorrhage 
    Buried Hillside United Cemetery, Wellesley Twp, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I111899  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Albert "Albert" Steiss,   b. 12 Nov 1876, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Ada M. Weber,   b. 2 Jul 1876, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F239993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean E. Schneider,   b. 1924, of, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 2001, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1947  [3
    Children 
     1. Janet Steiss
     2. Debbie Steiss
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F34775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Erle S. Steiss 1954
    Erle S. Steiss 1954

  • Notes 
    • Erle A. Steiss Dies Age 49

      Erle Addison Steiss, manager of the investment department of the Canada Trust Company and Huron and Erie Mortgage Corporation, died suddenly yesterday in Toronto Western Hospital. Mr. Steiss, in his 50th year, suffered a brain hemorrhage in Toronto Saturday morning. He came to London in 1946, after five years overseas with the rank of major in the Canadian Army intelligence service in World War II.

      Previously in his career he had been instructor of accounting at Harvard University at Boston from 1929 to 1931; was with Standard Statistics, New York City, 1931 to 1933; and was assistant to the president, Canadian General Investments, 1933 to 1941, when he entered the army. He came to London in July, 1946, as investment department manager with the old London and Western Trust organization, which the same year was amalgamated with the Huron and Erie Corporation and Canada Trust Company. He was a regular lecturer at the School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario. The only child of J. Albert and Ada May Steiss, he was born at Heidelburg, [sic] near Kitchener, and was educated at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate, the University of Toronto and Harvard University.

      Mr. Steiss was a member of the Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist; past director of Forest City Kiwanis Club; president of the London branch of the Institute of International Affairs; member of the London Club and Canadian Club, in London and the Albany Club, Eglinton Hunt Club and Royal Canadian Yacht Club, in Toronto; and in 1941 was vice-president of the Canadian Club in Toronto. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, the former Jean Schneider, whom he married in 1947, and two small daughters, Janet and Deborah. He lived at RR 6, London. The body is resting at the George E. Logan and Sons funeral home here until tomorrow. A service will be held at eight o'clock tomorrow night in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, and the funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Dreisinger funeral home, Elmira, with burial in Heidelburg Cemetery. The Very Rev. Archdeacon C. W. Foreman, rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, will officiate at both services

      London Free Press 12 Apr 1955

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of J. Albert Steiss - 18 Feb 1970.

    2. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div.. 18 Page 7.

    3. [S156] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Hillside United CC#4530 Waterloo Region Branchy, Ontario Genealogical Society.
      Steiss/ Erle A. Steiss/ 1905-1955/ in silence we remember

    4. [S689] News - ON, Middlesex, London - London Free Press, Erle A. Steiss Dies Age 49 - 12 Apr 1955.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1905 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: brain hemmorrhage - 11 Apr 1955 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillside United Cemetery, Wellesley Twp, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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