Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Adair Dale

Male 1924 - 1967  (43 years)


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  • Name William Adair Dale 
    Born 1924  Delhi, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Interesting crime, murder, life story 
    Misfortune 1967  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crime: murdered 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-126236 
    Died 1967  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I126236  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Rev. Earl G. Dale,   b. CA 1899,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F31225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1924 - Delhi, Norfolk Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - Crime: murdered - 1967 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1967 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Adair Dale
    William Adair Dale
    Torontonensis, 1948. (2018). Archive.org. Retrieved 29 July 2018, from https://archive.org/stream/torontonensis48univ#page/54/search/william+adair

  • Notes 
    • Former Local Resident Slain In New Orleans

      A former New Hamburg resident, William Adair Dale, was stabbed to death while spending a Christmas vacation in the southern United States. His body was found in a New Orleans motel room. He had been stabbed 16 times.

      Mr. Dale was a son of the late Rev. E. G. Dale, who was pastor of New Hamburg Baptist Church about 30 years ago. He was born in Delhi and grew up at New Hamburg and Guelph where his father had pastorates. After graduating from the University of Toronto and the University of California taught languages. He had taught In Australia for several years, returning in 1961. More recently, he had taught Latin and Greek at the University of Victoria In Toronto. He was 42 years of age.

      The victim had spent Christmas at the home of his sister, Mrs. Donald (Clara Margaret) Stratford, at Oakland, near Brantford. The following day he left for a southern vacation in company with a friend, and had planned to return January.

      In company with his friend, a teacher from Sudbury, he had motored to New Orleans. The body of the victim was found when the friend telephoned to arrange a meeting after they separated Thursday morning. The motel manager went to the room following the call, and getting no response, found the door unlocked, and discovered the body on the floor.

      Investigating detectives found no personal papers or identification, Dale's wallet was reported missing.

      Surviving besides his sister, is a brother, Donald, of London, and his mother, Mrs. Earle Dale, Beamsville.

      The body was returned for a funeral service at Toronto Wednesday morning, and burial was to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford.

      New Hamburg Independent