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

John Mitchell[1, 2]

Male 1870 - 1928  (58 years)


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  • Name John Mitchell 
    Born 24 Feb 1870  Herod Hill, Banffshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133066996 
    Immigration 1906  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 1906  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cupute ?, Foundry Co. 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Salvation Army 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Driver, ? 
    Residence 1921  58 Scott St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Salvation Army 
    Died 2 Nov 1928  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Misfortune 1930 
    killed as a result of factory fire 
    Waterloo-E.O.WeberFurnitureFactory-0001-1930Fire.jpg
    Waterloo-E.O.WeberFurnitureFactory-0001-1930Fire.jpg
    Nationality , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-130349 
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I130349  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Family Alice Mary Ariss,   b. 13 Nov 1878, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1955  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilfred John Mitchell,   b. 24 Oct 1903, , Wales, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alexander George Mitchell,   b. 14 Nov 1904, Ilfracombe, , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1979, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Evangeline "Eva" Mitchell,   b. 9 Aug 1906, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 81 years)
     4. Muriel Alice Mitchell,   b. 11 Jul 1909, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1995, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. William Roy "Roy" Mitchell,   b. 5 Jul 1913, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2006, Arthur, Douglas, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Isabelle Bertha Mitchell,   b. 1 Feb 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 2000, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F42161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Fire Does $25,000 Damage at Factory of E. O. Weber Ltd.

      John Mitchell, an Employee, Overcome by Smoke is Carried from Burning Structure and Dies Two Hours Later. Firemen Fought Blaze for Two Hours.

      CORONER DR. L. E. WELLMAN DECIDES TO HOLD INQUEST


      One life was lost and damage estimated at $25,000 was done in disastrous fire which gutted the large factory building of E. O. Weber at the corner of Allen and Willow Sts., Waterloo, about six o'clock Friday evening. John Mitchell, aged 58 years, of 34 Bingeman St., Kitchener, who returned to the building to get his coat, was found unconscious by assistant fire chief Albert Pagel. He was removed, to the K-W. hospital and died at 8.20 without regaining ensciousness.

      The fire is believed to have been due to a short circut, causing an explosion in the spraying machine room, five minutes before closing time and in a few moments flames were pouring through the windows on the north and east side of the building. An alarm of fire was turned in and in a few minutes the firemen, under Chief George Karges, had water from three lines of hose thrown on the blazing building. The fire had made such headway that it was two hours before it was extinguished.


      Damage About $25,000

      E. O. Weber, president of the company, had left his office at five o'clock and did not learn of the fire until shortly before eight o'clock. The loss to the furniture stock which was nearly ready for shipment for the Christmas trade is placed at $15,000 and the damage to raw material and other goods in the building from water and smoke brings the total lose to $25,000, which is partly covered by insurance.

      Mitchell Overcome by Smoke

      As soon as the fire was discovered all the employees hurried from the burning building. John Mitchell, who had been in ill health, returned to the burning structure to get his coat and was immediately overcome by he smoke and fumes and fell unconscious unknown to his fellow employees. On the arrival of the firemen he was found by assistant fire chief Pagel, who carried him to the open air. He was given first aid and the pulmotor from Kitchener, hurriedly brought from Kitchener, was used but it was impossible to restore the unfortunate man to consciousness. He was removed to the hospital in the ambulance where he passed away at 8.20 o'clock. The ambulance driver, W. J. Mitchell, did not know it was his father he was conveying to the hospital until informed by a bystander.

      Firemen Responded Promptly

      Fire Chief Karges said that the fire truck was delayed for less than 3 minute when a motorist cut in front of the truck at the corner of Allen and King Sts. The firemen, in spite of this, made a quick run to the fire and had three lines of hose playing on the fire several minutes after the alarm was turned in.

      Deceased, who was employed at the factory for the past two years, was a member of the Salvation Army. He is survived by a wife three sons, Wilfrid, Alex and Roy and three daughters, Mrs. George Robinson, Muriel and Isabel. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the late home to the Salvation Army Citadel where service.was conducted by Col ? of Toronto. Interment was made in Woodland cemetery.

      Inquest Held

      Coroner Wellman empannelled a Jury to meet Wednesday afternoon to Inquire into the death of John Mitchell. The remains were viewed at Bechtel's funeral parlors at Kitchener on Saturday morning.

      Waterloo Chronicle, 8 Nov 1928, p. 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133066996.

    2. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      In Memoriam/ John Mitchell/ Born Feb. 24, 1870/ Died Nov. 2, 1928/ Alice Mary Ariss/ His Beloved Wife/ Born Nov. 13. 1878/ Died Nov. 6. 1956/ Their Son Alex./ Born Nov. 14. 1904/ Died Sept. ., 1979/ "Until The Day Break/ And The Shadows Flee Away"/ Mitchell [A] Father

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 26.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub District 29 Page 13.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1906 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1906 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cupute ?, Foundry Co. - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Salvation Army - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Driver, ? - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Salvation Army - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1928 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNationality - - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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