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

George Albert Tilt

Male 1857 - 1927  (69 years)


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  • Name George Albert Tilt 
    Born 19 Sep 1857  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christadelphian 
    Public Service 1883  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Clerk - Waterloo Township 
    Name G. A. Tilt 
    Occupation Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hotel Keeper 
    Queen's Hotel in Galt
    Queen's Hotel in Galt
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Village Clerk 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Christadelphian 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer, Cattle Dealer 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-139342 
    Died 16 Apr 1927  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Cause: Hypostatic Pneumonia (3 days) 
    Buried 19 Apr 1927  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I139342  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Tilt,   b. 26 Jun 1805, Capel, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1883, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Caroline Cosens,   b. 19 Jan 1817, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1907, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Family ID F13588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father William Tilt,   b. 1816, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother ?,   b. CA 1817,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Family ID F257726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pauline "Lena" Walder,   b. 5 Nov 1863, Strasburg, (Kitchener) Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1885  [4
    Children 
     1. Louise Caroline Tilt,   b. 11 Nov 1886, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 75 years)
     2. William W. Tilt,   b. 22 Feb 1888, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lloyd Clayton Tilt,   b. 24 Apr 1890, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1932, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Ruth Lillian Tilt,   b. 5 Aug 1898, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1966, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F23947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pauline Walder,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Louisa Tilt,   b. 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Tilt,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lloyd Tilt,   b. 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F257724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Former Clerk and Treasurer of Waterloo Township Passes Away in Preston on Sunday.

      Death removed at noon Saturday one of Waterloo County's best known citizens in the person of the late Geo. A. Tilt, former Clerk of Waterloo Township. Deceased was widely known throughout the province both through his business and fraternal connections. He was for many years an employee of the Massey-Harris Company and was actively engaged in the cattlebusiness. In addition, Mr. Tilt was prominent in the I.O.O.F. and A.F. & A.M. Lodges. The late Mr. Tilt, who was in his 70th year, had been in failing health forthe past two years and his death, although it came as a shock to his wide circle of friends, was not entirely unexpected.

      Engaged in Cattle Business

      Mr. Tilt was born at Blair, December 19, 1857. He was, for a period of 35 years employed by the A. O. Wismer Co., of Brantford, now the Massey-Harris Company. During a part of this period he was also in the cattle business associated with Menno Hallman of Roseville and the late John Brown of Galt. After he severed his connection with the Massey-Harris Company, about 1908, Mr. Tilt conducted a cattle business on a more extensive scale, until a few years ago when he retired. Held Clerkship 35 Years

      Mr. Tilt and his father combined to make what is, in allprobability, a record in that, between them, they held the clerkship of the Waterloo Township Council for a period of 65 years, the late G. A. Tilt having been clerkof the Township for 35 years. Prominent in Municipal Affairs in 1918. Mr. Tilt removed his residence to Preston, living in the large stone house now the Memorial Home. Several years ago he moved to his late residence, Dover and William Streets. Since coining to Preston. Mr. Tilt has been prominent in municipal affairs. He was, for a number of years, police magistrate and was also a member of the Park Commission and the Mother Allowance Board at the time of his death. For a number of years he was chairman of the Park Board. Mr. Tilt was a strong Liberal. There survive to mourn his death his widow, two sons, William of Blair and Lloyd of Galt and two daughters, Mrs. Allen Maxwell of Goderich and Miss Ruth at home. There are also three sisters, Mrs. L. Cornell, Preston, Mrs. John Little of Guelph and Mrs. John Ohlman of Chicago. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at Preston where Rev. Mr. Knauff, pastor of the Lutheran church, of which deceased was a member, conducted a simple and impressive service. Interment was made in the Preston cemetery. A large number of friends from various parts of the county, including members of the different township councils and county council, were present to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. The pall-bearers wereex-Mayor Otto Homuth, ex-Mayor Henry Schultz, Peter Bernhardt, John Werlich, Jacob Mickler and JohnSohrt.

      Waterloo Chronicle 21 Apr 1927 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-2 Page 14.

    2. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 16.

    3. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 12.

    4. [S2224] Berliner Journal Marriages 1885, 5 Nov 1885.
      21 Oct 1885 George Tilt of Blair and Miss Walder of Preston, were married by Rev. J.K. Smith of Galt.

    5. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Back] T/ In Memory Of/ George A. Tilt/ 1857 - 1927/ Pauline Walder/ His Wife/ 1859 - 1940/ Tilt./ [Footstones] Mother/ Father/ [Front] T/ In Memory Of/ Lloyd C. Tilt/ 1890 - 1932/ Daughter/ Ruth L. Tilt/ Died Nov. 26, 1966/ Tilt/ [Footstone] Ruth. / [Burial Card] Duncan Mckercher Buried July 12, 1954.

    6. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 43.

    7. [S1449] Book - Grassroots Government Biographies of Waterloo Township Councillors.

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:George A Tilt Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1857 Birth Place:Blair, Ontario Age at Death:70 Death Date:16 Apr 1927 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1857 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christadelphian - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Clerk - Waterloo Township - 1883 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Village Clerk - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christadelphian - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Cattle Dealer - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Hypostatic Pneumonia (3 days) - 16 Apr 1927 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Apr 1927 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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