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

Edward Musselman[1]

Male 1879 - 1908  (28 years)


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  • Name Edward Musselman 
    Born 30 Sep 1879  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1908 
    suicide 
    Eby ID Number 00083-4509 
    Died 9 Feb 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: suicide 
    Buried Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I14026  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Joseph Musselman,   b. 1 Dec 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1923  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Catharine Israel,   b. 29 Oct 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1942, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 28 May 1872  [5
    Family ID F3819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Angeline Snider,   b. 18 Jan 1882, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1965, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Florence May Musselman,   b. 1903, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age 80 years)
     2. Marjorie Selina Musselman,   b. 1 Jan 1905, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1980, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F5982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward Musselman, "born September 30th, 1879."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      An exceedingly sad tragedy was enacted on Sunday forenoon at the home of Edward Musselman, Weber St., east, whereby the husband and father took his lite. To accomplish his purpose, he used a revolver, and shot himself in the right temple while in bed.

      Mrs. Musselman had gone to attend service in the East End Mennonite Church and left her husband at home along with two bright little girls. They were playing about the house, and their father remained in bed in his chamber. His brother Fred, who boards there, was upstairs.

      He was startled by the report of a revolver being discharged and thinking it came from outside, ran downstairs. There he found the children frightened and on looking into his brother's room found him in bed, with the revolver beside his head and blood issuing from his ear.

      Fred rushed over to a neighbor, Mr. L. Schwartz, and Mr. W. E. Gallagher, who lives nearby, was also called in.

      Mr. Schwartz went to the church to bring Mrs. Musselman home and Dr. Lackner, corner was also sent for. He could, however, do nothing, as death was almost instantaneous.

      The revolver had been kept in a drawer n the secretary in the parlor, and the victim of his own rash act got up, put on his trousers and went into the adjoining room to get the weapon. On returning to his room he again disrobed and lay down. The revolver was found beside his head and the arms were at his side.

      The Coroner on investigating the circumstances decided that an inquest was not necessary.

      The deceased was a man about 28 years old, and a son of Mr. Jos. Musselman, of near Floradale.

      He was a furniture worker in the employ of the Krug Company. He was of an eccentric nature, and the Coroner was informed by the wife that her husband had in the past threatened to take his life and hers as well. No direct motive can be assigned for the terrible deed. The widow is prostrated with grief and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to her.

      The deceased was a member of the Canadian Foresters. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at Elmira.

      Elmira Advertiser 12 Feb 1908

  • 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..., 132.

    2. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      Edward Musselman/ born Sept.30,1879/ died Feb.9,1908/ aged 28 yrs.4 mos./ 10 days/ I heard the voice of Jesus say/ "Come unto Me and rest/

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 33.

    4. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42943074/edward-musselman.

    5. [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..., 131.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1879 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: suicide - 9 Feb 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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