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

Elsie Jane Master

Female 1872 - 1948  (75 years)


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  • Name Elsie Jane Master 
    Born 17 Oct 1872  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Religion 1891  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Nurse 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Residence 1921  13 Chapel St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Eby ID Number 00077-4654 
    Died 1948  [2
    Buried Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15087  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Isaac Master, MPP,   b. 19 Mar 1835, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Lydia Ann Fried,   b. 22 Oct 1836, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1921  (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elsie Master, "was born October 17th, 1872. She is unmarried and has her home with her parents."


      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a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character.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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      "No other incident connected with the war occasioned so much bitterness locally as the change of the city's name. When suggestions for a new name were solicited "Kitchener" was offered by Elsie Master, a member of the church, and chosen by popular vote".

      THE CENTENARY OF TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, KITCHENER, FORMERLY BERLIN Condensed from "So Great a Heritage," by B. Mabel Dunham, B.A., Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1941

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      My Dear Editor:

      I am enclosing postal order for subscription to Canadian Nurse. Through pressure of work. I have delayed doing so; consequently, am asking for the October number, as my renewal was not in time to receive it. Our Canadian Nurse is doing excellent work. I am hoping they will start a vigorous campaign for the opening up of post-graduate courses in our Canadian city hospitals, and thus save thousands of nurses to Canada. I think if the C.N.A. made that an objective it could be accomplished, and would be of incalculable benefit to the Canadian nursing profession.

      Very truly yours,
      Elsie Master.3a

      3aCanadian Nurse and Hospital Review December 1919

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      The annual meeting of the Kitchener and Waterloo Nurses' Association was held November 1st, with a very good attendance. The principal business was the election of officers, as follows : President, Mrs. N. Heller; first vice-president, Miss Elenora Kiefer; second vice- president. Miss Idessa Huber ; treasurer. Miss Ada Wesoloh ; secretary. Miss Elsie Master ; Canadian Nurse magazine representative. Miss Florence Wood. After the business, refreshments were served. A very interesting series of lectures are planned for the winter sessions of the association.4a

      4aCanadian Nurse and Hospital Review Jan 91231 Vol XVII No.

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      Nurse Elsie Master wrote a letter published June 7 1916 in the Berlin News Record.

      "In taking the name of Kitchener, great honour would be done to our city in memory of the splendid man whom all the world delights to honour," she wrote.

      "The name of Kitchener would be a heritage to the citizens of Berlin in the generations to come, and will always be typical of splendid patriotism, tremendous energy, great attainments, and a sense of unswerving honour and rectitude.

      "The name would be one no citizen need blush for, and one our country and Empire would recognize as standing out in bold contrast to all that is implied in our present name of Berlin."

  • 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..., 75.

    2. [S138] Cemetery - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - Blenheim Mennonite Internet Link Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Elsie Jane Master/ 1872-1948/ Miranda: Master/ 1875-1960/ daughters of/ Issac & Lydia Master/

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 3 Page 14.

    4. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 9.

    5. [S939] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1891, Div. 1 Page 34.

    6. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 13.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1872 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nurse - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery, Blenheim Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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