Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Lida Belle Pearson

Lida Belle Pearson

Female 1895 - 1987  (91 years)

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  • Name Lida Belle Pearson 
    Born 7 Jun 1895  Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Name Lida Belle Sturdy 
    Occupation lawyer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-151115 
    Died 18 Feb 1987  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I151115  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Gerald Frank Sturdy,   b. 4 Apr 1896, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1987, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1927  Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Peter Robert Sturdy,   b. 1928, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 2012, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F43856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1895 - Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1927 - Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Feb 1987 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lida Bell Pearson
    Lida Bell Pearson
    Cambridge Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • STURDY (nee Pearson), Lida Bell, QC

      On February 18, 1987, beloved wife of Gerald F. Sturdy; mother of Peter and Marnie: sister of Ruth Ames and also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, born in King township, in 1895. Daughter of the late P. W. Pearson, a former Mayor of Newmarket, Reeve and Warden of York county and MPP for York North. Mrs. Sturdy graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1918 with a BA degree, having actively participated in university activities, including, debating clubs, university women's hockey and the basketball teams and was elected Head Girl prior to her graduation. Mrs. Sturdy entered Osgoode Hall in 1918, receiving her call to the Bar in 1921 and immediately established a practice under her maiden name, in the former town of Preston. Mrs. Sturdy was active in municipal life, having served on the executive of the University Women's Club, was the first woman elected to the Preston Public School Board and the first woman to serve on the Session at St. Paul's United Church, Cambridge (P) and to represent that church at presbytery. Mrs. Sturdy was appointed a QC in 1982 and was, upon her retirement in 1967, the senior member of a law firm which included her son. There will be no visitation.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 18 Feb 1987 pg F7

  • Sources 
    1. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 037641 (1895).
      Name:Lida Bell Pearson Date of Birth:7 Jan 1895 Gender:Female Birth Place:York, Ontario, Canada Father's name:P W Pearson Mother's name:Lida Davis

    2. [S356] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Parklawn CC#4504 Internet Link .
      Sturdy/ Gerald F./ 1896 - 1987/ (Masonic Insignia)/ Lida B./ 1895 - 1987/ Q.C.

    3. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 025374 (1927).
      Name:Gerald Frank Sturdy Age:31 Birth Year:abt 1896 Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Marriage Date:14 Sep 1927 Marriage Place:York, Ontario, Canada Father:Frank Katr Ann Mother:Rorger Wm Spouse:Hiao Bell Pearson