Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William Roger "Roger" Geach

William Roger "Roger" Geach[1]

Male 1876 - 1957  (80 years)

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  • Name William Roger "Roger" Geach 
    Born 15 Aug 1876  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name Roger Geach 
    Occupation 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Engineer Saw Mill 
    Religion 1911  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Congregrationist 
    Occupation 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fireman, Rubber 
    Religion 1921  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Congregrational 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-156664 
    Died 8 Apr 1957  [4
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I156664  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Rev. John Geach,   b. 29 May 1853, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1932, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Louise Edes,   b. 17 Oct 1850, Greater London, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1918, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F56033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alda Elmina Isabella "Elmina" Snyder,   b. 18 Feb 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1927  (Age 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Geach,   b. 18 Dec 1916, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1996, Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Edith M. Geach,   b. 1915,   d. 1915  (Age 0 years)
     3. Maurice Geach,   b. 1918,   d. 1994  (Age 76 years)
     4. Murray William Geach,   b. 7 Feb 1918, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975  (Age 56 years)
     5. Norma Lorraine Geach,   b. 18 Jun 1919, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 2016, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F39200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Geach,WilliamRoger-0001-wifeElminaatBloomingdale.jpg
    Geach,WilliamRoger-0001-wifeElminaatBloomingdale.jpg
    Roger Geach and wife in Bloomingdale, Ontario

    Tweedsmuir History - Bloomingdale Vol 3

  • Notes 
    • Lots #19_ and 20 - Village Plan [Bloomingdale] - situated on south side of River street.

      These lots were originally owned by William Erb. A house was erected on lots 4 and 5 prior to 1888. Solomon, son of Wm. Erb resided here until October 1893 when he and his family removed to Berlin.

      Lots 19 and 20 were sold to Mrs. Nancy (Erb) Emery, sister of Wm. Erb, May 11, 1882 and lots 4 and 5 - July 28, 1893. After 1893 the house was rented to various parties until it was sold to May Henning, Jan. 20, 1904; also lots 19 and 20. Mrs. Henning did not reside in Bloomingdale and again the house was rented until Oct. 26, 1909 when the properties were purchased by Roger Geach.

      Roger Geach was married to Elmina, daughter of Joseph S. and Lucinda (Snider) Snyder Dec 23 1909. He was a fireman at the McAllister sawmill for many years, after the fire in 1923, he was employed at the Dominion Tire factory, Kitchener, and later worked on roads for Waterloo Countv. Mrs. Elmina Geach fell ill and died Jan. 29, 1927. There were five children - Edith born 1915 and died in 1915, Marjorie, Murray and Maurice (twins) and Norma.

      Roger Geach was a versatile man and undertook the task of lookikng after four small children. In the depression, called "the hungry 30's" he was laid off work at the Tire factory. By good management he held the home and family together.

      William Roger Geach was born at Novar, Ontario in 1876, son of Rev. John and Charlotte Louise (Edes) Geach. Prior to his marriage he worked on the railroad and was stationed at St. Thomas. He died at Bloomimgdale April 6th, 1957 in his 82nd years. Mr. and Mrs. Geach are buried in the Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale.

      Tweedsmuir History - Bloomingdale Vol 3.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Marjorie Geach - Dahmer.

    2. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Division 2 (Bloomingdale) Page 2.

    3. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, BloomingdalePage 7.

    4. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      G/ In memory of/ Alda Elmina Snyder/ Wife of/ William R. Geach/ Died Jan. 29, 1927/ Aged 45 years/ William Roger Geach/ Died Apr. 8, 1957/ Aged 80 years/ Geach [Onatario Vital Ststitics, Deaths, Alda born Feb 18, 1882, registration #033097/27]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1876 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Engineer Saw Mill - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Congregrationist - 1911 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fireman, Rubber - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Congregrational - 1921 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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