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

Eugene Hearth

Male 1908 - 1996  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Eugene Hearth 
    Born Sep 1908  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Congregational 
    Religion 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-158425 
    Died 1996 
    Person ID I158425  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Simon Peter Hearth,   b. Apr 1882, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Barbara Kunkle,   b. Jul 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F39651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1908 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Congregational - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Another building of note in the picture is the two-storey, ivy-covered structure at 99 King St. S., between Snyder's and the Texaco station.

      In 1960 the storefront here was home to Hearth Radio. Owner Eugene Hearth sold radios, televisions and other electrical appliances here for only about a year, but he was in business elsewhere in downtown Waterloo for more than four decades, starting in 1936.

      In 1982, four years before his death, Hearth was interviewed by The Record and described how in 1949 he had purchased the first TV in Waterloo \emdash it had a seven-inch screen \emdash and used a friend's antenna to pick up images from a Buffalo television station.

      "There were about a dozen people there," Hearth said. "We all wondered what we would see. We hooked it up and got a picture. It wasn't 100 per cent, but it showed what television could do."


      GuelphMercury.com 2011

  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 15.

    2. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 22.