Waterloo Region Generations
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Douglas Murray Brubacher

Douglas Murray Brubacher

Male 1948 - 1956  (8 years)

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  • Name Douglas Murray Brubacher 
    Born 9 Aug 1948  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident 
    Misfortune 23 Jul 1956  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    killed in auto accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-164109 
    Died 23 Aug 1956  Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery, Bloomingdale, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I164109  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Irvin B. Brubacher,   b. 11 Oct 1922, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1980, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Helen Kathleen Cressman,   b. 16 Mar 1926,   d. 6 Aug 2016, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1946  [3
    Family ID F22044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Aug 1948 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in auto accident - 23 Jul 1956 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1956 - Bridgeport (Kitchener), 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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  • Photos
    Douglas Murray Brubacher
    Douglas Murray Brubacher
    image from Dale White 2013

  • Notes 
    • Meets Instant Death in Fall At Speedway

      A seven-year-old Bridgeport farm boy, Douglas Brubacher of Woolwich street, was instantly killed last night when he fell under the wheel of a tractor on the Bridgeport Speedway.
      He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Brubacher. Crown Attorney Daufman said no inquest will be ordered into the accident.

      RIDING ON FENDER

      Police Chief Cecil Phillips said the mishap occurred while Douglas was riding on the right fender of a tractor driven by Benny Ten[…?], 20, farm hand on the Brubacher farm.
      A neighbor, Gerald Berlet, 17, was riding on the left fender. "They were on their way to get a load of hay from a field at the rear of the speedway," the chief said. The gate to the track was open and they were taking a short-cut along the raceway. "Suddenly Douglas fell off the fender into the path of the large rear wheel. He died instantly," the chief said. Dr. C.C. Belyea, coroner, was called and pronounced the boy dead. An autopsy was conducted today.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 24 Jul 1956 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Meets Instant Death in Fall - 24 Jul 1956 pg 3.

    2. [S226] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery CC#4581 Internet Link.
      Douglas Murray/ son of/ Irvin & Helen/ Brubacher/ 1948-1956 "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Matt. 19: 14

    3. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 2, 1980 - Obituary of Irvin B. Brubacher.