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

William Aikens

Male 1914 - 1941  (27 years)


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  • Name William Aikens 
    Born 1914  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 18 Oct 1941 
    killed in automobile accident 
    Died 18 Oct 1941 
    Residence 1952  Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-166961 
    Person ID I166961  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Thomas Henry Aikens,   b. 29 Aug 1860, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1925  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Adelaide "Addie" Paddock,   b. 27 Mar 1868, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1952, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1888  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel McIntosh,   b. Abt 1917 
    Married Nov 1940 
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F50940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1914 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1952 - Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • AIKENS, WILLIAM EARL

      A former resident of this district, now of Strabane, suddenly, at the intersection of Ottawa St. and Beach Road in Hamilton, as the result of a motor accident, at 12: 45 a. m. on Saturday morning, [October 18, 1941], in his 27th year. Husband of Rachel McIntosh. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Aikens of the 3rd concession of Puslinch Township. For seven years, he was employed by Alex Smith of Puslinch Township. Later he worked at Dominion Woollens and Worsted in Galt and recently at Dominion Byproducts Co. Rev. T. G. Marshall of Hespeler officiated at the funeral, assisted by Rev. J. C. Grier, minister of Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph, who gave the address, from his parent's home, held on Tues. , Oct. 21s* at 2. Beautiful floral tributes were banked around the casket and many friends and relatives assembled. Cecil Lyness of the Guelph church sang a solo hymn. Flowerbearers were: Alex Smith, Frank Elliott, Lloyd Rife, Ken Crow, B. Smith, Gordon Mickus, George Cunnington, Jack Cunnington, Bert Yates, Donald Yates, Gordon Yates and Louis Evans. Pallbearers: William Macintosh and John Macintosh of Puslinch Township; Johnny Auliffe of R. R. #6, Guelph; Ted Scott of Spring Bay, Manitoulin Island; Alex Rife of Preston and Donald Smith of R. R. #2, Hespeler. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. John Littleton of Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Gowing, Harold and Robert; Daniel Henry of Deckerville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yates, Bertram, Gordon and Donald of Toronto; Mrs. Will Scott, Edward and Beatrice of Manitoulin Island; Mr. Howard, William and James; John Ling and Miss Gladys Menary of Hamilton. Mr. Aikens met death when two cars collided head on. He was returning to his home at R. R. #4, Dundas from work at the Hamilton Byproducts Co. plant. He suffered a fractured skull, lacerations to the left leg, a broken leg and severe bruises. He died before medical aid could be secured. Orville Moyer of Hamilton, aged 22, a passenger in Mr. Aikens car was seriously injured, while the driver of the other car escaped uninjured. Born in Puslinch Township, Mr. Aikens had lived most of his life in that district, where he was widely known and well liked. He was married in Morriston last November. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph. Interment Hespeler Cemetery. Surviving, besides his wife, are his parents and two brothers, Wilson of Sudbury and Robert, who is training with the R. C. A. F at Malton, Ontario.