Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Dr. Mayor Walter Wells, L.D.S.

Dr. Mayor Walter Wells, L.D.S.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1833 - 1912  (78 years)

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  • Name Walter Wells 
    Prefix Dr. Mayor 
    Suffix L.D.S. 
    Born 18 Sep 1833  , York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    blacksmith 
    Religion 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1856  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    carriage maker 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Blacksmith 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    New Jerusalem 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Dentist 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office 1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Occupation 1881  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    dentist 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Dentist 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    New Jerusalem 
    Elected Office 1887  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor - Waterloo 
    Occupation 1887  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Licenced Dental Surgeon 
    Residence 1887  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1887  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Dentist 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office 1893  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor - Waterloo 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dentist 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Dentist, Office 
    Religion 1911  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1822.2 
    Died 10 Mar 1912  [10
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I17217  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Wells,   b. Abt 1802, Of, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Davis,   b. Abt 1802, Of, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F33428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabella Tyson,   b. 24 Jul 1838, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1881, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1856  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Clara Ida Wells,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edith Louisa Wells,   b. 21 Sep 1860, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1897, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     3. Dr. Clayton William Wells,   b. 14 Jul 1862, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1934, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Nancy Lorina Wells,   b. 16 Nov 1864, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Wilhelmina Caroline Wells,   b. CALC 15 Oct 1867, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1879  (Age ~ 11 years)
     6. Lambert Emanuel Wells,   b. 5 Jul 1871, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1872, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. John Alfred Wells,   b. 15 Sep 1873, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Walter Bell Wells,   b. 22 Jun 1881, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rosina Roos,   b. 24 Mar 1858, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Sep 1887  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12, 15
    Children 
     1. John Wells,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Walter Wells,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gertrude Rosina Wells,   b. 25 Jun 1888, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1953, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Simon Wells,   b. 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lyman S. Wells,   b. 12 Dec 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F11492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1833 - , York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - blacksmith - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carriage maker - 1856 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Oct 1856 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Jerusalem - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dentist - 1881 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - New Jerusalem - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor - Waterloo - 1887 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Licenced Dental Surgeon - 1887 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1887 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1887 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1887 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor - Waterloo - 1893 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dentist, Office - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Mayor Walter Wells
    Mayor Walter Wells

  • Notes 
    • Walter Wells, 1833 - 1912

      Born in 1833 in King Township, north of Toronto, Walter Wells spent his early years on the family farm. At age 19 he moved to Galt (Cambridge) where he learned the iron and steel working trade. He left for Canandgua, New York for several years to work in the metal assembly trade. Upon return to Berlin (Kitchener) he established a carriage and wagon making shop on Caroline Street in Waterloo in partnership with Isaac Weaver. In 1866, with the management of his business entrusted to his employees, Wells attended the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. Graduating in 1868, he set up a dental practice above Simon Snyder's drug store on King Street. Wells spent 44 years working in the dental profession before retiring in 1910. Wells interests included the Masonic Order and the Ancient Order of Workmen. He was also instrumental in the establishment of Westside Park (now Waterloo Park) in 1890 and sat on the first Board of Park Management. In 1876, Wells was elected to the first town council. He continued as an alderman until 1878 and was later re-elected from 1887-1889. Unlike his predecessors, Wells was elected mayor in 1893 without first having served on council as a deputy reeve or reeve. During that year land for the construction of a joint Berlin-Waterloo Hospital was donated by Joseph E. Seagram. Authority to electrify the street railway was also granted in 1893 and council that year also introduced annual fees for stalls in the Waterloo market.

      From City of Waterloo website 2005
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 430.

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 27 Jan 1881.
      25 Jan 1881 Isabella, wife of Walter Wells, died in childbirth in Waterloo at the age of 42 years, 6 months and 1 day.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 22 Aug 1872.
      Lambert Emanuel Wells died 18 Aug 1872 in Waterloo, son of W. , 1yr, 1mth, 13 days.

    4. [S276] Census - ON, Waterloo - 1881, Waterloo, Waterloo North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district D Division 2 Page Number 48 Household Number 212.

    5. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 18.

    6. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-6 Page 2.

    7. [S2] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian).
      Name: Walter Wells, L.L.D. Age: 52 res: Waterloo Place of Birth: County York, Canada Names of Parents: John Wells & Mary Davis Name: Rosina Roos Age: 28 res: Waterloo Place of Birth: Preston, Ont. Names of Parents: Jacob Roos & Elisabeth Henzel Name: Mrs. Maria Tuerk res: Berlin Name: Mrs. Alw. Harttung res: Berlin Date of Marriage: Sept. 7, 1887

    8. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 48.

    9. [S366] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1911, Div. 44 Pg. 16.

    10. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      North: Clayton Wells/ born July 14, 1862/ died May 17, 1934/ his wife/ Eleanor Almedia/ Hughes/ 1861-1947
      East: Rosina Roos/ wife of/ Walter Wells/ born Mar. 24, 1861/ died Feb. 17, 1936
      South: Wells/ Walter Wells/ born Sept. 18, 1833/ died March 10, 1912/ his wife/ Isabella/ born 1838 - died 1881
      West: Their daughter/ Wilhelmina/ born 1867 - died 1879/ their son/ Lambert Emanuel/ born 1871 - died 1872

    11. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 1 Page 1.

    12. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 13.

    13. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 2 Page 30.

    14. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Walter Wells, carriage maker of Preston, married 28 Oct 1856 in Berlin by license to Isabella Tyson of Berlin.

    15. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Sep 1887.
      05 Sep 1887 Rosina Roos and W. Wells, L.D.S. (licenced dental surgeon) both of Waterloo, were married by Pastor F.W. Tuerk, Berlin.