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

Edward Bender[1]

Male 1888 - 1953  (64 years)


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  • Name Edward Bender 
    Born 17 Feb 1888  Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Trunk Maker, Trunk Factory 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer, General 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelical 
    Residence 1921  94 Lancaster St. W. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Misfortune 28 Jan 1953  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in car crash 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-174417 
    Died 28 Jan 1953  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 31 Jan 1953  Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I174417  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Jacob Bender,   b. CA 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Habermehl,   b. CA 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F267483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Sophia Bauman,   b. 12 Jul 1886, Wallace Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1915  (Age 29 years) 
    Children 
     1. Earl Bender,   b. 27 Jun 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 2002  (Age 95 years)
     2. Marie Bender,   b. May 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F169237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leah Brubacher,   b. 6 Aug 1896, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Earl Bender,   b. 27 Jun 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 2002  (Age 95 years)
     2. Lorne Edward Bender,   b. 8 Apr 1919, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 2007, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Ruth Kathleen Bender,   b. 2 Nov 1925,   d. 9 Jan 2009  (Age 83 years)
     4. Marie Bender,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F244113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Trunk Maker, Trunk Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, General - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in car crash - 28 Jan 1953 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1953 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Jan 1953 - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • KINGSDALE TRAGEDY - Edward Bender Dies In Crossing Crash

      Edward Bender, 41, of 150 Bridgeport Rd., Waterloo, was instantly killed early last night when the car he was driving was demolished by a Grand River Railway radial at King St. crossing. The crash occurred shortly after 6: 30 p.m. at the point opposite Sixth Ave., Kingsdale, where a crossing over the tracks links the two travel lanes of King St. East. - CAR TOSSED 76 FEET - The westbound trolley sheared almost the entire roof and sides from the light car and tossed the vehicle 76 feet. Bender's body was picked up about 62 feet from the crash. A door, ripped free in the crash lay at the crossing. The auto came to rest in the east railway ditch.

      EDWARD BENDER

      The car broke the brake air-line pipe on the radial, causing the train to travel 550 feet before stopping. Bender died of internal hemorrhages. Traffic Officer Vernon Diekert investigated. -

      DAMAGE. LISTED AT $1,800

      The radial motorman was James Riddell of 14 Chalmer St., North, Galt, police said. Damage to the car was estimated at about $1,600 and to the train, $200. Police said the car was proceeding slowly when it turned right off King St. onto Sixth Ave. Bender reportedly stopped at a Kitchener garage for car repairs shortly before the mishap. He was believed to be proceeding to a friend's home. No inquest will be held. Bender was born in Perth County Feb. 17, 1888. He was employed by the Wunder Construction Co., Ltd., and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Surviving are his wife, the former Leah Brubacher; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Habermehl; two sons, Earl of Waterloo and Lonre [sic] Lorne of Kitchener; two daughters, Mrs. Clayton (Marie) Sobisch of Waterloo and Ruth of Hamilton; three brothers, John of Clifford, Martin of Listowel and William of Gowanstown; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Koch of Gowanstown and Mrs. Albert Chapman of Atwood; nine grandchildren. The body is resting at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, Waterloo, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Memory Gardens on the Breslau highway with Rev. G. F. Barthel of Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Waterloo, officiating.

      K-W Record - 29 Jan 1953, pg3

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lorne Edward Bender.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 22 Pg. 12.

    3. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 27 Page 14.

    4. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Edward Bender - 29 Jan 1953, pg 3.