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

William Henry "Bill" Fewkes

Male 1893 - 1953  (60 years)


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  • Name William Henry "Bill" Fewkes 
    Born 16 Aug 1893  , Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 - 34th battalion  [2
    Immigration 1907  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Shoe Maker, Shop 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Church of England 
    Residence 1953  Jacob St., New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-176358 
    Died 7 Dec 1953  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I176358  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father John Daws Fewkes,   b. Abt 1871,   d. Bef 1911  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Mother Matilda Jane Williams,   b. Mar 1871, , Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F175496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Ham,   b. CA 1900,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1949  [2
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F9309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Geraldine Irene Ische,   b. Feb 1892, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daws Fewkes
     2. Gerald Fewkes
     3. Reuben Fewkes
     4. Catherine Fewkes
     5. Margaret Fewkes
     6. Geraldine Fewkes
     7. Almedia Claudina Fewkes,   b. 3 Mar 1920,   d. 13 Sep 1920, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F48454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William H. Fewkes

      NEW HAMBURG, A New Hamburg resident for 30 years, William Henry (Bill) Fewkes, 60, died at his Jacob St. Home, yesterday, following a lengthy illness.He was born Aug. 16, 1893, in Leicestershire, Englandand came to Canada with his parents, 50 years ago. They settled in Hespeler and came to New Hamburg, 30 years ago. He was a veteran of the first World War, serving with the 34th battalion. Mr. Fewkes took an active interest in hockey and was secretary of local hockey clubs, for several years. He was also a member of the Frontiersmen and a member of St. George's Anglican Church. He was twice married. His first wife,Geraldine lsche, died in 1946. He married the former Alice Ham in 1949. She survives. Also surviving are his mother. Mrs. Matilda Shantz, Kitchener; three sons,three daughters and one step-son. Daws, Kitchener; Gerald, England; Reuben, Elmira; Victor Ham, Stratford; Mrs. Murray (Catherine) Linder, Kitchener; Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) Wolfe, Waterloo; Mrs. Wayne (Geraldine) Bender, Tavistock and eight grandchildren.The funeral will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at the Futher-Omand Funeral Home, with Rev. W. A. Jones, rector of St. George's Anglican Church, in charge. Burial will be in Sebringville Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1953 pg 7

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 18.

    2. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of William Fewkes - 8 Dec 1953 pg 5.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1893 - , Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1907 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker, Shop - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1953 - Jacob St., New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1953 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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