Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
George Odlum "Pop" Philip

George Odlum "Pop" Philip

Male 1863 - 1943  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name George Odlum "Pop" Philip 
    Born Jan 1863  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Business Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Star Theatre 
    Residence 1897  9 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,Philip,GeorgeO.-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,Philip,GeorgeO.-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Residence of George O. Philip - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manager, Opera House 
    Philip,George-1912-TheatreAnnouncement.jpg
    Philip,George-1912-TheatreAnnouncement.jpg
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Anglican 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Theatrical, Amusment 
    Residence 1921  9 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 6 May 1943 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    hotel operator, theatre owner, polician 
    Interesting show, business, life story 
    Name George O. Philip 
    Name Pop Philip 
    Residence 9 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-179857 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I179857  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Family Minnie Whitcomb,   b. Aug 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Leola Ethelle Philip,   b. 13 Dec 1884, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Walter Depere "Tim" Philip,   b. 29 May 1886, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1918, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Margaret Fraser Philip,   b. May 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Vera Philip,   b. Dec 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Maggie Philip,   b. 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F176304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George O. Philip
    George O. Philip
    from Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
    George O. Philip
    George O. Philip
    From Berlin Today 1806-1906 official souvenir located at the Kitchener Public Library

  • Notes 
    • "Pop" Philip, who headed every parade in the city, was probably the most colorful citizen in Kitchener's history. Born in Goderich, he later moved to this city. After rolling cigars and making buggy springs he became intensely interested in the theatre and while acting professionally married Minnie Estrelle, an American stage actress, before the footlights preceding a theatre performance. He brought many stage shows to Berlin and also developed amateur theatricals.

      He was a close friend of the late J. Ambrose Small, Toronto millionaire theatre producer, who vanished mysteriously. Philip operated a cigar store, and then leased and operated the Walper Hotel for three years. He bought the Clarendon Hotel across the street and became owner of several movie theatres in Ontario, but never lost his interest in things theatrical. Philip served as alderman for several years and supported the creation of Victoria Park.

      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame 2011

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 28 Pg. 2.

    2. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 26 Page 3.

    3. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1863 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Star Theatre - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1897 - 9 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Opera House - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Church of England - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Theatrical, Amusment - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - 9 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - hotel operator, theatre owner, polician - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 9 Ahrens St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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