Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William S. Bolender

William S. Bolender

Male 1880 - 1955  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name William S. Bolender 
    Born Aug 1880  Wallace Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Shoemaker, Shoe Store 
    Elmira-BolendersShoeStore-001-Shoehorn.JPG
    Elmira-BolendersShoeStore-001-Shoehorn.JPG
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-194658 
    Died 4 Jan 1955  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I194658  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    Father John Bolender,   b. 25 Nov 1850, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1909, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Stricker,   b. 27 Nov 1851, Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1930, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1874  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F186639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Minerva Wittich,   b. 13 Jan 1888, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1980, St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Woodrow Lyle Bolender,   b. 7 Jan 1918, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age 64 years)
     2. Kathleen Anne Bolender,   b. 13 Sep 1922, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 2012, Burlington, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F41775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William S. Boldender
    William S. Boldender

  • Notes 
    • Popular Elmira Man William Bolender Dies At Age Of 74 Years

      One of Elmira's oldest businessmen, William Bolender, 74, died in the Guelph General Hospital Tuesday following a brief illness. Mr. Bolender had been active in his work until he suffered an attack just before Christmas.

      Born in Wallace 1880, Mr. Bolender began his apprenticeship in Elmira in 1901. He first worked for Martin Shoemaker who operated his cobbler business in the building presently occupied by the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor.

      In 1911 Mr. Bolender purchased the shoe repairing business from Mr. Shoemaker when the store was located in the old Dunke block at the southeast corner of Arthur and Church streets. The store was later moved to its present location on Arthur street and in 1945 Mr. Bolender's son, Woodrow, purchased the shoe sales business.

      In 1911, Mr. Bolender married the former Minerva Wittich who survives. The members of the family are a son Woodrow, Elmira and Mrs. Howard Brox (Kathleen) of Sebringville. Mr. Bolender was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren. Church.

      Funeral service will be held Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at Dreisinger's Funeral Parlor and Rev. J. Wesley Siebert will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmira Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 48 Pg. 11.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99056512/william-s-bolender.

    3. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 9678-74.
      John Bolender, 24, occ. Farmer, b. Woolwich, res. Same, son of Conrad and Louisa, Married Rebecca Stricker, 22, b. Ontario, res. Woolwich, daughter of Gotfried and Barbara, Witn: Simon Ratz and David Auman, both of Woolwich, 3 Nov 1874 at Woolwich

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker, Shoe Store - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 1955 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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