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

John Walton

Male 1874 - 1936  (61 years)


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  • Name John Walton 
    Born 8 Sep 1874  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/252225951 
    Immigration 1906  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer, Farm 
    Residence 1911  Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-202589 
    Died 28 Aug 1936  Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Pinehill Cemetery, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I202589  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Family Annie Rebecca Wilkinson,   b. Feb 1879, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 15 Sep 1900  Sharlston, St Luke, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Beatrice Mary Walton,   b. 23 Jun 1901, Ilkley, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1985, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Dr. James William Walton,   b. 30 May 1903, Wakefield, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1991, Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Edith Walton,   b. 1 Mar 1905,   d. 14 May 1906  (Age 1 years)
     4. Violet Lillian Walton,   b. 1907, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1953, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Annie Frederika Walton,   b. 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1981, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Alice May Walton,   b. Nov 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1911, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Gladys Walton,   b. 1 Oct 1912,   d. 30 May 1933, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     8. Ruth Gwendolyn Walton,   b. 28 Oct 1917, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 2008, Cambridge, , Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Jannie Elizabeth "Jane" Walton,   b. 24 Nov 1919, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     10. Fred Walton,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F188562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Strasburg Man Suicides in Pond

      Clear Case of Suicide, Says Coroner in John Walton Death.

      IN ILL HEALTH


      Strasburg. The body of 61-year- old John Walton, a farmer near here, was found in a trout pond on the property next to his own late Friday night. He was standing upright in ten feet of water with his hat pulled down over his eyes.

      County Constable Morley Battler. who was searching for the man in an effort to get him to come to Kitchener to take epileptic treatments, found the body. Walton had been mentally ill for some time.

      Coroner Dr. Wellman, of Waterloo has decided that an inquest will not be necessary. Suicide was given as s the cause.

      Waterloo Chronicle, 3 Sep 1936, p. 1

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      Found Drowned in Pond

      Standing upright in nine feet of water with a straw hat jammed well down on his head, the body of John Walton, aged 62 years, of Strasburg, was found by police in a trout pond near his home Friday night. The discovery was made by County Constable Morley Battler when he went in search of Walton. The officer intended to bring the man to a hospital here for treatment. Walton was an epileptic and had been despondent since his barn burned four months ago.

      The deceased was a native of Yorkshire, England, and came to Canada 30 years ago. Previous to moving to Strasburg he resided for a number of years in Haysville and was well known in the district.

      Surviving are his wife, two sons, Dr. James Walton, of Middleton, N.Y., and Fred Walton, at home, and six daughters, Mrs. Colin Perry at home, Janie, of Preston, Mrs. Alfred Ueberschlag and Misses Annie, Mabel and Ruth Walton, of Kitchener.

      The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from the Ratz-Bechtel funeral home in Kitchener. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

      New Hamburg Independent 4 Sep 1936

  • Sources 
    1. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Wilmot Twp. 1911 Div. 8 Page 10.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      NameJohn Walton
      GenderMale
      Age61
      Birth Dateabt 1875
      Birth PlaceEngland
      Death Date28 Aug 1936
      Death Place near Strasburg, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      FatherRobert Walton
      MotherAnna Newby
      Cause: suicide due to confused state brought on by epiliptic fits.
      Wife: Annie Wilkinson Rr2, Kitchener,
      Buried Pine Hill Cemtery, Waterloo Twp

    3. [S3194] West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935.
      NameJohn Walton
      Marriage Age25
      Event TypeMarriage
      Birth Yearabt 1875
      Marriage Date15 Sep 1900
      Marriage PlaceSharlston, St Luke, Yorkshire, England
      Parish as it AppearsSharlston, St Luke
      FatherRobert Walton
      Spouse Annie Rebecca Wilkinson
      Father: James Wilkinson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1874 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1906 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Farm - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1936 - Near Strasburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pinehill Cemetery, Pinehill, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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