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

Mayor Aaron W. Hilborn[1, 2, 3]

Male 1860 - 1943  (82 years)


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  • Name Aaron W. Hilborn 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 23 Aug 1860  Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    W. Methodist 
    Residence 1887  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Teacher 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Laborer 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    School Teacher, Central School 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Elected Office 1929  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mayor of Galt 
    Interesting insurance, education, politics 
    Eby ID Number 00053-3730 
    Died 20 Jan 1943  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Cause: Chronic Arteriosclerosis - Chronic Myocarditis - Acute Dilation of Heart 
    Buried 23 Jan 1943  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I20346  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Hilborn,   b. 14 Dec 1833, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1910, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Caroline Witmer,   b. 16 Apr 1837, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1919  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1855  [9
    Family ID F1171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret "Maggie" Unger,   b. 24 Aug 1867, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1949, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1887  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11, 13
    Children 
     1. Dr. Gordon Verne Hilborn,   b. 8 Jan 1888, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1975, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Aaron W. Hilborn, "was born August 23rd, 1860. He follows teaching as his profession and is at present principal of the Bloomingdale public school where he resides. He is married to Maggie Unger and has a family of one child named"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Aaron W. Hilborn taught school for three years in St. Jacobs before attending Normal School in Toronto. He then taught for about 18 years in Blair, 3 in Dickson Public School and 4 at Suddaby School in Kitchener, where he was assistant principal. He left teaching in 1914 to become the secretary-treasurer of the North Dumfries and South Waterloo Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1934. He served as mayor of Galt 1929&1930 and did not retire from public life until he was 80, last serving as Chairman of the Galt Board of Education.


      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      A. W. Hilborn - One of this district's best known citizens, A. W. Hilborn, 82, passed away at his residence in Galt yesterday.Born near Preston, Mr. Hilborn was educated at the Kitchener High and Toronto Normal Schools. For several years he taught in Blair and at county institutions. Thirty years ago he became associated with the North Dumfries and South Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company and for two decades served as manager. He retired nine years ago.

      Mr. Hilborn took an active part in municipal life and only gave up his last office in 1941. Mayor of Galt during 1929 and 1930, he previously had served as alderman for seven years. A former chairman of the Board of Education it was from this body, as a trustee, he resigned two years ago.
      He was an elder of Wesley United Church. Mr Hilborn belonged to Alma Masonic Lodge A. F. and A.M.

      Surviving are his wife, one son, Dr. G.V. Hilborn of Preston and Kitchener; three grandsons, Capt.. Robert H. Hilborn, staff captain of the 9th Canadian Highland Brigade, overseas, Lieut. David G. , Western University, London, and Leading Aircraftman Hugh I., R.C.A.F., Goderich; and four brothers, David W., Selkirk, Jesse W. Paris, Edwin W., Hamilton, and Jacob, in Saskatchewan.

      The funeral will be held from T. Little and Sons Funeral Home, Galt, on Saturday at 2:30p.m. Interment will be Mount View Cemetery.

      The Daily Record, 21 Jan 1943

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 789.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 679.

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 550.

    4. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-2 Page 13.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 14.

    6. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 3.

    7. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 27 Pg. 14.

    8. [S2560] aaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 1 Page 62.

    9. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 11 Page 74.

    10. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      [B] Aaron W. HILBORN/ Aug. 22, 1860 - Jan. 20, 1943

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Apr 1887.
      07 Apr 1887 Aaron Hilborn and Maggie Unger, both of Blair, were married by Rev. J.B. Bowman, Berlin.

    12. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 037218 (1943).
      Name:Aaron W. Hilborn Gender:Male Age:82 Birth Date:22 Aug 1860 Birth Place:Ontario Death Date:20 Jan 1943 Death Place:Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Jacob Hilborn Mother:Caroline Hilborn Spouse:Margaret Unger

    13. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 012462 (1887).
      Name:Aaron W Hilborn Age:26 Birth Year:abt 1861 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:7 Apr 1887 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Jacob Hilborn Mother:Caroline Hilborn Spouse:Maggie Monger

      Name:Maggie Monger Age:19 Birth Year:abt 1868 Birth Place:North Dumfries Marriage Date:7 Apr 1887 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Novers Monger Mother:Magdalene Chestand Spouse:Aaron W Hilborn

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Aug 1860 - Speedsville (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1887 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Apr 1887 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher, Central School - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - mayor of Galt - 1929 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Chronic Arteriosclerosis - Chronic Myocarditis - Acute Dilation of Heart - 20 Jan 1943 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Jan 1943 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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