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

Barbara Ruth Shuh

Female 1952 - 1959  (7 years)


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  • Name Barbara Ruth Shuh 
    Born 14 Apr 1952  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-223475 
    Died 12 Aug 1959  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: car accident 
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I223475  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Howard Anderson Shuh,   b. 9 Mar 1926,   d. 13 Jun 2008, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Alice K. Gies,   b. 30 Dec 1926, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1954, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 11 May 1949 
    Family ID F233016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Barbara Ruth Shuh, seven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shuh of RR 2, Elmira, died on the way to hospital in London, Ont., Wednesday night, August 12, after she was struck by a car almost in front of her home on Highway 86 a mile east of town. The little girl died of brain injuries in an ambulance between Kitchener and Stratford. Her parents were following the ambulance. Provincial police said Barbara had been running along the highway with a friend, Charlotte McDougal of Smithville. They were returning home about 5 p.m., after visiting a farm about a half mile away.

      Charlotte said they had been running through a cornfield but had decided to go on the road when the stalks hurt their faces. Charlotte said Barbara ran in front of a car driven by John Wallace Scott of Elora. Dr. John E. Thompson was called and advised taking the injured little girl to a specialist in brain surgery at Victoria Hospital, London. Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Bruce and Glenn and one sister, Mary, all at home. The body rested at Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira, until Friday noon. The funeral was conducted at 2: 30 p.m. at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Rev. J. Wesley Siebert officiated assisted by the Rev. J.J. Toews of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Kitchener. Burial was in Elmira cemetery.

      Elmira Signet 13 Aug 1959

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Barbara Ruth Shuh - 13 Aug 1959.

    2. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47793707/barbara-shuh.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: car accident - 12 Aug 1959 - , 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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