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

Elton Lewis Holm

Male 1885 - 1957  (71 years)


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  • Name Elton Lewis Holm 
    Born 12 Dec 1885  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Business Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Holm's Dairy 
    Preston-HolmsDairy-0002.jpg
    Preston-HolmsDairy-0002.jpg
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    ? Picker 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer, Woolen Mill 
    Residence 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Residence 1928  150 Hewat St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-225330 
    Died 26 Feb 1957  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I225330  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father Cyrus Holm,   b. 1 Dec 1862, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1906, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Matilda Cober,   b. 9 Nov 1860, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1928, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1883  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ellen Lucy "Lucy" Stark,   b. 22 Aug 1890, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1947, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1910  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Myrtle Ella Holm,   b. 19 Jun 1912, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1985  (Age 72 years)
     2. Beatrice Luella Holm,   b. 9 Mar 1914, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1966, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Irelene L. Holm,   b. 22 Oct 1916, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1988  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F222077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clara Rosetta Tuffin,   b. 22 Nov 1885, Pointe Ste. Claire, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1977, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F250833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HOLM, ELTON LEWIS

      Of R. R. #6, Galt, former well-known Preston citizen and businessman for many years, at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, suddenly of a heart attack, late on Tuesday afternoon, aged 72 years. He was born in Puslinch Township, near Hespeler. He came to Preston in his early years and lived here until ten years ago, when he moved to Galt. For some years, he was employed as a conductor with Grand River Railway. Then, for twenty-three years, he operated Holm's Dairy in Preston. Keenly active in the work of the Loyal Orange Lodge, he was a member of the Galt Lodge and the Royal Black Preceptory of Waterloo County, past master of L. O. L. in Preston and past county master of the County Orange Lodge, while he was also past preceptor of the Royal Black Preceptory of Waterloo County. Mr. Holm was a staunch member and elder of Lincoln Avenue United Church in Galt. Surviving are his wife, Clare MacKenzie; five daughters, Mrs. Ross Armstrong of Waterloo Township; Mrs. Wilbert Ernst of Preston; Mrs. Norman Rae of Hespeler; Mrs. Felix Walters of Galt; Mrs. Grafton Downer of Lydenhurst, Long Island, NY; four brothers, Alvin of Preston; Earl of Hamilton; Ruldan of Baupaume, SK; Claude of Goodalls, Ml; four sisters, Mrs. Isaac Wismer of Galt; Mrs. Glen Turner of Lapeer, Ml; Mrs. William Bidelman of Yale, Ml; Mrs. Wallace Burrows of R. R. #2, Hespeler; and thirteen grandchildren. His first wife, Lucy Stark, predeceased him in Preston in 1947 and a sister, Mrs. Harry Higgins died at Marlette, Ml in 1956. Service was conducted by Rev. Arthur Lewis of Lincoln Ave. United Church in Galt.

      -Son of Cyrus Holm and Matilda Cober.

      -Information from the marriage certificate of Isabel Salome Holm: Born c. 1889, daughter of Cyrus Holm and Matilda Cober. On Nov. 10, 1909, she married Isaac Wismer.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 1, Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-5 Page 6.

    2. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 2.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Elton L. Holm/ 1885 - 1957.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12295 (1883), Holmes-Cober.
      Cyrus Holmes, 22, Yeoman, Puslinch Twp., Same, s/o Daniel and Esther, Married Matilda Cober, 23, Puslinch Twp., Same, d/o Jacob and Mary, Witn: Isaac C. Cober and Elizabeth Bechtel, both of Puslinch Twp., 25 Dec 1883 At Preston

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Ellen Lucy Stark Age:20 Birth Year:abt 1890 Marriage Date:27 Apr 1910 Marriage Place:York, Ontario, Canada Father:Christian Stark Mother:Katherine Hirtzie Spouse:Lewis Elton Holms

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1885 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Holm's Dairy - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Picker - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Apr 1910 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Woolen Mill - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1957 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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