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

William Samuel Wright

Male 1867 - 1953  (85 years)


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  • Name William Samuel Wright 
    Born 23 Jul 1867  Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48698841 
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    W. Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Flour Miller 
    Occupation 1911  Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1921  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer, own Farm 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-25961 
    Died Jul 1953  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Saint Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Conestogo, Woolwich, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I25961  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father George Wright,   b. 7 Apr 1833, Paisley Block, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1921, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sarah Sainsbury Knowles,   b. 6 Jan 1833, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1902, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F13876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena "Lena" Hilker,   b. 28 Feb 1873, Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1949, St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Florence Irene Wright,   b. 17 Mar 1900, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 73 years)
     2. Frederick William Wright,   b. 4 Nov 1903,   d. Feb 1904  (Age 0 years)
     3. Warden Oliver John Wright,   b. 5 Jun 1905, Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age 77 years)
     4. Isabella M. "Isabel" Wright,   b. 8 Feb 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1986  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F6768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William S. Wright a district farmer for many years and father of Mr. William J. Wright, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Groff in Waterloo following a brief illness after reaching the age of 85 years.

      The late Mr. Wright had been married to Magdalena Hilker, who predeceased him several years ago and is survived by a family of two daughters and one son, Mrs. Howard (Florence) Groff of Waterloo, Mrs. Harry (Isabella) Brubacher, St. Thomas and Oliver on the home farm, Conestogo. A son died in early childhood.

      The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with a brief service at Good's Funeral Home, followed by a service in the United Church here. Interment was made on the cemetery here.

      Waterloo Chronicle 3 Jul 1953, p. 9

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira pg 4.

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 5.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 3 Page 4.

    4. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 14 Page 1.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    6. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 1.

    7. [S2121] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1921, Sub Dist.. 13 Page 12.

    8. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48698841.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1867 - Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - W. Methodist - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Flour Miller - 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Conestogo, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, own Farm - 1921 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jul 1953 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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