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

Harold Leslie Charles

Male 1890 - 1962  (72 years)


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  • Name Harold Leslie Charles 
    Born 26 Sep 1890  Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Ayr 
    Military WW1 - 912st Batt. of St. Thomas  [3
    Misfortune gassed in WW1 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-340056 
    Died 30 Sep 1962  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried 3 Oct 1962  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I340056  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Family Edna Irene "Irene" Stevenson,   b. 3 May 1892, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1920  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. June Charles
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F248323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Harold L. Charles Passes

      One of Ayr's most popular residents, Harold Leslie Charles passed away in Westminster Hospital, London, on Sunday following a lengthy illness. He was in his 73rd year. He was born in Burford, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Charles. He subsequently resided in Elora, Guelph and Windsor before coming to Ayr 30 years ago. Mr. Charles was a herdsman and livery man and always retained his fondness for horses. For some years he was mail courier on Rural Route 2, Ayr. He was a veteran of World War serving overseas with the 912st Batt. of St. Thomas, and was the victim of gas which afflicted him the rest of his life. He was a member of the former Ayr Legion. Mr. Charles was always interested in municipal government and served on Ayr council for several terms. He was a member of Knox United Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clair Harmer (June) of Plattsville and Mrs. Griffith Lloyd (Anna) of WillowdaIe. Four grandsons also survive. His wife, the former Edna Irene Stevenson, predeceased him in 1960. The funeral was held from the W. O. Ball Funeral Home, Swan St., this (Wednesday) afternoon, with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Oct 4 1962 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Harold Leslie Charles Date of Birth: 26 Sep 1890 Gender: Male Birth Place: Brant, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Frederick James Charles Mother's name: Lucinda Daniel

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171361028/harold-charles.

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, Name: Harold Leslia Charles Birth Date: 26 Sep 1890 Birth Location: Burford, Canada Residence: Springfield, Ontario Relative: Mrs J H Whittington Relationship: Sister Regiment Number: 189618.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Charles/ Harold L. Charles/ 1890 - 1962/ his beloved wife/ E. Irene Stevenson/ 1892 - 1960/ In Loving Remembrance/ + [veteran's Poppy]
      [A] Mother. [B] Father

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Harold L Charles Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1896 Birth Place: Burford Ontario Marriage Date: 3 Jun 1920 Marriage County or District: Wellington Father: Frederick J Charles Mother: Luanda Daniel Charles Spouse: Edna Irene Stevenson Spouse's Age: 28 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1892 Spouse Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario Spouse Father: William J Stevenson Spouse Mother: Annie Sottie Stevenson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Ayr - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1920 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1962 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Oct 1962 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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