Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Francis Henry Clifford "Harry" Edgar

Francis Henry Clifford "Harry" Edgar

Male 1874 - 1939  (64 years)

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  • Name Francis Henry Clifford "Harry" Edgar 
    Born 25 Dec 1874  Brooke Township, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Business Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    H. C. Edgar Insurance 
    Blotter at Waterloo Region Museum
    Blotter which is an advertising card for H.C. Edgar Insurance Service, Preston, Ont. Printed/illustrated side has an illustration of a firefighter's hat, a hatchet and cutting tool, over which is a panel on which is printed the insurance service's address, telephone number etc. Back of the blotter has some numbers listed in pencil, some blottings, and written in ink, a recipe for 'Sugar Cure for 300 lb. of meat'. Probably circa 1950. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Name H. C. Edgar 
    Name Harry Clifford Edgar 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Weslyan Methodist 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Banker 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Clerk, ??? 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-347911 
    Died 7 May 1939  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I347911  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father John Hill Edgar,   b. 1827, Dundas, West Flamborough Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1895, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine Robinson,   b. 10 Feb 1831, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1910, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F22886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kate Sophie Schlueter,   b. 23 Dec 1876, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1901  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Francis Schlueter "Frank" Edgar,   b. 15 Aug 1905, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1974, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F31104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1874 - Brooke Township, Lambton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - H. C. Edgar Insurance - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Weslyan Methodist - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Banker - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1901 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, ??? - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 May 1939 - Preston (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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  • Notes 
    • Harry Clifford Edgar was born near Watford, Lambton Co., was educated in Preston Public School and the Galt Collegiate Institute. He first worked for Clare Bros. Ltd. foundry and then became accountant for E. J. Checkley & Co. private bankers. from 1900 to 1908 served as assistant to C. R. Hanning (Preston's Town Clerk). He became clerk in 1908 and remained until 1919. He established the H. C. Edgar Insurance Agency in 1896 which continues as Edgar Insurance Brokers Ltd.


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

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      Preston Business Man Passes Away - Preston - Prominent in civic and sport activities of Preston for many years. Hary Clifford Edgar, 64, died suddenly Wednesday after a short illness of pneumonia. A Conservative party member, he was active in the organization work of the party. He attended the nominating convention for the riding of South Waterloo only last week. Surviving are his wife, the former Kate S. Schlueter, one son, Frank, Preston, three sisters, Mrs. J. Landreth, and the Misses Florence and Ida Edgar, all of Preston, and one brother, Charles, also of Preston.

      The Waterloo Chronicle May 19 1939 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-1 Page 8.

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 37.

    3. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 11.

    4. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 57.

    5. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:Francis Henry Clifford Edgar Date of Birth:25 Dec 1874 Gender:Male Birth Place:Lambton, Ontario, Canada Father's name:John Edgar Mother's name:Catharine Robinson

    6. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Harry G. Edgar/ 1939

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Harry C Edgar Age:26 Birth Year:abt 1875 Birth Place:Beverly, Ontario Marriage Date:5 Sep 1901 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Minnie Place Mother:John Edgar Spouse:Kate S Schlueter