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

John Holland

Male Cal 1876 - 1929  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name John Holland 
    Born CALC 22 Mar 1876  Bury, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-350209 
    Died 19 Sep 1929  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (5 years) - Cerebral Haemorrhage (30 minutes) 
    Buried 22 Sep 1929  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I350209  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Family Nellie Thompson,   b. 1876, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1958, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Darwen, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Holland
     2. Albert Holland
     3. Martha Holland,   b. 10 Mar 1907, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F251284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN HOLLAND, HEAD OF LOCAL BAND, DIES SUDDENLY OF STROKE

      Seized At His Home While Listening To Ferguson Meeting At Toronto Over Radio; Led Band 20 Years

      Seized with a stroke while talking with an inspector from the head offices of the liquor control board at his home 454 Dover street, Preston, last night, John Holland, manager of the local liquor store and for 20 years bandmaster of the Preston silver band, died at his home shortly after. He was in his 53 year. The late Mr. Holland had not been in good health for about two years, but after completing his days work at the store he returned home accompanied by his guest and "Gunner " Arnott, son-in-law. Together the faintly ate a hearty dinner and later were listening to the Ferguson reception as broadcast by radio, it was then that death overtook him. A resident of Preston for the last quarter of a century, the late Mr. Holland came here as a bandsman, one of the best euphonium players England ever had, and after five years residence took over the leadership of the silver band. He came to Canada from Darwen, Lancashire, England. The late Mr. Holland was also adept at playing the cornet. Under his careful guidance the band here made rapid progress, attaining a high place in the musical world. Its head had been a man who trained under the baton of one of Britain's most outstanding leaders, William Williams of Belfast, Ireland. Connections of this kind aided Mr. Holland greatly in getting engagements and his work prior to coming here was mostly solo playing. He had eight years experience in leading musical organizations in the old country. When Mr. Holland assumed charge of the silver band in 1909, there were but 14 members in its ranks. Steadily the number increased and soon listed 40. The Great War thinned the ranks considerably, 28 members answering the call for service. About 30 are now active. Early in March ill health compelled Mr. Holland to tender his resignation, but on persuasion of the excecutive, he consented to train the band until a successor could be named. Several men have since been under his guidance. Born at Bury, Lancashire, England. Mr. Holland from his boyhood took an interest in music. In religion he was a devout member of the Anglican church and upon coming her joined St. John's of which Rev. Mr. Herbert is rector. He married Mrs. Holland at Darwen. Of this union two daughters and one son were born. They are Mrs. Lionel (Margaret) Arnott of Preston, Mrs. Earl (Martha) Jacques of Preaton and Albertt of Galt. Three brothers, John, Thomas and Harry of Preston, and one sister, Mrs. J. A. Pretwell, Toronto and his wife, also survive. The late master was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from his late residence to St. John's church where services will be held. Interment will follow later in Preston cemetery.

      The Daily Record 20 Sep 1929 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In Memory Of/ John Holland/ Died Sept. 19, 1929/ Aged 53 Years/ His Wife/ Nellie Thompson/ Died Sept. 10, 1958/ Aged 82 Years/ Thy Will Be Done/ Holland.

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:John Holland Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1876 Birth Place:England Age at Death:53 Death Date:19 Sep 1929 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (5 years) - Cerebral Haemorrhage (30 minutes) - 19 Sep 1929 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Sep 1929 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Darwen, , Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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