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George Edwin Eitel

George Edwin Eitel

Male 1906 - 1961  (55 years)

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  • Name George Edwin Eitel 
    Born 25 Jan 1906  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation artist 
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    Eby ID Number Waterloo-351296 
    Died 8 Nov 1961  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I351296  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father George Henry Eitel,   b. CALC 12 Feb 1870, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1943, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Louisiana "Lucy" Kanmacher,   b. 4 Dec 1871, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1940, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1896  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F250678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father George Eitel,   b. CA 1876,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F256674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Laura Tuffin,   b. Oct 1903, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1988, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1933  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gloria Eitel
     2. Donald Eitel
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F251681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Tuffin,   b. CA 1906,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1932  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Donald Eitel,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Gloria Eitel,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F256675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Designer George Eitel Dies at 55

      George Eitel, 55, well-known Canadian artist and a furniture designer for Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd., for the past 25 years, died suddenly today from a heart attack. Mr. Eitel, was stricken while walking, near his residence, 82 Filbert St. The artist, whose paintings have been shown in all major Canadian exhibitions, for the unusual techniques and experiments in the field of water colours. His work has influenced that of other Canadian artists.

      NATIVE OF PRESTON
      Mr. Eitel's paintings are included in the permanent collections (of the Toronto, Winnipeg and Montreal) Art Galleries. He was also recognized as one of Canada's leading furniture designers, Stylings of Delicraft furniture and Electrohome radio, television and high-fidelity cabinets are largely due to Mr. Eitel's creative abilities. He was born in Preston, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Eitel. After receiving his education in Preston and Hamilton schools, he became associated with a furniture factory at Kincardine. Later he was employed with a Toronto company and with the Electrohome firm in Elmira before coming to Kitchener.

      MARRIED IN 1932
      Mr. Eitel was a member of Zion Evangelical church. His marriage to the former Margaret Tuffin, who survives, took place in Preston in 1932. Also surviving are one son, Donald and one daughter (Anna ), both of Kitchener, one brother Norman, predeceased him in 1942.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Nov 1961 pg 7

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:George Edwin Eitel Date of Birth:25 Jan 1906 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:George Eitel Mother's name:Lucy Kanmacher

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of George Eitel.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Eitel/ George E. Eitel/ 1906 ?1961/ Beloved Husband Of/ Margaret L. Tuffin/ 1903 ?988/ The Lord Is My Shepherd./ [Footstone] Father.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:George Eitel Age:24 Birth Date:abt 1872 Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Marriage Date:15 Jul 1896 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:George Eitel Mother:Margaret Nee Leipold Eitel Spouse:Lucia Kanmacher Spouse's Age:24 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1872 Spouse Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Spouse Father:Frederick Kanmacher Spouse Mother:Katharine Nee Knechtel Kanmacher

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1906 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1932 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1933 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Heart Attack - 8 Nov 1961 - Kitchener, 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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