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

John Speckeen

Male 1895 - 1944  (49 years)


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  • Name John Speckeen 
    Born 28 Jun 1895  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    WW1, 111th Battalion, Service #730533 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Private 
    Residence Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-351722 
    Died 17 Aug 1944  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 19 Aug 1944  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I351722  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Family Edith Ridge,   b. 1896, Sheffield, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1975, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1922  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Margaret May Speckeen
     2. Betty Edith "Debbie" Speckeen
     3. Ethel Dorothy Mary "Dorothy" Speckeen,   d. 4 Jun 1973, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Norman William Speckeen,   b. CALC 21 Dec 1922, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1931, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F251855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jun 1895 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1922 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1944 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Aug 1944 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • JOHN SPECKEEN

      PRESTON, Aug. 17---John Speckeen, 707 Hespeler St., died this morning at St. Mary's Hospital in his 49th year. He had been confined to hospital for two and a half weeks. The deceased was born at Pine Bush and had lived at Preston for the past 35 years. Prior to that time, he had resided in Hespeler and Sudbury. Mr. Speckeen served in the First Great War with the 111th Battalion. He was employed at the Pattison Woollen Mills, where he had worked for the past 27 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston. Surviving are his wife, Edith Ridge, and three daughters: Margaret May, Ethel Dorothy Mary and Betty Edith, all at home. There are also three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. T. Willett, Brantford; Mrs. Albert Shingler, Hespeler; Mrs. Eric McDonald, Lansing, Mich.; Frank of Preston and Angus of Toronto. A son, Norman, predeceased him in 1931. The remains are resting at the residence until Saturday at 10 a.m., when they will be removed to the Stager-Pass Funeral Home for the funeral service on Saturday afternoon at 2: 30. Interment will be at Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener Daily Record 17 Aug 1944 pg 15

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:John Speckeen Date of Birth:28 Jun 1895 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Silliam Speckeen Mother's name:Elizabeth Block

    2. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    3. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    4. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Speckeen/ In Loving Memory Of/ John Speckeen/ Died Aug. 17, 1944 In His 49th Year/ Edith Speckeen/ Died Aug. 30, 1975 In Her 78th Year/ Norman William ?Son ?Died May 29, 1931- In His 9th Year./ [Footstones] Norman/ Father.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:John Speckeen Age:27 Birth Date:abt 1895 Birth Place:Preston Marriage Date:12 Jul 1922 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father:William Speckeen Mother:Elizabeth Block Spouse:Edith Ridge Spouse's Age:24 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1898 Spouse Birth Place:Sheffield, England Spouse Father:Thomas Ridge Spouse Mother:Mary Holilee