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

Thomas William Shilling[1, 2, 3]

Male 1902 - 1964  (62 years)


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  • Name Thomas William Shilling 
    Born 1902  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, fire 
    Interesting story, misfortunate 
    Military WW1 - 10th Battalion railway troops 
    Misfortune died of heart attack rushing to fight neighbours fire. 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-352969 
    Died 5 Sep 1964  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried 8 Sep 1964  Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I352969  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Henry John Shilling,   b. 2 Sep 1872, Elmdon, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1955, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ellen Maria Greenhill,   b. 19 Jul 1871, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1936, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Family ID F256396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lena Elizabeth Degen,   b. 30 Dec 1898, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1969, Breslau, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1920  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. William W. Shilling,   b. 1920,   d. 6 Dec 2006, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Robert K. Shilling,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John E. Shilling
     4. Lillian Shilling,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F252354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1902 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jan 1920 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Heart Attack - 5 Sep 1964 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Sep 1964 - Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ex-Fireman Dies While Fighting Fire

      A fireman with the Kitchener fire department for many years, Thomas William Shilling, 62, of 115 Cameron St. N., died of a heart attack, Saturday, after rushing to fight a neighbor's fire. Mr. Shilling, who retired two years age with the rank of Captain, was working in his garden when he was called to assist a neighbor. "He was a good fireman right to the last," said Deputy Chief Bernard Finney of the Kitchener fire department. During his years with the fire department he had some close calls, like most of the firemen do from time to time. Mr. Shilling was born in London, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Shilling and came to Kitchener in 1912. Reserved overseas in the First World War with the 10th Battalion railway troops after enlisting at the age of 14. Since his retirement from the fire department, Mr. Shilling had worked as a security guard with Marsland Engineering Limited. He was a member of Holy Saviour Anglican Church, the Twin City Masonic Lodge, the Waterloo chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Canadian Legion. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Degen; three sons, William W., of Kitchener and Robert and John E., of Waterloo, a daughter, Mrs. Jacob(Lillian) Heer of Breslau, two bothers, Percy and Horace of Kitchener and eightgrandchildren. The body is at the Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted at 3: 30 p.m., Wednesday, by Rev. Denton Massey. There will be a Masonic service at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. and an Order of the Eastern Star Service half an hour later. Burial will be in Memory Gardens.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Sep 1964 pg 23

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Ellen Greenhill - Shilling.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Henry John Shilling.

    3. [S967] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Cambridge Reporter (1973-2003), Obituary of Lena Degen - Shilling.

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:Lena Degen Age:21 Birth Year:abt 1899 Birth Place:Kitchener, Ontario Marriage Date:3 Jan 1920 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Charles Degen Mother:Margarat Michell Spouse:Thomas William Shilling