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

John Alexander Wilford

Male 1880 - 1947  (67 years)


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  • Name John Alexander Wilford 
    Born 7 Jul 1880  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-353854 
    Died 26 Oct 1947  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 29 Oct 1947  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I353854  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Family Margaret Ann "Annie" McLean,   b. 3 Nov 1882, Arthur, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1903  , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F252593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Wilford

      PRESTON. Oct. 27— Well-known Preston resident for the past 29 years, John Alexander Wilford, 87, died at his home, 468 Margaret St., at 6: 30 last night after a serious illness of nine weeks. During his 29 years here and previous residence in Galt, Mr. Wilford formed a large circle of friends. Born in Galt, he resided there until coming to Preston. He was engaged with the Grand River Railway as a trainman for 35 years, retiring 13 years ago and being employed since that time with the Canadian Buffalo Sled and Eastern Steel Products. A member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen he was a former member of the I.O.O.F. and was an adherent of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving is his widow, Margaret Annie McLean; also Winifred, Verne and Shirley, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. George Rooke, Preston, Miss Elizabeth Wilford, Preston, Mrs. A. E. Morley, of Kenmore, N.Y. and two brothers, Robert of Preston and James Wilford of Galt. A son, Charles, predeceased him in 1918. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass Ltd. Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in the Preston cemetery.

      Kitchener Daily Record 27 Oct 1947 pg 15

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:John Alexander Wilford Date of Birth:7 Jul 1880 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:James Wilford Mother's name:Asel Maker

    2. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      John A. Wilford/ July 7, 1880 - Oct. 26, 1947/ At Rest.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Annie McLean Age:21 Birth Year:abt 1882 Birth Place:Arthur, Ontario Marriage Date:6 Oct 1903 Marriage Place:Wellington, Ontario, Canada Father:Chas McLean Mother:Margaret Cowan Spouse:John Wilford

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1880 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1903 - , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1947 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Oct 1947 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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