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

Ira S. Underwood[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1884 - 1976  (91 years)


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  • Name Ira S. Underwood 
    Born 20 Mar 1884  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196146590 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    shoemaker, felt factory 
    Residence 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    United Brethern 
    Occupation 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Postman 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mail Carrier 
    Kitchener-PostOffice-00015-rychMillsCollection.jpg
    Kitchener-PostOffice-00015-rychMillsCollection.jpg
    The original five carriers had grown to six when this photo was taken in late 1907. Front, Ira Underwood, Nathaniel Smith; middle, Alfred Fraser, Alfred Kaufman; rear, William Witzel, Harvey Halliwell.

    - rych mills collection
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Congregational 
    Eby ID Number 00098-5498.3 
    Died 9 Feb 1976  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I400342  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father John Thomas Underwood,   b. 2 Nov 1863, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Lovina Saltzberry,   b. 7 Nov 1855, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1882  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    Family ID F265230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret "Maggie" Strub,   b. 10 Dec 1888, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. William Underwood,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Underwood,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elvin Joseph "Buck" Underwood,   b. 16 Aug 1908, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1979, Wiarton, Amabel Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Marguerite Underwood,   b. 1916,   d. 1991  (Age 75 years)
     5. Grace Underwood,   b. Mar 1910, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Marvel Louisa Underwood,   b. 21 Dec 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F265376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • UNDERWOOD, Ira S. At the K-W Hospital, on Monday, Feb. 9, 1976, after a brief illness, Ira S. Underwood, of 247 Franklin St. N., formerly of Walter Street, aged 92 years.

      Mr. Underwood was born near Bloomingdale, son of the late John Underwood and the former Lavina Saltzbury. A resident of the Twin City area all of his life and a member of Calvary United Church. Mr. Under- wood was a letter carrier with the Kitchener Post Office for many years.

      He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Strub, in April, 1951; by a daughter, Mrs. Grace Ringle in 1945 and by two sisters and four brothers. Surviving are three sons, E. J. (Buck), Route 1, Mar, W. I. (Bill), J. E. (Jack), both of Kitchener; two daughters, Marvel (Mrs. Harry Armitage), Meaford and Marguerite (Mrs. Paul Colombo), Waterloo; a brother Milo Underwood of Kitchener; 16 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren also survive.

      Friends may call at the Ratz- Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener, Funeral and committal service in the chapel Wednesday, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Bruce E. Seebach officiat- ing. Interment Woodland cemetery.

      Donations to the memorial fund of the church may be made as expressions of sympathy.

      Kitchener Waterloo Record, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Tue, Feb 10, 1976 Page 25

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 215.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lovina Saltzberry - Underwood.

    3. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Margaret Strub - Underwood.

    4. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Sylvia Underwood - Miller.

    5. [S3108] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 018985-08.
      Ira Underwood, 23, occ. Postman, b. Waterloo Twp, res. Berlin, son of John F. Underwood and Lavina Salisburg married Margaret Strub, 20, b. Berlin, res. Berlin, daughter of Simon Strub and Veronica Wahl, Witn: Herbert A. and Mrs. Herbert A. Smith both of Waterloo, 4 February 1908 in Berlin

    6. [S3231] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196146590.

    7. [S3232] aaaaCemetery - ON, Waterloo - Woodland.
      In Memory Of/ Ira S. Underwood/ 1884-1976/ His Beloved Wife/ Margaret Strub/ 1888-1951/ Underwood [A] Mother

    8. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-1 Page 1.

    9. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, A-1 pg 1.

    10. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 36 Page 1.

    11. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 8.

    12. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 9 Feb 1882.
      14 Jan 1882 Lavina Saltzberry of Wilmot and John Th. Underwood of Waterloo Township, were married in New Dundee by Pastor U. Brener.

    13. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 3 Page 7.

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011687-82.
      John Thomas Underwood, 18, occ. Farmer, b. Wellesley Twp, res. Waterloo Twp, son of Ben and Mathilde married Lavina Saltzberry, 25, b. Wilmot Twp, res. Waterloo Twp, daughter of Jacob and Esther, Witness(s): Mary Saltzberry of Wilmot, 14 January (No Year Written) in New Dundee.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1884 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker, felt factory - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Brethern - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postman - 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mail Carrier - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Congregational - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1976 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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