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

Wilma Weber[1]

Female 1919 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Wilma Weber 
    Born CA 1919 
    Gender Female 
    Name Wilma Wylie 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-406905 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I406905  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Clarence Henning Weber 
    Family ID F267712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fred Wylie,   b. CA 1915,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F267711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Fred Wylie C. H. Weber Grocery 1921 - 1974 One of Elmira's earliest buildings is the lathe and mortar house of Fred and Wilma Wylie at 75 Arthur St. S., tucked in between the Woolwich Information Centre and dentist Dr. Mason's office. It has been owned by different members of Wilma's family since the land was divided into town lots, and the house was built on it soon after. Working in factories for several years, Wilma's father, Clarence Henning Weber, a Balsam Grove lad, opened a little grocery store at 77 Arthur St. S. which he had bought two years before. He spruced up an empty old wooden building that had once been owned by his paternal great-uncle Augustus Blatz, a shoemaker and repairman, and enlarged the premises in 1924-25 by extending it out the back. Soon after, he installed electric refrigeration for dairy and meat counters, the first one in Elmira to do so. Of the three Weber children, Wilma loved to work in the store the most. They were all busy with customers until closing time at 7: 30 every evening, plus Saturday until midnight. Even when she worked at the Elmira Shirt Factory, she was eager to get home and work in the store and meet the customers. In 1947 she married Fred Wylie, an Irish RAF war veteran who joined the family in running the business.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S2649] News - Unidentified Newspaper Article, Fred Wylie C.H. Weber Grocery 1921-1974.