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

Lawrence Burleigh "Dick" Hewitt

Male 1907 - 1937  (29 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Burleigh "Dick" Hewitt 
    Born 15 May 1907  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting murder, crime, story 
    Misfortune 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    murdered by person(s) unknown 
    Occupation 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    taxi driver 
    Residence 1937  215 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-43212 
    Died 14 Mar 1937  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43212  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Family Idella May "Della" Gabel,   b. 2 Aug 1911, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2001, Kincardine, Kincardine Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. Janet Hewitt
     2. Helen Hewitt
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F43592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1907 - Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - murdered by person(s) unknown - 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - taxi driver - 1937 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1937 - 215 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1937 - 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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  • Notes 
    • 1937 murder of Kitchener cab driver has never been solved

      KITCHENER - Lawrence "Dick" Hewitt was at home, listening to the Saturday night radio broadcast of the Maple Leafs game against Chicago when a ringing telephone cut through the play-by-play.

      It was late, after 10 p.m., and he didn't say who the caller was. Hewitt, fighting off a nagging cold, fetched his jacket, fired up his taxi and headed out into the dark.

      Four hours after he left his King Street East apartment, the 29-year-old cabbie was found dead lying on his back in a frozen ditch off the Kitchener-Preston highway, on the southern outskirts of town. A bullet had pierced his heart....

      Waterloo Region Record -Greg Mercer - 14 Mar 2015

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      Hewitt/ Lawrence B. Hewitt/ May 15, 1907-Mar. 14, 1937 [A] Harry H. Nahrgang/ May 8, 1912-Nov. 20, 1988/ Della M. Gabel/ Aug. 2, 1911-Feb. 13, 2001/ At Rest