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

John William Letson

Male 1884 - 1963  (79 years)


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  • Name John William Letson 
    Born 24 Jul 1884  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer, Farm 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-53495 
    Died 22 Nov 1963  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Nov 1963  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53495  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Father Herman O. Letson,   b. 22 Sep 1859, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1940  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Magdalena "Lena" Addes,   b. 8 Aug 1862, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1942  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F13841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christina Isabella "Bella" Cress,   b. 11 Jan 1883, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1942, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1908  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Leonard Letson
     2. Byron Letson,   b. 1923,   d. 26 Aug 2007, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Harvey Letson,   d. Bef 2007
     4. Isobel Letson,   d. Bef 2007
     5. John Letson,   b. Aug 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Janet Barbara Letson,   b. 10 Oct 1910, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 2007, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     7. Ruth Elizabeth Letson,   b. 1913, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2002, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. Helen Mae Letson,   b. 11 Nov 1919, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 2008, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     9. Russell Herbert Letson,   b. 1924,   d. 8 Mar 2009, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F188678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Myrtle Eckensviller 
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F271491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN LETSON

      A lifelong resident of Galt and district, John Letson, 79, of 104 Water St., Galt, died on Friday, at the South Waterloo Memorial Hospital. Deceased, a carpenter by vocation, was born in Winterbourne Ontario. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Eckenswiller, four daughters; Janet (Mrs. Basil Johnson) of Galt, Ruth (Mrs. Hugh Guthrie) of Ayr, Isabel (Mrs. Percy Pinell) of Dundalk; Helen (Mrs. Haney McCloy) of Galt, four sons; Harvey, Leonard, Byron and Russell Letson, all of Galt; a brother, Irvin Letson, of Galt; seven sisters, Alice (Mrs. William Hammer) Kitchener: Vera (Mrs. C. Cross) of Galt; Winnie (Mrs. Gesinghaus) of Waterloo; Margaret, (Mrs. Otto Kurtz) of Brantford; Mary (Mrs. Jonas) of Kitchener; Catharine, (Mrs. Napoleon) of Waterloo; Cora (Mrs. George Evans) of Toronto. Nineteen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, also survive. His first wife, Isabella Cress, predeceased about 20 years ago. Two brothers, Joseph and Walter, also predeceased. The late Mr. Letson is resting at the funeral home of Coutts and Son, 96 St. Andrews St., Galt, for service on Monday, at 3.30 p.m. Rev. W. M. MacDonald, will officiate. Interment, will be in Mount View cemetery, Galt.

      Galt Reporter 1963

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 7.

    2. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 16.

    3. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 23.

    4. [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 036057 (1884).
      Name:John Letson Date of Birth:24 Jul 1885 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Herman Letson Mother's name:Lena Adiss

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011615-82.
      Herman Letson, 23, occ. Mason, b. Canada, res. Winterbourne, son of George Letson and Sarah Goodwin married Lena Addis, 20, b. Canada, res. Walkerton, daughter of Frank Addis and Lena Brenner, Witness(s): Edward Letson and Katie Stahlbauer Both of Winterbourne, 20 October 1882 in Berlin.

    6. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 019256 (1908).
      Name:John Letson Age:23 Birth Year:abt 1885 Birth Place:Winterbourne Marriage Date:2 Apr 1908 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Herman Letson Mother:Sarah Adais Spouse:Bella Cress

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1884 - Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1908 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer, Farm - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1963 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Nov 1963 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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