Waterloo Region Generations
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Ford Isaac Willson

Ford Isaac Willson

Male 1889 - 1970  (80 years)

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  • Name Ford Isaac Willson 
    Born 9 Oct 1889  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1923  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    coal dealer 
    Waterloo Region Museum
    Waterloo Region Museum
    An ink blotter with a printed trade card on one side and pink blotter paper on the reverse. The printed side has a white ground, a blue background with white lettering on the right side, and a picture of two men, one in a blue overcoat and the other ina brown coat. The message reads: Solve your heating problem with 'blue coal' the world's finest anthracite./ F. I. Wilson, Preston, Ont. Phone 300.
    14.5 x 9 cm
    Elected Office 1950  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-54806 
    Died 1970  [1
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I54806  Generations
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 

    Father Ephraim William Willson,   b. 26 Aug 1862, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Anthes,   b. 11 Feb 1860, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F18812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jennie Rosamond Good,   b. 30 Dec 1890, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1918  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary L. Willson,   b. 1921, Of, Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1999  (Age 78 years)
     2. J. Shirley Alison Willson,   b. 1925, Of, Blair, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2003  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ford Issac Willson
    Ford Issac Willson
    from Cambridge Hall of Fame 2011
    Ford Isaac Willson
    Ford Isaac Willson
    from Cambridge Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • In 1923, came to Preston where he purchased a coal and ice business that he operated until he retired in 1958. Willson Fuels operated from the family home on William Street were he imported and delivered coal to homes and businesses in southern Waterloo County. During the depression Willson Fuels routinely supplied coal at no charge to families in need. In the winter Mr. Willson harvested ice from the Blair dam and stored the ice in an old woollen mill on the site until the warm summer months when it would be sold to keep iceboxes cold. Mr. Willson was one of Preston's most active residents and was involved in many aspects of civic life. He was a life member of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society, a strong supporter of the Galt Fall Fair, a member of the Preston Masonic Lodge and a member of the Guelph Rose Croix. Mr. Willson served on the Preston municipal council for 19 years. He was Preston's deputy reeve in 1948, Preston's reeve from 1937 to 1939 in 1950 and in 1952, Preston?s mayor in 1953 and 1954 and was the warden of Waterloo County in 1950. Over the years he held various other positions including Chair of both the Preston Police Commission and the Preston municipal Finance Committee. He died on February 2, 1970 and is buried in the Blair Cemetery.


      Cambridge Hall of Fame www.cambridge.ca

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      Willson
      (A) Ford I. Willson / 1889-1970 (B) Jennie Good / 1890-1981 / beloved wife of / Ford I. Willson (C) Mary L. Willson / 1921 - 1999 / (D) J. Shirley Alison / 1925 - 2003

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Ford Isaac Willson Born: Waterloo Age: 28 Father: Eph W Willson Mother: Mary Elizabeth Anthes Willson Born: abt 1890 Spouse: Jennie Rosemond Good Age: 27 born: Waterloo Father: Aaron Good Mother: Mary McNally married 6 Aug 1918 married: Waterloo, Blair

    3. [S132] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1901, Waterloo C-5 Page 13.

    4. [S214] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1911, Div. 5 Page 15.

    5. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 22.

    6. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11540-86.
      Ephraim W. Wilson, 24, occ. Farmer, b. Waterloo Twp., res. same, son of Ephraim and Mary, married Mary E. Anthes, 28, b. Wilmot Twp., res. Waterloo, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena, Witness: Arthur J. Wilson, Catherine Anthes and Maggie Alexander, All of Waterloo, 30 Sept 1886 at Waterloo

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1889 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Aug 1918 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - coal dealer - 1923 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1950 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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