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

Alexander William John Nelson

Male 1896 - 1934  (38 years)


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  • Name Alexander William John Nelson 
    Born 9 Apr 1896  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56417 
    Died 19 Jun 1934  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I56417  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Simon Nelson,   b. 2 Apr 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret,   b. 4 Aug 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F14570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose May Seiling,   b. 25 Mar 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 2002  (Age 100 years) 
    Children 
     1. Audrey Nelson
     2. June Margaret Nelson,   b. 23 Jun 1922, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1983  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F26237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A. Nelson Almost Instantly Killed And I. Martin Dies on Way to Hospital Following The Crash

      TRUCK CAREENS OFF ROAD AND CRASHES INTO POLE

      Contents of Load Catapulted From Force of Impact Into Nearby Fields a Distance of Fifty Feet and More


      Elmira was deeply shocked to hear of the fatal accident near Baden on Tuesday afternoon when Alexander Nelson, 39, was almost instantly killed and Ivan Martin, 43, died shortly after the truck in which they were riding sideswiped a car, careened in to the ditch and crashed a distance of fifty feet into a hydro pole. Mr. Martin, who owns a produce store in Elmira, together with his driver, Alex. Nelson, left Elmira on Tuesday afternoon for Stratford with a truckload of cream, chickens and produce. On their way they approached the intersection of highways 7 and 8 and the Wellesley highway. Jacob Heinz, driving a car back from Baden, where he had cast his vote in the provincial election, was proceeding west. Coming to the intersection, he stopped his car on the right side of the road to allow traffic to pass before making a left turn, it is stated. He told police he signalled, but seeing no traffic he tuned slowly. Just then the truck with the Elmira men and driven by Nelson, it is stated, came along and after striking the turning car bolted across the intersection and crashed off the road into the ditch and the hydro pole. The truck was badly damaged.

      Motorists who passed some time after the accident rushed to the aid of the men in the truck. With difficulty they extricated the body of Nelson from the wreckage and found he was dead. Coroner Feick, who examined the body, stated his neck had been broken. A Langley truck rushed Mr. Martin to the K.-W. Hospital in a dying condition. He passed away before the truck reached the hospital. Crates of chickens and cream cans were catapulted into adjoining fields for a distance of 50 feet and more from the force of the impact. Chickens, eggs and cream were strewn along the highway. None of the chickens were killed although five crates of them were hurled through the air into the ditch. A man from the Canadian Swift Co., of Stratford, identified the bodies of the men. He took charge of the load and had it removed to Stratford.

      The Coroner has announced that an inquest will be held a week from today (Thursday). It is stated that no charge is likely to be placed against Heinz, the driver of the car which the truck hit. Mr. Nelson had been working only several months with Mr. Martin, having been out of employment for a number of years. Mr. Martin went into a local polling station and cast his vote just before leaving on the trip, The Signet was informed. The truck and contents were both insured with the Miller Insurance Agency, having been placed on both several days ago. The truck was owned by Mr. Alex. Nelson, who purchased it only recently.

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 10.

    2. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      Nelson/ Alexander Nelson/ Apr. 9, 1896 - June 19, 1934/ Beloved Husband Of/ Rose Seiling/ Mar. 25, 1902 - ......../ Their Daughter/ June Margaret Marr/ June 23, 1922 - Feb. 9, 1983

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1896 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jun 1934 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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