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

Emma Wilken

Female 1891 - 1922  (31 years)


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  • Name Emma Wilken 
    Born 2 Oct 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Emma Rudow 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56620 
    Died 21 Dec 1922  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I56620  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John Rapien Friedrick George Wilken,   b. 19 Dec 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1949, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Anna Metz,   b. 2 May 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1921, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F14607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Max Rudow,   b. 15 Feb 1893, Pembroke, Pembroke Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1916  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Kathleen "Kay" Rudow,   b. 1916, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1993, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Carl John Rudow,   b. 1918,   d. 1973  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F28467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sudden Death of Mrs. Rudow

      Community Shocked By The Passing of Well-Known Elmira Woman

      Elmira was shocked to hear of the death of one of her esteemed daughters in the person of Emma Wilken, the beloved wife of William Rudow. The deceased had not been in good health since the Flu of 1918 but she bore her suffering with fortitude. She had reached the early age of 36 years, 2 months and 21 days. On Dec.18, she complained of pains in her sides which developed into pleurisy, and on the third day she took a turn for the worse when double pneumonia set in. She succumbed to her sickness on Friday morning at 4: 30. The late Mrs. Rudow whose maiden name was Emma Wilken was born in 1892 in Waterloo Township. Later they moved to Floradale and after a few years to Elmira where she attended school. In 1916 she was married to William Rudow and to them were born three children, namely Kathleen, aged 6; Karl age 4, and Marguerite, age 16 months. There also survive her: her father, John R. Wilken; brothers, Amasa, Irvin (Wallace Tp), Russell, Ralph, and also one sister, Cora, who are at home. The funeral which was largely attended was held on December 25 (Christmas Day), at 2: 30 at St. James Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. James Cemetery. The flowers were numerous, showing the high esteem in which she was held.


      Elmira Signet, December 28, 1922

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 14.

    2. [S199] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran Elmira CC#2800 Internet Link.
      Wilken/ Annie Metz Wife Of/ John R. Wilken/ Died May 2, 1921 Aged 57 Yrs./ Gone But Not Forgotten/ John R. Wilken/ Died Jan. 1, 1949 Aged 88 Yrs./ Emma Wilken Wife Of/ William Rudow/ Died Dec. 21, 1922 Aged 30 Yrs.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      William M Rudow (tinsmith of Elmira) Born: Pembroke Age: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1893 Father: Frank Rudow Mother: Christina Schultz married Emma Wilkin Age:: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1893 Born: Woolwich Father: John R Wilkin Mother: Anna Metz Wilkin married 3 Jul 1916 Marriage Place: York, Toronto

    4. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), December 28, 1922 - Obituary of Emma Wilken.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1916 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1922 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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