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Arthur St. S. 0054 - Service Station Elmira

Arthur St. S. 0054 - Service Station Elmira

1000 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Arthur St. S. 0054 - Service Station Elmira 
    Born 1000  54 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Unknown 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I587  Properties
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2011 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1000 - 54 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Aberle Service Station 1948
    Aberle Service Station 1948
    Aberle Service Station 1973
    Aberle Service Station 1973
    submitted by Marion Roes 2011
    fomer Aberle Service Station being demolished 2011
    fomer Aberle Service Station being demolished 2011
    submitted by Marion Roes 2011

  • Notes 
    • Aberle's Service Station

      One of Elmira's older businessmen, namely Roy J. Aberle has conducted the Automotive Service Station located at the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets for the past forty years.  Roy has deeply appreciated the patronage of the citizens of Elmira and surrounding area and also that of the travelling public from outlying areas.  The original Cities Service Products' building of 1933 was replaced by the present one in 1954.  In July 1965 British Petroleum products were introduced.  Mr. Aberle's sons, Gerald and Neil assisted their father during their school years.  Both have joined the teaching profession following in their mother's footsteps rather than that of their father.1a

      1aThe Elmira Old Boys & Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, June 29 - July 2, pg. 68.



      Roy J. Aberle Cities Service Station


      Roy J. Aberle has conducted a successful business in the Cities Service Station, on the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets, for the past 14 years.  During these years he was assisted by many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas), Harold Schaub, Laverne Miller, Norman Hathaway, Donald Brox, Art Hahn, David Rowland (at present with the R.A.F., England).  Mr. Aberle's own sons, Gerald and Neil, are now giving him a helping hand.  The rainbow-coloured Studebaker shown in the picture, and used by Roy as a service car, was featured in the 1923 Old Boys Reunion as the most up-to-date car in Elmira at that time.2a

      2aSouvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39.

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      2011 note: Aberle's station was remodelled to be a Becker gas bar and convenience store some years ago, and in 2011 the building is being demolished.  A new building will be erected on the combined former Aberle and Steddick Hotel properties.