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

Frank Roberts Kreason

Male 1900 - 1977  (77 years)


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  • Name Frank Roberts Kreason 
    Born 24 Apr 1900  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting public service, fire 
    Military WW1 - 111th Battalion 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-63488 
    Died 16 Sep 1977 
    Buried Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63488  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father John Boehmer Kreason,   b. 6 Mar 1859, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1928, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Margaret "Maggie" Albright,   b. 16 Aug 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1939, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1895  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F16576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Stewart,   b. 1901, Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1994, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1923  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F47741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • FRANK R. KREASON 1900-1977

      Married: Edith Stewart

      Frank Kreason was born in Preston on April 24, 1900 and lived there all his life with the exception of the time he served in Europe during the First World War with the 111th Battalion. Known as "Mister Hydro", Mr. Kreason served as Preston's Hydro Superintendent from 1932 until his retirement in May 1966. Mr. Kreason also served as Preston's part time Fire Chief from 1951 to 1956 replacing the retired Chief Andrew Spalding. Mr. Kreason died on September 16, 1977 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery.

      Sources:
      1. Obituary Cambridge Daily Reporter Friday September 17, 1977.
      2. Jim Quantrell History of the Cambridge Fire Department Ditner Printing, Cambridge Ontario 1992.
      3. "Frank Kreason Named Part-Time Fire Chief for Town of Preston", Galt Daily Reporter Wednesday March 21, 1951.
      4. "Retires after 34 Years as Hydro Superintendent", Preston Times Wednesday May 18, 1966.



      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 8.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Maggie Albright Born: Canada Age: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1872 Father: Francis Albright Mother: Catherine Albright married John B Kreason (laurndryman of Berlin) Age:: 35 Est. Birth: abt 1860 Born: Canada Father: Charles Kreason Mother: Caroline Kreason married 9 Jan 1895 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Berlin

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1900 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Mar 1923 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Parklawn Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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