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

William James Adams

Male 1868 - 1949  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name William James Adams 
    Born Aug 1868  Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1904  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Finisher, Furniture 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Anglican 
    Residence 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-68382 
    Died 7 Dec 1949  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 9 Dec 1949  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I68382  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Bridget Measures,   b. CALC 13 Nov 1870, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1929, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 15 May 1890  , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Adams,   b. Aug 1891, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Robert Adams,   b. 7 Dec 1894, Southwark, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Private William Frederick Adams,   b. 21 Sep 1895, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1915, , France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. George Edward Adams,   b. Feb 1898, Hoxton, , Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1977, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     5. Ellinor Adams,   b. Aug 1902, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Henry Adams,   b. Jun 1905, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Victor John Adams,   b. 8 Mar 1909, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Norah Louisa Adams,   b. 17 Nov 1911, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1914, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F24444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1890 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1904 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Finisher, Furniture - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1949 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Dec 1949 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William James Adams

      PRESTON, Dec. 8 A Preston resident for the past 44 years, William James Adams died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener. The late Mr. Adams, who was in his 80th year, had been ailing for the past two years. Born in London, England, he came to Canada in 1905 with his wife and family. Residing originally in Doon for a few months, he then made his home in Preston, residing here ever since. A life member of the Sons of England he was also a life member and former active worker in the Preston Canadian Legion. Branch No. 120. He was an Anglican. Originally the late Mr. Adams was employed with the Wirsching Bros., contractors in Preston for several years. Later he was with Stahlschmidt Furniture, now Canadian Office for several years and then became caretaker of the Preston Public School for some years until his retirement. The deceased was a veteran of the First World War, enlisting in Toronto with the 9th Engineers and serving overseas from 1914 to 1919. His wife predeceased him in 1929. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Henry Fields of London, Ont.; Mrs. Robert Whittaker of Preston; four sons, Charles, Harry and Victor of Preston, and George Adams of Galt. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. The body is resting at the Stager-Pass, Ltd., Funeral Home from where the service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 8 Dec 1949 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 23.

    2. [S2230] Census - England - 1901, England, London, Shoreditch, St. Mary Hoxton Class: RG13; Piece: 271; Folio: 164; Page: 43.
      William Adams 30 b. Clerkenwell, London, England
      Bridget 30 b. Lambeth, London, England
      Caroline 9 b. Lameth, London, England
      Charles 7 b. Southwark, London, England
      William F. 4 b. Lameth, London, England
      George E. 2 b. Hoxton, London, England

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Flat Marker] Adams/ Wiliam James/ 1868 - 1949/ Bridget/ (Measures)/ 1870 - 1929.

    4. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      William James Adams Buried Dec. 9, 1949