Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William Dunster Sheldon

William Dunster Sheldon

Male 1873 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name William Dunster Sheldon 
    Born 6 Dec 1873  Bucarest, , Bucuresti, România Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Business Main St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co. 
    McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co.
    McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co.
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Immigration 1884  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1884  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Invention 1895  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Little Wonder Water Heater 
    • It is held by patents issued in 1885, and are stamped "Little Wonder, J. D. McEachren, Galt, Ont., Pat. 1895." The firm has been in existence since May 1896. The large experience and inventive genius of Mr. J. D. McEachren, and the young vim of Mr. W. D. Sheldon assure the success of the new firm beyond a peradventure.1a

      1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Little Wonder 1897
    Little Wonder 1897
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72704 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I72704  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Joseph William Sheldon,   b. Abt 1854, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Juliet Mary Dunster,   b. 6 Feb 1854, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1923, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F18976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Bell Smith,   b. 10 Mar 1882, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Jul 1905  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Dunster Sheldon,   b. 28 Apr 1906, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1973, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. James? B. Sheldon,   b. Nov 1907, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Harris C. Sheldon,   b. Apr 1909, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F187019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Dec 1873 - Bucarest, , Bucuresti, România Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - The McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co. - - Main St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1884 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1884 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Little Wonder Water Heater - 1895 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1905 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The McEachren Heating and Ventilating Co.

      This is a young and enterprising firm doing business in the large, substantial brick building on West Main street, formerly occupied by Messrs. Cant Bros. This firm is engaged in the manufacture of heating and ventilating appliances. The heating appliance is a new and wonderful one indeed, and is well named The Little Wonder, and takes its name for the following reasons :

      1st-It is the smallest hot water boiler in the market of equal heating capacity.

      2nd.-It is the wonder of all who see it, that such a small boiler using such a small quanity of fuel, should heat such a large space, and get up the required, heat so quickly.

      3rd. -All practical observers wonder at such an efficient, neat and dur-able hot water heating system being supplied at such a small cost.

      It is held by patents issued in 1885, and are stamped "Little Wonder, J. D. McEachren, Galt, Ont., Pat. 1895." The firm has been in existence since May 1896. The large experience and inventive genius of Mr. J. D. McEachren, and the young vim of Mr. W. D. Sheldon assure the success of the new firm beyond a peradventure.


      1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt

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      WILLIAM D. SHELDON.

      Among the successful and growing business enterprises of the town of Galt is that of which William D. Sheldon is president. The enterprise is carried on under the name of Sheldon's Limited, and in the factory are manufactured heating, drying and ventilating plants. William D. Sheldon is an enterprising, energetic young business man, who has little more than passed the thirty-third milestone on life 's journey. He was born December 1, 1873, in Bucharest, Roumania, a son of Joseph William and Juliet (Dunster) Sheldon, natives of England. The father was a civil engineer and devoted much of his life to the construction and operation of street railway systems throughout Europe. He came to Ontario in 1884, the family locating at Galt, where he lived retired until his death in 1892. During the period of his active railroad building he constructed lines in the cities of Brussels, Madrid, Bremen and Bucharest and other European cities, and he was a director in the Tramways Union of London.

      William D. Sheldon was ten years of age when with his parents he settled at Galt. His education was largely acquired in the public and high schools of the city and when nineteen years of age he began providing for his own support as clerk in a hardware store. In 1896, with J. D. McEachran, he established the present industry the manufacture of heating, drying and ventilating plants. The business has increased rapidly, the trade now extending throughout the Dominion. In 1903 Mr. McEachran retired and was succeeded by Sidney Sheldon, brother of our subject, the business being conducted under the firm style of Sheldon & Sheldon until 1906, when they incorporated as Sheldon's Limited, with a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars, of which one hundred and sixty thousand dollars is paid up. William D. Sheldon became president and Sidney Sheldon vice-president of the new corporation. They make a specialty of drying plants for manufacturing purposes and also ventilating plants for schools and churches. The product now goes to all parts of the Dominion and the business has enjoyed a rapid and healthful growth.

      William D. Sheldon was married in 1905 to Beatrice Smith, a daughter of James M. Smith of Galt, and they have one son, William D. Sheldon, Jr.


      A History of Ontario: its resources and development

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-3 Page 10.

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div. 2 Pg. 7.