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Samuel Date

Samuel Date

Male 1815 - 1910  (94 years)

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  • Name Samuel Date 
    Born 23 Jun 1815  , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Business C. N. Weber Limited, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • C. N. Weber is a complex organization, but it started simply enough as hardware store founded by Samuel Date in 1855. He sold tools and supplies needed by carpenters, metal smiths and carriage makers in the community of Berlin, which later became Kitchener.

      Date sold the store to John Fennell, a prominent community leader who died in 1922. In 1923, C.N. Weber bought the store from Fennell's widow. Over time, the business shifted from retail sales to industrial supply.
    Occupation 1859  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hardware merchant 
    1861 Tremaine's Map of Waterloo
    1861 Tremaine's Map of Waterloo
    Kitchener-SamuelDate-hardwarestore-1862.jpg
    Kitchener-SamuelDate-hardwarestore-1862.jpg
    Grand Trunk Railway gazetteer, commercial advertiser and business directory : No. 1 (1862-63)
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-75026 
    Died 1910  Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I75026  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Samuel Date,   b. 1789, Cornwall, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1862, Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Susan Jane "Jane" Havill,   b. 1793, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F229008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Margareth "Fanny" Stanton,   b. Aug 1841, St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1915, Beckwourth, Plumas, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1859  St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Gertrude Havill Date,   b. 29 Aug 1860, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edwin Frederick Date,   b. 29 Mar 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F19593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King Street, Kitchener

      Victoria Block, erected by John A. Mackie in 1855, came next. Mackie was a dealer in dry goods, groceries, crockery, boots and shoes. Samuel Date first occupied the other half as a hardware store. Later the proprietors were John Fennel and George Graber.

      The Victoria Block was considered one of the finest places along King Street. It was a two-story, brick building with a veranda rail at the top, along the King Street front.

      REMINISCENCES OF BERLIN (NOW KITCHENER) By JACOB STROH Contributed by Joseph M. Snyder.

      Part I. Settlement - Early Villagers and Buildings, Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume 1930

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 3 pg 23.

    2. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 23.

    3. [S3070] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011.
      Name:Samuel Date
      Gender:Male
      Race:White
      Age:94
      Marital status:Married
      Birth Date:23 Jun 1815
      Birth Place:England
      Death Date:20 Feb 1910
      Death Place:Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA
      Spouse:Mrs Francis Date

    4. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 18 Oct 1859.
      12 Oct 1859 At the residence of the Bride's Father, in St. George, on Wednesday the 12th inst., by the Rev. E. R. Stimson, of Berlin, Mr. Samuel Date, Merchant, Berlin, to Frances M. eldest daughter of Samuel Stanton, Esq., of St. George.

    5. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 19 Oct 1859.
      DATE, Samuel married 12 Oct 1859 to Fanny STANTON At St George, by Rev Mr Simson. Samuel, of Berlin; Fanny, eld daughter of Samuel Stanton, St George.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1815 - , Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware merchant - 1859 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1859 - St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1910 - Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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