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

Jacob Godbold

Male 1846 - 1866  (20 years)


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  • Name Jacob Godbold 
    Born 1846  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-8375 
    Died 18 Jul 1866  St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8375  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father James Godbold,   b. 8 Oct 1824, Blundeston With Flixton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Magdalena,   b. 6 Jun 1823, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1846 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1866 - St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Fatal Accident.

      On Wednesday the 18th of July, Jacob Gotbold met his death very suddenly, near St. Mary's, Canada West. He was employed as a brakesman on the Grand Trunk R. R. He was standing on the roof of a freight car, as it was approaching a deep cut where the road passed under the bridge of the National Cross Road. Not seeing the bridge, he struck his head against it, and was instantly killed. His body was taken in care by the superintendent of the road and brought to Berlin, Waterloo Co., where his parents reside and on Friday the 20th it was deposited at the Mennonite grave-yard (Eby's), there to rest free from all earthly pains. He was about 19 years of age.

      1a Volume III, No. 8, August, 1866 Herald of Truth, page 67

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 214.

    2. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, Volume III, No. 8, August, 1866 - Obituary of Jacob Gotbold.

    3. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 27.