Waterloo Region Generations
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Aaron F. Stager

Aaron F. Stager

Male 1862 - 1923  (61 years)

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  • Name Aaron F. Stager 
    Born 5 Mar 1862  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name A. F. Stager 
    Occupation Funeral Home Director 
    Old Fan - The Stager's Furniture and Funeral Home's horse
    Old Fan - The Stager's Furniture and Funeral Home's horse
    Courtesy of Betsy Stager Ackford.
    Guenther/Stager Store (when it was Aaron Stager’s – Stager & Co. -- at the bottom of English Church Hill.  Likely ca 1919.)
    Stager & Co. - Furniture and Undertaking about 1919
    courtesy of Betsy Stager Ackford.
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer's Son 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Machinist 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Retail, Store 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-84141 
    Died 17 Oct 1923 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I84141  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Heinrich "Henry" Stager,   b. 19 Apr 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1903, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Strycker,   b. 11 Jan 1837, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1904, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1853  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F24201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanche Ella Wilkins,   b. 20 Sep 1868, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1951  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1894  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Bertha Elizabeth Stager,   b. 23 Dec 1895, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charles Henry Arnold Stager,   b. 2 Aug 1898, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1982, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Harold Kimberley "Harry" Stager,   b. 16 Jan 1900, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1987, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F21866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Aaron F. Stager
    Aaron F. Stager
    image from the Stager family collection 2014

  • Notes 
    • Funeral of the Late Aaron Stager [City of Cambridge Archives - no date or publication info of the obit]

      The large number of citizens and friends who turned out to attend the funeral of the late Aaron F. Stager on Saturday testified to the esteem in which he was held in the community. The service which was conducted by Rev. W. O. B---[illegible] assisted by Rev. W. H. Harvey of Waterloo and Capt. Howlett of the S. A. [Salvation Army] of Kitchener were most impressive. As the merchants closed their place of business from two to four there was a large representation of the business men of the town as well as the school board of which he was a member, and also the council as well as hundreds of citizens. The floral tributes were many and came from private individuals as well as the various organizations, a beautiful bouquet of mums being sent by the school children. The Salvation Army band was present and led the funeral procession. The pall bearers were: -- R. J. Phin[?], O. M. Schnitz [?, Wellington Mc..?, J. B. Darwin, J. A. Beattie and A. A. Panabaker.

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      Death of A. F. Stager [City of Cambridge Archives - no date or newspaper name. G. E. Hudson, Editor and Proprietor]

      Mr. Aaron F. Stager passed away yesterday evening about six o'clock. The end was not unexpected for he had been ill for months with a malignant disease, though it is only during the past month that he has been confined to his bed, his indomitable will power keeping him up during the summer. The late Mr. Stager was the son of the late Henry Stager and was born in Waterloo County sixty one years ago. As a young man he served his apprenticeship as a machinist in the Karch foundry. He afterwards spent a couple of years in Sarnia, but with that exception he has been a resident of Hespeler and vicinity all his life. For the past twenty six years he has conducted a furniture and undertaking business here, and his integrity, and his good business dealings made him many friends. Apart from his business, too, he was one of the best liked men in town, a good companion on the bowling green, or wherever he might be. He was one of the foremost among the merchants in espousing any cause for the town's advancement. As a member of the School Board he was invaluable and as chairman of the property committee he spent days and weeks on the job while the new addition was being built, and superintended the laying out of the lawns around the school. It is questionable if another citizen could be found who would devote as much time to the work of the school board as the late Mr. Stager did during his term of office. But his work in assisting to make Hespeler beautiful will carry his name down with the history of Hespeler. Some three years ago the Parks Board turned over three or four lots in "Corktown" to the council to re-sell as the board had as much land as they could look after. This had been a dump heap for years and when the foundation for the school was built, considerable of the earth was put on the lots to cover up the rubbish. It was shortly after this that the town put the lots up for sale, and Mr. Stager bought them. Since then they have been turned into a small but extremely pretty park. With Mr. Stager's natural retiring disposition he did not desire that the park should bear his name, but called it Laurel Park. Beautiful flower beds, and a rustic band stand as well as stretches of fine lawn make the park an oasis for the people of the section. Several other lots in the rear were acquired by Mr. Stager, and here tennis courts were laid out, and there is a place for the kiddies of the section to play ball. All this was done by Mr. Stager at his own expense, with the exception of some financial assistance for the band stand from the Women's Institute. He has been for a great many years a member of the Methodist Church, being a member of the Quarterly Board and the Vice President of the Brotherhood. As a citizen and as a man the late Aaron Stager had few equals. Besides his sorrowing wife, he leaves to mourn his loss, one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Foster, and two sons, Charles and Harry all of Hespeler. Two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Werlich of Brantford, and Mrs. Wm. Werlich of Preston, and three brothers, John of Mannheim, and Samuel and Arnold of Waterloo Tp., survive. The funeral will be held from his late residence, Galt. St. on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 15.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Aaron Stager Born: Waterloo Township Age: 32 Born: abt 1862 Father: Henry Stager Mother: Elizabeth Stager Spouse: Blanche E Wilkins Age: 25 Born: abt 1869 born: Peterboro Father: Chas P Wilkins Mother: Lydia Wilkins married 7 Aug 1894 married: Waterloo, Hespeler

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 6.

    4. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 8.

    5. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 20 Pg. 21.

    6. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 44.

    7. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Henry Steger, farmer of New Hope, married 1 Feb 1853 in Greenbush by banns to Elisabeth Striger of New Hope, wit: Jacob Ewald of Waterloo & Carl Querenbach of Waterloo

    8. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Double Wedding - 5 Feb. 1903 p. 2, col. 3.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1862 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer's Son - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machinist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1894 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail, Store - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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