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

George Fink

Male 1870 - 1930  (59 years)


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  • Name George Fink 
    Born 25 May 1870  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Business Canadian Office and School Furniture Co., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Canadian Office and School Furniture Co. 
    • In association with Otto Klotz (the father of the Canadian Astronomer and Surveyor Dr. Otto Julius Klotz 1852-1923), George A. Clare, George Fink and William Hudson, they later formed the joint stock company "Canadian Office and School Furniture Co." (C.O.S.F.). This company expanded very quickly - as well as they also produced bureaux and church furnishings. It is said that C.O.S.F. outfitted 1250 Canada bank offices. In 1908 they had about 125-180 employees.
    Religion 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bookkeeper 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Bookkeeper 
    Religion 1891  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Public Service 8 Nov 1892  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Preston Fire Brigade 
    • From Minute Book of Preston Fire Brigade
    Occupation 1896  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    book keeper 
    Occupation 1901  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Bookkeeper 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-90172 
    Died 26 Feb 1930  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cause: Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage (4 minutes) 
    Buried 2 Mar 1930  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I90172  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Paul Fink,   b. 1830, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maria Catharina Stein,   b. 9 Oct 1831, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1888, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F37969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Braun,   b. 11 Mar 1870, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1960, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1893  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
     1. Lieutenant George Paul Fink,   b. 21 Oct 1894, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1917, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Caroline May Fink,   b. 1 May 1896, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Katharine Rosaline Fink,   b. 15 Aug 1899, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1982  (Age 82 years)
     4. Thomas Emil Valentine Fink,   b. 16 Mar 1901, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1952, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     5. Irvin Carl Fink,   b. 11 Mar 1903, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1945  (Age 41 years)
     6. Margaret Christina Fink,   b. 31 Jul 1905, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1973, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Georgina Elizabeth Fink,   b. 12 Jan 1910, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1931, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F23324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GEO. FINK DROPS DEAD ON WAY TO HIS OFFICE TODAY

      Canadian Office And School Furniture Company Director Suffured a Heart Attack Near Post Office

      George Fink, Queen street, Preston, for many years identified with the Canadian Office and School Furniture Company here, died very suddenly early this afternoon while on the way to the office. He was in apparently good health when he left his home after lunch and it is understood he had reached the postoffiee when he collapsed. A resident of Preston for many years, the late Mr. Fink had been connected with the Canadian Office and School Furniture Company Limited, as a partner and secretary-treasurer of the concern before its amalgamation a year ago with the Preston Furniture Company. He occupied a place on the board of directors up to the time of his death, with the now company. Further details regarding his sudden passing will he published tomorrow.

      Kitchener Daily Record 26 Feb 1930 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1901, Preston (Village) F-2 Page 24.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      George Fink Date of Birth: 25 May 1870 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father:: Paul Fink (carpenter of Waterloo Village) Mother: Catherine Stein

    3. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 1 Page 24.

    4. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 24 Pg. 23.

    5. [S2441] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1891, Section 1 Page 58.

    6. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name:George Fink Date of Birth:25 May 1870 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:Paul Fink Mother's name:Catherine Stein

    7. [S2418] aaaa CensusTown of Waterloo 1891 Sect. 3, Section 3 Page 51.

    8. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Caroline May Fink Date of Birth: 1 May 1896 Gender: Female Birth County: Waterloo Father:: George Fink (book keeper of Preston) Mother: Mary Elizabeth Brauns

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:George Fink Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1871 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Age at Death:59 Death Date:26 Feb 1930 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    10. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Monument] [Front] F/ Margaret ASHLEY/ 1905-1973/ Wesley B. ASHLEY/ 1895-1979/ Patricia M. ASHLEY/ 1933-1993/ FINK./ [Flat marker] Patricia./[Back] George FINK/ 1870-1930/ His wife/ Mary Elizabeth BRAUNS/ 1870-1960/ Lieut. George P. FINK C.A.S.C./ 1894-1917/ Georgina E. FINK/ 1910-1931/ FINK/ [Pillow markers at back] Father/ [Woodmen of the world memorial]./ Mother/ Georgina.

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George Fink (book keeper of Preston) Born: Waterloo Ont Age: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1870 Father: Paul Fink Mother: Catherine Fink (deceased) married Mary Elizabeth Braun Age:: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1870 Born: Preston Ont Father: Henry Braun Mother: Anna Braun married 14 Jun 1893 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Preston

    12. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:George Fink Age:23 Birth Date:abt 1870 Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date:14 Jun 1893 Marriage County or District:Waterloo Father:Paul Fink Mother:Catherine Fink Spouse:Mary Elizabeth Braun Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1870 Spouse Birth Place:Preston, Ontario Spouse Father:Henry Braun Spouse Mother:Anna Braun

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1870 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Preston Fire Brigade - 8 Nov 1892 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jun 1893 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - book keeper - 1896 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1901 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Cerebral Haemorrhage (4 minutes) - 26 Feb 1930 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Mar 1930 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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