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

Lawrence Fried[1, 2, 3]

Male 1876 - 1920  (44 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Fried 
    Born 24 Feb 1876  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident 
    Misfortune 1920 
    accidently killed 
    Died 6 Dec 1920  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    Residence 1945  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number 00036-3020.6 
    Buried Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I914  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father John Fried,   b. 18 Jun 1842, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1922  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Fannie Groff,   b. 7 Nov 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1923  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Snyder,   b. 13 Feb 1880, North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1948, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1901  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Beulah Dell Fried
     2. Dorothy Fried
     3. Gordon Fried,   b. 1902, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1991  (Age 89 years)
     4. Grace Irene Fried,   b. 21 Oct 1904, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 42 years)
     5. John Fried,   b. 10 Apr 1908, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1988  (Age 80 years)
     6. Lorne L. Fried,   b. 1915,   d. 1997  (Age 82 years)
     7. Harrison Fried,   b. 15 Oct 1917, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1917, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Elva Ruth Fried,   b. 7 Feb 1919, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1920, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Lance Corporal Kenneth L. Fried,   b. 17 Sep 1920,   d. 8 Mar 1945  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F6449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Feb 1876 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1901 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1920 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1945 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roseville Mennonite Cemetery [Formerly Detweiller], Roseville, Waterloo, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Well-Known Farmer Meets Death

      Lawrence Fried Pinned Under Tractor and is Drowned

      Lawrence Fried was found dead beneath an overturned tractor in the ditch on the Blenheim-Wilmot townline about 2 miles south of New Dundee at two o'clock on Monday afternoon. Just how the accident occurred is not known. The accident occurred at a culvert in the road and it is believed in coming down hill he did not notice how close he was to the edge and the tractor overturned into the ditch pinning him underneath in about three feet of water. The doctors who examined the dead man said that he was uninjured but was in such a position that it was impossible for him to extricate himself, death being due to drowning.

      Mr. Fried who lived about 1 ½ miles southeast of New Dundee, left his home about ten o'clock in the forenoon with his tractor to plough at another farm. Later passersby noticed the machine in the ditch by the roadside, but it was not until early in the afternoon, Mr. Fried not appearing, that is was thought he might be underneath and upon investigation the body was found submerged in three feet of water. No inquest was deemed necessary by Coroner Dr. Honsberger, of Kitchener, as it was evident the death was accidental.

      The late Mr. Fried was a prominent farmer and a well-known horse and cattle breeder, showing at Toronto and London as well as at the fairs in this district. He was well known in New Hamburg. He was about 47 years of age and is survived by his widow and eight children, besides his father, John, Fried, now of Kitchener.


      New Hamburg Independent, December 10, 1920

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      CRUSHED TO DEATH BY TRACTOR - Lawrence (sic) Fried was found dead beneath an overturned tractor on the Blenheim-Wilmot road, about two o'clock this afternoon. He had been driving across the culbert (sic) when apparently the tractor left the road, broke through the railing and overturned in the ditch, where there was two or three feet of water. Fried was pinned underneath and was dead when found. Just when the accident occurred is not known definitely. He was taken to New Dundee and Coroner Dr. J. F. Honsberger called.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 668.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 722.

    3. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lawrence Fried.

    4. [S62] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries, Roseville - Roseville Mennonite [formerly Detweiler Mennonite] CC#4493 Internet Link.
      Fried / Lawrence Fried / born Feb.24,1876 / died Dec.6,1920 / in his 45th year / Agnes Snyder his wife / born Feb.13,1880 / died July 12,1948 / in her 69th year

    5. [S184] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County from 1851 to 1980.
      Rest in the Lord Died In Blenheim Township, Ont., on Monday, Dec. 6th, 1920, Lawrence Fried in his 45th year. The Funeral Will take place on Thursday afternoon, 9th inst., at 1.30 o'clock, from his late residence to Detweiler's Church, Roseville, for service and interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Lawrence Fried Born: Oxford CO Age: 24 Father: John Fried Mother: Fanny Grove Born: abt 1877 Spouse: Agnes Snyder Age: 20 born: Northeart Hope Tp Ont Father: Benjamin Snyder Mother: Mary Ebert married 24 Apr 1901

    7. [S184] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County from 1851 to 1980.
      Rest in the Lord Died In Blenheim Township, Ont., on Monday, Dec. 6th, 1920, Lawrence Fried in his 45th year. The Funeral Will take place on Thursday afternoon, 9th inst., at 1.30 o'clock, from his late residence to Detweiler's Church, Roseville, for service and interment. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation
      Fried, Lawrence - Funeral Card 1920.jpg
      Fried, Lawrence - Funeral Card 1920.jpg


    8. [S1886] Military - Canada - Second World War Service Files Canadian Armed Forces War Dead.
      Fried, Kenneth L. 26 years Birthdate: 1920 Sep 17 Died: 1945 Mar 8 Rank: Lance Corporal Unit: Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C. Force: Army Service Number: A109089 Additional Details son of Lawrence & Agnes Fried of New Dundee, Ontario

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Fried aged 20 res Blenheim born Blenheim son of Samuel and Nancy (Zeigler) married 2 Nov 1862 to Fanny Groff, aged 21 res North Dumfries born Waterloo daughter of Jacob and Lea (Bricker)