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

Alfred Currie Roos

Male 1883 - 1949  (66 years)


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  • Name Alfred Currie Roos 
    Born 20 Oct 1883  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Family Photograph
    • L-R Jacob Roos, Catherine Currie Roos, Robert J Roos, Annie Beamer Roos, Alfred Currie Roos.

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    Name Alf Roos 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Woolen Warper 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shipping, Woolen Mill 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-92741P 
    Died 30 Dec 1949  [3
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I92741  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Jacob Roos,   b. 28 Sep 1852, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1908, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Catherine Currie,   b. 21 Apr 1848, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1933, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1881  Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katie Ellen Thomson,   b. 2 Nov 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1958  (Age 75 years) 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F221811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alfred Currie Roos:The Roos family lived in the Hespeler area. Alf went to school in a small rural school on Pine Bush Rd. near Hespeler. He completed grade 10. Alf worked at The R Forbes Company, from the age of 14years until he was 46 first as a woolen warper and then a superintendent. The company was sold to Dominion Woolens & Worsted who eventually replaced all the management with their own staff. Alf then searched for a small company to purchase and in 1929 he bought a rundown fuel company in Galt which he then named the Roos Coal Company. He owned this company until he sold it to his son Robert Peter Roos in 1949 just before his death. He was a self taught man who learned book keeping and business management himself. He would read a lot. Alf was also very civic minded and was involved in the amateur lacrosse association for many years although he did not play the sport himself. He was the President of the local club for several years and in 1927 was president of the Ontario Amateur Lacrosse Association. He was also on the Hespeler Town Council in the year that he died. Alfred Currie Roos died Dec.30 1949 of cancer.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 2.

    2. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 20 Pg. 16.

    3. [S237] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - New Hope CC#4498 Internet Link .
      Roos/ in loving memory of Alfred Currie Roos/ Oct. 20, 1883 - Dec. 30. 1949/ his wife Katie Ellen Thomson/ Nov. 2, 1882 - May 28, 1958/ at rest

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1883 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woolen Warper - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shipping, Woolen Mill - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 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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