Funeral Card For Wm. T. Giles
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- Front of funeral card. Inside reads: Died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Echerdt Wettlaufer, Palermo, on Thursday, Dec. 15th, 1932, Wm. T. Giles of Merton, aged 71 years. The funeral service will be held at his daughter’s home on Saturday afternoon, 17th inst, at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in St Jude’s Cemetery, Oakville.
His spouse was Janet (nee Hallet) Giles. They married on December 30, 1896. Their children were: Vera Marie Giles (spouse Fax Ball) ; Ethel Irene Giles (spouse Eckhardt Reiner Elton Wettlaufer) ; Mary Grace Giles (spouse Harry Webster Leedham) ; and John Kenneth Giles (spouse Ella Alexandra Ball).
Vera Marie (Giles) Ball (1897 - 1994) and John Kenneth Giles (1906 - 2004)
William and his wife, Janet had been very active in the Methodist church at Merton, near their home. After the church amalgamation with the United church, they attended Palermo United Church just to the north where their children, in particular, Ethel, were also active members.
- The Giles family farmed at Merton, Trafalgar Township for several generations.
The Merton area (Lots 26-35 2SDS Trafalgar) was settled as early as 1810. The first settlers were David Utter, Joseph Smith, William Bates, Cornelius Tipps and Henry Cale. The community adopted the name "Merton" when the post office opened in 1852. The name was likely chosen to commemorate the battle of Trafalgar and Lord Nelson as other local villages had chosen Bronte and Palermo. The post office remained open until 1917 when it was replaced by rural mail service from Bronte.
Merton boundaries were present day Burloak Drive to 3rd Line, the railway tracks near Lake Ontario north to Upper Middle Road. The intersection of Bronte Road (originally called Station Road) and the Queen Elizabeth Way (formerly Lower Middle Road) was the centre of the Merton area.
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- December 15, 1932
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- William Thomas Giles, b. Nov. 1, 1861, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.
Death: Dec. 15, 1932 d. December 15, 1932
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton