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Franklin Hobson Bretz

Male 1878 - 1955  (77 years)


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  • Name Franklin Hobson Bretz 
    Born 26 Jan 1878  Tavistock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1955  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aug 1965  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mt Pleasant Cemetery
    Person ID I30  Our Family History
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Abraham Bretz,   b. 25 Aug 1850, Fisher Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1940, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Alice Davidson Hobson,   b. 03 Jul 1851, Belfast, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1911, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 25 Dec 1876  Bright, Blandford Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillian Mabel Wood,   b. 21 Oct 1877, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1938, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1903  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Josephine Bretz,   b. 02 Dec 1904, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1904, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     2. Madeline Gertrude Bretz,   b. 19 Jan 1907, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1989, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     3. Allan Eversley Bretz,   b. 15 Oct 1908, York, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1909, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
     4. Howard Claude Bretz,   b. 29 Apr 1911, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1972, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Natural]
     5. Norman Hobson Bretz,   b. 05 May 1913, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1956, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Raised in Toronto.

      Frank was a stenographer when he was a young man. Later, and for the rest of his career he was an accountant for the Grollier Society ~1914-1943.

      Kept maid service at their family home in Winnipeg.

      Spent final years in a senior's home in Winnipeg.

      Lived in Tavistock 1878-1882
      Lived at Forest 1882-1885?
      Moved to Toronto with family in 1885 at age 7
      Lived at 280 Queen St E 1886
      Lived at 31 Sword St 1887-1889
      Lived at 159 River 1889-1890
      Lived at 139 Simpson Ave 1891
      Lived at 25 Brooke Ave 1892-1899 (River?)
      Lived at 179 First Street around 1899-1903
      Lived at 787 Gerrard St in Toronto from 1903-1917.
      Rented a house in Winnipeg, Feb 12 1916 to secure housing for his family. Lived at Harbison ave between Kelvin and the river.
      Moved family to Winnipeg in 1917.
      Lived at Lansdowne Avenue for a year.
      Lived at 338 Baltimore Road from 1918-1938
      Moved to Toronto 1938
      Lived at 17 Fairview from ~1940-1945+
      Moved to Winnipeg 1950?
      Lived in retirement home in Winnipeg 1950s

      Owned a cottage at Keewatin, Ontario 1920s

      Work
      1894 Clerk, Canada Publishing Co.
      1895 Student
      1896-1902+ Stenopgrapher for The World
      1905 Adver Agent
      1908 Virtue & Co.
      1911-1913 Clerk, Canada Manufacturing, Importing and Distribution
      ~1914-1932+ Bookkeeper, Grollier Society

      Mt. Pleasant
      Plot 18

      7970-18

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924, Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Alice Davidson Hobson