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Wilbert Newell Hurdman (1886 - 1977)

Wilbert Newell Hurdman
Born in Carleton, Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 25 Jun 1910 (to 1925) in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canadamap
Husband of — married 15 Oct 1927 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died at age 90 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canadamap
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Wilbert Newall Hurdman was born the son of Lt-Col William George Hurdman, DSO and Charlotte Elizabeth Burns.[1] He first married Lotta Anna Kezer in 1910[2] and divorced in 1925.[3][4] Secondly, he married Myrtle Angeline Arnold in 1927.[5]

He was a former pupil of Ottawa Collegiate Institute (now known as Lisgar Collegiate Institute).[6] He was an electrician before the Great War and he had served 3 years with 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles.[7]

He enlisted for overseas service during the Great War in Jan 1915[7] By the end of the Great War he was a Battery Quarter-Master Sergeant, Army, 3rd Canadian Divisional Column (commanded by his father) after serving for a short time with the 2nd Divisional Signals Company, Canadian Engineers.[7] He was once mentioned in despatches,[8] and demobilised in Mar 1919.[7]

Obituary:[9] HURDMAN, Wilbert Newell in hospital on Monday, April 18th, 1977 Wilbert Newell Hurdman, in his 91st year, beloved husband of Stella Abbott, 215 Gladstone Ave. Brother of Mrs. E.E. Hampson (Edna), Montreal and Miss Betty Hurdman, Ottawa. Son of the late Lt. Col. W. G. Hurdman, Ottawa, D.S.O. Friends may call at Hulse and Playfair Central Chapel, 315 MacLeod St. on Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Service Wednesday, 10 a.m. Interment Beechwood cemetery. Friends desiring to send a memorial tribute may donate to. a. charity of their choice.

1901 Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.[10]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Wm. G. Hurdman Head Male 42 - 01 Nov 1858 Ontario Merchant Widower
Gerald C Hurdman Son Male 16 - 16 Oct 1884 Ontario Student
Wilbert N. Hurdman Son Male 14 - 27 Dec 1886 Ontario
Ola May Hurdman Daughter Female 8 - 04 May 1892 Ontario
Charlotte C Hurdman Daughter Female 6 - 20 Jun 1894 Ontario
Albert F Hurdman Brother Male 40 Ontario - 24 Jul 1860 Miner
Isabella S Hurdman Wife Female 29 - 21 Mar 1872 Ontario


  1. "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," Wilbert Newall Hurdman, 27 Dec 1886; citing Birth, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto
  2. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," Wilbert Newell Hurdman and Lotta Anna Kezer, 25 Jun 1910; citing registration, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto
  4. Canadian Hansard. An Act for the relief of Wilbert Newell Hurdman, Bills Assented to on 27 Jun 1925.
  5. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," Wilbert Newall Hurdman and Myrtle Angeline Arnold, 15 Oct 1927; citing registration , Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto
  6. "Lisgar Collegiate Centenary: 1843-1943". Lisgar Collegiate Centenary Committee. Lisgar Alumni Association - O'Meara, W. P. J. (Chair). 174 pp. Photos.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Great War Personnel Records.
  8. London Gazette. No 31448. 11 Jul 1919.
  9. Obituary. April 20, 1977. The Ottawa Journal. Ottawa, Ontario. Page 66
  10. 1901 Census Canada. Library and Archives Canada.

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