Tombstone Tuesday – May 22, 2018 – George Edward Hainer

George EdwardHainer

George Edward Hainer was the son of George Alva and Alice (Ryckman) Hainer. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario on December 19, 1886. George and Alice Hainer had seven children: Donald Andrew( ), Gertrude Maud (1876), Benjamin Oscar (1878), Ethel Blanche (1880), Stella Bell (1882), George Edward (1886), Hannah Cordelia (1895).

In the 1901 Canadian Census, George and his family are living in St Catharines, Ontario. He is 13 years old and attends school. In the 1911 Canadian Census, George is 23 years old and living at home with his parents. He is working as an electrician.


George Edward Hainer married Agnes Marie Douglas on the 31st day of January, 1913. They had three children; Edward Douglas (1914), Alice Maria (1917), Dorothy (1919). In 1919, George Edward and his family left Canada and settled in Flint, Michigan, where George found employment in the Auto Industry as a machinist. They live at 913 Rankin Street in Flint and the same address was listed in the Flint City directory for the same year.  Agnes Marie Hainer died in Flint on January 30, 1920 of Pneumonia, a complication of influenza.

George Edward married Mabel Piper on June 9, 1921 in Niagara, New York. George and Mabel had three daughters; Winnifred, Gertrude, Georgina.

In a 1924 Flint City Directory, George and Mabel are living at 3714 Wesley in Flint and he is still employed with the Auto Industry. I do not find George and Mabel in American or Canadian Census records for 1930 and 1940.

Seventy years ago today, George Edward Hainer died. He was returned to St Catharines where he is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines, Ontario

Maple Lawn Church

Rest in peace, George Edward!

Love, Jan

George Edward Hainer is my third cousin two times removed.

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