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Oren Switzer

Oren Switzer

Male 1892 - 1976

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  • Name  Oren Switzer 
    Born  21 Mar 1892  Gooderham, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1901  Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1911  Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  1976  Bobcaygeon, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Oren worked with his father as a labourer, building bridges and other carpenter work.

      Oren enlisted into the army for the First World War on Jan. 6, 1916, and fought oversees.

      Oren also signed on for the Second World War, I believe he worked in Western Canada training younger soldiers.

      Dad is on the left. It was world war 1. She said he is about 22 years old here. It was just before he went overseas.
      He fought at Vimy Ridge. He has a stripe on his shoulder - he was in the infantry. He and another soldier were on guard duty by a German trench. Grandpa was going to go down the ladder to see what was down there. Grandpa stepped on the third rung and felt a hand on his back. He would not go down any further. The other solder said he was going down, and did. When he stepped down into the trench, he was shot by a German Soldier. Aunt Doreen believes it was God's hand that stopped grandpa from going down. Grandpa was wounded, a piece of shrapnel hit his left and left a small wound. He had lock-jaw, but got over it pretty well.

      When the second world war was on - German prisoners were brought to Canada and were held in something like a prison. Because grandpa and his 2 brother's in law had fought in the 1st war, they were recruited as veteran's to guard the prisoners. Doreen Lowes
    Person ID  I841  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  8 Dec 2014 

    Father  Philip Robertson Switzer,   b. 14 Jun 1855, Bellrock, Portland Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1934, Gooderham, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annie Marie Haines,   b. 1 Jan 1859, Walpole Twp., Haldimand, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1935, Gooderham, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F367  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse 1  Ida Ellen Mintz,   b. 26 Nov 1894, Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Aug 1913  Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Robertson Henry Switzer,   b. 14 May 1914, Gooderham, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1979, Toronto, York, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Philip Switzer,   b. 25 Mar 1916, Gooderham, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1957
     3. Clinton Oren Switzer,   b. 25 Mar 1921, Lochlin, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1999, Bobcaygeon, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Adelia Jane Ellen Switzer,   b. 8 Mar 1923, Lochlin, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 2006, Huntsville, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Living
     6. Theresa Annie Lorraine Switzer,   b. 30 Jun 1927, Lochlin, Haliburton, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1930, Kinmount, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Living
    Family ID  F372  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse 2  Elsie,   b. 1895,   d. Bobcaygeon, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F374  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1892 - Gooderham, Haliburton, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1901 - Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1913 - Glamorgan Twp., Victoria-Haliburton, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1976 - Bobcaygeon, Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lindsay, Victoria, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Philip Robertson Switzer family Photo
    Philip Robertson Switzer family Photo
    B. l tor: Linda May, Oren & Ada Ethel Switzer
    F. l to r: Annie Marie & Philip Robertson Switzer
    Philip Robertson Switzer's Children
    Philip Robertson Switzer's Children
    l to r: Ada Ethel, Oren, Bertha Bell & Linda May Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer & Unknown
    Oren Switzer & Unknown
    Oren is about 22 years old in this photo
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    L to r: Oren Switzer, Linda May Switzer & unknown
    L to r: Oren Switzer, Linda May Switzer & unknown
    Oren Switzer back right<br/>others unknown
    Oren Switzer back right
    others unknown

    Oren Switzer (front left) and group
    Oren Switzer (front left) and group
    Oren Switzer (standing) & unknown
    Oren Switzer (standing) & unknown
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    L to r: Robertson Henry Switzer, George Philip Switzer, Unknown & Oren Switzer
    L to r: Robertson Henry Switzer, George Philip Switzer, Unknown & Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    At logging camp near Burnt River Ontario after the war was over.
    Clinton Oren Switzer & Oren Switzer
    Clinton Oren Switzer & Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    Oren Switzer
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Samuel John Henry Carew & Oren Switzer
    Samuel John Henry Carew & Oren Switzer

    Documents
    Canadian Army Discharge Papers<br/>Oren Switzer
    Canadian Army Discharge Papers
    Oren Switzer

    Discharge Papers WWI<br/>Oren Switzer
    Discharge Papers WWI
    Oren Switzer


    Birth Certificates
    Birth Register<br/>Twins - Oren Switzer & Lorne Switzer
    Birth Register
    Twins - Oren Switzer & Lorne Switzer


    Marriage Certificates
    Marriage Register<br/>Oren Switzer & Ida Ellen Mintz
    Marriage Register
    Oren Switzer & Ida Ellen Mintz

    Marriage Certificate<br/>Oren Switzer & Ida Ellen Mintz
    Marriage Certificate
    Oren Switzer & Ida Ellen Mintz


    Attestation Papers WW1
    Attestation Papers<br />Oren Switzer
    Attestation Papers
    Oren Switzer


  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Registry of Births, Ontario.

    2. [S28] 1901 Canadian Census.

    3. [S30] 1911 Canadian Census.

    4. [S41] Registry of Marriages, Ontario.

    5. [S190] Marriage Certificate.