Schneider, Norman Christoph

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1888-1985

History

Norman Christoph Schneider was born in Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener) on December 9, 1888, the third son of John Metz and Helena Ahrens. He was an engineer and worked from 1905-1910 at Tuerk Tool and Engine company, before joining J.M. Schneider Inc. as a stationary engineer. Over the course of his time with the company he served as company vice-president, president, chairman of the board and as a director, retiring in 1976. He was married to Ethel May Lapsley with whom he had three children: Herbert John, Howard George and Brita.

Beyond his work at Schneider's he served with the 118th Battalion, during the First World War, and served as a Member of Parliament for the riding of North Waterloo from 1952-1958. He won a by-election in 1952, was re-elected in 1953 and 1956, but was defeated in 1958 by Conservative O.W. Weichel. He participated actively in community affairs, serving with the Kitchener Young Men's Club, the Red Cross, the Kitchener Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Federated Charities, Salvation Army, Children's Aid, YWCA, University of Waterloo, St. Mary's Hospital, Doon Pioneer Village, K-W High School Board, Kitchener Citizen's Fire Prevention Committee, Waterloo Township Plowman's Association, Grand River Valley Conservation Commission, Kitchener Downtown Urban Renewal Development Committee, the Schneider Male Choir, and as a director of the Economical Mutual Insurance Co. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Swedenborgian) and served for twenty-five years as Sunday school superintendent and member of the Board of Directors.

Schneider was an aviation enthusiast influencing the development of related amenities in the Region of Waterloo. He was involved in establishing the Kitchener-Waterloo Airport on Lexington Road in Waterloo in 1930 and assisted with the selection of the site of the Waterloo-Wellington Airport in Breslau, Ontario. He served on the airport commission from its founding in 1946 until 1971 and in 1973 the new terminal building was named in his honour. Schneider became an avid skier in his 40's and was a founding member of the Chicopee Ski Club. He also had an interest in motorcycles and automobiles resulting in the 1956 of a LeRoy car built in Kitchener in 1899, which he subsequently donated to Doon Pioneer Village. Finally, an active amateur photographer, he covered the Olympics in Berlin for The Record and in 1929 was the official movie photographer for Kitchener when the King and Queen visited the city.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier University) in 1966 and a Centennial medal in 1967 on the occasion of Canada's 100th birthday.

Schneider died August 26, 1985 at his home in Kitchener and was buried at Woodland Cemetery.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Schneider family (1831-Present)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Herbert John, Jr. (1926 -2006)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Herbert John, Jr.

is the child of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Howard George (1929-1988)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Howard George

is the child of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Hazell, Brita Schneider (1931-?)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Hazell, Brita Schneider

is the child of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, J.M. (John Metz) (1859-1942)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, J.M. (John Metz)

is the parent of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Helena Ahrens (1859-1944)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Helena Ahrens

is the parent of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Frederick Henry (1890-1967)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Frederick Henry

is the sibling of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Herbert John (1886-1905)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Herbert John

is the sibling of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Charles Alexander (1884-1945)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Charles Alexander

is the sibling of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Siegner, Emma Louise (1894-1994)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Siegner, Emma Louise

is the sibling of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Ethel Lapsley (1894-1988)

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Ethel Lapsley

is the spouse of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Gregory John

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Gregory John

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Christopher

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Christopher

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Phillip

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Phillip

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Stephen

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Stephen

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

McBride, Nancy Schneider

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

McBride, Nancy Schneider

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Whetham, Gretchen Schneider

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Whetham, Gretchen Schneider

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Schneider, Eric

Identifier of related entity

Category of relationship

family

Type of relationship

Schneider, Eric

is the grandchild of

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Access points area

Subject access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects