John Solomon Vermilyea

Male16 December 1856–22 February 1929

Brief Life History of John Solomon

When John Solomon Vermilyea was born on 16 December 1856, in Thurlow Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, his father, Reuben Bedell Vermilyea, was 30 and his mother, Catherine McColl, was 22. He married Harriet Irene Reed on 28 February 1878, in Thurlow Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Sidney Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada in 1861 and Hastings, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 22 February 1929, in Foxboro, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Foxboro, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

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John Solomon Vermilyea
Harriet Irene Reed
Marriage: 28 February 1878

Sources (7)

  • John Vermilia, "Ontario Census, 1861"
  • John S Vermilyan, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • John Solomon Vermilyea, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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  • Marriage
    28 February 1878Thurlow Township, Hastings, Ontario, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (5)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 11

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 13


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 27

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French Vermeille (or perhaps of some other similar French surname): from the feminine form of Vermeil, from the (Old) French adjective vermeil ‘bright red’, which in the Middle Ages also denoted purple fabrics; hence a nickname denoting someone with red complexion or a metonymic occupational name for someone who sells purple fabrics. Compare Vermilya .

    History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors. Its first bearer(s) came to NY from the Netherlands in the middle of the 17th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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