Wesley James Kalar

4 July 1849–3 June 1905 (Age 55)
Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Wesley James

When Wesley James Kalar was born on 4 July 1849, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Kalar, was 51 and his mother, Susannah Elizabeth Whiting, was 48. He married Emeranda Degere about 1874, in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Delta, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 3 June 1905, in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Wesley James Kalar
Emeranda Degere
Marriage: 1874
Katharine Rowina Kellar
Thomas Kellar
George Robinson Kellar
Ethel Adelia Kellar
Wesley Keller
Frances Maud Kellar
Florence M Kellar

Spouse and Children

Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


    Katharine Rowina Kellar


    Thomas Kellar


    George Robinson Kellar



    Wesley Keller


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 18

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 20

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 34

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

Slovenian: topographical name, an agent noun for someone who lived near a pool or swampy place, from Slovenian kal.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wesley Kellar, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Wesley Keller in entry for Wesley Keller, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Wesley Kellar in entry for George Robinson Kellar and Ethel Blanche Dowrie, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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