Peter March Gertridge

Male29 March 1839–31 August 1872

Brief Life History of Peter March

When Peter March Gertridge was born on 29 March 1839, in Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Gertridge, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ann Miner, was 37. He married Mary Elizabeth Payzant on 2 April 1865, in Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 31 August 1872, in his hometown, at the age of 33, and was buried in Gaspereau Cemetery, Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Peter March Gertridge
Mary Elizabeth Payzant
Marriage: 2 April 1865
Fenwick William Gertridge
Mark Marley Munroe Gertridge
Peter Josselyn Gertridge

Sources (36)

  • Peter Gertridge, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Peter Gurtridge, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • Peter in entry for Peter Jocylin Gertridge, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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  • Marriage
    2 April 1865Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (2)


    Age 30



    Age 32

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    form of the name of the best-known of all Christ's apostles, traditionally regarded as the founder of the Christian Church. The name derives, via Latin, from Greek petros ‘stone, rock’. This is used as a translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, given to the apostle Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from another of the same name ( Simon Zelotes ). ‘When Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone’ (John 1:42). According to Matthew 16:17–18, Christ says more explicitly, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona … thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’. The name has been in continuous use since the Middle Ages.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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