William Samuel Wildman

Brief Life History of William Samuel

When William Samuel Wildman was born on 20 May 1874, in Norwood, Asphodel, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, his father, John C Wildman, was 40 and his mother, Mary Ann Scott, was 31. He had at least 4 daughters with Mary Fife. He lived in Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Norwood, Asphodel, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Samuel Wildman
1874–1953
Mary Fife
1869–1944
Margaret Scott Wildman
1903–1988
Ruth Isabel Wildman
1904–1982
Blanch Evelyn Wildman
1906–
Beatrice Edna Wildman
1908–1908

Sources (13)

  • Samuel Wildman, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • W S Wildman, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Sam Wildman in entry for Beatrice Elna Wildman, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

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.

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English wild(e) ‘wild, unrestrained, recalcitrant; wanton, perverse’ + man, mon ‘man’.

Americanized form of German Wildmann: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Wilto + Middle High German man ‘man’.

Altered form of Dutch Wildeman .

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

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