When John Richard Wharton was born on 25 February 1889, in Maplehurst, Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Hanford Warren Wharton, was 21 and his mother, Mary Eliza Butterfield, was 20. He married Rhoda Mae Oakes on 30 August 1916, in Andover, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901 and Carleton, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada in 1911. He died on 24 June 1924, in Maplehurst, Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 35, and was buried in Carleton, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada.
habitational name from any of various places called Wharton, in Westmorland, Cheshire, and Lincolnshire, or from Warton in Lancashire, Northumberland, and Warwickshire. The Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English weard ‘watch’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Cheshire and Warwickshire placenames derive from Old English wæfre ‘swamp, marshy ground’ + tūn. The Westmorland placename may derive from Old English hwearf ‘embankment, shore, wharf’ + tūn.
perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, derived from the Old English personal name Wīgfrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.