John Richard Wharton

Male25 February 1889–24 June 1924

Brief Life History of John Richard

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.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Wharton
Rhoda Mae Oakes
Marriage: 30 August 1916
Myrtle Pearl Wharton
Adrian Thomas Wharton
Vaughn Hudson Wharton
Bertha Wharton

Sources (12)

  • John Wharton in household of Hanford Wharton, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • John Wharton, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • John B Whorton, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1916Andover, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (1)

    1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

    Age 12

    July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

    Name Meaning


    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’.

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

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