John Richard Wharton

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 died on 24 June 1924, in Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 35, and was buried in Carleton, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada.

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

Sources (14)

  • John Warton, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John Wharton, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • John B Whorton, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"

World Events (1)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

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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