John Richard Wharton

25 February 1889–24 June 1924 (Age 35)
Maplehurst, Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

30 August 1916
Andover, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

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

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Wharton in entry for Myrtle Pearl Wharton, "New Brunswick County Registers of Births Index, ca. 1812-1919"
  • John Wharton in entry for Myrtle Pearl Wharton, "Canada, New Brunswick, County Register of Births, 1801-1920"
  • John B Whorton, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"

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