Ephraim Garbutt

26 March 1838–26 April 1890 (Age 52)
Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Garbutt was born on 26 March 1838, in Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, his father, John or Jonathan Garbutt, was 43 and his mother, Mary Boddy, was 42. He married Margaret Todd on 13 February 1867, in Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Greenock, Brockton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 26 April 1890, in Paisley, Brockton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 52, and was buried in Greenock, Brockton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Garbutt
Margaret Todd
Marriage: 13 February 1867
John Alexander Stanley Garbutt
Margaret Ann Garbutt
Mary Emily Garbutt

Spouse and Children

13 February 1867
Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada



    Margaret Ann Garbutt


    Mary Emily Garbutt


Parents and Siblings

    John or Jonathan Garbutt


    Mary Boddy




    Joseph Asp Garbutt


    Jane Garbutt


    Ann Garbutt


    Robert Garbutt


    John Garbutt


+9 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 29

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 31

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 45

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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):1. from Geribodo, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gār, gēr, ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + bodo originally ‘lord’, ‘master’, but early reinterpreted as ‘messenger’. The name was borne notably by a 7th-century saint, bishop of Bayeux; as a result of his cult the name was popular among the Normans and introduced by them into England. 2. from Geribald, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements geri, gari ‘spear’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. This name owed its popularity largely to a 9th-century saint, bishop of Châlons-sur-Seine.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ephraim Garbut, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • George Garbutt in entry for Augustus Spaul and Margaret Garbutt, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Ephraim Garbutt in entry for Margaret Garbutt, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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