Ephraim Garbutt

Brief Life History of Ephraim

When Ephraim Garbutt was born on 26 March 1838, in Westmeath, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Garbutt, was 43 and his mother, Mary Boddy, was 42. He married Mary Todd on 13 February 1867, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Greenock Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 26 April 1890, in Paisley, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 52, and was buried in Greenock Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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

Sources (13)

  • George Carbott in household of Augustus Spaul, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ephraim Garbutt - Government record: Census record: birth: 26 March 1838;
  • Ephraim Garbutt, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

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.



1883 · Mining Boom

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 (Yorkshire and Durham): from any of the three Middle English personal names of Norman origin: Gerbod (ancient Germanic Gerbodo), Gerbert (ancient Germanic Gerbert, Girbert), and Gerbold (ancient Germanic Gerbald, Gerbold). These three names became confused at an early date. They derive from gēr ‘spear’ + either bod ‘messenger, message, command’, berht ‘bright’, or bald ‘bold, brave’. Gerbold (French Gerbaud) was the name of a 7th-century Christian saint, bishop of Bayeux, as a result of whose cult the personal name was popular among the Normans and introduced by them into England.

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

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