Benjamin Adam Johnston

25 September 1845–28 November 1909 (Age 64)
Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Benjamin Adam

When Benjamin Adam Johnston was born on 25 September 1845, in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, his father, Robert Osborne Johnston, was 23 and his mother, Amanda Phoebe Eastman, was 23. He married Harriet Ann Snetsinger on 27 November 1867, in Stormont, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cornwall, Cornwall, Stormont, Canada West, British Colonial America in 1871 and Stormont, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 28 November 1909, in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ontario, Canada.

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Benjamin Adam Johnston
Harriet Ann Snetsinger
Marriage: 27 November 1867
George Osborne Johnston
Catherine Elizabeth Johnston
Emily Clara Johnston
Alva Russell Johnston

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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded
Age 22
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 24
1883 · Mining Boom
Age 38
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

Scottish:1. habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. 2. variant of Johnson ( see John ), with intrusive -t-.

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

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Sources (14)

  • Benjamin Johnston, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Benjamin Johnston, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Benjamin Johnston in entry for Elizabeth Katharine Johnston, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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