William Frederick McKenzie Bruton

Brief Life History of William Frederick McKenzie

When William Frederick McKenzie Bruton was born on 27 February 1866, in Brooke, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Frederick Richmond Bruton, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Boyle, was 30. He married Rowena Duncan on 17 June 1891. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lambton, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 18 November 1953, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87.

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William Frederick McKenzie Bruton
Rowena Duncan
Marriage: 17 June 1891
Errol Richmond Bruton
Joseph Hebert Bruton
Lillian Elizabeth Bruton
Jean Frances Hazel Bruton
Hugh John Bruton

Sources (23)

  • Fred Burton, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • William Frederick Bruton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Frederick Brutore in entry for Lillian Elizabeth Brutore, "Ontario, Church and Civil Records, 1801-1948"

World Events (5)

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.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bruton in Somerset or Bruton in Whitchurch, Warwickshire. The Somerset example is named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk, vigorous’. Bruton in Warwickshire is from Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. This surname is also common in Ireland, where it may be a variant of Brunton . Compare Brewton .

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

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