John Arthur Osker Scriver

26 November 1895–
Orangeville, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of John Arthur Osker

When John Arthur Osker Scriver was born on 26 November 1895, in Orangeville, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Jacob Scriver, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Whaley, was 25. He married Catharine Isabella Convery on 24 September 1915, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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John Arthur Osker Scriver
Catharine Isabella Convery
Marriage: 24 September 1915
Frederick Peter Scriver
Florence C Scriver

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World Events (7)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario
Age 11
Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born
Age 39
Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election
Age 48
George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch de Scrijver‘the scribe’, from Middle Dutch scrivere ‘scribe’, ‘clerk’. Compare English Scriven , German Schreiber .

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

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Sources (8)

  • Osker Scriver in household of Elizabeth Scriver, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John Oscar Scriver, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Oscar Scriver, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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