Augustus Henry Rosevear

4 December 1845–17 January 1922 (Age 76)
Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Augustus Henry

When Augustus Henry Rosevear was born on 4 December 1845, in Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, his father, Matthew Rosevear, was 27 and his mother, Esther Smith, was 25. He married Sarah Linton on 2 January 1871, in Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in A Township, Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 17 January 1922, in Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cold Springs, Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada.

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Augustus Henry Rosevear
Sarah Linton
Marriage: 2 January 1871
Mina Elizabeth Rosevear
Ella Mae Rosevear
Edgar Alexander Charles Rosevear
John Newton Rosevear
Herbert Linton Augustus Rosevear
Edna Rosevear

Spouse and Children

2 January 1871
Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (4)

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

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 41

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from either of two places called Roseveare. The one in St. Austell is named from Cornish ros ‘moor’ + mur ‘great’, ‘large’; the other, in St. Mawgan in Meneage, is from res ‘ford’ + mur. In both cases, the initial m of the adjective has been lenited to v-.

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

Sources (3)

  • A. H. Rosevear, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Augustus H Rosevear, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Henry Rosevear in entry for Herbert W Cary Rosevear and Amelia Eagleson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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