Augustus Henry Rosevear

Male4 December 1845–17 January 1922

Brief Life History of Augustus Henry

When Augustus Henry Rosevear was born on 4 December 1845, in Hamilton Township, 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 Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cold Springs, Hamilton Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (31)

  • A. H. Rosevear, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Augustus Henry Rosevear, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Augustas Harris Or Hamus Rosevear, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1871Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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 Rosevear in Saint Mawgan in Meneage (Cornwall) or Roseveare in Saint Austell (Cornwall). The place in Saint Mawgan in Meneage is named with Middle Cornish ros ‘promontory, hill spur, moor’ + meur ‘big, great’; the place in Saint Austell is named with rid ‘ford’ + meur ‘big, great’. In both cases, the initial m- of the adjective has been lenited to v-.

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

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