Samuel Meeker

4 March 1810–3 February 1898 (Age 87)
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Meeker was born on 4 March 1810, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Meeker Rev., was 22 and his mother, Mary Cramer, was 19. He married Mary Nancy Empey on 5 January 1834, in Williamsburg, South Dundas, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 February 1898, in Stormont, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ingleside, South Stormont, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Meeker
Mary Nancy Empey
Marriage: 5 January 1834
Angeline Meeker
Benjamin Meeker
Philip Hezekiah Meeker

Spouse and Children


    Mary Nancy Empey


5 January 1834
Williamsburg, South Dundas, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada


    Angeline Meeker


    Benjamin Meeker



Parents and Siblings




    Peter Meeker


    Elizabeth Meeker


    Nancy Meeker


    Unice Meeker


World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 57

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 59

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 73

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

Dutch and Belgian:1. occupational name from Middle Dutch maker, Brabant-Limburg dialect meker ‘maker’, ‘craftsman’. 2. from the Germanic personal name Magherus.

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Meeker in entry for Frank Meeker and Lydia Gallinger, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Samuel Meeker in entry for James Albert Whitlaw and Esther Meeker, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Samuel Meeker in entry for Philip H Meeker and Jemimah E Cook, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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