Matilda McCracken

17 January 1851–8 July 1931 (Age 80)
Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda McCracken was born on 17 January 1851, in Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario, Canada, her father, Thomas McCracken, was 55 and her mother, Margaret Smith, was 43. She married Alexander Butchart Jr. on 1 July 1878, in West Garafraxa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She lived in Wellington North, Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Wellington, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 8 July 1931, in Mount Forest, Wellington North, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Butchart Jr.
Matilda McCracken
Marriage: 1 July 1878
Margaret Todd Butchart
Ellen Butchart
Agnes Butchart
Matilda Butchart
Elizabeth Jane Butchart
Annie May Butchart

Spouse and Children

1 July 1878
West Garafraxa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas McCracken


    Margaret Smith




    Eleanor Mccracken


    Rebecca McCracken


    Elizabeth McCracken


    Thomas McCracken



World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 16

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 20

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 32

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

Northern Irish and Scottish (Galloway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Reachtain, Ulster variant of Mac Neachtain ( see McNaughton ), with the replacement of n by r in the cluster cn that is characteristic of Ulster Irish.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Matalda Butchart in household of Alexander Butchart, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Matilda Butchart, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Matilda Mccracken in entry for Margaret Todd Collis, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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