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.
1843–1926
Matilda McCracken
1851–1931
Marriage: 1 July 1878
Margaret Todd Butchart
1879–1929
Ellen Butchart
1881–1969
Agnes Butchart
1886–1956
Matilda Butchart
1888–
Elizabeth Jane Butchart
1890–1962
Annie May Butchart
1894–1966

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 July 1878
West Garafraxa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas McCracken

    Male1796–1874Male

    Margaret Smith

    Female1808–1884Female

siblings

(5)

    Eleanor Mccracken

    Female1833–1909Female

    Rebecca McCracken

    Female1834–1895Female

    Elizabeth McCracken

    Female1842–Female

    Thomas McCracken

    Male1845–1908Male

    Female1851–1931Female

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.
1871

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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