Thomas Mountford

24 January 1838–18 October 1928 (Age 90)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Mountford was born on 24 January 1838, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Mountford, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellson, was 38. He married Letitia McFarlane on 15 November 1861, in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blandford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Oxford-on-Rideau, Grenville, Upper Canada, British Colonial America for about 10 years. He died on 18 October 1928, in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 90, and was buried in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

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Thomas Mountford
Letitia McFarlane
Marriage: 15 November 1861
James William Mountford
Elizabeth Mountford
George Mountford
Margaret Elliott Mountford
Mary Adeline Mountford
John Allen Mountford

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1861Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 16
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1867 · Ontario Founded
    Age 29
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire; of Norman origin): habitational name from Montfort-sur-Risle (Eure) or from one or other of various places called Montfort in France (from Old French mont ‘hill’ + fort ‘fortress’). Early forms of this name are indistinguishable from those of Mundford in Norfolk, perhaps indicating an alternative habitational name (see Munford ).History: A Norman bearer of this name, from Montfort-sur-Risle in Eure, near Brionne, accompanied William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066. Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, led a rebellion against Henry III (1216–1272).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Thomas Mountford in entry for Mary Adeline Mountford, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Thomas Mountford, "Canada Census, 1901"
    • Thomas Mountford in entry for John Allan Mountford and Annie Clarke, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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