Duncan James McCallum

5 April 1834–20 March 1922 (Age 87)
Quebec, Canada

The Life of Duncan James

When Duncan James McCallum was born on 5 April 1834, in Quebec, Canada, his father, John Duncan McCallum, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Legget, was 23. He married Almira Jane Benedict on 2 February 1855, in Victoria, Canada West, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada in 1911. In 1881, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as farmer in Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He died on 20 March 1922, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Duncan James McCallum
Almira Jane Benedict
Marriage: 2 February 1855
Annie Marian Mc Callum
William Arthur McCallum
Aline Mccallum
Alzina McCallum
Emma Jane McCallum
Almeda McCallum
Margaret Alma McCallum
Ada Almira McCallum

Spouse and Children

2 February 1855
Victoria, Canada West, British Colonial America


    Annie Marian Mc Callum


    William Arthur McCallum



    Alzina McCallum



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Duncan McCallum


    Margaret Legget




World Events (6)


Age 22

Find a Grave Memorials shows that earliest burial in this cemetery was in 1856, Cathy Tichelman - BIRTH 1856 - DEATH 1856 (aged less–than 1 year) - BURIAL Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada PLOT JONES/*/27/034/0012 MEMORIAL ID 68567141
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 33

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 35


Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’, a personal name derived from Latin columba ‘dove’ (now often found as Calum). This was the name of the 6thcentury missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity and founded an influential monastery on the island of Iona.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Duncan J. McCallum, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Duncan James McCollum, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
  • Duncan James Mccallum in entry for Ada Almira Mccallum, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"

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