David Hetherington Fotheringham

16 March 1880–
Grantham, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

The Life of David Hetherington

When David Hetherington Fotheringham was born on 16 March 1880, in Grantham, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, his father, Andrew Thomson Fotheringham, was 44 and his mother, Agnes Lowes, was 39.

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David Hetherington Fotheringham
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World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

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.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 6

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 54

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Fother, a load, a burden, ing, son, and ham, dwelling, meaning the home of the son of burden

Sources (1)

  • David Fatheringham in household of Fred Fatheringham, "Canada Census, 1881"

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