Janet Calder

4 July 1852–11 April 1932 (Age 79)
Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Calder was born on 4 July 1852, her father, Edward Calder, was 46 and her mother, Isobel Swanson, was 40. She died on 11 April 1932, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Edward Calder
Isobel Swanson
William Calder
Helen Calder
Catharine Calder
Isabella Calder
George Calder
Jane Calder
Donald Calder
Edward Calder
Christina Swanson Calder
Barbra Calder
Janet Calder
James Swanson Calder
John Calder

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Calder


    Isobel Swanson




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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 2

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Age 17

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 22

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Calder, Caldor, or Cawdor. Calder in Thurso is recorded in the early 13th century in the form Kalfadal and was named with Old Norse kalfr ‘calf’ + dalr ‘valley’. The others are probably the same as in 2 below.2 English: habitational name from Calder in Cumbria, named from the river on which it stands. This is probably a British name, from Welsh caled ‘hard’, ‘violent’ + dwfr ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Janet Calder, "Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989"
  • Janet Calder, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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