5 November 1870–5 January 1949 (Age 78) Ontario, Canada
The Life of Mary Janet
When Mary Janet Porter was born on 5 November 1870, in Ontario, Canada, her father, James Porter, was 25 and her mother, Janet Young, was 21. She married George Otha Crites on 19 May 1897, in Stormont, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 5 January 1949, in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 78.
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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario
Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.