John Gilmore


The Life Summary of John

When John Gilmore was born in 1845, his father, William Gilmore, was 30 and his mother, Mary A. Gilmore, was 27. He married Elizabeth Bye on 11 February 1873, in Fergus, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wilmot Township, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1861.

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John Gilmore
Elizabeth Bye
Marriage: 11 February 1873
Maria Georgina Gilmore

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1873Fergus, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Ontario Founded
    Age 22
    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 24
    1883 · Mining Boom
    Age 38
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish (Ulster and Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Mhoire (Scots), Mac Giolla Mhuire (Irish), patronymics from personal names meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of (the Virgin) Mary’.Irish: in Sligo, shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhir ‘son of the spirited lad’.English: habitational name from Gillamoor in Rydale (North Yorkshire), from Old English Gedling (‘place called after Gētla’, from the Old English personal name Gētla + the connective particle -ing) + mōr ‘moor’.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • John Gilman in entry for Maria Georgina Gilman, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
    • John Gilmore, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • John Gilmore in entry for Miria Elizabeth Gilmore, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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