Willet Clayton Orser

Brief Life History of Willet Clayton

When Willet Clayton Orser was born on 28 May 1882, in Hallowell Township, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Bedford Orser, was 41 and his mother, Emma Eliza French, was 36. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1882 and Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada in 1901.

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John Bedford Orser
Emma Eliza French
Jesse Everett Orser
Elida Orser
Lillian "Lilly" Orser
John Eastman Orser
Sheldon Roscoe Orser
Willet Clayton Orser
Hilda G. Orser
Florence Helena Orser

Sources (4)

  • Millet C Oseer in household of John B Oseer, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Willet Clayton Orser, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Person Page 286, "Trees By Dan"

World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

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

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


Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Aertse (see Aerts ).

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

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