Ada Jane Wharton

13 December 1885–2 August 1939 (Age 53)
Upper Kent, Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Ada Jane

When Ada Jane Wharton was born on 13 December 1885, in Upper Kent, Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Edward Everett Wharton, was 26 and her mother, Mary Louisa Armour, was 18. She married Benjamin Edmund Springer on 3 June 1914, in Perth, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901 and Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 August 1939, in Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 53, and was buried in Kent, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Benjamin Edmund Springer
Ada Jane Wharton
Marriage: 3 June 1914
Wendell Eugene Springer
Edward Benjamin Springer
Velma Mary Springer

Spouse and Children

3 June 1914
Perth, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 13

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 15

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adah Warton in household of Mary Warton, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Ada J Springer in household of Benjamin E Springer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ada Wharton in household of Edward E Wharton, "United States Census, 1910"

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