Henry Ethelburt Whitehead

26 November 1882–1951 (Age 68)
North Walsingham Township, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Henry Ethelburt

When Henry Ethelburt Whitehead was born on 26 November 1882, in Walsingham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, Nelson Willet Whitehead, was 35 and his mother, Melissa Mary Drake, was 30. He married Mary Jane Dafoe on 24 December 1907, in North Walsingham Township, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died in 1951, in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 69, and was buried in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry Ethelburt Whitehead
Mary Jane Dafoe
Marriage: 24 December 1907
Lloyd Aubrey Whitehead
Henry Lyle "Pete" Whitehead
Harley Munroe Whitehead
Greta Whitehead
Evelyn Whitehead
Olive Elaine Whitehead

Spouse and Children

24 December 1907
North Walsingham Township, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada


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Parents and Siblings

    Nelson Willet Whitehead


    Melissa Mary Drake




    Frederick Elwood Whitehead


    Edwin Elwood Whitehead



    William Raymond Whitehead


    Stanley Earnest Whitehead


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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 1

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

Age 4

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 24

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + heved ‘head’.2 Irish (Connacht): erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ ( see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.3 Translated form of German Weisshaupt ( see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf ( see Weiskopf ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry E Whitehead in household of Nelson Whitehead, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Henry Elthelburt Whitehead, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Henry Ethelbert Whitehead in entry for Henry Lyle Whitehead, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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