Ida Lora Topham

9 June 1881–14 July 1943 (Age 62)
Bruce, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ida Lora

When Ida Lora Topham was born on 9 June 1881, in Bruce, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Henry Topham, was 27 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Demaray, was 20. She married George William Tomlin on 14 February 1900, in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 14 July 1943, in London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62, and was buried in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George William Tomlin
Ida Lora Topham
Marriage: 14 February 1900
Mary Viola Tomlin

Spouse and Children

14 February 1900
Middlesex, Ontario, Canada


    Mary Viola Tomlin


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Topham


    Mary Elizabeth Demaray





    Margaret Louisa Topham



    Elmo Washington Topham


World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

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 5

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 25

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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, near Snaith. The final element is probably Old English hām ‘homestead’, and the first may be an unattested personal name, Toppa ( see Topp ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ida Tomlin in entry for George William Tomlin, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Ida Topham, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Ida Topham in entry for Maurice Knott and Mary Viola Tomlin, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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