Martha J JAMES

Brief Life History of Martha J

When Martha J JAMES was born on 4 October 1888, in Nipissing, Ontario, Canada, her father, William James, was 37 and her mother, Ellen M. Owens, was 27. She married Wesley Carmichael on 15 June 1910, in Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Nipissing, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died in 1974, in Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86.

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Wesley Carmichael
Martha J JAMES
Marriage: 15 June 1910
Helen Kathleen Lydia Carmichael

Sources (5)

  • Martha James in household of William James, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha James - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1889; Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
  • Martha James, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

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

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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