Audrey Abbott Putnam

9 November 1920–6 December 2002 (Age 82)
Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Audrey Abbott

When Audrey Abbott Putnam was born on 9 November 1920, in Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Blair Putnam, was 31 and her mother, Martha Maud Morrison, was 29. She married Arthur Graham Austin in 1946, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She died on 6 December 2002, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 82.

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Arthur Graham Austin
Audrey Abbott Putnam
Marriage: 1946

Spouse and Children

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    William Blair Putnam


    Martha Maud Morrison




World Events (6)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 14

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

Age 23

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 35

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Source Citation for 1921 Census of Canada

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