Thomas Putnam

Maleabout 1850–

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Putnam was born about 1850, in Crosby, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, Joel Stokes Putnam Sr, was 37 and his mother, Mary Lovilla Church, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Joel Stokes Putnam Sr
1814–1891
Mary Lovilla Church
1814–1898
Nancy Putnam
1836–1862
Asaph C. Putnam
1837–1930
Lodemia Putnam
1840–
Thomas Putnam
1850–
William Barzell Putnam
1841–1924
Mary Ann Putnam
1843–1926
Elizabeth Putnam
1845–1925
Joel Stokes Putnam Jr.
1847–1919
Harmon Towsley Putnam
1849–1934
Jane Amelia Emily Putnam
1854–1940

Sources (1)

  • 1851 Canadian Census

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (10)

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World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 17

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

1869

Age 19

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): 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’.

History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

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

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