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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Joel Stokes Putnam Sr
Mary Lovilla Church
Nancy Putnam
Asaph C. Putnam
Lodemia Putnam
Thomas Putnam
William Barzell Putnam
Mary Ann Putnam
Elizabeth Putnam
Joel Stokes Putnam Jr.
Harmon Towsley Putnam
Jane Amelia Emily Putnam

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.


Age 19


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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