Rheba Fraser

Female4 April 1882–4 April 1945

Brief Life History of Rheba

When Rheba Fraser was born on 4 April 1882, her father, John Fraser, was 41 and her mother, Annie Maria Philips, was 32. She married Roderick Percy Sparks on 30 January 1911, in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 4 April 1945, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Roderick Percy Sparks
Rheba Fraser
Marriage: 30 January 1911
Roderick Fraser Sparks
Judith Rosemary Sparks
Cecily Sheila Phyllis Sparks

Sources (7)

  • Rheba Fraser, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Rheba Fraser Sparks, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Rheba Fraser in entry for Fraser Sparks Roderick, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1911Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (5)

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 1

    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 4

    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 24

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: apparently a nickname from Anglo-Norman French fraser(e), fresere ‘strawberry plant’. Fresel and Frisel, from Anglo-Norman French fresel ‘strawberry’, are early variants of the Fraser surname, the modern Gaelicized form of which is Friseal. See Frizzell . The crest on the Scottish family's coat of arms takes the form of a strawberry plant, but its antiquity is unknown. Claims of a habitational derivation, in particular from a place called la Frézelière in Anjou (France), are attractive but they lack verifiable evidence.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    History: There are two clans Fraser in Scotland, with common ancestry going back to Simon Fraser of Keith in East Lothian, who lived in the 12th century. One of these clans has its seat at Philorth Castle (subsequently re-named Cairnbulg) on the northeast coast of Scotland. Sir Alexander Fraser, 8th laird of Philorth (c. 1536–1623) converted the fishing village of Faithlie into the burgh of Fraserburgh in the 1590s. The other clan is Fraser of Lovat, associated mainly with the city of Inverness are. They are descended from Simon Fraser, a younger son, who lived in the early 14th century. In Gaelic, the head of Clan Fraser of Lovat is known as Mac Shimi ‘son of Simon’.

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

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