Elijah Malatall

Male8 April 1877–

Brief Life History of Elijah

When Elijah Malatall was born on 8 April 1877, in River John, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Alexander Mattatal, was 24 and his mother, Olivia Gratto, was 24. He lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1877.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Mattatal
Olivia Gratto
Elijah Malatall
Ethel Matatall
Murdock Mattatall
Ethel May Mattatall
Henry Mattatal
Truman Mattatall
Luther Mattatal
Blanch Matattall
Jennett Matattall
Murdock Mattatal
Florence Matattall
Truman Mattatal
Blanche Mattatal
Jeanette Mattatal
George Mattatal
Florence Ellen Mattatal
Myrtal Matattall
Wilfred Laurier Mattatall

Sources (1)

  • Elijah Malatall, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (18)

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World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 32

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 44

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.


Age 105

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

Biblical name (meaning ‘Yahweh is God’ in Hebrew), borne by an Israelite prophet whose exploits are recounted in the First and Second Book of Kings. Elijah's victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel played an important part in maintaining the Jewish religion, recognizing just one God. This story, and other stories in which he figures, including his conflicts with Ahab's queen, Jezebel, and his prophecies of doom, are among the most vivid in the Bible. For some reason it has not been much used as a given name by Christians, although it is found among the early Puritan settlers in New England and in the U.K. in the 18th century. In the 1960s and 70s it gained considerable popularity among Black Muslims.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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