Hugh Vankoughnett

Male25 November 1877–30 September 1901

Brief Life History of Hugh

When Hugh Vankoughnett was born on 25 November 1877, in Parry Sound, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, his father, Daniel Benjamin Vankoughnett, was 21 and his mother, Caroline Cargill, was 21. He died on 30 September 1901, in Foley Township, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Benjamin Vankoughnett
Caroline Cargill
Julia Ann Vankoughnett
Hugh Vankoughnett
David Daniel Vankoughnett
Bertram Van Koughnett
Benjamin Vankoughnett
Anna Jane Vankoughnett
Emily May Vankoughnett
Clara Noretta Vankoughnett
Maud Vinanette Vankoughnett
Edith Vankoughnett
Jessie Adeline Vankoughnett

Sources (3)

  • Hugh Vanhoughnett, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Hugh Vancoughnett, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Hugh Vankoughett, "Canada Census, 1891"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (2)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 6

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 9

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

From an Old French name, Hugues, Hugo, of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from hug ‘heart, mind, spirit’. It was originally a short form of various compound names containing this element. This was borne by the aristocracy of medieval France, adopted by the Normans, and introduced by them to Britain. It was consistently one of the most popular boys' names in the Middle Ages in England, but fell out of favour in the 16th century until it was revived in the 20th century. Little Hugh of Lincoln was a child supposed in the Middle Ages to have been murdered by Jews in about 1255 , a legend responsible for several outbursts of anti-Semitism at various times. The story is referred to by Chaucer in The Prioress's Tale. He is not to be confused with St Hugh of Lincoln ( 1140–1200 ), bishop of Lincoln ( 1186–1200 ), who was noted for his charity and good works, his piety, and his defence of the Church against the State. Since the later Middle Ages Hugh has also been used as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Aodh .

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

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