When Ella Kate Wortman was born on 3 July 1877, in Boundary Creek, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Samuel Hart Wortman, was 37 and her mother, Catherine Elinor Steeves, was 29. She married Martin Cathcart Donaldson on 19 May 1914, in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. She lived in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1881 and Salisbury, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1891. She died on 10 November 1955, in Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Nelson Memorial Park, Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada.
English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of vegetables or of medicinal herbs and spices, from Middle English wurt, wort ‘plant’ + man ‘man’.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a reliable person who could be trusted to keep his word, from Yiddish vort or German Wort ‘word’ + man ‘man’.
Americanized form of German Wortmann .