Ella Kate Wortman

Female3 July 1877–10 November 1955

Brief Life History of Ella Kate

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.

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Family Time Line

Martin Cathcart Donaldson
Ella Kate Wortman
Marriage: 19 May 1914

Sources (10)

  • Kate Wortman in household of Samuel A Wortman, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Ella Kate Wortman, "New Brunswick Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899"
  • Ella Kate Wortman, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1914Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)

    1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

    Age 3

    On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

    1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

    Age 24

    July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

    1937 · Miramichi Strike

    Age 60

    August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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