Charlotte Kay

Brief Life History of Charlotte

When Charlotte Kay was born on 15 June 1831, in New Brunswick, British Colonial America, her father, James Absalom Kay, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Babcock, was 17. She married James Wry on 1 December 1853, in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1871 and Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. She died in 1920, in New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fairfield, Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Wry
1824–1895
Charlotte Kay
1831–1920
Marriage: 1 December 1853
Mary Wry
1853–
Elizabeth Wry
1855–
Martha Jane Wry
1857–1943
James William Wry
1862–1944
Albert Edward Wry
1863–1945
Augusta E Wry
1866–1948
John W Wry
1868–1879
Charles P. Wry
1870–1880
Etta Wry
1875–
Eliza Bishop Wry
1876–1944

Sources (14)

  • Charlotte Wry in household of James Wry, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Charlotte Ray, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Charlotte K. Kay Wry, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)

1838 · Aroostook War

The Aroostook War took place from 1838-1839. It was a conflict between the state of Maine and New Brunswick over the northern boarder. The battle was bloodless.

1851 · Marco Polo Launches

In 1851, New Brunswick became known for being home to the world's fastest clipper ship, the Marco Polo. It was a three masted clipper ship. It's maiden voyage was to Liverpool and only took 15 days. It sailed from Liverpool to Melbourne in 76 days.

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .

English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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