William Henry Button

7 July 1861–15 September 1927 (Age 66)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Button was born on 7 July 1861, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Joseph H Button, was 37 and his mother, Amanda Cameron, was 36. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Emma Harnden. He lived in Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 15 September 1927, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Colborne, Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Button
1861–1927
Emma Harnden
1866–1930
Tvanna Ethel Button
1884–1966
Bertha Amanda Button
1886–
Mary Mabel Button
1889–1964
Flossy Gertrude Button
1892–
William Arthur Button
1895–
Ruby Irene Button
1899–1988
Roy Bertram Button
1902–1978

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Female1884–1966Female

    Bertha Amanda Button

    Female1886–Female

    Female1889–1964Female

    Flossy Gertrude Button

    Female1892–Female

    William Arthur Button

    Male1895–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph H Button

    Male1824–1910Male

    Amanda Cameron

    Female1825–1873Female

siblings

(4)

    Caroline Victoria Button

    Female1861–1925Female

    Male1861–1927Male

    Emma J Daniels

    Female1863–Female

    Not Named Button

    Female1871–Female

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 6

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 8

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’, specialized to mean ‘button’. Compare Butner .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Bulton in household of Forest N Daniels, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Wm Button in entry for Clifford Robert Cowie and Flossy Gertrude Button, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Wm. Button in entry for Roy Bertram Button, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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