Malcolm Grently Douglas Whitney

19 June 1875–6 November 1955 (Age 80)
Ardtrea, Severn, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Malcolm Grently Douglas

When Malcolm Grently Douglas Whitney was born on 19 June 1875, in Ardtrea, Severn, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, his father, Henry William Whitney, was 29 and his mother, Matilda Carther, was 37. He lived in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 6 November 1955, in British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry William Whitney
Matilda Carther
Stephen Henry Whitney
Angelina Catharine Whitney
Nancy Victoria Whitney
Malcolm Grently Douglas Whitney
Angus Duncan Lankford Whitney
William Abraham John Whitney

Parents and Siblings

    Henry William Whitney


    Matilda Carther




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World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 8

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 11

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 31

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Herefordshire, the etymology of which is uncertain. The second element is Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘piece of higher ground in a low-lying area’; the first appears to be hwītan, which is either the genitive singular of an Old English byname Hwīta (meaning ‘white’), or the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of the adjective hwīt ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Malcom G. W. Whitney in household of Henery Whitney, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Malcolm Grently Douglass Whitney, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Grant Whitney in household of Henery Whitney, "Canada Census, 1911"

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