Hugh James Priest

Male16 January 1878–1 November 1918

Brief Life History of Hugh James

When Hugh James Priest was born on 16 January 1878, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Arad Priest, was 20 and his mother, Jane "Jennie" McDonald, was 22. He married Hattie Josephine Wilbur on 3 July 1906, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Rena, Clallam, Washington, United States in 1900 and Sequim, Clallam, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 1 November 1918, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Sequim, Clallam, Washington, United States.

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Hugh James Priest
Hattie Josephine Wilbur
Marriage: 3 July 1906
Virginia Priest
Jennie Esther Priest
Maude Thresa Priest
Georgia Marie Priest
Hugh Herbert Priest

Sources (20)

  • James Priest in household of George Priest, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Hugh James Priest, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Hugh James Priest, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1906Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 5

    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.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 12

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Midlands): nickname from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder, counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’). It may have denoted someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may occasionally have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest but evidence for this is lacking.

    History: A John Priest is recorded as being in Woburn, MA, as early as 1675. The Mayflower Pilgrim Digory Priest of the Netherlands died the first winter at Plymouth in 1620, leaving behind a widow who remarried and two daughters, who did not pass on the surname.

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

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