James Oakes

Male8 November 1827–27 April 1888

Brief Life History of James

When James Oakes was born on 8 November 1827, in Cratfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Oakes Sr., was 38 and his mother, Dianna Short, was 34. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Ellen Darmer. He lived in Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 27 April 1888, in Wellington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 60, and was buried in Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Oustic, Guelph Eramosa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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James Oakes
Ellen Darmer
George Henry Oakes
Mary Oakes
Catherine Oakes
William Oakes
Ellen Oakes
Helen Oakes
Harriet Oakes
James Oakes

Sources (15)

  • James Oakes, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James Oakes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Oakes, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 6

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


Age 21

Oldest grave seen in the memorials list

Name Meaning

English: topographic name, a variant of Oak with either an original plural -s or an excescent -s added later to the surname.

Irish (Louth, Wexford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

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