Flora Macdonald Belcher

Female8 April 1876–14 October 1943

Brief Life History of Flora Macdonald

When Flora Macdonald Belcher was born on 8 April 1876, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Edward Belcher, was 42 and her mother, Clementina Macdonald, was 34. She died on 14 October 1943, at the age of 67, and was buried in Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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John Edward Belcher
Clementina Macdonald
Mossom Boyd Belcher
May Georgina Belcher
Flora Macdonald Belcher
John Alfred Belcher

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Flora Macdonald Belcher - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Flora Macdonald Belcher
  • Flora M. Belcher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Flora M. Belcher, "Canadian Headstones"

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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

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 10

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 30

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

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):

from Old French bel ch(i)ere or beu ch(i)ere (Old French beu, bel ‘fair, lovely’ + ch(i)ere ‘face, countenance’), which had various senses, including ‘fair face or looks, fine manners, good company, good cheer, food and drink, hospitality’. Although ch(i)ere originally meant ‘face’, the word later came to mean also ‘demeanor, disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition.

from Old French bel, beu + sire ‘fair sir’, a term of address. From at least the 15th century this name was probably confused with the name above, owing to the pronunciation of Middle English beu sire and bel sire as ‘bewcher’ and ‘belsher’.

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

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