Walter Kerr Dryden

27 March 1827–16 February 1913 (Age 85)
Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter Kerr

When Walter Kerr Dryden was born on 27 March 1827, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Dryden, was 47 and his mother, Janet Cairns, was 41. He married Charlotte Green on 13 September 1857, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in B Township, Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 16 February 1913, in Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Walter Kerr Dryden
Charlotte Green
Marriage: 13 September 1857
Margaret B Dryden
Andrew K Dryden
Andrew A. Dryden
John Green Dryden
Walter Cairns Dryden
Jesse Dryden
Hannah Dryden
Mary Ann Dryden
Eliza Jane Dryden
Robert Green Dryden
Thomas C. Dryden
Lizzie Dryden
Agnes Rebecca Jane Dryden
Lottie Dryden

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  • Marriage
    13 September 1857Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 5
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 27
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland and Durham) and Scottish: habitational name from either from Dryden in Roxburghshire or Dryden near Roslin in Midlothian, perhaps named from Old English dr̄ge ‘dry’ + denu ‘valley’. The poet John Dryden (1631–1700) was born in Northamptonshire, after his ancestors had migrated there from Cumbria in the 16th century.

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

    Sources (19)

    • Walter K. Dryden in entry for Eliza Jane Dryden, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Walter Dryden, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Walter Dryden in entry for Thos C Dryden and Margaret A Weir, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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