James Leonard Salisbury

19 March 1874–10 January 1941 (Age 66)
Bracebridge, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of James Leonard

When James Leonard Salisbury was born on 19 March 1874, in Bracebridge, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, his father, Ephraim Leonard Salisbury, was 45 and his mother, Susan Rhyndress, was 46. He married Mary Ann Penn on 28 September 1901, in Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Vespra, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 10 January 1941, in Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

James Leonard Salisbury
Mary Ann Penn
Marriage: 28 September 1901
Fannie Salisbury
Anna Luella Salisbury

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1901Barrie, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1883 · Mining Boom
    Age 9
    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 12
    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 32
    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name primarily from Salesbury in Blackburn (Lancashire) but also occasionally from Salisbury (Wiltshire). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English salh ‘willow, sallow’ + burg ‘fortress’, while the Wiltshire placename arises from a shortened form of the Celtic placename Sorviodunum (from an unknown initial element + Celtic dūno- ‘fort’). In the Old English period the second element was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained etymology) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association the Old English word searu ‘trick’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress, manor, town’ was added. The city is recorded in the Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Jas L Salsbury in entry for Luella Annie Salsbury, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Leonard Salsbury in household of Ephraim Salsbury, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • James T Salsbury, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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