Daniel Hector Totten

2 September 1890–20 January 1953 (Age 62)
Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Daniel Hector

When Daniel Hector Totten was born on 2 September 1890, in Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Robert William Totten, was 44 and his mother, Annie Eliza Hudson, was 40. He married Eva Victoria McDonald on 7 June 1909, in Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1909. He died on 20 January 1953, in Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 62, and was buried in Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Hector Totten
Eva Victoria McDonald
Marriage: 7 June 1909
Gourley Totten
Robert William Totten
Margaret Totten

Spouse and Children

7 June 1909
Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Gourley Totten



    Margaret Totten


Parents and Siblings

    Robert William Totten


    Annie Eliza Hudson




    Ada May Totten


    Aravilla Totten



    Florence Totten



+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 19

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 31

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 55

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: possibly from a diminutive of the nickname totte ‘simpleton’, ‘fool’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Daniel H Totten in household of Robert Totten, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Dan Totton, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Daniel Hector Totten, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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