Gertrude Kathleen Oar

2 September 1885–7 April 1964 (Age 78)
Faraday, Hastings, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Gertrude Kathleen

When Gertrude Kathleen Oar was born on 2 September 1885, in Faraday, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, her father, John James Oar, was 44 and her mother, Catherine Payne, was 31. She married Austin Thompson Scoffield on 11 December 1906, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1926. She died on 7 April 1964, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Austin Thompson Scoffield
Gertrude Kathleen Oar
Marriage: 11 December 1906
Fern Jeanette Scoffield
Gladys Scoffield
Helen Kathleen Scoffield
John Austin Scoffield
Barbara Scoffield
Dorothy Scoffield
Elizabeth Scoffield

Spouse and Children

11 December 1906
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John James Oar


    Catherine Payne




    Chares Edwin Hoare


    William John Oar



    George Herbert Hoare


    Mary Caroline Hoare


+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 1

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 21

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 49

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

1 Muslim: from Arabic dār ‘house (of)’, ‘family (of)’, commonly used as a prefix in forming Arabic surnames.2 Indian (Kashmir): Muslim name, probably from the Persian suffix dār ‘holder’, ‘possessor’, ‘master’.3 Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew dar ‘mother-of-pearl’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertude Scoffield in household of Austin Scoffield, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Gertrude Scoffield in household of Austin Scoffield, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Kathleen Gertrude Oar in entry for Francis Marion Tucker and Marjorie Josephine Scoffield, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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