James Durant

Male1 November 1861–after 1933

Brief Life History of James

When James Durant was born on 1 November 1861, in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, his father, Moses Durant, was 24 and his mother, Anna Agnes Link, was 28. He married Ellen McCaslin on 25 November 1892, in Williamsburgh, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Williamsburgh, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Ontario, Canada in 1938. He died after 1933.

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James Durant
1861–after 1933
Ellen McCaslin
1858–after 1933
Marriage: 25 November 1892

Sources (5)

  • Jamas Durant in household of Moses Durant, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • James Durant, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Jim in entry for Albert Kenneth, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1892Williamsburgh, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 6

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 8


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin) and French: variant of Durand .

    English: variant of Darwent, a habitational name from Derwent in Derbyshire (now submerged by the Ladybower Reservoir) or Darwen in Lancashire, both named from rivers called Derwent, or, less frequently, from similarly named rivers in Cumbria, Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, from a Celtic river name meaning ‘river where oak-trees grow abundantly’.

    Altered form of French Doiron .

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

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