John Harold Wiltse

Male7 November 1885–6 February 1958

Brief Life History of John Harold

When John Harold Wiltse was born on 7 November 1885, in Tuckersmith Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, Harrison Wiltse, was 29 and his mother, Anne Peacock, was 31. He married Frankie Bernice Lent on 18 February 1911, in London, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1885 and Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 6 February 1958, in Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Clinton Public Cemetery, Clinton, Central Huron Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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John Harold Wiltse
Frankie Bernice Lent
Marriage: 18 February 1911
Frederick Wiltse
Doris Annie Wiltse

Sources (9)

  • Harold Wiltse in household of Annie Wiltse, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • John Harold Wiltse, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • John Harold Wiltse, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1911London, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    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

    Dutch: variant of Wiltsee, possibly a nickname meaning ‘wild sea’, given to a child born at sea, or an altered form of Luxembourgish Wiltz . The surname Wiltse(e) is not found in the Netherlands.

    History: Hendrick Martenszen Wiltse or, in some early records, Wiltsee (c. 1623–1712) lived in Wiltwyck, New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY), by 1660, the time of his marriage. At that time his surname (nickname) was Van Coppenhagen, but the capital of Denmark is not likely to be the place of his origin. He is said to have been born aboard a ship enroute to NY. Philippe Maton de Wiltz from Luxembourg, who died 1632 in NY, has been identified by some as his father.

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

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