James Charles Speer


Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Charles

James Charles Speer was born in Ontario, Canada. He had at least 1 son with Eliza Harriett Robinson.

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James Charles Speer
Eliza Harriett Robinson
Victor Douglas Speer
1897–1924

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children

(1)

    Victor Douglas Speer

    Male1897–1924Male

World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

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

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1982

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears.2 German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J.C. Speers in entry for Victor Douglas Speers, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Jas C Speer in entry for Victor Douglas Speer and Gladys Woods Williams, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Charles Speer in entry for Leo Douglas Speer, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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