James Nelson Boutilier

2 September 1870–18 August 1964 (Age 93)
Mushaboom, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of James Nelson

When James Nelson Boutilier was born on 2 September 1870, in Mushaboom, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Matthew Boutilier, was 27 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Logan, was 25. He married Mary Bell Harnish on 30 January 1899, in Spry Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sheet Harbour 36, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881. He died on 18 August 1964, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

James Nelson Boutilier
1870–1964
Mary Bell Harnish
1875–1941
Marriage: 30 January 1899
Viola Pearl Boutilier
1899–1965
Willis Butler Boutilier
1901–1974
Susan Irene Boutilier
1902–
Emmett Currie Boutilier
1905–1976
Murdock Boutilier
1907–
Burton Melbourne Boutilier
1909–
Mark Abraham Boutilier
1912–1972

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 January 1899
Spry Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(7)

    Female1899–1965Female

    Willis Butler Boutilier

    Male1901–1974Male

    Susan Irene Boutilier

    Female1902–Female

    Emmett Currie Boutilier

    Male1905–1976Male

    Murdock Boutilier

    Male1907–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Boutilier

    Male1842–1929Male

    Mary Elizabeth Logan

    Female1844–1932Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1865–1948Male

    Henry L. Boutilier

    Male1866–Male

    David Abraham Boutilier

    Male1868–1924Male

    Matthew Herbert Boutilier

    Male1870–1934Male

    Male1870–1964Male

+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1871

Age 1

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 39

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 51

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.

Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a wine steward or butler, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Old French bouteillier, ‘butler’. This name is often Americanized as Butler .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nelson Boutilier, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Nelson Bentlier in household of Mathew Bentlier, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James in entry for Henry Snyder, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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