Charles Archer Lister

26 October 1900–1987 (Age 86)
Saint Marys, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Charles Archer

When Charles Archer Lister was born on 26 October 1900, in Saint Marys, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, James Loosemore Lister, was 38 and his mother, Frances Ann Lawson, was 34. He married Margaret Moore on 1 September 1925, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in York, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. He died in 1987, at the age of 87, and was buried in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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Charles Archer Lister
Margaret Moore
Marriage: 1 September 1925
Audrey Margaret Lister

Spouse and Children

1 September 1925
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


    Audrey Margaret Lister


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World Events (7)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 1

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 6

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

Age 34

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 English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter ) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archer Lister in household of James Lister, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Charles A Lister in entry for Audrey Margaret Lister, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Charles Archer Lister, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"

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