Willard M Probert

4 December 1898–9 April 1979 (Age 80)
Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Willard M

When Willard M Probert was born on 4 December 1898, in Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Abraham Probert, was 34 and his mother, Ida M Martin, was 24. He lived in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. He died on 9 April 1979, in Stellarton, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Abraham Probert
Ida M Martin
Willard M Probert

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World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight
Age 11
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 23
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.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed
Age 47
On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Roppert ‘son of Robert’ ( see Robert ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Willard Probert in household of Arthur Probert, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Willard M Probert, "Find A Grave Index"

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