Robert John Cathers

28 June 1867–17 June 1954 (Age 86)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert John

When Robert John Cathers was born on 28 June 1867, in Ontario, Canada, his father, John Cathers, was 46 and his mother, Mary Brown, was 32. He married Margaret Jane Earl on 26 March 1890, in Bornholm, West Perth, Perth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 17 June 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 86.

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Robert John Cathers
Margaret Jane Earl
Marriage: 26 March 1890
John Earl Cathers
Charlotte "Lottie" Pearl Cathers
Effie Lula Mae Cathers
Alicia Hazel "Alma" Cathers
Catherine Mary Margaret Lavina Cathers
Ruby Jane Cathers
Elizabeth Minerva Cathers
Sarah Francis Dorah Cathers

Spouse and Children

26 March 1890
Bornholm, West Perth, Perth, Ontario, Canada


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Cathers


    Mary Brown




World Events (5)


Age 2

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 16

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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 39

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Variant of the Scottish habitational name Cather , now occurring chiefly in northern Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert J Cathers, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Robert Cathers in entry for Elizabeth Minerva Cathers, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Robt J Cathers in entry for James Alvin Moffatt and Catherine Margaret Cathers, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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