Lavina Kaiser

February 1851–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Lavina

When Lavina Kaiser was born in February 1851, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Adam Erlin Kaiser, was 43 and her mother, Margaret Moore, was 39. She married Edward Coltham on 26 January 1876, in Aurora, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and York, Haldimand, Haldimand-Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Family Time Line

Edward Coltham
Lavina Kaiser
Marriage: 26 January 1876
William Coltham
Swain Coltham
Sarah Bertha Coltham
James Thomas Coltham
Margaret Coltham
George W Coltham

Spouse and Children

    Edward Coltham



26 January 1876
Aurora, Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Erlin Kaiser





+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 16

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 18

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German keiser ‘emperor’, from the Latin imperial title Caesar. This was the title borne by Holy Roman Emperors from Otto I ( 962 ) to Francis II (who relinquished the title in 1806 ). Later, it was borne by the monarch of Bismarck's united Germany ( 1871–1918 ). It is very common as a German surname, originating partly as an occupational name for a servant in the Emperor's household, partly as a nickname for someone who behaved in an imperious manner, and partly from a house sign.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Kaiser ‘emperor’, adopted (like Graf , Herzog , etc.) because of its aristocratic connotations.3 Muslim: from Arabic qayṣar ‘emperor’, which, like 1, is of Latin origin, from the imperial title in the Roman Empire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lavine Coltham, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Lavina Coltham in household of Edward Coltham, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Lavina Kaiser in entry for Joseph Walter Sheridan and Sarah Bertha Coltham, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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