Richard Forster Skelton

28 October 1872–
York Region, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Richard Forster

When Richard Forster Skelton was born on 28 October 1872, in York Region, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Skelton, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Gooderham, was 33. He lived in Morris, Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

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John Skelton
Sarah Gooderham
William Skelton
Robert Gooderham Skelton
Jane Ann Skelton
Betsy Louise Skelton
Sarah Alice Skelton
Richard Forster Skelton
Harriet Ellen Skelton
Charles Frederick Skelton
Isabella Skelton

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World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 11

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.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 14

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 34

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

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, originally named with the same elements as Shelton , but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence. The surname has also been established in Ireland for four or five centuries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Skelton in household of John Skelton, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Richard Forster Skelton, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Skelton - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Richard Skelton

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