Peter Prosser Salter

Brief Life History of Peter Prosser

When Peter Prosser Salter was born on 9 September 1859, in Franktown, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, John A. Salter, was 30 and his mother, Eleanor Garland, was 23. He married Sara Christine Cameron on 28 July 1886, in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 22 February 1952, in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.

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Peter Prosser Salter
Sara Christine Cameron
Marriage: 28 July 1886
Cameron Salter
John Norman Salter
Hugh A. Salter
Hubert Peter Salter
Marguerite Cameron Salter
Eleanor C. Salter
Kathleen Edwina Salter
Alan Cameron Salter
Marguerite Salter

Sources (20)

  • Peter P. Salter, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Peter Saltar, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Peter Prosser Salter, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

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.



1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salter(e) ‘producer or seller of salt’. There may have been some post-medieval confusion with Souter ; see also Saltman .

English: occupational name from Middle English sautreour ‘minstrel, player of the psaltery (a stringed musical instrument)’ (Old French sautere ‘psaltery’, Latin psalterium, Greek psaltērion, from psallein ‘to sound’). Compare Rutter .

German: northern variant of Salzer .

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

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