Herbert Rutherford Spittle

4 November 1880–5 October 1951 (Age 70)
Bloomfield, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Herbert Rutherford

When Herbert Rutherford Spittle was born on 4 November 1880, in Bloomfield, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Edwin Gilbert Spittle, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Grafton, was 40. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1898 and lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1923 and Lincoln, Ontario, Canada in 1935. He died on 5 October 1951, in Louth, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Gilbert Spittle
1834–1896
Elizabeth Ann Grafton
1840–1923
James Albert Spittal or Spittle
1868–1893
Robert Spittle
1870–1870
Thomas Edwin Spittle Sr
1871–1933
Leslie Elwood Spittle
1872–1905
Willie Spittle
1872–
Robert Spittle
1876–1876
Charles Wentworth ( Wintworth) Spittle
1877–1930
Sylvester Earl Spittle
1878–1930
Herbert Rutherford Spittle
1880–1951
Annie Alphretta Spittle
1884–1946

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin Gilbert Spittle

    Male1834–1896Male

    Elizabeth Ann Grafton

    Female1840–1923Female

siblings

(10)

    James Albert Spittal or Spittle

    Male1868–1893Male

    Robert Spittle

    Male1870–1870Male

    Thomas Edwin Spittle Sr

    Male1871–1933Male

    Leslie Elwood Spittle

    Male1872–1905Male

    Willie Spittle

    Male1872–Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who was employed at a lodging house, from Middle English spital ‘lodging house’ (a reduced form of Old French hospital, Late Latin hospitale, from hostis, genitive hospitis, guest).2 Americanized spelling of eastern German Spittel, metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in an infirmary, from Middle High German spital, spittel ‘hospital’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hurburt Spittle in household of Edward Spittle, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Herbert Spittle, "Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943"
  • Herbert R Spittle, "United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906"

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