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
Elizabeth Ann Grafton
James Albert Spittal or Spittle
Robert Spittle
Thomas Edwin Spittle Sr
Leslie Elwood Spittle
Willie Spittle
Robert Spittle
Charles Wentworth ( Wintworth) Spittle
Sylvester Earl Spittle
Herbert Rutherford Spittle
Annie Alphretta Spittle

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin Gilbert Spittle


    Elizabeth Ann Grafton




    James Albert Spittal or Spittle


    Robert Spittle


    Thomas Edwin Spittle Sr


    Leslie Elwood Spittle


    Willie Spittle


+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.

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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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