James Fred Tripp

14 April 1873–1953 (Age 79)
Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Fred

When James Fred Tripp was born on 14 April 1873, in Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Tripp, was 31 and his mother, Anne Downey, was 31. He lived in Haldimand, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1891. He died in 1953, at the age of 80.

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James Tripp
Anne Downey
Anne Tripp
Charles Henry Tripp
Jane Tripp
John Robert Tripp
James Fred Tripp
Emma Tripp
Charles Tripp
Benjamin Tripp

Parents and Siblings

    James Tripp


    Anne Downey




    Anne Tripp


    Charles Henry Tripp



    Jane Tripp



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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

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 13

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 33

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

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a butcher or tripe dresser, from Middle English, Old French trip(p)e ‘tripe’ (of unknown origin).3 German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden pattens (trippe), a type of raised sole that could be strapped to normal footwear for walking in unpaved muddy streets.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tripp, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James Fred Tripp, "Canada Census, 1891"
  • Tripp, "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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