Argue,  James Henthorne

Argue, James Henthorne

Male 1848 - 1927  (78 years)

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  • Name Argue, James Henthorne  [1
    Born 02 Jun 1848  Cavan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Died 04 Mar 1927  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ocean View Cemetery
    Person ID I17787  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Shorey, Margaret Emma Jane,   b. 08 Oct 1858, Violet, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1938, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 01 Dec 1885  Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witness John L. and Isabella Shorey of Harvey 
    Children 
    +1. Argue, Maimie Eleanor,   b. 05 Nov 1894, Elgin, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Argue, Oswald James,   b. 12 Sep 1886, Elgin, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F6218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Jun 1848 - Cavan, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Dec 1885 - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Mar 1927 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Argue, James H
    Argue, James H

    Family Crest
    Argue Family Crest
    Argue Family Crest
    This rare surname is of medieval English origins, although with French and Roman overtones. It is recorded in the modern surname spellings of Argen, Argon, Argent, Argo, Argoe, Argue, Hargy, Hargerie, and no doubts others as well. All are quite rare, although 'Argue' is relatively popular in Northern Ireland, David Argue being recorded at Dromore, County Down, on April 4th 1795, and Catherine Argo, at the same place on August 4th 1821. The name however spelt is either a nickname for a person with silver-grey hair, or it is locational and of French origin, from one of the several French villages called 'Argent', or finally it is possible that it may be occupational for either a silver smith, or possibly one who worked in a silver mine. The name development and recordings include John Largent in the Suffolk Hearth Tax rolls of 1524, Aaron Argoe christened at St Botolphs without Aldgate, London, on April 28th 1605, Johannes Argo, the son of Phillipi and Mariam Argo, on August 14th 1664, and William Argent of St Margarets, Westminster, on July 7th 1686. Maria Hargie was recorded in Stepney on September 8th 1859 and again on April 13th 1864 when the spelling had changed to Harrgie! It is interesting to note that Robert Hargerie of York, married his wife Elizabeth (Auston) during the Great Siege of the city, by the forces of Parliament, from April to July 2nd 1644. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey Argent, which was dated 1180, the pipe rolls of the county of Northampton, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as 'The church builder', 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Won in the riding of Avondale 4 times: Tenth General Election, December 7 1899, Eleventh General Election July 20 1903, Twelfth General Election March 7 1907, Thirteenth General Election July 11 1910.

      James Henthorne Argue was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1899 to 1914, as a member of the Conservative Party.

      Argue was born in Ireland, and received a grammar School education. He worked as a Farmer after moving in Manitoba, and served for fifteen years as a local reeve and councillor. In religion, he was a member of the Church of England.

      He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1899 provincial election, defeating Liberal incumbent Thomas Dickey by seventy-seven votes in the Avondale constituency. The Conservatives won this election, and Argue served in the legislature as a government backbencher. He was re-elected in the campaigns of 1903, 1907 and 1910, and did not seek re-election in 1914.

      He later moved to Vancouver, where he died in 1927.

      His son, James O. Argue, was a Progressive Conservative member of the legislature from 1945 to 1955.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.