Fountain,  William Eli

Fountain, William Eli

Male 1857 - 1929  (72 years)

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  • Name Fountain, William Eli  [1
    Born 10 Oct 1857  East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  [2
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Residence 1871  Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Origin 1871  [2
    French 
    Occupation 1881  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1901  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1901  Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1901  Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 01 Jun 1921  Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 08 Nov 1929  Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery
    Person ID I7156  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Fountain, John William,   b. 19 Jun 1819, Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1912, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Leapard, Sarah Ann,   b. 28 Feb 1826, East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1906, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Brain, Mary Ann,   b. 15 Apr 1862, Kawartha Lakes, Victoria, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1959, Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1881  York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Fountain, Mildred Mary,   b. 15 Apr 1882, Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1958  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     2. Fountain, Clementina,   b. 03 May 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1974, Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     3. Fountain, Alexander,   b. 18 Jan 1897, Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978, Cannington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Fountain, Rose,   b. 1905, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F2647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1857 - East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1881 - York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 01 Jun 1921 - Thorah, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Nov 1929 - Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Fountain, William Eli and Mary Ann Brain Marriage Record
    Fountain, William Eli and Mary Ann Brain Marriage Record

    Headstones
    Appleton, Mary Victoria William E Fountain and Mary A Brain Grave Stone
    Appleton, Mary Victoria William E Fountain and Mary A Brain Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Foutain Family Crest
    Foutain Family Crest
    This interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is from a topographical name for someone who lived near a spring or well, derived from the Old French "fontane", from the Late Latin "fontana", a derivative of the classical Latin "fons". The word was introduced into England by the Normans after the Invasion of 1066. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. However, the name could also be locational from a place in France, named either Fontaine, Fonteyne or Lafontaine, derived from the same element. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. In this case the name was probably brought to England by one of the Norman invaders, who came from one of the places in France already mentioned. Jacob, son of Petter and Mary Fountain, was christened on December 6th 1648 at St. Gabriel's, Fenchurch, London. A Coat of Arms granted to a family in Essex on February 22nd 1619 is red a bend gold, in the sinister chief a cinquefoil silver. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugo de Funteines, which was dated 1202, in the "Pipe Rolls of Kent", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. 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 
    • Buried with Grandmother (Mary V. Fountain nee Appleton) and Wife.

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] Janet Tully [jtully at nexicom. net].

    2. [S19] 1871 Canadian Census, taken no later then May 1, 1871.

    3. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.

    4. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

    5. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.