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William Burnham Choate 

William Burnham Choate

Male 1829 - 1921

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  • Birth  15 Nov 1829  Glanford Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  invention, photography, 
    Occupation  1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    tinsmith 
    Religion  1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Methodist 
    Invention  1856  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lantern Improvement 
    William Burnham Choate
    William Burnham Choate
    Montreal Herald and Daily Commercial Gazette 22 Mar 1856
    Occupation  CA 1858  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    photographer 
    • He started his photography carreer as a itinerant potographer some time in the early to mid 1850s Traveling around the Guelph area taking ambrotype pictures.
    Back of photograph with his business stamp
    Back of photograph with his business stamp
    Source Ray Ruddy.
    Occupation  1870  Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    photographer 
    Invention  1878  Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    knob for coffee and tea pots 
    Choate,WilliamBurnham-0002-Invention-1878-KnobforPots.jpg
    Choate,WilliamBurnham-0002-Invention-1878-KnobforPots.jpg
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    Occupation  1921  , Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    sheet metal contractor 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-132696 
    Died  30 Jul 1921  Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried  Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I132696  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2018 

    Family  Mary Jane Humphrey,   b. 1833, , New York State Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1874 
    Children 
     1. William C. Choate,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Minnie H. Choate,   b. 14 Apr 1861, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1943
    Family ID  F54883  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 20.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, S., America, N., County, K., & Cemetery, S. (2018). William B. Choate (1829-1921) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114248743.

    3. [S2374] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1870 9th Census, Census Place: Manlius, La Salle, Illinois; Roll: M593_243; Page: 347A; Family History Library Film: 545742.
      William B. Choate 40 b. Canada, photographer
      Mary 37 New York
      Wm. C. 14 Canada
      Minnie 9

    4. [S2126] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.
      Wm . B . Choate
      Birth Date:15 Nov 1829
      Birth Place:Peb rbosa, Ont
      Death Date:30 Jul 1921
      Death Place:Aurora, Kane, Ill
      Burial Date:2 Aug 1921
      Burial Place:Spring Lake
      Death Age:91
      Occupation:Sheet Metal Contractor
      Race:White
      Marital Status:W
      Gender:Male
      Father Name:Jacob Choat
      Father Birth Place:Hamilton, Ont.
      Mother Name:Maragaret Bunker
      Mother Birth Place:New Jersey
      Spouse Name:Mary J. Choat
      FHL Film Number:1570369

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Nov 1829 - Glanford Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tinsmith - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Lantern Improvement - 1856 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - photographer - CA 1858 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - photographer - 1870 - Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - knob for coffee and tea pots - 1878 - Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - sheet metal contractor - 1921 - , Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1921 - Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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