Elizabeth Winch

York, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Winch was born in 1837, in York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Samuel Winch, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Betsy Montenay, was 38.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Winch
Elizabeth Betsy Montenay
Asel Winch
William Winch
Marshall Winch
Lydia Winch
Maria Winch
Mary Ann Winch
Margaret Ann Winch
Hannah Winch
Elizabeth Winch
James Winch
Josephine Winch
Albert Winch

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World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded
Age 30
On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
Age 34
British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom
Age 46
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.

Name Meaning

English:1. in examples such as William de la Winche (Worcestershire 1275 ) evidently a topographic name, perhaps for someone who lived at a spot where boats were hauled up onto the land by means of pulleys, from Middle English winche ‘reel’, ‘roller’. However, Old English wince as an element of place names may also have meant ‘corner’ or ‘nook’, and in some cases the surname may be derived from this sense. 2. in examples such as William le Wynch (Sussex 1327) it appears to be a nickname, perhaps from the lapwing, Old English (hlēap)wince.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Betsy J Wench, "Canada Census, 1851"

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