Emma Louisa Tripp

28 April 1885–
Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Emma Louisa

When Emma Louisa Tripp was born on 28 April 1885, in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, her father, Israel Isaiah James Tripp, was 28 and her mother, Deborah Ann Young, was 29. She married Wellington Lee Smith on 3 October 1900, in Ameliasburg, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Wellington Lee Smith
Emma Louisa Tripp
Marriage: 3 October 1900
Isaac Smith
Lorne Gilbert Smith
Isaac James Smith

Spouse and Children

3 October 1900
Ameliasburg, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada


    Isaac Smith


    Lorne Gilbert Smith


    Isaac James Smith


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World Events (8)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 1

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 21

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 49

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Luesia Tripp in entry for Issac James Smith, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Emma Louisa Smith in entry for Lorne Gilbert Smith, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Emily Louisa Tripp, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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