John Withers Uren III

Male1832–2 April 1867

Brief Life History of John Withers

When John Withers Uren III was born in 1832, in Madron, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Uren Jr., was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Withers, was 27. He married Isabella Lowes about 1852, in Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Blandford, Oxford, Canada West, British Colonial America in 1851 and North Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1861. He died on 2 April 1867, in West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 35, and was buried in North Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

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John Withers Uren III
Isabella Lowes
Marriage: about 1852
George Alfred Uren
Charles Albert Uren
John Withers Uren

Sources (6)

  • John Uren, "Canada, Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Uren III - Government record: Census record: birth: 1830; England, United Kingdom
  • John Uren, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1852Oxford, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (4)

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 1

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


    Age 11

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 22

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin, mostly in Cornwall): from the Old French personal name Ev(e)rin, Eurin, either a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Ever- (from the Germanic word for ‘boar’), such as Everard and Everwin (see Erwin ), or an alternative pronunciation of Everwin as /ju:rin/. In Cornwall this name would easily have been confused with the Breton personal name and surname in 2 below.

    Cornish (of Breton origin) and Welsh: from the Breton and Welsh personal name Ur(i)en (ultimately from British Celtic ōrbo- perhaps ‘orphan, heir’ + gen- ‘born’). There is evidence for use of the Breton personal name in at least one Anglo-Norman family in Cheshire but in Cornwall it belonged initially, at least, to 16th-century Breton migrants, some of whom also bore it as a surname.

    Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, so named from the definite singular form of ur, from Old Norse urth ‘scree, rock-strewn slope’.

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

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