James Woodley

Brief Life History of James

When James Woodley was born on 19 July 1848, in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Woodley, was 31 and his mother, Susan Jane Carthew, was 30. He married Maria Brooker on 3 November 1869, in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hastings, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. His occupation is listed as mason in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. He died on 12 December 1917, in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 69, and was buried in Belleville, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France.

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Family Time Line

James Woodley
Maria Brooker
Marriage: 3 November 1869
Wilhelmina Noren
Mary Augusta Woodley
George Thomas Woodley
Charles Richard Woodley
Philip James Woodley
Albert Henry Woodley

Sources (18)

  • James Woodley, "Ontario Census, 1861"
  • James Woodley, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Woodley, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (8)

1852 · The Second Empire

During the second empire Emperor Napoleon III reigned. The country experienced economic growth and gained favorable foreign policies.

1858 · The Vision of Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes

Bernadette Soubirous was a young woman that born in poverty on January 7, 1844 in Lourdes, France. She started having visions of a lady that would tell her to do different things such as drink from water that was under a rock. She was also instructed to tell priests to build a church. As time went on she was interrogated by the police and never denied what she saw. People come from all over to Lourdes, France.

1867 · Ontario Founded

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English wodeleie ‘woodland glade or clearing’ (Middle English wode ‘wood’ + leie ‘glade, clearing’, Old English wudu + lēah). The surname may be habitational, from Woodleigh (Devon), Woodley (Berkshire), or from any of various minor places so named, or it may be topographic, for a person who lived at or near a woodland clearing.

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

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