George Alfred Uren

Male9 February 1857–16 March 1927

Brief Life History of George Alfred

When George Alfred Uren was born on 9 February 1857, in North Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Withers Uren III, was 25 and his mother, Isabella Lowes, was 25. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Margaret Edith Sage. He died on 16 March 1927, in West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada.

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George Alfred Uren
Margaret Edith Sage
Velera Maud Uren
Nora Fern Uren
Etta Gladys Uren
Rupert Earl Uren
Marjory Evelyn Uren
Elizabeth Jean Isabell Uren
Harold Fletcher Uren

Sources (27)

  • George Clifford Uren, "Canada, Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Alfred Uren - Government record: Census record: birth-name: George Alfred Uren
  • George A Wren, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 10

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 12


1883 · Mining Boom

Age 26

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 (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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