Ellen Louisa Wardlaw

16 January 1880–
Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ellen Louisa

When Ellen Louisa Wardlaw was born on 16 January 1880, in Vaughan, York Region, Ontario, Canada, her father, Peter George Wardlaw, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Parsons, was 28. She married John Albert Devins on 6 June 1906, in Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Family Time Line

John Albert Devins
Ellen Louisa Wardlaw
Marriage: 6 June 1906
William Albert Devins
Elizabeth Irene Matilda Devins

Spouse and Children

6 June 1906
Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada


    William Albert Devins


    Elizabeth Irene Matilda Devins


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

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.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 6

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 54

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

Scottish: habitational name from any of several minor places called Wardlaw, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + hlāw ‘hill’. Compare Wardlow .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Wardlaw in household of Elizabeth Wardlaw, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Liel Wardlow in household of Peter G Wardlow, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Ella Wardlaw in entry for William Albert Devries, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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