William Lees

Male3 March 1843–14 May 1899

Brief Life History of William

When William Lees was born on 3 March 1843, in Ancaster, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, Alexander Lees, was 19 and his mother, Mary Cairns, was 20. He died on 14 May 1899, at the age of 56, and was buried in Riversdale, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Alexander Lees
Mary Cairns
William Lees
Francis Lees
Margaret Ingles Lees
Jessie Findlay Lees
Ann Lees
Jane Lees
John Lees
Rachael Lees
Sarah Jane Lees
James Lees
Helen Forsyth Lees
Alexander Lees
William Findlay Lees
William Lees

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    World Events (4)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 24

    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 26


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 40

    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 and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields, arable land’, plural of lee (see Lee ), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture, meadow’ (Old English lǣs).

    English: habitational name fromLeece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from OldEnglish lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural oflēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably namedwith a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall, court, the principalhouse in a district’.

    English: variant of Leece 1.

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

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