William Lees

3 March 1843–14 May 1899 (Age 56)
Ancaster, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary 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, Brockton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Lees
1824–1892
Mary Cairns
1823–1899
William Lees
1843–1899
Francis Lees
1851–1940
Margaret Ingles Lees
1852–1940
Jessie Findlay Lees
1854–1948
Ann Lees
1858–1933
Jane Lees
1848–1935
John Lees
1850–
Rachael Lees
1852–
Sarah Jane Lees
1854–
James Lees
1856–
Helen Forsyth Lees
1858–1954
Alexander Lees
1859–1913
William Findlay Lees
1860–
William Lees
1861–

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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.
1869
Age 26
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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.

Possible Related Names

Leece
Leason
Lee

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