William Lees

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

The Life of William

When William Lees was born on 3 March 1843, in Ancaster, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, Francis Lees, was 24 and his mother, Janette Jessie Findlay, was 19. He died on 14 May 1899, at the age of 56, and was buried in Riversdale, Brockton, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Francis Lees
Janette Jessie Findlay
William Lees
Francis Lees
Margaret Ingles Lees
Jessie Findlay Lees
James Lees
Ann Lees
Jane Lees
John Lees
Helen Forsyth Lees
William Findlay 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

1 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).2 English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’.3 English: variant spelling of Leece 1.

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

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