Sarah Catharine Purvis

about 27 February 1848–11 November 1932 (Age 84)
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Sarah Catharine

When Sarah Catharine Purvis was born about 27 February 1848, in Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Purvis, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Clark, was 23. She married George Boyd on 4 February 1880, in Lyn, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lansdowne, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1861 and Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 11 November 1932, in Lyn, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George Boyd
1854–
Sarah Catharine Purvis
1848–1932
Marriage: 4 February 1880
Lillie Ethel Boyd
1880–1964
Hilton Boyd
1883–
Bertha Boyd
1885–
James Hector Boyd
1882–
Florence Edith Boyd
1890–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 February 1880
Lyn, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
children

(5)

    Lillie Ethel Boyd

    Female1880–1964Female

    James Hector Boyd

    Male1882–Male

    Hilton Boyd

    Male1883–Male

    Bertha Boyd

    Female1885–Female

    Florence Edith Boyd

    Female1890–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 19

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.
1871

Age 23

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 35

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

Scottish and northern English (Northumberland and Durham): probably from Middle English purveys ‘provisions’, ‘supplies’ (from Middle English purvey(en), Old French porveoir ‘to provide, supply’), hence a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining supplies for a monastery or manor house.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah C Boyd, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Sarah P... in entry for James Hectar Boyd, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Sarah Catherine Boyd, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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