Alice Dillon

about 1809–
Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Alice

When Alice Dillon was born about 1809, in Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Edward Dillon, was 39 and her mother, Ann Elizabeth Martell, was 37.

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Edward Dillon
1770–
Ann Elizabeth Martell
1772–
Rachael Dillon
1787–1871
Elizabeth Dillon
1806–
Annie Dillon
1807–
Alice Dillon
1809–
Dillon
1810–
Joseph Dillon
1793–1864
Mary Dillon
1803–1903
Anthony Dillon
1803–
Charles Dillon
1804–1865
Edward Dillon
1805–1893
John Dillon
1807–1808

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1869

Age 60

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1871

Age 62

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 100

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dīl ‘destroy’), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from Dilwyn near Hereford, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English dīglum, dative plural of dīgle ‘recess’, ‘retreat’, i.e. ‘at the shady or secret places’.3 Irish (of Norman origin): altered form of de Leon ( see Lyon ).

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

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