Lydia BOYD

Female2 October 1849–22 October 1927

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia BOYD was born on 2 October 1849, in Ontario, Canada, her father, William Wilson Boyd Sr., was 42 and her mother, Delilah Hawley, was 36. She married William Sharpe on 10 August 1865, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Brooke, Lambton, Canada West, British Colonial America in 1871 and Lambton, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 22 October 1927, in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Sharpe
Lydia BOYD
Marriage: 10 August 1865
Hollis John Sharpe
Bertha C. Sharp
William Wesley Sharpe
Harvey Milton SHARPE
Joseph Burton Sharpe
Daniel Worden Sharpe
Ella Minetta Sharp
Georgina Mabel Sharpe

Sources (24)

  • Lydia Sharp in household of William Sharp, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Hawley - Government record: birth-name: Lydia Hawley
  • Lydia Boya, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1865Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (5)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 18

    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 20



    Age 22

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, from Bòid (genitive case of Bòd, the Gaelic name of the island of Bute) or Bòideach, denoting a person from Bute. Alternatively, the name may denote descendants of a Gilla filius Boed, who appears in reference to Glasgow Cathedral in the early 12th century, perhaps from the Gaelic personal name Boite, of uncertain origin.

    Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic epithet buidhe ‘yellow(-haired)’. Compare Bowie .

    Manx: from Mac Gille Buidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’ (compare 2 above).

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

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