Jannett Stockwell

Brief Life History of Jannett

When Jannett Stockwell was born on 17 November 1884, in Gosfield, Essex, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, George Stockwell, was 36 and her mother, Jane Webber, was 34. She married Elmer Whittle on 25 October 1905, in Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Essex, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 19 January 1970, in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

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Elmer Whittle
Jannett Stockwell
Marriage: 25 October 1905
Merideth Whittle
Lester Whittle

Sources (9)

  • Jennet Stockwell in household of Jane Stockwell, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Jannette Stockwell, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Jenniet Stockwell, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (7)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.


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Name Meaning


habitational name from any of various places called Stockwell, including Stockwell in Lambeth (Surrey) and Stockwell in Cowley (Gloucestershire), from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk, stump’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

perhaps sometimes in northern England a variant of Stockill, a habitational name from Stockeld in Spofforth (Worth Yorkshire) and perhaps also Stockheld Grange in Barwick in Elmet (Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk, stump’ + helde ‘slope’.

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

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