John Ellis

28 May 1871–11 August 1960 (Age 89)
Uxbridge, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John

When John Ellis was born on 28 May 1871, in Uxbridge, Durham, Ontario, Canada, his father, David Ellis, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Long, was 31. He married Mary Almeda Morden in 1942, in Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 11 August 1960, in Sheguiandah 24, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 89.

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John Ellis
Mary Almeda Morden
Marriage: 1942

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Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 12

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.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 15

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

Age 35

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

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the medieval personal name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah ( see Elias ). In Wales this surname absorbed forms derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly’, ‘benevolent’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Ellis in household of David Ellis, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mike Shell in entry for Fredrick Shell and Elizabeth Burnett, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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