Jemima Kirkham

16 May 1818–12 March 1912 (Age 93)
Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jemima

When Jemima Kirkham was born on 16 May 1818, in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Kirkham, was 56 and her mother, Ann Jeatt, was 29. She married Henry J. Cornell on 1 November 1842, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Hackney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 12 March 1912, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 93, and was buried in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry J. Cornell
Jemima Kirkham
Marriage: 1 November 1842
Emily Jemima Cornell
Henry James Cornell
Caroline Cornell
Jane Louisa Cornell
Jemima Cornell
Hannah Cornell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1842Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1831 · Old London Bridge Opens
    Age 13
    The popular childhood rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart.
    Age 25
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly northwestern): habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Kirkham. The placenames derive from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’ or Old Norse heim ‘homestead, estate’.Possibly an altered form of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places called Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

    Sources (19)

    • Jamemia Cornell in household of Thomas Wilkins, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Jemima Cowell in entry for Martin Loader and Jane Cowell, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
    • Jeminia Carnell, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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