William Albert Blackstock

4 May 1859–5 May 1951 (Age 92)
Wallace, Perth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Albert

When William Albert Blackstock was born on 4 May 1859, in Wallace, Perth, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Blackstock, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Jones, was 23. He married Mary Elizabeth McCracken on 22 July 1891, in Gore Bay, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and British Columbia, Canada in 1911. He died on 5 May 1951, in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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William Albert Blackstock
Mary Elizabeth McCracken
Marriage: 22 July 1891

Spouse and Children

22 July 1891
Gore Bay, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 8

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 10

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English and southern Scottish: topographic name from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ + stok ‘stump’, ‘stock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Albert Blackstock in household of William Blackstock, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Albert Blackstock, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William A Blackstock in household of William Blackstock, "Canada Census, 1871"

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