Elisabeth Locke Cann

10 October 1815–26 March 1901 (Age 85)
Overton, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Elisabeth Locke

When Elisabeth Locke Cann was born on 10 October 1815, in Overton, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Capt. George Cann, was 27 and her mother, Mary Locke, was 25. She married Thomas W. Brown on 2 November 1835, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. She died on 26 March 1901, at the age of 85.

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Thomas W. Brown
Elisabeth Locke Cann
Marriage: 2 November 1835
Amelia Ann Brown
George Murray Brown
Thomas W Brown
George Cann Brown
Nathan Brown

Spouse and Children

2 November 1835
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada


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+7 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 54


Age 56

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 Reduced form of Irish McCann .2 English: habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England.3 Americanized spelling of Kann or Kahn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth L Brown in household of Thomas Brown, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Elizabeth in entry for George C. Brown, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Amelia A Robbins, "Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955"

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