Mary Jane Roach

9 July 1881–30 January 1945 (Age 63)
Bromley, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Roach was born on 9 July 1881, in Osceola, Admaston Bromley, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Roach, was 38 and her mother, Ester Horricks, was 35. She married William John Hickey on 4 May 1903, in Bromley, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ross, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Renfrew, Horton, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 30 January 1945, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

William John Hickey
Mary Jane Roach
Marriage: 4 May 1903
William Stanislaus Hickey
John James Hickey
Mary Teresa Hickey
Thomas Alfred Hickey
Christena Mary Hickey
Jean Elizabeth Hickey

Spouse and Children

4 May 1903
Bromley, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada


    William Stanislaus Hickey




    Thomas Alfred Hickey


    Christena Mary Hickey


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

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 5

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 25

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

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Reohche, a roach, a thornback

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • / in entry for Mary Teresa Hickey, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Mary Roach in entry for Jean Elizabeth Hickey, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Mary Jane Roach in entry for Joseph Lawrence Hickey, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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