Mary Jane Roach

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

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Roach was born on 9 July 1881, in Ross, 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 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

  • Marriage
    4 May 1903Bromley, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    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

    English:of Norman origin, from Old French and Middle English roche ‘rock, cliff, promontory’, sometimes a translation of Stone . The surname may have been topographic, denoting someone who lived on or by a prominent rock or rocky place, or a habitational name for someone who lived or came from a place so named, such as one of those called Roque or Roche(s) in Normandy and neighboring regions, or Roche in Cornwall, Roach Farm in Clyst Hydon (Devon), or Roch in Pembrokeshire (see Roch ).in Lancashire perhaps referring to the River Roch, which runs through Rochdale; the river name is probably a back-formation from Recedham, an early name for Rochdale recorded in 1086, derived from Old English reced ‘building, house, hall’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. Alternatively, the Lancashire name could be a shortened form of the now rare or extinct surname Rochdale alias Rachedale, Rachdall, a habitational name from Rochdale (Lancashire). From the 18th century onward the name is difficult to distinguish from Roch , borne by Irish migrants to South Lancashire, especially Liverpool.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • / in entry for Mary Teresa Hickey, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Mary Jane Roche, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Mary Roach in entry for Jean Elizabeth Hickey, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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