Margaret Jane Lawrence

18 September 1872–3 April 1937 (Age 64)
Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Lawrence was born on 18 September 1872, in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Walter Lawrence, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Ann Bowman, was 21. She married Arthur Billinghurst on 7 June 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Nipissing, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 3 April 1937, in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Billinghurst
Margaret Jane Lawrence
Marriage: 7 June 1906
Muriel Billinghurst

Spouse and Children

7 June 1906


    Muriel Billinghurst


Parents and Siblings

    William Walter Lawrence






    William Wilfred Lawrence



    Percy Cornelius Lawrence


    Martha Lawrence


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 11

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.

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 32

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century ad ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz; Polish Wawrzyniec (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margart Jane Laurence in household of William Walter Laurence, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Billinghurst in entry for Arthur Billinghurst, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Margaret Lawrence, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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