Agnes Mary Harmer

17 April 1882–
Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes Mary

When Agnes Mary Harmer was born on 17 April 1882, in Smallburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry William Harmer, was 21 and her mother, Rachael Ann Timbers, was 18. She married James Arthur Mc Kay on 18 November 1903, in Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Scarborough, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1891 and East York, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1901. In 1903, at the age of 21, her occupation is listed as dressmaker. She was buried in Scarborough, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Arthur Mc Kay
1882–1951
Agnes Mary Harmer
1882–
Marriage: 18 November 1903

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 November 1903
Markham, York Region, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 1

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.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 22

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.
1914

Age 32

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia and the southeast): from a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + māri, mēri ‘famous’.2 English: habitational name from Haremere Hall in Etchingham, Sussex, which is named from Old English hār ‘gray’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

Sources (3)

  • M Agness Harmer in household of Henry Harmer, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Agnes Harriet Harmer, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Agnes Mary Harmer, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"

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