Mary Scharlette Grier

Female5 May 1854–1922

Brief Life History of Mary Scharlette

When Mary Scharlette Grier was born on 5 May 1854, her father, James Grier, was 31 and her mother, Mary Johnson, was 23. She married Solon Washington Cross on 12 November 1872, in Wiarton, Bruce, Canada West, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Amabel Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died in 1922, at the age of 68.

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Solon Washington Cross
Mary Scharlette Grier
Marriage: 12 November 1872
Wallace Mortimer Cross
Solon Frederick Cross
Everett Grier Cross
Solon Alphonso Cross
Aimee Ingaretha Cross

Sources (9)

  • Mary Charlott Grier in household of James Grier, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Scharlette Grier - Published information: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Mary Scharlette Grier
  • Mary Charlotte Grier, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1872Wiarton, Bruce, Canada West, British Colonial America
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (5)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 13

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 15


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 29

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Glasgow): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory ). This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, especially Donegal, Antrim, and Longford.

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

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