Melvina Desjardine

20 December 1855–4 September 1945 (Age 89)
Canada East, British Colonial America

The Life of Melvina

When Melvina Desjardine was born on 20 December 1855, in Canada East, British Colonial America, her father, Francois Xavier Desjardins, was 24 and her mother, Déline Adelaide Desjardins, was 18. She married Joseph Sharrow on 16 September 1915. She lived in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 4 September 1945, in Zurich, Bluewater, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 89, and was buried in Grand Bend, South Huron, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Joseph Sharrow
Melvina Desjardine
Marriage: 16 September 1915

Spouse and Children

16 September 1915
Grand Bend, Huron, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 12

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 14

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 28

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

French: from the plural of jardin ‘garden’ (Old French jart), with the preposition and definite article des ‘from the’; a topographic name or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places so named. In the U.S., this name was often translated as Gardner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Malvina Desjárdins, "Quebec Census, 1861"
  • Malvina Allen in household of Ambrose Allen, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Allan in entry for George Webb and Nelley Johnson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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