George W Van Alstyne

22 August 1814–after 1891 (Age 76)
Adolphustown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of George W

When George W Van Alstyne was born on 22 August 1814, in Adolphustown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, Cornelius Van Alstine, was 40 and his mother, Rachael Dunham, was 34. He married Margaret Ann McCarthney on 2 January 1842, in Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died after 1891, in Prince Edward Island, Canada, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

George W Van Alstyne
1814–1891
Margaret Ann McCarthney
1820–1891
Marriage: 2 January 1842
Clarissa Van Alstyne
1842–1858
Sarah E. Van Alstyne
1844–1845
Harriet E Van Alstyne
1848–1866
Sarah Elizabeth Vanalstine
1852–1866
Rachael Vanalstine
1855–1875

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 January 1842
Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada
children

(5)

    Clarissa Van Alstyne

    Female1842–1858Female

    Sarah E. Van Alstyne

    Female1844–1845Female

    Harriet E Van Alstyne

    Female1848–1866Female

    Female1852–1866Female

    Rachael Vanalstine

    Female1855–1875Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 53

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.
1869

Age 55

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 69

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

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W in entry for John M Taylor and Harriet E Vanalstine, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • George Vanalstine, "Canada Census, 1891"
  • Geo Vanalstene, "Ontario Census, 1861"

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