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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George W Van Alstyne
Margaret Ann McCarthney
Marriage: 2 January 1842
Clarissa Van Alstyne
Sarah E. Van Alstyne
Harriet E Van Alstyne
Sarah Elizabeth Vanalstine
Rachael Vanalstine

Spouse and Children

2 January 1842
Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada


    Clarissa Van Alstyne


    Sarah E. Van Alstyne


    Harriet E Van Alstyne



    Rachael Vanalstine


Parents and Siblings



+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.

Age 55

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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