Abraham Phenix

1814–1 October 1886 (Age 72)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Phenix was born in 1814, in Ontario, Canada, his father, John Read Phoenix, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Read, was 28. He married Margaret C Ryan on 12 March 1843, in Gore, Canada West, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Trafalgar, Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 1 October 1886, in Trafalgar, Oakville, Halton, Canada West, British Colonial America, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Phenix
Margaret C Ryan
Marriage: 12 March 1843
John William Phenix
Ebeneezer N. A. Phenix
Arimintha Frances Augusta Phenix
Huldah Ann Jane Phenix
Emma Agnes Phenix
Effie Helena Phenix

Spouse and Children


    Margaret C Ryan


12 March 1843
Gore, Canada West, British Colonial America


    John William Phenix


    Ebeneezer N. A. Phenix


    Arimintha Frances Augusta Phenix


    Huldah Ann Jane Phenix


    Emma Agnes Phenix


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)

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 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Fenwick .2 Canadian French (Phénix): from Old French fénix ‘phoenix’ (Latin phoenix), presumably a nickname, perhaps of anecdotal origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abham Phenix, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Abraham Phenix in entry for Henry James Thomas and Effie Helena Phenix, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Abraham Phenix in entry for Henry James Thomas and Effie Helena Phenix, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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