Howard Kilfoyle

25 December 1883–5 July 1957 (Age 73)
Smiths Falls, Ont

The Life of Howard

When Howard Kilfoyle was born on 25 December 1883, his father, James Kilfoyle, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Copeland, was 23. He married Bertha Elizabeth Leeson on 23 December 1908, in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1883 and Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 5 July 1957, at the age of 73.

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Howard Kilfoyle
Bertha Elizabeth Leeson
Marriage: 23 December 1908
Cecil Alexander James Kilfoyle
Clifford Gerald Borden Kilfoyle
Clarence H Kilfoyle

Spouse and Children

23 December 1908
Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (5)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 3

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 23

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 51

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil, patronymic from the personal name Giolla Phóil ‘servant of (Saint) Paul’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Howard Kilfoyle in entry for Clarence H Kilfoyle, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Howard Kilfoyle in entry for Clarence Howard Kilfoyle, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Howard Kilfoyle in entry for James Alexander Kilfoyle, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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