Leonora Grece

8 April 1877–
Dawn, Lambton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Leonora

When Leonora Grece was born on 8 April 1877, in Dawn, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, her father, John William Grece, was 38 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Hawkings, was 34.

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John William Grece
Mary Elizabeth Hawkings
Alice Maude Grece
John William Grece
Charles Claud Grece
George Clarence Grece
Frederick Grece
Leonora Grece
Velma Hawkins Grece
Clare Grece

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World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 6

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.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 9

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

Age 105

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname from Middle English, Old French grace ‘charm’, ‘pleasantness’ (Latin gratia). 2. from the female personal name Grace, which was popular in the Middle Ages. This seems in the first instance to have been from a Germanic element grīs ‘gray’ ( see Grice 1), but was soon associated by folk etymology with the Latin word meaning ‘charm’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Leonora Grece, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Leonora Grece, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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