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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Family Time Line

John William Grece
1839–1925
Mary Elizabeth Hawkings
1843–1924
Alice Maude Grece
1864–1945
John William Grece
1866–1934
Charles Claud Grece
1869–1910
George Clarence Grece
1872–
Frederick Grece
1875–1876
Leonora Grece
1877–
Velma Hawkins Grece
1879–
Clare Grece
1881–

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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.
1982

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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