Marion Wilma Powell

24 May 1876–
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Marion Wilma

When Marion Wilma Powell was born on 24 May 1876, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Walter Henry Powell, was 31 and her mother, Susan Perry, was 28. She married John Oscar Robinson on 17 August 1896, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada.

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John Oscar Robinson
1872–1947
Marion Wilma Powell
1876–
Marriage: 17 August 1896

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 August 1896
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

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 10

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 58

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

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

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

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  • Marion Wilma Colborne Powell, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Marion Wilma Powell, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Marion Wilma Powell, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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