Moses "Warren" Mansfield

25 February 1854–23 September 1939 (Age 85)
Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Moses "Warren"

When Moses "Warren" Mansfield was born on 25 February 1854, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, Moses Mansfield, was 38 and his mother, Christiana Sovereign, was 32. He married Sarah Elizabeth Jenny on 7 May 1879, in Walsingham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Walsingham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Norfolk, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 23 September 1939, in Dereham, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Clear Creek, Norfolk, Haldimand-Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Moses "Warren" Mansfield
Sarah Elizabeth Jenny
Marriage: 7 May 1879
Ira Lemon or Leamon Mansfield
Alma A. Mansfield
Claude Warren Clayton Mansfield
Lyle Leaton Mansfield

Spouse and Children

7 May 1879
Walsingham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings


    Christiana Sovereign




World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 13

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 15

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 29

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 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire. The early forms, from Domesday Book to the early 13th century, show the first element uniformly as Mam-, and it is therefore likely that this was a British hill-name meaning ‘breast’ ( compare Manchester ), with the later addition of Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ ( see Field ) as the second element. The surname is now widespread throughout Midland and southern England and is also common in Ireland.2 Irish: when not an importation of 1, this is an altered form of the Norman name Manville ( see Mandeville ).3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld, a habitational name for someone from a place so called in Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Waren Mansfield, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Warren Mansfield in entry for Ira Lemon Mansfield, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Warren Mansfield in entry for Lyle Lealon Mansfield, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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