Mary Eden Thorne

4 July 1876–
Malden, Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Eden

Mary Eden Thorne was born on 4 July 1876, in Malden, Essex, Ontario, Canada as the daughter of John Thorne and Ann Henwood.

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John Thorne
Ann Henwood
Mary Eden Thorne
1876–

Parents and Siblings

    John Thorne

    MaleMale

    Ann Henwood

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

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.
1982

Age 106

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

1 English (mainly southern): variant spelling of Thorn 1.2 Swedish: ornamental name from thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.

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

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  • Mary Eden Thorne, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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