Mary Renshaw

8 September 1882–5 April 1967 (Age 84)
Amabel Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary

When Mary Renshaw was born on 8 September 1882, in Amabel Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, her father, Matthew Renshaw II, was 44 and her mother, Alvira Jennett Wheeler, was 30. She married John Henry Brown on 3 August 1898, in Lindsay Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1911. She died on 5 April 1967, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Brown
Mary Renshaw
Marriage: 3 August 1898
Herbert Henry Brown
John Cecil Brown
Fern Maebelle Brown
Mary Ethel Brown
Annie Eva Brown
Alice Florence Margaret Brown

Spouse and Children

3 August 1898
Lindsay Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Renshaw II


    Alvira Jennett Wheeler




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 1

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.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Renishaw in Derbyshire, named from the Middle English personal name Reynold + shawe ‘copse’. The name is still found chiefly in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Weary Brown in household of John Brown, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Ann Sweeten in entry for Edwin Sweeten and Mary Ann Renshaw, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Mary Pershawe in entry for J J Riley and Maebelle Brown Boyd, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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