Edith Louise Redfern

26 November 1877–12 March 1953 (Age 75)
Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Edith Louise

When Edith Louise Redfern was born on 26 November 1877, in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Wesley Redfern, was 28 and her mother, Jane Ferguson, was 25. She married Thomas Murray on 19 December 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grey, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 12 March 1953, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Murray
1869–1916
Edith Louise Redfern
1877–1953
Marriage: 19 December 1900
Murray
1910–1910
James Ferguson Murray
1913–1913
Thomas Redfern Murray
1916–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 December 1900
children

(3)

    Murray

    Female1910–1910Female

    James Ferguson Murray

    Male1913–1913Male

    Male1916–2003Male

Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Redfern

    Male1849–1914Male

    Jane Ferguson

    Female1852–1919Female

siblings

(9)

    Female1877–1953Female

    Edward Redfern

    Male1879–1887Male

    John Edward Redfern

    Male1880–1883Male

    Female1882–1962Female

    Wilhelmina Ferguson Redfern

    Female1885–1935Female

+4 More Children

World Events (5)

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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 29

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Redfern near Rochdale, Greater Manchester, so called from Old English rēad ‘red’ + fearn ‘fern’, ‘bracken’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Murray in household of Thomas Murray, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Edith Redfern in household of W. John Redfern, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Edith Louise Redfern in entry for Murray, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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