Mary Rachel Hamilton

6 November 1869–
Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Rachel

When Mary Rachel Hamilton was born on 6 November 1869, in Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, her father, Joseph Hamilton, was 55 and her mother, Jane Cramer, was 43. She married Oliver John Wilcox on 1 June 1892, in Winchester, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Winchester, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Essex, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Oliver John Wilcox
Mary Rachel Hamilton
Marriage: 1 June 1892
John Hamilton Wilcox
Greta Jane Wilcox
Gladice Mary Ann Wilcox

Spouse and Children

1 June 1892
Winchester, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada


    John Hamilton Wilcox


    Greta Jane Wilcox


    Gladice Mary Ann Wilcox


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 14

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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 37

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel M Wilcox in household of Oliver J Wilcox, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary R. Hamelton in household of Joseph Hamelton, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Rachel Wilcox in entry for John Hamilton Wilcox, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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