Rachel Tough

2 September 1883–
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Tough was born on 2 September 1883, in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, her father, Henry Tough, was 29 and her mother, Agnes Tenant, was 26.

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Henry Tough
Agnes Tenant
Sarah May Tough
Rachel Tough
John Henry Tough
William George Tough

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 3

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 23

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

Age 99

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 Scottish: variant of Tulloch . In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh.2 English: nickname for a valiant or stubborn person, from Middle English togh, tow(e) ‘steadfast’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rachel Tough, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Rachel Tough, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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