Mary Jane Knox

5 October 1873–1951 (Age 77)
Hullett, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Knox was born on 5 October 1873, in Hullett, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Alexander Knox, was 31 and her mother, Mary Watt, was 25. She married Isaac John Rapson on 30 December 1908, in Hullett, Huron, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died in 1951, at the age of 78, and was buried in Clinton Public Cemetery, Clinton, Central Huron, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Isaac John Rapson
Mary Jane Knox
Marriage: 30 December 1908
Marie Rapson

Spouse and Children

30 December 1908
Hullett, Huron, Ontario, Canada


    Marie Rapson


Parents and Siblings

    George Alexander Knox


    Mary Watt




    George Alexander Knox


    Annie Knox


    Jane Knox



    William Knox


+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

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 13

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 33

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘roundtopped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.2 The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Knox in household of George Knox, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Jane Knox in household of Mary Knox, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Jane Knon, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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