George Furneaux

Brief Life History of George

When George Furneaux was born about 1850, in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Furneaux, was 40 and his mother, Mary Hunt, was 37. He married Margaret Jane Peart on 27 October 1879, in Glenelg, Grey, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Canada in 1852 and lived in Glenelg, Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 30 October 1928, in Ontario, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ontario, Canada.

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George Furneaux
Margaret Jane Peart
Marriage: 27 October 1879
Mary Ann Furneaux

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  • George Furneaux, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • George Furneaux, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • George Furneaux, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places in Normandy called Fourneaux ‘(the) furnaces’, one in Manche, the other in Calvados. Compare Furnace and Furnell .

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

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