Josephine Vesta Williston

Female15 January 1875–

Brief Life History of Josephine Vesta

When Josephine Vesta Williston was born on 15 January 1875, in Dresden, Kent, Ontario, Canada, her father, Daniel Dolsen Williston, was 44 and her mother, Eliza Ann Babcock, was 22. She lived in Ontario, Canada in 1875.

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Daniel Dolsen Williston
Eliza Ann Babcock
Josephine Vesta Williston

Sources (3)

  • Josephine Vesta Williston, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Josephine Vesta Williston, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Josephine Vesta Williston, "Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 8

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 11

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.


Age 107

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

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison , or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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

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