William George Cummings

5 January 1873–
York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William George

When William George Cummings was born on 5 January 1873, in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Cummings, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Webb, was 25. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1873.

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George Cummings
Hannah Webb
Mary Melvina Cummings
William George Cummings
Thomas Huddleston Cummings
Ida Louisa Cummings
Rachael Pauline Cummings
Robert Cummings

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World Events (3)

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.

Age 109

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

Irish: variant of Cumming , with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cummings in household of George Cummings, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Geo Cummings, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William Geo Cummings, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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