Jane Dennis

about 1826–
Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Jane

When Jane Dennis was born about 1826, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Ambrose Dennis III, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Jenkins, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Dennis III
1796–1850
Elizabeth Jenkins
1805–1832
Jane Dennis
1826–
Mary Dennis
1828–1891
John E Dennis
1828–
William Dennis
1830–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1869

Age 43

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1871

Age 45

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 83

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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