Nancy Green

Bedford, South Frontenac, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Green was born in October 1873, in Bedford, South Frontenac, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, her father, Henry William Green, was 27 and her mother, Melissa Vancoughnet, was 26. She married Joseph Alfred Ellsworth on 25 July 1899, in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Addington, Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901.

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Nancy Green
Joseph Alfred Ellsworth
Marriage: 25 July 1899
Martha A Ellsworth
Mabel Ellsworth
George Ellsworth
Etta Elsworth
Ida Edith Ellsworth
Henry H Ellsworth
Abram Budore Ellsworth
Joseph E Ellworth

Spouse & Children

  • Female1873–Female

  • Joseph Alfred Ellsworth


25 July 1899
Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada


  • Martha A Ellsworth


  • Mabel Ellsworth


  • George Ellsworth


  • Etta Elsworth


  • Ida Edith Ellsworth


+3 More Children

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World Events (7)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 7

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
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.
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 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Alsworth in household of Joseph Alsworth, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Nancy Green in household of Henry Green, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mariah Green in entry for Green Ellsworth, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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