Eliza Bell Edwards

Brief Life History of Eliza Bell

When Eliza Bell Edwards was born on 18 November 1883, in Adelaide Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, her father, James Edwards, was 43 and her mother, Jemima Baker, was 32.

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Family Time Line

James Edwards
1840–1926
Jemima Baker
1851–1928
Jeremiah Edwards
1869–1946
Matilda Jamima Edwards
1871–1950
David William Edwards
1875–1940
Hannah Mary Louise Edwards
1878–1965
James Albert Edwards
1881–1968
Eliza Bell Edwards
1883–
Emma Gertrude Edwards
1889–1910
Norman Russel Edwards
1892–1929

Sources (2)

  • Eliza Bell Edwards, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Eliza Bell Edwards, "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

World Events (3)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

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

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

1982

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 and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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