William John Henley

Brief Life History of William John

When William John Henley was born on 17 December 1879, in Verulam, Victoria, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Henley, was 33 and his mother, Margery Dundas, was 29. He married Anne Elizabeth Bell on 24 April 1906, in Victoria, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Victoria, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in Lindsay, Victoria, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William John Henley
1879–
Anne Elizabeth Bell
1884–1974
Marriage: 24 April 1906
Margery Florence Henley
1908–2002
Janet Henley
Ralph Henley
William Henley
Margaret Henley
1912–
Son John Spencer Henley Mr
1920–

Sources (5)

  • William J Henley, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • William John Henley, "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"
  • William John Henley, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

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

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

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Henley, for example in Surrey, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Shropshire, and Suffolk. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hēan, the weak dative form of hēah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and an article) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. However, some, including the one in Shropshire, come from Old English henn ‘hen, wild bird’ + lēah.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIonnghaile, from a variant (without initial F-) of the personal name Fionnghal, which gave rise to Ó Fionnghaile (see Fennell ).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Henle .

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

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