Esther Andrews

1836–1920 (Age 84)
Fitzroy Harbour, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Esther

When Esther Andrews was born about 1836, in Fitzroy Harbour, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, her father, Rufus Andrews, was 32 and her mother, Roxanna "Roxey" Draper, was 21. She married John Ralston on 4 January 1860, in Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. She lived in Manitoba, Canada in 1916 and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1920. She died on 13 August 1920, in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Esther Andrews
John Ralston
Marriage: 4 January 1860

Spouse & Children

  • Female1836–1920Female

  • John Ralston


4 January 1860
Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1804–1879Male

  • Roxanna "Roxey" Draper




  • Permilla Andrews


  • Female1836–1920Female

  • Hezekiah Andrews


  • William Henry Andrews


  • Harriet Andrews


World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 31

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 33

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 47

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jane Ralston in household of John Ralston, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Hester Ralston in household of John Ralston, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Hester Andrews, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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