George Edward Giffin

1878–Male (Age 123)
Escott, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of George Edward

When George Edward Giffin was born in 1878, in Escott, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Francis Giffin, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Slack, was 41. He married Mary Ellen Fenton on 12 June 1912, in Escott, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1878 and Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, and was buried in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada.

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George Edward Giffin
Mary Ellen Fenton
Kathleen Giffin

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    Kathleen Giffin


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    Sarah Slack




World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 5

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

Age 8

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

Age 56

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

1 Irish: reduced form of McGiffin , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn ‘son of Duibhfionn’.2 English: from a pet form of the Norman personal name Geffrei ( see Jeffrey ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Giffin in household of Frank Giffin, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • George Giffin, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"
  • George E Giffin, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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