Mary Ann Wills

20 August 1848–21 March 1921 (Age 72)
Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Wills was born on 20 August 1848, in Smiths Falls, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, her father, JOHN WELLS dit WELSH, was 34 and her mother, MARIE McKAY, was 28. She married James Walker on 1 May 1878, in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bothwell, Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Lambton, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 21 March 1921, in Sombra, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sombra, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Walker
1840–1905
Mary Ann Wills
1848–1921
Marriage: 1 May 1878
Susan Jane Walker
1880–1942
Frederick C "Fred" Walker
1882–1950
Violet Edna Walker
1884–1950
Herbert Oswald Walker
1885–1970

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 May 1878
Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 19

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.
1869

Age 21

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 35

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

Anglo-Saxon: Will, Will, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of Will

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Walker in household of James Walker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • A Mary Walker in household of James Walker, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary A Wallis in entry for Fredrick Walker and Alma Blanche Burr, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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