William Green

Bedford, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William

When William Green was born on 27 April 1874, in Bedford, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, his father, Henry William Green, was 28 and his mother, Melissa Vancoughnet, was 27. He married Mary Vancoughnett on 25 May 1895, in Newboro, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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William Green
Mary Vancoughnett
Marriage: 25 May 1895
Liddie Ann Green
Maggie Green
Henry H Green
Myria Green
Sarah Green
William Green
Florence E Green
Margaret Ethel Green
John Elmer Green
George Green
Lottie Green

Spouse & Children

25 May 1895
Newboro, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada


  • Liddie Ann Green


  • Female1896–Female

  • Henry H Green


  • Female1897–Female

  • Female1897–Female

+6 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 9

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 12

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

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Greem, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Green in household of Henry Green, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Wm. Green in entry for John Elmer Green, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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