Mary Alberta Goodfellow

27 March 1881–30 January 1964 (Age 82)
Bolton, Caledon, Peel, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Alberta

When Mary Alberta Goodfellow was born on 27 March 1881, in Bolton, Caledon, Peel, Ontario, Canada, her father, Benjamin Goodfellow, was 23 and her mother, Phoebe Jane Norris, was 21. She married Charles H Houson on 19 March 1902, in Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 30 January 1964, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Charles H Houson
Mary Alberta Goodfellow
Marriage: 19 March 1902
Marjory Alberta Houson

Spouse and Children

19 March 1902
Galt, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


    Marjory Alberta Houson


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Goodfellow


    Phoebe Jane Norris




+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 2

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 5

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 25

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

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a congenial companion, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + felawe ‘fellow’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alberta Goodfellow in household of Benjamin Goodfellow, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Alberter Goodfellow in household of Phobie Jane Goodfellow, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Goodfellow in entry for Marjory Alberta Houson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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