Robert Wilkinson Bryce

Essa, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert Wilkinson

When Robert Wilkinson Bryce was born in 1839, in Essa, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Bryce, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Wilkinson, was 23. He married Elizabeth Mcknight on 20 February 1862, in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wilkinson Bryce
Elizabeth Mcknight
Marriage: 20 February 1862
Margret McKnight Bryce
John McKnight Bryce

Spouse and Children

20 February 1862
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


    Margret McKnight Bryce


    John McKnight Bryce


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 28

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 32

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 44

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

Scottish: from the personal name Brice, Gaelic (Gille) Bhris ‘(servant of) (Saint) Bricius’ ( see Brice ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Bryce, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Robert Brice, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Robt Bryce in entry for Jas Francis Neely and Margt Bryce, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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