Mary Elizabeth Vankoughnet

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Vankoughnet was born on 21 August 1861, in York Township, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, her father, Matthew Robert VanKoughnet, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Hagerman MacAuley, was 34. She married Frank Wolff May on 30 July 1884, in Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 1 January 1953, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 91.

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Frank Wolff May
Mary Elizabeth Vankoughnet
Marriage: 30 July 1884
Lilian Gretchen May
Beatrix Gladys May
Elsa Marjorie May

Sources (5)

  • Mary May in household of Frank May, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Mary Elizaeth Vankougnet, „Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927“
  • Mary Elizabeth May, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

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.



1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

From Latin Maria via Old Welsh Meir. See Mary .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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