James Edward Alyea

1870–1928 (Age 57)
Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Alyea was born on 14 April 1870, in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, his father, Peter Alyea Jr., was 30 and his mother, Mary Catherine Carnrite, was 28. He married Mary Catherine Harris on 26 December 1894, in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 9 February 1928, in Colborne, Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 57, and was buried in Albury, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Alyea
Mary Catherine Harris
Marriage: 26 December 1894
Norman Wifred Alyea
Clifford Basil Alyea

Spouse & Children

26 December 1894
Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada


Parents & Siblings

  • Peter Alyea Jr.


  • Mary Catherine Carnrite




  • Rodney Orlando Alyea


  • Cynthia Hesther Alyea


  • Female1868–1911Female

  • Male1870–1928Male

  • Male1874–1964Male

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World Events (4)


Age 1

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 13

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 16

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

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier (of Germanic origin, from adalhari ‘noble army’) or Elier, Hélier, variants of Hilaire ( see Hillary ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Alyea in household of Peter Alyea, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James E Alyea, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • James Edward Alyea, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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