William Walter Irwin

5 October 1885–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Walter

When William Walter Irwin was born on 5 October 1885, in Ontario, Canada, his father, William Robert Irwin, was 35 and his mother, Martha Wanamaker, was 25.

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William Robert Irwin
Martha Wanamaker
Robert Henry Washington Irwin
John Wellington Irwin
Ellen May Irwin
William Walter Irwin
Lillie May Irwin
Russell Oliver Irwin
Alva Hazel Irwin
Laurence Garfield Irwin
Sarah Grace Lauesa Irwin

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World Events (3)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 1

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 21

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

Age 97

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’.3 From the Welsh personal name Urien ( see Uren ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Walter Irwin, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William Walter Irwin, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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