Eressa Jane Schurman

18 January 1869–18 August 1943 (Age 74)
River Philip, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Eressa Jane

When Eressa Jane Schurman was born on 18 January 1869, in River Philip, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Joseph Silliker Schurman, was 33 and her mother, Mary Ann Gilroy, was 31. She married James Albert Dodds on 10 September 1889, in Scotia, Perry, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 18 August 1943, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Albert Dodds
Eressa Jane Schurman
Marriage: 10 September 1889
William Sheldon Dodds
Annie Adelaide Dodds
Ila May Dodds
Gertrude Mabel Dodds
Myrtle Melissa Dodds
Wildon Dodds
Albert Henry Weldon Dodds

Spouse and Children

10 September 1889
Scotia, Perry, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada


    William Sheldon Dodds


    Annie Adelaide Dodds


    Ila May Dodds


    Gertrude Mabel Dodds


    Myrtle Melissa Dodds


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 14

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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 37

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schürmann( see Schuermann ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eressa Jane Schurman, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Orrissa Schureman in household of Joseph Schureman, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Oressa Dodds in household of Albert Dodds, "Canada Census, 1911"

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