Mary Alice McBain

21 May 1867–5 February 1907 (Age 39)
Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice McBain was born on 21 May 1867, in Grey, Ontario, Canada, her father, Alexander McBain, was 41 and her mother, Amelia Mathews, was 38. She married Daniel Park Kemp on 28 October 1885. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Plympton, Lambton, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Macdonald, Manitoba, Canada in 1901. She died on 5 February 1907, in Stoughton, Tecumseh No. 65, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 39, and was buried in Heward, Tecumseh No. 65, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Daniel Park Kemp
Mary Alice McBain
Marriage: 28 October 1885
Fred Basil Kemp
Errol Wain Kemp
Olive Mildred Kemp
Lillian Kemp
Mattie Kemp
Norene Kemp
Charles Alexander Kemp
Ethel May Kemp

Spouse and Children

28 October 1885
Portage, LaPrairie,


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World Events (4)


Age 4

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 16

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 19

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

Scottish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a’ Ghille Bhàin ‘son of the pale or white-haired lad’, in some cases a descriptive nickname for an albino. 2. variant of McBean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary McBean in household of Alxander McBean, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Kemp in household of Daniel Kemp, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary A. McBain Kemp, "Find A Grave Index"

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