William ( Willie) James Kilfoyle

1880–1950 (Age 69)
Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William ( Willie) James

When William ( Willie) James Kilfoyle was born on 28 May 1880, in Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thomas Kilfoyle, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Irwin, was 20. He lived in Lanark, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 4 March 1950, at the age of 69.

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Thomas Kilfoyle
Elizabeth Irwin
William ( Willie) James Kilfoyle
Marietta Mary Kilfoyle
Milton Kilfoyle
Mabel May Kilfoyle
Russell Howard Kilfoyle

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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

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 6

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 26

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

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil, patronymic from the personal name Giolla Phóil ‘servant of (Saint) Paul’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William J. Kilfoyle in household of Thomas Kilfoyle, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William J Kilfoyle in household of Thomas Kilfoyle, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Koylfoil in household of Thomas Koylfoil, "Canada Census, 1911"

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