Gladys Leonie Stoy

Brief Life History of Gladys Leonie

When Gladys Leonie Stoy was born on 25 July 1913, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, her father, Paul Frederick Stoy, was 41 and her mother, Annie Leonie Haynes, was 31. She married Albert Watson Abercrombie on 2 November 1931, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 1 April 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 71.

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Albert Watson Abercrombie
Gladys Leonie Stoy
Marriage: 2 November 1931
Leonie Evelyn Abercrombie

Sources (5)

  • Gladys L Stay, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Gladys Leonie Abercrombie, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"
  • Gladys Leonie Stoy in entry for Albert Watson Abercrombie, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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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

Germanized or Americanized form of Sorbian and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Stoj, Polish and Rusyn (from Poland) Stój: from a short form of a Slavic personal name, such as Stojmir, based on the element (imperative) stoj ‘stand, stay’. Compare 2 below.

Rusyn: from Stoy, a short form of a personal name such as Stoymir (see 1 above).

English (Essex): variant of Stowey, a habitational name from Over or Nether Stowey, Stowey in Cutcombe, or Stowey near Bishop Sutton (all Somerset), named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + weg ‘way, path, road’.

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

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