Jessie Giles

about 1918–19 June 1985 (Age 67)
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Jessie

When Jessie Giles was born about 1918, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Clarence Richard Giles, was 27 and her mother, Gelora Melrose Preeper, was 26. She died on 19 June 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 67.

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Henry Feaver
1910–1998
Jessie Giles
1918–1985

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World Events (5)

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 3

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 27

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

Age 37

The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.

Name Meaning

Some people derive this name from Aegidius, from a Greek word meaening a goatskin. Others translate the word as a kid, or a young goat. The name Giles may often be derived from Julius.

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