Euphemia Giggey

Brief Life History of Euphemia

When Euphemia Giggey was born in March 1881, in Canning, Queens, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, George H Giggey, was 23 and her mother, Esther Ann Crawford, was 26.

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George H Giggey
Esther Ann Crawford
Charles H. Giggey
Euphemia Giggey
Annie Chelsea Giggey
William Giggey

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  • Euphemia Giggey in household of George Giggey, "Canada Census, 1881"

World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

1937 · Miramichi Strike

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.


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

Americanized form of Swiss German Gigy or Gygi, which is most probably an unflattering nickname from Middle High German giege ‘fool’.

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

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