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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Family Time Line

George H Giggey
1857–1913
Esther Ann Crawford
1856–1891
Charles H. Giggey
1876–1914
Euphemia Giggey
1881–
Annie Chelsea Giggey
1882–1945
William Giggey
1884–

Sources (1)

  • 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.

1982

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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