James Alyea

1834–1899 (Age 65)
Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James

When James Alyea was born on 1 January 1834, in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, his father, Peter Alyea, was 32 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Shears, was 28. He married Mary Elizabeth Sagar on 5 October 1858, in Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 February 1899, in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 65, and was buried in Albury, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Alyea
Mary Elizabeth Sagar
Marriage: 5 October 1858
William Alyea
Anna Elisabeth Alyea
Wilmont Herman Alyea
Gilbert Alyea
Joseph Edgar Alyea
Gordon Alyea
George Nelson Alyea
Alma Etta Alyea
Melissa Alyea

Spouse & Children

5 October 1858
Northumberland and Durham, Ontario, Canada


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • John Alyea


  • John Henry Alyea


  • David Alyea


  • Samuel Alyea


  • Phoebe Ann Alyea


+9 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 33

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 35

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 49

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier (of Germanic origin, from adalhari ‘noble army’) or Elier, Hélier, variants of Hilaire ( see Hillary ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Alyea, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James Alyea in entry for Austin Reddick and Alina Etta Alyea, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Alyea in entry for George Alyea and Jennie Pymer, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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