Mary Jane Main

25 July 1873–1 March 1953 (Age 79)
Egremont, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Main was born on 25 July 1873, in Egremont, Grey, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Main, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Vance, was 23. She married George Lewis on 9 November 1898, in Harriston, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 1 March 1953, in Mount Forest, Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Forest, Wellington North, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George Lewis
Mary Jane Main
Marriage: 9 November 1898
Ella Glendowine Lewis
George Elton Lewis
Margaret Lewis
William Henry Lewis
Albert Lewis
Frederick Lewis

Spouse and Children

    George Lewis



9 November 1898
Harriston, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Main


    Margaret Vance




+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

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.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 13

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 33

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Jane Main in household of William Main, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Jane Main, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Mary Jane Main in entry for Margaret Macmillan, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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