Elwin Hugh Wilson

Brief Life History of Elwin Hugh

When Elwin Hugh Wilson was born on 19 May 1876, in Pefferlaw, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, William John Wilson, was 23 and his mother, Elmira R Wright, was 24. He married Lottie Jane C St John on 21 September 1899, in Sunderland, Durham, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Penetanguishene, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 2 January 1947, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sunderland Cemetery, Sunderland, Durham, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Elwin Hugh Wilson
1876–1947
Lottie Jane C St John
1876–1956
Marriage: 21 September 1899
Master Lloyd Elwin Wilson
1901–1908
George Melvin Wilson
1902–
Hugh Lyall Wilson
1906–

Sources (13)

  • Elwin H. Wilson in household of Eli P. Beman, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Elwin Wilson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Elwin H Wilson, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

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

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

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

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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