William Thomas Hendry

8 May 1880–16 March 1963 (Age 82)
Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Thomas

When William Thomas Hendry was born on 8 May 1880, in Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, his father, Alexander Hendry, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Catharine Olivia Platt Wright, was 31. He married Myrtle Sarah Armstrong on 23 December 1908, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ontario, Canada for about 31 years. He died on 16 March 1963, in Woodbridge, Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Woodbridge, Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Hendry
Myrtle Sarah Armstrong
Marriage: 23 December 1908
Melvin Clifford Hendry

Spouse and Children

23 December 1908
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada


    Melvin Clifford Hendry


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Hendry


    Sarah Catharine Olivia Platt Wright





    Jane Rose Hendry


    Hannah Lunn Hendry


    Hannah Elizabeth Hendry


    James Alexander Hendry


+8 More Children

World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 3

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 6

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 26

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, and French: variant of Henry 1. In Scotland this surname is common in the Ayr and Fife districts; in northern Ireland it is usually from the Scottish variant Hendrie, though some examples of the name were originally as at Henry 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Thos Hendry in entry for Melvin Clifford Hendry, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William Thos Hendry, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William Thomas Hendry, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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