William Francis Hurren

Male29 June 1871–19 January 1949

Brief Life History of William Francis

When William Francis Hurren was born on 29 June 1871, in Mountsberg, Flamborough, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, Edmund Hurren, was 29 and his mother, Jane Wingrove, was 26. He married Mary Jane Wise on 14 March 1894, in Strabane, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Flamborough, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Halton, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 19 January 1949, in Campbellville, Halton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Campbellville, Halton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Hurren
1871–1949
Mary Jane Wise
1873–1960
Marriage: 14 March 1894
Winnifred Louisa Jane Hurren
1895–1981
Charles Edmund Hurren
1897–1966
Lillian Ruth Hurren
1899–1999
Robert Andrew Hurren
1902–1980
Clara Evelyn Hurren
1904–1994
Ethel Viola Ruth Hurren
1908–1994

Sources (20)

  • William F Hunen in household of Edmund Hunen, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William F. Hurren, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • William F Hurren, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1894Strabane, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (5)

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 12

    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 15

    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 35

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk and Norfolk): nickname for someone with shaggy or unkempt hair, Old French hurand, hurant, from hure ‘hair’ + the suffix -and, -ant.

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

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