Ernest W Laver

1918–14 April 2010 (Age 92)
Canada

The Life of Ernest W

When Ernest W Laver was born in 1918, in Canada, his father, George William Stewart Laver, was 31 and his mother, Elsie Furness, was 24. He died on 14 April 2010, in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George William Stewart Laver
1887–1958
Elsie Furness
1894–1968
Geraldine Jessica Laver
1915–2002
Keith George Laver
1917–2010
Ernest W Laver
1918–2010
Eric Francis Laver
1921–1978
Norman Barry Laver
1924–1981

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World Events (7)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 16

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 25

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 37

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a washerman, Anglo-Norman French laver (an agent derivative of Old French laver ‘to wash’, Latin lavare). 2. habitational name from High, Little or Magdalen Laver in Essex, named from Old English lagu ‘flood’, ‘water’ + fær ‘passage’, ‘crossing’. 3. topographic name for someone living where bulrushes or irises grew, Old English lǣfer.

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

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