William Drannen

Brief Life History of William

When William Drannen was born on 20 October 1881, in Ashfield Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Drennan, was 53 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Guthrie, was 38. He married Charlotte May Joy on 20 December 1905, in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 14 February 1932, in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 50, and was buried in Kintail Cemetery, Kintail, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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William Drannen
Charlotte May Joy
Marriage: 20 December 1905
Mary Ellen Drennan
Agnes Jean Drennan
William James Henry Drannen
Thelma May Drannen
William James Henry Drennan

Sources (6)

  • William Drannen in household of Ellen Drannen, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Drannen, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William Crennan, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (3)

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

Irish: variant of Brennan .

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

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