George Aris Harpell

19 January 1924–27 December 1961 (Age 37)
Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of George Aris

George Aris Harpell was born on 19 January 1924, in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada. He married Gertrude Aileen Jago on 2 October 1953, in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 27 December 1961, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

George Aris Harpell
1924–1961
Gertrude Aileen Jago
1928–
Marriage: 2 October 1953
Levina Aileen Harpell
1956–1956
Arthur Stanley Harpell
1957–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 October 1953
Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
children

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World Events (3)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 10

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 19

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 31

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: habitational name from places called Harwell in south Oxfordshire (formerly part of Berkshire) and Nottinghamshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘spring or stream by or from the gray one’, from Hāra ‘the gray’ (here referring to a certain hill) + wella; while the latter was named from Old English hēore, hȳre ‘pleasant’ + wella ‘stream’.

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

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