Henry Russell Jennings

4 January 1876–1953 (Age 77)
Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Henry Russell

When Henry Russell Jennings was born on 4 January 1876, in Welland, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Henry Jennings, was 32 and his mother, Lucinda Catharine Dunbar, was 25. He married Edith May Woolman on 5 October 1898, in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pelham, Welland, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in 1953, in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Foley Township, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry Russell Jennings
Edith May Woolman
Marriage: 5 October 1898
Henry Irwin Jennings
Henry Jennings
Arnot Russell Jennings
Gordon Wesley Jennings
Irene Rebecca Jennings
John Arthur Earl Jennings
Grace Catherine Jennings

Spouse and Children

5 October 1898
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucinda Catharine Dunbar




    Rosa Evelyn Jennings



    Edith Valaria Jennings


    John Arthur Jennings


    Eliza Jennings


World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

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 10

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 30

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

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John .2 German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes ( see John ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • He...nry Jennings in household of John Jennings, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Henry R Jennings in entry for Jno A Earl Jennings, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Henry Irvin Jennings in entry for Gordon Wesley Jennings and Bernice Isabella Lawson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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