Harold Robert Workman

5 December 1908–December 1980 (Age 72)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Harold Robert

When Harold Robert Workman was born on 5 December 1908, in Ontario, Canada, his father, William M. Workman, was 37 and his mother, Emma Deguire, was 32. He lived in Dundas, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died in December 1980, at the age of 72, and was buried in Winchester, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Harold Robert Workman
1908–1980
Hazel Viola Blair
1922–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    William M. Workman

    Male1871–1933Male

    Female1876–1957Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 26

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 35

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 47

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: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (2)

  • Robt Harold Workman, "Ontario Births, 1869-1910"
  • Herald Workman in household of William Workman, "Canada Census, 1911"

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