Willis Stanley Illsley

31 July 1901–4 July 1985 (Age 83)
Lakeville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Willis Stanley

When Willis Stanley Illsley was born on 31 July 1901, in Lakeville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Harmon Q Illsley, was 39 and his mother, Belle Olivia Rockwell, was 39. He married Mary Augusta Whitney in 1923, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 12 years. He died on 4 July 1985, in Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Billtown, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Willis Stanley Illsley
Mary Augusta Whitney
Marriage: 1923
Florence Edith Illsley
Joyce Ruth Illsley
Wilma Mary Illsley

Spouse and Children

Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Florence Edith Illsley


    Joyce Ruth Illsley


    Wilma Mary Illsley


Parents and Siblings

    Harmon Q Illsley


    Belle Olivia Rockwell




World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 8

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 20

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 44

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ilsley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willis Stanley Illsley, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Willis Illsey in household of Harmon Illsey, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Willis Stanley Illsby, "Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957"

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