Frances Eliza Thistlethwaite

1859–1944 (Age 85)

The Life of Frances Eliza

When Frances Eliza Thistlethwaite was born on 25 April 1859, her father, Robert Thistlethwaite, was 29 and her mother, Jane Mode, was 25. She married Donald Macleod on 10 January 1888, in Vankleek Hill, Champlain, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Prescott, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 25 October 1944, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Frances Eliza Thistlethwaite
Donald Macleod
Marriage: 10 January 1888
Ross John Mcleod
Robert S. Mcleod
Ruth Mc Leod
Claire Mc Leod

Spouse & Children

10 January 1888
Vankleek Hill, Champlain, Prescott and Russell, Ontario, Canada


  • Ross John Mcleod


  • Robert S. Mcleod


  • Ruth Mc Leod


  • Claire Mc Leod


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Thistlethwaite


  • Jane Mode




  • Female1859–1944Female

  • Fredrick William Thistlethwaite


  • Harry B. Thistlethwaite


  • Johana M Thistlethwaite


  • Female1869–1959Female

World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 8

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 10

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances Mcleod, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Frances Mcleod, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Francis L. Thistlethwaite in household of Robert Thistlethwaite, "Canada Census, 1881"

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