Maria Amey

1 February 1828–
Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Maria

When Maria Amey was born on 1 February 1828, in Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, her father, Joseph Nelson Emigh, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Baker, was 29. She married Alderton Venton on 17 August 1853, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alderton Venton
Maria Amey
Marriage: 17 August 1853
Mary Venton
Augusta Venton
Alfred Venton
John Venton
William Venton
William A. Venton
Eliza Venton

Spouse and Children

17 August 1853
Frontenac, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 39

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 41

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 78

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

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Old French personal name Amé, Latin Amatus ‘beloved’, a personal name favored by the early Christians, who used it in the sense ‘beloved by God’. 2. possibly a derivative of Old French ami ‘friend’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Maria Baker in entry for William A Venton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Maria Amy, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Maria Amy in entry for Alfred E Venton and Dorothy A Nellis, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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