Josiah Hoskin
Grace Facy
Margaret Harwood
(Abt 1793-)
Richard Hoskin
Ann Brown
(1824-Abt 1910)

Mary Grace Harwood Hoskin


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John Dickinson

Mary Grace Harwood Hoskin

  • Born: 25 Feb 1858, Pyworthy, Devonshire, England
  • Marriage: John Dickinson on 22 Nov 1879 in Witton Church, St. Marks, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 4 Aug 1914, 232 Bain Avenue, Toronto, Ontario aged 56
  • Buried: 6 Aug 1914, Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

bullet   Cause of her death was Arterior Sclerosis - Stroke.


bullet  Research Information:

Mary Grace controlled some homes on McGee Street in Toronto that were basically rooming/lodging houses.

Census & Family Issues of Note:

In the 1891 English Census it shows that Mary Grace Dickinson (husband John not present since he was in Canada working) and her children are residing with another woman by the name of Mary Grace Hoskin. Mary Grace Dickinson is stated as a person that is "living on her own means" - which is a somewhat odd bit of information for a married woman to state and allow to be legally documented on a government form, especially during this time in history. Mary Grace's bold declaration surely lends credence to the family legend/theory that Mary Grace and John were not a terribly happily married couple. They frequently lived apart for long periods of time - often in different countries.

On this census form a Mary Grace Hoskin is listed as living with and being the sister-in-law to Mary Grace Dickinson. More than likely, the Mary Grace referred to as the "Sister-In-Law" is in actuality Mary (Sharples) Hoskin; the wife of John H. Hoskin (at this point in time). John H. Hoskin was Mary Grace (Hoskin) Dickinson's younger brother.

bullet  Medical Information:

May Duckworth noted that Mary Grace's presenting cause of death was a "cerebral hemorrhage and paralysis of the throat."


Mary married John Dickinson, son of James Dickinson and Margaret Smithson, on 22 Nov 1879 in Witton Church, St. Marks, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. (John Dickinson was born on 8 Nov 1845 in Hapton, Lancashire, England, died on 8 May 1931 in 46 McGee Street, Toronto, Ontario and was buried on 10 May 1931 in Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.) The cause of his death was Bronchial Pneumonia - Senility.

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