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Norton

 

Descendants of Antonie Norton

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  ANTONIE1 NORTON  He married MARIE. 

     

Children of ANTONIE NORTON and MARIE are:

2.                  i.     JOHN2 NORTON, b. Abt. 1822, Flores, Azores Islands, Portugal; d. 01 October 1911, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

                    ii.     DELARVO NORTON.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN2 NORTON (ANTONIE1) was born Abt. 1822 in Flores, Azores Islands, Portugal, and died 01 October 1911 in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.  He married (1) LOUISA.  She died 13 January 1873 in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.  He married (2) ANNE ROBINSON 08 December 1873 in Victoria, British Columbia, daughter of HENRY ROBINSON and MARGARET.  She was born Abt. 1856 in San Francisco, California, and died 12 May 1903 in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 

Notes for JOHN NORTON:

Gulf Islands Driftwood

May 27, 1981

 

THE BITTANCOURTS AND THE NORTONS

Early Salt Spring home builders

By Morton Stratton

Four very young Portugese youth (two sets of brothers) were among the earliest settlers on Salt Spring Island, arriving about 1860 just after Willis and Sylvia Stark, the Jones brothers and other pioneer families. Estalon and Manuel Bittancourt established claims on the shores of Vesuvius Bay and the fertile land to the cast; John and Delarvo Norton (the family name was adopted from the captain of the ship bringing them from Portugal) took up their claims on the gently rolling uplands between the present golf course and Lady Minto Hospital. Manuel and Delarvo disappear from the record; but Estalon Bittancourt, Manuel's son, Reid and John Norton put their roots down on the island, raised their huge families here, and erected some of the substantial homes which graced central Salt Spring Island at the turn of the century. It is particularly unfortunate that three of the finest homes built by the Bittancourts no longer exist (One demolished and two destroyed by fire) and hence cannot be represented in the photographic exhibit of old homes scheduled by the Canadian Arts Council for June 20 in Mahon Hall. But happily, several others are still well preserved, as are two houses built by John Norton.

ROMANTIC CAREER

Estalon Bittancourt had a particularly romantic and interesting career. Born in the Azores about 1845 he developed a roving disposition and a longing to go to sea. At the age of about 15 or 16 he swam out to a sailing ship bound for the goldfields of Australia. Soon after, the lure of the sea brought him to Vancouver Island. Refused shore leave by his captain he waited until nightfall and swam ashore at Royal Roads. Purchasing a sloop, he did a good business for several months carrying sawdust from Mill Bay to Victoria. Then disaster struck; a driving gale piled his frail craft on the rocks at ten mile point just north of Cordova Bay; but fortunately his ability as a swimmer saved him after a hard struggle with the swift running current. Perhaps tiring of his adventures on the sea he took the advice of his fellow countryman, John Norton, who already knew something of Salt Spring, and established his land claims behind Vesuvius Bay.

STORY OF THE FAMILY

For a full generation, from the 1860's until death in 1917, the story of Vesuvius is in a real way the story of the Estalon married, raised a large family of nine children, became a substantial businessman and farmer and developed the agreeable habit of building substantial homes for himself and his family. The earliest and the finest, his own home above the docks at Vesuvius, existed in its later days as the Vesuvius Bay (An annex was built in 1886 for son, Fred, and wife, Annie). This big house was the centre of Estalon's enterprise. Hero he ran a general store (supplied by a sloop with which he delivered goods to and from Victoria) and a friendly little neighborhood pub (a decent enough establishment, but still off limits to the strict Methodists at Central Settlement.) Later he developed the store into the Vesuvius Bay Hotel. A major source of income for the growing Bittancourt family came from the operation of the sandstone quarries at Vesuvius, originally developed in 1860-61 by five partners who took of for the goldfields of the Cariboo in 1861.

AT FULL STRENGTH

In the 1880's the sandstone quarry was running at full strength and the family operated three sloops carrying stone to Victoria and Esquimalt. The Esquimalt dry dock, the original causeway in front of the Empress Hotel and several churches in Victoria were constructed of Vesuvius sandstone. Coal was also mined at the Bittancourt place; especially at nearby Dock (now corrupted to Duck) Bay. Bea Hamilton tells us this coal retailed for 25 cents a bag! Since the Vesuvius docks were the principal window on the world for settlers north of the Divide, the Bittancourts were often the first to welcome newcomers to the island. One of the early priests working this mission field, Father Kremera, was once flung from his canoe into the waters at Sansum Narrows. He made it to shore and staggered through the bush where he was found by Bittancourt. Years later (1894) it was Bittancourt who greeted the Rev. E.F. Wilson upon his first arrival at Salt Spring on a cold February morning and directed him on his way to Mrs. Stevens; Boarding House. Meanwhile, over the years the Bittancourt land holdings were expanding (some of the acreage farmed with the help of his son, Charlie) until at the time of Estalon's death in 1917 at the age of 74 there were 437 acres registered in his name.

FIVE HOUSES

The family home - turned hotel was destroyed by fire on 1975 but five houses still attest to the prosperity of this enterprising pioneer. Best known are the three "dowry houses" that ringed Vesuvius Bay (photo in Toynbee's Snapshots), built by Bittancourt for three of his married daughters (one house has since been moved to the top of the hill where the road descends to the bay). A house built across the road from the wharf for his son, Fred, about 1892 was recently moved to the Farmer's Institute property on Rainbow Road and will serve the community as Salt Spring Island's first museum after remodeling is "The Ark" the jewel of them all. The Bittancourt family was Catholic and had originally installed a chaplin in the attic of the old family home where once a month a Catholic priest attended to celebrate mass. Later, Estalon built a small chapel up the road from son Fred's home. This pretty little building, now a residence, still stands with a bell in the gable, a fitting testimonial to the devout Catholic family whose legacy lives on at Vesuvius Bay.

HIS NEPHEWS

Equally well known to the next generation on Salt Spring, including many now living were Estalon Bittancourt's nephews, Reid and Arthur Bittancourt. After he moved here in the 1880's Reid's life was intimately related to the development of the Ganges area. Arthur, on the other hand, made his name in Alaska but he is remembered locally for the meticulous care with which he dismantled the Methodist chapel at Central board by board and window by window and reassembled it on Hereford Avenue. Here the structure now stands as the street side portion of the Legion Hall. Complete with a new roof, the operation cost $300. Arthur also did some exceptional carpentry work in the early 20's in the home of Dick Toynee on Churchill Road. Abraham Reid Bittancourt was an outstanding carpenter and builder. (See Valerie Richards comment on his craftsmanship in a recent Driftwood). He apparently developed his skills before moving to the island. In 1890 he worked with Mr. Herd of Somenoa in the construction of the T. W. Mouat house which still stands on the ridge west of St. Mary Lake.

BULLOCK MANSION

Certainly the biggest commission was building the impressive Henry Bullock mansion in 1892 for a contract price of $2,000. Subsequently, he erected several houses in the village of Ganges; for example, the home at the corner of Rainbow Road and Lower Ganges Road across from the health office. But better known was the splendid home and store put up in 1904 at the foot of Ganges Hill, known more recently as the Dr. Francis nursing home (demolished in 1967). Reid's career as a storekeeper boat operator and patrol officer for Canada Customs are beyond the scope of this article. In concluding these comments on the Portugese pioneers, mention must be made of John Norton (born Delavera). Like Reid Bittancourt, he raised a fine family on Salt Spring. His children were contemporaries and playmates of some of Salt Spring's older living residents (see Toynbee's school snapshots). John Norton was a prosperous farmer in the area west and north of the present Valcourt Centre.

ON NORTON ROAD

Here he constructed for his second wife the family home which stands on the left up Norton Road and is now surrounded by so many lovely flowers and overgrown shrubs. Incidentally, this house, owned by a granddaughter of John Norton, is the only house in the Heritage House Committee's survey which is still in the hands of a descendant of the builder. John Norton also built a house for A.J. Smith about 1903 which stands on the left of Blain Road above Greenwoods, commanding a panoramic view of Ganges Harbour. The Nortons and the Bittancourts, only recently so well known on the island are gone now. But the houses they built stand as a tribute to the contribution they made to the growth and diversity of our fascinating island.

 

January 19, 1967

 

PIONEERS

Mr. John Norton, 1859, came with first settlers, present Norton home still on original site.

 

May 23, 1968

 

WEDDING IN VANCOUVER FOR AGNES CRAWFORD

In Vancouver April 17 at 2pm, Agnes Crawford, eldest daughter of Mrs. Wm Crawford, Beddis Road, became the bride of Nolan Norton, only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Norton, Larch Road, Exeter, Devon, England. A reception was held in the evening aboard the Pacific Reliance, on which ship the groom is an officer. Mrs. Norton will remain in Vancouver until the ship arrives again in July when she will accompany her husband to England, where they will make their home in Exeter. Rosemary is a great granddaughter of the Akermans, who were among the first families to make their home on Salt Spring Island. She was a student at Ganges Elementary High, beginning in the first grade 1 of the new school and graduating from high school.

 

1881 Census

 John NORTON   M   Male   Portugese   58   Azores, <Portugal>   Farmer   Roman Catholic 

 Annie NORTON   M   Female   African   25   USA      Roman Catholic 

 Emanuel NORTON      Male   Portugese   14   British Columbia   Farmer   Roman Catholic 

 Elizabeth NORTON      Female   Portugese   12   British Columbia      Roman Catholic 

 John NORTON      Male   Portugese   9   British Columbia      Roman Catholic 

 William NORTON      Male   Portugese   7   British Columbia      Roman Catholic 

 Dorothy NORTON      Female   Portugese   2   British Columbia      Roman Catholic 

 Walter NORTON      Male   Portugese   <1 Born: Sep; 7/12   British Columbia      Roman Catholic 

 

Source Information:

  Census Place Cowichin & Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, British Columbia

  Family History Library Film   1375921

  NA Film Number   C-13285

  District   191

  Sub-district   C

  Page Number   23

  Household Number   138

 

1891 Census

  Norton, Albert  9  None or Unknown  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Male  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12456 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  X2100 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Son of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, Annie  35  Homemaker  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Female  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12452 

Marital Status  Married  Birthplace  United States  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Not Given  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  Ireland  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  52010 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Wife of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, Dorothy  12  None or Unknown  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Female  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12454 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  X2100 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Daughter of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, Elsie  4  None or Unknown  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Female  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12458 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / No  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  X2100 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Daughter of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, Francis  7  None or Unknown  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Male  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12457 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  X2100 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Son of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, John  67  Farmer  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Male  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12451 

Marital Status  Married  Birthplace  Portugal  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  Portugal  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Roman Catholic  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  61110 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Head of Household 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, Robert  2  None or Unknown  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Male  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12459 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  No / No  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  X2100 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Son of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, Walter  10  None or Unknown  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5  

  Gender Male  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12455 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  X2100 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Son of Head 

Comments  None 

 

  Norton, William  16  Farmer  Saltspring North, Thetis & Kuper Islands [3 m-1 13]   5 

Gender Male  Band Not applicable  Record  census.1891:12453 

Marital Status  Single  Birthplace  British Columbia, Canada  Building  House 

Infirmities  Blank or None  Father  Portugal  Construction  Wood 

Read/Write  Yes / Yes  Mother  United States  Floors/Rooms  1 / 4 

Religion  Anglican/Church of England  Employment  Unknown  HISCO Code  61110 

Case number  8535  Employees  Unknown  Relation to head  Son of Head 

Comments  None 

 

1901 Census

5 1   43 Norton John M   Head M Aug 4 1823 77

5 2   43 Norton Annie F   Wife M Jul 24 1856 64

5 3   43 Norton John J. M   Son M Sep 23 1871 29

5 4   43 Norton Dorothy F   Daughter S May 7 1879 21

5 5   43 Norton Walter N. M   Son S Sep 23 1880 20

5 6   43 Norton Albert A. M   Son S Apr 30 1882 18

5 7   43 Norton Elsie M. F   Daughter S Sep 23 1886 14

5 8   43 Norton Robert P. M   Son S Jan 10 1889 12

5 9   43 Norton Maud B. F   Daughter S May 26 1891 9

5 10   43 Norton Pearl V. F   Daughter S Jun 27 1893 7

5 11   43 Norton Grace F   Daughter S Nov 17 1896 4

5 12   43 Norton Joseph M   Son S Jul 3 1899 2

 

Source Information: 1901 Census of Canada

Subdistrict: Victoria (North/Nord), VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA

District Number: 3

Subdistrict Number: h-1

Archives Microfilm: T-6429

 

Sec. 4. R. 3, E

 

H1/05/01 Norton, John, m, h, m, 4 Aug 1823, 77, POR, to Can: 1859, RC, Farmer.

ииRems: MR: John Norton, 44, r.SSI, b.Azores Is., wid, farmer, RC, s.o.Antonie & Marie mar Annie Robinson, 18, r.SSI, b.San Francisco, CA, USA, WM, d.o.Henry W. & Margaret, 8 Dec 1873, Cowichan District.

H1/05/02 Norton, Annie, f, wife, m, 24 Jul 1836, 64, USA, to Can: 1858, RC.

H1/05/03 Norton, John J., m, son, s, 23 Sep 1871, 29, BC, RC, Farmer.

H1/05/04 Norton, Dorothy, f, dau, s, 7 May 1879, 21, BC, RC.

H1/05/05 Norton, Walter N., m, son, s, 23 Sep 1880, 20, BC, RC.

H1/05/06 Norton, Albert A., m, son, s, 30 Apr 1882, 18, BC, RC.

H1/05/07 Norton, Elsie M., f, dau, s, 23 Sep 1886, 14, BC, RC.

H1/05/08 Norton, Robert P., m, son, s, 10 Jan 1889, 12, BC, RC.

H1/05/09 Norton, Maud B., f, dau, s, 26 May 1891, 9, BC, RC.

H1/05/10 Norton, Pearl V., f, dau, s, 27 Jun 1893, 7, BC, RC.

H1/05/11 Norton, Grace, f, dau, s, 17 Nov 1896, 4, BC, RC.

H1/05/12 Norton, Joseph, m, son, s, 3 Jul 1899, 1, BC, RC.

 

 

1911 Census

British Columbia / Nanaimo / 13 Salt Spring Island / page 12

22    139 Norton John   M Head W Aug 1833 87

23    139 Norton Walker   M Son S Oct 1874 36 

24    139 Norton Walter Norton   M Son S Sep 1880 30 

25    139 Norton Marion Elsie   F Daughter S Sep 1886 24  

26    139 Norton Victoria Pearl   F Daughter S Jun 1894 17   

27    139 Norton Joseph De Blais   M Son S Jul 1899 11  

 

Vital Event Death Registration

 

      Name:     John Norton

 

      Event Date:     1911 10 1 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Age:            88

      Gender:         male

      Event Place:    Saltspring Island

                                   

      Reg. Number:    1911-09-025255

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13082

      GSU Microfilm Number: 1927292

 

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September 21, 2007

Surprises about the Norton family

Here's a link to the 1901 Vancouver Island census, which lists John and Annie Norton on Saltspring Island: viHistory : Census Search.

 

Ruth Sandwell talks quite a bit about the Nortons. John was a Portuguese from the Azores who evidently arrived in BC in 1859 and pre-empted land on Saltspring in 1861. In 1867, when he was about 43, he married Annie Robinson, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Robinson. Henry was a black from Bermuda; Margaret was an Irishwoman.

 

Annie Norton bore her first child when she was just 12 years old, and went on to have 13 more. Apparently most of them lived and stayed on the family farm. In 1901 John Norton was 77 and Annie was 64—but among the family members as children of the head of the household were Pearl, aged 7; Grace, aged 4; and Joseph, aged 2.

 

This seems highly unlikely; the children were probably John and Annie's grandchildren. While John is listed as Portuguese and white, the rest of the family is listed as black.

 

Moreover, none of them is said to be able to read, write, or even speak English. Again, I can't believe this was the case. Norton was among the most successful farmers on Saltspring, dying in 1911 at age 88 with a considerable property. I just don't believe that the Nortons talked to one another (and the rest of the world) in Portuguese. Nor do I believe that John Norton could exploit the pre-emption system as well as he did if he was illiterate.

 

The answers may turn up in the next few weeks, or the Nortons may simply offer yet another mystery about the black pioneers.

 

Update: I think I've figured out the age discrepancy. For some reason, the census taker (or transcriber) got Annie's birthdate and age wrong. She was born in 1856, not 1836, in San Francisco; she must have been among the youngest of the black pioneers, since she arrived here in 1858.

 

She married John Norton in December 1873, at the age of 18. By then Norton was a widower, his first wife having died of TB. We can assume that she was the mother of Norton's son Emmanuel (born 1866) and Elizabeth (born 1868). Annie's first child would have been William, born in 1874.

 

She then went on to have 11 more children, the last of whom seems to have been Joseph Deblair Norton in 1899, when she was about to turn 43. She died in Ganges, SSI, on May 12, 1903, at 46.

 

Baptism records exist for all the children, and marriage records for some. Most of them have very ordinary names—William, Mary, Maud, Walter—but a child born in 1880 was named Gautherius.

 

 

 

More About JOHN NORTON:

Burial: Central Cemetery, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Cause of Death: auto bronchitis

 

Notes for LOUISA:

Genealogical Extracts

The Victoria Daily Standard, 1873, Death Notices

 

Donated by an Ardent BC Genealogist

**Note - spellings are as they appear in the paper, so may not be terribly accurate.

If not quite legible, I have put a question mark after the name.

 

added August 2005

 

Jan 13, Salt Spring Island, of consumption, Louisa, wife of John NORTON.  She leaves a family of 3 

             small children.

 

 

 

More About LOUISA:

Cause of Death: consumption

 

Notes for ANNE ROBINSON:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

      Name:     Annie Norton

 

      Event Date:     1903 5 12 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Age:            46

      Gender:         female

      Event Place:    Ganges

                                   

      Reg. Number:    1903-09-016022

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13079

      GSU Microfilm Number: 1927289

 

 

 

More About ANNE ROBINSON:

Burial: Central Cemetery, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN NORTON and ANNE ROBINSON:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

      Groom Name:     John Norton

      Bride Name:     Annie Robinson

 

      Event Date:     1873 12 8 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Event Place:    Victoria

 

      Reg. Number:    1873-09-001268

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B11367

      GSU Microfilm Number: 1983524

 

BCGenWeb

 

Genealogical Extracts

The Victoria Daily Standard, 1873, Marriage Notices

 

Donated by an Ardent BC Genealogist

 

Dec 5, John NORTON to Annie, eldest daughter of W.H. ROBINSON, both of 

           Salt Spring Island.

 

 

 

More About JOHN NORTON and ANNE ROBINSON:

Marriage: 08 December 1873, Victoria, British Columbia

     

Children of JOHN NORTON and LOUISA are:

                      i.     EMANUEL3 NORTON, b. Abt. 1867.

                    ii.     ELIZABETH NORTON, b. Abt. 1869.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH NORTON:

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Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

        Groom Name:     Charles Edwin Burnley

        Bride Name:     Elizabeth Norton

 

        Event Date:     1883 8 16 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Event Place:    Nanaimo

 

        Reg. Number:    1883-09-092329

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B11380

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1983708

 

 

 

3.               iii.     JOHN JOSEPH NORTON, b. 23 September 1871; d. 1942, Chemainus, British Columbia.

 

     

Children of JOHN NORTON and ANNE ROBINSON are:

                   iv.     WILLIAM3 NORTON, b. Abt. 1874.

                     v.     DOROTHY NORTON, b. 07 May 1879.

 

Notes for DOROTHY NORTON:

???

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

        Groom Name:     Robert Nelson Fritchett

        Bride Name:     Dorothy Marrion Norton

 

        Event Date:     1904 3 16 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Event Place:    Victoria

 

        Reg. Number:    1904-09-012761

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B11368

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1983525

 

 

 

4.                vi.     WALTER NEWTON NORTON, b. 23 September 1880; d. 18 December 1957, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

                  vii.     ALBERT A. NORTON, b. 30 April 1882.

                viii.     FRANCIS HERMAN ANTHONY NORTON, b. 17 May 1884, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia; d. 05 March 1959, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia; m. LAURA NORDQUIST, 10 November 1910, Victoria, British Columbia; b. Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 

Notes for FRANCIS HERMAN ANTHONY NORTON:

Vital Event Birth Registration

 

        Name:     Francis Herman Anthony Norton

 

        Event Date:     1884 5 17 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Gender:         male

        Event Place:    Saltspring Island

                              

        Reg. Number:    1884-09-996512

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13804

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2115625

 

Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Francis Herman A Norton

 

        Event Date:     1959 3 5 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            74

        Gender:         male

        Event Place:    Victoria

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1959-09-003495

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13241

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2033298

 

 

 

More About FRANCIS HERMAN ANTHONY NORTON:

Burial: Royal Oak Burial Park, Saanich, British Columbia

 

Notes for LAURA NORDQUIST:

???

Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Laura Grace Norton

 

        Event Date:     1985 3 1 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            87

        Gender:         female

        Event Place:    Shawnigan Lake

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1985-09-004411

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B16572

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1358012

 

 

 

Marriage Notes for FRANCIS NORTON and LAURA NORDQUIST:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

        Groom Name:     Francis Herman A Norton

        Bride Name:     Laura Nordquist

 

        Event Date:     1910 11 10 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Event Place:    Victoria

 

        Reg. Number:    1910-09-019058

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B11369

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1983526

 

 

 

More About FRANCIS NORTON and LAURA NORDQUIST:

Marriage: 10 November 1910, Victoria, British Columbia

 

                   ix.     MARION ELSIE E. NORTON, b. 23 September 1886, Toronto, Ontario; m. JOHN HENDERSON, 06 November 1912, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia; b. Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 

Notes for MARION ELSIE E. NORTON:

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Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Marion Henderson

 

        Event Date:     1971 6 14 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            84

        Gender:         female

        Event Place:    Victoria

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1971-09-008853

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13311

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2034262

 

 

 

Marriage Notes for MARION NORTON and JOHN HENDERSON:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

        Groom Name:     John Henderson

        Bride Name:     Marion Elsie E Norton

 

        Event Date:     1912 11 6 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Event Place:    Saltspring Island

 

        Reg. Number:    1912-09-026019

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B11370

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1983527

 

 

 

More About JOHN HENDERSON and MARION NORTON:

Marriage: 06 November 1912, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

 

5.                 x.     ROBERT PERCY PRESTON NORTON, b. 10 January 1889.

                   xi.     MAUD BEATRICE NORTON, b. 26 May 1891, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia; d. 23 October 1949, Vancouver, British Columbia; m. HAROLD THOMAS JONES, 28 April 1920, Vancouver, British Columbia; b. Abt. 1886; d. 27 June 1943, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Notes for MAUD BEATRICE NORTON:

Vital Event Birth Registration

 

        Name:     Maud Beatrice Norton

 

        Event Date:     1891 5 26 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Gender:         female

        Event Place:    Saltspring Island

                              

        Reg. Number:    1891-09-996513

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13804

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2115625

 

 

 

More About MAUD BEATRICE NORTON:

Burial: 26 October 1949, Mt. View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Notes for HAROLD THOMAS JONES:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Harold Thomas Jones

 

        Event Date:     1943 6 27 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            57

        Gender:         male

        Event Place:    Vancouver

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1943-09-625485

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13179

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1953639

 

 

 

Marriage Notes for MAUD NORTON and HAROLD JONES:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

        Groom Name:     Harold Thomas Jones

        Bride Name:     Maude Beatrice Norton

 

        Event Date:     1920 4 28 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Event Place:    Vancouver

 

        Reg. Number:    1920-09-210686

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B12904

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2032873

 

 

 

More About HAROLD JONES and MAUD NORTON:

Marriage: 28 April 1920, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

                  xii.     PEARL VICTORIA NORTON, b. 27 June 1893; d. 01 August 1942, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Notes for PEARL VICTORIA NORTON:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Victoria Pearl Norton

 

        Event Date:     1942 4 5 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            48

        Gender:         female

        Event Place:    Vancouver

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1942-09-605749

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13174

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1953634

 

 

 

                xiii.     GRACE NORTON, b. 17 November 1896; d. 05 May 1908, Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Notes for GRACE NORTON:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Grace Norton

 

        Event Date:     1908 5 5 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            12

        Gender:         female

        Event Place:    Victoria

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1908-09-021822

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13081

        GSU Microfilm Number: 1927291

 

 

 

                 xiv.     JOSEPH DE BLAIR NORTON, b. 03 July 1899, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia; d. 24 August 1963, Burnaby, British Columbia; m. MABEL ELINOR ROBLIN, 07 November 1925, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Notes for JOSEPH DE BLAIR NORTON:

Vital Event Birth Registration

 

        Name:     Joseph Deblair Norton

 

        Event Date:     1899 7 3 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Gender:         male

        Event Place:    Saltspring Island

                              

        Reg. Number:    1899-09-345148

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13806

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2116034

 

Vital Event Death Registration

 

        Name:     Joseph Deblair Norton

 

        Event Date:     1963 8 24 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Age:            63

        Gender:         male

        Event Place:    Burnaby

                                           

        Reg. Number:    1963-09-010673

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13263

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2033587

 

 

 

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH NORTON and MABEL ROBLIN:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

        Groom Name:     Joseph Deblair Norton

        Bride Name:     Mabel Elinor Roblin

 

        Event Date:     1925 11 7 (Yr/Mo/Day)

        Event Place:    Vancouver

 

        Reg. Number:    1925-09-287819

        B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13749

        GSU Microfilm Number: 2074319

 

 

 

More About JOSEPH NORTON and MABEL ROBLIN:

Marriage: 07 November 1925, Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  JOHN JOSEPH3 NORTON (JOHN2, ANTONIE1) was born 23 September 1871, and died 1942 in Chemainus, British Columbia.  He married (1) EMMA PLOW.  She was born January 1869.  He married (2) MARGARET LENA KARNEY 06 April 1891 in Victoria, British Columbia.    He married (3) EDITH GRACE BINNING GIBBS 27 April 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She was born Abt. 1894, and died 22 August 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Notes for JOHN JOSEPH NORTON:

1911 Census

British Columbia / Nanaimo / 10 North Saanich Peninsula / page 6

22    88 Norton John J.   M Head M Sep 1872 39

23    88 Norton Emmanuel   M Son S Apr 1896 1?

24    88 Norton Bennet   M Son S Jul 1898 13 

25    88 Plow Emma   F Wife M Jan 1869 42

26    88 Plow Sophia   F Mother-in-law  W Jul 1854 67

 

Vital Event Death Registration

 

      Name:     John Joseph Norton

 

      Event Date:     1942   (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Age:            70

      Gender:         male

      Event Place:    Chemainus

                                   

      Reg. Number:    1942-09-612360

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13176

      GSU Microfilm Number: 1953636

 

 

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN NORTON and MARGARET KARNEY:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

      Groom Name:     John Joseph Norton

      Bride Name:     Margaret Lena Karney

 

      Event Date:     1891 4 6 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Event Place:    Victoria

 

      Reg. Number:    1891-09-005008

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B11367

      GSU Microfilm Number: 1983524

 

 

 

More About JOHN NORTON and MARGARET KARNEY:

Marriage: 06 April 1891, Victoria, British Columbia

 

Notes for EDITH GRACE BINNING GIBBS:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

      Name:     Edith Grace Norton

 

      Event Date:     1984 8 22 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Age:            90

      Gender:         female

      Event Place:    Vancouver

                                   

      Reg. Number:    1984-09-013878

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13641

      GSU Microfilm Number: 2073194

 

 

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN NORTON and EDITH GIBBS:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

      Groom Name:     John Joseph Norton

      Bride Name:     Edith Grace Binning Gibbs

 

      Event Date:     1922 4 27 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Event Place:    Vancouver

 

      Reg. Number:    1922-09-247610

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13743

      GSU Microfilm Number: 2074225

 

 

 

More About JOHN NORTON and EDITH GIBBS:

Marriage: 27 April 1922, Vancouver, British Columbia

     

Children of JOHN NORTON and EMMA PLOW are:

                      i.     EMMANUEL4 NORTON, b. April 1896.

                    ii.     BENNETT NORTON, b. July 1898.

 

 

4.  WALTER NEWTON3 NORTON (JOHN2, ANTONIE1) was born 23 September 1880, and died 18 December 1957 in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.  He married MARTHA MILDRED BAXTER 19 September 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She was born Abt. 1897, and died 09 February 1980 in 100 Mile House, British Columbia.

 

Notes for WALTER NEWTON NORTON:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

      Name:     Walter Newton Norton

 

      Event Date:     1957 12 18 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Age:            76

      Gender:         male

      Event Place:    Ganges

                                   

      Reg. Number:    1957-09-014324

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13235

      GSU Microfilm Number: 2033176

 

 

 

More About WALTER NEWTON NORTON:

Burial: St. Mark's Cemetery, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Residence: 1914, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

 

Notes for MARTHA MILDRED BAXTER:

Vital Event Death Registration

 

      Name:     Mildred Martha Norton

 

      Event Date:     1980 2 9 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Age:            83

      Gender:         female

      Event Place:    100 Mile House

                                   

      Reg. Number:    1980-09-003072

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13601

      GSU Microfilm Number: 2051385

 

Gulf Islands Driftwood

September 7, 1977

FIVE SETS OF CANDLES FOR FIVE BIRTHDAYS IN ONE AT CHURCH

When the Salt Spring Island Anglican Parish gathered to pay tribute to three members who were celebrating August birthdays, the party came in out of the rain. The weather had been brilliant until Mrs. Mildred Norton, Mrs. Ann McCalman and Mrs. Grace Wright celebrated their birthdays. The three ladies marked their birthdays on August 19 and it was a repeat performance. There were two other birthday girls who came into the party this year for the first time. Mrs. Dulcie Morrison, whose birthday fell on August 20 and Mrs. Margaret Dees, who was celebrating the 15th. the project is a year old. The 1976, the three veterans of parish birthdays were marking their birthday on the Sunday. The Bishop of Columbia was on Salt Spring Island that Sunday and the three were invited to a surprise party in the hall. On that occasion, as well as this year, the cake was prepared by Mrs. Margaret Howell. There were five sets of five candles and five concerted efforts to get rid of the heat. After blowing, each celebrant was presented with a carved mother of pearl brooch, in the shape of a flower or a fan and each had a hand painted card, the work of Caroline Hamilton.

 

February 13, 1980

 

DEATHS

NORTON, Mildred, widow of Walter Norton and long time Ganges resident, passed away peacefully at 100 Mile House on Saturday, Feb. 9th. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Marion and Marton McNiel of 100 Mile House. Funeral services will be held in St. George's Anglican Church, Ganges, on Thursday, Feb. 14th, at 2 pm.

 

 

More About MARTHA MILDRED BAXTER:

Burial: St. Mark's Cemetery, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

 

Marriage Notes for WALTER NORTON and MARTHA BAXTER:

Vital Event Marriage Registration

 

      Groom Name:     Walter Newton Norton

      Bride Name:     Martha Mildred Baxter

 

      Event Date:     1922 9 19 (Yr/Mo/Day)

      Event Place:    Vancouver

 

      Reg. Number:    1922-09-247631

      B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13743

      GSU Microfilm Number: 2074225

 

 

 

More About WALTER NORTON and MARTHA BAXTER:

Marriage: 19 September 1922, Vancouver, British Columbia

     

Child of WALTER NORTON and MARTHA BAXTER is:

                      i.     MARION4 NORTON, m. MARTON MCNIEL.

 

 

5.  ROBERT PERCY PRESTON3 NORTON (JOHN2, ANTONIE1) was born 10 January 1889.

 

Notes for ROBERT PERCY PRESTON NORTON:

Name: NORTON, ROBERT PERCY PRESTON

Rank: SPRRegimental number(s): 28663

Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7378 - 50

Date of Birth: 10/01/1889

 

 

 

More About ROBERT PERCY PRESTON NORTON:

Military service: 1914, WWI

Occupation: 1914, Carpenter

     

Child of ROBERT PERCY PRESTON NORTON is:

                      i.     NOLAN4 NORTON, m. AGNES CRAWFORD, 17 April 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Marriage Notes for NOLAN NORTON and AGNES CRAWFORD:

Gulf Islands Driftwood

 

May 23, 1968

WEDDING IN VANCOUVER FOR AGNES CRAWFORD

In Vancouver April 17 at 2pm, Agnes Crawford, eldest daughter of Mrs. Wm Crawford, Beddis Road, became the bride of Nolan Norton, only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Norton, Larch Road, Exeter, Devon, England. A reception was held in the evening aboard the Pacific Reliance, on which ship the groom is an officer. Mrs. Norton will remain in Vancouver until the ship arrives again in July when she will accompany her husband to England, where they will make their home in Exeter. Rosemary is a great granddaughter of the Akermans, who were among the first families to make their home on Salt Spring Island. She was a student at Ganges Elementary High, beginning in the first grade 1 of the new school and graduating from high school.

 

 

More About NOLAN NORTON and AGNES CRAWFORD:

Marriage: 17 April 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia