Jane Norton

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Norton was born about 1810, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Eleazer Norton, was 22 and her mother, Anna Brock, was 22. She married George Shier on 26 December 1836, in Brock, Durham, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1878, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

George Shier
1806–1890
Jane Norton
1810–1878
Marriage: 26 December 1836
Rachel Shier
1837–
Theophilus Shier
1840–1892
James Shier
1842–1906
Augustus Shier
1845–1874
George Shier
1847–1910
William Henry Shier
1849–1889
Mary Jane Shier
1849–1896
John Wesley Shier
1854–1929

Sources (16)

  • Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
  • Jane Norton Shier, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Norton in entry for Wesley Shier and Margaret Du Kelow, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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World Events (2)

1867 · Ontario Founded

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.

1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English north ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. In some cases it is a variant of Norrington .

Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name (see 1 above).

Jewish (American): adoption of the English surname (see 1 above) in place of some similar (like-sounding) original Ashkenazic surname.

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

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