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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George Shier
Jane Norton
Marriage: 26 December 1836
Rachel Shier
Theophilus Shier
James Shier
Augustus Shier
George Shier
William Henry Shier
Mary Jane Shier
John Wesley Shier

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.


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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