Florence Alice Norton

Brief Life History of Florence Alice

When Florence Alice Norton was born on 30 March 1874, in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, her father, Nathan Nathaniel Norton, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Parrish, was 39. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Robert John Paynter. She lived in Saskatchewan, Canada for about 5 years and Melfort, Star City No. 428, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. In 1901, at the age of 27, her occupation is listed as blank in Canada. She died on 2 June 1966, in Kinistino, Kinistino No. 459, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Kinistino, Kinistino No. 459, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Robert John Paynter
1872–
Florence Alice Norton
1874–1966
George Paynter
1904–
Jessie Mae Paynter
1907–2003
Florence Edna Paynter
1911–1988
Hazel Pearl Poynter
1908–1944

Sources (20)

  • Florence A Norton in household of Nathan Norton, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Florence Alice Norton, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Alice Florence Norton, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

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

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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