Norman Leslie Switzer

23 August 1869–23 June 1954 (Age 84)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Norman Leslie

When Norman Leslie Switzer was born on 23 August 1869, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Christopher Cletus Switzer, was 23 and his mother, Ruth Haines, was 18. He married Laura Ethel Maud Whaley on 12 February 1896, in Blanshard, Perth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Eastport, Kootenai, Idaho, United States in 1931 and lived in Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Strathcona, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1906. He died on 23 June 1954, in Matsqui, Abbotsford, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Norman Leslie Switzer
Laura Ethel Maud Whaley
Marriage: 12 February 1896
Rhea Loraine Augusta Switzer
Ivan Victor Whaley Switzer

Spouse and Children

12 February 1896
Blanshard, Perth, Ontario, Canada


    Rhea Loraine Augusta Switzer


    Ivan Victor Whaley Switzer


Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Cletus Switzer


    Ruth Haines




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 14

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Sweetser .2 Americanized spelling of Schweitzer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norman L Switzer, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Norman L Switzer, "Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956"
  • Normal L Switser in household of Christopher Switser, "Canada Census, 1871"

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