Nora Edith Sankey

21 November 1916–20 October 1996 (Age 79)
Waskada, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Nora Edith

When Nora Edith Sankey was born on 21 November 1916, in Waskada, Manitoba, Canada, her father, Charles Arthur Sankey, was 53 and her mother, Anna Grace Mcconkey, was 39. She married Albert Henry Zurcher on 2 March 1951, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Souris, Manitoba, Canada in 1926. She died on 20 October 1996, at the age of 79, and was buried in Old Phillips Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Henry Zurcher
Nora Edith Sankey
Marriage: 2 March 1951

Spouse and Children

2 March 1951
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Arthur Sankey


    Anna Grace Mcconkey




    Arthur William Sankey


    Ethel Anna Sankey



    Charles Sankey


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 1

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, named with an ancient British river name, perhaps meaning ‘sacred’, ‘holy’.2 Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a rare reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seanchaidhe‘son of the chronicler’, a name found in Sligo and Leitrim, which is more commonly Anglicized as Fox , as the result of an erroneous association with sionnach ‘fox’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nora Sankey in household of Charles Sankey, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Nora Edith Sankey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Mrs Nora E Sankey Zurcher, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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