Thornton, William Andrew (1865-1929)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1176.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1176.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 889.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 889.

William Andrew Thornton was a real estate and insurance broker. He lived at 1040 Denman Street from 1910 to 1913.

William Andrew Thornton was born in Nissouri Township, Ontario on March 16, 1865. His parents were William Benson Thornton (1840-1925) and Elizabeth Walker Wilson (1843–1901).

On April 27, 1887, in Kendall, Clarke Township, Durham, Ontario, William married Mary Carscadden. She was born in Kendall on October 25, 1867. Her parents were John Carscadden (1830–1895) and Jane Mealey (Maley) (possibly 1821–1873).

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1910. He was with London Brokerage, and he was living at 1040 Denman Street. (William’s brother, Frederick Thornton (1870-1951), was also part of the London Brokerage business.)

From 1910 to 1929, William lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 to 1913 1040 Denman Street
1914 and 1915 3337 West Third Avenue
1916 to 1920 325 West 11th Avenue
1921 and 1922 769 West 20th Avenue
1923 to 1927 Not listed under Vancouver names
1928 and 1929 4106 Fir Grove (Burnaby)

In 1914, William and Mary were in the Vancouver society directory.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 67.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 67.

William worked as a realtor until about 1922. (According to one source, William was in Clausen, Michigan, in 1925.)

By 1928, William was in Burnaby, British Columbia, where he was operating a chicken ranch.

William died in Burnaby on June 3, 1929. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Mary died on September 13, 1958 in Vancouver. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Vancouver Province, September 15, 1958, page 26; Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1958, page 30; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9VZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=64kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1745%2C2795809; Vancouver Sun, September 16, 1958, page 28.

Vancouver Province, September 15, 1958, page 26; Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1958, page 30; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9VZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=64kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1745%2C2795809; Vancouver Sun, September 16, 1958, page 28.

William and Mary had the following children.

 

Vilda Estelle Thornton

Vilda Estelle Thornton was born in West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, on July 7, 1888.

She lived with her parents until about 1911.

On November 15, 1911, in Vancouver, she married Andrew Gage Jones, who was a real estate agent. He was born in Barton Township, near Hamilton, Ontario on July 10, 1882. His parents were Nathaniel “Thomas” Jones and Elizabeth Ann Gage.

In 1926, Andrew moved to the United States to live. Vilda and Andrew lived in California from the 1920s to the early 1940s.

In 1941, Andrew filed a declaration of intention to become a United States citizen. (At the time, he was working as a map salesman.)

Andrew died in Los Angeles, California on August 26, 1943.

Vilda also married Gilbert Edward McLaren. He was born in London, Ontario on August 23, 1883. His parents were James McLaren and Anne Maria Barnes.

Gilbert worked as a customs collector until he retired in 1948. He died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on August 14, 1967.

Vilda died in West Vancouver on March 7, 1984.

 

Graham Bruce Thornton

Graham Bruce Thornton was born in Woodstock, Ontario on February 11, 1890.

In 1911, he was living in Vancouver with his parents.

On June 28, 1916, in London, Ontario, he married Ellen (“Nellie”) Jane Moule. She was born in London on May 21, 1887. Her parents were Robert Moule and Elizabeth Brisley.

Graham and Nellie went to live in Michigan.

Graham registered with the United States military draft system during the First and Second World Wars.

It appears that Graham was still living in the mid-1950s. (He did not appear in his mother’s death notice in 1958, so he may have died by that time.)

Nellie died in Royal Oak, Michigan on March 18, 1986.

 

Myrtle Willena Thornton

Myrtle Willena Thornton was born in Kendall, Ontario on December 18, 1890. (She was often called “Willena.”)

On June 15, 1915, in Vancouver, she married George Torrance Cunningham, a druggist who lived at 1825 Robson Street in 1913 and 1914. He was born in Dunseith, North Dakota on February 10, 1889. His parents were James Alexander Cunningham (1859-1945) and Helen Torrance (1865-1939).

George died in Palm Springs, California on March 7, 1965.

Myrtle died in Vancouver on June 28, 1978.

(Further information appears on the page for George Torrance Cunningham, https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-c/cunningham-george-torrance-1889-1965/.)

 

Muriel Kathleen Thornton

Muriel Kathleen Thornton was born on April 27, 1893 in West Oxford, Ontario.

In 1921, she was living in Vancouver with her parents.

In 1926, in Calgary, Alberta, she married Norman Telfer Brown. He was born in Brantford, Ontario on January 30, 1890. His parents were Charles Henry Brown (1857–1914) and Jane “Jennie” Scott (1852–1917).

Norman was an airman; he received an aviator’s certificate from the Royal Aero Club.

Ancestry.com. Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Norman Telfer Brown; Birth Date: 30 Jan 1890; Birth Location: Woodstock, Ontario, Can.

Ancestry.com. Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Norman Telfer Brown; Birth Date: 30 Jan 1890; Birth Location: Woodstock, Ontario, Can.

Norman later worked as a manager for the Bank of Montreal. He died in Vancouver on August 19, 1963.

Muriel died in Vancouver on November 3, 1970.

 

Sources

William Benson Thornton (father of William Andrew Thornton)

William Benson Thornton (1840–1925); Birth: 15 DEC 1840, West Oxford, Ontario, Canada; Death: 8 OCT 1925 (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDF-71T : 11 March 2018), William Thornton, Oxford West, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13267, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,903.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-X4D : 8 November 2017), William Benson Thornton, 1925.

William Benson Thornton, death notice, Vancouver Province, October 9, 1925, page 21; Vancouver Sun, October 10, 1925, page 12: “Thornton—Died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Taylor, 2562 Point Grey Rd., William Benson Thornton, in his 85th year. Deceased leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Abbie, and two daughters, Mrs. J.F. McGachie, Calgary and Mrs. Taylor, Vancouver; four sons, W.A. of Clausen, Mich., Benjamin of Woodstock, Ont., Fred of Vancouver and Frank of Rumsey, Alta. Funeral private Saturday afternoon from Center & Hanna’s chapel.”

 

Elizabeth Walker Wilson (mother of William Andrew Thornton)

Elizabeth Walker Wilson (1843–1901); Birth: ABT 1843, Scotland; Death: 4 JAN 1901, Oxford, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDF-71Y : 11 March 2018), Elizebeth Thornton, Oxford West, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13267, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,903.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-C2R : 9 March 2018), Elizabeth Walker Thornton, 04 Jan 1901; citing Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, yr 1901 cn 21607, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,181.

 

William Andrew Thornton

William Andrew Thornton (1865–1929); Birth: 1865, Ontario; Death: 1929, Burnaby (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QQ-53G : 11 March 2018), William Thornton, West Oxford, South Oxford, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 59, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9911, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,330.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDF-711 : 11 March 2018), William Thornton, Oxford West, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13267, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,903.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJY-MP6 : 11 March 2018), William Andrew Thornton and May Carscadden, 27 Apr 1887; citing registration , Kendall, Durham, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,218.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-KBR : 3 August 2016), Wm A Thornton, Westminster, Middlesex South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-4NM : 18 March 2018), William A Thornton, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPHC : 16 March 2018), William Andrew Thornton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, William A. Thornton; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 19. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK2-84D : 8 November 2017), William Andrew Thornton, 1929.

“W.A. Thornton to Be Buried on Wednesday,” Vancouver Province, June 4, 1929, page 2:

“Funeral services for William Andrew Thornton, aged 64, who died recently at his home, 4106 Fir Grove, Burnaby, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, Rev. A.C. Cameron officiating. Interment will be in Ocean View Burial Park.

A native of Ontario, Mr. Thornton came to B.C. nineteen years ago. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A.G. Jones, Mrs. G.T. Cunningham, and Mrs. M.T. Brown, all of Vancouver, and one son, Graham B., of Detroit.”

William A Thornton, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 4, 1929, page 17; Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1929, page 14: “Thornton—Passed away June 3, 1929, William A. Thornton, 4106 Fir Grove, Burnaby, survived by his loving wife, three daughters, Mrs. A.G. Jones, Mrs. G.T. Cunningham of Vancouver, and Mrs. N.T. Brown of Edmonton; one son, Graham B. Thornton of Detroit, Mich. Funeral service Wednesday, June 5, at 1:30 o’clock in Nunn & Thomson’s chapel, 531 Homer St., Rev. A.C. Cameron officiating. Interment in Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

Frederick Thornton (brother of William Andrew Thornton)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QQ-535 : 11 March 2018), Fred Thornton in household of William Thornton, West Oxford, South Oxford, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 59, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9911, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,330.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDF-WM9 : 11 March 2018), Fred Thornton, Oxford West, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13267, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,903.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVQ-2QP : 11 March 2018), Frederick Thornton and Annie Isabella Pullen, 23 May 1888; citing registration , Swenburg, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,221.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWL1-8GN : 3 August 2016), Fred Thornton, Oxford East, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148163.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPP-WJ4 : 8 November 2017), Fred Thornton, 1951; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0b40052d-568d-4dba-b14d-efe3180a7ae7.

 

John Carscadden (father of Mary Carscadden)

John Carscadden (1830–1895); Birth: 1830, Fermanaugh, Ireland; Death: 2 AUG 1895, Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDRJ-VJF : 9 March 2018), John Carscaddon, 02 Aug 1895; citing Clarke, Durham, Ontario, yr 1895 cn 12315, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,572.

 

Jane Mealey (mother of Mary Carscadden)

Jane Maley (1821–1873); Birth 1821, Ireland; Death: 12 APR 1873, Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Mary Carscadden (wife of William Andrew Thornton)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJY-MPN : 11 March 2018), William Andrew Thornton and May Carscadden, 27 Apr 1887; citing registration , Kendall, Durham, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,218.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-KBT : 3 August 2016), Mary Thornton, Westminster, Middlesex South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-4N9 : 18 March 2018), Mary Thornton, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPHZ : 16 March 2018), Mary Thornton in entry for William Andrew Thornton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Mary Thornton in household of William A. Thornton; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 19. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRX-KV3 : 8 November 2017), Mary Thornton, 1958.

Mary Thornton, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 15, 1958, page 26; Vancouver Sun, September 15, 1958, page 30; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9VZlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=64kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1745%2C2795809; Vancouver Sun, September 16, 1958, page 28.

 

Vilda Estelle Thornton (daughter of William Andrew Thornton)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2P9-XFJ : 10 February 2018), Vilda Estella Thornton, 07 Jul 1888; citing West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, 07 Jul 1888, reference cn 26521; FHL microfilm 1,845,892.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM8W-F8G : 8 August 2017), Vilda Estella Thornton, 07 Jul 1888; citing Birth, West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,892.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-KBY : 3 August 2016), Vilda Thornton, Westminster, Middlesex South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-4NS : 18 March 2018), Vilota Thornton in household of Mary Thornton, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPH8 : 16 March 2018), Vilda Estelle Thornton in entry for William Andrew Thornton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-6G9 : 11 March 2018), Andrew Gage Jones and Hilda Estelle Thornton, 15 Nov 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1J-YV5 : 8 November 2017), Vilda Estelle Mclaren, 1984; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0ba809e5-71aa-4ae2-a591-16797812033b.

 

Nathaniel “Thomas” Jones (father of Andrew Gage Jones)

Nathaniel ” Thomas” Jones (1849–); Birth 1849, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; Death: Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

 

Elizabeth Ann Gage (mother of Andrew Gage Jones)

Elizabeth Ann Gage (1856–); Birth: 1856, Barton Township, Ontario, Canada; Death: Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XC-ZCK : 16 March 2018), Elizabeth Jones in entry for Alexander Jones, 1911; citing Census, Wellington North Sub-Districts 28-45, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,534.

 

Andrew Gage Jones (husband of Vilda Estelle Thornton)

Andrew Gage Jones (1882–1943); Birth: 10 JUL 1882, Barton Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 26 AUG 1943, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGB-JMN : 18 March 2018), Goge Jones, Wentworth (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XC-ZC2 : 16 March 2018), Andrew Jones in entry for Alexander Jones, 1911; citing Census, Wellington North Sub-Districts 28-45, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,534.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDQ-6GQ : 11 March 2018), Andrew Gage Jones and Hilda Estelle Thornton, 15 Nov 1911; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X53L-3ZZ : 27 November 2014), Andrew G Jones, Jan 1917; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia,, line 30, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 329.

Ancestry.com. California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Name: Andrew Gage Jones; Gender: Male; Declaration Age: 58; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 10 Jul 1882; Birth Place: Hamilton, Canada; Arrival date: 15 Mar 1926; Arrival Place: Seattle, Wash; Declaration Date: 19 Apr 1941; Declaration Place: Los Angeles, California, USA; Spouse: Vilda Estelle; Declaration Number: 106313.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4D7-5M9 : 8 November 2017), Andrew Gage Jones, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Andrew Gage Jones; Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Date: 10 Jul 1882; Birth Place: Hamilton Ont, Canada; Father: Nathaniel Jones; Mother: Elizabeth Gage; SSN: 570247087; Notes: Aug 1942: Name listed as Andrew Gage Jones.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQ4-NS3 : 26 November 2014), Andrew Gage Jones, 26 Aug 1943; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Gilbert Edward Mclaren (husband of Vilda Estelle Thornton)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM7C-8B3 : 16 July 2017), Gilbert Edward Mclaren, 23 Aug 1883; citing Birth, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,586.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-ZRDL : 16 March 2018), Gilbert Mc Laren in entry for Donovan Mc Laren, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,651. (possible connection).

“Canada Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM5D-897 : 11 March 2018), Gilbert E Mclaren in household of Annie Mclaren, Alberta, Canada; citing p. 51, line 16; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,964.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Mclaren, Gilbert Edward; Rank: GNR; Regimental Number: 3208249; Date of Birth: 23/08/1882; Place of Birth: London ON Canada; Enlistment Date: Jan 5 1918 12:00AM; Place of Enlistment: Calgary AB Canada; Unit: 1st Depot Battalion Alberta Regiment; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7015 – 47; Item Number: 166772; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=166772; Digitized service file: B7015-S047; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7015-S047.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY9-6LX : 8 November 2017), Gilbert Edward Mclaren, 1967.

 

Graham Bruce Thornton (son of William Andrew Thornton)

Graham Bruce Thornton (1890–); Birth: 11 FEB 1890, Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM7Y-1B5 : 8 August 2017), Graham Bruce Thornton, 11 Feb 1890; citing Birth, West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,438.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLV-KBB : 3 August 2016), Bruce Thornton, Westminster, Middlesex South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148155.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-4N3 : 18 March 2018), Graham Thornton in household of Mary Thornton, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPHD : 16 March 2018), Graham Bruce Thornton in entry for William Andrew Thornton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278N-NFR : 13 March 2018), Graham Bruce Thornton and Ellen Jane Moule, 28 Jun 1916; citing registration , London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,079,663.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278N-NFP : 13 March 2018), Graham Bruce Thornton and Ellen Jane Moule, 26 Jun 1916; citing registration , London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,079,663.

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKQS-34CJ : 16 March 2018), Graham Thornton, 1916; citing M1464, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 300, NARA microfilm publications M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,561,386.

“Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8M6-VHQ : 12 March 2018), Graham Thronton [sic], 11 Feb 1916; citing NARA microfilm publication M1478 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,490,554.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6XZ-QWC : 13 March 2018), Graham Bruce Thornton, 1917-1918; citing Highland Park City, Michigan, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,675,662.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZQY-92G : accessed 3 August 2018), Graham B Thornton, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States; citing  ED 198, sheet 6B, line 78, family 149, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 790; FHL microfilm 1,820,790.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ1T-DP2 : accessed 3 August 2018), Graham B Thornton, Clawson, Oakland, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 113, sheet 13A, line 25, family 264, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1019; FHL microfilm 2,340,754.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4PW-SM6 : accessed 3 August 2018), Graham Thornton, Tract 864, Clawson, Troy Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 63-150, sheet 10A, line 6, family 203, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1803.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4SM-QBW : 8 November 2017), Graham Bruce Thornton, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Graham B Thornton; Birth Date: 11 Feb 1890; Claim Date: 25 Mar 1955; SSN: 366013527; Notes: 14 Oct 1977: Name listed as Graham B Thornton.

 

Ellen Jane Moule (wife of Graham Bruce Thornton)

Ellen “Nellie” Jane Moule (1887–1986); Birth: 21 MAY 1887, London, Ontario, Canada; Death: 18 MAR 1986, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, USA (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:278N-NFB : 13 March 2018), Graham Bruce Thornton and Ellen Jane Moule, 28 Jun 1916; citing registration , London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,079,663.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZQY-92P : accessed 3 August 2018), Nellie Thornton in household of Graham B Thornton, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States; citing ED 198, sheet 6B, line 79, family 149, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 790; FHL microfilm 1,820,790.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQ1T-DPL : accessed 3 August 2018), Nellie J Thornton in household of Graham B Thornton, Clawson, Oakland, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 113, sheet 13A, line 26, family 264, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1019; FHL microfilm 2,340,754.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4PW-SMX : accessed 3 August 2018), Nellie Thornton in household of Graham Thornton, Tract 864, Clawson, Troy Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 63-150, sheet 10A, line 7, family 203, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1803.

“Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZTG-L3K : 4 December 2014), Nellie J Thornton, 18 Mar 1986; from “Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, death certificate number 18442, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J2B1-N5Q : 19 May 2014), Nellie  Thornton, Mar 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Andrew Robert Thornton (son of Graham Bruce Thornton)

Ancestry.com. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 347; Film Description: Wayne (Dates TBD). Name: Andree [sic] Robert Thornton; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 29; Birth Year: abt 1918; Birth Place: Highland Park, Michigan; License County: Wayne; Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1947; Marriage Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA; Residence Place: Clawson, Michigan; Father: Graham B Thornton; Mother: Ellen J Moule; Spouse: Gayle P Dauphinais; County File Number: 702691; State File Number: 381334.

Andrew Robert Thornton, death notice, Detroit Free Press, October 20, 1954, page 26, column 8: “Thornton—Andrew Robert, Oct. 16th, age 37; dear husband of Gayle Patricia (nee Dauphinais); father of Gregory and Gayle; son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham B. Thornton; brother of Bruce and Mrs. Wayburn Floer. Funeral from the Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack at Outer Drive, Wednesday at 11.”

 

Willena Myrtle Thornton (daughter of William Andrew Thornton)

Myrtle Willena Thornton (1891–1978); Birth: DEC 18 1891, Durham, Ontario, Canada; Death: 28 JUNE 1978, Vancouver (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM4G-Q6J : 10 August 2017), Myrtle Thornton, 18 Dec 1891; citing Birth, Clarke, Durham, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,449.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2LW-8HL : 10 February 2018), Myrtle Thornton, 18 Dec 1891; citing Ontario, 18 Dec 1891, reference 21848; FHL microfilm 1,846,449.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-4NQ : 18 March 2018), Willena Thornton in household of Mary Thornton, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPH6 : 16 March 2018), Willena Myrtle Thornton in entry for William Andrew Thornton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-812 : accessed 26 April 2016), Myrtle Willena Cunningham, 1978.

Myrtle Willena Cunningham, death notice, Vancouver Province, June 29, 1978, page 26; Vancouver Sun, June 29, 1978, page C18: “Cunningham—Passed away on June 28, 1978, Myrtle Willena Cunningham, predeceased by her husband George T. Cunningham 1965. Survived by 1 son Ralph; 2 daughters Beverley, Vancouver and Patricia, Toronto; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her sister Mrs. Vilda McLaren, Vancouver. A memorial service will be conducted from Shaughnessy United Church, date and time to be announced later. Mount Pleasant Nunn & Thomson in charge.”

 

George Torrance Cunningham (husband of Willena Myrtle Thornton)

George Torrance Cunningham (1889–1968); Birth: FEB 12 1889, Dunsieth North Dakota USA; Death: 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Cunningham, George Torrance (1889-1965); https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-c/cunningham-george-torrance-1889-1965/.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4N-44Y : accessed 26 April 2016), George T Cunningham, 08 Mar 1965; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Muriel Kathleen Thornton (daughter of William Andrew Thornton)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMZS-TM9 : 8 August 2017), Muriel Kathleen Thornton, 27 Apr 1893; citing Birth, West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,242.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2L6-KH5 : 10 February 2018), Muriel Kathleen Thornton, 27 Apr 1893; citing West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, 27 Apr 1893, reference cn 24117; FHL microfilm 1,846,242.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLTS-87P : 10 February 2018), Muriel Kathleen Thornton, 27 Apr 1893; citing West Oxford, Oxford, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,846,242.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-4N7 : 18 March 2018), Jetta Thornton in household of Mary Thornton, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MPHX : 16 March 2018), Muriel Kathleen Thornton in entry for William Andrew Thornton, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Muriel Thornton [indexed as Minel R Thornton] in household of William A. Thornton; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 19. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Ancestry.com. Alberta, Canada, Marriages Index,1898-1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Muriel K. Thornton; Gender: Female; Marriage Date: 1926; Marriage Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Spouse: Norman A. Brown.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYV-G42 : 8 November 2017), Muriel Kathleen Brown, 1970; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d8982e66-7493-48a2-ab43-55f078254da9.

 

Charles Henry Brown (father of Norman Telfer Brown)

Charles Henry Brown (1857–1914); Birth: 17 APR 1857, Dumfries, Gore, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada; Death: 11 AUG 1914, Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWL1-86M : 3 August 2016), Charles H Brown, Oxford East, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148163.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-4LVR : 7 June 2016), Charles Henry Brown, 1914; Burial, Paris, Brant Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Paris Cemetery; citing record ID 162196020, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162196020: “Charles Henry Brown; Birth: 17 Apr 1857; Death: 11 Aug 1914 (aged 57); Burial: Paris Cemetery, Paris, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 162196020. Gravesite Details h/o Jane M. Brown (Scott).”

 

Jane “Jennie” Scott (mother of Norman Telfer Brown)

Jane “Jennie” Scott (1852–1917); Birth: 16 SEP 1852, Ontario, Canada; Death: 12 OCT 1917, Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWL1-869 : 3 August 2016), Jennie Brown, Oxford East, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148163.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQS-LLS : 9 March 2018), Jane S. Brown, 12 Oct 1917; citing South Dumfries, Toronto, Ontario, yr 1917 cn 8287, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,471.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-42WB : 11 July 2016), Jane M Scott Brown, 1917; Burial, Paris, Brant Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Paris Cemetery; citing record ID 162196092, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162196092: “Jane M Scott Brown; Birth: 16 Aug 1857; Death: 12 Oct 1917 (aged 60); Burial: Paris Cemetery, Paris, Brant County Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 162196092. Gravesite Details w/o Charles Henry Brown.”

 

Norman Telfer Brown (husband of Muriel Kathleen Thornton)

Norman Telfer Brown (1890 – 1963); http://clanwaddell.com/family/getperson.php?personID=I159414&tree=10283: “Born: 30 Jan 1890, Brantford, Brant Co., Ont.,Can; Died:19 Aug 1963, Vancouver, British Columbia, Can.” [Father: Charles Henry Brown, b. 17 Apr 1857, On, Can; d. 11 Sep 1914, Brantford, Brant Co., Ont.; Mother: Jane Scott, b. 16 Sep 1852, Ayr, Waterloo Co., Ont.,Can.; d. 12 Oct 1917, Paris, Brant Co., Ont., Can.]

Norman Telfer Brown (1890–1963); Birth: 31 JAN 1890, Oxford, Ontario, Canada; Death: 19 AUG 1963, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FM7B-W2Z : 8 August 2017), Norman Telfer Brown, 31 Jan 1890; citing Birth, Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,846,438.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWL1-86W : 3 August 2016), Norman Brown, Oxford East, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148163.

Ancestry.com. Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Norman Telfer Brown; Birth Date: 30 Jan 1890; Birth Location: Woodstock, Ontario, Can.

Ancestry.com. Alberta, Canada, Marriages Index,1898-1942 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Name: Norman A. Brown; Gender: Male; Marriage Date: 1926; Marriage Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Spouse: Muriel K. Thornton.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTN-3JP : 8 November 2017), Norman Telfer Brown, 1963; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a6592400-9300-49a7-a99c-43f39b2f8408.