Torrance, William Lorne (1881-1938)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1258 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 2, page 1258 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 940 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 940 [edited image].

William Lorne Torrance was a druggist. He lived at 1216 Denman Street in 1912 and at 1847 Pendrell Street from 1916 to 1918.

 

Early Life

William Lorne Torrance was born in Mornington Township (near Milverton), Ontario on October 31, 1881. His parents were Adam Torrance (1846-1928) and Susan Rolston (sometimes spelled “Roulston” or “Rowlston”) (1848-1886). (Adam Torrance’s second wife was Elizabeth Kemp (1855-1933).

In 1901, William was living with his parents in Wallace Township, North Wellington County, Ontario.

 

Arrival in Vancouver

William first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1910. He was a druggist with Owl Drug Store, and he was living at 986 Seymour Street.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1177.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 2, page 1177.

(John Milner Atkins (1866-1938) was the manager of the Owl Drug Store. He lived at 1898 Robson Street from 1900 to 1938.)

William lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 986 Seymour Street
1911 Not listed under Vancouver names
1912 1218 Denman Street
1913 to 1915 Number 11, 1785 Davie Street
1916 to 1918 1847 Pendrell Street
1919 2861 West 12th Avenue
1920 and 1921 1640 Alma Road
1922 to 1925 1177 Nanton Street
1926 Not listed under Vancouver names

On August 22, 1910, in Vancouver, William married Ada Mary Beattie. She was born in Gobles, near Woodstock, Ontario on March 12, 1884. Her parents were Rev. Daniel McKinley Beattie (1848–1893) and Catherine Ann McLaren (1858-1951).

Calendar, University of Toronto, 1893-1894, page 19, https://books.google.ca/books?id=uQ88fuaTPwYC&pg=RA1-PA19#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Calendar, University of Toronto, 1893-1894, page 19, https://books.google.ca/books?id=uQ88fuaTPwYC&pg=RA1-PA19#v=onepage&q&f=false.

During his time in Vancouver, William worked as a pharmacist.

Vancouver Daily World, November 24, 1913, page 8, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, November 24, 1913, page 8, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, August 28, 1914, page 20, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, August 28, 1914, page 20, column 2.

In 1923, Ada’s sister, Bettie, married Thomas Hyland Greer. The wedding was at William’s and Ada’s house at 1177 Nanton Avenue.

Vancouver Daily World, November 23, 1922, page 7, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, November 23, 1922, page 7, column 7.

 

Move to California

On May 26, 1925, William moved to California.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 039. Name: William Lorne Torrance; Gender: Male; Age: 43; Marital Status: Married; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1882; Birth Place: Mornington, Ont; Arrival date: 26 May 1925; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 039. Name: William Lorne Torrance; Gender: Male; Age: 43; Marital Status: Married; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1882; Birth Place: Mornington, Ont; Arrival date: 26 May 1925; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In July 1925, Ada and her children sailed on the S.S. Emma Alexander from Victoria, British Columbia to San Francisco, California.

Vancouver Evening Sun, March 13, 1924, page 5, columns 7-8.

Vancouver Evening Sun, March 13, 1924, page 5, columns 7-8.

The Emma Alexander, undated, British Columbia Archives, C-07366; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/emma-alexander [cropped].

The Emma Alexander, undated, British Columbia Archives, C-07366; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/emma-alexander [cropped].

William became a registered pharmacist in California.

California, Occupational Licenses, Registers, and Directories, 1876-1969 for William Lorne Torrance; California State Archives; Sacramento, California; Registered Pharmacists. Name: William Lorne Torrance; Record Date: 1 Aug 1925; Record Place: California, USA; Occupation: Pharmacist.

California, Occupational Licenses, Registers, and Directories, 1876-1969 for William Lorne Torrance; California State Archives; Sacramento, California; Registered Pharmacists. Name: William Lorne Torrance; Record Date: 1 Aug 1925; Record Place: California, USA; Occupation: Pharmacist.

In 1930, the Torrances were living in Pasadena, California. William was a pharmacist.

In 1938 they were at 2453 East Villa Street in Pasadena. William was a clerk with the Owl Drug Company.

Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1938, page 634, column 2.

Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1938, page 634, column 2.

William died in Los Angeles County on November 13, 1938.

In 1940, Ada and her four children were in Pasadena. Ada was an apartment house manager.

On February 27, 1942, Ada became a naturalized United States citizen.

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PK9 : 12 March 2018), Ada Mary Beattie Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PK9 : 12 March 2018), Ada Mary Beattie Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

In June 1945, Ada’s brother, William, died in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario) June 22, 1945, page 8, column 3 [selected portions], includes photograph.

The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario) June 22, 1945, page 8, column 3 [selected portions], includes photograph.

In 1947, Ada and three of her children were living at 290 East Glenarm Street in Pasadena.

Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1947, page 845, column 2.

Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1947, page 845, column 2.

Ada died in Los Angeles County, California on August 9, 1961.

Pasadena Independent, August 10, 1961, page 41, columns 7-8.

Pasadena Independent, August 10, 1961, page 41, columns 7-8.

William and Ada had the following children.

 

William Rolston Torrance

William Rolston Torrance was born in Vancouver on March 24, 1913.

He moved to California with his parents in 1925.

In 1930s he was living with his parents in Pasadena.

In 1940 he was with his mother in Pasadena.

In 1942 he became a naturalized United States citizen.

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKH : 12 March 2018), William Rolston Mclaren Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKH : 12 March 2018), William Rolston Mclaren Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

He registered with the United States military draft system during the Second World War.

He died on June 2, 1981 in Tulare County, California.

 

James Aird Torrance

James Aird Torrance was born in Vancouver on March 17, 1917.

Vancouver Daily World, March 19, 1917, page 12, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, March 19, 1917, page 12, column 1.

He moved to California with his parents in 1925.

In 1930s he was living with his parents in Pasadena.

In 1940 he was with his mother in Pasadena.

In 1942 he became a naturalized United States citizen.

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKQ : 12 March 2018), James Aird Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKQ : 12 March 2018), James Aird Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

In 1949 he was in the United States Navy.

On September 24, 1949, in Pasadena, California, he married Alice Rilla Tompkins, who worked as an assembler for Lockheed Aircraft. She was born in Fresno, California, on April 26, 1923. Her parents were James Ellis Tompkins (1878–1938) and Sue Hoffstetter. (1881–1939).

James died in Los Angeles County, California on July 24, 1966. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, California.

Pasadena Independent, July 27, 1966, page 30, column 2.

Pasadena Independent, July 27, 1966, page 30, column 2.

Alice died in Los Angeles, California, on August 30, 1984. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena.

 

Mary Enid Torrance

Mary Enid Torrance was born in Vancouver on August 16, 1920.

Vancouver Daily World, August 18, 1920, page 16, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, August 18, 1920, page 16, column 1.

She moved to California with her parents in 1925.

In 1930s she was living with her parents in Pasadena.

In 1940 she was with her mother in Pasadena.

During the Second World War she enlisted with the Women’s Army Corps.

On October 22, 1943, she became a naturalized United States citizen.

"California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKW : 12 March 2018), Mary Enid Torrance, 1943; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKW : 12 March 2018), Mary Enid Torrance, 1943; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

On July 4, 1954, in Pasadena, California, she married Arthur Lynch Norris. He was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, on October 17, 1919. His parents were Joseph S. Norris and Anna Lynch.

In 1959, Arthur and Mary were living in Pasadena. Arthur was a policeman.

Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1959, page 484, column 2.

Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1959, page 484, column 2.

Mary died in Los Angeles County, California on July 6, 1966. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena, California.

 

Jean Lindsey Torrance

Jean Torrance was born in Glendale, California on February 11, 1927.

In 1930, she was living with her parents in Pasadena, California.

In 1940, she was with her mother in Pasadena.

Near the end of the Second World War, she became a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files, 1942-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Jean L Torrance; Age: 18; Birth Date: 11 Feb 1927; Issue Date: 2 Apr 1945; Educational Institution: San Jose Hospital; School Location: San Jose, California.

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files, 1942-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Jean L Torrance; Age: 18; Birth Date: 11 Feb 1927; Issue Date: 2 Apr 1945; Educational Institution: San Jose Hospital; School Location: San Jose, California.

It appears that she never married.

She died on April 10, 2001.

 

Sources

Adam Torrance (father of William Lorne Torrance)

Adam Torrance (1846–1928); Birth: 25 AUG 1846, Edwardsburg Twp, Grenville Co, Ontario, Canada; Death: 15 MARCH 1928, Mornington, Perth County, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWT3-KR5 : 3 August 2016), Adam Torrance, Edwardsburgh, Grenville County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 117, line 29; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11724, Public Archives, Ontario.

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ7L-YKW : 5 September 2017), Adam Torrance, Mornington, Perth, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, line 12; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1065, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,938.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QV-9HZ : 11 March 2018), Adam Torrance in household of Margret Torrance, Goulburn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 62, line 9; Library and Archives Canada film number C-10016, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,355. [possible connection]

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNC-P23 : 11 March 2018), Adam Torrance and Susan Roulston, 12 Mar 1874; citing registration , Milverton, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,893.

Canadian County Atlas Project, Full record for Torrance, A.; http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/showrecord.php?PersonID=128024.

Last Name Torrance
First Name A.
Post Office Milverton
Township Mornington
County Perth
Atlas Date 1879
Concession and Lot Lot size
V, 6 75

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF1-733 : 11 March 2018), Adam Torrance, Mornington, Perth North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13271, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,907.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVQ-G58 : 11 March 2018), Adam Torrance and Eliza Kemp, 18 Apr 1888; citing registration , Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,221.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGT-L49 : 18 March 2018), Adan Torrance, Wellington (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276V-SF5 : 16 March 2018), Adam Torance, 1911; citing Census, Perth North Sub-Districts 1-57, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,517.

1921 Canada Census, Adam Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 80; Census Place: Mornington (Township), Perth North, Ontario; Page Number: 7. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKHZ-1L7 : 8 March 2018), Adam Torrance, 15 Mar 1928; citing Perth, Ontario, Canada, 28035, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,184,483. [Image link on FamilySearch site goes to the subsequent page; need to go back one page from the linked page]

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-RD6W : 19 September 2016), Adam Torrance, 1928; Burial, Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Fairview Cemetery; citing record ID 169084371, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169084371: “Adam Torrance; Birth: 25 Aug 1846, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada; Death: 15 Mar 1928 (aged 81), Mornington, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 169084371. Adams father is John Torrance and mother is Mary Jane Vincent. Has a son George Torrance.”

 

Susan Rolston (mother William Lorne Torrance)

Susan Roulston (1848–1886); Birth: ABT 1848, King, Ontario; Death: 23 NOVEMBER 1886, Wallace, Perth County, Ontario, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNC-P2W : 11 March 2018), Adam Torrance and Susan Roulston, 12 Mar 1874; citing registration , Milverton, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,893.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF1-73Q : 11 March 2018), Susan Torrance, Mornington, Perth North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 41; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13271, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,907.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFN5-N54 : 9 March 2018), Susan Torrance, 23 Nov 1886; citing Ontario, 413-15, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,853,482.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-RDF2 : 19 September 2016), Susan Torrance, 1886; Burial, Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Fairview Cemetery; citing record ID 169083981, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169083981: “Susan Torrance; Birth: 17 Aug 1848, Ontario, Canada; Death: 23 Nov 1886 (aged 38), Wallace, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 169083981.”

 

Elizabeth Kemp (wife of Adam Torrance)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMVQ-G5X : 11 March 2018), Adam Torrance and Eliza Kemp, 18 Apr 1888; citing registration , Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,221.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGT-L4S : 18 March 2018), Elira M Torrance, Wellington (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276V-SFR : 16 March 2018), Eliza Torance in entry for Adam Torance, 1911; citing Census, Perth North Sub-Districts 1-57, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,517.

1921 Canada Census, Eliza Torrance in household of Adam Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 80; Census Place: Mornington (Township), Perth North, Ontario; Page Number: 7. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKXX-D77 : 11 March 2018), Elizabeth Torrance, 11 Apr 1933; citing Elma, , Ontario, 027344, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,358,843.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WY-RDX3 : 19 September 2016), Elizabeth Kemp Torrance, 1933; Burial, Listowel, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Fairview Cemetery; citing record ID 169084806, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=169084806: “Elizabeth Kemp Torrance; Birth: 14 May 1855, Ontario, Canada; Death: 11 Apr 1933 (aged 77), Elma, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada; Memorial ID: 169084806. Father is John Kemp and mother is Lavina Totten.”

 

William Lorne Torrance

William Lorne Torrance (1881–); Birth: 31 OCT 1881, Mornington, Perth, Ontario, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMD9-F13 : 16 July 2017), William Lorne Tarrance, 31 Oct 1881; citing Birth, Mornington Township, Perth, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,576.

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLRT-RHM : 10 February 2018), William Lorne Tarrance, 31 Oct 1881; citing Mornington Township, Perth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,576.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGT-L4Q : 18 March 2018), William G Torrance in household of Elira M Torrance, Wellington (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-B2N : 11 March 2018), William Lorne Torrance and Ada Mary Beattie, 22 Aug 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5VK : 16 March 2018), W L Torrance, 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 Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 039. Name: William Lorne Torrance; Gender: Male; Age: 43; Marital Status: Married; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1882; Birth Place: Mornington, Ont; Arrival date: 26 May 1925; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8R-FWD : accessed 24 June 2018), William L Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1275, sheet 10B, line 67, family 305, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“California Death Index, 1905-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-J1TT : 8 November 2017), William L Torrance, 13 Nov 1938; citing 67725, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 1,686,050.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: William Lorne Torrance; Birth Date: 31 Oct 1881; Death Date: 13 Nov 1938; Claim Date: 20 Feb 1939; SSN: 565169720; Notes: 02 Feb 1979: Name listed as William Lorne Torrance.

 

Daniel McKinley Beattie (father of Ada Mary Beattie)

Daniel McKinley Beattie (Rev) (1848–1893); Birth: 1848, Puslinch, Wellington County, Canada West; Death 1893, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVDF-7VK : 11 March 2018), Daniel M Beattie, Oxford East, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13267, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,903.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2D-XPJ : 3 August 2016), Don Beattie, Blenheim, Brant North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148127.

 

Catherine Ann McLaren (mother of Ada Mary Beattie)

Catharine Ann McLaren (1858–); Birth: 1858, Ontario; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2D-XPV : 3 August 2016), C Beattie, Blenheim, Brant North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148127.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGY-YY1 : 18 March 2018), Catherine A Beattie, Wellington (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“New Hampshire Death Certificates, 1938-1959,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3Q-5TPW : 15 March 2018), Catherine Ann Beattie, 12 Nov 1951; citing Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, p. No 5422-5962, New Hampshire Division of Vital Records, Concord.

 

Ada Mary Beattie (wife of William Lorne Torrance)

Ada Mary Beattie (1884–); Birth 12 MAR 1884, Ontario; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGM-KKH : 16 July 2017), Ada Mary Beattie, 12 Mar 1884; citing Birth, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,869.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW2D-XP2 : 3 August 2016), A M Beattie, Blenheim, Brant North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148127.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGY-YB9 : 18 March 2018), Ida Mary Beattie in household of Francis N Beattie, Wellington (south/sud), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-B26 : 11 March 2018), William Lorne Torrance and Ada Mary Beattie, 22 Aug 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-M5V2 : 16 March 2018), Ada M Torrance in entry for W L Torrance, 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, Ada Torrance in household of William Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8R-FW6 : accessed 24 June 2018), Ada M Torrance in household of William L Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1275, sheet 10B, line 68, family 305, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WQ-2RD : accessed 24 June 2018), Ada Torrance, Tract 428, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-484, sheet 6B, line 57, family 271, 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 242.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PK9 : 12 March 2018), Ada Mary Beattie Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Roll: 55; Microfilm Serial: M1524. Name: Ada Mary Beattie Torrance [Ada M Torrance]; Gender: Female; Declaration Age: 55; Record Type: Declaration; Birth Date: 12 Mar 1884; Birth Place: Canada; Arrival Year: 1925; Residence Place: California; Declaration Date: 12 Aug 1939; Declaration Place: California, USA; Spouse: William Dorne [sic] Torrance; Child: William R Torrance; James Aird Torrance; Mary Enid Torrance; Jean Lindsay Torrance; Court: District Court.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPC4-JHN : 26 November 2014), Ada M Torrance, 09 Aug 1961; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

William Rolston Torrance (son of William Lorne Torrance)

1921 Canada Census, William Torrance in household of William Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8R-FWX : accessed 24 June 2018), William R Torrance in household of William L Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1275, sheet 10B, line 69, family 305, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WQ-2R6 : accessed 24 June 2018), William Torrance in household of Ada Torrance, Tract 428, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-484, sheet 6B, line 58, family 271, 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 242.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKH : 12 March 2018), William Rolston Mclaren Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8BQ-2WF : 5 December 2014), William R M Torrance, enlisted 03 Mar 1942, Ft Macarthur, San Pedro, California, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGBP-3Z7 : 26 November 2014), William Rolston Torrance, 02 Jun 1981; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3Q-GTR : 20 May 2014), William  Torrance, Jun 1981; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

James Aird Torrance (son of William Lorne Torrance)

James Aird Torrance (1917–1966); Birth: 17 MAR 1917, Canada; Death: 24 JUL 1966, Los Angeles County, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

1921 Canada Census, Aird Torrance in household of William Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8R-FWF : accessed 24 June 2018), J Aird Torrance in household of William L Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1275, sheet 10B, line 70, family 305, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WQ-2RX : accessed 24 June 2018), James Torrance in household of Ada Torrance, Tract 428, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-484, sheet 6B, line 59, family 271, 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 242.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKQ : 12 March 2018), James Aird Torrance, 1942; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K823-6YJ : 8 December 2017), James Airo Torrance and Alice Rilla Tompkins, 24 Sep 1949; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,117,382.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGRG-R7L : 26 November 2014), James A Torrance, 24 Jul 1966; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3F-JM2 : 20 May 2014), James  Torrance, Jul 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVS-824S : 13 December 2015), James A Torrance, ; Burial, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 7923159, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7923159: “James A Torrance; Birth: 1917; Death: 1966 (aged 48–49); Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Plot: Vista Del Monte Garden Crypts; Memorial ID: 7923159.”

 

James Ellison Tompkins (father of Alice Rilla Tompkins)

James Ellison Tompkins (1878–1938); Birth: 9 DEC 1878, Trousdale County, Tennessee, USA; Death: 12 FEB 1938, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

Susanna Sarah Hofstetter

Susanna Sarah Hofstetter (1881–1939); Birth: 7 JUL 1881, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois, USA; Death: 17 AUG 1939, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

 

Alice Rilla Tompkins (wife of James Aird Torrance)

Alice Rilla Tompkins (1923–1984); Birth: 26 APR 1923, Fresno County, California, USA; Death: 30 AUG 1984, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County, California, USA (ancestry.ca).

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLNW-KRG : 27 November 2014), Alice Tompkins, 26 Apr 1923; citing Fresno, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCNG-RT2 : accessed 24 June 2018), Alice Tompkins in household of James E Tompkins, Township 3, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 59, sheet 22B, line 91, family 606, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 217; FHL microfilm 2,339,952.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9D2-3B8 : accessed 24 June 2018), Alice Tompkins in household of Floyd Laudenbach, Judicial Township 3, San Mateo, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-62A, sheet 11B, line 54, family 298, 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 331.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K823-6Y2 : 8 December 2017), James Airo Torrance and Alice Rilla Tompkins, 24 Sep 1949; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,117,382.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGPM-72J : 26 November 2014), Alice Rilla Torrance, 30 Aug 1984; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3G-R6R : 19 May 2014), Alice  Torrance, Aug 1984; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVS-82W1 : 13 December 2015), Alice R Torrance, ; Burial, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 7923158, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7923158: “Alice R Torrance; Birth: 1923; Death: 1984 (aged 60–61); Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Plot: Vista Del Monte Garden Crypts; Memorial ID: 7923158.”

 

James Aird Torrance (son of James Aird Torrance)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2T6-KD2 : 27 November 2014), James Aird Torrance, 12 Dec 1951; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG5Q-BPT : 26 November 2014), James Aird Torrance, 10 Feb 1995; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Mary Enid Torrance (daughter of William Lorne Torrance)

1921 Canada Census, Mary Torrance in household of William Torrance, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 3. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8R-FWN : accessed 24 June 2018), Mary E Torrance in household of William L Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1275, sheet 10B, line 71, family 305, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WQ-2RF : accessed 24 June 2018), Mary Torrance in household of Ada Torrance, Tract 428, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-484, sheet 6B, line 60, family 271, 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 242.

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8L4-NS7 : 5 December 2014), Mary E Torrance, enlisted 01 Aug 1944, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX3Y-PKW : 12 March 2018), Mary Enid Torrance, 1943; citing Naturalization, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1525 (United States: National Archives and Records Service, Los Angeles Branch, 2016).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8X9-XKR : 10 December 2017), Arthur Lynch Norris and Mary Enid Torrance, 04 Jul 1954; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,372.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4P-D2P : 26 November 2014), Mary E Norris, 06 Jul 1966; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J11R-CJQ : 20 May 2014), Mary  Norris, Jul 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPSZ-395H : 29 March 2018), Mary E Norris, 1966; Burial, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 186956779, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186956779: “SGT Mary E Norris; Birth: 16 Aug 1920; Death: 6 Jul 1966 (aged 45); Burial: Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Memorial ID: 186956779. Inscription: California Sgt Women’s Army Corps World War II.”

 

Arthur Lynch Norris (husband of Mary Enid Torrance)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJVC-55D : accessed 24 June 2018), Arthur L Norris in household of Joseph W Norris, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States; citing  ED 40, sheet 4A, line 31, family 70, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1671; FHL microfilm 1,821,671.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQPS-6B8 : accessed 24 June 2018), Arthur Norris in household of Annie Lynch, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 82, sheet 3B, line 52, family 27, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 920; FHL microfilm 2,340,655.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WQ-755 : accessed 24 June 2018), Arthur L Norris in household of Anna N Guthrie, Tract 424, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-469, sheet 16B, line 69, family 491, 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 241.

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMX1-21G : 5 December 2014), Arthur L Norris, enlisted 01 Dec 1941, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 1324. Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Arthur Lynch Norris; Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 21; Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head); Birth Place: Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA; Birth Date: 17 Oct 1919; Residence Place: Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA; Registration Date: 1 Jul 1941; Employer: U S Tire and Rubber Co; Weight: 140; Complexion: Ruddy; Eye Color: Blue; Hair Color: Red; Height: 5 10; Next of Kin: Anna Norris Guthrie.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8X9-XKG : 10 December 2017), Arthur Lynch Norris and Mary Enid Torrance, 04 Jul 1954; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,372.

 

Jean Lindsey Torrance (daughter of William Lorne Torrance)

“California Birth Index, 1905-1995,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGFT-CDM : 27 November 2014), Jean Lindsey Torrance, 11 Feb 1927; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC8R-FWJ : accessed 24 June 2018), Jean Torrance in household of William L Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1275, sheet 10B, line 72, family 305, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 170; FHL microfilm 2,339,905.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WQ-2RN : accessed 24 June 2018), Jean Torrance in household of Ada Torrance, Tract 428, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-484, sheet 6B, line 61, family 271, 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 242.

Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files, 1942-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Name: Jean L Torrance; Age: 18; Birth Date: 11 Feb 1927; Issue Date: 2 Apr 1945; Educational Institution: San Jose Hospital; School Location: San Jose, California.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3G3-CJ6 : 20 May 2014), Jean L Torrance, 10 Apr 2001; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTVN-BF2 : 23 May 2014), J Torrance, Residence, Arcadia, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.