Abner Van Norden fonds

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Abner Van Norden fonds

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  • Photocopied 1995 (Creation)
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    Van Norden, Abner M., 1843-1923

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3 cm of textual r ecords

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(1843-1923)

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Abner Morse Van Norden was born in 1843 at Hebron, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, the son of John and Lucy Van Norden. He later resided at Central Argyle, Yarmouth County. On 30 December 1874 he married school teacher Dorcus (Dora) Ann Spinney of Argyle, who died on 27 March 1915. Dorcus was the daughter of Reuban and Martha Spinney. Van Norden was a teacher and merchant. He and his cousin E.M. Chesley were share holders in the Plomosa Mining Company. Van Norden also held shares in several other mining companies. He died at the Yarmouth Hospital on 12 January 1923.

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Photocopies were made from original records owned by Mrs. Helen Morton, December 1995. Mrs. Abner Van Norden (Dorcus Spinney) was Mrs. Morton's great aunt.

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Fonds consists of Van Norden personal correspondence and receipts; records related to the Plomosa Mining Company; and correspondence, deeds and judgements related to Argyle families including the Spinney, Gayton and Van Amburg families.

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Originals owned by Helen Morton. 1995:82

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