Van Norden, Abner M., 1843-1923

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Van Norden, Abner M., 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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