Cornelius A TOEWS Benjamin TOEWS Hatler Leslie NORRIS Richard W TOEWS Helena Darlene UNGER Mini tree diagram

Laura M TOEWS1,2,3,10,4,5,6,7,8,9

14th Sep 19181,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 14th Jul 20062,7,9

Life History

14th Sep 1918

Born in Lydiard, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

after 1940

Married Hatler Leslie NORRIS in Texas.15,16

1st Jan 1963

Death of Hatler Leslie NORRIS in McKinney, Collin, Texas.11,12,2,1,13,14

14th Jul 2006

Died in Dinuba, Tulare, California.2,7,9

18th Jul 2006

Buried in Smith Mountain Cemetery, Dinuba, Tulare County, California.2,9

Notes

  • Her maiden name is reported on her gravestone in Smith MountainCemetery, Dinuba, Tulare County, California.  Photo available on Finda Grave.  (See link below)

    The Toews lineage were from Russia, but ultimately from a Dutchorigin.  The 1901 Canadian census reporting Laura's father andgrandparents says they were German-speaking, but the 1920 US censusreports they were Dutch-speaking. They immigrated to the US throughManitoba Province of Canada, where Laura and her brother were born.Laura's mother was also born in Canada, according to the US census.

    Laura made a trip from Canada to the US in December 1918, when she wasjust 3 months old.  Then the next year, her family immigrated to theUS, moving to Dinuba, Tulare County, California, to join a cousin ofher grandfather.

    Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961
    Cornelius Toews Age 27 [Birth 1891]  Male Married  laborer BornChartez [Charitz? unreadable on form], Russia
    Lena Toews Age 21 [Birth 1897]  Female Married  Born Plumcoulee [PlumCoulee], Manitoba, Canada
    Ben Toews Age 21 [Birth 1897]  Female Single Born Chaplin,Saskatchewan, Canada
    Laura Toews Age 3 mos [Birth Sept 1918]  Female Single Born Lydiard,Saskatchewan, Canada
    Nationality Canada Race Dutch Last Residence Owen City, Saskatchewan,Canada  Destination Dinuba, California
    Dec 1918 Arrival Seattle, Washington, Departure Eastport, Idaho

    1920 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 29 January, Dinuba,District 198, page 7B, 174 Perry St, Hse #160, Fam #186
    Toews, Cornelius Head Owns M W 28 Married Immigrated in 1919 Alien Heand Parents all born in Russia Native lang Dutch Farm Laborer [b abt1892]
    Lena Toews Age 21 [Birth 1897]  Female Married  Born Plumcoulee[residence; Manitoba records Rhineland as the place, in RhinelandHospital], Manitoba, Canada
    Ben Toews Age 2 [Birth 1916]  Male Single Born [city unreadable]Manitoba, Canada
    Toews, Laura Dau F W 1yr3mos Single Immigrated in 1919 AlienCanada/Dutch Russia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt Sept 1918]
    Toews, Abraham Father M W 63 Single Immigrated in 1919 AlienRussia/Dutch Russia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt 1856]
    Toews, Margaret Mother F W 66 Single Immigrated in 1919 AlienRussia/Dutch Russia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt 1853]

    1930 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 12 April, Dinuba Ward6, District 54-11, Page 4A, 260 Magnolia Way, Hse #84, Fam #85
    Toews, Cornelius A Head M W 38 Married at age 23 b Russia RussiaRussia Germ native tongue immigrated 1893 Naturalized Meter Man [b abt1892]
    Toews, Helen M Wife F W 33 Married at age 17 b Canada Russia RussiaEnglish native tongue immigrated 1917 Naturalized Practical Nurse [babt 1888]
    Toews, Benjamin Son M W 14 Single Canada Russia Canada English nativetongue immigrated 1917[b abt 1916]
    Toews, Laura Dau F W 11 Single AR AR AR Canada Russia Canada Englishnative tongue immigrated 1917[b abt 1919]
    Toews, Richard W Son M W 6 Single Calif Russia Canada English nativetongue [b abt 1924]

    1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 19 April, Dinuba,District 54-5, Page 14B-15A, 354 Park Way, Hse #360, Owns $2000
    Toews, A Cornelius Head M W 48 Married Grade 7 b Russia Same place in1935 City Superintendent [b abt 1892]
    Toews, D Helen Wife F W 42 Married Grade H1 b Canada Same place in1935 Fruit Packer [b abt 1896]
    Toews, M Laura Dau F W 21 Single Grade H4 b Canada Same place in 1935[b abt 1919]
    - Page 15A -
    Toews, W Richard Son M W 16 Single Grade H2 b California Same place in1935 [b abt 1924]

    U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
    Laura Toews
    Year 1935, Estimated Birth Year abt 1919
    Dinuba High School
    School Location Dinuba, California, USA

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Laura M Norris
    Birth Date 14 Sep 1918
    1354 E Park Way, Dinuba, CA, 93618-2210
    581 N Crawford Ave Spc 68, Dinuba, CA, 93618-3378

    "Just read your research notes on Hatler Norris that I found onAncestry. His youngest son Rowland was my uncle. Hatler and Lilliewere divorced when Rowland was young, so that is why she is listedalone in the directories and as a "widow" in the census. Hatler latermarried Laura and they have a double headstone; however, Laura movedto California after Hatler died. She died in 2006 in Tulare County,California, and is buried in the Smith Mountain Cemetery there."
    --  B McEntire, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, Mar 13,2015

    Their divorce would have occurred between the 1931 directory entry andthe 1938 city directory.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Laura M. Norris
    Born 14 Sep 1918
    Died 14 Jul 2006
    Last Residence Dinuba, Tulare, California 93618
    SSN issued California (Before 1951)

    Laura M. Toews Norris
    Birth Sep. 14, 1918 Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada
    Death Jul. 14, 2006 Dinuba, Tulare County, California
    Father Cornelius Toews (1891 - 1959)
    Mother Helen Darlene Unger Toews (1897 - 1981)
    Spouse Hatler Norris (1895 - 1963)
    Graveside services for Laura M. Norris, 87, of Dinuba will be at 10a.m. Tuesday [Jul. 18, 2006] at Smith Mountain Cemetery.
    Mrs. Norris was a restaurant owner.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Dopkins Funeral Chapel.
    www.FresnoBee.com
    Burial Smith Mountain Cemetery, Dinuba, Tulare County, California
    Created by Toni Jul 15, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #14940927,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14940927

Sources

  • 1. Gravestone of Hatler L and Laura M Norris, Annetta Cemetery, ParkerCounty, Texas
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 29 January, Dinuba, District 198, page 7B, 174 Perry St, Hse #160, Fam
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 19 April, Dinuba, District 54-5, Page 14B-15A, 354 Park Way, Hse #360,
  • 5. 1930 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 12 April, Dinuba Ward 6, District 54-11, Page 4A, 260 Magnolia Way,
  • 6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 7. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 8. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
  • 9. Ancestry Messaging
  • 10. Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961
  • 11. Social Security Death Index
  • 12. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
  • 13. Texas Deaths, 1890 - 1976
    • Certificate #01108
  • 14. Ancestry Trees
    • Norris Family,
  • 15. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 16. 1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 2 February, near Aledo, Justice Precinct 7, District 16, page 10B,

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