Tag: Quebec

John Brown Jordan & His WWI Service

John Brown Jordan was born August 12, 1888, to parents William and Agnes Brown in Kingston, Ontario. It is not surprising he heeded the call to serve in WWI as his father was a career soldier, as well as his older brother Samuel. John was not new to soldering, he already served nine years with…

The Brock Family of Hackney

My connection to the Brock family was not an obvious one. It all started with a four-page letter written by a niece to her uncle in 1883. This letter must have been important as it was passed down through my family until I rediscovered it in 1993, one hundred and ten years after it was written.…

Social Butterfly – Fearless Female

March 17 — Social Butterfly?  What social organizations or groups did your mother or grandmother belong to?  Sewing circle, church group, fraternal society or lodge?  Describe her role in the group.Blog Prompt from Lisa Alzo. The news clipping below is about my great grandmother Caroline Jordan, who was elected president of the Rebekah Assembly in…

Most Unusual Name – Fearless Female

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree. The above is a blog prompt…

An Anniversary – 114 Years Ago Today

Peter Jordan married Caroline Louisa Norton on this day 114 years ago, October 22, 1900. They were my great grandparents, my paternal grandmother’s parents to be more exact. Peter and Caroline were both living in Quebec City when they signed a marriage contract on October 20 and were married 2 days later at St. Mathew’s…

William Jordan – Quebec Soldier

Nobody notices the elderly man as he makes his way down Amable Street in the heart of Quebec City. A strong gait, robust frame, and bushy white mustache stained with tobacco, are a familiar sight. He often walks this way and has a seat on the bench, turning his face towards the sun. The warmth…

52 Ancestors- #6 Caroline Louisa Norton

My paternal great grandmother Caroline Norton was born in Quebec City in 1878 to parents Richard Lee Norton and Hannah Pozer Jeffery . Caroline was leaves me with the feeling that she was a force to be reckoned with. Reviewing old documents indicates her faith, community spirit, independence and the love of her family. This little card…