Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Ruth Tompkins

Female 1857 - 1944  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Ruth Tompkins 
    Born Oct 1857  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Ruth Norton 
    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Anglican 
    Residence 1927  1001 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-174777 
    Died 1944  [2
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I174777  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Charles Henry Norton,   b. 2 May 1854, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1927  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles H. Norton,   b. Dec 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Albert Edward Grundy,   b. 1900, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1987, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F169330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1857 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1927 - 1001 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • KITCHENER \emdash Ruth Norton, widow of a soda merchant, died in 1944 and left a mystery behind.

      She's the last registered owner of a weedy strip of vacant land beside a planned rail transit line on Charles Street East. ....The narrow strip between Borden Avenue and King Street seems no prize today. It's at the heart of a partly derelict block. It does not have its own address, sitting between 530 and 534 Charles St. E. Shuttered businesses, boarded homes and for sale signs abound.

      A century ago, it was a far more productive site, home to the small but recognized Norton Drinx soda business, a peer to prominent local industries.....

      The Waterloo Region Record 17 Aug 2012

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 23 Page 5.

    2. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      Ruth TompkIns/ Beloved Wife Of/ C. H. Norton/ 1857-1944/ At Rest