Thursday, 26 June 2014

Eleanor May Thornton





Eleanor May Thornton was born August 13,1904 in Toronto Ontario. She was the daughter of Walter Thornton and Elizabeth Tye.

On April 21,1925 she married John (Jack) Bain and had six children. Frances, John,James,Robert, David and Jacqueline. The couple had a daughter in 1925 named May who died in infancy. 

Jack Bain and May Thornton Bain 1962




Photos - June 2014

We recently had a family get-together for my grandmother's (Frances Bain) birthday. It turned into a bit of a Bain reunion :)




Walter Scott Thornton






Walter Thornton was born in Toronto on Jan 15 1878. Son of Robert Martin Thornton and Ellen Smith.

Walter Thornton Birth Certificate (1948 re-issue) 

He married Elizabeth Tye, daughter of Charles Tye and Julia Higgs on Dec 11,1889 in Toronto.
Walter Thornton Marriage

Walter and Elizabeth had four children:

Gladys Ellen,
Walter Tye Thornton
Eleanor May Thornton 
 Robert Ernest Thornton



Thursday, 19 June 2014

Interactive map of family homes in Toronto


June 26th Update : I have started a page for photos and documents relating to the homes our families have lived in.



I have started an interactive map of where our ancestor's have lived over the years in Toronto. This is what I have so far below. I am hoping to find some photos of some of these places in Toronto archives to add to the map but if anyone has any pics of home in Toronto I would love a copy. This map will update automatically as I add to it so save the link to this post.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Death of Charles Tye

I have yet to find an "official" document confirming the death of Charles Tye. He shows up in the 1885 Toronto directory but not 1886.
In the 1886 publication The Dominion Annual Register and Review there is a reference to a bricklayer named Charles Tye being killed by a train in Oct 1885.


This afternoon I was browsing old Toronto newspapers for an unrelated project and came across an Oct 12, 1885. issue of The Toronto World.( a newspaper that ran from 1880-1920). On the very first page I found a news story that I think is Charles. Charles wife Julia Higgs remarried in 1886 and was listed as a widow so I am quite sure these stories refer to our Charles Tye.