Person:Jane Van Norman (1)

Jane Mack Van Norman
b.30 Jan 1822
d.26 Sep 1896
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Name Jane Mack Van Norman
Gender Female
Birth? 30 Jan 1822
Marriage 24 Apr 1848 Nelson (township), Halton, Ontario, Canadato Aaron Dunham Emory
Death[2] 26 Sep 1896

She was one of the first female students at Upper Canada Academy in Coburg Ontario. She taught in the Female Department there. It was renamed Victoria College in 1841 then Victoria University in 1884. It moved to Toronto in 1892 and federated with the University of Toronto.

She later taught at The Burlington Ladies Academy in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Her Brother, Daniel Cummins Van Norman, was principal of that institution.

After marrying the twice-widowered Aaron Emory, she lived in Aldershot, Ontario. Religious services were held in their home which led to the founding of what became East Plains United Church. (S5)

A file of her correspondence (S6) includes letters related to her residency at Burlington Ladies Academy and her courtship with Aaron Emory, her future husband.

  1.   Christian Guardian
    3 May 1848.

    Married - By the same, April 24th, at the residence of the bride's father, Aaron D'Emery, Esq., of Trafalgar, to Miss Jane Van Norman, of Burlington Ladies' Academy, Hamilton, third sister to the Rev. D. C. Van Norman, Principal. Rev. W. Willoughby

  2. The Canadian Champion
    8 Oct 1896.

    Died. Emory. On Sept 26th at Burlington Jane Mack Van Norman, widow of the late Aaron D. Emory in the 75th year of her age.

  3.   Ontario Marriage Registrations

    003933-82 (Halton Co) Cummins VanNorman EMORY, 31, medical, Trafalgar twp, Galt, s/o Aron D. and Jane EMORY married Ada Jane CROSBY, 25, Trafalgar, Burlington, d/o Daniel and Rachel CROSBY, witness - W. J. H. EMORY and Lizzie WRIGHT, October 11, 1882, Burlington

  4.   census East Flamborough Twp., Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

    Aron EMERY M Male German 73 USA Methodist Canada;
    Jane EMERY M Female German 59 Ontario Methodist Canada;
    John EMERY Male German 20 Ontario Medical Student Methodist Canada;
    Ada EMERY Female German 14 Ontario Methodist Canada;
    Flamborough East, Wentworth North, Ontario Family History Library Film 1375892 NA Film Number C-13256 District 148 Sub-district B Division 1 Page Number 34 Household Number 165

  5.   Pathway to Skyway: A history of Burlington
    p 108, 1967.

    by Claire Emery and Barbara Ford and published by the Confederation Centennial Committee of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

  6.   Letters of Jane Van Norman

    Archives of Victoria University, Toronto.