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Lt. Col. Stanley Counter NORSWORTHY

Male 1881 - 1966  (85 years)


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  • Name Stanley Counter NORSWORTHY  [1, 2
    Prefix Lt. Col. 
    Born 13 Dec 1881  Ingersoll, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • NORSWORTHY--In Ingersoll, 13th inst., the wife of Mr. J. C. NORSWORTHY, of a son.

      Stanley Counter NORSWORTHY, male, born 13 December 1881, son of James Counter NORSWORTHY and Mary Jane CUTHBERT. Father a Broker; registered by his father, residing in Ingersoll, on 27 December 1881.
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1966  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "S.C. NORSWORTHY. Private funeral services for a prominent Montreal banker, Stanley Counter NORSWORTHY, who died Dec. 25 at the Montreal General Hospital, were held yesterday at St. Mathias Church in Westmount. He was 86. Born in Ingersoll, Ont., in 1881, Mr, NORSWORTHY was educated at Ridley College, St. Catharines, and entered the services of the Bank of Montreal in 1898 at London, Ont.
      Mr. NORSWORTHY's banking career was interrupted by military service in 1915 when he joined the 42nd battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, in France. He was appointed to the rank of major and continued with the battalion until January 1913, during which time he was awarded the DSO and MC.

      Back in Montreal, in 1918, he was appointed inspector of the Foreign Department for the Bank of Montreal. Several promotions followed and, when he retired from the Bank of Montreal in 1945 after a 48 year career, Mr. NORSWORTHY held the post of assistant general manager. Mr. NORSWORTHY was active for a number of years with the Montreal General Hospital. He held the post of president of the hospital during 1946-53, years that marked the construction of the new building on Cedar Ave.

      He is survived by his wife, Georgina (SANKEY); a daughter, Beatrice MURPHY; two sons, Edward and Hugh; and a brother, John W. NORSWORTHY."


      The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec; 29 Dec 1966; pg 35.
    Buried Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Mount Royal Cemetery
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada 
    • Although buried at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, his name is inscribed on the memorial stone for the NORSWORTHY family at Ingersoll Cemetery: In loving memory of Stanley Counter Norsworthy, DSO, MC, 13 December 1881 - 25 December 1966.
    Person ID I4267  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2020 

    Father James Caunter NOSWORTHY,   b. 2 Jul 1846, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1936, Ingersoll, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane CUTHBERT,   b. 14 Sep 1852, West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1891, Ingersoll, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1878  West Oxford Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • NORSWORTHY--CUTHBERT--At Croft Hyrme [?], West Oxford [township], by the Rev. John McEwen, on the 26th ult., James Counter NORSWORTHY, Esq., to Miss Mary CUTHBERT. (Website)

      James C. NORSWORTHY, 30, Banker, England, Ingersoll, s/o John & Mary, married Mary Jane CUTHBERT, 25, Canada, West Oxford, d/o Alexander and Jane. Witnesses: Thomas VALIAN, of London, Ontario and Henrietta CUTHBERT of West Oxford, 25 April 1878. (Archives) [Henrietta would have been Mary Jane's sister.] [3, 7, 8]
    Photos
    Sketch of Norsworthy home
    Sketch of Norsworthy home
    250 King St. East, Ingersoll. The home originated as part of the dowry of Mary Jane Cuthbert.
    'Norleigh', home of J.C. Norsworthy
    "Norleigh", home of J.C. Norsworthy
    Photo originally belonged to Nellie Ruth Herman, nee Counter.
    Counter family visiting J.C. Norsworthy
    Counter family visiting J.C. Norsworthy
    Top L to R: Charles Walton Counter; (presumably) his wife, Jessie; J. C. Norsworthy; lower L to R: John Scott Counter; (presumably) his sister Nellie Ruth.
    Photo originally belonged to Nellie Ruth Herman, nee Counter.
    250 King St. East, Ingersol, Ontario in 2008
    250 King St. East, Ingersol, Ontario in 2008
    Family ID F1197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Georgina Maud SANKEY,   b. 27 May 1888, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1916  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Text of Notice: HYMENEAL NORSWORTHY-SANKEY The marriage took place on Saturday in London, England, of Georgina Maud, daughter of the late Major Villiers SANKEY and Mrs. SANKEY, Toronto, to Captain Stanley Counter NORSWORTHY, of a Montreal Highland battalion, son of Mr. J. C. NORSWORTHY, of Ingersoll. Miss SANKEY, who had been studying nursing in New York, left about a year ago for work overseas. [3, 9]
    Children 
     1. Edward Cuthbert Villiers NORSWORTHY,   b. 31 Aug 1917, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 2002, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Beatrice Mary NORSWORTHY,   b. 1 Dec 1919, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Lieut. Hugh Hoyles NORSWORTHY,   b. 7 Oct 1921, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 2013  (Age 91 years)
    Photos
    Family of Stanley Norsworthy
    Family of Stanley Norsworthy
    Georgina Norsworthy with Edward, her oldest son, and infant Beatrice. Although not inscribed, it is based on a previous photo of Georgina.
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F1207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Norsworthy boys
    Norsworthy boys
    Believed to be (L-R) Edward, Alfred, John and Stanley; sons of James Counter Norsworthy and Mary Jane Cuthbert
    Norsworthy sons
    Norsworthy sons
    Blackwatch Regiment 1914-1918. L-R: Edward, Weldon, Alfred, and Stanley.
    Stanley Norsworthy
    Stanley Norsworthy

    Documents
    Birth registration: Stanley Counter Norsworthy
    Birth registration: Stanley Counter Norsworthy
    Stanley Counter, son of James Counter Norsworthy and Mary Jane Cuthbert.

    Headstones
    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY
    The bust of EDWARD CUTHBERT NORSWORTHY sits on top of the Norsworthy monument, and faces his home, Norleigh. It was commissioned after his death by his father, James C. Norsworthy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Census of Canada, 1901, (31 March 1901).

    2. [S121] Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, (original images online at Canadian Archives.).

    3. [S162] Website.

    4. [S50] Civil Birth Registration.

    5. [S1084] Obituary.

    6. [S591] Website: Find a Grave, (www.findagrave.com).

    7. [S317] Ontario Archives.

    8. [S109] Civil Marriage Registration.

    9. [S348] Book: A Canadian Family in the Great War 1914 - 1918, J. Castell Hopkins, (Published privately, Toronto, 1921. Copy in Parish of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Family History Center Library.).