I-43507.1 | Mrs. William Notman's children tobogganing, Montreal, QC, 1870

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Mrs. William Notman's children tobogganing, Montreal, QC, 1870
William Notman (1826-1891)
1870, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
17.8 x 12.7 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  family (800) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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This photograph portrays four of William Notman's children: William McFarlane; Jessie Sloane; Alice Richenda; and Emily Mary. William and Alice Notman (1832-1906) had seven children: Frances Elizabeth (1855-1867); William McFarlane (1857-1913); Jessie Sloane (1859-1942); Alice Richenda (1863-1881); Emily Mary Notman (1865-1946); George Richard Woodwark (1868-1921); and Charles Frederick (1870-1955).

William McFarlane, the eldest son of William Notman, was born November 1, 1857. He became a partner in the company in 1882 before inheriting it outright on the death of his father in 1891. He named his brother Charles (1870-1955) a partner in approximately 1894. William McFarlane died May 1, 1913.

Jessie Sloane Notman was the family's third child. In 1884, Jessie married Henry Martyn Belcher (1856-1923) at St. Martin's Anglican Church in Montreal. Reverend Samuel Belcher, the father of the groom, celebrated the marriage.

Jessie and Henry had seven children: Frederick Gordon (1885-1970); Alice Dorothy (1887-1946); Henry Lawrence (1889-1946); Charles Stuart (1891-1917); Edith Constance (1893-1971); Leslie Kenneth (1895-1918); and William Vincent (1901-1957). Jessie Sloane was widowed in 1923 and died in 1942 at age 83.

Alice Richenda Notman was William Notman's fourth child. At age 17, Alice succumbed to typhoid fever. She was the second daughter of the family to die, after Frances Elizabeth.

Emily Mary Notman was the family's fifth child. She died in Vancouver from a cerebral hemorrhage at age 81. Emily never married and had no children.