I-73769 | Emily, Jessie and Alice Notman, Montreal, QC, 1872

Emily, Jessie and Alice Notman, Montreal, QC, 1872
William Notman (1826-1891)
1872, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Wet collodion process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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This photograph portrays three of William Notman's daughters: Emily; Jessie; and Alice.

Emily Mary Notman (1865-1946) was the fifth child of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. Emily had six siblings: Frances Elizabeth (1855-1867); William McFarlane (1857-1913); Jessie Sloane (1859-1942); Alice Richenda (1863-1881); George Richard Woodwark (1868-1921); and Charles Frederick (1870-1955).

Emily died in Vancouver from a cerebral hemorrhage at age 81. She never married and had no children.

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