Norman Alexander Acheson

Norman Alexander ACHESON; born 1888 in Perth county, Ontario and died 1959 in Ontario. Norman married Annie May Buchanan in 1911, raising three children.

Family reference: 114.2

Born Born 16 April 18881 Elma twp, Perth co., Ontario
Died Died May 19592 Perth co., Ontario
Married Married 22 Nov 19112 Annie May Buchanan

Photo Album - Family album of photos and documents.


  • Father: Samuel Acheson; b. 1853; d. 1926
  • Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Kent; b. 1864


  1. James Seldon Acheson; b. 1919; d. 1990
  2. Samuel Elwood Alexander Acheson; b. 1918; d. 1991
  3. Emily Elizabeth Acheson; b. 1912; d. 1987

The Parents of Norman

Normanís Early Years

Norman and Annie May Buchanan

The Final Years for Norman


Notes on the children

  • James Jim Seldon Acheson; born 23 Nov 1919 at Elma twp., Perth co., Ontario; died in Ottawa, Ontario on 28 Aug 1990; buried in Donegal, Ontario. He married Grace Olive Whitney. Children:
    • Virginia Elizabeth Acheson
    • John Alexander Acheson; born 23 July 1959 in Ontario; died same day and was buried in Donegal, Ontario.
    • James William Acheson
  • Samuel Elwood Alexander Acheson; born 1 June 1918 at Elma twp., Perth co., Ontario and died 11 March 1991. He married Ruby Clarissa Dallner on 4 July 1942. She was born 29 Nov 1920 at Stratford, Ontario; died ??? and was buried in Donegal, Ontario. Children:
    • Janice Anne Acheson
    • Ruth Emily Acheson
    • Sharon Ruby Acheson
    • Isobel Acheson; born 11 June 1954 in Ontario; died same day. Buried in Donegal, Ontario.
  • Emily Elizabeth Acheson; born 29 May 1912 in Elma twp., Perth co., Ontario; m. to Norman John Hoffman on 1 June 1939; he born in 1912 in Milverton, Ontario, then died and buried in 1995 in Milverton, Ontario. Child:
    • Arnold Hoffman

Canada Census of 1891 1

Name Gender Age Status Relation Born Fathers Birth Mothers Birth Religion Occupation
ACHESON Samuel male 34 married head Ire Ire Ire Pres farmer
Ellen E. female 27 married wife US Eng Eng Pres  
Samuel G. male 6 single son Ont Ire US Pres  
Lucy A. female   single daughter Ont Ire US Pres  
Wm. J. male 11 m single son Ont Ire US Pres  
Joseph male 70 widowed father Ire Ire Ire Pres  
- Canada 1891 Census for Elma, County Perth North, Ontario, District 107, Subdistrict b, Division 2, microfilm T-6362, LDS Family History Library film #1465787.

Noted: Although Norman would have been 2 or 3, he is not enumerated in the 1891 census.

Canada Census of 1901 1

Name Gender Age Status Relation Born Birthdate Naturalized Religion Occupation
ATCHESON James male 45 married head Ire 9 Aug 1853 1860 Pres farmer
Ellen E. female 38 married wife US 21 May 1862 1882 Pres  
George male 16 single son US 11 July 1884   Pres farmer's son
Norman male 12 single son US 16 Apr 1888   Pres  
Joseph male 10 single son US 16 Jan 1890   Pres  
Weir male 5 single son US 31 May 1895   Pres  
Winnie female 3 single daughter US 26 May 1897   Pres  
Joseph male 85 widowed father Ire 10 Nov 1815 1860 Pres  
- Canada 1901 Census for Elma, County Perth North, Ontario, District 104, Subdistrict b, microfilm T-6490, LDS Family History Library film #1843572.

Noted: The census uses the 'Atcheson' surname spelling. Also, the head of the household is 'James' and not 'Samuel'. Since the other family names and the dates are a reasonable match, this is the correct family.


  1. The Ontario GenWeb Project; for the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 Ontario census records; with access to original images
  2. "Who's That Sitting in our Family Tree?", by Gert [Webber] Lawrie; private publication 1988; history and stories of Canadian families of Webber, Acheson, Miller and Henry

Family Outline

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-- JimBenedict - 29 Nov 2006

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