Fonds CR-11 - Chorlton family fonds

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Chorlton family fonds

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  • ca. 1910-193- (Creation)
    Chorlton (family)

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136 photographs

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The Chorlton family consisted of Ellen Chorlton and her children Sam, Jack, William, Martha, and Ellen (Nellie) who emigrated from Derbyshire, England, and settled in East Delta. After the death of their father in 1906, Jack and Sam Chorlton left England and arrived in Delta in 1908. They rented part of the Asbury farm on Oliver Road in East Delta, and persuaded their mother to leave England to join them. They lived in a small house on the Asbury farm, which was eventually sold to Sam in 1927. In the meantime, Jack bought a 250-acre farm on Ladner Trunk Road bordering the Great Northern Railway tracks. In 1920, he married Margaret Erskine and had four children: Frances, Mary, Margaret, and John. Sam Chorlton married Marion Marshall in September, 1932; they had no children. William married Mary Robertson, and Herbert married Gladys Lloyd. Herbert and Gladys had one daughter, Monica. Sam's large farm and beautiful home at 4769 112th Street was purchased by the Erskine family of Sea Island in Richmond in 1943.

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Donated by Evelyn Murdoch in 1994.

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The fonds consists of 136 photographs, some loose, most mounted in a photo album. The photographs include scenes of farming, travel, family, and livestock.

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BCAUL control number: DMA-283

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