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Walter Scott Thornton

Walter Scott Thornton was born on January 15, 1878.   Son of Robert Martin Thornton and Ellen Smith. Walter Thornton Birth Certificate (1948 re-issue)  He married Elizabeth Tye , daughter of Charles Tye and Julia Higgs on Dec 11,1889 in Toronto. Walter Thornton Marriage Walter and Elizabeth had four children: Gladys Ellen, Walter Tye Thornton Eleanor May Thornton   Robert Ernest Thornton

Elizabeth Tye

Elizabeth Tye Mother of Eleanor Thornton Bain Elizabeth Tye was born on 11 Jun 1874 in Toronto, Ontario.  She was the sixth child of Charles Tye and Julia Higgs. Walter Scott Thornton and Elizabeth Tye had the following children: Robert Ernest Thornton was born on 02 Apr 1901 in York, Ontario, Canada. Eleanor May Thornton was born on 13 Aug 1904 in York, Ontario, Canada.  Walter Tye Thornton was born on 15 Jun 1902 in Toronto. Gladys Ellen Thornton was born on 02 Jan 1899 in York, Ontario, Canada, Toronto. Elizabeth was killed by a taxi in Toronto on March 2,1938. She had early dementia and had gone missing after a walk. I believe the taxi driver was charged with manslaughter.


Welcome to my Thornton / Bain  Genealogy Blog. This blog mainly focuses on the ancestry and descendants of John Bain and Eleanor Thornton of Toronto  A list of the people in this blog can be found here.   I'm always adding new names and documents so check back often. If you are looking for information that you don't see here send me an email at  I haven't entered all of my research online yet and might have the info you are looking for. Please visit my personal blog on Dollhouse Miniatures and retro photography

Julia Higgs

Julia Higgs was born on February 18, 1841, in Holborn, Middlesex, England, Father :William,   Mother,:Ann, She married Charles Tye on October 23, 1859, at St Marks. They had 11 children. She died on November 1, 1929, at the age of 88, and is buried in Toronto, Ontario. Charles Tye and Julia Higgs had the following children: Gertrude Tye  was born in Feb 1877 in Toronto. Ethel C. Tye  was born on 18 Apr 1865 in England.. She married James W Hogg on 07 Oct 1884 in Toronto. Emma Tye  was born on 05 Dec 1881 in York, Ontario, Canada. She died in Apr 1967. She married Arthur Higgs on 30 Jun 1908. Alice Emily Tye  was born on 30 Jul 1867 in Camden, Middlesex, England. She died on 15 Jan 1938 in York. Henry Tye  was born in 1870 in England. He died on 08 Jun 1874 in York, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth Tye   was born on 11 Jun 1874 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She died on 02 Mar 1938 . She married Walter Thornton on 11 Dec 1897 in York. Amelia (Minnie) Tye  was born in M