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Sunday, January 8, 2017

NORTON, Ada Jane & TEASDALL, Cheryl Ann

At the very end of 2016, I found two photos in the Pasadena Antique Gallery on Fair Oaks Avenue. There were several photos in the basket, but only these two had any sort of identification, so I bought them. Both are snapshots, so there is no knowing where the photos were taken.

Ada Jane NORTON (left), Cheryl Ann TEASDALL, 1944 (right)

I looked first for Cheryl. Using I was able to locate a "Cheryl Ann Teasdall" in the California Birth Index. She was born 20 July 1944 in Los Angeles County. And the mother's maiden name was Norton.

Using I was not able to locate Cheryl Teasdall, but I did find a Harry Ervin Teasdall who was born in 1918 and died May 15, 2013 in Riverside, California. His obituary was located next, and it reported that he was indeed the father of a daughter Cheryl who survived him. At that time, Cheryl was living with her husband Ernie Maulson in Temecula CA. Other survivors include Harry's wife Lucille and son William, as well as a number of grandchildren.

Harry's parents were Harry Oliver Teasdall and Ida Ervin. He had a sister named Ione. Harry's full obituary can be found here

Harry Ervin Teasdall is found on the 1940 census of Long Beach, CA, living with his parents on Temple Avenue.
TEASDALL, Harry O., head, 44, born in Nebraska, Distributor at Shoe Polish Mfg. Company
TEASDALL, Ida, wife, 51, born in Pennsylvania
TEASDALL, Harry E., son, 21, born in Canada, stocking in a retail grocery
TEASDALL, Marylyn, daughter, 10, born in Canada,

At the time of the 1940 Census, the Teasdall family was still mourning the loss of 18-year-old daughter Margaret Ione Teasdall who died in an auto accident 24 Nov 1939 just south of Long Beach, along with her companion Alexander Chisholm.

Harry Ervin married Lucille M. Norton in 1943 and had children:
Cheryl Ann Teasdall, b. 1944, married Ernie Hall (Maulson?)
Thomas Henry Teasdall, b. 1947, d. 2009
W.H. Teasdall, b. __

This wedding notice at right is from the Los Angeles Times, 17 May 1943.

Cheryl's grandmother Ida lived to be 100 years old. Born in 1888 and died in 1988.

So who was Ada Jane Norton?

Marriage Notice 1942, Lincoln, NE.
Ada Jane Norton, daughter of late Roy Norton of Kearney NE, married 8 April 1942 to Milton Churchill Blake Jr of Beverly Hills CA. She attended High School in Lincoln NE.

ADA JANE NORTON (1921-2005), daughter of Charles Leroy Norton (1884-1924) and Hazel May Rail (1891-1924). Both parents died when Ada was around 3 years old. The memorial on Findagrave states that Roy Norton was a partner in the Norton & Chase clothing firm, and that his partner had died the day before Roy died of asphyxiation in his garage. Apparently Ada was raised by her aunt and uncle Mr/Mrs Walter Everett Pease of Lincoln NE and later of Redondo Beach CA.

1930 Census Lincoln NE
PEASE, Walter E., head, 37, born in Iowa, of Iowa parents, mechanic at an airplane field
PEASE, Gladys, wife, born in Nebraska, of Penn and Indiana parents
PEASE, Mary Jane, daughter, 16, born in Colorado
PEASE, Jack, son, 12, born in Nebraska
NORTON, Ada Jane, niece, 8, Nebraska of Nebraska parents

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This newspaper article, Los Angeles Times, 10 April, 1942, offers proof that Ada Jane Norton had a sister named Lucille.

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