Splan, Cora Reta 1a

Birth Name Splan, Cora Reta
Nick Name Rita
Gender female
Age at Death 84 years, 6 months, 30 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1897-05-21 Wiarton, South Bruce Peninsula, Bruce, Ontario, South Bruce Peninsula, Bruce, Ontario, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada  
Residence 1901 McDonald, Manitoba, Canada 1901 Census
Event Note

1901 Census of Canada:
Splan: William 28 (May 21 1872), Clara 29 (June 23 1871), Cora R. 3 (May 23 1897),  Sylva I. 0 (July 28 1900).
Born: All born Ontario except Sylva I.
William is a "Dom"[estic] (as a Farm Labourer)
Racial or tribal origin: Irish (all).
Nationality: Canadian (all)
Religion: Episcopalian (all)
William is a Farm Labourer as an employee of the Robertsons who appear at the bottom of the previous page.
Months in trade at home: 12
Earnings from occupation or trade: 350 ($?)
Can: read, write, and speak English but not French, and English is the mother tongue.

see also: 1901 Census Employer of William Splan z000016702.pdf

Residence 1906-07-14 McDonald, Manitoba, Canada 1906 Census - see Note
Event Note

1906 Census of Canada "Schedule No 1 - Population and Livestock":
Splan: William 32, Clarinda 32, Rita 9, Silva 6, Treva 4, Lizzie 2. All born Ontario except Treva and Lizzie. Also Ernest Thomas 22, Servant, from England in 1906.
Section 6, Township 7, Range 12, Meridian 2
Horses, all ages 5
Milch cows, all ages 2
Other horned or meat cattle, all ages 8,
Sheep and lambs all ages 0
Hogs and pigs, all ages 2

Residence 1911 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1911 Census
Event Note

1911 Census of Canada:
Splan:  William 38 (May 1872), Clarendia[sic] 37 (June 1873), Rita 14 (May 1887), Sylva 10 (July 1900), Irena 9 (Oct 1902),  Lizzie 7 (Jan 1904), Ethel 3 (Jun 1807).; George Weston, Servant, 32 (Oct 1878)

William  is a  Farmer
Born Ontario for all but the youngest 4 who are born in Manitoba
Racial or Tribal origin: Irish (all)
Nationality: Canadian (all)
Religion: English Church (all)
William's life is insured for 1000 [$ presumably] and it costs 14 [$ presumably] per annum.
All can speak, read, and write English.

Speculation: could George Weston be a relation through William's mother Elizabeth Weston? - SJL

Residence 1916 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1916 Census
Event Note

1916 Census of Canada:
Splan: William 42, Clara 43, Cora-Reita 19, Selva Irine  16, Treva Adl??   14, Lisbeth Clarlida  12, Elen Ruth 9; and George Wenham, 21,  Employee.  
Birth: Canada - all except Geo Wenham (born England, arrived 1904)
Religion: Anglican - all
Racial or Tribal origin: Irish - all
Nationality: Canadian - all

Note that there is a family of Syrians, parents born in Turkey, 5 adults arriving between 1898 and 1911, Greek Catholics, at top of page. 12 in total. "Furgley"??

Marriage 1917-03-14 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1. Cora-Reta Splan
Residence 1921 Rural Municipality of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1921 Census
Event Note

1921 Census of Canada:
Hamilton: Bert 26, Rita 24, Raymond 2, Joseph 3mths; Lodger: Albert Barne 20.
Residence: 6-11-8-1st
Rent/month: 0-1
Type: S
Materials: W [wood?]
Rooms used by Family: 6

Divorce before 1934    
Event Note

[Not sure why I named this Third Marriage - must have seen something in passing which I didn't save. 8-} SJL]

Marriage     2. Harry Fortsyth
Residence 1981 Richmond, British Colombia, Canada 3460 Rosamund Avenue
Death 1981-12-20 Delta, British Colombia, Canada  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Splan, WILLIAM
Mother Moulton, CLARINDA/Clorinda Victoria
         Splan, Cora Reta
    Sister     Splan, Sylva Irene
    Sister     Splan, Irena/Treva
    Sister     Splan, ELIZABETH CLARENDA
    Sister     Splan, Ethel


    Family of Hamilton, Edward Berton and Splan, Cora Reta
Married Husband Hamilton, Edward Berton
  1. Hamilton, [Living]
  2. Hamilton, [Living]
    Family of Forsyth, Henry and Splan, Cora Reta
Married Husband Forsyth, Henry



  1. Splan, WILLIAM
    1. Moulton, CLARINDA/Clorinda Victoria
      1. Splan, Cora Reta
        1. Hamilton, Edward Berton
          1. Hamilton, [Living]
          2. Hamilton, [Living]
        2. Forsyth, Henry
      2. Splan, Sylva Irene
      3. Splan, Irena/Treva
      5. Splan, Ethel


Source References

  1. 2. RootsWeb - Paterson FT
      • Page: I3782
  2. Ontario Births 1869-1912
      • Page: 1906131, 004656960, 01143, C04258-4; Cora Reta Splan birth 1897 record-image_TH-1-15670-6973-60.jpg
  3. 1901 Census of Canada
      • Page: MB MACDONALD (#8)/Norfolk (South/Sud) I-3 Page 3/Line 1; 1901 Census William Splans - employees z000016703.pdf
  4. 1906 Census of Canada
      • Page: 1906 Census Splans e001202941.pdf
  5. 1911 Census of Canada
      • Page: Canada/1911/Manitoba/20/38/38/Township Ten Range 8 W 1/page 10/line 25-31; 1911 Census Splans e001949741.pdf
  6. 1916 Census of Canada
  7. Manitoba: BMD online
      • Page: Manitoba, Marriage Index 1879-1931; William Splan various folks marriage dates - Ancestry.com.au.htm
  8. 1921 Census of Canada
      • Page: MN/District No 33 PortagelaPrairie/Subdisctrict 16/11 8 1st/page 13/lines 5-9; 1921CensusofCanada Hamiltons.jpg
  9. Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950
      • Page: Edward Burton Hamilton third marriage record-image_TH-267-11115-8349-56.jpg
  10. British Columbia - Vital Statistics
      • Page: Death Certificate #81-09-019694; Cora Forsyth nee Splan Death Registration record-image_TH-266-12413-59522-58.jpg