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Norton Henry Messenger
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1855
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1936
Washington County
Iowa, USA

Norton Henry was the first child of five born to William H. Messenger and Laura Abigail Thayer Gilbert. This was a 2nd marriage for both his parents though records do not show that his mother brought any children to the marriage.

Norton Henry married Clara Belle Allen Poland, a widow, and daughter of Thomas Jefferson Allen and Mariam Jordan Leighton, on March 7, 1888. They had six children: Lavera Adah, Lee Allen, Erna Belle, Orville Norton, Thomas William, and Frederick Glenn, all born in Washington County, Iowa.

N.H. was engaged in various businesses in his life. He was primarily a physical laborer and a Mason for 55 years. It is also said that he loved music and even played the fiddle in his younger days. He had a beautiful bass voice and loved to sing with his family.

His older half-siblings [by Elizabeth Manville, mother]: Eliza; George Washington; James John; Grover [died young]; Nicholas Clare; and William Wallace. George, James, Nicholas and William moved to Iowa with the family in early 1855.

Norton's siblings were: Sarah Adah; Eddie Forest; Ellsworth Grant and Alice Elizabeth.
Family links: 
  William Henderson Messenger (1808 - 1889)
  Laura Abigail Thayer Gilbert Messenger (1828 - 1912)
  Clara Belle Allen Poland Messenger (1864 - 1950)*
  LaVera Adah Messenger Turnipseed (1888 - 1970)*
  Lee Allen Messenger (1890 - 1973)*
  Orville Norton Messenger (1894 - 1981)*
  Thomas William Messenger (1898 - 1948)*
  George Washington Messenger (1833 - 1917)**
  Grove Messenger (1838 - 1840)**
  Norton Henry Messenger (1855 - 1936)
  Sarah Adah Messenger Helmer (1858 - 1929)*
  Edward Forest Messenger (1860 - 1865)*
  Alice Elizabeth Messenger Spaulding (1862 - 1938)*
  Elsworth Grant Messenger (1869 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Wassonville Cemetery
Washington County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section One Row 6
Created by: Gayle
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63707438
Norton Henry Messenger
Added by: Gayle
Norton Henry Messenger
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Norton Henry Messenger
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