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Eleanor Augusta Norcross
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1854
Fitchburg
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct., 1923
Fitchburg
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Artist and Benefactor.

Born in Fitchburg to Amasa (Mayor and U.S. Congressman) and Susan (Wallis) Norcross, she attended Fitchburg schools and was also among the graduates of the Wheaton Seminary as well as the Massachusetts Normal Art School for teachers.

She studied in New York City under William Merritt Chase, and considerable time working in Paris with Alfred Stevens.

Throughout her travels she collected many works that she sent back to Fitchburg. In her will, Eleanor left both her collection and money to allow for the opening of the Fitchburg Art Center, known today as the Fitchburg Art Museum.

53 of her works were exhibited at the Palais du Louvre, Paris, France in 1924.

Note: Her birth was recorded as June 24, 1854 at Fitchburg with the name Ella Augusta Norcross. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Amasa Norcross (1824 - 1898)
  Susan Augusta Wallis Norcross (1830 - 1869)
 
 Sibling:
  Eleanor Augusta Norcross (1854 - 1923)
  Nelson Hamlin Norcross (1859 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
ELEANOR A. NORCROSS
1854 - 1923
ARTIST AND BENEFACTOR
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Fitchburg
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 77: North Avenue
GPS (lat/lon): 42.58086, -71.80402
 
Created by: Bill Bourbeau
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68766453
Eleanor Augusta Norcross
Added by: Bill Bourbeau
 
 
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Blessings, Eleanor, from a cousin who moved west
- Cerelle Bolon
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015
 
 
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