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Sarah Abigail Norton Rushton
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1819
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1885
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA

Sarah Abigail Norton married James Harrison Rushton (my gggrandparents) 27 Oct 1841. Sarah was the d/o Jonathan Norton and Betsey (Chase) Norton. Her siblings were Solomen Chase Norton b. 12 Apr 1815, called "Chase" and Abraham Norton b. 31 Jan 1821, called "Abram". Sarah was b. in Frankfort, Waldo Co., ME.

A famous member of the Norton family was Lillian Nordica, American opera singer (b. Lillian Norton) at Farmington, ME, 12 May 1859. Her repertoire was large and she was especially successful in Wagnerian opera and in "Les Huguenots" as Aida. In 1913, she set out on a concert tour of the world. She died as a result of exposure after the wreck of the steamer, "Tasman" on the island of Java at Batavia 10 May 1914. Her picture, holding a black fan, is on the 1903-1904 Coca Cola tray, now a valued antique item. The fan can still be seen at the Nordica (Norton) Homestead in Farmington, ME. 
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  James Harrison Rushton (1815 - 1888)*
  Joseph Chesley Rushton (1857 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Reading Cemetery
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Alan McGie
Record added: Feb 02, 2007
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Sarah Abigail <i>Norton</i> Rushton
Added by: Alan McGie
Sarah Abigail <i>Norton</i> Rushton
Added by: Alan McGie
Sarah Abigail <i>Norton</i> Rushton
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In remembrance of my gggrandmother, Sarah Abigail Norton, husband of James Harrison Rushton.
- Alan McGie
 Added: Feb. 2, 2007

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