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William Norton
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Birth: 1812
Death: Sep. 6, 1898

Death of Wm.Norton-William Norton was born in B? Lick Springs, Ky., in 1812, and died near Palestine, in this county, on Tuesday afternoon, Sep.6,1898, at the ripe old age of 86 years. The birthplace of the subject of this sketch is down in history as the scene of one of the bloody engagements, (August 1782) between the Kentuckians and the American Indians, which occurred quite frequently in those primitive days, and in which it was said Daniel Boone, the sturdy pioneer, lost a son. Mr.Norton lived in Nicholas county then, and followed the honorable pursuit of farming and stock raising. It was while living there that the famous Blue grass regions of Bourbon, Fayette and other adjacent counties was developed. He moved to the Buckeye state to enjoy the schools, and later moved to Indiana, and in 1875 lost his wife. They were the parents of our esteemed fellow townsman Judge N.W.Norton, he being their only child. In 1882, Judge Norton having come south and located in Wittsburg, his father followed and in 1887 they came to Forrest City. Wm.Norton was an upright citizen, and lived a consistent Christian life. He had been a member of the Methodist church for forty years, and he was laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery Wednesday. Rev.A.E.Holloway reading the beautiful ritual ceremonies of that church to which in life the deceased had been so much devoted. He was familiar figure to the citizens of Forrest City. FORREST CITY TIMES NEWSAPER-SEPT.9,1898 
 
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 Children:
  Nathan William Norton (1850 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Photo May 2006-Age 86
 
Note: Source:Kathleen Bell-St.Francis Co.Cemetery Records
 
Burial:
Forrest City Cemetery (Original City Cemetery)
Forrest City
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Plot:
 
Created by: Paul V. Isbell
Record added: Aug 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15336122
William Norton
Added by: Paul V. Isbell
 
 
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