|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1848|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1922|
New York, USA
Arthur enlisted in Company G, 81st New York Volunteers and served at Fort Monroe, Virginia near the end of the Civil War. He was the son of Elon Alonzo and Sarah Norton. His Civil War Military Service Record shows him to have been born in 1846, a bit of a fib in order to join the army. He is listed in the 1860 census as age 12. He married Henrietta Shuart on August 30 1874 and they had five children. In the 1880 census he is found in Kendall, McKean County PA and employed as a carpenter. At some point they moved back to Cattaraugus County NY. Arthur and Henrietta then moved to Virginia in March of 1884 for reasons unknown. The local newspaper records their departure to Virginia saying that it is "where they intend to make their future home." Two of their children had already been born in PA and VA. Henrietta passed away on August 27 1885 and he later married for a second time to Virginia Elnora Martin of Powhatan County, Virginia on December 21 1886. They had three children, the youngest being Virginia who died soon after birth and is buried in Powhatan County.
Arthur and his brother George Clarence Norton appear to have taken over the family saw mill in Sandusky NY after their fathers death in late 1892, or possibly earlier. The mill buildings are shown on an 1869 map although the buildings no longer exist.
He is buried next to his son David Ray Norton in Almond, NY.
Long Island Genealogy Society
Historical Gazetteer of Cattaraugus County NY by W Adams 1893
History of Cattaraugus County NY by L H Everts 1879
CMSR (Complete Military Service Record)
1869 map of Freedom, NY, probably by Beers (Reproduction)
Yorkshire Center NY Press Fri Mar 7 1884
(Thanks to the Cattaraugus County NY Historical Society).
Elon Alonzo Norton (1824 - 1892)
Sarah Cary Wood Norton (1828 - 1880)
Henrietta Shuart Norton (1854 - 1885)
Virginia Elnora Martin Norton (1868 - 1903)
Charlie E. Norton (1875 - 1940)*
Sadie A. Norton Hamlin (1876 - 1944)*
David Ray Norton (1880 - 1961)*
Rex E. Norton (1883 - 1946)*
Elon Alonzo Norton (1885 - 1949)*
Alton M Norton (1892 - 1933)*
Leslie E Norton (1897 - 1973)*
Virginia E Norton (1899 - 1899)*
Arthur Marando Norton (1848 - 1922)
Ella A. Harris (1850 - 1930)*
Clara Inez Norton Smith (1854 - 1928)*
George Clarence Norton (1863 - 1929)*
Evie Olive Smith (1865 - 1950)**
Note: Thanks to Barb Henry for her research. Thanks to Jim Lyke for sharing his family photos. Also thanks to Brian Zimmer for sharing his family photos and for sponsoring this memorial.
New York, USA
Created by: Great Caesar's Ghost
Record added: Nov 02, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16424507