Calvin's parents are a mystery. He served in the 6th Vermont Volunteers in the Civil War, and was held a Prisoner of War in Richmond, Virginia over the winter of 1864-1865. He married Delia D. Bell 25 June 1865. He died at the Soldiers Home in Bennington.
Calvin L. Norton died Feb. 21 1888 ae. 43 yrs. A member of Co. A 6th Regt. Vt. Vols. Erected by his sons C. C. and C. L. A. Norton. [Calvin Cornell Norton and C. Lafayette A. Norton.]