Eleanor Augusta Norcross

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Eleanor Augusta Norcross

  • Birth 24 Jun 1854 Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1923 Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Lot 77: North Avenue
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  • Memorial ID 68766453

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.


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ELEANOR A. NORCROSS
1854 - 1923
ARTIST AND BENEFACTOR


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  • Created by: Bill Bourbeau
  • Added: 22 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68766453
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Augusta Norcross (24 Jun 1854–19 Oct 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68766453, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bill Bourbeau (contributor 47387362) .