Biography of Harry C. Norton





Norton, Harry C., was born in Byron, April 5, 1859, a son of Erastus H. Norton, also a native of Byron, and grandson of Harmon Norton, who came to Genesee county from East Bloomfield. Erastus H. Norton married Mary M., daughter of Jedediah Harris, and was a farmer all his life. In 1862 he enlisted in the 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery and served three years. He was prominent in the affairs of the town; he died February 25, 1895. H. C. Norton was educated in Batavia and at Oberlin College, and taught school for five years. In 1885 he married Cornelia Knight; their children are Clarence, Charles, Ruth, Gertrude and Francis. Mr. Norton is a man of refinement and education, public-spirited in the best sense, and enjoys the respect of the community.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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