Biography of Frank E. Norton
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Norton Frank E., was born in Troy, N. Y., September 19, 1855. He is of English descent, his early ancesters having settled in Connecticut about 1626. His great grandfather, John Norton, was a captain in the Colonial army in the Revolutionary ,war. His father was born in Bennington, Vt., January 6, 1818, and for a number of years was a dry goods merchant of that place; he lived for a time in Troy and later in Milwaukee, Wis., and returned to Bennington and was teller in the Bennington County National Bank; he died March 9, 1885. The mother of our subject, Clarissa B. Norton, was born in Bennington, October 20, 1820, and died May 4, 1888. Frank E. received his education in the public schools of Bennington and came to Troy in 1873 and entered the Troy City Bank as assistant bookkeeper and later was discount clerk and bookkeeper, and on January 1, 1893, was elected cashier, which office he holds at present. He belongs to the Troy Citizens Corps, Pafraets Dael Club, and is trustee of the Laureate Boat Club. He married, June 7, 1887, Jane Y. Drake, daughter of Francis Drake of Troy; she died December 3, 1891. He has one daughter, Gertrude S. His present wife was Clara P. French, daughter of Dr. S. D. French of Troy, married October 9, 1895. In politics he has always been a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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