Biography of Luther M. Norton
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Norton, Luther M., was born in the town of Groveland, Livingston county, February 26, 1832, was educated in the common schools and at the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima. He attended in addition to this the Genesee and Wyoming Seminary at Alexander, and was a successful teacher eight years. He studied law in the meantime, and was admitted to the bar to practice in the Supreme Court in 1855. since which he has had a successful practice. He has resided in Newark since 1851. In the fall of 1869 he was elected county judge, serving one term. In the fall of 1891 he was reelected to the same position, the term being now six years. In 1853 he married Sarah M. Stilson of Mt. Morris, Livingston county, and they have three children: Flora A., wife of William Palmer, of Palmyra, by whom she has two children, J. Bradley and Grace. Mr. Palmer is deceased. The other children are Grace M,, who was educated in the Elmira Female College, and is teaching in Iowa; and Willis I., who married Maud, daughter of William Hicks of Phelps. Judge Norton and family are members of the Baptist Church.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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