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Norton, Henry B.


Age: 32, credited to Brighton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF, 17th NH INF
Service: 2nd and 17th NH INF

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Birth: 03/06/1830, Essex, NY
Death: 07/11/1915

Burial: Old Protestant Cemetery, Island Pond, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bev Lasure
Findagrave Memorial #: 181065828


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/8/1890, VT; widow Sarah S., 8/2/1915, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Old Protestant Cemetery, Island Pond, VT

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Henry B. Norton

Henry B. Norton died at his home on lake street last Sunday afternoon, at five o’clock, after an illness of over two years’ duration, the greater part of which was passed in an unconscious state. Patient nursing by Mrs. Norton and his son, Frank, and all that medical skill could do, did much to alleviate his suffering, but his iron constitution at last wore out and he passed away at the age of 85 years.

Mr. Norton was one of the town’s most respected gentlemen and a resident of this village for many years, coming from Chesterfield, N. H., 55 years ago.

He served gallantly in the defense of his country during the civil war, being a member of the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and was a participant in the battle of Gettysburg. He was a charter member of Erastus Buck Post, G. A. R.

Funeral services were held from the Congregational church, of which Mr. Norton was a member of 39 years, Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Robert Lawton, the pastor, officiating. The members of Erastus Buck Post and Ladies’ Relief Corps attended the service and marched to the old cemetery, where the remains were interred.

Besides Mrs. Norton, there are seven children left to mourn the loss of a loving father: Mrs. Ada Nichols, New York; Ernest Norton, Morgan; Mrs. Jacob Barnes, Mrs. Adam Danforth, Mrs. Myron Waterman, frank Norton and Mrs. Alexander Stott, all of Island Pond.

Source: Essex County Herald, July 16, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.