John H Norton
Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 10:29:25
John H Norton, owner of saw mill, Mineral Ridge, was born in Canada, May 3, 1828, and emigrated to Illinois in 1838, when fifteen years of age he commenced sawing lumber and followed the same for about five years, in April 1848, he enlisted in the Mexican War in company I, Second regiment Illinois volunteers, and continued in the service for about four months, was then discharged and returned tot his home in Illinois, he then went to work in the quartermaster’s department, sawing lumber for bread and cracker boxes, in 1849 he went to Michigan and remained there until 1854, then came tot Jackson county, Iowa, and from there to Clinton county, where he remained following his trade until 1869, in the spring of 1865 he enlisted in the United States navy and served until December 25, when he was honorably discharged, he came to this county in 1869 and has since resided here, September 29, 1849, he was married in Chicago to Miss Laura A Gates, they have four children: Letitia A (born April 5, 1850), Henry F (born August 24, 1853), Fred (born September 9, 1866), and Goldy A (born June 8, 1871), have lost five,: Mary E (born January 13, 1852 died August 28, 1853), Ella M (born October 10, 1855 died February 15, 1857), Kate E (born June 18, 1860 died October 18, 1869) and Frank O (born October 22, 1861 died May 1, 1863)
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