A. C. Norton
A. C. Norton, photographer and jeweler, Monona, son of Edwin D. and Hannah C. Norton, nee Hinman, was born in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., on July 30, 1849. His parents were married in that county, where two children were born--A.C.and Herbert M. Minnie, now the wife of Burton Wade, was born in McKean County, Penn. The subject of this sketch at an early age began to learn the photographer's and jeweler's trades, becoming very proficient in them. In 1872 he came to Clayton County, Iowa, and located in Monona, where he embarked in his present business, and has met with good success. He was married in 1869 to Laura A. Whaley, a native of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Their matrimonial life has been blessed with four children--Charles E., born Sept. 22, 1870; Elbert D., Oct. 29, 1871; Cora Edna, Nov. 4, 1872, and Blanche A., March 14, 1878. Mr. Norton is a member of the I.O.O.F., Northern Light Lodge, of Monona.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1054
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney