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Norton, Marian Goodrich 1839-1933

 
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Nov. 17, 1933 p2
Mrs. M.G. Norton, Mother Of P.G. Councilman, Dies
Mrs. Marian Goodrich Norton, mother of former Councilman Paul B. Norton and Miss Marion May Norton of Pacific Grove, passed away last evening at the age of 94. Lineal descendant of King Robert Bruce of Scotland and granddaughter of Jesse Alpheus Goodrich, who served as a scout under Gen. George Washington and whose services were officially recognized as having contributed to the success of the American Revolution, Mrs. Norton was the widow of the late Professor Henry B. Norton, one-time vice president of San Jose State normal school and one of the founders of Pacific Grove. Came West in 1875. Born in South Edmiston, New York near Cooperstown, Mrs. Norton came to California in 1875. Prior to that she had taught in Illinois normal school at Normal, Ill., where she met and married Professor Norton. For several years they lived in Kansas, where Professor Norton was one of the founders of Arkansas City and president of the town company. While in the Midwest, where he went for his health, Prof. Norton spent much time among the Indians learning languages of seven tribes and frequently engaging in buffalo hunts with the Osages, Comanches, Pawnees, Apaches and other tribes of the region. In 1875 he came to California to become vice president of the state normal school then being established at San Jose and served in that office until his death in 1885. Many local residents were among his pupils, including Mrs. Edward Berwick, the late Miss Etta Lloyd, Miss Margaret Collins, Miss Alfaretta Wood and others. Helped Found P.G. Professor Norton was one of the group who established Pacific Grove Retreat Association in 1877 and was a frequent lecturer in the old Chautauqua Hall. Beside those named, surviving relatives include a son, Judge H.D. Norton of Medford, Oregon, circuit judge for the Southern Oregon district; and two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Axell and Mrs. H.J. Mattern, both of San Francisco. Christian Science services will be conducted in the Paul Mortuary chapel at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, followed by cremation at Santa Cruz.
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