Priscilla Eleanor Alley

3 October 1859–1 January 1945 (Age 85)
Beals, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Priscilla Eleanor

When Priscilla Eleanor Alley was born on 3 October 1859, in Beals, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Alexander A Alley, was 42 and her mother, Tryphena Peabody, was 34. She married Sylvanus Rodney Norton on 21 September 1876, in Jonesport, Washington, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Jonesport, Washington, Maine, United States for about 40 years. She died on 1 January 1945, at the age of 85.

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Sylvanus Rodney Norton
Priscilla Eleanor Alley
Marriage: 21 September 1876
Corris Sandy Norton
Nelson French Norton
Rufus D Norton
Izora Cora Norton
Elmira B Norton
Jeremiah Beal Norton
Elsie Julia Norton

Spouse and Children

21 September 1876
Jonesport, Washington, Maine, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 23

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Alli, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205 ) make clear. This is of Scandinavian origin, cognate with Old Danish Alli, Old Swedish Alle.2 Americanized form of French Hallé ( see Halley ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Alley in household of Alexander Alley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pricella Norton in household of Willie Chandler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Priscella Norton in household of Sylvanus Norton, "United States Census, 1920"

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