Elize May Norton

9 September 1897–4 February 1988 (Age 90)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Elize May

When Elize May Norton was born on 9 September 1897, in Michigan, United States, her father, Joel C Norton, was 29 and her mother, Olive Hall, was 25. She married Arthur Pedley on 26 August 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Castleton Township, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 February 1988, at the age of 90, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Arthur Pedley
Elize May Norton
Marriage: 26 August 1918
Arthur Pedley
Walter R Pedley

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26 August 1918


    Arthur Pedley


    Walter R Pedley


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 6

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In some cases, it is a variant of Norrington .2 Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name.3 Jewish (American): adoption of the English name in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mae Pedley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May E Pedley in household of Arthur J Pedley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • May E Pedley in household of Hattie Pedley, "United States Census, 1920"

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