James Thomas Norton

19 February 1894–2 September 1971 (Age 77)
Randolph, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Thomas

When James Thomas Norton was born on 19 February 1894, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, his father, Young Gill Norton Jr, was 31 and his mother, Elizziebeth Ashley, was 30. He married Cora Lee Proctor on 30 September 1920, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States. He lived in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 7 Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 2 September 1971, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77.

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James Thomas Norton
Cora Lee Proctor
Marriage: 30 September 1920

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  • Marriage
    30 September 1920Lawrence, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted
    Age 1
    Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Sources (5)

    • James Norton in household of Young Norton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • James T Norton, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • James Thomas Norton, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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