Eliza Pearl Norton

Brief Life History of Eliza Pearl

When Eliza Pearl Norton was born in July 1875, in Williamstown, Grant, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Harvey Norton, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ambler, was 29. She married Ross Odell Hollister on 16 March 1892, in Loda, Iroquois, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Loda, Iroquois, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. She died in August 1951, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Ross Odell Hollister
Eliza Pearl Norton
Marriage: 16 March 1892
Hazel Leona Hollister
Paul Graves Hollister
Marion E Hollister
Harry Milton Hollister

Sources (19)

  • Eliza Hollister in household of Ross O Hollister, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eliza P. Norton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Eliza Pearl Norton Hollister, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.


Historical Boundaries: 1880: Iroquois, Illinois, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

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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