Wallace Norton

1852–Male
Wolcott, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Wallace

When Wallace Norton was born in 1852, in Wolcott, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Luddington Norton, was 42 and his mother, Lucinda Bradley, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Luddington Norton
1810–1867
Lucinda Bradley
1812–1865
Ammon Norton
1836–
Lewis Norton
1838–
Oliver Norton
1840–
Andrew Norton
1842–
Eunice Norton
1844–
Sarah Norton
1848–
Tertius Norton
1850–
Wallace Norton
1852–
Addie Norton
1854–

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 11

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

Age 11

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.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 16

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

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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