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Eldroy Norton (1862 - 1906)

Eldroy Norton
Born in Cape May, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Jan 1884 in Goshen, Cape May, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Died at age 44 in Cape May Court House, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Biography

Eldroy was born on 27 August 1862, in Cape May County, New Jersey, to George Norton and Elizabeth Taylor. [1][2]

On 3 January 1884, he and Viola Heritage were married, in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Goshen, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. [1]

In 1885, he was living in Middle Township, with his wife and her mother and brother George. [3]

In 1895, he was living with his wife and her mother in Court House Village, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. [4]

In 1900, he and Viola were living in Cape May Court House, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. He was a life insurance agent. [5]

He died on 19 December 1906, in Cape May Court House, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, of abscess of the brain. He was buried in the First Baptist Cemetery, in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey. [6] [2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 New Jersey, marriage record, Eldroy Norton and Viola B Heritage, 3 January 1884; New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, New Jersey.
    Eldroy Norton, resident Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, 21 years old, first marriage, seaman, born US, to George [Norton] (born US) and Elizabeth Taylor (born US)
    Viola B Heritage, born US, resident Middle Township, Cape May County, NJ, 18, first marriage, father Isaac [Heritage] (born US), mother Hannah Penn (born US)
    married 3 January 1884, Middle Township, Cape May County, NJ, by H S Norris M E Church Goshen NJ, in presence of M J Norris + granddaughter (post office address Cape May County NJ) [Goshen is in Middle Township, Cape May County]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #142492569, 'Eldroy Norton', accessed 24 January 2021; citing First Baptist Cemetery, Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey.
    inscription on pictured stone: 'ELDROY NORTON AUG. 27, 1862—DEC. 19, 1906 VIOLA B. NORTON DEC. 26, 1866—FEB. 4, 1944'
  3. 1885 N.J. census, Middle Township, Cape May County, p.73 penned, family 6; image copy, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9398-9P7D-F : accessed 25 June 2020).
    Hannah Heritage, white female, 20 to 60
    George Heritage, white male, 5 to 20
    Eldroy Norton, white male, 20 to 60
    Viola Norton, white female, 5 to 20
    [note that Elizabeth S Eldridge is in the next family]
  4. 1895 N. J. census, Court House Village, Middle Township, Cape May County, p.64 penned, family 463; image copy, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-S11W : accessed 25 June 2020).
    Eldoroy Norton, white male native born, 20 to 60
    Viola Norton, white female native born, 20 to 60
    Hannah Heritage, white female native born, over 60
  5. 1900 U.S. census, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, population schedule, enumeration district 107, p. 5 A stamped = sheet 5 A penned, family 114; image copy, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D5B7-HL7 : accessed 25 January 2021); citing National Archives, microfilm series T623, roll 960.
    owned, free of mortgage, house
    head Eldroy Norton, white, male, Aug 1862, 37, married 16 years, born New Jersey, life insurance agent, 0 months unemployed
    wife Viola -, white, female, Dec 1866, 33, married 16 years, 0 children, 0 living, born New Jersey
  6. Bureau of Vital Statistics, New Jersey, death certificate, Eldroy Norton, 19 December 1906; New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, New Jersey.
    Eldroy Norton
    44 years old, white, farmer, married, born Cape May County, last residence Cape May County, residence in New Jersey 44 years
    died in Cape May Court House, Middle Township, Cape May County
    father George Norton, born Cape May County
    mother Mary Norton, born Cape May County
    died 19 December 1906 of abscess of brain (3 weeks duration)
    undertaker Robert Miller (Cape May Court House)

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