Harriet B. Norton

23 Oct 1892 - 16 Jul 1973

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Harriet B. Norton

23 Oct 1892 - 16 Jul 1973
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Harriet Mirinda Black was born October 23, 1892 in Arizona. She married Joel Wesley Norton on May 17, 1911. Here is what my mother, Velva Lee Norton Williams, tells about her Grandma Norton. Harriet was the only girl out of 5 brothers who were very protective of her. They didn’t like Joel Wesley b

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Harriet B. Norton


Monticello City Cemetery

Monticello Cemetery Rd
Monticello, San Juan, Utah
United States


July 11, 2014


July 10, 2014

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Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Harriet Mirinda Black was born October 23, 1892 in Arizona. She married Joel Wesley Norton on May 17, 1911. Here is what my mother, Velva Lee Norton Williams, tells about her Grandma Norton. Harriet was the only girl out of 5 brothers who were very protective of her. They didn’t like Joel Wesley but she loved him and married him anyways. She was so happy when he took her and her first two sons to Salt Lake City to be sealed. Grandma Norton was never angry. She had humility, patience, understanding and unconditional love. She made each person feel special and like they were her favorite. When my mom, Velva, would get upset, her parents would take her next door to Grandma Norton’s house in Monticello, Utah to calm down; especially during thunderstorms. Grandma Norton would bake cookies with Velva, let her color, and always took care of her gardens. Grandma loved to be in her flower gardens and they were beautiful. She sewed on a Treble sewing machine and crocheted amazingly. Each granddaughter would get a beautiful crocheted pillowcase around her 13th birthday. The kitchen in the Monticello house was wallpapered and there was a coal stove to cook on. That meant every spring they would clean soot off the walls of the house with pink, clay like, cleaner with a funny smell. After Grandpa died Grandma Norton moved up to Salt Lake City to be close to her daughter Alice. Velva would spend a couple of weeks of the summer there. One time Grandma fell on the ice and broke her wrist. Velva and others greatly missed Grandma Norton’s letters during the time she healed. Which seemed like a long time. Grandma Norton never complained about this or anything like it. She just dealt with it. Things never set her back. She would talk about being depressed and having the low self-esteem that runs in the family but Velva never saw it Grandma like she saw it in her dad. When Velva graduated high school she moved from Logan to Salt Lake for a job. She lived with Grandma Norton. Grandma would always have a nice little meal ready when Velva came home. The routine was to watch Perry Mason at 9 (or if it was Saturday: Lawrence Whelk.) And have family prayer at 10. Grandma’s prayers were faithful and sincere. Even if they sounded routine or repetitious; they were not. They were always prayers of faith and humility. They walked 5 city blocks to church each Sunday. Grandma Norton would, and had since she lived in Salt Lake, spend a few days of the week at the temple. She was very dedicated and loved to be there. There was a grocery store on the corner that they would shop at or Grandma would have Velva go pick up groceries. Grandma Norton shared stories of Grandpa with Velva. She talked about the time when she hated that he used tobacco cigarettes so she sewed all of pockets in Grandpas shirts shut so he couldn’t put the pack in there. Grandma Norton aged into diabetes and started taking insulin in the mornings and nights. She spent so many days outside in her flower garden, in 1973 a time came when complications of this disease caused her to fall and break her hip. She was in the hospital for a couple of days and later died due to these complications. Velva’s father comforted her about not being able to say goodbye to Grandma Norton in the hospital. By then Velva had two young children. She made it to the funeral and was fascinated at the young appearance that Grandmas body had all ready taken on. When asking Velva what are the most important things learned from Grandma Norton, she mentioned an appreciation of keeping a home in order and making it beautiful, and a love for the beauty of nature.

Life timeline of Harriet B. Norton

Harriet B. Norton was born on 23 Oct 1892
Harriet B. Norton was 11 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Harriet B. Norton was 22 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Harriet B. Norton was 37 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Harriet B. Norton was 47 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Harriet B. Norton was 53 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Harriet B. Norton was 63 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Harriet B. Norton was 72 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Harriet B. Norton died on 16 Jul 1973 at the age of 80
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