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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p45
2077

(Born Pa.)

Seneca H. Norton

(Ap'd Va.)

31

Born Aug. 10, 1843, Pittsburgh, PA.a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 23, 1865.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Kearny, Neb., Nov., 1865, to July,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 6, 1866)

1866; as Adjutant, 2d Cavalry, July 1, 1866, to Feb. 1, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Ellsworth, Kan., July to Sep., 1866, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., Nov., 1866, to May, 1868 (leave of absence, Nov. 24, 1867, to Feb. 12, 1868), — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to Nov. 12, 1868; on Mounted Recruiting Service, to May 10, 1869; on leave of absence, and joining regiment, to July 10, 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Ellis, Mon., to

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Oct. 26, 1869)

July 21, 1874 (leave of absence, Sep. 4, 1871, to Jan. 20, 1872); and in arrest, and on leave of absence, to Dec. 15, 1873.

Resigned, Dec. 15, 1873.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p153
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
p122
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Assistant Manager Norton Iron Works Co., Ashland, Ky., 1873 to 1875. — Coal, salt and timber business, Maysville, Ky., 1875 to 1879. — Farmer, Jefferson County, Ohio, 1879 to 1880. — Drug business, Peabody, Kansas, 1880 to 1882. — Farmer, Jefferson County, Ohio, 1882 to 1885. — Proprietor St. James Hotel, Wheeling, W. Va., 1885 to 1887. — U. S. Postal Service, 1887 to 1889. — Civil Engineer, 1889 to 1891. — Employed by Ashland Bessemer Steel Co., Ashland, Ky., 1891 to 1902. — Placer Mining, Alaska, 1902 to 1903. — Mining Engineer, Blue Mountains, Oregon, 1903 to 1904. — Employed on construction Ohio River Dam (Fern Bank, Ohio), 1904 to 1905. — Civil Service Commissioner, U. S. Inspector, Eastern Shore Lake Michigan, 1905 to 1908. — Post-office address, 215 E. Central Ave., Ashland, Ky.

Vol. VI
p112
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Seneca Hughes Norton, Born Sept. 10, 1843.)a2

Military History. —

Captain, 2d Cavalry, Oct. 26, 1869.

Resigned, Dec. 15, 1873.

Civil History. — Civil Service Commissioner, U. S. Inspector, Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan, 1905 to 1908; in employ of Ashland Bessemer Steel Co., 1908 to ––––

Residence, Ashland, Ky.

Vol. VII
p78
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain, 2d Cavalry, Oct. 26, 1869.

Resigned, Dec. 15, 1873.

Died, Dec. 16, 1920, at Ashland, Ky.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Buried, Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, KY.


Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Capt. Norton's birth data, as I give them immediately after his name at the top of the entry, are from his AOG obituary, in which the date is Aug. 10; in the Supplement to the Register, Vol. VI, it is Sep. 10.


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