is the owner of eighteen acres of choice land, located on the Stevens
Creek road, in the Doyle District, four miles west of San Jose.
Mr. Norton took possession of his property in 1866, having come
directly fro the State of Maine to Santa Clara County. Ten acres of the
farm is comprised in a young and promising orchard.
Mr. Norton was born in Lexington, Somerset County, Maine,
May 4, 1846. He was trained in youth to the work of a farm, but
spent the last few winters of his residence in in the East in the pine
forests of Maine, engaged in lumbering. In 1877 he was united in
marriage with Miss Susan Sanor, of this county. She is the
daughter of Michael Sanor,
one of the
honored pioneers of 1849, and is a native of this county. Mr. and
Mrs. Norton have three children: Raymond, Linwood, and Augustine.
Mr. Norton is a member of Santa Clara Lodge, No. 52, I.O.O.F., also of
the Santa Clara Encampment. Politically, he is identified with
the Democratic party, but is a believer in the protection of
Having come to this State in early manhood, and having been a resident
of this county for over twenty years, Mr. Norton's interests are
entirely those of the county, and none are more thoroughly desirous
than he is of witnessing the advancement of this section.