Person:Alice Norton (2)

Watchers
    m. 8 Nov 1855
    1. William Charles Norton1861 - 1955
    2. Alice Elliot Norton1865 - 1948
    m. 28 Oct 1883
    1. Donie Smith1883 - 1885
    2. Myrtle Lee Smith1886 - 1971
    Facts and Events
    Name Alice Elliot Norton
    Gender Female
    Birth[1][2] 23 Dec 1865 Ripley, Tippah, Mississippi, United States
    Marriage 28 Oct 1883 , Coryell, Texasto William Lee Smith
    Death? 25 Sep 1948 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States
    Other? Enterprising Woman
    Burial? Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States

    Alice Elliot Norton's family lived 10 households away from William Lee Smith's family (HM & Sarah Smith) in 1880. William & Alice married in Coryell County, Texas.

    Marriage information. NORTON, Miss. ALICE E. SMITH, W.L. 28 OCT. 1883 Coryell County, Texas Marriage Book: D2 287


    1880 US Census:

    James W. NORTON   Self   M  Male        W   46            TN   School Teaching  	 IL  	 TN
    Nancy C. NORTON   Wife   M   Female   W  	 44  	 MS  	 House Keeping  	 AL  	 SC
    William C. NORTON   Son  M   Male       W  	 19  	 MS  	 At School  	 TN  	 MS
    Elizabeth NORTON   Dau   S   Female   W  	 14  	 MS  	 At School  	 TN  	 MS
    Alice E. NORTON      Dau   S   Female   W  	 13  	 MS  	 At School  	 TN  	 MS
    Jennie NORTON       Dau   S   Female   W  	 8  	 MS  	 At School  	 TN  	 MS
    Dora F. NORTON      Dau   S   Female   W  	 5  	 MS  	 At School  	 TN  	 MS
    

    Source Information:

     	Census Place 	E.D. 26, Coryell, Texas
    	Family History Library Film  	1255298
    	NA Film Number  	T9-1298
    	Page Number  	482B
    

    Also at: Coryell County, Texas, 7th PCT Heritage Quest Series: T9 Roll: 1298 Page: 482


    1900 U. S. Census, Coryell County, Texas, USA 216 216 WILLIAMS, John H. HEAD W M 44 M 13 Georgia Farmer Alice E. Wife W F Dec 1865 34 M Mississippi Myrtle L. Step-Daughter W F Mar 1886 14 S Texas Texas Minnie Step-Daughter? W F Aug 1889 11 S Texas Texas Norton Son W F Sept 1890 9 S Texas Texas Gertie Daughter W F Aug 1894 5 S Texas Texas Leila Daughter W F Nov 1897 3 S Texas Texas Heritage Quest Series: T623, Roll: 1624, Page: 171

    Notes from Barbara Dalton Jones: By the 1910 census, John H. Williams is no longer with the family, and Norton is 20, Gertie is 14 and Lela is 11. Minnie is no longer listed with the family either (We think she married a man named John Tuttle, but I haven't found them on the census yet.)

    Alice Williams and her children were living next door to Gilbert and Myrtle on the 1910 census and she was listed as a widow. Then in 1920 and 1930, she was with Gilbert and Myrtle. But I still think that is John H. Williams in Post Oak Cemetery. That's where the Nortons and Daltons were burying their dead until the Daltons moved to Dublin and the Norton girls disappeared behind their married names. So Alice Norton Smith Williams must have kicked John Williams out prior to 1910.

    Grandson, Reuben Dalton remembers his grandmother Williams as very enterprising. Because she was widowed early in life, and became a single parent after four more children, she had to earn a living. She did this in various ways. She had a boarding house in Breckenridge for about 1-1/2 years. She returned to Waco. Later, she had a cafe in Ranger during the oil boom era during a time when her son-in-law, Horace West, was working in the oil fields. She had a reputation for a "good feed." Yet again, she also had a rooming house in Waco at another time, when Reuben was about 8 or 9 years old, or around 1920.

    References
    1. Census: 1880 Coryell, Texas Federal Census.

      1880 US Census:
      James W. NORTON Self M Male W 46 TN School Teaching IL TN
      Nancy C. NORTON Wife M Female W 44 MS House Keeping AL SC
      William C. NORTON Son M Male W 19 MS At School TN MS
      Elizabeth NORTON Dau S Female W 14 MS At School TN MS
      Alice E. NORTON Dau S Female W 13 MS At School TN MS
      Jennie NORTON Dau S Female W 8 MS At School TN MS
      Dora F. NORTON Dau S Female W 5 MS At School TN MS

      Source Information:
      Census Place E.D. 26, Coryell, Texas
      Family History Library Film 1255298
      NA Film Number T9-1298
      Page Number 482B

      Also at: Coryell County, Texas, 7th PCT
      Heritage Quest Series: T9 Roll: 1298 Page: 482

      1880 Census Place E.D. 26, Coryell, Texas
      Family History Library Film 1255298
      Page Number 482B

    2. Census: 1900 US Federal Census.

      1900 U. S. Census, Coryell County, Texas, USA

      216 216 WILLIAMS, John H. HEAD W M 44 M 13 Georgia Farmer

      Alice E. Wife W F Dec 1865 34 M Mississippi

      Myrtle L. Step-Daughter W F Mar 1886 14 S Texas Texas

      Minnie Step-Daughter? W F Aug 1889 11 S Texas Texas

      Norton Son W F Sept 1890 9 S Texas Texas

      Gertie Daughter W F Aug 1894 5 S Texas Texas

      Leila Daughter W F Nov 1897 3 S Texas Texas

      Heritage Quest Series: T623, Roll: 1624, Page: 171

      1900 U. S. Census, Coryell County, Texas, USA

    3.   Mildred Dulaney and Erma Dell Melton Smith. Book: The Descendants of Mercer (Messer) Norton 1750 question -1800 question and his Wife Martha. (Copyright 1984 by Mildred Dulaney; 1983 by Texian Press, Waco, Texas; LCC 83-91445.), 166.
    4.   Marriage Records.

      Marriage information.
      NORTON, Miss. ALICE E. SMITH, W.L. 28 OCT. 1883
      Coryell County, Texas Marriage Book: D2 287

      Coryell County, Texas Marriage Book: D2 287

    5.   Family Records: Barbara Jones descendant of William Lee Smith.

      Family group record and research of Barbara Dalton Jones