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Birth

Tombstone for George M. Norton, Lot No. 24, Section H, Bonaventure Cemetary in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
This information was recorded by Ms. Elizabeth Norton Turner, and was sworn to before Jeane H. Hanson, Notary Public, Chatham County, Ga. on March 24, 1977.

Death

Tombstone for George M. Norton, Lot No. 24, Section H, Bonaventure Cemetary in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
This information was recorded by Ms. Elizabeth Norton Turner, and was sworn to before Jeane H. Hanson, Notary Public, Chatham County, Ga. on March 24, 1977.

Death

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Author: Georgia State Board of Health, FamilySearch.org
Published: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-67-11186-3779-85?cc=1320969 :2011.
Georgia State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death

1 PLACE OF DEATH: County: Chatham
TOWN OR CITY: Savannah No. 202 Liberty East; REGISTERED NO. 333

2 FULL NAME: George Mosse Norton
RESIDENCE: Isle of ...
FamilySearch, death certificate 3582 (1924), accessed 29 Dec 2011.

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Author: Georgia State Board of Health, FamilySearch.org
Published: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-67-11186-3779-85?cc=1320969 :2011.
Georgia State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death

1 PLACE OF DEATH: County: Chatham
TOWN OR CITY: Savannah No. 202 Liberty East; REGISTERED NO. 333

2 FULL NAME: George Mosse Norton
RESIDENCE: Isle of Hope, GA (STAMPED NON-RESIDENT)

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS

3 SEX: Male
4 COLOR OR RACE: White
5 MARRIED

7 AGE: 50yrs
8 OCCUPATION: Physician

9 BIRTHPLACE: Effingham Co., GA
10 NAME OF FATHER: Robert G. Norton
11 BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER: South Carolina
12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER: Martha Jane Edwards
13 BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER: Georgia

14 THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(INFORMANT): [unable to read signature]
(ADDRESS) #105 Oglethorpe Ave. E.

15 FILED: FEB 23 1924

MEDICAL PARTICULARS

16 DATE OF DEATH: Feb 22, 1924
17 THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS AS FOLLOWS:
Gun shot wound (Suicide)

DID AN OPERATION PRECEDE DEATH? No
WAS THERE AN AUTOPSY? No
WHAT TEST CONFIRMED DIAGNOSIS? Examination
(Signed) L.N. Shaw Act. Coroner
Feb 23, 1924
(Address) 228 E. Oglethorpe

19 PLACE OF BURIAL: Bonaventure Cemetery
DATE: 2/24/1924

Burial

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29 Mar 2010, Grave Marker for Dr. George Mosse Norton

Burial

Digital Images of Death Certificates FamilySearch
Author: Georgia State Board of Health, FamilySearch.org
Published: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-67-11186-3779-85?cc=1320969 :2011.
Georgia State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death

1 PLACE OF DEATH: County: Chatham
TOWN OR CITY: Savannah No. 202 Liberty East; REGISTERED NO. 333

2 FULL NAME: George Mosse Norton
RESIDENCE: Isle of ...
FamilySearch, death certificate 3582 (1924), accessed 29 Dec 2011.

Full Source Text

Digital Images of Death Certificates FamilySearch
Author: Georgia State Board of Health, FamilySearch.org
Published: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-67-11186-3779-85?cc=1320969 :2011.
Georgia State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death

1 PLACE OF DEATH: County: Chatham
TOWN OR CITY: Savannah No. 202 Liberty East; REGISTERED NO. 333

2 FULL NAME: George Mosse Norton
RESIDENCE: Isle of Hope, GA (STAMPED NON-RESIDENT)

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS

3 SEX: Male
4 COLOR OR RACE: White
5 MARRIED

7 AGE: 50yrs
8 OCCUPATION: Physician

9 BIRTHPLACE: Effingham Co., GA
10 NAME OF FATHER: Robert G. Norton
11 BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER: South Carolina
12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER: Martha Jane Edwards
13 BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER: Georgia

14 THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(INFORMANT): [unable to read signature]
(ADDRESS) #105 Oglethorpe Ave. E.

15 FILED: FEB 23 1924

MEDICAL PARTICULARS

16 DATE OF DEATH: Feb 22, 1924
17 THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS AS FOLLOWS:
Gun shot wound (Suicide)

DID AN OPERATION PRECEDE DEATH? No
WAS THERE AN AUTOPSY? No
WHAT TEST CONFIRMED DIAGNOSIS? Examination
(Signed) L.N. Shaw Act. Coroner
Feb 23, 1924
(Address) 228 E. Oglethorpe

19 PLACE OF BURIAL: Bonaventure Cemetery
DATE: 2/24/1924

School

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
V: 2314.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

Graduation

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
V: 2314.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

School

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
V: 2314.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

Occupation

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
V: 2315.
For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

Occupation

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
V: 2315.
For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


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A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
V: 2315.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

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A History of Savannah and South Georgia
Author: Harden, William
Published: Volume II; Illustrated; The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1913., pp 666-668, 815-816
vol II; p. 668

Residence

Phone call to the Georgia Room, Savannah Public Library (912-652-3600)
Author: Sean S. Jefferies
Published: 05/02/2006

Residence

\i Savannah Telephone Directory\i0.
Published: Savannah, Georgia: n.p., 1920
Norton Geo. M. (Leila) Physen 121 Jones, W. tel 532, r Isle of Hope, tel 870W.

Occupation

Phone call to the Georgia Room, Savannah Public Library (912-652-3600)
Author: Sean S. Jefferies
Published: 05/02/2006

Residence

\i Savannah Telephone Directory\i0.
Published: Savannah, Georgia: n.p., 1920
Norton Geo. M. (Leila) Physen 121 Jones, W. tel 532, r Isle of Hope, tel 870W.

Residence

\i Savannah City Directory\i0.
Published: Savannah, Georgia: n.p., 1923
Norton. Geo. M. physician 118 Jones, W.
tel 532, h Isle of Hope tel 870W.

Norton Elizabeth, Miss, r. Isle of Hope
tel 870W

Residence

\i Savannah City Directory\i0.
Published: Savannah, Georgia: n.p., 1922
Norton, George M. Physician, 118 Jones, W, tel 532, r. Isle of Hope

Residence

Phone call to the Georgia Room, Savannah Public Library (912-652-3600)
Author: Sean S. Jefferies
Published: 05/02/2006

Marriage

Norton & Mosse Family Record
, written by Martha Norton Buckner, Robert Godfrey Norton's daughter. It was later edited by Elizabeth Munsell (Norton), who married Robert Godfrey Norton's great-grandson, Walter Abell Norton, in 1906.

Marriage

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the be ...
Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.

Full Source Text

A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians
Author: Lucian Lamar Knight
Published: Chicago, Illinois: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1917.


GEORGE MOSSE NORTON, M.D. One of the best known men in the medical profession of Savannah is Dr. George Mosse Norton, a member of one of the oldest southern families, who is capably maintaining the family reputation for professional skill, public-spirited citizenship and prominence in social life. While one of the younger members of his honored calling, has already attained a degree of prominence that might well be envied by men many years his senior. Doctor Norton was born at Savannah, November 29, 1873, and is a son of Dr. Robert Godfrey and Martha Jane (Edwards) Norton.

The old and distinguished family of Norton was founded in the United States by Jonathan Norton, a native of England, who emigrated to this country at an early day and settled on the Island of Saint Helena, on the south coast of South Carolina, where he died in 1774, aged sixty-nine years. He married Mary Ann Chaplin, and one of their daughters, Dorothy Phoebe became the wife of Dr. George Mosse, who became a notable character in the coast country of South Carolina and later at Savannah. He was born and reared at Dublin, Ireland, and there educated for the medical profession, and after his graduation from one of the leading medical institutions of that city, emigrated to America and settled on the Island of Saint Helena. There he subsequently became the owner of a large amount of landed property, was a prominent planter, and a leading manufacturer of leather. He carried on an extensive medical practice at the same time and was one of the most influential men of his locality. Both the Nortons and the Mosses had been originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, but after coming to America joined the Baptist faith. Dr. George Mosse, at his own expense, built a house of worship at Saint Helena. Finding the opportunities for an educational training very limited there, in 1799 or 1800, in order to give his children better facilities, he removed with his family to Savannah. Here one of his daughters, Martha, became the wife of Co1. Alexander Lawton, and they were the parents of Gen. A. R. Lawton, who was one of the most distinguished lawyers of Savannah, a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, and for a long time general attorney for the Central of Georgia Railway.

Members of the Norton family have resided on the Island of Saint Helena for more than a century and have been closely identified with its history as well as with that of the nearby South Carolina towns of Beaufort, Bluffton, Robertsville and Black Swamp. The great-grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton was the son of the pioneer Nathan Norton. William Norton married Mary Godfrey and later moved to Savannah. One of their sons was Robert Godfrey Norton, a soldier of the Continental line during the Revolutionary war. Robert Godfrey Norton married his cousin, Sarah Mosse, and passed the greater part of his life at Robertsville, South Carolina. One of his sons was Dr. Robert Alexander Norton, a grandfather of Dr. George M. Norton, who for a number of years practiced medicine at Savannah and was the city's first port physician. He married Miss Julia Green, and after living for a number of years at Robertsville South Carolina, moved, at the close of the Civil war, to Savannah, and here died in 1869.

Dr. Robert Godfrey Norton, father of Dr. George M. Norton, was born at Robertsville, South Carolina, March 17, 1841, and died at Savannah in 1900. He was a graduate of the Charleston Medical College and was one of the leading practitioners of medicine at Savannah for many years. In 1861 he was marred to Martha Jane Edwards, of Effingham County, Georgia, and they became the parents of the following children: Fannie Cone, who is now the wife of Gordon L. Groover, of Savannah; Robert G.; William Edwards; Dr. George Mosse; and Dr. Walter Abell, who is engaged in the practice of medicine at Savannah. Dr. William Edwards Norton, another of the family to follow the healing art, died in March, 1911, at Savannah.

Dr. George Mosse Norton received his early education in the public schools of Savannah, following which he entered the University of Georgia, at Athens. He also studied medicine at the Southern Medical College, Atlanta, from which he was graduated in 1898, and to further prepare himself went to New York and took a course of study in the New York Post Graduate Medical School. Returning to Savannah, he entered practice and shortly became recognized as one of the city's most thorough and talented practitioners. For some time he carried on a general practice, but of recent years has turned his attention more and more to major surgery, a field in which he has few rivals at this time. He is a member of the Georgia State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and a member of the staff of the Park View Sanatorium. Fraternally the doctor is affiliated with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, while he has maintained the family's military record as a member of the Georgia Hussars, in which he is surgeon, with the rank of lieutenant, and from which organization he received a medal for superior horsemanship in 1899.

Savannah is a city noted for its historic old mansions, and the home of Doctor Norton is an example of that substantial style of architecture which prevailed in the days when timber was plentiful and veneer a thing unknown. This residence was built by Joseph Waldburg, and after his death was occupied by his son-in-law, Colonel Clinch. The walls are two feet thick; the bricks all rosined, as are the hard-wood floors; the ceiling walls and partitions, and the inside woodwork, are all of the costliest material. A delightful garden on the Barnard Street side of the house is in keeping with the rest of the property and on the west side is another garden which offers an enticing playground for the children.

Doctor Norton was married October 6, 1902, at Savannah, to Miss Leila Exley, daughter of Marquis L. and Emma N. (Groveston) Exley, an old, prominent and distinguished family of this city. Four children have been born to this union: Elizabeth Emma, Leila Lucille and Angela Willie, who are all attending school; and George Mosse, Jr.