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Birth

Copy of the Death Certificate for Leila Walton Exley Norton
Published: Custodian's No. 102
Signed by A. Champion McAlpin, Custodian; Countersigned by I. Moore, Local Custodian's Office; Signature date: 2/25/77.

Christening

Church Record, The Evangelical Church of the Ascension, Feb 28, 1977
Author: Carolyn W. Ernst
Published: 28 Feb 1977, Savannah, Georgia
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension
Founded April, 1741
Wright Square, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Pastors:
John E. Boyd Jr.
Michael H. Taylor

Church Office:
21 East State Street
Phone 232-4151é

February 28, 1977

This is to certify that, according to t ...

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Church Record, The Evangelical Church of the Ascension, Feb 28, 1977
Author: Carolyn W. Ernst
Published: 28 Feb 1977, Savannah, Georgia
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension
Founded April, 1741
Wright Square, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Pastors:
John E. Boyd Jr.
Michael H. Taylor

Church Office:
21 East State Street
Phone 232-4151é

February 28, 1977

This is to certify that, according to the permanent records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia, LEILA WALTON EXLEY, daughter of Marquis Exley and his wife Emma N. Exley, was born May 24, 1880, and was baptized at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, October 16, 1881.

[Signed]
Carolyn W. Ernst
Church Secretary

Death

Copy of the Death Certificate for Leila Walton Exley Norton
Published: Custodian's No. 102
Signed by A. Champion McAlpin, Custodian; Countersigned by I. Moore, Local Custodian's Office; Signature date: 2/25/77.
Name of Hospital or Institution: Chatham County Nursing Home; Street Address: 1114 East Duffy Street; Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia; Date of Birth: May 24, 1880; Usual Occupation: Housewife; Father's Name: Marquis L. Exley; Mother's Maiden Name: Emma Naomi Grovenstein; Death was caused by: Immediate cause: Marked Anemia ... Due To: [unreadable], Due To: Prob. Carcenoma of Colon.

Mortician: Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah, Georgia

Burial

Copy of the Death Certificate for Leila Walton Exley Norton
Published: Custodian's No. 102
Signed by A. Champion McAlpin, Custodian; Countersigned by I. Moore, Local Custodian's Office; Signature date: 2/25/77.

Burial

database, \i Find A Grave\i0  
Published: www.findagrave.com, 2010
29 Mar 2010, Grave Marker for Leila Walton Exley

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., 1924
Norton, Leila E. Wid G.M., h Isle of Hope, t 870W

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

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.

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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.