William H Norton

  • American


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1847/00/00 William H Norton is born in Illinois. Born
1863/00/00 Age of 16, William H Norton runs away from home to fight in the Civil War. Life
1864/00/00 William H Norton fights for the Union during General William T Sherman's March to the Sea through Georgia. Union Soldier Sherman's March to the Sea
1866/00/00 W H Norton searches for gold in the placer fields near Virgina City, Nevada. Work
1875/00/00 Horace Countryman and W H Norton establish a trading post, Still-water, just west of modern Columbus. Work Columbus, MT Montana
1876/00/00 Dexter Clapp finds Norton selling vile liquor, aka Sheep Dip, to the Crow Indians from his trading post along the north side of the Yellowstone River. Clapp has the area classified as a reserve, closes the store and makes Norton an employee of the Agency. Work Columbus, MT Montana
1876/07/02 Special Correspondent Mr W H Norton dispatches a courier, presumably the Mr Countryman, with the story of Battle of the Little Bighorn to the Helena Herald newspaper in Helena, Montana. Journalist Battle of the Little Bighorn
1876/07/04 HELENA DAILY HERALD EXTRA - A TERRIBLE FIGHT, Gen Custer and his Nephew KILLED, The Seventh Cavalry cut to pieces The Whole Number Killed 315 From our Special Correspondent Mr W H Norton, Stillwater, MT, July 2nd, 1876. Journalist Battle of the Little Bighorn
1877/00/00 W H Norton and his new wife Eliza Labey work as employees of the Crow Agency for a couple years. Charles H Barstow, agency clerk, will state in his notes that W H Norton enjoyed unusual popularity among the Indians and white people alike. Work Crow Agency Montana
1888/00/00 When the north side of the Yellowstone River adjacent to the Crow Indian Reservation is reopened for white settlement, W H Norton files a homestead claim on 160 acres which will later become the town of Columbus, Montana. Home Columbus, MT Montana
1889/00/00 William H Norton, the first Territorial representative for Yellowstone County, is reelected to the same post when Montana becomes a state. Work
1899/00/00 W H Norton, by this time nicknamed Colonel Norton, subdivides part of his land for homes and businesses and begins laying the foundation for a new house of his own. Home W H Norton House Columbus, MT
1915/11/00 William H Norton dies. Died
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