Class of 1901

Sarah “Alice” (Mayhew) Norton

November 14, 1882 – March 22, 1967

Mrs. Alice Norton, 84, daughter of pioneer Noble County residents, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Perry Nursing Home, where she had been a patient six weeks.

She was born Nov. 14, 1882, in Kentucky. She came to Noble County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mayhew, at the opening of the Cherokee Strip on Sept. 16, 1893. The family settled six miles east and one south of Billings.

Norton attended the Glenrose school, east of Billings, and was valedictorian of the first graduating class at Perry High School. Following her marriage to J. T. Norton, they made their home in Nowata. Mr. Norton, who preceded her in death in 1950, was a printer and postmaster at Nowata until retiring in 1948.

Mrs. Norton had been making her home in Perry with a sister, Mrs. Ruth Sharp, at 1016 Ivanhoe street, the past two years.

In addition to Mrs. Sharp, survivors are a brother, Bob Mayhew, Perry; and another sister, Mrs. Eva Randle, Freeport, Texas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian church of Nowata, with Rev. Franklin Stebbing, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, Nowata.