After an illness of less than three days' duration, the death occurred on Monday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John E. Scott, Kidd Avenue, of Sarah Martha, beloved wife of E.H. Norton, for nearly half a century a resident of Grimsby.
Deceased lady took ill on Saturday morning with pneumonia and despite the best of medical skill and kind and careful nursing, she gradually grew worse until two o'clock on Monday when she quietly slipped away to Jesus.
The late Mrs. Norton was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Brown and came to this country from England when a girl of 16 years, going first to Oshawa and later moving to Hamilton where she was married to Edwin Harry Norton, two weeks later moving to Grimsby. Had she lived until the 30th of May next the couple would have celebrated their golden wedding, and on the 15th of June she would have been a resident of Grimsby for half a century.
Mrs. Norton, although 70 years, one month and 20 days, was always bright and fresh and retained all her faculties, being able to read and write without glasses and never knowing a sick day, so that her sudden taking off was a terrible shock not only to her immediate relatives but to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
In religion she was a staunch Baptist, being christened in the old Baptist Church on Adelaide Street 47 years ago by the Rev. Dr. Hooper.
Besides a sorrowing husband, she leaves to mourn her loss 5 sons and 3 daughters, they being Edward, Arthur and Roy, of Grimsby; Frederick, of Hamilton, and Charles, of Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. John E. Scott and Mrs. Gordon R. McBride, of Grimsby, and Mrs. Charles E. Caldwell, of Almonte, Ont.
The funeral is taking place this afternoon, service being held at the house at 2:30, Rev. T.E. Richards officiating, and interment will take place in the family plot at Queen's Lawn Cemetery.