Mary C. "Mollie" Norton

Female 1852 - 1883

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  • Name  Mary C. "Mollie" Norton 
    Born  23 Dec 1852  Wheeling, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  May 1883 
    Buried  Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, Woodland Cem. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I.R. April 25, 1872 - THE WEDDING - Last Thursday evening was dismal and rainy, but the Presbyterian Church was, nevertheless, filled with a gay and happy throng, gathered to witness the nuptials of Mr. Jos. H. Campbell and Miss Mollie C. Norton. The ceremonies were conducted in an impressive manner, by Rev. H. Calhoun who was assisted by Rev. J. H. Young. When the bright affair at the church had concluded, the joyful twain repaired to the residence of Mr. F. D. Norton, the bride's uncle, where preparations had been made on a grand scale. Nearly four hundred invitations had been issued. Soon after the arrival of the bride and groom, the guests began pouring in, and for an hour, the stream was almost incessant, filling the capacious parlors and halls, as to leave only comfortable standing room. The bride and bridegroom met with the most profuse and hearty congratulations, and received with an urbanity that delightfully accorded with their pleasing situation. Feuchter's Band was present and filled the rooms with much melody. The refreshments were under the charge of an agent from Kepiar's, ably seconded by our less famed, but equally as competent caters, Shachleiter. The table was filled with everything that could be thought of and was desirable for such a festive occasion. - The whole affair passed off amid a sea of smiles and a storm of merry words, making a very pleasant, scratch from which to commence the race of life. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell will remain a couple of weeks at F. D. Norton's and will then depart for the east, and be absent for some time.

      I.R. May 17, 1883 - MRS. MARY NORTON CAMPBELL - Last Thursday morning, just past midnight, Mrs. Mary Norton Campbell, died of typhoid fever, after a month's sickness. Below are words befitting so sad an event, taken from the closing portion of Rev. H. Calhoun's funeral sermon. We can add no more. The memory of the noble woman will live in the loving hearts of those who knew her through all the days to come. She was rich in womanly graces, sincere, out-spoken, kind and considerate. Her home was one of the fairest spots, where love, religion and intelligence mingled in noble harmony, but now, alas, darkened with the sorrow of an inestimable loss. The funeral services took place at the Presbyterian Church, though the reamins were not removed from the residence until the funeral cortege, was ready to start to Woodland cemetery. The pulpit of the church was richly decked with flowers, some of which were in beautiful designs. A front seat was occupied by Col. and Mrs. E. M. Norton, parents of the deceased. The sorrowing husband with his little girls, sat in his own pew. Mr. Fred Norton, brother of Mrs. Campbell, was there, having arrived just in time to be present at the last sad duties. The singing by the choir was very impressive, embracing a chant and that beautiful hymn, a favorite of the deceased, "Come, Let us Anew."

      Mr. Calhoun took his test from Romans X:xv - "Glad tidings of good things," and Mathew, ix:ii - "Son, be of good cheer." The discourse was of some length, and its purpose to show the bright side of scripture truth, and its sufficiency to allay the sorrows and afflictions of life. It was a strong, interesting discourse, in which no mention was made of the impending grief, until he closed as follows:

      Mary Norton Campbell, daughter of Col. E. M. and Mrs. D. C. Norton, was born at Wheeling, Dec. 23, 1852, and removed with her parents to Ironton when about 15 years of age. The years 1869 and 1870 were spent at school in Mt. Auburn, where she united with the Presbyterian Church during her second year. Upon her return home, she was received by letter into this church, in 1871. She was married April 18, 1872, and her death occured on the 10th inst., in the 30th year of her natural, and the 11th year of her married life.

      But death ____ so untimely in this month of flowers, when the world is otherwise so bright and fair, especially when it breaks up so happy a home.
      but it was in the _____ of flowers in Palestine, that Jesus died. Here in this event in the un___chableness of God - the confounding of our reason. Nothing is more inexplicable than this oft separation of mother and child, husband and wife. When the little babe, or the old and irfirm are taken, the shock is not so great. We seem to be able to reason a little way. Here we cannot, and we are not expected to, but just to ____, and say over and over, God is merciful, God is Great, God is Good, and rest in his wisdom, power and love.

      It is something to say this cannot be helped, and so ___ically submit ourselves to the inevitable; that is better than, to quarrel with our Maker, but there is a higher grade if we can reach it; which approved as well as summits and would not in the least change that which love and goodness appoint. (rest of article unreadable)
    Person ID  I0125  Campbell Family Southern Ohio
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2006 

    Father  E. M. Norton 
    Mother  D. C. 
    Married  4 Jul 1832 
    Family ID  F093  Group Sheet

    Family  Joseph Hiram Campbell,   b. Abt 1848,   d. Mar 1915, Cincinnati, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1872 
    >1. Mary Evelyn Campbell,   d. 28 Jul 1940
     2. Mildred Campbell,   d. 29 Sep 1950, Cincinnati, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F047  Group Sheet