Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Franklin C. Norton's Bride

New York, 1895

Georgia Lott of Far Rockaway became Mrs. Franklin C. Norton on Monday morning. The bride is 20 years old and the bridegroom 57. As the couple left the church the bride was given a check for a handsome amount by the bridegroom who is worth $100,000.

When it became known that Norton was engaged to Georgia Lott a local man-about-town, who boarded at the Norton house, made some comment about the young woman which angered Norton. He promptly drew a revolver and threatened to shoot the traducer of his sweetheart.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, April 19, 1895, p. 1.

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