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nating style of manners was introduced to the General when he took her hand with a gentle and prolonged grasp, and gracefully lifted it to his lips with a smack that was audible. The reception was full of little incidents of interest. La Fayette was the idol. Curiosity stood on tiptoe during the ceremonies. Everybody was pleased and in good humor. The reception closed with a grand ball.
La Fayette, as Mrs. Norton remembers him, was an accomplished gentleman, of medium height and symmetrical proportions, and for a man of his advanced age, remarkably vigorous. She thinks she is in all probability the only person now living in Cleveland, who enjoys the honor of having been introduced to General La Fayette. She was born in 1803, in the city of New York where she was educated. In 1822 she married Captain James Norton, who died in 1861. They came to the Western Reserve in 1840. Her husband soon became well known to the citizens of the lake region as the genial captain of the steamboat United States and afterwards of the steamboat General Porter. Mrs. Norton still enjoys comfortable health, and is a lady very much respected and a general favorite among her many friends.
The following resolution was introduced by Hon. A. J. Williams :
Resolved, That we are profoundly grateful that our venerable and beloved president has been spared to be with us and preside over our meeting to-day, and that we unite in the most earnest and devout prayer that he may be spared to us many years to come.
The question on the adoption of the resolution was put by Vice President Hutchins, and a great chorus of ayes went up.
Afterwards a number of venerable ladies and gentlemen were introduced. Among them were Mrs. Sommers, ninety years old last January, widow of the late Dr. Sommers, and Mrs. Cahoon, eighty-seven years of age, widow of the late Joel B. Cahoon, who came to the Reserve in 1810. Mr. Youngs L. Morgan, eighty-nine years old, came to the Reserve in 1811, and Mr. John Doan, of Collamer, eighty-nine years old, came to the Reserve in 1801, and who is the oldest resident of the county, now living, it is believed. The exercises were then con
cluded by singing the Doxology, led by Mr. L. R. Prentiss, in a clear distinct voice, who is now eighty-three years of age, and came to the Reserve in 1820. These aged persons seemed to enjoy good health, and appeared bright, happy and cheerful. They have all lived useful lives. God bless them!
A COMPLETE LIST
MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
Since its Organization, November 19th, 1879, to October 1st, 1886.
Name. Abbey, Seth A. Ackley, J. M. Adams, Darius Adams, Mrs. Mary A. Adams, W. K. Adams, S. E. Adams, Mrs. S. E. Adams, G. H. Adams, E. E. Adams, Mrs. E. E. Adams, C. M. Adams, Mrs. C. M. Addison, H. M. Aiken, Mrs. E. E. B. Allen, James M. Allen, J. W. Alleman, C. J. Andrews, S. J. Andrews, Mrs. J. A. Angell, George Anthony, Ambrose Atwell, C. R. Avery, Rev. J. T. Babcock, Chas. H. Babcock, P. H. Babcock, Mrs. P. H.
Where born. New York, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, New York, New York, Vermont, England, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, New York, Ohio, Connecticut, Ohio, Connecticut, Ohio, Germany, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Ohio,
When. 1798 1835 1810 1811 1812 1818 1819 1821 1830 1836 1843 1845 1818 1821 1831 1802 1833 1801 1816 1830 1810 1813 1810 1823 1816 1841
1834 1816 1841
Name. Bailey, Robert Bailey, Jno. M. Baldwin, Charles C. Baldwin, Dudley Baldwin, Mrs. Dudley Baldwin, N. C. Banton, Thomas Barber, Mrs. J. T. Barber, Josiah Barnett, Jas. Barnett, Mrs. M. H. Barr, Mrs. Judge Bartlett, Nicholas Bartlett, Mrs, S. A. Bartram, Wheeler Bauder, Levi Bauder, L. F. Benston, Jno. Beardsley, I. L. Beardsley, Mrs. I. L. Beavis, B. R. Beers, D. A. Beers, L. F. Belden, Mrs. Silas Benedict, L. D. Benham, F. M. Bennett, Jane Berg, Jno. Beverlin, John Beverlin, Mrs. G. Bingham, Elijah Bingham, Mrs. Elijah Bingham, William Bingham, E. Beardsley Bishop, J. P. Bishop, Mrs. E. W. Blackwell, Benj. T. Blair, H. L. Blair, Mary Jane Blair, Elizabeth Blish, Mrs. A. M. Bliss, Stoughton
Where Born. When Ireland,
1810 New York,
1834 New York, 1809 Ohio,
1810 Connecticut, 1802 England,
1816 New Hampshire, 1804 Ohio,
1825 New York, 1821 Germany,
1822 Connecticut, 1820 Massachusetts, 1822 Connecticut, 1813 Connecticut, 1808 New York.
1810 New York, 1819 New York,
1826 New Jersey,
1823 New, York, 1808 Vermont,
1827 Connecticut, 1801 Shetland Isle,
1803 Germany, Pennsylvania. Ohio, New Hampshire, 1800 New Hampshire, 1805 Connecticut,
1821 New York,
1808 New York, 1828 Ohio,
1820 New York, 1826 Ohio,
Came to Reserve. 1834 1835 1835 1819 1833 1816 1832 1818 1825 1826 1835 1837 1833 1834 1829 1834 1840 1837 1838 1836 1824 1818 1823 1840 1830 1811 1837 1842 1834 1842 1835 1835 1836 1826 1836 1821 1832 1832 1818 1820 1837 1823
1817 1813 1817
Name. Blossom, H. C. Bolton, Mrs. Thomas Borges, J. F. Bosworth, Milo Bosworth, Mrs. L. Boulton, Marian Bowler N. P. Bowler, William Brainard, Mrs. Stephen Brainard, G. W. Brainard, Mrs. G. W. Branch, Dr. D. G. Branch, Mrs. Eliza Brayton, H. F. Brett, J. W. Brooks, O. A. Brooks, S. C. Brooks, Dr. M. L. Brown, Hiram Brown, Mrs. Hiram Brush, Col. J. E. Buel, Anna M. Buhrer, Stephen Buher, Mrs. Stephen Bull, L. S. Burgess, Catherine Burgess, Solon Burgess, L. F. Burke, O. M. Burke, Thos. Burnham, Thos. Burnham, Mrs. M. W. Burnett, Mrs. F. M. Burton, Mrs. Abby P. Burton, Dr. E. D. Burwell, G. P. Burwell, Mrs. L. C. Bury, Theodore Butler, Cordelia L. Butts, S. C. Butts, Bolivar Byerly, Mrs. F. X.
Where Born. When. Ohio,
1822 New York, 1822 Germany.
1810 New York,
1806 New York,
1807 New York,
1820 New York.
1822 Massachusett, 1802 New Hampshire,. 1827 Ohio,
1814 New York,
1820 Connecticut. 1813 Michigan, 1823 England,
1822 New York, 1803 Ohio,
1828 Connecticut, 1813 New Jersey,
1823 New York, 1832 New York,
1808 Massachusetts, 1808 Ohio,
1825 Connecticut, 1817 Pennsylvania, 1820 New York, 1827 Massachusetts, 1836 New York,
1794 New York,
Came to Reserve. 1822 1833 1835 1841 1847 1852 1839 1833 1815 1834 1831 1833 1819 1836 1838 1834 1820 1818 1837 1832 1846 1837 1844 1840 1820 1830 1819 1823 1823 1839 1833 1838 1832 1824 1825 1830 1824 1839 1840 1840 1840 1834