Harold Percival Norton
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Admiral Harold Percival Norton
Birth: November 4, 1855, New York
Death: February 11, 1933, Washington, District of Columbia
ADMIRAL NORTON DIES AT CAPITAL
His Entire Career, which Began In 1874, Was Spent As An Engineer Officer
Had Served In The Orient
On Duty At New York Navy Yard After Return
Ex Member Of Naval Examining Board
WASHINGTON, February 18, 1933 – Rear Admiral Harold Percival Norton, retired, died here Saturday night in the Naval Hospital, at the age of 77.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at his late residence. A military burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery.
Admiral Norton, most of whose naval career was sent as en engineer officer, is survived by a widow, Mrs. Mary V. Norton, whom he married in 1911.
Born in New York on November 4, 1855, Admiral Norton was appointed a cadet engineer in October 1874. He went to the USS Swatara in December 1879, and shortly thereafter was promoted to Assistant Engineer.
In August 1898, he was sent to Elswick, England, and later saw service on the USS Albany. At the close of the century he was promoted to Chief Engineer. In 1904 he went to Hong Kong, China, to serve in the Asiatic Squadron.
In 1910 he was an inspector of engineering. Two years later he became member of a board for the inspection of shore stations. In 1913 he was a member of the naval examining board at the Washington Naval Yard.
On July 1, 1918, Admiral Norton was appointed a temporary Rear Admiral and on the last day of that year assumed permanent rank.
NOTE: His wife Mary Barbour Norton was the sister of George D. Shirley Barbour, Captain, United States Army.
NORTON, MARY W/O HAROLD PERCIVAL