NORTON, Albert Benjamin

NORTON, Albert Benjamin. Alabama, Genesee co., NY 21.3.1847 — Dhond, Punjab 31.12.1923. Rev. U.S. Methodist Missionary in India. Son of Moses N. and Sally Ann Lynch, a farming family. Graduated from Northwestern University and and the Garrett Biblical Institute. Arrived in India in 1872 as Methodist missionary and worked in Ellichpur (Achalpur) at least until 1879. After a long furlough returned with others in 1882. Later on he disagreed with his colleagues and founded his own pentecostal mission in Dhond and Baraich. Married 1874 Mary Kelly (d. 1911), five sons, and 1915 Nellie Selina Andrews (d. 1918).

Publications: “Grammatical Note and Vocabulary of the Kor-kū, a Kolarian Tribe in Central India”, JRAS N.S. 16, 1884, 164-179 (from a lithographed text ed. by R. N. Cust).

Sources: with life data and photo; *Ruth Norton and Cooper Hubert, The Triumph of Faith: The Life of Albert Norton 1847-1922. Published by Hubert Cooper on behalf of Boys’ Christian Home, Chandu Bazar, Amravati, Maharashtra, India, 1999.

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