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Norman, Florence K. Morton

(born: 1894  -  died: 1944) 

Florence Norman was born Florence K. Morton in Mason County, KY. Her mother, Sallie Morton, was a widowed mother of three girls: Mary, Florence, and Susan. In 1900 the family lived at 570 E. Fifth Street in Maysville, KY, according to the U.S. Federal Census.

Florence would become the wife of musician and music arranger Fred Norman (1910-1993). The couple lived in New York.

Florence Norman had been president of the National Council of Negro Women. She attended Howard University and the Jenifer Business College and managed the Washington Business Institute in D.C. She had also been employed as secretary to Carter G. Woodson at the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

For more see "Mrs. Fred Norman," New York Times, 2/11/1944, p. 19.

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NKAA Source: The New York times (newspaper)

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