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Henry H. Norrington (1847-?)
Born in New York, prominent business man and civic activies in Bay City.

1883 Biography. - Added Feb., 2012.

History of Bay County, Michigan -1883


Henry H. Norrington, banker, although a young man having been born in 1847, may be considered among the representative men of Bay County. Being left an orphan at an early age he was placed under the guardianship of Col. H. A. Morrow, now of the United States Army, but then an eminent lawyer at Detroit, for the purpose of being educated in the legal profession. The war of the Rebellion breaking out, he entered the famous “Loomis Battery” at the early age of sixteen, with the rank of quartermaster's sergeant, participating in thirty-two engagements, being wounded at the battle of Stone River, and also taken prisoner. After his exchange and recovery he was ordered to report to Gen. Heintzelman, at Cincinnati, by whom he was made assistant ordinance officer in the campaign against Morgan in his raid through Ohio. In the report of Gen. Reynolds, commanding the department of Western Virginia, September, 1861, he was recommended to the secretary of war for a commission for bravery in having carried dispatches through the lines of the enemy after six attempts of the same nature had failed. “For this service he was placed on the general staff and received a sword from his commanding officer. The incident was published at the time, in full, in the New York papers as one of the bravest deeds of the war.

On his return he was given an appointment in the postoffice department, which he resigned after one year's service, for the purpose of makinh the tour of Europe. On his return he finished his legal studies, and after admission to the bar, located at Bay City in the Fall of 1867. In 1868 he was elected circuit court commissioner and re-elected in 1870. Becoming interested in the growth of the west side of the river, through an investment in real estate, he decided to enter into the banking business and organized the Bank of Wenona, which was merged into the Lumberman's State Bank of West Bay City. His reputation as a financier is second to none in the state, and the institution of which he is a large stockholder possesses the confidence of the community. Mr. Norrington has done much toward the growth of the city by erecting a handsome block of stores and several dwelling houses, and also by identifying himself with several manufacturing industries.

Patent. - Added Feb., 2012.

The Scientific Review and Scientific Literary Review - 1881.

Page 60.

Stamp punches. -- Mr. Henry H. Norrington, of West Bay City, Mich., has patented an improvement in the class of punches or perforating stamps designed for use in banking and other similar estatablishments for the purpose of puncturing or cutting out portions of a check or other written instruement, and thereby preventing fraud by alteration of such instrument to cause it to express a higher value than was originally intended.

Additional Notes.

    1875 – Michigan Deaths: Wenona, Bay, Mich.

  • Henry W. Norrington, b. 1875, died Aug. 20, 1875, son of Henry H. and Fannie E. Norrington.

    1880 – Census: West Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Norrington, Henry H. - b. 1848, New York – banker.
  • Frances, wife – b. 1854, Maine.
  • Robert W., son – b. 1877, Mich.
  • White, Henry P., brother-inlaw – b. 1861, Maine.

    1894 – Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Norrington, Henry H. - b. 1848.
  • Frances, wife – b. 1852.
  • Robert W. , son – b. 1877.
  • William H., son – b. 1886.
  • Ralph M., son – b. 1889.

    1896 – Directory: West Bay City, Mich.

  • Norrington block – n w cor Midland bet Linn and Henry. Norrington, Henry H. - cashier Lumberman's bank, res n w cor Au Sable and Indiana.

    1908 – Municipal Journal & Public Works, Vol. 25 (Dec.)

  • Bay City, Mich. - Park commission has purchased the Norrington block as a part site.

    1910 – Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Norrington, Henry H. - age 62, b. New York.
  • Frances E., wife – age 54, Maine.
  • Ralph M., son – age 22, Mich.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Norrington, Ralf M. sonr
People Referenced
Heintzelman, Gen.
Morrow, H. A. Col.
Norrington, Frances E. (dau)
Norrington, Henry H.(subject)
NOrrington, Henry W. (son)
Norrington, Ralph M. (son)
Norrington, Robert W. (son)
Norrington, William (son)
Reynolds, Gen.
White, Frances (mother)
Subjects Referenced
Bank of Wenona
Bay City, MI
Bay County, MI
Cincinnati, OH
Detroit, MI
Lumberman's State Bank
Norrington block
West Bay City, MI
West Virginia
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