Carol Norton, C.S.D.

Portrait by A.M. Hazard. Original Longyear Collection.

Biography

CAROL NORTON, a relative of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was born and raised in Eastport, Maine, where he received most of his education. After further study in New York, Carol entered the business world at an early age, achieving marked success. He failed in his quest for satisfying religious teaching, however. III health placed him under the care of several physicians whose help was without avail, and “as a last resort” he turned to Christian Science. Mr. Norton’s health was fully restored in one treatment, but he chiefly rejoiced because he had finally found the Truth. He devoted himself wholly to the furtherance of this religion, and by 1891 was an active worker in the New York City Christian Science Institute. Some five years later, his name appeared as a practitioner in The Christian Science Journal. Mrs. Eddy invited him to attend her last class taught in 1898 and awarded him the degree of C.S.D. Carol Norton was a gifted speaker, and that same year was appointed by Mrs. Eddy to become one of the first five lecturers on the newly formed Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

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