I was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, on January 10th, 1921 to Robert and Gladys (Grauberger) Norton.
I had two brothers and one sister: William Robert, who passed away August 28, 1955; Donald Eugene, who lives in Summerfield, Florida, and is married to Shirley; and Wanda Leota Ashlock, who lives in Protection with her husband, E.L.
We moved to the Protection area in 1941 to the J.B. Waters farm, then later moved into town.
I married Wendel Ferrin of Wilmore in 1949 and we lived on the old Ferrin farm. We had three sons, Darrell, Jerry and Brent, and one daughter, Janet. We moved to Tucson, Arizona in June of 1966. Wendel and I were divorced in 1975. Brent passed away on August 9th, 1994, after a lengthy illness; my other children still live in Tucson, as do Dominique, Darrell's daughter, and Dennis Fought, Janet's son.
I went to work at Hughes Aircraft on August 2, 1966, and retired December 1st, 1986, after 20 years.
I married Randall Wilson in 1975, he retired from Magma Copper Company in San Manuel, Arizona, after 31 years. He passed away December 16, 1992.
I married Donald Bergeman, formerly from Wisconsin, on Feburary 6th, 2000. He has one son here and two daughters in Wisconsin.
Alice Lorene Norton, Senior Class of 1950, Protection High School, Comanche County, Kansas.
Alice Bergeman with wild roses near the location of Ernie & Nellie Ferrin's farmhouse, 04 June 2004, Comanche County, Kansas. Photo from the collection of Alice (Norton) Bergeman.
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Alice Lorene (Norton) Ferrin, Comanche County, Kansas, September 1959, with her daughter, Janet Lorene Ferrin.
Photo from the collection of Alice Lorene (Norton) Bergeman.
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Alice Bergeman with her grandson, Dennis Lee Fought, son of Janet Lorene (Ferrin) Fought.
Photo from the collection of Alice (Norton) Bergeman. Christmas Day, 1999.
Tasha Ashlock, beautiful and talented niece of Alice (Norton) Bergeman.
Gladys Leota (Grauberger) Norton, beautiful maternal great-grandmother of Tasha Maloney.
Robert Emmett Norton
Robert Emmett & Gladys Leota (Grauberger) Norton
William Robert "Bill" Norton
Photos of People in Comanche County, Ks, from the collection of Alice (Norton) Bergeman
Protection, Kansas, High School Seniors, 1950
A Reunion of Former Residents of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas held 10 March 1991 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona. Family History Interview with Gertrude (Fisher) Cobb, Mary Lee (Cobb) Hough, Gladys (Rose) Wood, Bob Wood,
Karen (Healen) Hammel, Alice (Norton) Ferrin Wilsonand Janet (Ferrin) Elmore by Jerry D. Ferrin.
Thanks to Alice Bergeman for contributing her autobiography to this web site! It was written for Comanche County History, Vol. II.
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