Anne “Annie” Frasier was born in East Boston MA on 10 April 1893, daughter of Charles Warren & Catherine (Walsh) Frasier. She attended East Boston schools when young. Her mother died when she was nine years old, and the family soon moved to Derry, New Hampshire where Anne graduated from Pinkerton Academy. She went on to graduate from Bryant and Stratton’s Business College.
Anne married Edwin Norton, who was also from Derry NH. They lived in Schenectady, NY and Manchester NH (and other places see obituary notes below). He enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWI and want sent to officer’s training school. They had no children, and she enlisted as a yeoman in the United States Navy. This was the first time that a branch of the U.S. military was providing enlisted women with military rank. (Note that nurses were not included in that group). Continue reading