Frank Norton was the founder in 1892 of the business that is now Norton's Flowers and Gifts. He was the mayor of Ypsilanti from 1912 to 1914.

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Norton, Frank Austin (1867-1947) — also known as Frank Norton — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 1, 1867. Son of Austin B. Norton and Sarah J. (Knapp) Norton; married to Lena Eisenlord. Republican. Stonemason; florist; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1912-14. Methodist. Died, from a stroke, while hospitalized for senile psychosis, at Ypsilanti State Psychiatric Hospital, York Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 2, 1947. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.