From Landmarks of Monroe County, NY by William F. Peck (1895)
Part III, p. 20
Norman Tooley, was born in the town of Wells, Rutland county, Vt., March 9, 1827, was educated in the common schools, and is a self made man. In 1855 he married Charlotte Gould, daughter of Oliver and Sarah Gould, and they have one son, Prof. Arthur Tooley, of Brockport Normal School. In 1874 our subject came to Brockport, and in 1876 engaged in the coal business, which he still continues. Prof. Arthur Tooley graduated from Brockport Normal School in 1879, and the same year entered the Rochester University, graduating in 1883. In 1884 he was elected principal of the Academic Department of the Normal School there, which position he has since filled. Unostentatious and unassuming, he has ever been ready to further all Christian and benevolent enterprises.