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William B Norris

Male 1833 - 1888  (55 years)

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  • Name William B Norris 
    Born 1 May 1833  County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1888  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11533  Rossville
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2018 

    Father William H Norris,   b. 1796,   d. 1868  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Nancy Caldwell Norris,   b. 1801,   d. 1854  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F6977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary E Green Norris,   b. 1838,   d. 8 May 1976  (Age 138 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1862 
     1. James Norris,   b. 1864,   d. 10 Dec 1880  (Age 16 years)
     2. Emily Green Norris,   b. 1866,   d. 1869  (Age 3 years)
     3. Joseph W Norris,   b. 1869,   d. 1901  (Age 32 years)
     4. Walter W Norris,   b. 1871,   d. 1874  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2018 14:33:49 
    Family ID F6978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Miller Bradley Norris,   b. 1842, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1924, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1882 
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 11:33:58 
    Family ID F2260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Norris, William
    Obituary- Norris, William

    William B Norris
    Birth: May 1, 1833
    County Donegal, Ireland
    Death: Oct. 18, 1888
    Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA
    Biographical Sketch (1883):
    W. B. NORRIS was born in County Donegal, Ireland May 1, 1833; emigrated with his father and family to Green County, Wisconsin in 1845, where he engaged in farming until about 1853, after which time he engaged in the mercantile business and farming until the autumn of 1880, when he removed to Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Norris' first wife was Miss Mary Green. W. B. Norris and Mary Green were married October 1, 1862; lived together till May 8, 1876, when his wife died leaving a family of five children, two dead and three alive. In December 10, 1880, another child died. On February 9, 1882, W. B. Norris and his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley, formerly of Decatur, Indiana, were married.
    Mr. Norris was a member of the I. 0. 0. F. Lodge No. 74, and of the A. F. & A. M. Lodge at Dayton, Wisconsin. He was engaged in the grocery business in Kansas until January 6, 1883.
    —William G. Cutler. History of the State of Kansas, Shawnee County, Part 31. 1883.
    Death Notice:
    NORRIS—October 18th, W. B. Norris, Lovelace avenue, of congestion of the brain. Funeral from the house, Saturday at 2 p.m.
    —Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA), October 20, 1888, p 7.
    North Topeka— W. B. Norris, formerly of this city, now of Los Angeles, Cal., died of neuralgia of the brain, at his home. His wife had just arrived in this city a few days prior to his death, on a visit to friends and relatives. Norris left this city some two years ago on account of his health and expected to improve on the Pacific slope.
    —Topeka State Journal (Topeka, KS), October 20, 1888, p
    Probate Court.—An affidavit of death of W. B. Norris was filed, and Robert Norris was appointed administrator.
    —Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, KS), November 28, 1888, p 4 c 3.
    Family links:
    William H. Norris (1796 - 1868)
    Nancy Caldwell Norris (1801 - 1854)
    Mary E Green Norris (1838 - 1876)
    Elizabeth Miller Bradley Norris (1842 - 1924)
    James Norris (1864 - 1880)*
    Emily Green Norris (1866 - 1869)*
    Joseph W Norris (1869 - 1901)*
    Waiter W Norris (1871 - 1874)*
    Robert Norris (1830 - 1894)*
    William B Norris (1833 - 1888)
    Isaac Norris (1842 - 1898)*
    ♦Calculated relationship
    Note: Not in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery or Los Angeles City Cemetery