Ellis Macleroy Norris

28 December 1868–1 June 1943 (Age 74)
Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ellis Macleroy

When Ellis Macleroy Norris was born on 28 December 1868, in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Henderson Norris, was 23 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Carlton, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Jane May. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 5 years and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 1 June 1943, in Saint Lukes Hospital, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Ellis Macleroy Norris
Mary Jane May
George William Norris
Charles Norris
Gladys Pearl Norris
Grace Norris
Ethel Elizabeth Norris

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    Charles Norris



    Grace Norris


    Ethel Elizabeth Norris


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 9

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

Age 22

Idaho is the 43rd state.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish:1. regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis ‘northerner’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle English north ‘north’ + hous ‘house’. 3. occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • E M Norris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellis M Norris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellis M Norris, "United States Census, 1930"

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