George Beecher Norris

2 March 1897–1 June 1954 (Age 57)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of George Beecher

George Beecher Norris was born on 2 March 1897, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States as the son of Russell McClellan Norris and Matilda Harrison. He married Zella Bea Templin on 23 November 1920, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 1, Sevier, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 9, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 1 June 1954, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Ethridge, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States.

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George Beecher Norris
Zella Bea Templin
Marriage: 23 November 1920
Beulah Mae Norris
Marjorie Marie Norris
Allene Norris

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  • Marriage
    23 November 1920Cocke, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 7
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 16
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Middle English norreis, noreis, norais ‘northerner’ (Anglo-Norman French noreis), used both of Norwegians and of inhabitants of northern England and Scotland.from the Middle English personal name Norreis, derived from norreis ‘northerner’.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • George B Norris in household of Olelie Norris, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Beecher Norris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Beecher Norris, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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