Leutina Norcross

1890–1978 (Age 88)
Tansboro, Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Leutina

When Leutina Norcross was born on 22 January 1890, in Tansboro, Camden, New Jersey, United States, her father, David Paul Norcross, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Burdsall, was 40. She married William M. Goff on 26 September 1910, in Atco, Camden, New Jersey, United States. She lived in Winslow, Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1900. She died on 19 February 1978, at the age of 88.

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Leutina Norcross
William M. Goff
Marriage: 26 September 1910

Spouse & Children

  • Female1890–1978Female

  • William M. Goff


26 September 1910
Atco, Camden, New Jersey, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • David Paul Norcross


  • Sarah Catherine Burdsall




  • Female1890–1978Female

  • Etta Norcross


World Events (8)


Age 4

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 23

A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place near Blackpool, so named from Old English norð ‘north’ + cros ‘cross’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Leotia Norcross in household of David P Norcross, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Loeotia Norcross in household of David P Norcross, "United States Census, 1900"

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