Musetta Norcross

12 May 1875–16 June 1912 (Age 37)
Wallis, Austin, Texas, United States

The Life of Musetta

When Musetta Norcross was born on 12 May 1875, in Wallis, Austin, Texas, United States, her father, John Wesley Norcross Sr, was 29 and her mother, Ann Heseltina Alderman, was 30. She married Willis Benton Self about 1897, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States in 1880 and Fulshear, Fort Bend, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 16 June 1912, in Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Willis Benton Self
Musetta Norcross
Marriage: about 1897
Viola Self
William Allen Self
Walter Self
Hettie Ann Self
Harvey Self

Spouse and Children

    Willis Benton Self



about 1897
Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings




    John Wesley Norcross


    Aaron Norcross



    Vivian Norcross


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Age 11

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 (3)

  • Musetta Self in household of W B Self, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Minsettie Norcross in household of John Norcross, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Musetta Norcross in entry for William Allen Self, "Texas Deaths, 1977-1986"

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