Laurence Dee Norris

31 December 1923–17 January 1999 (Age 75)
Clinton Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States

The Life of Laurence Dee

When Laurence Dee Norris was born on 31 December 1923, in Clinton Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States, his father, Guy Elbert Norris, was 36 and his mother, Lillie Ethel Moler, was 30. He lived in Ringgold, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Redding, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 17 January 1999, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Redding Cemetery, Redding, Ringgold, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Guy Elbert Norris
Lillie Ethel Moler
Elbert Donald Norris
Bonnie Oleva Norris
Lorene Freda Norris
Nail Norris
Weyland Carr Norris
Virgil Lee Norris
Laurence Dee Norris
Ethel Marie Norris
Eula Mae Norris
Phylis Arlene Norris
Phyllis Arlene Norris

Parents and Siblings



    Elbert Donald Norris


    Bonnie Oleva Norris


    Lorene Freda Norris


    Nail Norris


    Weyland Carr Norris


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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Lawrence I Norres in household of Guy E Norres, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawrence D Norris in household of Guy E Norris, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lawrence D Norris in household of Guy E Norris, "United States Census, 1940"

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