Lillian Adele Norcross

1908–2003 (Age 94)
Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lillian Adele

When Lillian Adele Norcross was born on 6 September 1908, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Seaton Anderson Norcross, was 29 and her mother, Jennie Florene Haviland, was 25. She married Milton Curtis Everett on 20 June 1930, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Oakland, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 30 March 2003, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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Lillian Adele Norcross
Milton Curtis Everett
Marriage: 20 June 1930
Bruce Gordon Everett

Spouse & Children

20 June 1930
Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 26

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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)

  • Lillian Everett in household of Milton Everett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian A Norcross in household of Seaton Norcross, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian Norcross in entry for Bruce G Everett and Gila Virginia Mullins, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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