Nancy Ellen Norman

9 December 1858–23 September 1918 (Age 59)
Burrell Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nancy Ellen

When Nancy Ellen Norman was born on 9 December 1858, in Burrell Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Wesley Norman, was 26 and her mother, Martha Mathilda Slaughter, was 22. She married George Washington Alley on 5 April 1875, in Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Fayette Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Davis City, Decatur, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. She died on 23 September 1918, in Center Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Alley
Nancy Ellen Norman
Marriage: 5 April 1875
Minnie Winona Alley
Stella Florence Allie
Estella Florence Alley
Frederick Victor Alley

Spouse and Children

5 April 1875
Franklin, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings





    John Wesley Norman


    William Lincoln Norman


    Isaac Clemens Norman


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Irish (Ulster), Scottish, and Dutch: name applied either to a Scandinavian or to someone from Normandy in northern France. The Scandinavian adventurers of the Dark Ages called themselves norðmenn ‘men from the North’. Before 1066 , Scandinavian settlers in England were already fairly readily absorbed, and Northman and Normann came to be used as bynames and later as personal names, even among the Saxon inhabitants. The term gained a new use from 1066 onwards, when England was settled by invaders from Normandy, who were likewise of Scandinavian origin but by now largely integrated with the native population and speaking a Romance language, retaining only their original Germanic name.2 French: regional name for someone from Normandy.3 Dutch: ethnic name for a Norwegian.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy E Norman in household of Charles W Norman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy E Logan in household of William Logan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Norman in household of Charles W Norman, "United States Census, 1870"

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