William Norris, Jr.

13 December 1819–21 November 1907 (Age 87)
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Norris, Jr. was born on 13 December 1819, in Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Norris, was 41 and his mother, Ann Walton, was 39. He married Caroline Tirrell on 18 January 1844, in Wicken, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Passenham, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 November 1907, in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Randolph City Cemetery, Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Norris, Jr.
Caroline Tirrell
Marriage: 18 January 1844
Alfred James Norris
Walter Norris
Elizabeth Mary Norris
Reuben Norris
Hyrum Job Norris Sr.
Emily Emmeline Norris
Heber Willard Norris
Joseph Norris
Lavinia Norris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1844Wicken, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from er ‘man, male’, also ‘hero, soldier’.Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 爾 (meaning ‘thou or you’ in ancient Chinese), a shortened form of the Chinese compound surname Er-Zhu (爾朱), from the ancient name of a river (now called Zhu Jia Chuan), located in northwestern Shanxi province.Chinese: Teochew form of the surname 余, see Yu 1. Compare Ear .

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

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    Story Highlight


    CAROLINE TIRRELL NORRIS Caroline Tirrell Norris was born August 26, 1824 at Wicken, Northamptonshire, England. Her parents were Elizabeth Billings, and Jacob Tirrell. A …

    Sources (38)

    • Wm Norris in household of Willm Norris, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Norris in entry for Hyrum J Norris Senior and Annie H Spencer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William L. Bowden in entry for Emily Bowden, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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