Norris Jacob Courtright

10 May 1889–19 February 1953 (Age 63)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Norris Jacob

When Norris Jacob Courtright was born on 10 May 1889, in Nebraska, United States, his father, James Hobert Courtright, was 27 and his mother, Jeanette May Ward, was 19. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Lillie Pearl Morgan. He lived in Brace Election Precinct, Gosper, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. He died on 19 February 1953, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norris Jacob Courtright
Lillie Pearl Morgan
Martha Rosella Courtright
James Wesley Courtright
Norris Beryl Courtright
Radford Loyal Courtright

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    James Hobert Courtright


    Jeanette May Ward




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Dutch Kortrijk, a habitational name from a place of this name in Flanders.2 Perhaps also a respelling of English Cartwright .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norris Courtright in household of Caroline Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norris J Courtright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Noris J Courtright in household of J H Courtright, "United States Census, 1900"

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