Justin Bolenbaugh Norris

19 April 1897–23 February 1964 (Age 66)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Justin Bolenbaugh

When Justin Bolenbaugh Norris was born on 19 April 1897, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Stewart Norris, was 26 and his mother, Alice Bolenbaugh, was 34. He married Dorothy May Pigg about 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 23 February 1964, in Linton, Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Dugger Cemetery, Dugger, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Justin Bolenbaugh Norris
Dorothy May Pigg
Anna Rosalie Norris
Phyllis Eileen Norris

Spouse and Children




    Phyllis Eileen Norris


Parents and Siblings

    Stewart Norris


    Alice Bolenbaugh




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Justin Noris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Justin Norris in household of Stewert Norris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Justin B Norris in household of Steward S Norris, "United States Census, 1910"

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