John Carnahan Norris

7 August 1882–5 April 1951 (Age 68)
Culmerville, West Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Carnahan

When John Carnahan Norris was born on 7 August 1882, in Culmerville, West Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Norris, was 43 and his mother, Mary Jane Carnaghan, was 31. He married Annie Belle Donaldson about 1913, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Middlesex Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 5 April 1951, at the age of 68, and was buried in Glade Run Cemetery, Cooperstown, Middlesex Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Carnahan Norris
Annie Belle Donaldson
Marriage: about 1913
Emmett LaVerne Norris
Wilmer Glenn Norris
Vernon L Norris
Marian C Norris
Eugene H Norris
Helen Reba Norris

Spouse and Children

about 1913
Pennsylvania, United States



    Wilmer Glenn Norris


    Vernon L Norris


    Marian C Norris


    Eugene H Norris


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Norris


    Mary Jane Carnaghan




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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Story Highlight

Emmett Norris & Dorothy Shea Family

Dorothy Alice Shea, daughter of Thomas Milton Shea and Oscie Margaret Martin, married Emmett LaVerne Norris, son of John Carnahan Norris and Annie Bell Donaldson in 1942 in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. Dor …

Sources (3)

  • John C Norris in household of Robert Norris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Norris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Norris, "United States Census, 1920"

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