James Andrew Norris

22 December 1915–6 December 1995 (Age 80)
Modena, Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Andrew

When James Andrew Norris was born on 22 December 1915, in Modena, Mercer, Missouri, United States, his father, Leonard Harlan Norris, was 43 and his mother, Mollie Mabelle Mack, was 25. He married Doris Lee Williams on 18 June 1941. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Capps Creek Township, Barry, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 6 December 1995, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Gooding, Gooding, Idaho, United States.

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James Andrew Norris
Doris Lee Williams
Marriage: 18 June 1941
Marta Lee Norris
Orrin Clyde Norris

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18 June 1941


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Andrew Norris in household of Leonard H Norris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James H Norris in household of Harel H Norris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James A Norris, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"

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