Velma Lee Norris

28 October 1928–20 June 2010 (Age 81)
Snyder, Scurry, Texas, United States

The Life of Velma Lee

When Velma Lee Norris was born on 28 October 1928, in Snyder, Scurry, Texas, United States, her father, Julious Dude Norris, was 41 and her mother, Katie Mae Godfrey, was 37. She lived in Election Precinct 12 Encino, Torrance, New Mexico, United States in 1940 and Bullhead City, Mohave, Arizona, United States in 1996. She died on 20 June 2010, in Tallassee, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Silver City, Grant, New Mexico, United States.

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Earl Monroe Edmisten
Velma Lee Norris

Spouse and Children

    Earl Monroe Edmisten



Parents and Siblings

    Julious Dude Norris





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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Velma L Norris in household of J D Norris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Velma L Norris in household of Julius D Norris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Lee Norriss in entry for Joseph Ronald Mooney and Susan Jane Edmisten, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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