James David Norris

14 June 1913–28 February 1964 (Age 50)
Shepherd, San Jacinto, Texas, United States

The Life of James David

When James David Norris was born on 14 June 1913, in Shepherd, San Jacinto, Texas, United States, his father, William Benjamin Norris, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Vickery, was 31. He lived in Harris, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1964, in Baytown, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Highlands, Harris, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.

Age 14

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • James Norris in household of Ben W Norris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James D Norris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James David Norris in entry for Joe Fred Norris, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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