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Norris, John 1854 - 1923


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/9/2022 at 10:28:07

Elkader Register, Thur., 08 Nov. 1923. Strawberry Point column.

John Norris, son of David and Harriet Denning Norris was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, January 12th, 1854, and died at Strawberry Point, Iowa, Nov. 2, 1923, aged 69 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was reared on a farm and was educated in the common schools of Ohio. His father was a veteran of the Civil War and the son was the eldest of the family and while young in years greatly assisted the mother in care and maintenance of the family during the fathers years of service in the army during those strenuous times.

Mr. Norris was married to Miss Eliza J. Wise at New__merstown, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1875. Three children were born to them, Mrs. Fannie A. Kramer and Rufus C. Norris of Strawberry Point and John B. Norris of Manchester, Iowa. He resided in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, till 1881, when he and his family removed to Iowa locating on a farm in Buchanan County and in 1891 purchased a farm about one mile and a half west of Strawberry Point where they resided a few years when they purchased a farm in Lodomillo Township, Clayton County, where he lived until he took up his residence in Strawberry Point in 1900, where he has lived since, and for many years assisted his sons and others in the hardware business in this place. Mr. Norris was of genial disposition at all times kind and considerate to others and a friend to everyone. For many years up to the date of his death he was a devoted and consistent member of the Congregational church of Strawberry Point. He was a member of the Masonic Order, the M.W.A. and the Brotherhood of American Yeoman. His death came very suddenly and unexpectedly from heart failure while calling at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Kramer, in Strawberry Point, on the evening of Nov. 2nd. He is survived by his devoted wife, his three children, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, James Norris and Ellsworth Norris, of Ohio, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Mrs. Emma Dillahy-Cray and Mrs. Malissa Quinn, of Ohio, and Mrs. Leah Tucker, of California, together with a legion of friends to mourn his departure. A devoted husband and father, a worthy citizen and a true, noble Christian man has gone from among us. Funeral services occurred in the Congregational church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by his pastor Rev. Wm. W. Maxwell, and for the respect of the deceased all business places were closed during the services.


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