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NORRIS, George W


Posted By: Karyn - volunteer
Date: 6/22/2022 at 16:32:45

"The Red Oak Express", Red Oak, Iowa; March 16, 1894


Geo. W. Norris, who for 16 years had been a respected and esteemed resident of Red Oak and vicinity, died at his home just south of town last Saturday morning.

Death came suddenly and painlessly. The day was his 73rd birthday anniversary, and he had been out making preparations to pass a part of the day with friends. Coming into his house, he lay down for a rest, and in a few moments his spirit had passed to the better world.

Mr. Norris was born in Perry, Wyoming County, N.Y., March 10, 1821. For 58 years he lived upon one farm near there. In the spring of 1878 he moved his family to Red Oak and since that time had lived here. Early in life he united with the Presbyterian church at Perry, N.Y., and bringing his letter with him here he became connected with the Red Oak Presbyterian church very soon after his arrival. He took a great interest in church work, in the cause of education and in all duties of good citizenship. His circle of friends was a large one. The funeral services were held at the home on Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock and there was a large attendance. Rev. J. D. Graham, of the United Presbyterian church, conducted the services. The singing was by the Presbyterian choir. Mr. Norris leaves a wife and five children, all of whom were present at the funeral, excepting Clayton, whose home is in California.


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