NORRIS Family

First Generation

1. William Harvey1 Norris(3855) was born Miami Co, Ohio March 12, 1860. William died January 20, 1948 in Newton Twp, Miami Co, Ohio, at 87 years of age. buried at Arlington Cem., Clay Twp. Montgomery Co., OH

He married Laura Bell Heffelfinger Miami Co, Ohio, December 23, 1888. Laura was born in Medina Co, Ohio July 1, 1869. (Additional notes for Laura Bell Heffelfinger(3856)) Laura died September 20, 1915 in Union Twp, Miami Co, OH, at 46 years of age. buried at Arlington Cem., Clay Twp. Montgomery Co., OH In the 1900 census Monroe Twp, Darke Co, Ohio page 47, William (age 40) is living with his wife Laura (age 30), Mazy (age 10), Mary (age 8), Edna (age 7), Lora (age 2) and Susan (age 1 month). They have been married for 11 years and have had 5 children. He is a farmer and rents his farm.

In the 1910 census Newton Twp, Miami Co, Ohio, page 292, William (age 50) is living with his wife Laura (age 40), Mary (age 18), Edna (age 17), Cory (age 12), Sussie (age 9), Ida (age 6), Neima (age 3), and John (age 1 and 11 months). They have been married for 21 years and have had 8 children. He is a general farmer and rents his farm.

William Harvey Norris and Laura Bell Heffelfinger had the following children:

child 2 i. Maisy Mae2 Norris(3857) was born Miami Co, Ohio December 22, 1889. Mazie died August 26, 1941 in Darke Co. Ohio, at 51 years of age. Buried at Mote Cemetery She married Clarence Leroy Godown Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH, September 28, 1907.

Clarence was born Franklin Twp, Darke Co, OH June 08, 1885. Clarence(3858) was the son of John Washington Godown and Amanda Jane Spitler. Clarence died October 11, 1939 Miami Co, Ohio, at 54 years of age. buried in Mote, (Pitsburg) Cemetery, Monroe Twp Darke Co Ohio.

"Father of 10 Dead Clarence Godown, 54, died at noon Wednesday at his farm home east of Versailles after a lingering illness. Godown had formerly resided at Laura. He leaves a widow, May; four sons and six daughters. One other child preceded the father in death. - [The Arcanum Times Thursday October 19, 1939 Call # MF97-13 for film at the Arcanum Library, Arcanum, Ohio]

(See Clarence Leroy Godown for the continuation of this line.) Maisie ended her life early Wednesday morning August 26, 1941. Her body was found by her 9 year old son Marvin, suspended from a rafter in the wood shed. She had been suffering from heart trouble for at least the last 6 months of her life. Children at home are Marvin, Harold, Anna May, Kenneth, and Opal. Other children are Mrs Roy Fourman of Greenville, Mrs Fred Holsapple of Lewisburg, Mrs Ina Bowman of Greenville, Mrs Clarence Hosapple of Covington and Clinton Godown of Richmond.

child 3 ii. Mary Silvia Norris(3859) was born in Darke Co. Ohio December 29, 1891. Mary died July 31, 1989 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 97 years of age.

child 4 iii. Edna Ople Norris was born Monroe Twp, Darke Co, OH March 10, 1893. Edna died April 20, 1983 Greenville, Darke Co, OH, at 90 years of age.

child 5 iv. Cora Alice Norris(3860) was born Monroe Twp, Darke Co, OH October 25, 1897. Cora died June 24, 1979 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 81 years of age.

child 6 v. Susan Jane Norris was born Monroe Twp, Darke Co, OH April 20, 1900.

child 7 vi. Jessie Marie Norris(3861) was born in Darke Co. Ohio April 30, 1900. Jessie died January 18, 1978 Miami Co, Ohio, at 77 years of age.

child 8 vii. Ida Faith Norris(3862) was born in Medina Co, Ohio February 2, 1904. Ida died August 1980 in Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH, at 76 years of age.

child 9 viii. Neoma Belle Norris(3863) was born Miami Co, Ohio July 3, 1906. buried at Riverside Cem., Troy, OH Neoma died July 6, 1974 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 68 years of age.

child 10 ix. John H Norris was born in Laura, Miami Co, OH May 10, 1908. buried at Fletcher Cem., Brown Twp., Miami Co., OH John died July 16, 1972 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 64 years of age.

child 11 x. Charles Augustus Norris(3864) was born in Laura, Miami Co, OH April 10, 1911. Charles died March 1, 1994 Troy, Miami Co, OH, at 82 years of age. buried at Riverside Cem., Troy, OH

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