Biography of Frank C. Norris
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Frank C. Norris, of Richland precinct, who is meeting with gratifying success as a farmer, is a native of New York and was born on the 26th of February, 1854. His parents, George W. and Sarah (Glasier) Norris, were also natives of that state and at length removed to Montgomery county, Iowa, where the father's death occurred. The mother subsequently came to Nebraska, where her last days were spent, passing away in 1908, after surviving her husband for fourteen years. Both were buried in the cemetery at Red Oak, Iowa.

Frank C. Norris attended school in New York until he was twenty years of age, thus receiving a good education. He subsequently worked for his father for one year but when twenty three years of age removed to Iowa, where he farmed rented land for three years. In 1881 he came to Saunders county, Nebraska, and bought eighty acres of land, to which he has since added a similar tract, his present farm comprising a quarter section of excellent land on section 22, Richland precinct. He likewise holds title to one hundred and sixty acres in Antelope county, Nebraska, from which he derives a good addition to his income. He has made many improvements upon his home place and keeps everything in excellent condition.

Mr. Norris is a republican and has held all of the offices in his school district. He is at present serving as a member of the school board and in that capacity is constantly seeking to advance the interests of the school system. He is widely known and his many excellent traits have gained him the confidence and warm regard of those with whom he has been closely associated. The principles which guide his life are the teachings of the Pleasant Hill Methodist church, to which he belongs.

Mr. Norris was married on the 17th of February, 1882, to Miss Emma Ide, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ide, who were then residents of this county. The father is now deceased and is buried in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but the mother is living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Norris have become the parents of nine children: Charles, who married Rachel Boydston, by whom he has three children, Ralph, Paul and Frank; Walter, who married Bessie Schultz and is engaged in farming in Antelope county; Harold, who married Rose Schultz and is also farming in Antelope county; Mabel, the wife of Anton Nordstrom and the mother of two sons, Alvin and Wilmer; Robert, who married Lena Maynard and resides in Antelope county; and Elmer, Lilly, Edna and Florence, all at home.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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