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.
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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