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William Pitt "W P" Norris
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1851
Birmingham
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1909
Birmingham
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA

Son of John N Norris and Barbara Miller Norris.

Husband of Mary Emma Dunn Norris, married Nov. 2 (or 5th ??), 1875.

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Note: (Photocopy of this obit is located on page 91 of Obit Book A found in the Van Buren County, IA Genealogical Society's collection at the Keosauqua Public Library in March 2000. Name and date of newspaper not given.)

OBITUARY OF DR. PITT NORRIS

Feb. 2, 1909, Dr. Pitt Norris, who was born in Birmingham Aug. 2, 1851, died at his home in that place. He always lived there. Nov. 5, 1875, he was married to Miss Mary E. Dunn, who with their children, Mrs. Iva Buck of Bonaparte, Mrs. Bee Calhoun of Eldon, Miss Marjorie Norris now of Ottumwa, Mrs. Wealtha Bauman (sic. first name was Weltha), John and Eugene Norris of Birmingham, survive the loss of a kind and indulgent husban [sic] and father. He also leaves a half-sister Mrs. Hattie Selvey of Denver, Col., and three brothers, Beecher of Garden City, Kansas; Dr. Jay of this place and Pro (sic. Wilmot P. Norris) of Holdredge, Neb.

April 20, 1907, he had his first stroke of apoplexy, and has been a severe sufferer from that time until death relieved him. All the time he was cognizant of the fact that his time was near its end and while suffering the worst would ask his brother Jay not to use any more medicine as it was only prolonging his suffering and could not cure him. For thirty-eight years he had been a successful practitioner and was able to diagnose intelligently every phase of his disease and knew there was no help for him. Yet he was patient and bore his sufferings manfully. Even at his worst he was anxious for his friends to call and see him and greeted them with a hearty hand-shake. He will be missed in the community. His long career as a physician and large practice caused him to be a well known and prominent citizen, ready and willing at all times to answaer a call of those in distress and do his full share toward advancing the interests of the community, a bright and useful citizen. The funeral services were held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. and were in charge of Rev. F. C. Behner of the Free Methodist church, and was attended by a large crowd, notwithstanding the bad roads, people coming from eight or ten miles to show their respect.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Nelson Norris (1816 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Emma Dunn Norris (1856 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Marjorie Norris Nesbitt (1882 - 1944)*
  Weltha Norris Bauman (1885 - 1967)*
  John N Norris (1891 - 1952)*
  Eugene Field Norris (1895 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel C Norris (1845 - 1870)*
  Izora M Norris Ragsdale (1849 - 1904)*
  John M Good Norris (1850 - 1852)*
  William Pitt Norris (1851 - 1909)
  Beecher Norris (1853 - 1938)*
  Jay C Norris (1856 - 1931)*
  Wilmot P. Norris (1858 - 1926)*
  Claude B Norris (1868 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Birmingham
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 5 Row 6
 
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Aug 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95911509
William Pitt W P Norris
Added by: Richard K Thompson
 
William Pitt W P Norris
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