Henry New Year NORRIS Mary Bell NORRIS Chester NORRIS Pearl NORRIS Hatler Leslie NORRIS Lino Onil NORRIS Edgar Lee DIXON Thomas Jefferson GREEN Henry Brantley NORRIS Lucinda NORRIS Eddie Z NORRIS Zeddie E NORRIS Lucinda Elizabeth GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram
Alpha Odela NORRIS

Alpha Odela NORRIS1,2,3,4,5

30th Jun 19031,2,3,4,5 - 10th Apr 19791

Life History

30th Jun 1903

Born in Parker County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5

May 1918

Married Edgar Lee DIXON in Parker County, Texas.6


Resident in Justice Precinct 1, Parker, Texas.5

about 1926

Married Thomas Jefferson GREEN in Texas.2

before 1926

Divorced from Edgar Lee DIXON.2

10th Apr 1979

Died in Parker County, Texas.1


  • We learn Alpha's middle name and birth date from a family genealogy:
    Alpha Odela NORRIS b: 30 JUN 1903 in Parker Co., Texas

    But other sources spell the name as we might expect:  Odelia.  This isher name in the 1930 census.  In a continuing series of emailconferencing by several of us researching the Norris, Yeary, Jackson,Green and related families, a descendant, however, reports that theproper form of her name is in fact Odela, not Odelia.  In the processshe gives some information on the family naming tradition.

    "Alpha Odela Norris is correct, if you spell Odela backwards, you haveAledo! [Aledo is a town in Parker County, Texas, where they lived.]Henry N. Y. got fancy with his last two daughters. Lino Onil, born1898, is a word spelled forward and backwards."
    --  Email by Evlyn Broumley to Wanda Cox 29 July 2008

    1930 Federal Census, Tarrant County, Texas, 28 (April?), Ft Worth Ward16E, District 68, page 105A, 4513 El Campo St, Hse #149, Fam #159
    Green, Jeff Head Owns Home $5000 value M W 27  Married at age 23  TXGA AL Salesman, Gulf Oil Company [b abt 1907]
    Green, Odelia Wife F W 27 Married at age 23  TX IL TX Nurse, Dr.Office [b abt 1907,  m abt 1926]

    Some undocumented sources indicate that Alpha had a third husband nameEddie Whalen.  Several of us working in July-August 2008 were unableto find any documentary reference or genealogy with any details onthis name.


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