Henry New Year NORRIS Mary Bell NORRIS Chester NORRIS Pearl NORRIS Hatler Leslie NORRIS Lino Onil NORRIS Alpha Odela NORRIS Henry Brantley NORRIS Lucinda NORRIS Vera Blanche ALEXANDER Eddie Z NORRIS Lucinda Elizabeth GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram

Zeddie E NORRIS1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,9

21st May 19081,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 19th Jul 19866,7,8

Life History

21st May 1908

Born in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

May 1940

Married Vera Blanche ALEXANDER in Parker County, Texas


Buried in Gateway Memory Park, Cleveland, White County, Georgia.6

1st Mar 1986

Death of Vera Blanche ALEXANDER in Hall County Georgia.6,8

19th Jul 1986

Died in Rabun County, Georgia.6,7,8


  • A family genealogy gives us Eddie's middle initial and exact day in May 1908 when Eddie was born:
    Eddie Z. NORRIS b: 21 MAY 1908 in Parker Co., Texas
    --  Norris Family, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v06t4483&id=I039

    The same genealogy tells us that Eddie lived only 8 days.

    "Eddie Z. NORRIS was born 21 MAY 1908 in Parker Co., Texas, and died 29 MAY 1908 in Parker Co., Texas"
    --  Ancestry World Tree, Norris Family, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v06t4483

    Evlyn Broumley explained that there were twins, named Eddie Z and Zeddie E.  But if Eddie died in 1908, what about the Eddie reported in the 1910 census as 1 year and 10 months old?  This child in 1910 is actually Zeddie, the surviving twin, who is correctly recorded in the 1920 census as Zeddie E.  So the enumerator made an error in the name.

    1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 28 April, Justice Precinct 1, District 65, page 7A, South Main St [no house address], Hse/Fam #102
    Norris, Henry N Head M W 66  Married 22 yrs  IL KY AR [should be Illinois] Carpenter Owns Home [b abt 1844]
    Norris, Lucindy Wife F W 41 Married 22 yrs TX IN MO [b abt 1869,  m abt 1888]
    Norris, Eddie [should be Zeddie] Son M W 1yr 10mos  TX IL TX

    In 1920 and 1930 censuses, the matching child is reported as Zeddie (Zeddie E in 1930).  It seems obvious then that the enumerator in 1910 just misunderstood this unusual name, and wrote it as Eddie.

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 7 January, Aledo Township (Justice Precinct 7), District 76, page 3A, Hse/Fam #50
    Norris, Henry N  Head  Rents M W 74  IL KY AR [b abt 1846]  Carpenter, House
    Norris, Lucinda  Wife F W 50 TX IN MO [b abt 1869]
    Norris, Henry Son M W 12 TX IL TX
    Norris, Zeddie Son M W 11 TX IL TX

    In 1927 and 1928, Hatler's parents and his brother Zeddie are are also listed in the directory.  In 1927, Hatler and his parents are onthe same page and Zeddie is on the next

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1927, p 702
    Norris Hatler (Lillie) hlpr Webb-North Motor Co h 2222 W 24th
    Norris Henry N (Lucinda) h 1020 Bryan av

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1927, p 683
    Norris Zeddie E r 1020 Bryan av

    In 1927, Zeddie's photo was included in the listings for the Sophomore Class (10th grade) at Ft Worth High School.  Since his birth date was 21 May, he had his 19th birthday neart the end of that school year.  So he was 18 when the school photo was taken that year.

    U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990
    Zeddie Norris
    Age about 18 (born 1908)
    Sophomore Class (10th Grade
    1927 Junior Purple Yearbook
    Fort Worth High School, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

    In 1928, they were all listed on the same page of the directory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1928, p 702
    Norris Hatler (Lillie) mech Armour & Co h 2724 Hanna av
    Norris Henry N (Lucinda) r 4513 El Campo av
    Norris Zeddie E r 4513 El Campo av

    In 1930, widowed Lucinda and her son Zeddie are living with her daughter Alpha Odela Green in Ft Worth.

    1930 Federal Census, Tarrant County, Texas, 17 April, Ft Worth Ward 16, District 69, page 46A, 4513 Collinwood St, Hse/Fam #1113
    Green, Thomas Jefferson Head Owns Home $2200 value M W 27  Married at age 24  TX GA AL Chauffeur, Oil Company [b abt 1907]
    Green, Alpha O Wife F W 27 Married at age 24  TX IL TX  Nurse, Dr. E H Bursey  [b abt 1907,  m abt 1927]
    Norris, Lucinda E Mother-in-law F W 60 Widow  First married at age 17 TX IN MO [b abt 1870]
    Norris, Zeddie E  Brother-in-law M W 21 Single TX IL TX [b abt 1909]

    In 1940, Lucinda and Zeddie are back in Aledo to the west, having moved there after 1935.  Zeddie is reported as 10 years younger than he should be.  His age is reported as 22, the same age as in the 1930 census.

    1940 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 1 May, Justice Precinct 9, Aledo, District 184-19, page 15B, Hse #298, Rents $5, not a farm
    Norris, Lucindy E Head F W 70 Widow Grade 4 b Texas Ft Worth, Tarrant in 1935
    Norris, Zeddie Son M W 22 [32] Single Grade 7 b Texas Ft Worth, Tarrant in 1935 Night Watchman

    In 1940, when he registered for the WWII draft, Zeddie was living in Aledo, but registered in the county seat of Parker County, Weatherford.  He listed his wife Vera Blanche Norris as his next of kin.  Since he was reported with his mother in the 1940 census on 1 May, and reported Blanche as his wife on 21 May, they would have married some time between 1 May and 21 May 1940.

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Zeddie E Norris
    White Male
    Age 32
    Birth 21 May 1908 Weatherford, Texas, USA
    Residence Aledo, Parker, Texas, USA
    Next of Kin Vera Blanche Norris
    Employer        Leonard Bros
    5' 7" 159 lbs, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, Light Complexion
    Registration 16 Oct 1940

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Gainesville, Georgia, City Directory, 1959, p 495
    Norris Zeddie chkr Benson Bkry r RD 3 Cleveland GA

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Zeddie Norris
    Born 21 May 1908
    Died Jul 1986
    Last Residence Dahlonega, Lumpkin, Georgia 30533
    SSN 464-01-4099 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    Georgia, Death Index, 1919-1998
    Zeddie E Norris
    Death 19 Jul 1986 Rabun County, Georgia, USA
    Certificate #027460
    File Date 1 Aug 1986

    Zeddie E Norris
    Birth 21 May 1908
    Death 19 Jul 1986 (aged 77-78)
    Burial Gateway Memory Park, Cleveland, White County, Georgia
    Created by Theron Rogers 2 Jul 2017
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 180946789, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180946789


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