Henry New Year NORRIS Mary Bell NORRIS Chester NORRIS James L YEARY Mary YEARY Herman YEARY Dorothy Loraine YEARY Ruth YEARY Hatler Leslie NORRIS Lino Onil NORRIS Alpha Odela NORRIS Henry Brantley NORRIS Lucinda NORRIS Zeddie E NORRIS Eddie Z NORRIS Lucinda Elizabeth GRIFFITH Mini tree diagram

Pearl NORRIS8,9,3,7,5,6,10,11

also known as Pearl ZAY2

29th Jan 18941,2,3,4,5,6 - 3rd Dec 19508,1,7,4,6

Life History

29th Jan 1894

Born in Parker County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6

30th Jan 1909

Married James L YEARY in Parker County, Texas.4,10,7

about 1912

Birth of daughter Mary YEARY in Parker County, Texas.12

7th Dec 1914

Birth of son Herman YEARY in Parker County, Texas.5,2

15th Jul 1919

Birth of daughter Dorothy Loraine YEARY in Aledo, Parker, Texas.10,13,14,2,5,6

between 1920 and 1930

Resident in Justice Precinct 7, Parker, Texas.2,5

about 1921

Birth of daughter Ruth YEARY.5

3rd Dec 1950

Died in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.8,1,7,4,6

Car-Train Crash

after 3rd Dec 1950

Buried in Annetta Cemetery, Annetta, Parker County, Texas.1,7,6


  • Pearl is called Parlee in the 1900 census record.  She appears at age 6 in the 1900 census in Parker County, Texas.  She has already married Jim Yeary before the 1910 census, when she would be 16 years old, as she does not appear with her parents and siblings in their household.

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 6 June, Justice Precinct 7, District 78, page 3B, Hse/Fam #52
    Henry N Norris Head W M Jan 1845  55 Married 13 years IL Unknown Unknown  Carpenter Owns Home
    Lucinda E Norris Wife W F Oct 1869  30 Married 13 years TX Unknown Unknown
    Parlee Norris W F Jan 1894  6 TX IL TX

    A genealogy reports that Pearl married Jim Yeary 30 January 1909 in Parker County, Texas.

    A family genealogy reports that Jim married Pearl Norris on 30 January 1909.
    --  Ancestry Trees, Norris Family, http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v06t4483&id=I069

    However the 1910 census states that they have been married "0 years" in May 1910.  This would seem to indicate they married in the last half or 1909.  From the date of marriag reported above, they have been married nearly 1.5 years.

    1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 9 May, Justice Precinct 7, District 84, page 12A-B, Hse/Fam #226
    Yeary, Jim M W [no age] Married [No birth states reported] Rents farm
    --  page 12B  --
    Yeary, Pearl  Wife F W [no age] Married 0 years [No birth states reported]

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 20 January, Justice Precinct 7, District 76, page 8A, Ft Worth and Weatherford Rd, (No Hse#), Family #155
    Yeary, Jim L Head Rents M W 30 OK TX TX Farmer
    Yeary, Pearl Wife F W 26 TX IL TX
    Yeary, Mary Dau F W 8 TX OK TX
    Yeary, Herman Son N W 6 TX OK TX
    Yeary, Dorthy Dau F W 6mos TX OK TX [b June 1919]

    1930 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 29 April, Precinct 7, District 19, page 7B, Hse #46, Fam #47
    Yeary, Jim L Head Rents M W 40 Married at age 20 Not able to read or write OK OK OK Farmer
    Yeary, Pearl Wife F W 36 Married at age 16 Able to read or write TX IL TX
    Yeary, Herman Son M W 17 Able to read and write TX OK TX
    Yeary, Dorothy Dau F W 11 Able to read and write TX OK TX
    Yeary, Ruth Dau F W 9 Able to read and write TX OK TX

    Jim L Yeary died on 20 Aug 1962 Parker County

    Pearl's nephew Tony Norris, a writer, told of her death.

    "Just a few years before Uncle Jim and Aunt Pearl had driven to Weatherford on a rainy night to see the Christmas lights. Their car stalled on the railroad tracks and Uncle Jim hadn't been able to restart it before it was struck by a Texas & Pacific freight train. Aunt Pearl was killed. Even as a child I could hear the sorrow in my uncle's voice."
    --  Tony Norris, "A Peach, A Monkey, A Memory: One Texas Summer," NPR, 11 Oct 2011, http://www.npr.org/2011/10/11/141122815/a-peach-a-monkey-a-memory-one-texas-summer?sc=emaf

    The actual joint gravestone reads:
    Pearl  Jan 29, 1894  Dec 3 1950
    Jim  Sept 15, 1889  Aug 20, 1962

    Pearl Norris Yeary
    Birth Jan. 29, 1894
    Death Dec. 3, 1950

    Henry New Year Norris (1845 - 1928)
    Lucinda Elizabeth Griffith Norris (1869 - 1949)
    Spouse Jim L Yeary (1889 - 1962)

    Robert Cecil Yeary (1914 - 1917)
    Gladis Earleen Yeary (1917 - 1918)

    Infant Norris (1888 - 1888)
    Mary Belle Norris Wiley (1889 - 1973)
    Chester Norris (1892 - 1892)
    Onil Lino Norris Whitmire (1898 - 1970)
    Alpha "Odela" Norris Whalin (1903 - 1979)
    Henry Brantley Norris (1905 - 1982)
    Lucinda Norris (1907 - 1907)
    Eddie Norris (1908 - 1908)

    Burial Annetta Cemetery, Annetta, Parker County, Texas

    Created by Cheryl Feb 19, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #65875245, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65875245


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