Obit: Norris, Frank (1872 - 1921)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 04/07/1921

Norris, Frank (6 APR 1872 - 29 MAR 1921)

Frank Norris, for many years a resident of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., died at St. Joseph’s Hospital Chippewa Falls, Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 1921. His death came as a result of a nervous collapse due primarily to an attack of influenza last fall.

Mr. Norris and family moved to Cornell in the summer of 1919, where Mr. Norris has been employed by the Cornell Wood Products Co. He has been in por health all winter and has been in the hospital for the past month.

The body was brought here for burial in the Greenwood Cemetery, the funeral taking place Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church, Rev. Bickell, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted the services, preaching from John 17:3, "This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.."

Pallbearers were E.F. Wollenberg, John Drummond, Albert Shanks, Geo. Einfeldt, Geo. Poole, W.I. Wells.

Frank Leslie Norris was born April 6, 1872, at Stockbridge, Calumet County, Wis., where he spent his boyhood and grew to manhood. He was married in 1895 to Miss Mabel Ware, who died here in the town of Eaton about ten years later. To this union was born one son, Ralph, who survives his father.

Mr. and Mrs. Norris lived for a number of years in Iowa, coming to Greenwood over twenty years ago. Mr. Norris was employed here as clerk in the Big Store, Burch and Taylor’s, E.T. Burch and for a number of years was assistant cashier in the Greenwood State Bank.

In 1909 he was married to Miss Grace Oelig, of this city. To this union was born one child, a daughter Kathryn, July 1, 1910, who died the following March.

Deceased is survived by his wife, his son Ralph, his foster daughter, Audrey, two brothers, Lewis of Wausau and James of Stevens Point, one sister, Mrs. Albert Schwarze and his step-mother, Mrs. Celia Norris, of this city.

Mr. Norris was a faithful Christian, a member of the Baptist Church, a staunch supporter of all the church’s activities and of all moral reforms. He was a firm believer in the individual Christian’s share and responsibility in telling the Gospel story.



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