Showing posts with label Dershem Family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dershem Family. Show all posts

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mary Magdaline Norris Dershem, 1878-1933

Daily Iowegian - May 1933
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  Mary Magdaline Norris, youngest child of Jacob and Mary Jane Norris, was born Jun 8, 1878, in Appanoose County, Iowa, and passed away at the Centerville hospital May 1, 1933, after a short illness at the age of 54 years, 10 months and 23 days.  She was united in marriage to James E. Dershem May 12, 1903.
  She was converted and united with the M.E. church in Numa at the age of 12 years. She was organist at the church for five or six years, attended church and Sunday school until the failing health of her husband prevented it.  She was of a cheerful disposition making friends with everyone who made her acquaintance and was never happier then when doing something to make some one happy. 
  She will be greatly missed in the home and community.  She leaves to mourn her untimely departure her devoted husband, James E. Dershem, three sisters, Glendora and Pheba at home, Lona (sp) Brown of Seymour, three brothers, Lewis of near Numa, Guthrie of Cedar Rapids, Charlie G. of Cincinnati, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, four brothers and two sisters. 
  Funeral services were held May 3rd in the Jerome M.E. church, conducted by Rev. Lanning of Centerville, and she was laid to rest in the Jerome cemetery.
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Card of Thanks
  We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our dear wife and sister, and for the beautiful floral offering and to those who furnished the music.
James E. Dershem,
Glendora and Pheba Norris,
Lona Brown,
Lewis, Guthrie, and Charles Norris
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Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
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  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary to The Jerome Journal by Debbie Hess Edward.  It also appears among the obituaries posted on the Appanoose County IAGenWeb site

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Glendora Norris, 1856-1940

Daily Iowegian - 17 April 1940
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Glendora Norris County Pioneer Taken By Death
Had Lived on the Norris Farmstead
North of Numa For a Period of 75 Years
  Glendora Norris, 84, pioneer resident of Appanoose county in the vicinity of Numa, died at her home north of that city at 5:30 a.m. today, following ill health over the past several months. Miss Norris was born in Davis county, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Jane Norris, Feb. 14, 1856.
  She moved with her parents to Appanoose county at the age of nine and settled with them on the Norris homestead a short distance north of Numa where she has continued to live for a period of three quarters of a century.
Thirteen Children
  There were 13 children in the family and when the mother died while Glendora and her sister Phoebe were still in their teens, they took over the responsibilities of the household and cared for the other 11 children. In late years Glendora and Phoebe had continued at the farmstead and had been aided by a brother-in-law, J. E. Dursham [Dershem].
  Of the family, five children survive and are as follows: Lewis Norris of Centerville, Rt. 3, Guthrie Norris of Marshalltown, Charlie Norris of Cincinnati,m Mrs. Lana Brown of Ames and Phoebe at home.
Church Worker
  Miss Norris was an ardent worker in the Methodist church and went first with her family to Bellair church and later was a charter member of the first Numa Methodist church and also of the present place of worship that supplanted it. She was active in the Aid society and in Sunday school work and was perhaps one of the oldest members.
  Her death will be mourned by a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services are to be held at the Jerome Methodist church at 2:00 o'clock Friday. Effort is being made to secure the services of the former Rev. Shook of this city.
  Miss Norris's mother was buried at Jerome before there was a cemetery at Numa and the funeral is being held at Jerome where interment will be made beside the parent. 

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jacob Norris & Mary Jane Abbott

Jacob Norris was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 5 March 1830, the son of William Norris and Lana Stann, died 5 March 1907 in Numa, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery. He married, probably in Appanoose County, Iowa, 4 January 1852, Mary Jane Abbott who was born [c1832] in Ohio, died 9 April 1881 in [place], Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, daughter of Hayes Abbott and Elizabeth Snow.

"In 1834, his mother died, leaving a family of small children, who were taken in charge by the county, as his father was poor and intemperate; at 10 years of age, he was bound out to William Cressler, a farmer in that county; at 21, with not even respectable clothing, he left his hard master and engaged to work by the month for another farmer; in 1850, he came to Macomb Co., Ill.; was employed by James Head as hostler at his hotel; in March, 1851, came to Burlington, Iowa; worked in McCoslis' livery stable; then on a farm in Des Moines Co. Jan. 4, 1852, married Mary J. Abbott, daughter of Hayes and Elizabeth A.; her father settled in that county from Ohio in 1842; her mother died when Mrs. Norris was but 9 years of age; in 1852, purchased eighty acres in Louisa Co.; exchanged it for a team and wagon and farmed on rented land; in the spring of 1856, came to Davis Co.; purchased 100 acres; remained there ten years, and, in 1866, came to this [Appanoose] county, where he owns 400 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre, well improved and stocked." [From The History of Appanoose County, Iowa (Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878)]

Jacob Norris was a member of the Numa Methodist Episcopal Church, serving as a class leader and trustee of the church; first a Whig, then a Republican; and a farmer. His farm was located east and south of Jerome in Section 12 and School District #1.



Children of Jacob Norris and Mary Abbott, all born in Iowa:
  1. Ellen Minerva Elizabeth Norris, born 13 October 1852 in Davis County, Iowa, and died 1 January 1919 in Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho. She married in Numa, Appanoose County, Iowa, 12 September 1872 [Book 5, Page 474], John Hayes Murphy, who was born 15 August 1850 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, and died 26 September 1933 in Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, son of William Porterfield Murphy and Mary Amanda Nason. Children: Lillie Murphy, born c1873; Carrie Murphy, born c1875; Earnest Murphy, born c1877; Elbert Murphy, born c1879; Charles Murphy, born c1880; Winifred Murphy, born c1884; Nellie Murphy, born c1890; Bernice C. Murphy, born c1893; and Claude L. Murphy, born c1892.
  2. William L. Norris, born [c1855] in Davis County, Iowa, and died [apparently before 1860].
  3. Glendora Norris, born 16 February 1856 in Davis County, Iowa, died 17 April 1940 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.
  4. Pheba J. Norris, born 8 November 1857 in Davis County, Iowa, died 5 December 1940 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.
  5. Jacob A. Norris, born October 1859 in Davis County, Iowa, married [date] in [place], Anna A. [Maiden Name], died [date] 1931 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.
  6. James E. Norris, born [c1861] in Davis County, Iowa, married in Appanoose County [Book 11, Page 334] 26 Februay 1893 Lillie Holloway, and died [before 1933]. Lillie Holloway was born c1866.
  7. Lewis J. Norris, born August 1863 in Davis County, Iowa, married 30 December 1891 in Appanoose County [Book 11, Page 61] Minnie E. Crist, died 3 March 1945 in [place] and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery. Minnie E. Crist was born in [date] 1865 [place], died [date] 1947 [place] and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, daughter of John G. Crist and Mary Ann Caufmann. Child: Cleo Olive Norris, born 29 July 1896 in Appanoose County, Iowa, died 11 February 1947 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery. She married 28 November 1917 Edward Potter Inman with whom she had seven sons.
  8. May Norris, born [date] 1865 in Davis County, Iowa, died [date] 1926 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.
  9. Isaac Guthrie Norris, born [date] 1867 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married 1 October 1890 in Appanoose County [Book 10, Page 340] Osta Kinney, died [date] 1947 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.
  10. Charles G. Norris, born September 1869 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married 12 October 1893 Louie M. Elliot, and died [date] in [place]. Children: Hobart Norris, born October 1896, and Vurl Norris, born November 1897.
  11. Flora Lana Norris, born 24 August 1871 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married in Appanoose County, 17 February 1892 Ira T. Brown [12 May 1869-4 September 1932], died 5 May 1951 in Ames, Iowa, and was buried next to her husband in Southlawn, Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa. In 1898 they moved to Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa, where they went into business. She moved to Ames, Iowa, in 1939. Children: Ruth O. Brown who married Raymond Cain and Icil L. Brown who married Cecil Hook.
  12. Mary Magdaline Norris, born 8 June 1878 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married [place] 12 May 1903, James Edward Dershem, died 1 May 1933 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery after a funeral service in the Jerome M. E. Church. [Obituary] James Edward Dershem was born 6 August 1876, son of Solomon Dershem and Eliza Yarger, died [place] [date] 1959, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
--IAGenWeb Appanoose County: Obituary of Mary Magdaline Norris Dershem.
--FamilySearch.org: John Hayes Murphy & Ellen Minerva Elizabeth Norris.