Norman S. Norris (D.D.S.)
To Dr. N. S. Norris goes the distinction of being Culver's first dentist and he likes to recall that
he took the chance of opening an office here when the poplation was just slightly over 500, which is
quite a gamble for a dentist. This was in 1904. For 17 years Dr. Norris also served as dentist for the
academy. He is a member of...
Norman S. Norris married Matilda Hawkins. They adopted a daughter Bonnie who married [-?-] Rector.
His dentist practice remained opened until 1959.
...The Norris Inlet, a stream tributary to Lake Maxinkuckee, was so named due to its nearness to the Norris
land. A grandson of Ransom Norris and great grandson of the pioneer John Norris resides today in Culver,
in the person of Dr. Norman S. Norris, a leader in the ranks of the dental fraternity. Dr. Norris has
practiced in Culver since his graduation from the Indiana Dental College in 1904. He was born in West Township,
September 6, 1879. His father, Harvey Ransom Norris
, was born
near Lake Maxinkuckee in 1851, and his mother, nee Louisa Adler, was a native of Stark County, Ohio. - -
History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 (Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication #
357 of 1422) Marshall County Historical Society pg. 328
Norman Sylvester Norris Birth 6 Sep 1879 in Burr Oak, Marshall, Indiana Death 2 Sep 1957 in Culver, Marshall,
Indiana Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana,
NORMAN S. NORRIS, D. D. S. One of the acknowledged leaders in the ranks of the dental fraternity in Marshall
county is Dr. Norman S. Norris, who has practiced in Culver since his graduation from one of the best known
dental colleges in the state, the Indiana Dental, in 1904, and he has since steadily advanced in the profession.
The Doctor was born in West Township, Marshall County, Indiana, September 6, 1879. His father, Harvey Ransom
Norris, is also a native son of Marshall county, born near Lake Maxinkuckee in 1851, and his mother, nee Louisa
Adler, was born in Stark county, Ohio and both are now living and residents of Union township.
Dr. Norman S, Norris, the youngest born of their four children, three sons and a daughter, spent the early years
of his life on his parents old homestead, attending first the district schools of the neighborhood, and then the
Markle high school, in which he graduated in 1898. During the two years following his graduation from the high
school he taught school, and then entering the Indiana Dental College at Indianapolis he graduated there from in
1904, beginning at once his practice at Culver. The Doctor is a member of the Northern Indiana Dental Association,
and also has membership relations with the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the blue lodge at Culver. His political
views are in harmony with the principles of the Republican Party.
On the 22d of July 1907, he married Matilda Hawkins, a daughter of Ezra and Mary Cabling Hawkins. Dr. Norris has
been a life-long resident of Marshall County, and during the years, which have passed since he entered professional
life, he has won for himself a place of distinction in the dental fraternity in this community. He has an office
well equipped with modern appliances, and keeps in touch with the advancement that is constantly being made in the
married 22 jul 1908 Matilda May Hawkins Birth12 Nov 1886 in Starke County, Indiana Death 26 Nov 1973 in Simpson,
Kentucky/ Nov., 1973 Pendleton, Madison, Indiana Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana, Ezra
E Hawkins & Mary Jane Ebling Hawkins They had:
Elsie A Norris (adopted) Birth: 19 May 1915 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana Death 05 Sep 1998 in North
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts married Paul Irwin Rector Birth 31 May 1912 in Pendleton, Madison County,
Indiana Death 27 Nov 1987 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana he was son of Frank Joseph Rector and Georgie
Lyte Cole (see Rector Family)