Harold D. Norris, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Harold D. Norris


Harold was born in Hebron, Indiana in 1920. He has lived here all his life. His family on his mother's side moved to Hebron from Medaryville. His Grandfather Richardson had a harness and hardware shop on Main St. for a number of years.

His father's folks were from around Gas City and the Marion area. His Grandfather D. J. Norris was a blacksmith and moved around a lot.

His Mother, Cora Richardson Norris worked at John De Kock's grocery store on Main St. for about eleven years. His father Alonzo, was the caretaker of the Hebron Cemetery for a long time.

Harold spent almost three years in the Army Air Corps.

On Aug. 8th, 1942 he married Lenore Martensen. Lenore was born in Bedford Park, Illinois and moved to Hebron in 1939. Her father, Chris Martensen had worked around Hebron in 1918 and again in 1936 for a short period of one year. While here he played the part of Father Marquette in the Porter County Centennial Pageant. Her mother Mabel is still living in Summit, Illinois. She is affectionately known as "Grandma Marty".

Harold and Lenore have five children. Richard, the eldest, is married to Pam Smith of Valparaiso, and they live in Valparaiso. They have a daughter, born on Dick's birthday July 24, 1972. Her name is Suzannah Lee.

Terry, the second son, is married to Donna Largent and they live in Hebron.

Rochelleis married to Dennis Miller of Kouts. They have a daughter Amy Diana. She was born Feb. 4, 1973. They live in La Crosse, Indiana.

Scott, a graduate of Hebron High School in 1974, is now employed at Patz's Supermarket in Hebron.

Ken is a Senior in the Hebron High School and he is an "original" in the "Stars and Stripers" singing group formed to entertain at Bicentennial affairs. He is living at home.

Harold is a rural mail carrier, active in American Legion, and Lenore is active in American Legion Auxiliary, Bicentennial Committee and Red Cross.

Submitted by L. Norris

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 141

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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