Gertrude Norris (1902 - 1985)

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Gertrude Norris
1902 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Gertrude Norris was born on March 17, 1902. She died in September 1985 at age 83. We know that Gertrude Norris had been residing in Sumrall, Lamar County, Mississippi 39482.

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Gertrude Norris passed away in September 1985 at 83 years old. She was born on March 17, 1902. There is no information about Gertrude's family. We know that Gertrude Norris had been residing in Sumrall, Lamar County, Mississippi 39482.
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In 1902, in the year that Gertrude Norris was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1923, at the age of 21 years old, Gertrude was alive when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1941, she was 39 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1953, Gertrude was 51 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1985, in the year of Gertrude Norris's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Spokane, WA
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Mar 30, 1950 - Aug 21, 2007
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Jun 9, 1953 - May 13, 1995
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Clarendon, Arkansas
Robert C Norris
Jan 20, 1954 - Dec 5, 2003
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Jun 14, 1904 - July 1972
Little Rock, Arkansas
Lester Norris
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Russell H Norris
Sep 9, 1905 - Mar 25, 1988
Ozark, AR
Ruby v Norris
Mar 17, 1912 - November 1995
Junction City, AR
Pearl P Norris
Apr 27, 1913 - Aug 6, 2003
Fouke, AR
Patricia Norris
Nov 13, 1954 - Dec 28, 2010
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Robert Norris
Oct 18, 1894 - September 1972
San Fernando, California
Charles Norris
Mar 17, 1911 - February 1966
Hazel C Norris
Sep 25, 1914 - Mar 10, 2006
Aurora, CO
Hortense Norris
May 13, 1915 - Dec 12, 1991
Little Rock, AR
Tony Norris
Mar 14, 1883 - July 1973
El Dorado, Arkansas
Horace Norris
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