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Benjamin Franklin Norris


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Benjamin Franklin Norris
  • Born: 10 Jan 1835, , Washtenaw, MI
  • Marriage (1): Gertrude Glorvina Doggett
  • Died: 28 Oct 1900, Chicago IL

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1850-1880 as a wholesale jeweler in Chicago IL as B. F. NORRIS & Co.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Lockport, Will, IL, listed as a watchmaker. Theodore B. Starrin, age 18, is listed in his household as an apprentice.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Chicago IL, listed as a wholesale jeweler.
  • He was a partner circa 1885 with W. M. Alister in Chicago IL as B. F. NORRIS, ALISTER Co.

  • Tradecard, c 1893
    Private Collection

Benjamin married Gertrude Glorvina Doggett. (Gertrude Glorvina Doggett was born on 20 May 1844 in Ann Arbor MI.)

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