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John Ralph NORSWORTHY

Male 1884 - 1937  (52 years)


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  • Name John Ralph NORSWORTHY  [1
    Born 4 Sep 1884  Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Address 1903-1905  St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • His name appeared in the Ocala Evening Star on 28 February 1905: "Mr. Ralph NORSWORTHY, son of Mr. W. G. NORSWORTHY, is on a visit to his father at McIntosh. The former has spent the past two years at St. Thomas, Canada, learning the business of banking".
    Died 3 Aug 1937  Bradley Junction, Polk, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • John Ralph NORSWORTHY died, age 52 years, 10 months, 28 days, on 3 August 1937. He died at Bradley Jct., Polk, Florida. Born "around 1885, son of William George NORSWORTHY and Lillian DUPREY; husband of Grace V. NORSWORTHY.

      NORSWORTHY Rites Scheduled Today: Largo, August 5. Funeral services for J. R. NORSWORTHY, former resident who died a suicide Tuesday night at Bradley's Junction near Mulberry, were being held this afternoon at Parrish.

      Mr. NORSWORTHY lived here for nearly four years, leaving this week for Bradley's Junction to take a new position with the Seaboard Air Line railroad, with which he had been connected for many years. He was formerly agent at Bay Pines near here.

      An active member of the Methodist church in this community, Mr. NORSWORTHY's death came as a distinct shock to friends. Survivors include his widow and six children, Thelma, James, Charles, Mary Lou, Hazel and NORSWORTHY.
      (Evening Independent)
    Buried 5 Aug 1937  Parrish Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Address:
    Parrish Cemetery
    Parrish, Manatee, Florida
    U.S.A. 
    • He is buried with his son, Walter, and wife.
    Notes 
    • George C. NORSWORTHY writes, " My father and Uncle Walter were identical twins and they corresponded weekly by post and visited as often as possible as long as Grandmother was alive. Walter and his sisters, Louise and Lillian, never married, and Walter stayed with Grandmother in that large house as long as she lived. Later the three bought a duplex house in Jacksonville, Florida, and lived together until all died. Louise died at ninety in 1986, the last of those siblings". [6]
    Person ID I4904  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father William George "George" NOSWORTHY,   b. 11 Jan 1849, Princetown, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1933, McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Lillian Edith DUPUY,   b. 29 Jun 1860, Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1938, McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1882  Marion County, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address 1885-1930  McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • They can be found in all censuses during this time frame in the same area.
    Photos
    GIST-NORSWORTHY House
    GIST-NORSWORTHY House
    George Norsworthy purchased this home from William Gist in 1893; it is the home where the cement steps were poured by George's brother, James, and into which the two family histories were placed in 1909. It was purchased in 2003 and restoration started. This is one of the "before" photos.
    Dilapitated Gist-Norsworthy house
    Dilapitated Gist-Norsworthy house
    This is a second photo of the house in disrepair.
    Restored home of George Norsworthy
    Restored home of George Norsworthy
    "After" photo.
    Restored home
    Restored home
    "After" photo of the home now being lived in by a young couple with children.. no doubt George Norsworthy would be pleased !
    George and Lillian Norsworthy family
    George and Lillian Norsworthy family
    Family ID F1200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Violetta NICHOLAS,   b. 27 Aug 1896, Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1976, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1917  East Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • They were married by Rev. J.E. Mickler at the 8th Ave., Methodist Church. [6]
    Address 1920  Parrish, Manatee, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address 1930  [10
    Precinct 48, Wimauma City, Florida 
    Address 1935  [11
    168 4 St., N.W., Largo, Florida 
    Children 
     1. Walter Ralph NORSWORTHY,   b. 6 Feb 1919, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1921  (Age 2 years)
     2. Thelma Grace NORSWORTHY,   b. 7 May 1920, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2010, Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. James Franklin NORSWORTHY,   b. 16 Jan 1922, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1973, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Charles Jefferson "Chuck" NORSWORTHY,   b. 30 Oct 1923, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1984, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Living
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George Norsworthy family
    George Norsworthy family
    Back row:L-R: George Norsworthy holding Louisa, George, Lillian, Willie, Ella; Front row: Lillian Edith, Walter and Ralph

    Documents
    Newspaper clipping: Ralph Norsworthy
    Newspaper clipping: Ralph Norsworthy
    Published in the Ocala Evening Star, 28 February 1905, pg. 3

    Headstones
    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY

    JOHN RALPH
    Sept 4, 1884
    Aug 3, 1937


  • Sources 
    1. [S305] Biography: NORSWORTHY, James C. Norsworthy, (15 March 1909, McIntosh, Florida; rec'd from Mike NORSWORTHY, direct descendant of William George NORSWORTHY, July 2005.).

    2. [S266] U.S. Draft Registration Card.

    3. [S217] Newspaper.

    4. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    5. [S326] Vital Statistics - Florida, U.S.A.

    6. [S676] Personal communication.

    7. [S730] Index: Marriages - Florida, 1837-1974, (www.familysearch.org).

    8. [S400] Census of U.S.A., State of Florida, 1885.

    9. [S213] Census of U.S.A., 1920, (National Archives & Records Administration; Series T625).

    10. [S214] Census of U.S.A., 1930, (National Archives & Records Administration; Series T626).

    11. [S612] Census of U.S.A., State of Florida, 1935, (www.familysearch.org; original images online.).