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    J. WILLIAM NORRIS. a representative business man of Troy, who has been engaged in merchandising in this city almost since boyhood, occupies his handsome residence at No. 444 South Mulberry Street, and carries on his grocery at No. 449 South Mulberry, which modern structure he put up in 1890. He was born in 1865, in Indiana, and was only six months old when his parents came to Troy, where his father, H. P. Norris, died in 1895.

    Mr. Norris was reared and educated at Troy and when only twelve years of age was already providing for his own support, serving as a clerk in a grocery store. In a few years he embarked in business for himself and since 1890 has been established at his present location. His business interests are confined to his own line, but all matters of public moment claim his attention and he is in every way a representative citizen. In 1887 Mr. Norris was married to Miss Nannie Curtis of Miami County, and they have two children, Carl and Robert, the older son being in his father's employ. Mr. Norris and family belong to the Christian Church.

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