George S. Norcross

Page 571-572 - George S. Norcross, attorney and member of the firm of Corwin & Norcross, 315 Houseman building, is a native of Grand Haven, Michigan, born June 23, 1889. His father, Silas Norcross, was a native of Wisconsin who came to Grand Haven, Michigan, in the sixties. There he died in 1917, aged sixty-seven years. His wife, Ida Dunbar, was born in Buffalo, New York. The father of Silas Norcross, Jale Norcross, and his wife came from New York to Wisconsin. He attained the age of ninety-seven years before his death, his wife, passing on at the age of seventy years. The maternal grandfather of George S. Norcross, subject of this narrative, was killed in the Civil war, and his widow died in Grand Haven at the age of sixty years. George S Norcross received his preliminary education in the public schools of Grand Haven, and continued his studies until he was graduated from the Grand Haven high school in 1907. In that year he came to Grand Rapids and took employment with the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad for one year. He then entered the probate court and was the first juvenile probation officer. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1914, and formed his present partnership with Ben M Corwin in 1916. Mr Norcross is a thirty-second degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Masonic Country Club. His religious affiliation is the the East Congregational church. He was united in matrimony in 1913 with Miss Anna Cook of Grand Haven, Michigan, and they have two children, Margaret, born on January 1, 1915, and Betty Ann, born on April 29, 1919. In addition to his successful professional activities Mr Norcross has attained other desirable business connections. He is secretary and treasurer of the Walter E Miles Coal Company, a director and secretary of the William Kimp Furniture Company, a director in the Industiral Mortgage & Investment Company, of Grand Rapids, and a director in the Reliable Smelting and Roofing Company, of Grand Rapids.

Transcriber: Terry Start
Created: 13 December 2002