Norris Cemetery

(aka Indian Cemetery)

Donated by Raymond A. Lundquist

Many of my ancestors are buried in this cemetery.  Among them are my grandparents, Charles and Anna (Flom) Norris; his father, Daniel Newton Norris, and his mother, Songe Kishing Go-Quay.  She was of Ojibway (Chippewa) ancestry and many of her siblings and their families are believed buried there also. (The name Songe Kishing Go-Quay is Chippewa language and Quay means woman.  It translates into "Strong Skies Woman.") 

Charles Wesley Norris, brother of Daniel Newton Norris, is buried there as well as his son, Walter Norris, and his first wife, Lucy, and some of his family.  Charles Wesley Norris was a Civil War veteran. 

Roland Winslow "Duck" Deering is believed to be the first person buried in this cemetery.  He had come with his family from Pennsylvania and was a surveyor.  Charles "Manny" Norris is believed to be the last person buried in this cemetery.

Besides those listed of the marked graves in this cemetery, there are nineteen unmarked graves within the cemetery itself. Many years ago when I visited the cemetery there were also some graves outside the fenced in perimeter but those graves are now no longer visible. I am sure there are many Indians buried in and around this cemetery who are distant relatives of mine through my great-grandmother, Soonge Kishing Go-Quay.

The following is a compilation of the burials that I have from this cemetery:


DEERING, Rowland Winslow "Duck"     (no marker or dates) 


GO-QUAY, Songe Kishing     (no marker or dates) Wife of Daniel Norris


NORRIS,  Anna 1871 1930 nee Flom - Wife of Charles 
NORRIS, Charles 1865 1938 Husband of Anna
NORRIS, Charles W. 1836 1894 Corpl., Co. A, 10th Indiana Inf. Civil War -
brother of Daniel Newton Norris
NORRIS, Charley James "Manny" 02 Jun 1912 22 Nov 1984 PFC, US Army, World War II
NORRIS, Daniel Newton 10 Feb 1829  01 Jan 1910  (no marker) Husband of Songe 
Kishing Go-Quay,  Father of Charles.
NORRIS, Henry 14 Oct 1910 17 Apr 1938 Son of Walter & Lucy 
NORRIS, Lucy J. 07 Mar 1876 09 May 1919 Daughter of Daniel, First wife of Walter
NORRIS, Walter L. 1878 1945 Son of Charles Wesley - husband of Lucy 
NOYES, Bessie I. 1906 1937 Daughter of Walter & Lucy 



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