Frances Louise Harford

b. 30 June 1903, d. 15 July 1982

Frances Louise Harford, 1903-1982
  • Frances Louise Harford was born on 30 June 1903 in Texas.
  • She was known as Louise.
  • The following appeared on 5 November 1905 in The Galveston Daily News Sunday Magazine Supplement: Our Portrait Gallery of Bright, Attractive Young Texans . . . Francis Loyuise Harford, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Harford, Dallas, Tex.
  • The following appeared on 27 August 1907 in The Galveston Daily News: A hard fought legal battrle between father and mother for the custody of a little girl occupied almost the entire morning in the Sixty-First District Court. The case is that of William A. Harford against Johnnie May Harford.
         Suit was originally filed by the husband for divorce and a cross bill was filed by the wife, and although grounds for a divorce were difficult to find the mutual antagonism of the two was such that the court granted the divorce. The custody of the child, a little flaxen-haired, blue-eyed girl of tender age, who was present in the court, was awarded to the mother because of the age and sex of the child, but the case was held on the docket subject to any further or supplemental orders which the court may see fit to render. . . .
          Sixty-First District Court. . . . William A. Harford vs. Johnnie Mary [sic] Harford; divorce granted and custody of child awarded to mother.
  • Johnnie May Newton appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 1207 Lamar. Other members of the household included Frances Louise Harford. Also in the household were five roomers.
  • Johnnie May Newton appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, at 231 Bowie Street. Other members of the household included Frances Louise Harford. Also in the household were five roomers.
  • She was educated at Rice University, at Houston, at Texas graduating 1924 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • She married Adrian Peterler Norris on 23 June 1926 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Adrian Peterler Norris and Frances Louise Harford appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 1613 Milby Street.
  • She was a school teacher, according to the 1930 census.
  • Adrian Peterler Norris and Frances Louise Harford appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 3443 Wichita Street. Other members of the household included William Arthur Harford. In 1935 William Harford was living in Overton, Rusk County.
  • She was a public school teacher, according to the 1940 census.
  • She officially witnessed the death of William Arthur Harford on 26 March 1948 at 3443 Wichita in Houston, Harris County, Texas; at his residence.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Adrian Peterler Norris on 3 March 1973 at Rosewood General Hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  • Frances Louise Harford became a widow at the 3 March 1973 death of her husband Adrian Peterler Norris.
  • At the time of her death Frances Louise Harford was living in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at 8826 Mobud.
  • Frances Louise Harford died on 15 July 1982 at age 79 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at Methodist Hospital.
  • She was buried at Forest Park Cemetery in Houston, Harris County, Texas, in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Last Edited: 16 Feb 2015

Family: Adrian Peterler Norris b. 29 October 1898, d. 3 March 1973