445. Percival Joseph Norris
MR. PERCY J. NORRIS
The whole district was shocked last week by the sudden death of Mr. Percy, Joseph Norris, of Kurrajong, which sad event took place in the Liverpool Hospital, on Tuesday, 7th instant. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norris, deceased was born at Kurrajong, and was 61 years of age He was a great sportsman, and took a particular liking for trotting. Indeed, he always kept a good horse, and was the owner of Teddy Elmo, a winner at the last two meetings at Londonderry. Deceased had not been enjoying the best of health since he under went an operation about three months ago, and was on a visit to his brother, Mr. Thomas Norris, of Paddington, when he collapsed on Monday evening at the Auburn railway station. He was conveyed by ambulance to hospital, but succumbed on Tues day morning to heart failure. Deceased was married three times, his last wife predeceasing him a few years ago. He leaves a family of two sons. Messrs Les and D'Arcy Norris (Kurrajong) and a daughter, Miss Edna Norris. Several brothers and sisters are well-known, residents of the district, viz., Mr. F.J. Norris, (North Richmond), Mr. Thomas Norris (Paddington), Mr. John Norris (Eumungerie), Mrs. J. E. McMahon (Kurrajong), Mrs. E. Hennessy, (Comleroy Road), and Mrs. H. W. Hogan (Narromine). The funeral took place on the 8th instant, the remains being laid to rest in St. Greg ory's Catholic Church, Kurrajong. Rev. Father Darby conducted the last sad rites.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 17 Dec 1926