California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about MUIRNESS J NORTON
Name: NORTON, MUIRNESS J
Social Security #: 402186703
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1909
Death Date: 16 Jul 1991
Death Place: MENDOCINO
Mother's Maiden Name: LAKEY
Social Security Death Index Record
about Muirness J. Norton
Name: Muirness J. Norton
Born: 12 Jan 1909
Died: 16 Jul 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Kentucky (Before 1951
You can request a copy of the Social Security application to possibly get more details, or contact the county of death to get a death certificate.
Mendicino Death list:
NORTON MUIRNESS J 07/16/1991
Antelope Valley Press
Norton Esther July 19, 1991
Norton Muirness July 19, 1991
No info came up on line, but you may be able to contact the paper directly.
Esther is not the name Thelma, but since it was on the same day, I wondered if there was a connection?
To order Mendocino death records on linehttp://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/acr/BDM.htm
I don't know if this is YOUR Thelma Dunlap, but she is in the right place at the right time. If they married in Hardy in 1934, this might be her family, making her about 16-17 when they married??
Hardy Township, Sharp County, Arkansas
April 14, 1930
Dunlap, William S., 53, age at 1st marriage 22, b. IA, farm laborer
Eva, 47, age at 1st m. 19, b. IA
Ray, 20, truck driver
Note, all children b. Arkansas
Note: age of parents is 6 years apart, yet age at 1st marriage is 3 years. Possibly not 1st spouses of each other?? Or census error??
21 Jan 1920
Highland, Sharp, AR
Dunlap, WS, 41
Wesley, 17, b. IA
Edward, 13, b. Ark
Thelma, 2 11/12 (so born ?Feb - Mar 1917??)
Note age difference is 3 years between parents here.
Eagle Chief, Alfalfa, OK
Norton, Charles M., 48
J. Muirness, 21 (index says Mairness)
Eugene L., 17
Gerald W., 14
Florence G., 2 4/12
You might try to get a copy of their marriage licence from Hardy, Sharp Co, AR to verify if this is the same Thelma?
I didn't find a CA record for Thelma that fit, but the death records only go to 1997. Also, by matching SSDI with records, nothing fit for Thelma. She may have lived somewhere else, remaried and has a different last name, or may still be alive - if born in 1917, she would be 88 now.