With a deed for 80 acres of land from his mother and a loan of $300 from his sister, Norris moved to Beatrice, Nebraska in 1885. His next home would be in Beaver City, Nebraska where he married Pluma Lashley in 1890. George served as the local prosecuting attorney in Beaver City, Nebraska.
In 1899, he moved his family to McCook, Nebraska. As the judge, he witnessed the impact of farm foreclosures and made a way to postpone these taking into consideration the harsh weather of those years.
In 1901, George's wife, Pluma, died. George did not think he would survive it but he found inspiration in his daughter Hazel's companionship in those hard times.
George Norris and his daughter Hazel in front of their home in Beaver City. Source — NSHS.
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The close relationship between George and Hazel seemed to have carried on throughout their lives. Source — NSHS.
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