Biographyk-Norie, James Lester Jr. b. January 29, 1903, Pennsylvania; Father James Lester Norie (1878-1964), mother Martha Kay Norrie (1881-1937); Married Esther Edwards (1903-1988) on February 9, 1924, two daughters Margaret K Norie (1925-1983), and Joan Garber Norie (1928-2010); Received Passport# 436501 on June 8, 1937 which listed his address as 1233 16th Avenue North, Seattle, Washington; Sailed February 9, 1938 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain via Agullana on February 16, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA April 4, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; The family added James Lester Norrie and J. Delvan Gibbs to his mother’s grave stone in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington.
Sibling: Mary Elizabeth Norie (1904-2001).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 956, ll. 3, fiche; USSDA 2:0806, 58:0349; Pacific NW; Find-a-Grave #121583569. Code A
Photograph: James Lester Norie, Jr., Passport Photograph, 1937.