T. P. NORRIS, of the firm of Norris & Tate, dealers in dry goods, notions, etc., was born December 11, 1844, in Montgomery County, Tenn.; he is a son of William J. and Polly (Adams) Norris, both natives of the same State and county. The father was born February 24, 1818, and is now living in Ballard County, Ky. The mother died in 1868, aged forty-six years. Our subject was reared in Ballard County, Ky. In 1873 he came to Guthrie, and with his brother, Morgan C., opened a general store. This they continued four years, when the brother died, and they closed out the business. In 1880 the present firm was established. They have been doing an increasing business, their sales now amounting to $8,000 or $10,000 a year. He was appointed Postmaster in March, 1881, and still holds the office; he has been a member of the Town Board, and while a member was Clerk of that body. Mr. Norris was married in 1882 to Miss Luella, daughter of A. M. Covington, of Clarksville, Tenn.