Talk:Natalie Norris

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"lgo11270 from Jackson Heights Life reports having 2 portraits by Natalie Norris. One is of John Philip Clum and was featured in the book IT ALL HAPPENED IN TOMBSTONE."

There is a copyright notice on the back of one of this pictures. What's the law on posting on our wiki?

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Hi Tom, My name is DJ Eldon, I am one of Natalie Norris's grandchildren. I saw you posted in this forum looking for more information on my grandmother. Natalie was married twice, first to my grandfather, Rene Cawthorne Eldon II, and later to Cornelius L Fiske. She had 2 children (my aunt and my father) with Rene and 3 with Cornelius. I don't know why the internet reports show she had 6 children with Cornelius - perhaps there was a child Cornelius had with someone before Natalie? Or there is a child I am unaware of in their marriage. That seems unlikely as I am in communication with her 3 daughters (my half-aunts) and have never heard mention of a 4th child from Natalie's second marriage. As of this writing, all 5 of her children are alive. I'm not sure when Natalie and Rene divorced or what year she left Jackson Heights for Tucson, AZ, but my guess is sometime around 1949/1950. While married to Rene and active as an artist in Jackson Heights, she lived on 80th street and 37th Ave. I only met her twice before she passed. I do know she was a member of the Bhai faith, that she lived and painted for many years in a cabin in the mountains of Show Low, AZ (spending winters with family in Tucson, AZ) and that she was very passionate about her art. Many of her paintings remain in the family. Are there any questions that you would like answered? I can probably get my father to elaborate on her earlier life in Jackson Heights and perhaps get one of her daughters to answer questions about her life in Arizona. Thank you for your interest in both the neighborhood of Jackson Heights and my grandmother's enduring legacy to the artist community there. Best, DJ


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I just re-read your original post and realized I forgot to mention that Natalie was a student at Cooper Union