Norcross Family Site

My name is Philip Norcross Gross and I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This Web Site is dedicated to my Ancestral Roots based on the four branches defined by each of my Grandparents:

Henry Joseph Gross,
Alice Whitney Norcross Gross,
Oscar Ernest Fleming, and
Caroline Maud Drake Fleming.
Click on the Surname for the Family Tree you wish to explore.

There are two significant business ventures that occupied the Norcross and Gross families since 1868.  If you wish to go directly to these, please use the named links below:-

Norcross Brothers of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Anglin-Norcross Limited of Canada

I would like to acknowledge the help of the Worcester Historical Museum who will become the final custodian of all related and supporting documents pertinent to the Norcross and Gross Family Trees.

I would also like to acknowledge the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston, Massachusetts for being the custodian of much of the important information on the Norcross Family throughout New England, especially for their preservation of the all-important Vital Records of those States and the many compiled family histories held in their archives, not of the least of which is “The Norcross Family” submitted to their care in 1882 by Joel Warren Norcross of Monson and Lynn, Massachusetts.  They too will become custodians of the material I gather, in electronic format.

With respect to the Drake and Fleming families, I would like to thank the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) and six of its branches, namely Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk, Elgin, Middlesex and Essex for their support and efforts in building up the information of these family histories in Canada.  The OGS will become the repository of all my work in respect of these two families.