Norvell's Shoe Repair Shop, 1935-1997
Nirvell's Shoe Repair Shop was owned by Merritt J. “Poppy” Norvell and Margaret K. Brown. Merritt and his wife ran the shoe repair shop in Jacksonville, Iliinois.The shop had good business with all races in town, even though, it was a segregated town. As of today, the shop is no longer there, but there's a plaque in place in memory of the shop. There was a food shop next door that was whites only, but Poppy was allowed to go to the back of the food shop to pick up his lunch, while other blacks couldn't even get a sandwich.
Backstory and Context
Obit extract on rootsweb.
Addie Merritt Britton (1874 - 1962)
Margaret Brown Norvell (1910 - 2005)
William Merritt Norvell (1892 - 1982)*
Zelda Ruth Norvell Woods (1893 - 1986)*
Lewis R. Norvell (1905 - 1947)*
Merritt J. Norvell (1909 - 1996)
Created by: P. Meado
Record added: Aug 06, 2013
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