The Valley of
Amable Normandin Family
Carriages, Buggies, Wagons
Santa Clara Valley
A. NORMANDIN, VALLEY PIONEER, CALLED BY DEATH
Dies in Sleep at Home of Son, Louis; Funeral Services Tomorrow
an outstanding career associated with early industrial development in
passing was peaceful. He died in his sleep at the home of his
O. Normandin, at
he opened a blacksmith shop of his own, then came to San Jose in 1875
organized a carriage manufacturing concern in partnership with the late
Manufacturing carriages and buying them for distribution from factories in the east, Normandin and Hatman were prominently identified with the expansion of manufacturing interests in San Jose, maintaining the largest “carriage repository” in the county.
Following Normandin’s marriage in 1878 to Celina Pinard, daughter of French-Canadian settlers in the valley, the partnership sold out to H. Messing and Son. Later, upon the death of Messing, Hatman rebought a share in the company and the firm name became Messing, Hatman and company, dealers in carriages and manufacturers of harness and saddles.
Existing for 25 years, the Messing-Hatman company was succeeded by the Normandin-Campen partnership, organized by Louis Normandin and F.B. Campen in 1903, and now maintaining offices at 320 West Santa Clara street.
to hundreds of pioneers in the valley and admired by all who knew him,
Normandin’s death will be mourned by many. Funeral services will
held Friday. Thomas Monahan parlors have charge of the funeral.
mass will be said at 9:30 at
Besides his son; Normandin is survived by Mrs. Louis Normandin and three grandchildren, Irving, Louis and Claire Normandin.
- At the family residence,
are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday), June 28, 1929, at
o’clock a.m. from the modern funeral parlors of Thomas Monahan, 174
San Carlos street, thence to St. Joseph’s Church, where a requiem high
mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30
San Jose Mercury Herald, Thursday, June 27, 1929, page 30
Funeral Held For Normandin, San Jose Pioneer
Throngs of friends and relatives attended funeral services held yesterday morning for Amable “Amos” Normandin, pioneer San Josean and founder of the firm of Normandin-Campen, who died after a lingering illness of several years Wednesday morning.
funeral home, where preliminary services were conducted, was filled
profusions of flowers, expressions of sympathy from those who followed
early business career with interest. At 9:30 o’clock, Rev. Father
Joseph Crowley presided at the requiem high mass for the repose of the
was laid to rest in the family vault in the
Pallbearers, all lifelong friends and relatives of Normandin, were Daniel Manning, P.A. Maloney, David Burnett, Milton Page, A.J. Pinard, V.A. Pinard, W.J. Richard and Henry Beu.
Mrs. C. Normandin, Mother of Local Automobile Dealer, Passes Away Suddenly
Mrs. Celina Normandin of this city, wife of A. Normandin and mother of Louis Normandin of the Normandin-Campin automobile company, died unexpectedly at her home here yesterday.
Aside from a slight illness some three months ago, the deceased had enjoyed good health up to the time of her death, and her passing comes as a distinct shock to relatives and a wide circle of friends.
deceased was a native of
services are being held up pending a reply to a cable dispatched
Louis Normandin, son of the deceased woman, who is now in
In addition to the husband and son, relatives surviving the deceased are a brother, Antone Pinard, and two grandchildren, Irving and Clair Normandin.
NORMANDIN – In
and members of the Ladies’ Sodality are invited to attend the funeral
today (Thursday), February 10, 1921, from Residence funeral parlots of
Ward Undertaking Co.,
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN
Only Son Now in
funeral of the late Mrs. Celina
Normandin, devoted wife of A. Normandin and
loving mother of Louis Normandin, well known automobile dealer of
The church was comfortably filled with friends and acquaintances of the deceased and of the family, gathered to pay their last respects to one whom they had all loved and admired for her Christian character, spirit of friendship and kindness to everyone whom she knew. During her residence in this city, Mrs. Normandin had always been a faithful and loyal member of the Ladies’ Sodality of the church, and this organization attended the funeral in a body.
cortege proceeded to the Catholic cemetery in
most pathetic incident in the death of Mrs. Normandin was the fact that
only son, Louis Normandin, was away on a trip to the
Besides her son, Mrs. Normandin is survived by her husband, A. Normandin, and a brother Antone Pinard, all of whom have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their time of sorrow.
who acted as pall-bearers, all of them relatives of the deceased with
exception, were the following:
Normandin Dies 12 Days After Wife's Death
Fails to Recover
The death of
Louis O. Normandin,
In 1903 Normandin became the head of the firm which has borne the family name since 1875, when his father, the late Amos A. Normandin, and F.D. Hatman founded it to manufacture and sell carriages and harnesses. The son bought out his own partners, Fritz B. Campen and Peter A. Maloney, in 1931. In 1934 his son, Irving, joined the firm.
Autos a side line
in 1906, became the firm's main line in 1911. After five previous
Survivors are two sons, Irving and Clair, and four grandchildren, Lonnie, John Paul, Suzanne and Linda Normandin.
Funeral services will be arranged by O'Brien and Moriarty, the hours to be announced later.San Jose Mercury Herald, November 26, 1944, page 1
NORMANDIN - In
A member of San Jose Lodge No. 522, BPOE; Observatory Parlor No. 177, N.S.G.W.; and San Jose Council No. 879, Knights of Columbus.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday), November 28, 1944, at 9:00 o'clock a.m. from the Chapel of Monahan, O'Brien and Moriarty, 174 West San Carlos street, thence to St. Leo's church where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Santa Clara Catholic cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited at the above chapel this (Monday) evening at 8:00 o'clock.
Estelle Normandin Dies; Rites Set
Normandin, 61, wife of Louis O. Normandin, prominent San Jose
dealer, and a native daughter of
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Monahan, O'Brien & Moriarty funeral chapel, with requiem mass at St. Leo's church at 9:30 a.m.
was a daughter of the late Leon M. Pinard, who when in he died in 1938
at the age
of 85 was the oldest alumnus of
The Normandin family also dates back to San Jose's early days, as Amable Normandin, who founded the transportation business carried on by his son and grandson, got his start here in 1875.In addition to her husband, Mrs. Normandin is survived by two sons, Irving L. and Clair A. Normandin, and four grandchildren. She was the sister of Francis, Lloyd and Vivian Pinard.
NORMANDIN - In San Jose, Calif., November 13, 1944, Estelle Normandin, devoted wife of Louis O. Normandin; dearly beloved mother of Irving L., and Clair A. Normandin; loving sister of Francis, Lloyd and Vivian Pinard of San Jose; dear grandmother of Lonnie, John Paul, Suzanne and Linda Normandin; a native of San Jose, Calif.; aged 61 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), November 15, 1944, at 9:00 o'clock a.m. from the Chapel of Monahan, O'Brien and Moriarty, 174 West San Carlos street, thence to St. Leo's church where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Santa Clara Catholic cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited at the above chapel this (Tuesday) evening at 8:00 o'clock.
Clair A. Normandin
Services will be March 6 for Clair Adrian Normandin, who died of Alzheimer's disease Feb. 6 in Aptos. He was 90.
grandfather, an immigrant from
graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in 1932 and
After graduation and through World War II, he worked as an engineer with Food Machinery Corp. When his father died in 1945, Mr. Normandin joined his brother, Irving, as partner and co-owner of the automobile dealership. He remained in the business until his retirement in 1980, selling his interest to his nephew, Lon Normandin.
He was active in the San Jose Country Club, the Exchange Club and St. Leo's Parish.
He is survived by
daughters Suzanne Lennol of Brentwood and Linda Nicholson of Aptos;
A memorial Mass
will be 11 a.m. March 6 at
Contributions are preferred to
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