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Samuel Norman
(Abt 1808-)
Annie Heywood
William Meek
(Abt 1809-1860)
Rebecca McClellen
John Norman
Rachel W. Meek
Edward T. Norman


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1. Myrtie Jennie Pence

Edward T. Norman 2 3

  • Born: 1874, Indiana, USA
  • Marriage (1): Myrtie Jennie Pence on 30 Jan 1896 in Montpelier, Williams County, Ohio, USA 1
  • Died: 31 Jan 1917, Indiana, USA at age 43
  • Buried: Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA 1

bullet  General Notes:

Feb 2, 1917

Engineer And Fireman of Fast Train Caught Under Locomotive When The Train Is Ditched.
Two trainmen were killed, another fatally injured, and passengers shaken and bruised in a Wabash passenger wreck near Dillon, Ind., west of Montpelier Wednesday morning. The dead are Edward T. Norman, Engineer, and Harry Yoder, Fireman, both of Montpelier, who were caught by the overturning locomotive of a fast eastbound train No. 12, running from Chicago to Detroit, when it struck a defective rail. Frank Freer, Buffalo, baggageman, probably fatally injured, and one passenger, an unknown man, were taken to North Liberty, a short distance east of Dillon. A Wabash wreck crew and physicians from Montpelier were rushed to the scene. The wreck occurred shortly before 3. The locomotive and tender and the baggage car rolled down an embankment. Passengers in the coaches, including occupants of two Pullman sleepers, were severely shaken and bruised. Fireman Yoder was pinioned under the overturned locomotive and his body was not extricated until late in the forenoon. He was killed instantly. Engineer Norman was thrown clear of the wreckage, was picked up unconscious and placed in one of the coaches. He died shortly afterward. Freer was caught under piles of baggage, severely bruised and internally hurt. 4


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: US Census, 1880, Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA. Age 5


Edward married Myrtie Jennie Pence on 30 Jan 1896 in Montpelier, Williams County, Ohio, USA.1 (Myrtie Jennie Pence was born in Sep 1875 in Indiana, USA, died in 1955 in Indiana, USA and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.)



1 Find A Grave, Find A Grave( : accessed 8 Feb 2016).

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

3 Kes Truelove - Valparaiso, Indiana: 1880 US Census. Place: Salem Twp, Steuben Co, Indiana. Source: FHL Film 1254312 National Archives File T9-0312 Page 288C.

4 Find A Grave, Find A Grave( : accessed 25 Jan 2016).

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