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Norman Edward Winblad
Birth: May 23, 1911
Isla de la Juventud Municipality, Cuba
Death: Dec. 29, 1980
Torrance
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) was a mechanic and lawnmower repair shop owner in Los Angeles, California. (b. May 23, 1911, Santa Bárbara (La Demajagua), Isle of Pines (Isla de la Juventud), Cuba - d. December 29, 1980, Harbor-UCLA Medical Foundation Hospital, 21840 Normandie Avenue in Torrance, California, USA) Social Security Number 062058610.

Birth:
Norman was born on the Isle of Pines in Cuba to Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939).

Isle of Pines, Cuba:
Both Anton's and Eva's parents moved down to the island around 1909-1910 and bought farmland as speculators hoping that the island would become part of the United States. The ownership of the island had been in dispute since the Spanish American War and reverted back to Cuba in 1924.

Siblings:
Norman had two brothers: Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970) aka Roy Winblad, who was born in Cuba and married Ann Maria Zorovich (1912-1993); and Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) who was born in New York and married June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003) aka Hilda Salisbury.

Death of Grand-Parents:
Johan Winblad died on September 24, 1914 and Salmine Pedersen died on December 12, 1914, both in Farsund, Norway.

Bronx, New York:
On July 06, 1915, Anton and his wife, Eva returned to New York with Norman and LeRoy. They brought with them Eva's youngest two brothers: Dewey Ernest Lattin I (1898-1985); and Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Lattin (1901-1980). In 1920 Norman was living at 163 East 144th Street in the Bronx, New York City, with his mother, father and two brothers along with his mother's brothers Dewey and Teddy.

Family Travels:
In 1921 Charles Haley Williams (1884-1960) who was married to Norman's mother's sister, Myrtle Adelia Lattin (1884-1970) was the first in the family to move to California. In 1924 Norman's mother Eva and her sister, Julia Lattin (1880-1960) went to Cuba with Norman's brother Earl Winblad for their parent's 50th wedding anniversary on October 15, 1924. They returned to New York on November 08, 1924.

Bronx, New York:
In 1930 Norman was living at 422 Mott Avenue in the Bronx, New York City with his parents and he was working as a capenter's helper. In 1936 Norman took over his father's job as the superintendent of the apartment house on 2265 Morris Avenue in the Bronx in New York City, when his parents moved to 419 West 77th Street in Los Angeles in California.

Marriage:
On March 14, 1937 Norman married Eleanor Frieda Vogsberger (1911-1975) at the Elton Avenue Methodist Church at 79 Elton Avenue and 158th Street in the Bronx, New York City.

Children:
They had four children: Norman Charles Winblad (1937- ); Raymond Frederick Winblad (1940-1984); Carol Eleanor Winblad (1946- ); and the youngest Donald Anton Winblad (1950- ).

California:
On June 23, 1939, Norman's mother died and he went to California for the funeral and eventually moved there. He later opened a lawnmower repair shop in California.

Death:
Norman had a heart attack while he was living at 3115-3117 Big Dalton Avenue in Baldwin Park in Los Angeles County on the night before Christmas Eve, December 23, 1980 and he died in the Harbor-UCLA Medical Foundation Hospital at 21840 Normandie Avenue in Torrance, California on December 29, 1980 and his body was cremated.

Memories about Norman Edward Winblad:
Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921- ) said in 1998: "Norman was a giant, and he had a truck driver look. The "gentle giant" I called him. His wife, Eleanor Frieda Vogesburger was petite.

Memories about Norman Edward Winblad:
Geraldine Marie Winblad (1928- ) said in 1998: "They lived in the Bronx in a basement apartment. In 1939 or 1940 Geraldine, Leah, Otto and Dottie Way drove to California and we visited Eleanor and Norman. They lived in a white house. We were going because Anton was going to get married.

Memories about Norman Edward Winblad:
Norman Charles Winblad (1937- ) said in 1998: "They may have worked for the American Banknote Company in New York. He had a lawnmower service in California."

Memories about Norman Edward Winblad:
Carol Eleanor Winblad (1946- ) said in 1999: "Eleanor said how she could never find shirts to fit Norman. The photo I have has his wife standing a few steps above him and she still had to stand on a phone book to be level with his head. This was for their wedding picture."

Relationship:
Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) was the first cousin, once removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 7, 2003.


 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Anton Julius Winblad (1886 - 1975)
  Eva Ariel Lattin Winblad (1892 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Frieda Vogsberger Winblad (1911 - 1975)
 
 Children:
  Raymond Frederick Winblad (1940 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Norman Edward Winblad (1911 - 1980)
  Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912 - 1970)*
  Earl Vincent Winblad (1916 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7661931
Norman Edward Winblad
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Norman Edward Winblad
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Norman Edward Winblad
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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May you rest in peace.
- Threeweeks
 Added: Aug. 8, 2009

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 12, 2003
 

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