|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1871|
The engagement of Miss Emily W. Norvell to Dr. E. Oliver Belt, of Washington, D. C-, has been announced. The wedding will be solemnized May I5, at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church, Washington. After a few months traveling in England, Scotland and France, they will reside at the present residence ot the groom, 922 Farragnt Square. Miss Norvell is the granddaughter of the Hon. John Norvell, one of the first United States senators from Michigan. Dr. Belt belongs to the old Maryland family from this county. He has been practicing in Washington for some years, where he has rapidly gained a prominent position in his profession.
Frederick Maryland News May 10, 1899
Her Husband and two children died in a train crash in 1906
Grief in Many Homes - Nearly all Wreck Victims From this City
Many of the victims in the great Baltimore and Ohio railway disaster were residents of this city, and hundreds of the people of Washington had acquaintances among the passengers of the ill-fated train.
In no other household did death reap so great a harvest as in that of Dr. Edward Oliver BELT, a prominent occulist, of 816 Connecticut Avenue, who, with his two little sons, was returning from a visit to his brother, McGill BELT, at Frederick, Md. Dr. BELT and his older son, Edward, were instantly killed, and the younger boy, Sinclair, five years old, died later at the hospital. Dr. BELT leaves a wife, who was Miss Emily Norvell, of this city, and a three-year-old son, Norvell, who is confined to his bed with a broken leg.
Alarmed for the safety of her husband and little ones, Mrs. BELT summoned Dr. Morton GRIFFITH, a personal friend of Dr. BELT, who, like him, had an office at the Farragut. Dr. GRIFFITH readily identified the body of little Edward, but it was not till the morning was far advanced that he recognized among the charred and battered remains at the morgue the body of his friend. As soon as the news of the accident reached Frederick, Md., Dr. BELT's brother hurried to this city and joined Dr. GRIFFITH in his frenzied search for the physician's body.
Dr. Belt Prominent in Profession
Dr. Belt was forty-five years old. From his graduation from the medical school of the University of Maryland in 1886, he rose rapidly in the ranks of his profession. For three years he was attached to the Presbyterian Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in Baltimore and later practices in his old home town, Frederick, Md. At the time of his death he was connected with the Episcopal Eye, Ear and throat Hospital of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the family home today at noon. Rev. C. Ernest SMITH, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, will officiate. The board of lady managers of the Episcopal Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital will attend the services in a body. The bodies will be sent at 1:30 p.m. to Frederick, where they will be buried in St. Paul's Cemetery near Point of Rocks. Dr. Belt's widow is completely prostrated with grief.
Washington Post Feb 12 1906
Edwin Forrest Norvell (1843 - 1876)
Margaret Smith Norvell (1848 - 1931)
Edward Oliver Belt (1861 - 1906)
Sinclair Belt (1901 - 1906)*
Edward McGill Belt (1901 - 1906)*
Norvell Belt (1902 - 1983)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
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Find A Grave Memorial# 29990883
Emily Virginia Norvell Belt, great granddaughter of US Senator John Norvell of Michigan.|
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