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Norman M. Goldman

Norman M. Goldman

Male 1925 - 2012  (86 years)

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  • Name Norman M. Goldman 
    Born 11 May 1925  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Apr 2012  Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20706  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2013 

    Father Grady Melvin Goldman,   b. 10 Oct 1896, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1971, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Helen Evelyn Rainey,   b. 31 Oct 1892, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1985, Dare, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1916  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Elaine McKay,   b. 10 Jun 1921, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1999, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1943 
    Children 
     1. E.A. Goldman
     2. J.N. Goldman
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F7497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte Nagy,   b. 2 Feb 1925, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 2006, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 2001 
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F7498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1930 United States Federal Census about Norman Goldman Name: Norman Goldman Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1926 [abt 1925] Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Home in 1930: Union, Crawford, Indiana View Map Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Gradie Goldman Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Name: Helen Goldman Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Household Members: Name Age Gradie Goldman 33 Helen Goldman 38 Noval Goldman 12 Norman Goldman 4 [4 10/12] Lola Merry 13

      1940 United States Federal Census about Norman Goldman Name: Norman Goldman Age: 14 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1926 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Son Home in 1940: Union, Crawford, Indiana View Map Inferred Residence in 1935: Union, Crawford, Indiana Residence in 1935: Same House Sheet Number: 10A Attended School or College: Yes Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade Household Members: Name Age Gradie M Goldman 43 Helen E Goldman 47 Noval Goldman 22 Norman Goldman 14 Jackie S Goldman 5

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Norman M Goldman Name: Norman M Goldman Gender: Male Residence Year: 1954 Street Address: 427 6th Av Residence Place: Terre Haute; West Terre Haute, Indiana Occupation: Clerk Spouse: E Elaine Goldman

      Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1954 U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 about Norman Goldman Name: Norman Goldman Spouse: Elaine Address: 401 S 29Th St City: Terre Haute State: Indiana Zip Code: 47803-2699 Phone Number: 812-235-6024 Residence Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

      U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 about Norman M Goldman Name: Norman M Goldman Birth Date: 11 May 1925 Phone Number: 235-6024 Address: 364 S 22nd St, Terre Haute, IN, 47803-2112 (1993)

      U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Norman M Goldman Name: Norman M Goldman Born: 11 May 1925 Died: 22 Apr 2012 State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951) Web: Indiana, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012 about Norman Goldman Name: Norman Goldman Birth Date: 11 May 1925 Age at Death: 86 Death Date: 22 Apr 2012 Burial Place: Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA

      TERRE HAUTE — Norman Goldman, 86, of Terre Haute and formerly of Robinson, IL. passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL. He was born May 11, 1925 in Crawford County, Indiana to the late Grady Goldman and Helen Rainey Goldman. After leaving high school, he served in the Navy during World War II.

      On February 15, 1943, he married Elaine McKay, a registered nurse, who preceded him in death in 1999 and was also preceded in death by a brother, Noval Goldman of Buxton, NC. Of this union survivors include a son, James Goldman of Pensacola, FL; a daughter, Elizabeth Rogers and her husband Jim of Robinson, IL; a grandson, Drew Rogers and his wife Alison; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Emily and Molly all of Toledo, OH.

      After the war Norm worked several jobs before establishing his own business, Norm’s Glass and Paint, with stores in Robinson, IL, Effingham, IL, and Terre Haute, IN. He also owned Mirror Image in Terre Haute before retiring. Norm was an avid supporter of girls’ softball. From 1966 to 1972, he sponsored Norm’s Aces in Robinson, IL, and from 1972 to 1981 he co-sponsored Norm’s and Heath Candy Aces in Palestine, both well-known and highly successful women’s fast-pitch softball teams. He served as president of the Robinson Girl’s Softball Association, and in 1978 he was inducted into the Illinois Hall of Fame of the Amateur Softball Association of America.

      Norm married a second time in 2001 to Charlotte Nagy of Clinton, IN. She also preceded Norm in death, passing away in 2006. Of this marriage the following step-children, spouses and family members survive. Peggy and Fred May, Rosemary and Mike Iacoli, Susan and Gene Pugh, Janice and Steve Thompson, Denise and Lyle Casper, Martin and Jill Nagy, and Louie and Mary Fran Smith. Norm is also survived by a brother, Jackie Goldman and his wife Bea of Rodanthe, NC. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews as well as several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat grandchildren. Lastly, he is survived by a dear and close friend; Madonna Davis of Terre Haute, who was with him every step of the way during his illness.

      Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 A.M. EDT, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.

      Growing up around the Chapel and the school was quite a learning experience. I learned a lot by listening to the class ahead of me. My favorite subject was math. I enjoyed the spelling contests on Friday afternoon.

      When I was thirteen or fourteen, I started playing for the dances, ice cream socials or anywhere else that would pay us a few dollars. We played in Marengo, Eckerty, Paoli, St. Croix or any where else that we were invited. I saved One hundred by the time I was sixteen to buy me a 1929 Ford, two door sedan. The neighbors used to tell mom that I was going to hell for sure, playing for dances, drinking and driving that old Ford as fast as it would go. We used to race every Saturday night side by side from Marengo to English. It's a wonder we were not all killed. I thought I was hot stuff owning a car.

      I went to work in Logansport State Hospital when I was sixteen years old. I told them that I was seventeen so I could get the job. I worked there till I was seventeen then married one of the nurses by the name of Elaine. I joined the Navy and served three years. Our daughter Liz was born a couple years before I got out of the Navy. Our son, Jim was born in 1948. I worked for Merchants Freight Systems in Terre Haute, Indiana for about three years. "Shock" Roberson also worked there.

      I then started working for a glass company in Terre Haute installing glass in windows and doors. I got a promoted to the position of estimator. Later, I went on the road as a salesman in Illinois. In 1966 I started my own glass company in Robinson, Illinois known as, "Norm's Glass and Paint Inc.". In 1972 I opened another store in Effingham, Illinois. In 1975 I opened a third store in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. In 1979 I opened another store back in Terre Haute. I sold all the stores Illinois stores in 1982. I operated the store in Terre Haute until selling it in 1992. I have just bought it back this past summer because the man I sold it to had a stroke. I felt and obligation to help them out so, I am back in business again. It seems that I just don't know how to retire.

      My wife, Elaine passed away in December 1999 with the terrible disease of A.L.S. We were married for 57 years. We had a wonderful life together. Giving her up was really tough, but getting back in business will be good for me, I hope. Our daughter, Liz teaches school in Robinson, Illinois. Our son, Jim lives in Pensacola, Florida and does work all over the country as a Designer and Decorator. I have one grandson who is a Golf Course Architect living in Toledo, Ohio.

      After thoughts; I know this story was never told, because I was afraid to tell anyone. There used to be a big cave in Long Hollow that you could ride a horse into. I sat on to top of the hill and watched them ride in on horses. Dad said not to tell any one because they were making counterfeit money. One night they blew up the cave and supposedly the moneymaking equipment was left behind. The entrance was blown away and to get in you had to drop straight down about thirty feet on a rope. I remember "running" our traps on the way to school. Once in a while there was a skunk in the trap and I was not the best smelling person in the school. No wonder I couldn't get a girl. Ha