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Norman H. Land (1899-1974) and
Madeline Moir |
Norman Land son of Law Land and Elizabeth Sykes Land was born January 13, 1899 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
He moved with his parents to Long Island circa 1900.
April 7, 1916, The Long Islander
HauppaugeBurns Hands, 1915
"Norman Land had the misfortune to burn both hand quite badly last week. The accident was caused by lighting a match shortly after having his hands in gasoline."Military Service
Norman Land enlisted in the Navy (U. S. N. R. F. United States Navy Reserve Forces ) in early August 1918. He reported for duty at Pelham Bay Monday September 9, 1918.
Norman Land USNRF of Pelham Bay visited his parents in Hauppauge the week of November 18, 1918.
Did he serve overseas?
By January 31, 1919 he had been discharged from the service.
His Military Death info: Norman Land, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 13 Jan 1899, Death Date: 1 Jun 1974, SSN: 083206076, Branch 1: NAVY, Enlistment Date 1: 9 Sep 1918, Release Date 1: 23 Dec 1918
Abstracts of WWI: Land, Norman Herbert Naval Trainign Camp Pelhem Bay Park, N. Y. service No 180-26-63, age 19 years 6 months, apprentice seaman, address Suffolk, Hauppauge, from 9-9-18 to 11-11-18 apprentice seaman no days 104 discharged active duty 12-25-1918.
Madeline Moir born circa 1899.
According to the New York State indexes, Norman Land married January 4, 1921, Smithtown, Cert # 2623.
January 16, 1921 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
LAND-MOIRMrs. Paul Wiednekeller and Mrs. Peter Wiedenkellers and small son were "in town" to attend the marriage of their brother". (Long Islander)
1929 Norman H. Land in a Plymouth Sales Ad, Brooklyn Eagle.
"Next to Glamore Ford, another auto agency opened up for business in the early 1930s. Norman Land opened a Chrysler/Plymoth agency in a modern showroom with large glass windows."
Norman Land attended the Chrysler dinner at the Hotel George in Brooklyn Monday September 13, 1926 (long Islander) September 17, 1926
Showed in the Port Jefferson Auto show in March 1928
Showed at the North Shore Auto Show in Port Jefferson.
Norman Land showed "the Chrysler" at the Port Jefferson Automobile show in February 1930.
Norman Land had a booth at the Port Jefferson Automobile show February 1931 (Long Islander)
Norman Land advertised in the Brooklyn Eagle for Cadillacs from at least March 1931 to January 1933.
An image of a huge snow storm in February 1934 shared by David B in 2017 and credited to Brad Harris shows Norman Land Chrysler in a one story building between the Smithtown Movie Theater and a Gulf station. See Smithtown
In September 1932 Prudential Playhouses bought a property on Main street "between the Chrysler agency conducted by Norman Land and Mr. Novatny's Hotel, opposite the Bank of Smithtown". It was to be a large brick building 50 x 130 feet and with seating for 750.
Living in New York City, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Land were living in New York City.
1925 Census Smithtown, Norman H Land 26, auto salesman, Madeline G Land 25, Norman M Land born Bayshore. (Next to the were Joseph Land, confectionary salesman, and his family, wife, Mary and children Elizabeth and Joseph Jr.)
February 1927, Long Islander News
Norman Land Smithtown Chrysler Dealer had the flu.
Was a GOP candidate for Superintendent of Highways in Smithtown.
January 11, 1929, The Long Islander
"Much sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Norman Land in the death of their little daughter, who was born Tuesday at the South Side Hospital and lived only a few hours. The mother is the former Miss Madeline Moir."February 1, 1929, The Long Islander
"Mrs. Norman Land who has been very ill for the past three weeks at the South Side Hospital is slowly convalescing."October 3, 1930, The Long Islander
Norman Land broke his collarbone when he was thrown from his horse.
Norman Land Smithtown Long Island New York Avenue 1930 Census
December 26, 1930, The Long Islander
"Santa Claus visited Smithtown late Monday afternoon at the invitation of the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce who greeted him in the large sales rooms of Norman Land. A beautiful illuminated Christmas tree was an important feature of the celebration and each child was presented with a candy and an orange."1931
Norman Land put a second story addition on his house on New York Ave, Long Islander, July 17, 1931
On December 18, 1931 the Smithtown Branch High School put on the Senior play "Oh Kay", a three act mystery comedy. The playbill includes an ad for Norman H. Land, Cadillac & Chrysler Motor Cars, Smithtown Branch, Long Island
August 30, 1931, Norman H. Land's big chestnut gelding won the heavyweight ponies race at the Smithtown Horse Show.
Smithtown Horse Show, Morning Awards September 4, 1932, Class 13 - Parent and child competition second place Norman H. Land, Peggy and Norman Land's Silver Creek, forth Norman Land's Peggy (Brooklyn Eagle)
October 19, 1934, Long Islander News
John Carll (?) race track -
COLUMBUS DAY RACES FOR XMAS BASKETSSeptember 15, 1933, Long Islander News
Seven horse races were held at the Commack Race Track. Norman Land won the 4th race, half mile for thoroughbreds on Galloping Duchess. He came in second in the seventh race, one mile for thoroughbreds, again on Galloping Duchess.
New York Ave, Norman H. Land, age 41, salesman cars, high school 2 years, income $1,800, Madeline wife 40, both born New York, own $5,000,
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Land of New York ave. celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary.
The Smithtown Fire Department honored the Korean War vet Gerald Land, son of Mr, and Mrs. Norman Land and member of Engine Company No. 1. The entire Department attended and guests included Mr. and Mrs. Norman Land, Bud* Land, and Miss Kitty Tompkins. Gerald was to return to duty after a 30 day furlough. "Jerry" Land had entered the service in May 1952. *Norman Land junior was called Bud or Buddy.
Death of Madeline Land
1954 pre obit of Norman in 1974.
She was alive in 1953 when her son, Gerald, was honored by the Smithtown Fire Department. In January 1954 the engagement of Gerald the son of Mr. and "Mrs." Norman Land was announced. In March of 1954 a benefit dance was held in Smithtown to help defray the hospital costs of Mrs. Norman Land who was badly burned in a fire at her home.
In January of 1954 she was listed at ill in Southside Hospital.
Norman was a widow when Gerald was married in 1958.
Death of Norman Land, Senior
Norman Land, born January 13, 1899, died June 1974.
Norman's obit in the local papers stated that he was born in Hauppauge January 13, 1898. (Note: His birth was recorded in Jersey City, New Jersey January 13, 1899. MLB) He was the "last survivor of seven children" of Law Land and Elizabeth Sykes (Note: Law and Elizabeth had nine children. One died as a child. MLB) He was a longtime resident ot Smithtown having lived on New York Ave for many years. More recently he had lived on Elliot Place. He served in the US Navy in WWI. He was a former owner of a Chrysler Plymouth agency. An "ardent horseman" he rode steeplechase race horses at the old Smithtown Hunt Club on fifty Acres Road. He was also a member of the Smithtown Hunt Club. He was survived by two sons, Norman of Smithtown and Gerald of Lake Ronkonkoma and one grandson (unnamed). Buried St James Episcopal Cemetery, St. James.
Information from Julia Land
More Images of Norman Land and family
To see photos of Norman's wedding and of Norman and Joe in their WWI uniforms see The Photo Album of the Family of Percy Land
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