Norman Edward Winblad
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Sex: Male
Birth: May 23, 1911 (1911-05-23) (106 years ago)
Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
Death: December 29, 1980 (age 69)
37 years ago
Torrance, California
Burial: Powell Cemetery
Farmingdale, New York
Father: Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975)
Mother: Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939)
Siblings: Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970)
Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004)
Spouse/Partner: Eleanor Frieda Vogsberger (1911-1975)
Marriage: March 14, 1937 (age 25)
80 years ago
First Methodist and Episcopalian Church
Astoria, New York
Children: four children including
Raymond Frederick Winblad (1940-1984)
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Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) and Eleanor Frieda Vogsberger (1911-1975) on March 14, 1937

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Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) and children on December 16, 1923

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Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) and children in Cuba circa 1912

Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) was a mechanic who operated a small engine repair shop in 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.


Isle of Pines, CubaEdit

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.



He dropped out of school after one year of high school according to the 1940 United States Census. He would have been about age 14 and it would have been around 1925.

Death of grandparentsEdit

John Edward Winblad died on September 24, 1914 and Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen died on December 12, 1914, both in Farsund, Norway.

Bronx, New YorkEdit

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 travelsEdit

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 Ann 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 YorkEdit

In 1930 Norman was living at 422 Mott Avenue in the Bronx, New York City with his parents and he was working as a carpenter'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.


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.


They had four children, including:


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.


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. His body was cremated.

Memories about Norman WinbladEdit

  • Richard Arthur Norton (1958) writes: "Norman was a tall man, Selma Freudenberg, his cousin called him the "gentle giant".
  • Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921-2009) said in 1998: "Norman was a giant, and he had a truck driver look. Eleanor Frieda Vogesburger was petite."
  • Geraldine Marie Winblad (1928-2011) 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."
  • Norman Charles Winblad (1937) said in 1998: "My mother and father may have worked for the American Banknote Company in New York. He had a lawnmower service in California."
  • Joseph Anthony Nicholich I (1923- ) said in 1998: "He had a lawnmower repair service in California."
  • Harold Lawrence McPheeters (1923- ) wrote in The Ancestors and Descendents of Jarvis Andrew and Mary Jane Lattin in 1989: "He died in Los Angeles, California."
  • Carol Eleanor Winblad 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."

See alsoEdit




Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980)'s ancestors in three generations
Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) Father:
Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975)
Paternal Grandfather:
John Edward Winblad I (1856-1914)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Anton Julius Winblad I (1828-1901)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elsa Maria Elisabeth Näslund (1829-1907)
Paternal Grandmother:
Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1862-1914)
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-1864)
Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939)
Maternal Grandfather:
Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Henry K. Lattin (1806-1894)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Julia Wood (1813-1873)
Maternal Grandmother:
Mary Jane Puckett (1854-1927)
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Elijah Puckett (1815-1896)
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Katherine Keever (1821-1904)

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