C. Norman was born July 15, 1846, and died on the 4th
of December, 1919, at his home, in Perry, Mo. In August,
1867, he was married to Miss Mary A. Crawford, and two dear
children, a son and daughter, came into the home to fill
their lives with sunshine and joy, shadowed only by the
death of the son in early manhood.
Comrade Norman was a soldier of the Confederacy, having
served in Company E, Pindle’s Battalion of Sharpshooters.
He loved to mingle with his comrades of the sixties and
attended as many of the reunions of Missouri Confederates as
possible, his heart being gladdened by this association with
his comrades and friends. He was a devoted friend of the Confederate
Veteran, of which he had been a patron for many years,
and anxiously awaited its coming every month.
Thomas Norman was a true friend and always stood for truth
and right. He was a deacon in the Baptist Church for over
forty years and superintendent of the Sunday school for many
years. Always a great lover of children, as he came and went
in his daily walk of life they hailed him from all sides,
calling him “Uncle Tommie,” as he loved for them to call
He is survived by his companion of fifty-two years, his
daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren;
also by many loving friends and relatives.
Source: Article from the Confederate Veteran, Vol 28.
From the files of Brad Taylor; transcribed by Lisa Perry