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Norma Elizabeth Douglass (Hart) 29 JUL 1895 - 27 JAN 1989

Norma was born on 29 JUL 1895 in Illinois and died on 27 JAN 1989 (age: 93) in Pompano Beach, Fl and was buried in Peoria, Ill .
She was the daughter of William Henry Douglas (26 AUG 1853 - 22 NOV 1923) and Blanche Amy Hoffman (Douglas) (1 JUL 1867 - 3 AUG 1946).

Norma was married to Albert Thomas Hart on 22 APR 1915.

Albert was born on 3 OCT 1895 in Peoria, Ill. and died on 1 NOV 1982 (age: 87) in Pompano Beach, Fl and was buried in Park View Cmty. - Peoria, Ill .
He was the son of Norwood Fielding Hart (8 SEP 1871 - 10 APR 1936) and Magdalena Reuter (Hart) (14 FEB 1871 - 10 DEC 1936).
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Husband - Albert Thomas Hart
1895-1982 - Albert was born on 3 OCT 1895 in Peoria, Ill. and died on 1 NOV 1982 (age: 87) in Pompano Beach, Fl


Husband - Albert T. Hart and Norma Douglass

Son - Albert Sr was born on 2 JUN 1916 in Peoria, Ill and died on 29 JUL 2003 (age: 87) in Boca Raton, Fl


Son - Norwood was born on 29 JUL 1920 in Peoria, Ill and died on 27 FEB 2006 (age: 85) in Boca Raton, Fl


Father - William Henry Douglass
1830-1896 - William was born on 26 AUG 1853 in Canada and died on 22 NOV 1923 (age: 70) in Peoria, Ill.


Mother - Blanche was born on 1 JUL 1867 in Marianna, Ark. and died on 3 AUG 1946 (age: 79) in Peoria, Ill.




Norma:
Moved from Elmwood, Ill to Peoria with her family in 1901. Graduated from Franklin School in Peoria in 1910 and from Peoria High School.

Norma is remembered for a demeanor which made her a beloved mother and grandmother. Norma - Grandma Hart - ran the great Log Summer Home in Shorewood Hills Mich. until she and Albert T. Hart moved to Pompano Beach, Fl. about 1970.

Her sister Imogene lived with her and Albert until Norma's death in 1989. Norma never drove a car - the story is that she had a bad accident while learning to drive and decided never to try again.

Her grandchildren always remembered her cookie jar filled with homemade cookies whenever they went to visit her during the summers at her home in Shorewood Hills, MI (Woody Hart - 2013)


: Norma and Albert Hart


Norma and Albert Hart




Albert:
Albert Thomas Hart was a high school basketball player who became a produce wholesaler in Chicago, and later in Pompano Beach, Florida.

He lived in a time when hard work, coupled with a growing economy at the end of WWII and with low land prices enabled him to live a life of relative leisure in retirement.

Compiled the HART + DOUGLASS Family genealogy 1972 which is the basis for this Our Folk website.



Notes for Norma Elizabeth Douglass (Hart)




Notes for Albert Thomas Hart




Norma:
Miss Norma E. Douglas, daughter of Mrs. W. H. Douglas and Albert T. Hart, son of Mrs. N. F. Hart, were married yesterday at high noon at the Grace M. E. church by the Rec. Walter Atkin and left immediately for a short honeymoon to Chicago. They will be at home to their many friends after May 1st at 102 north street, Peoria.



Albert: WW-I Draft Registration


WW-I Draft Registration




Norma: Brainard Women's CLub Meeting


Brainard Women's CLub Meeting




Albert: Albert Thomas Hart - Additional Summary
(Compiled by Albert Douglass Hart, Sr.) Attended Lincoln and White Public Schools and Peoria High School.

Married Norma Elizabeth Douglass in 1915. Had two sons, Albert Douglass Hart and Norwood Albert Hart.

Following graduation was employed by Wabash and Pennsylvania railroads in Peoria.

He was transferred to St. Louis, Pennsylvania RR. Vice-President's Office in 1920, then returned to Peoria in 1923 in the Fruit and Vegetable Brokerage business.

They were members of the Universalist Church in Peoria, but joined Trinity Methodist in Chicago, because that's where his son, Albert D., decided to join the Boy Scouts in 1930.

He first retired to an apartment on Chicago's Gold Coast.

Lived on the beach in Pompano Beach Florida (The Kensington), until he, Norma and Imogene moved into the John Knox Village in 1980.

Affiliations: Masonic Lodge Temple #46 and Boulevard #882, A. F. & A. M.

Abbas Grotto, Peoria.

Scottish Rite bodies, Valley of Chicago.

Medinah Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., Chicago.

Gold Coast Shrine Club, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

First Methodist Church, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Resided in John Knox Village since September of 1980.



Albert: Albert D. Hart, Sr, Albert Thomas Hart, Harold Hart, Norwood Hart


Albert D. Hart, Sr, Albert Thomas Hart, Harold Hart, Norwood Hart




Albert: Census: 1920 Census, City of Peoria, Illinois, 501 Illinois Ave

Name Rel age born in father born in mother born in Occ. type of company
William Douglas : Head 66 Canada New York New York Special Agent Insurance Co.
Blanch A. Douglas : wife 52 Arkansas Pennsylvania Ohio none
Imogene W. Douglas : daughter 21 Illinois Canada Arkansas Clerk, office Insurance
Arthur W. Reich : son in law 30 Illinois Germany Germany Tinsmith Railroad
Naomi M. Reich : daughter 26 Illinois Canada Arkansas none
Albert T. Hart : son in law 24 Illinois Illinois Illinois clerk Railroad
Norma W. Hart : daughter 24 Illinois Canada Arkansas none
Hugh D. Hart : grandson 3 1/2 Illinois Illinois Illinois none
Emeline Morris : mother in law 76 Ohio Virginia Ohio none


Albert: Census: 1930 Peoria, Ill 607 Thrush Avenue

Albert T. Hart : head 34 Ill Ill Pa Broker - produce house
Norma E. Hart : wife 34 Ill Canada Arkansas none
Albert D. Hart : son 13 Ill Ill Ill
Norwood A. Hart : son 9 Ill Ill Ill


Albert: Fruit and Vegatable Broker
Returned to Peoria in 1923 in engage in the Fruit and Vegetable Brokerage business. Peoria manager of C. H. Robinson Co. of Minneapolis. Transferred to C. H. Robinson office in Detroit in 1929.

In 1930, he was transferred by Kroger to Detroit and bought a home on Walled Lake.

He only stayed in Detroit for the summer, but they kept the home as a summer cottage until 1944.

In fall of 1930 went to Chicago to establish the Wesco Foods Co., Fruit and Vegetable Subsidiary of Kroger Co.





Operated Novy-Hart Co., Produce Buyers on the Chicago South Water Market from 1935 to 1938, when he assumed position of Director of Fruit and Vegetable Operation of Independent Grocers Alliance. (L.C.L means combining items which are less than a full container load) Took leave of absence in 1940 to join the Quartermaster Corps Perishable Subsistence Division, Market Center Field Headquarters, Chicago, as Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consultant.

Following War Service in 1944 resumed activity with I.G.A., establishing Alliance Produce Co., serving I.G.A. retail stores in Illinois and Indiana and wholesale dealers throughout the country in conjunction with Food Brokers, Inc.

Retired from South Water Market acitvity in 1956 and moved to Florida, where he became interested in vegetable growing, buying and shipping on the Pompano State market, operating as H & H Brokers. Retired from such activity in 1971.



Albert:
Al died of lung cancer. Perhps this was from breathing Lindane for many years in his home as a result of investing in a company that made an insecticide vaporizer, which evaporated Lindane, and using one himself for many years.





Albert: South Water Market
in 1930, Albert Thomas Hart moved to Chicago and worked on the SOuth Water Market which had been moved from its original location on Water Street to a new facility near 14th and Racine.

This postcard is the South Water Market in its new location.





Albert: 1940 Census at 9201 Laflin St. in Chicago, Ill.


1940 Census at 9201 Laflin St. in Chicago, Ill.




Albert: 9201 Laflin Apartment in Chicago in 2019


9201 Laflin Apartment in Chicago in 2019




Albert: WW-II Draft Registration 1941


WW-II Draft Registration 1941




Albert: Shorewood Hills
In about 1950, Albert and Norma teamed up with Eric and Rhea Johnston, and purchased several lots in Shorewood Hills, Michigan. The each owned half of the lot between their own, and between heir lots and the lake to insure that ni one could ever purchase it and build on it.



#imge -sep-2020/Old-Shorewood.jpg During the summers, he lived in a wooded area with a view of the lake out his picture windows. The second lot was reserved for a home for the families of his two sons who shared it, each taking it for a month in the summer, and sharing it during the kids' spring vacations.

For several years they lived in Chicago in the winter and lived up in Shorewood in the summer. In 1956 they moved to florida, coming up toIn 1971 they They built a second house about 1956 so more of the family could visit at the same time.

He later sold the sons' lot and purchased a home in Pompano Beach. He became a 'snowbird', traveling to Florida for the winters and to Michigan during the summers. He grew restless with retirement, and as stated above, opened a produce wholesale business in Pompano.

In 1965 they sold the Shorewood property and lived only in Florida.



Albert: Albert Hart Obituary
Albert Thomas Hart, 87, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Peoria, died yesterday at John Knox Medical Center, Pompano.

Born Oct 3, 1895, in Peoria, he was the son of Norwood and Lenna Reuter Hart. He married Norma Douglass in 1915.

He was a fruit and vegatable broker 50 years in Peoria, Chicago and Pompano. He was grand secretary treasurer and president of Beta Phi Sigma National Fraternity He was a member of Temple Lodge 46, AF&AM, Peoria. Abbas Grotto Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Chicago, and the Gold Coast Shrine Club of Florida.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Norward and Albert, both of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriner' Hospitals for Crippled Chidren


Granddaughter - Morgan Park HS - Chicago - 1961 - Barbara was born on 31 JAN 1943 in Chicago, Ill


Grandson - Crawfordsville High School - 1965 - Albert Jr was born on 16 APR 1947 in Chicago, Ill


Grandson - Richard Dixon Hart -
Taken in Crawfordsville, Ind. about 1966
- Richard was born on 19 MAY 1949 in Chicago, Ill


Grandson - Norwood was born on 29 MAR 1946 in Chicago, IL


Grandson -
Morgan Park HS - 1966
- Robert was born on 27 FEB 1949 in Chicago, Ill.


Grandson - Jonathan Hart - 1961 - Jonathan was born on 28 OCT 1954


Grandson - Bill Hart and Jung Kim -
Taken at Disney World. 2004
- William was born on 26 APR 1961 in Chicago, IL




Sister - Naomi Maria Douglass (Reich)
1893-1964 - Naomi was born on 15 OCT 1893 in Elmwood, Ill. and died on 28 NOV 1964 (age: 71) in Grass Valley, Ca.


Sister - Marcia was born on 9 OCT 1898 and died on 6 JUN 1989 (age: 90) in Pompano Beach, Fl.


First Cousin - William Edwin Douglass
1890- - William was born on 29 APR 1890 in Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois and died on 7 NOV 1942 (age: 52) in Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia




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