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NORMAN THOMAS BAROODY
UPDATE 5/10/91,12 JAN 1991, BY FRIEDA, MARTHA;1-121-17 SOCIAL SECURITY: DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 3/5/1879 MATIN ARNOUQ, SYRIA DEATH: 8/22/1924,Glenwood Cemetery, GENEVA, NY, USA SPOUSE: SUSAN JACOBS DATE/PLACE OF MARRIAGE: FATHER/MOTHER: THOMAS BAROODY & HAZEL MOSA’ SIBLINGS: SALIBA T. AND ABRAHAM T. BAROODY CHILDREN: JULIA 8/24/1899, GEORGE 10/10/1902, FRIEDA 11/29/1906, JACK 2-10-1911, MOSE 4/3/1915, MIKE 3/24/1917, BETTY 11/3/1918, MARTHA 12/15/1921, NORMAN 8/23/1924
Norman was born in a small coastal town of Matton Arnuq a few miles north of Tartous Syria . He was youngest of three boys. The town of Matton Arnouq was renamed Matton Al-Sahel in later years and is still identifiable on local maps <See below>. He married the former Susan Jacobs from the same locale; they were married in 1898. At the age of 29 years he migrated the USA in approximately 1908 to seek employment. We believe he worked for several years, then went back to Syria to pickup his family and arrived on July 3 or 4 or 1914. The children recalled the fireworks in the New York City Harbor. This return trip is apparent from the lapse in the birth of children between Jack in 1911 and Mose in 1815. Initially, he worked in the gravel pits in Garbout, NY just outside Rochester. He then came to Geneva, New York where several of his friends and family members had settled. Initially, he lived in a building owned by his brother, Saliba, at 368-372 Exchange St. The building still bears the Name "S.T. Baroody" was subsequently referred to as Baroody's Cigar & Book Store. Several times he returned to Syria for a visit, once in 1910. Once he returned with his family they lived in several Geneva locations. In 1917 he purchased a house for $2,000 on 28 Exchange Place ( Powers Alley) directly behind the Syrian St Michael's Orthodox Church on Geneva Street. The house initially had no electric, gas or central heat. During the winter they would have to heat the house with the kitchen stove. The fuel for the stove consisted of mainly crates from a furniture store (Lynch's) and collecting coal from the railroad tracks after trains had passed. The children were charged with this duty and were scorned if the did not come back with a proportionate share of coal. Light in the house was provided by kerosene lamps. The house was bordered on the west side by a 2-story garage and in the rear by Castle Creek. The creek always had a red tinge to the water and rocks; this was due to the waste draining of the Shuron Optical Company which flush water laden with red rouge used in polishing the glass. His four oldest of his children were born in Syria; the remaining children were born in Geneva, NY. He was a loving and devoted family man active in their child rearing. He worked at the Philip & Clark/Andes Stove Works making molds. He worked 6 days a week from 7am to 5 PM for $27.50 a week.
Norman died Aug 22, 1924 in the same hospital the day before the birth of his son Norman Jr on Aug 23, 1924. His daughter Frieda was with him at the time of death. He last words were "...God Bless you, and take care of your mother."
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Approximately 170-80 pounds, about 5'6" wearing a large size. MEDICAL: Very Little is known, however he died from acute pancreatitis (severe infection of the pancreas); however, it has been speculated that since he had the surgery, they might have found late stage pancreatic cancer, in which case nothing further could be done. He was severely ill for seven days prior to his death.
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NORMAN Tanous Baroody's Timeline
March 5, 1879
August 24, 1899
October 10, 1902
November 29, 1906
February 10, 1911
March 27, 1917
November 3, 1918
August 22, 1924
Geneva, Ontario County, New York, United States
August 23, 1924