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Norman Lent

Birthplace: Rome, Bradford County, PA, United States
Death: August 22, 1898 (72)
Naperville, DuPage County, IL, United States (Died of injuries resulting from being trampled while shoeing a horse)
Place of Burial: Naperville, DuPage County, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Egbert Lent; Egbert Lent; Mary Lent and Mary Lent
Husband of Caroline Matilda Lent (Richmond)
Father of Elgin Emmett Lent
Brother of Byron Lent; Helen Euretta Cornish; Alma Linsley; Annis Jennette Ruch; Miranda Gwin and 5 others

Occupation: Blacksmith
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About Norman Lent

From the Find A Grave page on Norman Lent:

Birth: Jun. 26, 1826 - Rome, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Aug. 22, 1898 - Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois, USA

Fatal Accident

While shoeing a horse last Wednesday, Norman Lent was thrown by the animal and trampled upon, receiving injuries from the effects of which he died Monday evening.

Mr. Lent was one of the oldest residents of this town, and plied his trade, during all these years. He had been the victim of several accidents in former years, resulting from shoeing fractious horses. He was a quiet, inoffensive citizen, indulgent parent and kind neighbor. His blacksmith shop a landmark in the south side, and the clang of his anvil will be missed.

Funeral tomorrow forenoon from the residence.

The Naperville Clarion August 24, 1898

Norman Lent was born in the town of Rome, Bradford county, Pa., June 17, 1826. At the age of 13 years he removed with his parents to New York and on July 4, 1848, was married to Caroline M. Richmond.

In 1852 he moved to Naperville where he resided until his death August 23, 1898. His widow aged 69 years survives him.

To them were born twelve children, six of whom are living -

  • Edwin, Correctionville, Iowa;
  • George W., Cherokee, Iowa;
  • Walter, Chicago;
  • Elgin, Cherokee, Iowa;
  • Mrs. Lillian M. Morse, Chicago;
  • Mrs. Minnie Hehn, Ontario.

The funeral took place from the residence last Friday, and was attended by many relative, friends and acquaintances of the deceased.

Among the aunts and uncles were also the following:

  • Amy Richmond and James R.,
  • Mary Richmond and Henry R.,
  • Sarah M. Crossman and Mr. C., Alice Lent and Levena Lent,
  • Julia Mabry and Elizabeth Lawrence.


  • Minerva Miller,
  • Celia Richmond,
  • Albert Phillips, wife and daughter;
  • Wm. Lee and wife,
  • Bayard and Wm. Lent,
  • Mrs. Carrie Ward,
  • Mrs. E. E. Farrington,
  • Mr. and Mrs. Shorndon,
  • Fred Richmond.

Twenty-two blacksmiths were present and escorted the remains to the place of interment, six of whom were apprentices in years gone by and served as pall bearers. Rev. Warren officiated at the funeral and ministered unto our departed friend and fellow citizen in spiritual things during the last days of his earthly career.

Mr. Lent was a man of many virtues, and his end was peace.

The Naperville Clarion August 31, 1898


Family links:


  • Egbert Lent (1799 - 1847)
  • Mary Lent (1802 - 1886)


  • Norman F. Lent (____ - 1858)*
  • Ellen C. Lent Corbiere (1849 - 1873)*
  • Elgin E. Lent (1851 - 1909)*
  • Byron Henry Lent (1853 - 1853)*
  • Edwin Wesley Lent (1855 - 1922)*
  • Lillian Mae Lent Morse (1858 - 1929)*
  • Emma Jane Lent Thomson (1859 - ____)*
  • George Washington Lent (1861 - 1945)*
  • William Lafayette Lent (1863 - 1868)*
  • Walter Eugene Lent (1868 - 1957)*
  • Minnie Hattie Lent Hehn (1871 - ____)*
  • Bertie L. Lent (1876 - 1876)*


  • Caroline Matilda Richmond Lent (1829 - 1907)*

Burial: Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois, USA

  • Plot: Sec 2 Lot 574 Plot 1

Maintained by: Valarie Vine Originally Created by: Timothy Ory Record added: Jun 02, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37856181

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Norman Lent's Timeline

June 26, 1826
Rome, Bradford County, PA, United States
June 29, 1851
Gerry, Chautauqua, New York, United States
August 22, 1898
Age 72
Naperville, DuPage County, IL, United States
August 26, 1898
Age 72
Naperville, DuPage County, IL, United States