Norman Charles Zummach1,2

M, #24667, b. 3 August 1930, d. 26 May 1946
Father*John Daniel Zummach3,4 b. 2 Mar 1895, d. 5 May 1972
Mother*Edith Johanna Louise Bork3,4 b. 21 Mar 1893, d. 23 Mar 1976
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited27 May 2020
     He was born on 3 August 1930 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     He died on 26 May 1946 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at age 15.3,5,6,7
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): John D Zummach and Mrs. John D Zummach.5      Norman Charles Zummach was buried on 31 May 1946 at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.4
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Free Press 27 May 1946 :
Headline: Boy's Drowning Mars Week-End
...Norman Charles Zummach, 15, of 522 Richmond street, drowned in Ormand's creek at the foot of Wolesley avenue at 5 p.m. Sunday while four young companions, unable to help, looked on.
...
While two young girls and two boys looked on, powerless to help, young Zummach drowned in Omand's (sic) creek at the foot of Wolesley avenue and Raglan road, about 100 yards from its junction with the Assiniboine river.

The body was recovered at 5:30 p.m. from eight feet of water by four constables who came in answer to a telephone call to the police, places by Norman Denyer, 736 Goulding street and Lloyd Owen, 726 Goulding street.

For a number of hours the drowned boy remained unidentified. However, the police finally succeeded in establishing his identity after making an extensive inquiry throughout the district, armed with a complete description.

Dr. L. O. Fryer, provincial coroner, arrived on the scene at 6:15 p.m. tnd (sic) after examining the boy pronounced him dead. The body removed to Thompson's funeral home.

The lad was first noticed in difficulty by two girls, Ainsely Phelps, 10 and Joyce Matthews, 10, both of 489 Craig street. They saw his head bobbing up and down in the river. The girls immediately ran to find help and came upon the boys who phoned police.

On the arrival of police constables C. Watling, George Young, Ernest Dobbs and Leonard Smith, a canoe was borrowed from A. D. Volume, 480 Stiles street. With the aid of the children, who pointed out the spot where the boy was last seen, the body was recovered and taken to shore where artificial respiration was applied until the arrival of Dr. Fryer.6

     The following obituary appeared Winnipeg Free Press published in Winnipeg, Manitoba 30 May 1946:
Deaths
ZUMMACH
-- Accidentally on May 26, in Winnipeg. Norman C. Zummach, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Zummach of 522 Richmond St. in his 16th year. Funeral service will be held in the Thomson Chapels, Broadway and Furby, Friday afternoon, May 31st at 2 o'clock. Interment in the family plot. Brookside Cemetery.5



     In the obituary of Evelyn Margaret Siferd who died 16 March 2005, her brother, Norman was listed as predeceased.8

Citations

  1. [S3013] Body Recovered, Sasktoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 27, 1946, page 2, column 1 viewed at Google News Archive. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  2. [S3135] Boy's Drowning Mars Week-End, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 26 May 1946, Page 1 viewed at Winnipeg Free Press archive, Boy's Drowning Mars Week-End. Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Free Press.
  3. [S2231] Ruth Pilgrim, online Hartwig-Hartwick-Bork, Ruth Pilgrim (Canada), downloaded viewed Sept 1, 2009, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11781134/person/-384842249
    Norman Charles Summach.
  4. [S3134] Deaths Zummach, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 30 May 1946, Page 21 viewed at Winnipeg Free Press archive, ZUMMACH -- Accidentally on May 26, in Winnipeg. Norman C. Zummach.... Hereinafter cited as Winnipeg Free Press.
  5. [S3134] Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1946, Page 21.
  6. [S3135] Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1946, Page 1, From the Winnipeg Free Press, Monday, May 27, 1946, page 1:
    Boy's Drowning Mars Week-End.
  7. [S3013] StarPhoenix, May 27, 1946, page 2, column 1, From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix of May 27, 1946 page 2 column 1
    Body Recovered.
  8. [S10224] Deaths: Siferd, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta, 18 Mar 2005, Page 78, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Evelyn Margaret Siferd. Hereinafter cited as Calgary Herald.

Robert A Pounder1

M, #24671
Last Edited6 Jan 2010
     Robert married Jane Loton Whalen before 1886, estiamte.1,2

Family

Jane Loton Whalen
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Charles Levi Brisco & Mary Sophia Pounder.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Jane Loton Whalen1

F, #24672
Last Edited6 Jan 2010
     Jane married Robert A Pounder before 1886, estiamte.1,2

Family

Robert A Pounder
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Charles Levi Brisco & Mary Sophia Pounder.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Duncan McEwen1

M, #24673
Last Edited6 Jan 2010
     Duncan married Alline Denstead before 1887.1,2

Family

Alline Denstead
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Margaret Ann Briscoe & Ephraim McEwen.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Alline Denstead1

F, #24674
Last Edited6 Jan 2010
     Alline married Duncan McEwen before 1887.1,2

Family

Duncan McEwen
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Margaret Ann Briscoe & Ephraim McEwen.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

James Ritchie1

M, #24675
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
     James married Elizabeth Byers before 1878.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Byers
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Clara Edith Briscoe & James D Ritchie.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Elizabeth Byers1

F, #24676
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
     Elizabeth married James Ritchie before 1878.1,2

Family

James Ritchie
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Clara Edith Briscoe & James D Ritchie.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

James Reid1

M, #24677
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
     James married Mary Elizabeth Wight before 1904.1,2

Family

Mary Elizabeth Wight
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Russell Eworth Brisco & Velma Jean Reid.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Mary Elizabeth Wight1

F, #24678
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
     Mary married James Reid before 1904.1,2

Family

James Reid
Child

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Russell Eworth Brisco & Velma Jean Reid.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

George McCullock1

M, #24679, b. 1882, d. 1952
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
     He was born in 1882.1 George married Regina Schmipz before 1928.2,3
     He died in 1952.1

Family

Regina Schmipz b. 15 Mar 1884, d. 1930

Citations

  1. [S2512] Yeadon Family Ancestry by Yeadon, Alan James Welsford, online Yeadon Family Ancestry, McCullock, George. Hereinafter cited as Yeadon Family Ancestry.
  2. [S2512] Yeadon Family Ancestry, online Yeadon Family Ancestry, Schmipz, Regina.
  3. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Regina Schmipz1

F, #24680, b. 15 March 1884, d. 1930
Last Edited7 Jan 2010
     She was born on 15 March 1884 at Melrose, Minnesota, USA.1 Regina married George McCullock before 1928.1,2
     She died in 1930.1

Family

George McCullock b. 1882, d. 1952

Citations

  1. [S2512] Yeadon Family Ancestry by Yeadon, Alan James Welsford, online Yeadon Family Ancestry, Schmipz, Regina. Hereinafter cited as Yeadon Family Ancestry.
  2. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.