JOHN A. DE NORMANDIE, secretary of the New Castle Contracting Company, with office at No. 22 Dean Building,
New Castle, is a well known business man of this city. He was born August. 27, 1857, at Phoenixville, Chester County,
Pennsylvania, but has been a resident of New Castle, more or less continuously, ever since he was eight years old.
Mr. De Normandie gained his first business experience in the capacity of timekeeper for the Crescent Iron Company,
of Wheeling, W. Va., where he remained for two years, and after his return to New Castle worked for a time as a
grocery clerk and then embarked in business for himself, in which he continued until 1897, when he went out on
the road for Dilworth Brothers, of Pittsburg. In February, 1901, he was appointed treasurer of Lawrence County,
to fill out the unexpired term of L. C. Cochran, a period of one year and ten months, and subsequently was elected
to the office, in which he served a full term. Mr. De Normandie then went into the contracting business with the
New Castle Contracting Company, which does street paving, grading, sewer work and all kinds of cement work.
In 1887, Mr. De Normandie was married to Miss Emma Hamilton, who is a daughter of the late Jessie L Hamilton, formerly
a lumber merchant here, who died in 1898. Mr. and Mrs. De Normandie have one child, Mary I. They are members of
the First Presbyterian Church at New Castle. He takes a somewhat active part in local politics with a good citizen's
desire for a reputable administration of the city's affairs. He is a Knight Templar Mason, and belongs also to
the Knights of Pythias,. the Maccabees, the Woodmen of the World, the Modern Woodmen and to the Elks club.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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