From the Daily Oklahoman published at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
August 15, 1918
United States Roll of Honor
War Department Casualty List from France
Killed in action: non-commissioned officers, WALTER G. NORDMAN of Chicago
October 23, 1938
Soldier Sues Army’s Chief
OLAF NORDMANN, a sergeant in the American Army at Fort Sill, who wants to stay that way, will be heard in federal district court Monday on a petition for a permanent injunction against HARRY H. WOODRING, Secretary of War, to prevent his discharge after 14 years of service.
Nordmann already holds a temporary injunction granted him at Lawton by Judge EDGAR S. VAUGHT a week ago. The case will probably be heard by Judge A. P. MURRAH here, as Judge Vaught is expected to be occupied with the opening of the Sooner Bond Co. mail fraud cases.
Naming Col. AUGUSTINE MCINTYRE, commandant of the field artillery school, as co-defendant, Nordmann related that Woodring had ordered Col. McIntyre to discharge him, because he, a native of Sweden, had entered the country illegally in January 1923 and had never been naturalized although he has served in the army since November 1923.
The soldier stated that he had re-enlisted last June for a three year term and that a discharge would cause him to lose his rank and sergeant’s pay of $76.10 a month including rations allowance.
Nordman’s petition stated he was complying with an agreement made before his last re-enlistment to complete naturalization as soon as possible. Having married an American woman since his arrival, he now is trying to accomplish legal entry through Juarez, Mexico.
September 26, 1940
For the Infantry at Fort Sam Houston: IRAN NORDMAN, age 25, from McAlester
November 1, 1941
LILLIE MURIEL from VIRGIL EVERETT NORDMAN, alleging extreme cruelty.
December 27, 1944
5 Emerge Unhurt from Plane Wrecked in Cemetery Crackup
Woodward, Dec. 26: Law enforcement officers went out to a cemetery near here Tuesday, looked at a demolished civilian passenger planet and shook their heads in bewilderment. Five persons emerged from it, unscratched after it had made an apparent forced landing that involved bouncing off one tree and winding itself around a second tree. How anyone got out alive was more than the highway patrol and Woodward officers could understand. Yet HENRY S. NORDMAN, a civilian instructor at Buffalo, his wife, his two children and an unidentified man came out unhurt.The officers assume the unidentified passenger was not hurt because he was able to run away before any one reached the crash. They are looking for him. Nordman was in jail here Tuesday night, held on an investigation charge placed by Trooper WILLIAM I. FLETCHER of the highway patrol. His wife was in technical custody at a Woodward hotel and the whole case had been referred to ALFRED YOUNG, CAA inspection chief at Oklahoma City. The wrecked plane was owned by ARVID TEMPLE, a Buffalo undertaker, who had loaned it to Nordman to make a Christmas visit. His home is Salina, Kansas.
April 25, 1945
Five State Army Officers Promoted
HARVEY R. PATE, 421 SE 24, is among the five Oklahomans whose promotion from second lieutenant to first lieutenant was announced Tuesday by official war department bulletin. The others, receiving the same advance in ranks, are: GEORGE D. THURMAN of Claremore, CHARLES G. A. PAUL of Cushing, RAYMOND DERWOOD BASS of Elk City and OLAF NORDMANN of Lawton.
November 22, 1945
30 State Men
Thanksgiving Day arrivals in New York on board the SS Athos II will include six city men and 24 state men… Pfc VIRGIL E. NORDMAN of Shawnee..
August 27, 1946
News from Public Records
BILL J. MOORE, 19, of 815 N. Ellison and MARGARET VIRGINIA NORDMAN, 17, of El Reno
March 1, 1959
LOTTIE ROACH Rites Planned
El Reno, Feb. 28: Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Wanette for Mrs. LOTTIE ROACH, 70, of El Reno, who died here Friday following a brief illness. Mrs. Roach was a Pottawatomie County resident, primarily of Wanette, from 1907 to 1946. She lived in El Reno from 1946 to 1949 and from 1952 until the time of her death. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, CHARLES and JAMES W., both of El Reno; six daughters, Mrs. EDITH CORBIN of Konawa, Mrs. J. L. NORDMAN of El Reno, Mrs. E. O. KING of El Reno Route 3, Mrs. LOUIS KOECHLER of Wanette, Mrs. PETE NEAL of Tulsa, and Miss LUCILLE ROACH of the home; a brother, two sisters, Mrs. WINNIE TUCKER of Purcell and Mrs. NANCY O’DELL of Ardmore, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
September 11, 1955
Enid Home Damaged by Lightning Bolt
Enid, Sept. 10: Lightning danced across Enid’s skies Saturday morning, struck the home of HAROLD NORDMAN and knoekced out a telephone line.
February 15, 1957
Details of the Public Records
Marriage licenses: EDGAR WALLACE CREECH, 21, of 2934 NW 36 and CAROL SUE NORDMAN, 20, of 713 NW 90.
September 5, 1957
Journey Gives Man
L. G. NORDMAN, Wilburton farmer, was handling light chores a little more gingerly Wednesday night after a painful 13 hour drive in Oklahoma City. Nordman underwent an operation at University Hospital two weeks ago for an obstruction of his large intestine. He was scheduled to report back for treatment Wednesday.
The farmer was suffering intense pain Tuesday afternoon and a neighbor agreed to drive him to the University hospital. The lights on the friend’s automobile shorted out after leaving Calvin.
“We remained on the side of the road all night,” Nordman told hospital attendants Wednesday, “When daylight came, we started again for the hospital. Between Shawnee and McLoud the auto burned out a bearing.”
This was more than Nordman could stand. His friend stopped a passing motorist who notified the Pottawatomei sheiff who in turned called the Oklahoma highway patrol. Trooper JOHNNY EDWARDS took Nordman to the University hospital where his incision was dressed. He returned to his home Wednesday afternoon. Nordman was ordered to return for further treatment in a few weeks and in the meantime, “take it easy around the farm.”