Re: Norman Andruss Brainard, 1 Feb 1873 - ????
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Norman Andruss Brainard, 1 Feb 1873 - ????
Mariellena Simon 1/02/12
Published in the Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, Mass. 5.18.1946
NORMAN A BRAINARD, Insurance Man Died at 73
Norman Andruss Brainard, 73, of 94 South Park Avenue, Longmeadow, well-known Springfield insurance agent, died at Springfield Hospital yesterday afternoon after a short illness.
He was born February 1, 1873 at New York City, son of James F and Mary (Andruss) Brainard. Soon after graduation from Williston Academy, he became associated with the Oliver Walker Insurance Co. in Northampton.
In 1904 he came to Springfield and became connected with the Charles E Stickney Co. and later formed the Sherwood and Brainard Agency. In recent years he conducted his own offices in the Third National Bank building and was the agent of the Insurance Company of North America.
Mr. Brainard was a member of the First Congregational Church of Longmeadow and secretary of Longmeadow lodge of Mason, a position he had held for many years. A resident of Longmeadow for 33 years, he was for 23 years a member of the town's park board and was instrumental in developing the Longmeadow tennis courts at Bliss Road and Laurel Street.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Ilma (Schadee) Brainard; two daughters, Miss Helen Brainard, a member of the faculty at Western Maryland College, and Miss Ilma Brainard, chief petty officer in the SPAR now stationed at Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Alfred S. Willard of Northampton, and three nephews, Warren, Francis and Richard Brainard of Gardner. The funeral will be held at the Dickinson-Streeter parlors Monday at 2, an organ prelude at 1:30.