Born: 1857

Died: 1926

Married: Eleanor O'Malley (1857-1941)

Children: Mildred

Matthias B. Norman and his wife Eleanor are buried in St. Paul's Cemetery on Fletcher Farm Road in the Town of Franklin. Matt Norman and a cousin built Norman's General Store in Bloomingdale in 1904. The store closed in March, 2015.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 29, 2000


By Martha (Tyler) and Floyd John

For over 95 years, everyone who travels on Route 3 from Saranac Lake toward Plattsburgh passes Norman's General Store in Bloomingdale. The store was built by Mathias B. (Matt) Norman and a first cousin, Benjamin Franklin Norman, in 1904. Around 1909 Matt bought B.F.'s share and the business has been operated by members of Matt's family since then. Matt and his wife, Eleanor O'Malley, had one daughter, Mildred, who married John Curran. They continued to operate the store after Matt passed away. One of their daughters, Norma married a Saranac Lake resident, Art Niederbuhl, who was a Navy veteran of WWII and a graduate of the MBA program at Dartmouth College. Now Art and Norma's son, Art, is continuing the family business.