123. Carlisle NORWOOD911,912,913,914 was born on 12 February 1812 in New York, NY, NY.912,915,916,917,918 He was educated sent to be educated in 1826 in Paris, France.919 He was elected as foreman, No. 5 Hose Co, NY Fire Dept. on 3 October 1836 at Chambers St in New York, NY, NY.920 In 1840–41 Carlisle was an Insurance at 44 Wall St in New York, NY, NY.921,922 He lived 488 Houstoun in New York, NY, NY in 1840.922 He was elected as Chief, Volunteer Fire Department on 18 January 1842 in Adrian, Lenawee, MI.923 Carlisle lived in Adrian, Lenawee, MI in 1842.924 He lived in New York, NY, NY in October 1847.925 On 5 February 1853 he was a Secretary of the Lorillard Fire Insurance Co. in New York, NY, NY.926 Carlisle lived 251 W 19th St in New York, NY, NY in 1857.927 In 1857 he was a Sec of the Board of Directors of Lorillard in New York, NY, NY.928 In 1858 he was a President, Lorillard Fire Insurance Co at 31 Wall Street in New York, NY, NY.929,930 Carlisle was elected as a member of the Saint Nicholas Society on 29 November 1859 in New York, NY, NY.931 He was elected as Re-elected Pres., Lorillard Insurance on 2 December 1859 at 31 Wall Street in New York, NY, NY.932 In 1863 he was a president in New York, NY, NY.933 On 23 November 1867 Carlisle was a public accounting of Lorillard Fire Ins. Co. in New York, NY, NY.934 He was elected as a member of the board, New York Department of the Life Assn. of America on 14 February 1872 in New York, NY, NY.935 He was elected as trustee for The Bank for Savings in the City of New York in 1876 in New York, NY, NY.936 On 14 December 1883 Carlisle was a quoted about the demise of the Lorillard Fire Ins. Co in New York, NY, NY.937 He signed a will before 13 January 1892 in New York, NY, NY.938 I, Carlisle Norwood of the City of New York, do make publish and declare this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following, that is to say -
Carlisle Norwood, Age 22, Arrived in New York from Le Havre, France on the ship Erie on March 15, 1834. Occupation: Merchant. Microfilm M237; Roll 22; List 102
New York Genealogical Records 1675-1920 Record
Census of 1850: Occupation is Deputy Register
Valentine's Manual of the City of New York, p, 223: When Carlisle Norwood, son of Andrew S., was attending school in France he was often a visitor at the Chateau (Chateau La Grange, home of General Lafayette). Carlisle Norwood was an enthusiastic member of the old Volunteer Fire Department and joined Engine Company No. 21. In 1836 he organized and was made foreman of Hose Company No. 5, which speedily became recognized as the best disciplined company in the service. Hose Company No. 5 and Hook and Ladder Company No. 6 occupied the ground floor of old Firemen's Hall, 127 and 129 Mercer Street. Among the members of No. 5 were John Watts De Peyster, who became a major-general in the Civil War, and the famous Henry Carroll Marx, better known as "Dandy" Marx. Carlisle Norwood is described as "the very ideal of a fireman; that is, his activity was never surpassed, his perceptions were quick, and his judgment cool, clear, and steady. He believed that the 'post of honor was the post of danger,' and exemplified the truth of the proverb in his own person, sharing in all the exposures and perils incident to the life of a New York fireman. The fact is, his heart was in the business, and it enlisted all his sympathies and awakened all the native energy of his character. He was at one time Fire Warden of the Fifteenth Ward, and repeatedly refused to be a candidate for Engineer of the Department. In the '70's he was Vice-President of the St. Nicholas Society, and President of the Eagle Fire Insurance Company. In 1840, when his father went to live at 15 East Twelfth street, Carlisle Norwood went to the southeast corner of Houston and Wooster streets, then 488 Houston street. In 1850 he was deputy register under Cornelius V. Anderson.
CARLISLE NORWOOD, who was president of the Lorillard Fire Insurance Company, was born at the corner of Vesey and Church Streets, New York, on February 12, 1812. His father, Andrew S Norwood, was a friend of Lafayette and was well acquainted without the distinguished Frenchman before the latter's visit to New York in1824. Among the interesting souvenirs which the son retains of the illustrious general is a letter of invitation to his father to attend the marriage of the general's daughter at the family chateau - La Grange, France. When Mr. Carlisle Norwood was attending school in France, he was often incited to partake of General Lafayette's hospitality. At a very early age he evinced a love for the fireman's life - indeed he was only eight when he undertook to run with a machine and was severely reprimanded by his father for his ambition.
When eighteen his darling hope was realized, and he was admitted to membership in Engine Company No. 28. In 1830 he attached himself to No. 21 engine, located on Tryon Row (where the Staatz Zeitung building now stands.) He was a fire warden in the Fifteenth Ward at the time of the Gulick disturbance, in 1836. In 1837 he raised Hose Company No. 5. This company was long regarded as the crack fire company of the city. It was organized at the house of George Woolredge, Chambers Street, on October 3, and Mr. Norwood was elected foreman. The company was composed of merchants and clerks, and among its members were Augustus W Vanpell, asst fireman, Richard K Anthony, secretary and treasurer, John S Winthrop, Abraham Van Nest, Robert S Luqueer, Richard S Williams, Robert D Codington, Jonathon C Ayers, and John Duer. General John Watts Depeyster was a volunteer. The only members now living, beside Mr Norwood, are Messrs. Luqueer, Livingston, Rutgers, and James M Rankin, of Brooklyn. No. 5 had its headquarters at fireman's hall in Mercer Street.
Mr. James F Wenman said of Hose Company No. 5 and its organizer: "No. 5 was the best disciplined hose company in the service. Her men were not allowed to leave the rope when going home, not the fire, without permission of the foreman. Norwood was a strict disciplinarian." Mr. Norwood used to say himself that he considered it the duty of the foreman to see that all the laws were strictly obeyed. He refused several times to run as a candidate for engineer. Mr. Adam P. Pentz said: "to my mind Mr. Norwood was the very ideal of the true fireman; that is, his activity ws never surpassed, his perceptions were quick, and his judgment cool, clear, and steady. He believed that 'the post of honor was the post of danger,' and exemplified the truth of the proverb in his own proper person."
When Mr Norwood was on a visit to the town of Adrian, Michigan, he saw from the character of the buildings, which were nearly all of wood, which in case of fire the whole town would run the risk of destruction. There were no fire engines or fire appliances. He suggested to the authorities that a fire department be organized and an engine purchased. His suggestion was thankfully received, and Mr. Norwood at once organized a fire department, that in time became one of the most effective in Michigan.
It may be mentioned that Mr. Norwood belongs to one of the oldest families in the city. His grandfather was a prisoner in the Sugarhouse during the Revolutionary War, and was often subjected to the insults and the bayonet points of the British who guarded that place. His father was one of the original incorporators of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1807, when the congregation was located in Cedar Street.
Carlisle NORWOOD and Louisa Josephine WILLCOCKS were married on 30 April 1842 in New York, NY, NY.947,948 They947,948 appeared in the census in 1850 in Ward 16, Dist 2, New York, NY, NY.949 They949 lived at 265 W 19th in New York, NY, NY in 1856.950 Carlisle and Louisa950 lived in Sing Sing, Westchester, NY in 1859.951 They951 appeared in the census in 1860 at Sing Sing in Ossining, Westchester, NY.952 They952 lived in Sing Sing, Westchester, NY in 1863.953 Carlisle and Louisa953 appeared in the census in 1880 in New York, NY, NY.954 Louisa Josephine WILLCOCKS912, daughter of William WILLCOCKS, was born on 15 September 1816 in New York, NY, NY.955,956,957 She died of Albument Uria and Advanced age on 1 September 1891 at the age of 74 in Cranston's, West Point, NY.956,958,959,960 She was buried on 2 September 1891 at New York City Marble Cemeter in New York, NY, NY.961
Carlisle NORWOOD and Louisa Josephine WILLCOCKS had the following children: