Norman Albert Bouvy

b. 10 April 1922, d. 17 December 1992
  • Norman Albert Bouvy was born on 10 April 1922 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • He was baptized/christened on 1 October 1922 sponsored by Buzz Hannigan and Louise Elizabeth Hannigan.
  • He was known as Bert.
  • William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included Norman Albert Bouvy, John William Bouvy, Romain Bouvy and Ruth Helen Bouvy.
  • William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2615 Lockport Road. Other members of the household included Norman Albert Bouvy, John William Bouvy and Ruth Helen Bouvy.
  • He married Elizabeth Maxsom, daughter of Joseph E. Maxsom, on 18 November 1942 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland.
  • The following appeared on 21 November 1942 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Maxsom, of 585 Seventy-eighth street, announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth M., to Seaman Bert Bouvy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bouvy, of 2761 Lockport street. They were married Wednesday, November 18, in Cumberland, Maryland, by the Rev. George E. Baughman.
         Seaman Bouvy has returned to the Great Lakes, Ill., naval center.
  • The following appeared on 10 May 1943 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: William Bouvy, of the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Guard Force, wears on his uniform the service ribbons of two wars, an expert marksman’s medal and, on his collar, the chaplain’s cross. He can hit a dime at 50 yards with his pistol or, when called upon, he can act as a messenger of goodwill as a minister of the gospel.
         Mr. Bouvy came to the Ordnance plant at Modeltown, N. Y., because he had a vision of the service that he could perform as a chaplain of the guard. His regular guard’s duties in the Examination House enable him to meet many employees. His time is also spent calling upon hospital patients and counseling employees that ask his guidance. He is non-sectarian and anxious to perform whatever service he can as a minister. “I like meeting all people and taling with them,” he says, “and hope that we can organize some discussion groups later on.”
         As a hobby, Mr. Bouvy claims music and guns which he has been collecting for many years. He has been a member of the Niagara Falls Veterans’ Revolver and Pistol club for 25 years and, in addition, shoots on Lake Ontario’s pistol range with the Guards. His Army Service record includes the Mexican border campaign and World War service in the Coast Artillery. After the last war, Mr. Bouvy remained in the army for some years and then took up evangelistic work and his ministerial duties.
         At home, he says, the family makes up its own orchestra, each playing a different musical instrument. For a time the family members played together while doing church work in various communities. At present, however, the Bouvy’s are all out for the war effort. One son is on Atlantic convoy duty with the navy, another is with the marines while Mrs. Bouvy is working in war industry and their daughter is attending school and working.
  • The following appeared on 28 May 1948 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. William Bouvy, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bouvy and Mrs. Joe Robertshaw, Lockport road, have left for Long Beach, Calif., where they will make their future home.
  • Norman Albert Bouvy and Elizabeth Maxsom appeared in the 1951 Long Beach, California, City Directory at 610-1/2 Temple Avenue Norman Bouvy employed by the Long Beach Police Deopartment.
  • The following appeared on 19 November 1959 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Born] To Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Bouvy, 2091 Gondar Ave., Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 17 1959, a son, Michael Jesse. Mrs. Bouvy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Maxsom 78th St.
  • Norman Albert Bouvy became a widower at the 13 August 1991 death of his wife Elizabeth Maxsom.
  • The following appeared on 15 August 1991 in The Buffalo News: Services for Elizabeth Bouvy, a native of Niagara Falls, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.
         Mrs. Bouvy, 66, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 1991) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
         The former Elizabeth Maxsom moved to California after her marriage, then to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where she lived before returning to Niagara Falls about 10 years ago.
         Survivors include her husband, Albert of Coeur d'Alene; a son, Michael of California; six sisters, Charlotte Dennis of Canisteo, Bertha Witkopf and Laura Spencer, both of Lewiston, Ella Manchester of Austin, Texas, Augusta Landy and Ruth Phillips, and two brothers, Joseph Maxsom of North Carolina and Arthur Maxsom of Lodi.
  • Norman Albert Bouvy died on 17 December 1992 at age 70 in Sun City, Riverside County, California, at his residence.
  • He was interred at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
  • The following appeared on 22 December 1992 in The Press-Enterprise: Services were held yesterday for Norman A. Bouvy, 70, who died Thursday of respiratory failure at his home.
         Burial followed in Riverside National Cemetery.
         Miller-Jones Mortuary of Sun City handled the arrangements.
         Mr. Bouvy was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and had been a Sun City resident for three years. He was a police office in Long Beach for 17 years, and worked for a school district in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for 20 years. He served in the Navy from 1942 until 1945.
         Mr. Bouvy is survived by a son, Michael, of Rancho Santa Margarite; two grandchildren; a brother, Jack Bouvy of Columbia S.C; and a sister Ruth Robertshaw of Sun City.
  • Last Edited: 17 Oct 2015

Family: Elizabeth Maxsom b. 4 July 1925, d. 13 August 1991