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Joseph Norvell Grand Master of the State of Tennessee - Masonic Obituary
DEATH OF BRO. NORVELL, P. G. M. OF TENN.
Nashville, 21st Jan., 1847.
BRO. MOORE : – We have been again called on to mourn the loss of an excellent and beloved Brother, in the death of Major JOSEPH NORVELL, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. He departed this life on the 7th inst., after a very few hours illness.
In the death of our Beloved Brother and Companion, Masonry in the State has lost a Pillar of Strength, and our city deprived of an exemplary citizen and public officer. Bro Norvell has held the position of Treasurer of the Corporation for many years, during which his integrity has never been assailed. He was in every sense of the word, a Mason, Free and Accepted, and has left a void in our midst in which time cannot fill. He had severed in every capacity of lodge, chapter, and council, and at the time of his death, King of the Chapter, Grand Master of the Council, Recorder of the Encampment, and a member of Cumberland Lodge, No. 8. He was interred with Masonic honors ; [sic] and such was the estimation in which he was held, that his funeral was attended by upwards of eighty Masons, the Mechanics' Association, and the Society of Printers, (of which he was by profession,) although the snow was falling very heavily all the time, and at least six inches deep on the ground. He has gone to "that bourne from whence no traveller returns," and my prayer is, that when the "Grand Overseer" shall summon us to appear before him, we, with our departed Brother, may be found acceptable, and our work worthy of being received. Peace to his remains.
Very respectfully and fraternally, yours,
JOHN S. DASHIELL.