Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Volume 53-57

Proceedings of the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Volume 53-57

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...was taken, and old men, who have already spent their years and done their work, linger. It is not for us to question--God's " ways are not our ways," He knowetli best. "The young, the beautiful, the fair, must pass that valley dark. It matters not how full of life, Death loves a shining mark." PAST GRAND LARRY D. TOMLINSON. Larry D. Tomlinson was born during the year 1827, and died on t-he 10th day of June. 1896. He became a member of Enterprise Lodge. I. O. O. F. at Wilson, N. C., on the 6th day of July. 1860. He was a faithful Odd Fellow, remaining in Enterprise Lodge until his death--a faithful. true and loving friend, an honorable. upright, patriotic citizen, and an honest man. He had a heart full of sympathy for his unfortunate neighbors, and abounded in charity for the widows and orphans of his deceased friends. He was upright and honest in his business dealings, and did by others as he wished to be done by. Having never married, he died leaving no widow or children, except a young woman 'The three thus marked should have appeared in the proceedings a year ago, but did not reach their destination in time. he took from the Oxford Orphan Asylum. a child. raised her to womanhood, and she then married and lived with him, nursing and caring for him until his death. when he left her all his property. She was to him a child indeed. and he loved her as he would have loved his own. He was borne to his lasting resting place by his brothers of Enterprise Lodge, who buried him according to the rules of the Order--gently and lovingly laying him to rest from the labors of a long. useful and benefieent life. 'S. P. CLARK, PAST GRAND. At his residence, Wilson, N. C., May 20. 1896. Aged 53 years. In his...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778960
  • 9781236778963