Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Resolutions of Respect

For a genealogist these old Resolutions of Respect placed in the paper by the Masons and Woodmen of the World organizations to  honor a deceased member are wonderful.  Some give more information than others but all are good information resources.

Crittenden Record Press - Sept. 12, 1912
Resolutions of Respect.  Whereas, it has pleased the Grand Architect of the Universe, in His infinite wisdom, to call from his labors on earth to eternal refreshments in the Celestial Lodge on High, our brother, Andy E. Rushing, who departed this life September 7th, 1912.

Whereas, Bro. Rushing was one of the oldest members of Bigham Lodge, No. 256, F. & A. M., having been born Sept. 26, 1831, and had he lived nineteen days longer would have been 81 years old. (the birth date in the paper and what is on his stone are a couple days off.) He was initiated Jan. 8, 1876, and until his death remained one of our most faithful members.  Therefore be it  Resolved, That in the death of Bro. Rushing, this Lodge has lost a true and faithful member, the community a useful and honorable citizen, and the family a kind and loving father.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of our Lodge, that a copy be sent to the children, of the deceased brother, and a copy be furnished the Marion News and the Crittenden Record-Press for publication.
C.W. Lamb, Jones O. Gill and Robt. E. Wilborn.

Mr. Andrew E. Rushing was buried in the Mapleview Cemetery.

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