Tribute of Respect
The Northern Standard Nov 27, 1885

Submitted by
Kathy Hutchinson Mitchell


Elkhorn Lodge #402

Whereas it has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to call from our midst our beloved and exemplary brother, Nelson B Hutchinson Sr., who departed this life Nov 4, 1885, aged about 72 years, and as old and respected citizen of the county; and whereas, we bow in humble submission to the will of our Heavenly Father and part with our brother with deep regret; therefore be it resolved; That in the death of Brother Hutchinson our Lodge has sustained a loss irreparable, but the Celestial Lodge above has only gained one who we believe well fitted for membership there, where the Supreme Master reigns forever. Resolved; That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of our Lodge and a copy of the same be furnished the deceased and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Clarksville Times and Standard for publication. Resolved; That our Lodge be draped in mourning, and that the members wear the usual badge for 30 days.

W W Giddens
J B Pope
W S Dunagan

N B Hutchinson, to whose memory the Grange pays a tribute of respect, was an old and valued citizen, of most unexceptional deportment and pure life. The removal of every man is a serious loss to his neighborhood, the State, and especially to the rising generation, to whose instruction the daily conduct of such a man is a moral and social lesson.

The Northern Standard Nov 27, 1885
Tribute of Respect

With sad hearts we are called upon to mourn the loss of our beloved Chaplain, Brother N B Hutchinson, who died Nov 4, 1885, aged 72 years. As an humble tribute to his memory, we offer the following:
Resolved, 1st, That in the loss of Bro. Hutchinson, the Grange has lost one of its most devoted members, the Church a consistent Christian and the community one of its best citizens.
2nd, That we tender our kindest sympathies to the bereaved family and relatives of the deceased.
3rd, That this tribute of respect be published in the Clarksville Standard and Texas Farmer.

Respectfully submitted.
J W Stiles
R L Poteet
Lucy Giddens

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