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From the Halls of Montezuma....

Mary Irene Norvell Fisher Masse, writing in her memoirs in 1960, commented about her grandmother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell this way: She had married young, the son of wealthy and prominent people. 899 more words

American History

Fox 2 Detroit Interview

June 19, 2014

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fox 2 Detroit’s own Lee Thomas to discuss “The Sugar House”.  What a fun experience (and nerve wracking). 301 more words

Detroit

Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb played for the Detroit Tigers from 1905 to 1926. Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed “The Georgia Peach,” was a Hall of Fame baseball player. 284 more words

Detroit

St. Josaphat Steeples

It’s been part of Detroit’s skyline for decades, but the steeple on the St. Josaphat Catholic Church was badly damaged during a wind storm last fall.

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A Family Torn Asunder

Emily Walker Norvell,  the daughter of Major Edwin Forrest Norvell and Margaret Smith Norvell,  was born March 8, 1871 in Michigan. On May 15, 1899, she married Dr. 411 more words

American History

Boblo Island

BOB-LO ISLAND


Bob-Lo Island, located at southern end of the Detroit River before it enters Lake Erie, is about one half mile wide and three miles long.

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Detroit History

A Civil War Mother

All but two of Isabella Hodgkiss Freeman Norvell’s eight sons served in the Union forces.

Barry Norvell , a civil engineer, died of yellow fever in 1858, aboard the steamer… 357 more words

American History