John Mason Norvell, the son of Michigan U.S. Senator John Norvell (1789-1850) and his third wife, Isabella H. Norvell (1804-1873), was a career soldier. He entered the service of his county as a 2nd Lt in the 2nd Michigan Infantry April 25, 1861. 390 more words
My father was not noted for his patience or his ability to pick Christmas trees.
His trees were seldom picture perfect. Some were lopsided, some had missing branches, some were trees in name only, having dropped most of their needles before we got them home. 555 more words