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Category Archives: Marine Corps History
Freeman Norvell, son of U.S. Senator John Norvell of Michigan and his third wife, Isabella Hodgkiss Norvell, had served in the Mexican War as a Marine 2nd Lt in the “Halls of Montezuma.” He was breveted a 1st Lt. for … Continue reading
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 [Freeman Norvell] of wealthy and prominent people. My grandmother had riches, a social … Continue reading