American History in Real LifeMovies in the past have often shown characters that were touched by historical events. Yet sometimes, the truth is often more fantastic than anything Hollywood can devise. These stories of real people show how the events of the past touched their lives. Some times the stories are dramatic, sometimes simple, but all in all they weave a tapesty of the richness of the American experience.
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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