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Category Archives: Norvell Family History
I have been reading a great memoir of the Second World War: Quartered Safe Out Here, by George MacDonald Fraser. It details his experiences in the Burma Campaign as a 19-year old private in the Border Regiment fighting the Japanese … Continue reading
When John Norvell was elected one of the first U.S. Senators from Michigan, he was faced with a serious problem. Although he was a lawyer, his income came mainly from his position as postmaster of Detroit in the early 1830s. … Continue reading
When I was a college student, November seemed to have a significant event each year. 1962 End of the Cuban Missile Crisis 1963 Death of John F. Kennedy 1964 Election of LBJ as President 1965 Great North East Black Out … Continue reading
During my 23 years in the Air Force, I moved 9 times. Most moves were uneventful, but every now and then… In 1973 as we traveled across Texas it was late at night when we finally stopped. It was almost … Continue reading
For many years, after we moved back to New York, we wanted to visit Sleepy Hollow at Halloween time. It probably has to do mostly with the Disney movie version of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. If you somehow … Continue reading
My grandfather often told of the times in the 1920s, when he was a young man and a good mechanic. Here’s a story of how his children helped him and he had to fix the car. In the 1920s we … Continue reading
My sister, Linda, near the end of her life spent a great deal of time in the hospital, and not because she was a nurse. She was suffering from an auto-immune disease that relentlessly was wearing her body away. It … Continue reading
Some families have names that seem to be handed down from one generation to the next , such was Stevens Thompson Norvell. Stevens rather than Steven or Stephen might seem to be an odd first name; well there is a … Continue reading