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A Family Torn Asunder

Emily Walker Norvell,  the daughter of Major Edwin Forrest Norvell and Margaretta Smith Norvell,  was born March 8, 1871 in Michigan. On May 15, 1899, she married Dr. Edward Oliver Belt, a noted professor of ophthalmology and otology at Howard University, … Continue reading

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Halloween in a small town

My father Phil Keith Norvell loved Halloween.  One of my earliest memories is of him carving a huge Jack O’Lantern about 1948. Growing up in rural upstate New York, Halloween was the biggest holiday of the year.  A small town … Continue reading

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