Clark County Clipper, September 19, 1901
Resolutions of Condolence.
At a special meeting of Border Star Lodge No. 164 K. of P. a committee was appointed and made the following resolutions:
Whereas, the Supreme Ruler of the universe has seen fit to remove by death, the wife of our esteemed brother, J. M. Grasham, therefore be it resolved; that the Charter of this Lodge be draped for a period of thirty days, and a copy of the letter hereto annexed, be presented to brother J. M. Grasham as assurance to him that the brothers of this lodge are with him in his bereavement. Be it further resolved that a copy be spread on the records of this Lodge and printed in the Sprig of Mrytle and Clark County Clipper.
In this hour of your great bereavement, we write to assure you that we, the members of the Border Star Lodge, No 164, mourn with you over the death of your dear wife. As neighbor and friend she was devoted and sincerely beloved and esteemed by all. And now that you have come so abruptly at last to "the parting of the ways," our hearts are full of sympathy which words cannot express, and we beg you to remember that each member of the K. of P. Lodge stands ready to help you and hope that you may be comforted by Him "from Whose hand the centuries fall like grains of sand." Now may God bless you and your child and bring you both at last to that bright country and heavenly home, where he shall indeed wipe away all tears and where sorrow and parting shall never come, is the prayer of -
BORDER STAR LODGE NO 164 K of P.
At the regular meeting of the Englewood Lodge No. 465 I. O. O. F. held September 14, 1901, the following resolutions were adopted;
Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the universe to remove from our midst the beloved wife of our brother J. M. Grasham, and that while we bow with humble submission to the will of the Most High we do not the less mourn with our brother who has had his wife called from her labor to rest. Therefore be it
RESOLVED; That this Lodge tender its heartfelt sympathy to the family and relatives of our Brother in this their sad affliction. Be it further
RESOLVED; That a copy of these resolutions be handed to brother Grasham and a copy be sent to the Western Odd Fellows and Clark County Clipper for publication.
A. L. Roberts,
H. A. Montgomery.
Submitted by ~Shirley Brier~ in September 29, 2005.
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