Captain. Levi Stevenson Obit

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Captain. Levi Stevenson Obit - a Death or Capt. Levi L. Stevenson. The death...
a Death or Capt. Levi L. Stevenson. The death of this highly' respected and aged citizen occurred at 12 o'clock, on Wednesday last, the 20th inst., at the country residence of his son-in-law,' son-in-law,' son-in-law,' son-in-law,' son-in-law,' Col. Ml G; Harman, about 8 miles from this place, at the advanced age of 85 years, 9 months and 9 days. He retained all his faculties in a remarkable degree to the time of his death. He was not only one of the oldest Masons in the State, having been a Mason for more than 69 years, but he was one of the brightest and most distinguished of that venera ble order, having held for years its most honora ble positions. For 20 years, he was Master of Staunton Lodge No. 13, into which he was initiated initiated in March, 1814 ; then Grand Master of the State of Virginia ; Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter; Grand Lecturer of both Grand Lodge and Chapter for 17 years, Grand Lecturer of North Carolina and Eminent Commander of the Commandery at Norfolk. He held the office of Postmaster in this place for some years before the late war between the States, and held it during the war. In the war between the United and Great Britain in 1812, he held the position of captain. He was born in ; Liberty, Frederick county, Maryland, on the 11th of November, 1787, and came to this place in 1813. In the same year, he married a Miss Dunlap of this county, who blessed him with! a number of children. ; He leaves four daughters and two sons to mourn their sad bereavement : We quote the Vindi cator : j ' v J "His daughters are Mrs. Getty, of New York, wife of Brig. Gen.jGetty, U. S. A.; Mrs. Harman, Harman, wife of M. G. Harman ; Mrs. Margaret Kinney and Mrs. Porterfield Kinney. His sons are Brig. Gen. J. W. Stevenson, U. S. A., and Wm. R. Stevenson, Esq., of Fauquier. He leaves some thirty grand-children. grand-children. grand-children. j The funeral took' place Thursday afternoon, at o'clock from Trinity church, services being read by Revi W. Q. Hullihen. assisted by Rev. R. H. Phillips. The remains were interred in the Church yard with the usual Masonic ,' cere monies, all the Masonic orders in the city being represented at the grave, and many visiting Brothers from Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Richmond, who had come on for the purpose of being present. The remains were brought to the Church under an escort of Knights Temp lar."' ' At a meeting of Staunton Lodge, No. 13, A. F." & A. M., August 21st the following resolutions, resolutions, reported by the committee appointed 'for that purpose, were adopted : . ' i Whereas. It has pleased Almighty God of His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst our venerated brother, Most Worshipful Levi L. Stevenson, the oldest member of Staunton Lodge, and former Grand Master of Masonry in Virginia, therefore j Resolved, That while we bow in submission to His will, wo feel that in the death of our late be loved associate, we nave sustainea a loss render ed irreparable by his rare Masonic acquirements, his genial and attractive social qualities, and his exalted purity ana worth ot cnaracter. Kesolved. That by the aeatn ot urother te- te- , . f 1 1 1 . "1 venson, we nave iobi a inena wnose earnest ana unceasing labors have largely contributed to the welfare and honor of Masonry in Virginia. Resolved. That by his extraordinary knowl edge of, and bis eloquent instructions in the Ma-ssonic Ma-ssonic Ma-ssonic art. Brother Stevenson has rendered himself himself a member fwhose counsels and teachings were all of the most estimable value to the Brotherhood which he loved and honored. Resolved, That in his relation with, and his conduct towards his Masonic brethren, illustrated illustrated by a long life of honorable and active useful- useful- ness, ne nas lettan example wormy oi lmnauou. Resolved. That we tender to hi9 tamiiy tne as surances of our most sincere and heartfelt sym pathy in their gxeat bereavement. Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions bo sent to the family of Most Worshipful Brother Stevenson and tuatlhey be published in the pa pers of this city. ! ! A. m.. J auntleroy, i Thos. A. Bledsoe, j W. H. H. Lynn, ; J- J- Committee. E. Louis Idk, : R H. Phillips. J

Clipped from Staunton Spectator and Vindicator26 Aug 1873, TuePage 3

Staunton Spectator and Vindicator (Staunton, Virginia)26 Aug 1873, TuePage 3
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