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1865 July 15: Masons’ Resolutions on the Death of Carmi P. Garlick

July 17, 2015

From the July 15, 1865, issue of The Polk County Press:


DIED.—In Milwaukee, Wis., June 30, 1865, CARMI P. GARLICK, of Osceola Mills, Wis., Assistant Surgeon of the 35th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry, aged 47 years.

At a meeting of Osceola Lodge No. 134 of Free and Accepted Masons held on the evening of July 4th, A. D. 1865, A. O. 5865, on motion of Brother WM. A. TALBOYS, Brothers H. D. BARRON, GEORGE WILSON and SAM. S. FIFIELD, JR, were appointed a Committee to prepare resolutions expressive of the sense of the Lodge upon the death of our late Brother GARLICK.  And said Committee at a subsequent meeting reported the following which were adopted :

WHEREAS, Death, that messenger whom all must meet has again made a solemn call up on one of the Brothers of this Lodge and taken from us one to whom we owed duties in life, we deem it fit and proper to remember him and his family by public expression of our heartfelt sympathy in the present hour. Therefore :

Resolved,  That in sadly bearing to their last resting place the remains of Brother CARMI P. GARLICK, we feel that we have buried all that was mortal of a good neighbor, a kind hearted husband, an exemplary father, a faithful and trust Mason, the memory of whose ever genial and kind feelings and ways we shall cherish in the years to come.

Resolved,  That in thus bidding a long good night to our decreased “Brother of the mystic tie,” we recognize the loss of one whose devotion to Masonry was earnest and proved by good works and deeds,—a Brother who as our first Junior Warden, our second Master and Past Master labored early and late to establish Osceola Lodge upon a sure and sound footing,—as one of our original seven members, three of whom have been called to the Great Lodge above since our organization three years ago.

Resolved,  That the family of Brother GARLICK, in this their hour of affliction, have our sympathy and that it is good for the widow and the fatherless as well as all true Masons to know that in his death our worthy Brothers did not forget the great teachings of the Mason and Christian’s Bible so often heard at our altar where the solemnity and importance of death are not forgotten with lessons and thoughts of life.

Resolved,  That our thanks are hereby tendered to Worshipful Master HAMILTON and the other Officers and Brothers of Milwaukee Lodge No. 3, of Milwaukee, for their attention and many acts of kindness to Brother GARLICK  when sick and to his family after his death.

Resolved,  That the jewels and room of this Lodge be properly dressed in mourning for ninety days and that a copy of these resolutions duly attested by the W. M. and Secretary with the proper seal be delivered to the widow of the deceased and communicated to Milwaukee Lodge No. 3, of F & A. M.

.          .WILLIAM A. TALBOYS, W. M

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