William J. Kelley
Tribute of Respect
To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Pike Lodge, No. 91: The
committee heretofore appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense
of this lodge on the death of our much esteemed worshipful master and
brother, William J. Kelley, beg leave to submit the following as their
Whereas, It pleased the Grand Architect of the universe, on the 25th day of
August, 1872, to remove our esteemed worshipful master and brother, William
J. Kelley, to the celestial lodge above; therefore:
Resolved, That in the death of Brother William J. Kelley the Masonic
fraternity lost an efficient worshipful master, a worthy brother and zealous
Mason, the community a good citizen, the bereaved family a kind husband and
Resolved. That the members of Pike lodge, No. 91, of Ancient, Free and
Accepted Masons, wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved. That we tender our condolence to the family of our deceased
brother, and that the widow of said deceased be furnished an
authenticated copy of these resolutions.
Resolved. That the secretary furnish a copy of these resolutions to the
Arkansas State Gazette for publication, and that the Journal and Republican
be requested to copy.
Jas. H. Howard
Wm. H. Preston
A true copy from the record.
Wm. B. Gould, Secretary.
Arkansas Gazette, October 8, 1872, page 1, column 5.
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