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Homer D. Colvin
Mount Peace Cemetery
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Memorial / Obituary / Personal History
ST. CLOUD TRIBUNE, Thursday, Thursday, November 27, 1913
Resolutions on the Death of Our Late Brother, Homer Dallas Colvin
"Our lives are rivers, gliding thru To that unfathomed, boundless, sea, The silent tomb."
In memory of brother Homer Dallas Colvin, who died October 21, 1913; "Leaves have their time to fall, and Flowers to wither at the north winds cold blast, But thou, oh Death, hath all seasons for thine own"
Once again a brother, having completed the design, written for him on life's trestle board, has passed thru the protals into Eternity, and entered that Grand Lodge over which the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.
Brother Colvin was a man of superior executive ability, and occupied many public offices, with credit to himself.
He was the first County Superintendent of Decatur County, Kansas and afterwards County Clerk of the same county.
He was the first Post Commander of the G. A. R. Post of the city of Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.
His exceptional ability to fill public office, together with his capacity and keen foresight into municipal affairs were soon recognized in St. Cloud and he was elected the first Mayor of this city. He was afterwards re-elected and help the same office until his indisposition forced him to resign. Under his administration St. Cloud grew from a few scattered houses, to a city of 3,000 inhabitants.
Early in the Sixties, when a mere boy, he shouldered the musket and went to the service of his county for three years.
He was wounded at the battle of Franklin, December 14, 1864, and it is supposed these wounds were indirectly the cause of his death.
He was joined in the bonds of holy matrimony to Frances Caroline Pelton, on October 15, 1866, at Barrington, Illinois.
Shortly after the close of the war, he was made a Mason.
He was buried on October 22, 1913 in due form at Mount Peace Cemetery St. Cloud, Florida, by St. Cloud Lodge, U. D. F. and A. M.
transcriber's note: An actual obituary has not been located, but this "Resolution" was published in the newspaper following his death.