Acton Memorial Library
Frederick Alonzo Norris passed away very suddenly at his home last Wednesday afternoon of heart failure, at the age of 66 years, he having been ill only a few days, and his death came as a great shock to his family and friends.
Mr. Norris was born in Sandwich, Nov. 7, 1845, and enlisted for the Civil war when he was only 17 years of age, in Co. M, 3d Mass. Heavy Artillery, as a private and served until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged.
Serving the G.A.R. has been uppermost in his life. He has held an office in the Isaac Davis post 138 for the last seven years. For the last five years he has lived in West Acton and enjoyed the friendship of every one he met, during which time he has worked at his trade painting. Mr. Norris was known as a kind friend, a loving husband and father.
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Nellie A., also two sons, Frank Everett, dentist, with an office at Portland, Me., and Harold Francis, dentist of Berlin, N.H.
The funeral was held in the Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. F.H. Viets of Boxboro officiated, in connection with the G.A.R. service, the post being present as a body, also the W.R.C. Interment was made at the Boxboro (South) cemetery.