May 6, 1917—George H. Morse, one of the oldest and best-known residents of Norwood, died this morning after a few days’ illness, aged 83, at his home, 1319 Washington st.
Mr. Morse was born here on Feb 12, 1834. He was the son of Joseph and Millie (Dean) Morse and came from families of old settlers. He was a member of the first Board of Selectmen when Norwood was set off as a separate town, and a former chief engineer of the Norwood Fire Department. He was a former member of the old Norwood Brass Band and of the old South Dedham Band which preceded it. Up to a few days ago, he was very active for one of his age.
He was famous at one time as an auctioneer, but had been a farmer all his life and had dealt considerably in real estate, accumulating much property.
He was a member of Orient Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and Hebron Royal Arch Chapter of Norwood, of Hyde Park Council, R. & S. M., and Cyprus Commandery, K. T., of Hyde Park and of Aleppo Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Boston. He also belonged to Tiot Lodge. I. O. O. F., of Norwood. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Florence Morse.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Congregational Church.