John Frizzell

1829 - 1894

Cumberland Presbyterian Elder

Stated Clerk of the General Assembly 1873-1882



Resolution of Respect and Sympathy

Rev. J. M. Hubbert, D.D., offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

It is with profound sorrow that this General Assembly records the fact that, since its last meeting, Ruling Elder John Frizzell, of Nashville, Tenn., has been called hence by death. For ten consecutive years he held the office of Stated Clerk of this body; previously to this term of office he had served as the General Assembly's Engrossing Clerk at two of its meetings; he had also been Moderator of the General Assembly; and he had faithfully served the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in many other positions of high trust and responsibility. In view of his excellent Christian character and his loyal devotion and eminent usefulness to his Church,

Resolved, That this General Assembly honors and cherishes his memory, and extends sympathy to his bereaved family, to the members of which the Stated Clerk is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1895, page 20]

--Mrs. Matilda W. Frizzell died at her home in Nashville, Wednesday, June 8, at the age of seventy-two years. Mrs. Frizzell was the widow of the late Judge John Frizzell, who was always prominently identified with the interests of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was the first layman to be elevated to the office of moderator of the General Assembly. Mrs. Frizzell was a life-long Cumberland Presbyterian and a most estimable woman, influencing for strength and purity of life all who cam in touch with her.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, June 16, 1904, page 754]

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