Are you from a Masonic Family?

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by LAMason, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. William Herzig

    William Herzig Premium Member

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    My Father, my maternal Grandfather, his Father and rumored his Father.
     
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  2. Roy Vance

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    So far, just myself and one younger brother are Masons. my Mother's cousin and his oldest son were Masons in New Mexico. That is all I am aware of.
     
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  3. NZ-Freemason

    NZ-Freemason Registered User

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    My Paternal Grandfather was rumoured to be a mason, but he died when I was 8 years old and so never got to speak with him about it or anything. My father was initiated but has never been passed or raised.
     
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  4. Buckeye

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    My son is the sixth generation Mason in our family.
     
  5. TJ Hancock

    TJ Hancock Registered User

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    All men in my family back to my great-great grandfather have been Masons. This including all uncles and male cousins. It always brings a laugh in lodge when someone says "Brother Hancock" and five to seven Brothers answer!
     
  6. Ghost

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    To my knowledge I'm the first and only. The curiosity struck me early and I'm glad it did.
     
  7. Bro. S.Brown

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    My maternal grand-father was a 32nd...he was raised and elevated in the late 1940's. I'm fortunate to have most of his regalia and materials! My maternal great-grandfather was M.M. I recently learned that my maternal great-grandmother was the P.W.Grand Matron for the state of Georgia many years ago!
    My mother is O.E.S. but not active at the moment. I'd like to see more of my younger cousins become involved, but it's something about this new generation...smh.
     
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  8. Erickson Ybarra

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    I've known for 13 years that my maternal Grandfather was a Mason. It wasn't until I petitioned the lodge and my family found out that I was told my maternal great-grandmother, great-grandfather, 3 great-uncles, and my uncle's father were all Masons/Eastern Star. All you have to do is ask!
     
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  9. BodhiD

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    I've recently started researching my family tree, partially because I was hoping to find out if there are any Masons in my family's past, or if I am the first. I have found that my most famous ancestor, Isham Jones, has what is apparently an AASR symbol on his tomb. I was wondering if anyone 1) Has any suggestions on how I might go about looking for records that might show any Masonic affiliation of my family members/ancestors and 2) If the double-headed eagle could be a symbol for anything other than the Scottish Rite (and does the lack of a crown indicate Northern Jurisdiction?). Thanks in advance, Brothers!

    Isham Jones grave (SR) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale).jpg
     
  10. MarkR

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    My dad wasn't, but my grandfather (and step-grandfather), great grandfather, and great-great grandfather were. Before that I don't know.
     
  11. Brother JC

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    I still haven't found any Brothers in my tree, but I'd need to get over to north Liverpool to investigate deeper. I have names, I just need to search lodges now.
     
  12. Akiles

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    Hi, could it be a mason symbol for sure, but in Spanish we call it "Aguila Bicefala", and it was a symbol and an emblem of the Habsburgo's Dinasty...they were one of the most famous powerful kings in Europe.

    Furthermore, the symbol comes from another, that links with the Sacred Romanium Imperium that comes from another symbol of the Hititas...an ancient Mesopotamia civilization.....

    It has a deep roots in many civilizations and in different times along the history....even the flag of Spain had an "Aguila Bicefala" on it....and now, the Russian Federation has it in it flag....

    Finally tell that symbolizing the line between past and future, or a point in the middle of everything (when Spain were an Empire, we used it...and we said that in our Empire the Sun never go down...because our Empire were all around the world)...

    So, could it be a mason....or not....




    Saludos.
     
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  13. BodhiD

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    Thank you for the insight, Akiles!
    That would be really exciting if I found out my great grand uncle was somehow related to the kings of Spain! Unfortunately, that is the less likely possibility for an Irish-American born in Ohio who hit the big-time. It makes sense that a semi-mythological, double-headed bird symbol would find multiple iterations throughout history.

    As an update, I found an obituary of my ancestor that listed Elks, Blue Lodge, York Rite & The Shrine as organizations he was a member of, so my guess now is that AASR just was missed on the obit, but not on the gravestone. It also mentioned that he received "Masonic funeral services," so my curiosity is pretty well sated (and satisfied. . . nice to know I'm not the first in my family).

    I'd still love anyone's advice on how to find information on specific lodges, valleys, etc., where I could see some membership rolls. Thanks!
     
  14. Kody boykin

    Kody boykin Registered User

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    I'm the 4th generation mason in my family
     
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  15. Akiles

    Akiles Registered User

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    I'm the first one, as far as I know....so, I have to be good!


    Saludos.
     
  16. Brother_Steve

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    My dad was not. I'm pretty sure his dad was not, either. He was born to a Russian Orthodox family.

    My maternal grandfather could have been but I don't know. I guess I could email the GL of NJ and find out.

    I start hitting foreign soil once I go above most of my grandparents.

    Most of my family is Irish/Scots though so it would be interesting to be able to trace it and see.
     
  17. Bro Thomas

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    My father is a Past Master, and I was just passed 09/19/15
     
  18. Magoo5150

    Magoo5150 Registered User

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    I'm the first but hopfully not the last. I really want to be there to work the degrees for my grandson when he is old enough.
     
  19. Bro Thomas

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    Hello brother, one of the things that I pray can happen for me is that my father can be in attendance when I'm raised.
     
  20. montkun

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    To the best of my knowledge, I'm second generation following my Grandfather. I have a large number of law enforcement officers in my extended family, so I guess that makes them affiliates to a degree.
     

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