Are you the First Mason in your family?

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by MikeMay, Feb 24, 2011.

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Are you the first Mason in your family

  1. I'm the first!

    71 vote(s)
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  2. I'm not the first! There have been others...

    89 vote(s)
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  3. I thought I was the first but later found out there were others...

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  4. I'm not a mason yet, but I'm working on it!

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  1. drw72

    drw72 Premium Member

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    Not the first because it skipped a generation. My father was DeMolay but never joined FM. His father was a Mason/Shriner and I traced Freemasonry (genealogical records, obits, and grave stones) in my family back to somewhere between 1771-1845.
     
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  2. Mel Knight

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    To my knowledge YES
     
  3. k. Dwomoh

    k. Dwomoh Registered User

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    Yes

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  4. SeeKer.mm

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    On my side yes, however my Brother in law (wife's brother) introduced me to the Craft.

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  6. Bro. Landry

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    Can't vote, b/c I'm not sure if I'm the first or not
     
  7. Purkaple

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    My maternal grandma's older brother, my great-uncle Larry Alan Thomas, of Omaha, was a Master Mason, Shriner, and in Scottish Rite. He died in 2007, and I didn't even know he was any of that stuff, let alone know of his existence at all, until after Grandma passed away a few years later. Nobody had ever really mentioned him until I got into genealogy, and I started asking about any family I didn't know about. Then I found out in his obituary, when I found it years later online, that it mentioned he was a Mason. Also, throughout time, people with my last name, and variations, have been brothers in the craft, but they are pretty distant relations.


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  8. Ripcord22A

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  9. Bloke

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    Is there a lesson there to leave evidence we were masons for future generations ?
     
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  10. appzdude

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    My maternal grandfather was an MM, 32 degree, and I think a Sir Knight. My paternal great (x2&x3) grandfather were MM.

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  11. drw72

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    In addition to my original reply I just found out today via our family reunion in Indiana that my great-great Uncle was a Shriner and his brother was also a Mason. My Grandmother and her two sisters were in Eastern Star. And last but not least, my cousin is a Past Honored Queen of Bethel #106 of Barrington, IL.
     
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  12. nahjeeb357

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    Yes I am the first to my knowledge and asking my family has there been anyone else


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  13. McCrea

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    Here in Quebec, people comes mostly from a Catholic background, and Freemasonry is frowned upon. People were a lot more into the Knights of Columbus. As far as I know, I'm the first Mason in my family but I'd like it to become a tradition. My girlfriend is pregnant with our first child and she is due in January. We don't want to know the sex, so if it's a boy, he's gonna be a Lewis and I would love he would would join the fraternity when he is of age. We'll see!
     
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  14. Travelingman45

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    Congratulations brother. May tje child be a healthy and happy baby.

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  15. Purkaple

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    I'm sorry it's been so long! I'm about to go in as Master Councilor of my DeMolay chapter in Kansas City, next month, but I'll age out of that when I turn 21 on September 25th, shortly after my term as MC ends. I was initiated as a EA on July 23rd at my home lodge and became a Master Mason on July 30th 2016 at a "chance to advance" class at a nearby lodge where I received 2nd and third degrees the same day. All 3 in eight days! I was then made Marshal of the Blue Lodge (Rising Sun 13) back in September. I'm also about to go thru the York Rite degrees and join the Knights Commandery in Liberty MO.


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  16. Ripcord22A

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    Wow. 8 days? And already joining the YR? Just a suggestion that you might wanna slow downnand learn the lessons of the first 3 b4 you advance any further

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  17. Purkaple

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    I'm a fast learner lol but don't worry, I've attended a number of other people's degrees since my own, let them sink in better, all that.


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  18. Ripcord22A

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    Not just the degrees brother but the lessons in them. Just rememebr that you are a Blue Lodge Mason FIRST

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  19. Purkaple

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    I know. I guess I'm mostly interested in going ahead in York Rite so soon because it's like a continuation of the Blue Lodge. European Masons I've heard are only considered full Masons after they get the Mark Master degree from the YR.


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  20. Bloke

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    Congratulations !
     

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