Are you the First Mason in your family?

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Are you the first Mason in your family

  1. I'm the first!

    71 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. I'm not the first! There have been others...

    89 vote(s)
    45.6%
  3. I thought I was the first but later found out there were others...

    26 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. I'm not a mason yet, but I'm working on it!

    9 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. dano2880

    dano2880 Registered User

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    I will be the first since my great grandfather and in april im bringing it back

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  2. japool

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    Both of my grandfathers were, and my dad is.


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  3. Lowcarbjc

    Lowcarbjc Registered User

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    I think I'm first too. Wish my dad knew about it :)


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  4. jvarnell

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    I thought I was untill I went to Hillburo, Tx to look for my great uncle Tom P. Varnells grave. A book was writen about him "Tom P. Fiddles" A trure Texas tail. In this book he had a problem with a man by the name of Land who was a Mason and that was why I thought I was the first. (problems) When I was looking in the grave yard I found out I had a lot of relitives who had been Masons before and after Tom P. Many tumbstones with the square and cumpasses on them.
     
  5. buddygcpa

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    I can go back as far as my 4 times great grandfather, John Tompkins Monroe (1822-1871), of New Orleans.


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  6. bezobrazan

    bezobrazan Registered User

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    First & only.


    You're a ghost traveling in a meat-coated skeleton made of stardust, so what are you so afraid of?
     
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  7. vangoedenaam

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    "Meat coated skeleton made of stardust"... Thanks for making me smile


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  8. SkiKing76

    SkiKing76 Registered User

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    I am the first that I know of. One area of mystery was a mention by my father that his grandfather had a Knights of columbus sword...somewhere. But the funny thing is that side of the family is not catholic, so it's either a commandry sword or another fraternal group sword. Not sure.
     
  9. bezobrazan

    bezobrazan Registered User

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    Forget where I found the quote. But it struck a chord with me.
     
  10. tldubb

    tldubb Premium Member

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    3rd generation

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  11. Sammcd

    Sammcd Premium Member

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    I thought I was. At a family get together recently my uncle saw my ring And ask me what lodge I was in. I told him and he said that was his lodge as well but he hadn't been in about 15 years. I ask why he never told me and he said because I never ask.


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  12. Ricky.G

    Ricky.G Registered User

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    My great grandfather was a mason. Other than that, I am the only mason ever known in my family.

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  13. coomby

    coomby Registered User

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    I thought I was, until curiosity got the better of me about my great grandfather and I contacted GL to find he was for 19 years.


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  14. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Yeah, I'm the first but hopefully not the last.
     
  15. cemab4y

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    I am not the first in my family. Both of my Grandfathers were Masons. Paternal Grandfather Edward H. Martin, was born in Corinth KY in 1900, raised in Corinth lodge in 1921. My Maternal grandfather Louis L. Holzapfel, born in Nashville TN in 1905, raised in a lodge in Chicago ILL. My dad Edward C. Martin was born in 1930, but was not made a mason until 1982, at Bowling Green lodge #73, Bowling Green KY. Dad raised me to the sublime degree of a MM on Sept 28, 1982. None of masonic forebears wanted a Masonic funeral.
     
  16. samuelrobyn

    samuelrobyn Registered User

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    Hopefully I will be the first
     
  17. Morris

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  18. dmurawsky

    dmurawsky Premium Member

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    I'm the first that I am sure of. There's a rumor that my Great Grandfather on my Maternal Grandmother's side was a MM and 33° SR in upstate New York, but I've found no proof of this.
    Like others have said, I hope I am not the last.
     
  19. Levelhead

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    From what "I know" I am. But I'm sure that there some because some of my older uncles seem like they were just too good of people.

    I don't speak to any of my family so I can't even ask!
     
  20. tbcrisler

    tbcrisler Registered User

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    The first here...... I found out when I was petitioning that I have an uncle who is a Mason and has been a Mason for over 40 years. No on had ever mentioned that to me growing up.
    But after I was going through the process, I learned that there were several on my wife's side.
     

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