Tom Thumb's Masonic Apron

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    http://www.trivia-library.com/a/famo...ton-part-2.htm

    "The couple lived happily in The General's Bridgeport home for 20 years. Tom Thumb grew portly; he also grew extravagant. He owned a sailing sloop, pedigreed horses, and a carriage and driver. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Knight Templar. When he died (of apoplexy) at the age of 45, more than 10,000 persons attended his funeral. A life-sized granite statue of himself, which he had commissioned, was placed atop his grave in Bridgeport. Lavinia married again, but when she died in 1919, at the age of 78, she was buried beside Tom Thumb; the words on her headstone read simply, "His Wife."

    Here's a link to his Apron
    http://www.pagrandlodge.org/tour/library.html
     
  2. brother josh

    brother josh Registered User

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    I must say I enjoy reading the stuff u post brother where do u get all this historical reading


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  3. Warrior1256

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    Agreed.
     

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