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Is my Grandfather a Mason?
Posted: 12 November 2015 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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A few years ago i was with my grandfather on the way back of the montreal airport and at the time my Sister was going out with a person that his parents was friends with one old prime minister of Canada i won’t say his name. But when we passed in front of the Montréal Lodge my grandfather and the boyfirend of my sister looked at each other and said the same short phrase that i won’t say because i don’t remember. My Grandfather was James Heinisch he is dead so i am ok with saying his name. He was the vice president of liberty mutual for many years and was a very good man. He never told me he was a mason.

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Posted: 12 November 2015 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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You will need to contact the Grand Lodge of Freemasons where you live to find out if it can help you with this inquiry.

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Posted: 13 November 2015 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Mike Martin - 12 November 2015 07:29 PM

You will need to contact the Grand Lodge of Freemasons where you live to find out if it can help you with this inquiry.

Thanks Mr. Martin but he is from the states and travelled alot for his work Canada and United States but the ones i was more aware about was California and Atlanta.The other places he lived i was to Young to know only stories from my Mom. I did ask my Mom about freemasonery he she was avoiding the question saying she didn’t even know what it was when we saw a Van with the letter G on the Back. So i didn’t ask her about my grandfather. But Thanks!

p.s. i had a new friend from new York that spoke to my mother a little while back and my new friend told my mother that i would be a good candidate for freemasonery and my mother showed him her hand and i never heard from this friend again…

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Posted: 14 November 2015 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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How in the world would we be able to tell if your grandfather was a Mason with the information you gave us? We have no idea. If he was, he might have found the Masonic building was a reminder of the pleasant times he shared with his brothers.

I think you’re reading a lot into trivial things. We are told to not recruit men. They must come to us of their own free will. Saying that you would make a good mason is about as close as we’re ever going to get to inviting someone to join. Perhaps your mother realizes you have a lot of misconceptions about who and what we are and informed her friend that you are not ready. There’s nothing stopping you from contacting your local lodge on your own if you are interested and qualfy.

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Posted: 14 November 2015 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Brother John - 14 November 2015 08:05 AM

How in the world would we be able to tell if your grandfather was a Mason with the information you gave us? We have no idea. If he was, he might have found the Masonic building was a reminder of the pleasant times he shared with his brothers.

I think you’re reading a lot into trivial things. We are told to not recruit men. They must come to us of their own free will. Saying that you would make a good mason is about as close as we’re ever going to get to inviting someone to join. Perhaps your mother realizes you have a lot of misconceptions about who and what we are and informed her friend that you are not ready. There’s nothing stopping you from contacting your local lodge on your own if you are interested and qualfy.

Thanks for your time M.John. It s a new friend i lost when he spoke to my mother and not her friend. I am sorry to correct you. I met him in a fraternity. Thank you for your answer again M.John.

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Posted: 15 November 2015 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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The best avenue for you to find out anything would be to contact the Grand Lodge in the area where your grandfather lived. I would start with the state he last lived in and then if no information then move to the state before where he moved from. They will have records if he was a mason there.

Usually, when a mason moves he transfers his membership to a local lodge in the state where he moved to. But not always. Sometimes they maintain their original membership in the state where they moved from and just visit the local lodges in the new state.

This is why I said to check both.

But if you are interested in freemasonry then talk to your local lodge. I’m sure they would be glad to talk to you.

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