Sunday, January 18, 2015

Alfred Burnett the Mason

Alfred Burnett was a Mason.  At some time before 1855-1856 he received his Master Mason degree in Biloxi, Mississippi.[1]

In 1860 the Free & Accepted Mason Lodge Number 165 of Lake Charles, Louisiana was formed and Alfred was one of the 10 charter members.  He held the office of “Tyler”, which is a person that guards the door to the lodge.[2]

In 1867 Alfred was a founding member of the Sam Todd Lodge Number 182 in Sugartown, Louisiana.[3]

I have been in contact with the Lake Charles Mason’s and have requested that they look for more information concerning Alfred, however at this time little else is know about Alfred’s ties to the Masons.

[1] Larry Baily Sr., Secretary of the Sam Todd Lodge No. 182, personal communication, 02-Nov-2013.

[2]  Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library, Lake Charles, LA, Maude Reid Scrapbook,  Volume 3, p.223, from microfilm.

[3]History of Sam Todd Lodge No. 182., accessed 18-Jan-15.

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