John Kean Mackill

John Kean Mackill March 17, 1922 - November 18, 2013 John Kean Mackill was Born in Glasgow, Scotland -and married Phyllis Hall Kellow April 25, 1951.   Served in the British Navy from 1941 - 1945 during WW2. Attended primary school at Shawsland Academy in Glasgow,...

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David Lee

Worshipful David Lee David Lee was born in Attleboro and lived most of his life there. After graduation from high school he worked at various places until I was 36. It was at time that he started collage.  During that time David had the pleasure to become friends with...

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Marvin G. Tesler

Brother Marvin G. Tesler July 23rd 1926 - April 2nd 2010 The following Biography was prepared by Brother Marvin's daughter Pam Brother Marvin Gerald Tesler was born in Providence, RI in 1926, son of the late Harry and Evelyn “Nan” Tesler of Attleboro, MA. Brother...

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Everett S. Horton

Brother Everett S. Horton June 15th 1836 - June 3rd 1911 First Life member of Ezekiel Bates Lodge Here is an excellent article written by Rick Foster of the Sun Chronicle Everett Southworth Horton, of Attleborough, is descended from John Horton, who, with two...

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Fred E. Briggs

Brother Fred E. Briggs Mayor of Attleboro 1927-1930 Assisted in laying the cornerstone of the current Masonic Lodge Building Excerpt from the Sun Chronicle July 4th 2014 Briggs plunged into city politics in 1921, when he sought an at-large city council spot. He...

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Benjamin J. Angell

Brother Benjamin J. Angell January 24th 1829 - October 14th 1886 He was a partner from 1880 to 1886 with Brothers Gideon Martin and Everett S. Horton in Attleboro MA as HORTON, ANGELL &...

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Joseph L. Sweet

Brother Joseph L. Sweet  7 Feb 1852, Mansfield Ma - 1932, Attleboro Ma Bro. Sweet was a partner from circa 1875 to 1930 with Robert Fitz Simmons and Edgar L. Hixon in Attleboro, Ma as R. F. SIMMONS Company, manufacturing jewelers. After taking upon the degrees of...

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Lloyd G. Balfour

Brother Lloyd G. Balfour January 6th 1887 - July 11th 1973 Joined Ezekiel Bates Lodge January 19th 1938 Brother Lloyd Garfield Balfour started his jewelry company Lloyd G. Balfour Company in 1913 with another brother of Ezekiel Bates George Nerney , in order to...

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Harold E. Sweet

Brother Harold E. Sweet   Brother Harold E. Sweet followed his father's footsteps and joined Ezekiel Bates Lodge. At 37 (1914) Harold was elected the first mayor of Attleboro. In private life, he was a businessman and served as general manager and treasurer of jewelry...

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Alfred R. Crosby

Right Worshipful Alfred R. Crosby Born August 31 1838 in Glover, Vermont R.W. Crosby. At the age of 23 he enlisted in M Company 1st New Hampshire Battery, to defend the Union in the War of the Rebellion. At the close of the war he moved to Attleboro and co-founded...

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Daniel H. Smith

Right Worshipful Daniel H. Smith Born January 4th 1835 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. At the age of 26 he was mustered in to service for Company H 26th Massachusetts to serve in the war of the Rebellion. On August 16th 1864 at the second battle of Deer Run, Virginia,...

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James H. Sturdy

Brother James H Sturdy   September 26th 1823 - June 14th 1900   James H. Sturdy a jeweler by trade was one of Ezekiel Bates Lodge charter members. Bro. Sturdy also was the lodge's first Treasurer. In 1913 his estate was bequeathed to the city of Attleboro  for the...

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