James Miller Brown (1830-1926) – Featured Deceased Member of Ashlar Lodge No. 3 For January 2017

Each month, Ashlar Lodge No. 3 will feature a Deceased Member as a way of celebrating Masonic history in Nanaimo and the surrounding area.

The featured Deceased Member of Ashlar Lodge No.3 for January 2017 is James Miller Brown (1830-1926), who was Worshipful Master of Ashlar Lodge No.3 in 1874 and 1875.

W.B. James Miller Brown (1830-1926), circa 1875
W.B. James Miller Brown (1830-1926), circa 1875

Ashlar Lodge No.3 recently received an email from a descendant of James Miller Brown in Queensland, Australia who gave us some additional family history which we have included on our website.

We believe James Miller Brown became a Freemason in California, prior to his arrival in Nanaimo. We have contacted the Grand Lodge of California via the Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon for more information on James Miller Brown. We will post whatever information we uncover.

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