Order of Eastern Star 

Rob Morris Spoon

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This beautifully enameled colored spoon was made to commemorate the founder of the Order of Eastern Star, Bro. Rob Morris.  He was born August 31, 1818.  Was first brought to Masonic Light March 5th, 1846, in Oxford Lodge, at a place of the same name in Mississippi.  The life of Brother Morris was so active and untiring for the benefit of the institution of Freemasonry, that he had the opportunity of filling very many positions in all the departments of Freemasonry, and was Grand Master of Freemasons of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in 1858-9.  His service to the Order of Eastern Star was devoted and valuable.  He was also an organizer of the Conservators, 'Brethren who aroused much interest and some resentment over proposed changes and standardization of Masonic ceremonies.  His writings cover Masonic Jurisprudence, rituals and handbooks, Masonic belles-lettres, history and biography, travels and contributions to the Review, Keystone, Advocate, New York Dispatch, and other papers and periodicals.  His Masonic songs and poetic effusions stand out prominently.  He was the author of We Meet upon the Level, which is sufficient to render his name immortal.  A complete biography of Brother Rob Morris would fill volumes.  He died in 1888 and annually every Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star celebrates his birthday on August 31st with a "Rob Morris Picnic" or gathering.

Rob Morris  (1818 - 1888)

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