No. 384 F. & A.M.
The members of Vaux Lodge No. 384
commissioned the Thomas Maddox's Sons Co, of Trenton, NJ to make this beautiful
lady portrait tobacco jar dated April 1, 1907. This piece stands 7 inches
tall and measures 5 3/4 inches in diameter at the rim.
Richard Vaux (1816-1895) U.S.
Congressman to 51st Congress, 1890-91, from Pa. Born Dec. 19, 1816 in
Philadelphia. Admitted to the bar at Philadelphia in 1837. In diplomatic
service in Great Britain one year, and declined appointment as secretary of
legation at St. Petersburg. Served in the state house of representatives
in 1839; was recorder of deeds and later mayor of Philadelphia. Was raised in
Lodge No. 3, Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 1843; exalted in Harmony Chapter No. 52,
R.A.M. on Sept. 24, 1846; exalted in Philadelphia Commandery No. 42, K.T., Nov.
16, 1855. As Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, he laid the
cornerstone of the Masonic Temple at Philadelphia in 1868. Died March 22, 1895.
A special "Thank
You" to Brother Fred Lowstetter for sharing these photos of this tobacco jar
from his personal Masonic collection!