Portrait of John Knox and two of his medals
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- Framed and matted together: a portrait photograph of John Knox and two medals: Canada General Service Medal (Fenian Raid 1870) and Past Master Jewel from Niagara Lodge No. 2
- John Knox
Born Niagara Township: 1845 July 25
Married Georgina Jane Young: 1879 February 5
Children: Lillian Jane Harry Young Maude Rebecca Charles Stuart John
Died Niagara Township: 1931 December 14
- Canada General Service Medal
Bar: FENIAN RAID 1870
Impressed on medal edge:
Sgt. J. KNOX, 19th Bn.
From the Official Medal Roll, the medal was sent by registered mail January 7, 1900 to Virgil, Niagara, Ontario, with the qualifying comments:
"24th May to 5th June, 1870, at Virgil and Port Dalhousie, protecting entrance to Welland Canal."
The 19th (Lincoln) Battalion was commanded by
Lt. Col. James G. Currie and Sgt. John Knox served in the 6th Company, commanded by Capt. Edmund Short. The Medal Roll indicates that 56 soldiers of the 19th (Lincoln) Battalion received the CGS medal with the single bar Fenian Raid 1870.
Past Master Jewel from Niagara Lodge No. 2
Engraved on reverse:
Presented To Worshipful Brother John Knox Past Master By Niagara Lodge No. 2, A.F. & A.M. 5904 (=1904)
Initiated: 1871 October 25
Passed: 1871 November 22
Raised: 1871 December 20
Worshipful Master: 1878, 1887, 1888, 1902
Appointed a Grand Steward, Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario: 1909 July 22"
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- Knox, John (1845-1931)
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- Colin K. Duquemin Masonic Museum
Niagara Lodge #2 A.F. & A.M., G.R.C.
153 King Street, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
The Museum was named after Bro. Colin Duquemin for his work in preserving masonic past.
It is home to many artifacts from Niagara district, including regalia, books, certificates,
and masonic documents.
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