The Grave of "An Unknown Brother"
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The Grave of "An Unknown Brother"


The original weathered headstone from the grave of the Unknown Mason, Oaklawn Cemetery, Jordan Station. Framed photograph (on the wall) of the unveiling and dedication of a new headstone for the Unknown Mason in Oaklawn Cemetery, Jordan Station, Ontario, May 12, 1996, and an explanation of that event: "In 1877 the body of a male person washed ashore on Lake Ontario near Jordan. There were "certain markings" on the body which identified him as a Mason and he was given a fitting burial by the Masons of the District. A headstone was erected to mark the grave site and dedicated to "An Unknown Brother". The original stone had become eroded with the ravages of time and the environment, and was replaced on May 12, 1996 with generous donation by Heritage Lodge #703. Approximately 125 Masons of Niagara District "A", their families, and friends erected the new monument at Jordan Station Cemetery. This shroud was used to cover the headstone until it was unveiled in a fitting ceremony. The veil was presented to the museum at Niagara Lodge #2 on June 24, 1996 by R.W. Bro. James E. James, the District Deputy Grand Master."