Albert J. Young

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Albert J. Young, PGM,
Albert J. Young, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1931-1932

Albert J. Young was born in Escanaba, Michigan on August 20, 1871. He received his education in the schools of Escanaba and immediately entered into the activities of a business life.

He was raised as a Master Mason in Delta Lodge No. 195 on March 13, 1893. He received the York Rite Degrees in Delta Chapter No. 118, Mark Master, on April 25, 1899; Past Most Excellent Master and Royal Arch on May 5, 1899. He received the Cryptic Degrees in Hiawatha Council No. 65 in Manistique on February 26, 1902. He received the Order of Knighthood in Escanaba Commandery No. 47, the Order of the Red Cross on September 8, 1899; Knight Templar and Malta on September 28, 1899.

He obtained the Scottish Rite Degrees in DeWitt Clinton Consistory and Coordinate Bodies of Grand Rapids in November 1905. He later transferred to Francis M. Moore Consistory and Coordinate bodies in Marquette. He received the Order of High Priesthood in the Grand Chapter of Michigan in 1915. He received the Order of the Eastern Star in R. C. Hatheway Chapter No. 49, O.E.S. He received membership in the A.A.O.N.M.S. in Ahmed Temple in Marquette, on February 26, 1901. He received the Royal Order of Scotland in Buffalo, N.Y., in September 1926. He was invited to join the Red Cross of Constantine St. Vincent Conclave of Grand Rapids, and the R.O.J. in Grand Rapids Court No. 11. He served as Worshipful Master of his lodge, High Priest of his Chapter, Eminent Commander of his Commandery, Commander-in-Chief of his Consistory, and Potentate of his Shrine. He was Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of the State of Michigan in 1915. He was Coroneted a 33° Mason in Buffalo, N.Y., on September 1926.

He was duly elected Most Worshipful Grand Master in May 1931.

He was married on March 27, 1895, to Grace A. Taylor.

He died on October 18, 1947.

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