Ebenezer Hall

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Ebenezer Hall, PGM,
Ebenezer Hall, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master 1846

Ebenezer Hall was born in New Hampshire on July 30, 1783, and moved to Mt. Clemens, Michigan, in 1835 where he became a Charter member of Lebanon Lodge No. 6.

He was an active worker and the presiding officer at the June 2, 1841 convention that organized the Grand Lodge of Michigan. He was chosen as the first Junior Grand Warden of that Grand Body. In 1842 he was made Senior Grand Warden and in 1843, he was elected Deputy Grand Master.

When that Grand Lodge was “forever dissolved” on December 17,1844, he, with the other members thereof, transferred his allegiance to the present Grand Lodge, which had recently been organized. In 1845 he was elected Deputy Grand Master and in 1846 was chosen to become Most Worshipful Grand Master.

In business life he was active and industrious and enjoyed the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens in a marked degree. He received a fair education, and studied the profession of medicine, maintaining himself during that time by teaching. He was successfully engaged in glass manufacture at Warwick, Massachusetts, and at Woodstock, New York, and after moving to Michigan established the Mt. Clemens glass works. He was the head of this firm for many years. For a quarter of a century he was one of the most prominent businessmen in that city.

He was an exemplary Christian man and his advice and counsel was much sought. He lived to an advanced age, with intellect strong, clear and vigorous. He died on the second day of July 1865 at the age of eighty-two years.

He was buried with Masonic honors on July 5th, 1865 at Clinton Grove Cemetery in Clinton Township, MI.

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