John Q. Look

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John Quincy Look, PGM,
John Quincy Look, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)
Officers of Malta Lodge #465 in 1918. John Quincy Look, PGM (front row, second from left, as Chaplain)
Officers of Malta Lodge #465 in 1918. John Quincy Look, PGM (front row, second from left, as Chaplain) (From the archives of Doric Lodge #342, Grand Rapids, MI)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1891

John Quincy Look was born in Farmer’s Creek, in Lapeer County, Michigan on December 22, 1847. He was two years old when his mother died, and he lived with his oldest sister until he was eight years old. He found a home after she died with a brother in Nashua, New Hampshire. He stayed there for three years and then returned to Michigan. He worked on a farm for two years and then went to Lowell, in Kent County where he worked in a drug store and then at a bank until March 1, 1892. At that time, he moved to Sault Ste. Marie and became cashier of the Sault Savings Bank.

He married Miss Amanda Kinne on September 1, 1874.

He was raised as a Master Mason on February 2, 1870 in Lowell Lodge, No. 90. At the annual election of officers that year he was made Senior Deacon. The next year he was elected Junior Warden. In 1872 he was elected Senior Warden, and in 1880 he was elected Worshipful Master. He held that position for the next eight years. At the annual communication of Grand Lodge in 1887 he was appointed Senior Grand Deacon. In 1888 he was elected Junior Grand Warden. In 1889 he was elected Senior Grand Warden, in 1890 Deputy Grand Master, and in 1891 he was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master.

He also received the degrees in York Rite and Templar Masonry. He was exalted in Hooker Chapter, No 73, R.A.M., on August 21, 1872, and has occupied most of the official positions in that Chapter. He was created a Knight Templar in Ionia Commandery, No. 11, and was the Eminent Commander of the Sault Ste. Marie Commandery.

He died on October 22, 1920.

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