THOMAS M. VINSON 1755-1852
- MM ?
- WM 1821, 1822, Seven Stars
- WM 1846, Union (Dorchester)
- Junior Grand Warden, 1849
- Senior Grand Warden, 1850-1851
From Proceedings, 1852, Page V-375:
"Deeply affected by that Dispensation of Divine Providence, by which our worthy and highly esteemed Brother, Thomas M. Vinson, late Rt. W. Senior G. Warden of this G. Lodge has suddenly been called from the active and arduous duties of life, to the cold and silent embrace of Death—
Therefore Resolved. That this Grand Lodge have learned with deep sorrow of the death of our late Bro. and associate, the late Col, Thomas M, Vinson, whose integrity and urbanity of character commanded the respect of all who enjoyed the happiness of his friendship while living, and for whose Masonic faithfulness and long services this G. Lodge will fondly cherish his memory in death.
Resolved. That this G. Lodge be clad in the habiliments of mourning for the space of three months.
Resolved. That it be recommended to the members of the G. Lodge to attend the funeral of our deceased Bro. on Friday next at 2 o 'clock. P. M,
Resolved. That the sympathies of this G, Lodge and the Brethren generally be tendered to the bereaved family of the deceased, under the deep and heart rending affliction they are now suffering.
From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XI, No. 6, April 1852, Page 170:
It becomes our painful duty to record the death of this excellent Brother, late S. G. Warden of the Grand Lodge of this State. About the first of March, while leaving the Custom House in this city, he slipped on the ice, fell and fractured his skull. He was immediately taken to his residence in Dorchester, where he lingered until the 9th of March, when he died. His funeral was attended, on Friday the 12th, at the Congregational Church, in Dorchester, by a large concourse of relations and friends.
Afier a very appropriate prayer by the Rev. Mr. Mears, the body was taken to the grave, where the beautiful service of the Episcopal Church was performed by Rev. Thomas R. Lambert, one of the Grand Chaplains of the Grand Lodge; several members of which body, including the M. W. Grand Master, together with many members of the Lodge of which the deceased had been Master], were present. Col. Vinson was an exemplary Mason and Christian, and has left many warm friends mourn over his loss and to sympathize with his affiicted family and relatives. He commanded a regiment, in the last war with England, at the battle of Plattsburg, and has held many important offices of trust. Suitable notice was taken of his death at the late communication of the Grand Lodge, and appropriate resolutions were adopted, bui for which we have not space the present month. Col. Vinson was 97 years of age, and at the time of his death was an officer in the Custom House in this city, which office he had held for several years.