The V.W. Comp. C. De L. Graham, T.J, Master of the Zealandia Council of the Allied Masonic degrees, received intelligence yesterday of the death of the Bev, Canon Portal, the Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Order, which took place at Winchester on the 9th April. The late Canon Portal was installed as Grand Master of the Criptie Order in England and Wales in 1871, and continued to hold office up to his decease. As a Mason of over forty years’ standing, he occupied a most prominent place in the Grand Lodge and Chapter of England. He was a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Mark Masons, and for many yean filled the position of President of the Board of General Purposes. Orders have been received that members of the Allied degrees wear Masonic mourning for three months.
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MASONIC., Evening Star, Issue 7920, 30 May 1889
MASONIC. Evening Star, Issue 7920, 30 May 1889
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