Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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Howard Thurston

Noted Magician
Birthday: July 20, 1869 Deceased: April 13, 1936

Biography

Stage magician from Columbus, Ohio, United States. His childhood was unhappy and he ran away to join the circus, where his future partner Harry Kellar also performed. Thurston was deeply impressed after he attended magician Alexander Herrmann’s magic show and was determined to equal his work. He eventually became the most famous magician of his time. Thurston’s traveling magic show was the biggest one of all; it was so large that it needed eight train cars to transport his road show.

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