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Thomas Harmon Hahn

1871 - 1950

Source:  History of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, 1909-1959
compiled by Maurice C. Shelby,
on file in the community files of Herman Brown Free Library.
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Aug. 2008

Brother Thomas Harmon Hahn was born at Yorktown, Texas, in DeWitt County, on January 26, 1871.  He was the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August c. Hahn, Sr.

In the early 1880s, Brother Hahn's father and mother moved to Burnet County, and settled in the Bethel Community near Lake Victor, where they were engaged in farming and stock raising for many years.

Brother Hahn was initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason on January 9, 1909.  He was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on February 13, 1909, and was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on March 13, 1909, in Valley Lodge No. 175 A.F. & A.M., located at Burnet in Burnet County, Texas.

Brother Hahn demitted from Valley Lodge No. 175 on November 13, 1909, and on December 9, 1909, he affiliated as a Charter Member of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. & A.M.  He was immediately chosen to be the first Junior Deacon of the Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 and was duly and constitutionally installed as such on January 1, 1910.

On March 23, 1935, Brother Hahn demitted from Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, and he remained a demitted Mason until March 6, 1948, when he again affiliated with the Lake Victor Masonic Lodge.

Brother Harmon Hahn was never married, choosing rather to be a bachelor all h is life.  He was a Christian gentleman in every respect and was loved by all who ever knew him.  He passed from this earth to his heavenly reward at the home of his nephew in Brady, Texas, on June 19, 1950.

He was buried with full Masonic rites conducted by Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 with Brother M. A. Field officiating with interment at the Bethel Cemetery near Lake Victor, on June 20, 1950.

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