June 14
This day In Masonry

Robert Anderson was born on this day in 1805 in Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of West Point. He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Mercer Lodge #50 in Trenton, New Jersey on May 27, 1858. He was also an honorary member of Pacific Lodge #233 in New York City, New York. In 1859 he was elected to be Senior Warden of Mercer Lodge #50 But was ordered to another station by the military and withdrew at the end of the year. He was a United States Army officer during the American Civil War. To many people, he was a hero who defied the Confederacy and upheld Union honor in the first battle of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter in April 1861. The Confederates bombarded the fort and forced its surrender to start the war. After Sumter fell, Anderson was promoted to brigadier general and given command of Union forces in Kentucky, but was removed late in 1861 and reassigned to Rhode Island, before retiring from military service in 1863. He entered the Celestial Lodge on October 26, 1871 in Nice, France. His body is interned in the West Point Cemetery, New York.

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives He was born on June 14, 1909 in the city of Hunt in Jasper County, Illinois. He was an American actor, writer, and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people." He became a member of the Demolay on December 05, 1927. He petitioned Magnolia Lodge (now Magnolia-La Cumbre Lodge) no. 242 on August 05, 1975, in Santa Barbara, California. He received his Entered Apprentices Degree on September 02, 1975. He was raised to the sublime degree of master mason on September 10, 1976. Ives was a renowned pipe smoker; the cover of his first album depicted a pipe and a fishing hat with the words "Burl Ives" in between. He also smoked cigars. In the summer of 1994, he was diagnosed with oral cancer after being hospitalized for back surgery. After several operations, he decided against having further surgery. In April 1995 he fell into a coma. Ives died from complications of oral cancer on April 14, 1995, at the age of 85, at his home in Anacortes, Washington; he was interred in Mound Cemetery in Hunt City Township, Jasper County, Illinois.