Paul E. Genereux, photographer and free mason?

28 Jun

Now I jumping way ahead in my research here since I didn’t finish writing the story of Paul Genereux( brother of Emilie Genereux who was the wife of my great-great-grandfather Maximilien), the saloon-keeper in North End Boston. He  moved to Boston around 1868 with his wife and children. Now his grand-son (and my second cousin twice removed) Paul Emery Genereux (1892-1977) ( son of Alfred Genereux (1862-1926) and Mina Etta Cash (1866-1939) ) was a commercial photographer in Lynn, Massachusetts. I found plenty of photo credits in gardening and horticultural books for him during the 50’s and the 60’s. I also found out this morning that he was a Free Mason part of the Damascus lodge.

Membership Card for Paul Emery Genereux

Membership Card for Paul Emery Genereux

His younger brother, Alfred Milton Genereux (1893-1973) was also raised in the same lodge but two decades earlier. Now this opens up new areas of research: I was familiar with typical french-Canadian societies and clubs founded in the late 19th century in the US but this is the first trail I have of relatives being part of Masonic lodges. Stay tuned for more updates about masonic genealogy.


3 Responses to “Paul E. Genereux, photographer and free mason?”


  1. Eusebe Bedard – A trove of descendants | The Family History Rogue - August 1, 2014

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  2. Alfred Genereux: from crime in Boston to fame in Lynn | The Family History Rogue - September 14, 2014

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  3. Paul Emery Genereux charged with manslaughter in 1923 | The Family History Rogue - September 16, 2014

    […] to them between those years, they remained married and living in Lynn on Gertrude street.  He became a mason, in Damascus Lodge of Lynn in 1948. He also registered in the WWII “Old Man’s Draft” in Lynn. Paul eventually became […]

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