SIR SOLOMON LATHROP
The subject of our sketch is descended from an ancestry of sterling worth and notoriety. He is one of the leading citizens of Oakland, and it may be truly said he is a citizen of unblemished reputation and high standing in his community.
In his social and domestic relations, Sir Knight Lathrop is genial, affable, and kind. He has a worthy wife and interesting family.
Sir Knight Lathrop’s Masonic history dates from 1851, when he took the Blue Lodge degrees in East Saginaw, Mich., in the lodge of the same name, No.77. He went no higher in the work until after he came to California, when he took the Chapter degree, Royal Arch, in Grass Valley Chapter, No.18, and the Commandery Degree in Nevada Commandery, No. 6, being knighted by Sir Charles Marsh. Sir Knight Lathrop is a charter member of Oakland Commandery, No. 11, and has had the high honor of receiving the election of Commander for the past four years in succession, having also previously held important offices. This fact, showing the appreciation in which he is held by his intelligent brother Sir Knights, speaks more in his praise than would columns of print.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Illustrated Fraternal Directory Including Educational Institutions on the Pacific Coast”, Page 29, Publ. Bancroft Co., San Francisco. Cal. 1890.
© 2013 Cecelia M. Setty.