William “Bud” Abbott, – Famous half of the Abbott & Costello comedy team
Gene Autry American actor who made some 90 movies from the 1930s through the 1950s, cowboy singer (“Back in the Saddle Again” and more), and professional sports team owner (original owner of the California Angels baseball team). Many young people today have grown up listening to his rendition of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Irving Berlin- Entertainer and songwriter who wrote more than 1,500 songs including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1911) and several musical comedies like Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
Robert Burns Scottlands bard , see Dunlop Caledonia 1408′s Burns page for our tribute.
Winston Churchill, – British politician and writer. Prime Minister (1940-1945 and 1951-1955)
“Buffalo Bill” William Cody, – American guide, scout and showman, he founded the “Wild West Show” which toured Europe and America. Cody, Wyoming is named after him
David (‘Davy’) Crockett, – Frontiersman and politician. US Representative from Tennessee who joined the Texas revolutionaries fighting against. Mexico. He died at the siege of the Alamo.
Cecil B DeMille, . – Film director. DeMille directed the first Hollywood film, The Squaw Man, in 1914. DeMille became the creative genius behind Paramount Pictures and was integral to Hollywood’s development as the film capitol of the world. Two of his greatest film successes were The Ten Commandments (1923, remade 1956) and The Greatest Show on Earth(1952)
Edward VII – Prince of Wales and subsequently King of England
Edward VIII – King of Britain who abdicated the throne in less than 1 year in order to marry the woman he loved.
Lord Elgin, – In addition to being the Chief of the Name of Bruce, he is the Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs, retired Brigadier General in the Scots Guard Reserve, and is a Knight of the Thistle. He is a former Grand Master Mason of Scotland (the Grand Master as styled in Scotland) and has been head of the Royal Arch Chapter in Scotland for many years
Douglas Fairbanks, – American silent film actor known for his performance in swashbuckling adventures such as ‘Robin Hood’
Clark Gable, – American actor who played opposite nearly every major female star during the 1930′s. Perhaps best remembered for his role as Rhett Butler in ‘Gone with the Wind’, he had received an Academy Award as Best Actor (in the Best Movie) of 1934 (‘It Happened One Night’).
Prince Hall, – The man whose name is honoured by generations of black Freemasons who follow in his footsteps. There are several conflicting stories of his life and achievements.
J. Edgar Hoover, – American Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-1972). He is remembered for fighting gangsterism during the Prohibition ear (1919-1933) and for a vigorous anti-Communist campaign after World War
Burl Ives, Legendary entertainer and ballad singer.
Al Jolson, – American vaudeville and film performer, whose trademark became minstrel-style singing in blackface makeup. He starred in ‘The Jazz Singer’, the first important motion ‘talking’ picture with synchronized sound.
Rudyard Kipling, British writer who won the Nobel Prize for literature.
Marquis de Lafayette, – French soldier and politician, he took part in the American Revolution as a close supporter and friend of Brother George Washington.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, – (1756-1791) Austrian composer considered among the greatest and most prolific composers in history
“Sugar Ray” Robinson, – American prizefighter and six time world champion (once as a welterweight and five times as a middleweight)
Theodore Roosevelt, – Hero of the Spanish-American War, Governor of New York, Vice President and when President (and Mason) William McKinley was assassinated, he became the 26th President of the United States. Winner of the Nobel peace prize.
Telly Savalas, Actor who became famous as the bald police detective who was strong on the outside but gentle inside – and always had a lollypop in his mouth.
Colonel William B Travis, . – American military leader who commanded the Texans who died in defence of the Alamo.