Friday, May 26, 2017

Mary Markham Lively

Mary was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Chicago. Here she is at one of the organization's events.

How does Mary connect to my family?
Mary was the daughter of James Markham and Anna Culver.
James and my grandmother, Alice Markham Marshall, were siblings.

The photograph is courtesy of Marianne Culver.


  1. My father-in-law was a Mason and his oldest daughter was a member of the Order of Easter Star in St. Louis. I never knew he was a Mason until his funeral when several of his brother Masons came and did a ceremony.

    1. A handful of cousins were members and I didn't know until their funerals. My folks talked about secret handshakes, hand
      and feet signals which I never understood.

    2. The little ceremony they preformed was sort of odd, as I remember.

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