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BG Albert Pike

BG Albert Pike

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Apr 1891 (aged 81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Stewart, Lot 541 East.
Memorial ID 43526404 · View Source
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Original Burial Site and Cenotaph. Remains removed to the Scottish Rite Temple during December 1944.

The Washington Post
Sunday, October 22, 1905
During General Pike's last illness he repeatedly expressed a desire to his associated in the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite that no stone or monument should be erected over his grave and that is the reason why there is no marker of any kind in Oak Hill Cemetery to indicate the last resting place of a very distinguished citizen.

The Atlanta Constitution April 11, 1891
General Pike's Funeral
No Display of Any Sort
The Services at the Church
Washington, April 10. The funeral of the late Albert Pike, Grand Commander for the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite Order of Masonry took place in this city today and at the request of the dead man was marked by simplicity and an absence of display of any sort. The services were held in the Ascension Episcopal Church and Masons of all degrees were present in large numbers, but by special request none of them wore the regalia of the order with the exception of an armed escort from the Scottish Rite consistory which acted as a guard of honor at the funeral.

Rev. Dr. Elliott, rector of the church read the ritual prescribed by the church and a Masonic choir sang Nearer My God to Thee and Abide With Me after which the remains were taken to Oak Hill Cemetery in this city for interment.

The honorary pallbearers were: Senator Dolph of Oregon; Rev. Dr. Bullock, Henry L. Palmer, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Jurisdiction Scottish Rite; General James W. Denver, James A. Henry and Frederick Kramer of Little Rock, Arkansas; Ashton S. White and active members of the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction now in the city and active pallbearers: Arthur St. Clair of Denver; Frank Armstrong, Thomas Lanigan, Major John S. Duffy, ex-Senator Fowler of Tennessee; Major Robert A. Howard, Representative Clifton R. Breckinridge and Judge L.H. Mangum.

Gravesite Details He was the son of Benjamin Pike and Sarah Andrews Pike.
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 43526404
  • Eric Larson
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Albert Pike (29 Dec 1809–2 Apr 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43526404, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .