- Digital Programs
Navon (Elliot) Freemason certificate, 1920 Mar. 16
Elliot Navon was born on 10 Mar. 1890, in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire; in 1906, he and his family emigrated to the U.S. After he finished agricultural college at Rutgers University, he settled in Chicago. While there, he became a member of Washington Park Lodge, Number 956, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. His lodge initiated him into Freemasonry as an Entered Apprentice, on 2 Mar. 1920, passed him to the degree of Fellowcraft, and raised him as a Master Mason, on 16 Mar. 1920. After he left Chicago, he moved to Argentina and then returned to the U.S. to become a farmer in Delhi, Calif. After he sold his farm because of financial difficulties, he became a fruit buyer and investor in real estate. He died in Modesto, Calif., in Jan. 1970.
The certificate, which was filled out on 16 Mar. 1920, contains symbolic Freemason imagery, and states that Elliot Navon was recognized as a "regular Master Mason."