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Billy Florence’s In Memoriam

Billy Florence’s In Memoriam 

In Memoriam announcement of the passing of founder Billy Florence


William J. “Billy” Florence, one of the 13 original Masons to become a Shriner, and also considered the co-founder of Shriners International, passed away on November 19, 1891, in Philadelphia.

After the passing of a Shrine leader, temples (chapters) are asked to read an In Memoriam at their next stated meeting. This four-page card stock In Memoriam is affixed together with a bow.