Title:Elliot Navon Freemason certificate, 1920 Mar. 16
Creator/Contributor:Navon, Elliot, 1890-1970, creator
Creator/Contributor:Freemasons, Washington Park Lodge No. 956 (Chicago, Ill.)
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 2004.047.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
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."
Navon, Elliot -- 1890-1970 -- Archives
Navon, Elliot -- 1890-1970 -- Freemasonry
Freemasons -- Illinois -- Chicago
Freemasonry -- Illinois -- Chicago
Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 2004.047.
Elliot Navon Freemason certificate, BANC MSS 2010/547, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
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
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/547