George Washington Haynes

(7 August 1833 - 30 December 1897)

Vancouver & Quadra Lodge, No.2

Here is a brief biographical sketch of Brother George Washington Haynes taken from the local newspaper reports of his death and funeral:


“The funeral of the late George W. Haynes, whose death after a protracted illness occurred on Thursday morning, will take place to-morrow at 2 o’clock from the residence, 96 John street, and a few minutes later from the Centennial Methodist church. Mr. Haynes, who was well known and highly respected here, was a native of Trenton, Maine. He was in his 64th year. After engaging in the lumber business in Maine with his father, deceased moved to California and finally settled down in British Columbia in 1861. After engaging in lumbering operations in the province he joined the real estate firm of Heisterman & Co., in which he continued until a couple of years ago. Mr. Haynes had a host of friends in the province and particularly in Victoria. He was a member of Vancouver and Quadra Lodge, A.F. & A.M.”

Source: Daily Colonist, 1 January 1898, page 6, column 2

“The funeral of the late G.W. Haynes took place yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends. Rev. J.F. Betts, M.A. conducted services at the family residence and at the Centennial Methodist church, delivering there an impressive address on the scriptural and natural evidences of the resurrection of the body. At Ross Bay cemetery the Worshipful Master of Vancouver-Quadra lodge, A.F. & A.M., Mr. Maxwell Muir, with the assistance of the brethren, interred the remains of the deceased brother with full Masonic rites. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: J.A. Grahame, A.J. Mclellan, Noah Shakespeare, W.F. Bullen, William Dalby and E.E. Blackwood.”

Source: Daily Colonist, 3 January 1898, page 5, column 1

George Washington Haynes grave

The grave of Brother in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

The GPS location of the grave is:

The Ross Bay plot designation is:

Under Construction

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