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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... Adelphic Council, R. & S. M., and York Commandery, No. 55. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he received the 32d degree in the New York Consistory and manifested considerable interest in the various bodies leading up to it. His services to the New York Masonic Board of Relief have been circumscribed by neither time nor money. He believes that board to be one of the grand developments of Masonry and deserving of the support of every brother who is able to render it any assistance in its work. Indeed, work is, after all, Brother Gillie's motto in connection with the fraternity. At the same time, like a wise man, he believes in passing from labor to refreshment, as we find him an active member of the Craftsman's Club and of Mecca Temple, the New York organization of the Mystic Shrine. James B. Gillie was born in New York, of Scotch parents, June 23, 1854. After passing through the public schools he learned the trade of a stone-cutter, and in 1878 started in business on his own account. He continued in that business until 1885, when, having, by his own industry and enterprise, accumulated considerable capital, he became a builder and dealer in real estate, and he now ranks among the leaders in that sphere of trade in New York. Early in the '705 Brother Gillie enlisted in the 79th Highlanders, N. G. S. N. Y., and rose until when, for political reasons, that gallant command was disbanded, by Governor Tilden, he was Captain of one of the companies. His affinity for Scottish matters is shown by his active connection with the curling fraternity as well as by membership in the St. Andrew's Society of the State of New York and the Scottish Society. He is also a member of the Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. Take his career all in all, it will be found ...
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