Thursday, August 4, 1927

Alfred Masters Taken by Death

Traveling Salesman Prominent in Masonry to be Buried Saturday

Alfred H. Masters died Thursday morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martha C. Barrett, 333 Paris Ave., after an illness of six months.

Daddy Masters, as he was affectionately known among his friends, was born in Woster, Lestershire, England, Dec., 25, 1842. He came to the United States in 1870 and settled in Atchison, Kansas.

Thirty years ago he came to Grand Rapids to visit his daughter and liked the city so well he decided to make his home here. He became associated with the Wisconsin Refrigerator Co. of Eau Claire, Wis., and was the oldest salesman on the staff. He made the Michigan territory last September.

He was prominent in Masonic circles, a member of Valley City Lodge, No. 86, of DeWitt Clinton Consistory, Saladin Temple, Lalakoum Grotto and Oriental Chapter, O. E. S.

Besides his daughter he is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Harry E. Stebbings of Park Ridge, Ill., and four great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 at the residence under Masonic auspices. Burial will be Oak Hill.

Atchison Globe

Alfred Henry Masters, years ago resident of Atchison, died early this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martha C. Barrett, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died on the day his good friend, Joe Taylor of Atchison County, was buried. Alfred H. Masters was about eighty years of age. His wife died eight years ago. He visited in Atchison two years ago.