Cemetery 25 Hannum Artemus PHC&M 03


Artemus Paine Hannum (1847-1921) | Gifford.

It’s a measure of how large Hannum’s memory hangs over King Hiram’s Lodge that his Masonic brothers erected a commemorative monument to him 86 years after his death, in acknowledgment of the key role he played in the construction, cornerstone laying, and dedication of the Pilgrim Monument. The trowel with which President Theodore Roosevelt helped lay the cornerstone was presented after the ceremony to Hannum, who gave it in turn to the lodge. At the dedication, he sat beside President William Howard Taft. He also served as a selectman from 1909 until the time of his death. Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land magazine noted that he died in the house where he had been born 74 years earlier: 150 Commercial Street, which would later be Jackson Lambert’s home. [Lot No. 61.]

¶ Last updated on 23 January 2018.

Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Key G-3, Page 3.

Find a Grave Memorial No. 51347934.

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