Theodore Ware (1851 – )

“WARE, THEODORE,  Carpenter, Covington, Kentucky was born in Newport, Kentucky, November 27, 1851.  His parents, Isaac W. Ware and Emily (McCarty) Ware, are both native Kentuckians; his father having been born in Campbell County in January, 1815, and his mother in Kenton County in 1825.  His father’s  business was that of a farmer, but he kept his son Theodore in regular attendance at the public schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, until he was fourteen years old.  At the age of seventeen Theodore commenced learning the carpenter’s trade under Elias Ehler, Esq., who had his shop on Front street between Central Avenue and John in Cincinnati. With him our subject remained until able to command journeyman’s wages and then found employment of the next two or three years with Strawbridge and McDannold, in Covington, Kentucky.  Upon closing his engagement with them he again went to work for Mr. Ehler with whom he continued nearly two years more.  In the year 1874 he commenced business for himself as a master carpenter, in which capacity he is still engaged.

Bro. Ware proved his high appreciation of the beauty and importance of Free Masonry, by as early application for the rights, lights and benefits which were conferred.  December 2, 1872, he became an Entered Apprentice; January 6, 1873, a Fellow Craft; and April 14, 1873, a Master Mason, in the Golden Rule Lodge.  In the same year he also took the Chapter and Commandery degrees becoming a Royal Arch Mason and a Knight Templar before he was twenty-two years of age.

He is unmarried and resided with his parents in Covington.”

Source:  Biographical Memoirs of the Members of Covington and Newport Commandries, K.T. , Spencer and Craig, Cincinnati, 1878, page167

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