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Chartered By: '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMEndicott Henry Endicott]'''  
 
Chartered By: '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMEndicott Henry Endicott]'''  
  
Charter Date: ''12/14/1887''  tbd
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Charter Date: ''12/14/1887''  1887-168
  
 
Precedence Date: ''01/11/1887''
 
Precedence Date: ''01/11/1887''
  
 
Current Status: ''Active''
 
Current Status: ''Active''
 
  
 
=== NOTES ===
 
=== NOTES ===
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=== YEARS ===
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1887 1887]'''
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=== PAST MASTERS ===
'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1888 1888]'''
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1889 1889]'''
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''Need living PMs list''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1890 1890]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1891 1891]
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* Frederic J. Foss, 1887-1890
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* Joseph W. Saunders, 1891-1892
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* Arthur W. Walker, 1893-1894; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAOtherBrothersW#WALKER.2C_ARTHUR_W._1861-1936 Mem]'''
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* Andrew J. Freeman, 1895
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* Edmund S. Wellington, 1896-1897
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* William J. Hobbs, 1898
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* C. Henry Knapp, 1899-1900
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLHBallard Harry P. Ballard], 1901-1902
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* Charles R. Magee, 1903-1904
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* Charles S. Norris, 1905-1906; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAOtherBrothersN#NORRIS.2C_CHARLES_SEWELL_1871-1919 Mem]'''
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* Frank S. Arnold, 1907-1908
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* Clarence W. Clark, 1908-1909
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* Willis I. Foss, 1910-1912
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* Alvin F. Pease, 1913-1914
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* Arthur P. Hardy, 1915-1916,
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCMProctor Charles M. Proctor], 1917-1918
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* Alton W. Eldridge, 1919-1920
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* Edward S. King, 1921
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* Percy E. Wellington, 1922
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* William E. Wellington, 1923; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesSZ#WELLINGTON.2C_WILLIAM_EDMUND_1889-1973 N]'''
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* Arthur J. Plummer, 1924
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* Walter E. Miliken, 1925
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* Philip L. Wheeler, 1926
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* Percy H. Wilkens, 1927
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* Richard Harwick, 1928
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* Albert W. Lovejoy, 1929
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* Wilbert C. Hodgdon, 1930
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* Theodore H. vonKamecke, 1931
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* Albert P. Ballard, 1932
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* Dusting G. Cressy, 1933
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* Alfred N. McLean, 1934
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* Ernest R. Potter, 1935; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesNR#POTTER.2C_ERNEST_ROSCOE_1895-1959 N]'''
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* Charles W. Barrett, 1936
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* Harry E. Holmes, 1937
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* Clayton A. Sawyer, 1938
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* Paul W. Milliken, 1939
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* Walter F. Lowes, 1940
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* Paul H. Newth, 1941
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* Harold E. Fiske, 1942; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesAG#FISKE.2C_HAROLD_EDWIN_1904-1971 N]'''
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* Walter N. Benson, 1943
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* Elmer B. Chesley, 1944
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* Merwin K. Fox, 1945
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* Stanley Harding, 1946
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* George D. Tucker, 1947
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* Ralph P. Richardson, 1948
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* E. A. True Bengtz, 1949
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* Harry F. Smith, 1950
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* Earle H. Tingley, 1951
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* Earle D. Benson, 1952
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* Clarence A. Sawyer, 1953
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* Erling C. Wettre, 1954
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* Kenneth C. Colvin, 1955
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* Ed P. Hamilton, 1956
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* Robert E. Tingdahl, 1957
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* W. Howard Moller, Sr., 1958
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* Roger G. Sweetser, 1959
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* Warren J. Mosher, 1960
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* William F. Croteau, 1961
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* Floyd P. Leavitt, 1962
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* Harry E. Adrian, 1963
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* Kenneth W. Sprague, 1964
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* Leonard H. Ward, 1965
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* J. Clark Fowle, 1966
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* Roger G. Wilmot, 1967
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* Sumner L. Sherman, 1968
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* Roy H. Milligan, Jr., 1969
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* W. Howard Moller, Jr., 1970; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesHM#MOLLER.2C_WILLIAM_HOWARD.2C_SR._1905-2001 N]'''
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* Robert L. Jeffrey, 1971
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* William W. Fowle, 1972
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* Stephen H. Peterson, 1973
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* George A. Morey, Jr., 1974
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* Charles C. Bennett, 1975
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* Andrew C. Maninos, 1976, 1979, 2000; '''PDDGM'''
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* Allan F. Ray, 1977
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* Frank M. Fowle, 1978
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* Isithoros Rozakis, 1980
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* James D. Foss, 1981, 1991
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* LeGrant C. Stanley, 1982
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* Eugene A. Capobianco, 1983
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* Theodore H. vonKamecke, Jr., 1984
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* Milton S. Alexis, 1985
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* Joseph C. Bowman, 1986
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLKSprague Kenneth W. Sprague, Jr.], 1987, 1989; '''PDDGM'''
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* Harold G. Schofield, 1988
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* Richard A. Singer, 1990
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* Thomas J. Seeley, Jr., 1992
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* August S. Niewenhous, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2010
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* Robert F. Harding, III, 1995-1996
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* LeGrant C. Stanley, 1997-1998
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* Donald C. Smith, 1999
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* Stephen G. Miller, 2002
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* Robert J. Garbarino, 2003
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* Harlan L. Woods, Jr., 2005; '''PDDGM'''
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* Jaythomas J. Brown, 2006
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* Keith D. Pollman, 2007
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* William A. Pollman, 2008
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* Kamel Oussayef, 2009
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== REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS ==
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* Petition for Dispensation: '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1887 1887]'''
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* Petition for Charter: '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1888 1888]'''
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* Consolidation Petition (with [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountScopus Mount Scopus] Lodge): '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2009 2009]'''
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=== ANNIVERSARIES ===
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1912 1912]''' (25th Anniversary; not in Proceedings; see below)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1962 1962]''' (75th Anniversary)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1987 1987]''' (Centenary)
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=== VISITS BY GRAND MASTER ===
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1888 1888]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMEndicott Endicott]; Constitution of Lodge and installation)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1904 1904]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMSanford Sanford]; Funeral for Elisha Converse)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1908 1908]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMBlake Blake]; 2 visits, including cornerstone laying)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1909 1909]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFlanders Flanders]; 2 visits, including monument dedication)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1910 1910]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFlanders Flanders]; 2 visits)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1911 1911]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFlanders Flanders]; 3 visits)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1912 1912]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMBenton Benton]; 25th Anniversary; see below)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1913 1913]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMBenton Benton])
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1916 1916]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMMJohnson M. Johnson])
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1935 1935]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMAllen Allen]; Ladies' Night)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1937 1937]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMAllen Allen]; Ladies' Night)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1944 1944]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMACoolidge A. Coolidge]; reception for Junior Grand Warden [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCMProctor Charles M. Proctor])
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1956 1956]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMWJohnson W. Johnson])
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1958 1958]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMAJenkins A. Jenkins]; 50th anniversary of cornerstone laying)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1962 1962]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMEaton Eaton]; 75th Anniversary)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1987 1987]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMAmes Ames]; Centenary)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2009 2009]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMPageau Pageau]; consolidation with [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountScopus Mount Scopus])
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=== BY-LAW CHANGES ===
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<blockquote>
 
'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1892 1892]'''
 
'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1892 1892]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1893 1893]
 
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1894 1894]
 
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1895 1895]
 
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1896 1896]
 
 
'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1897 1897]'''
 
'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1897 1897]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1898 1898]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1907 1907]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1899 1899]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1911 1911]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1900 1900]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1912 1912]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1901 1901]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1919 1919]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1902 1902]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1925 1925]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1903 1903]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1926 1926]'''
'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1904 1904]'''
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1930 1930]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1905 1905]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1937 1937]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1906 1906]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1939 1939]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1907 1907]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1941 1941]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1908 1908]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1957 1957]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1909 1909]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1967 1967]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1910 1910]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1976 1976]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1911 1911]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1988 1988]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1912 1912]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2011 2011]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1913 1913]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2012 2012]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1914 1914]
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</blockquote>
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1915 1915]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1916 1916]
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=== HISTORY ===
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1917 1917]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1918 1918]
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<blockquote>
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1919 1919]
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1982 1982]''' (mention in the [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MountVernon2#125TH_ANNIVERSARY_HISTORY.2C_NOVEMBER_1982 125th Anniversary History of Mount Vernon Lodge], 1982-125)
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1920 1920]
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</blockquote>
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1921 1921]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1922 1922]
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=== OTHER ===
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1923 1923]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1924 1924]
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1889 1889]''' (Jurisdictional dispute)
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1925 1925]
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1937 1937]''' (Reduction of fees)
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1926 1926]
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1941 1941]''' (Reduction of fees, declined)
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1927 1927]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1928 1928]
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<hr>
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1929 1929]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1930 1930]
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=== EVENTS ===
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1931 1931]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1932 1932]
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==== 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, JANUARY 1912 ====
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1933 1933]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1934 1934]
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''From New England Craftsman, Vol. VII, No. 5, February 1912, Page 171:''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1935 1935]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1936 1936]
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Converse Lodge, Maiden, Mass., celebrated its silver jubilee, January 11th, with a banquet and dance. Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMBenton Everett C. Benton] with Mrs. Benton were the most prominent guests. There were also Past Grand Masters [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMBlake J. Albert Blake] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFlanders Dana J. Flanders] and other distinguished brethren. There were 500 at the tables. Wor. Willis I. Foss presided at the banquet. The entertainment was by an orchestra, vocal quartet, and recitations from Miss E. Knapp.
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1937 1937]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1938 1938]
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==== 500TH COMMUNICATION, OCTOBER 1917 ====
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1939 1939]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1940 1940]
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''From New England Craftsman, Vol. XIII, No. 1, October 1917, Page 431:''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1941 1941]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1942 1942]
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The 500th Communication of Converse Lodge, Malden, Mass., October 2, was set apart by Worshipful Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCMProctor Charles M. Proctor] to do special honor to the surviving charter members, of whom there are 17. There were about 60 in the list at the founding of the lodge 30 years ago.
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1943 1943]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1944 1944]
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The lodge honor roll was read, showing that 22 of Converse's membership are in the United States service. District Deputy Grand Master Charles S. Norris presented, on behalf of the [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMLAbbott Grand Master], a Henry Price Medal to Edward P. Pierce, who joined Monmouth Lodge in Maine a half century ago.
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1945 1945]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1946 1946]
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Charles R. Magee was spokesman for the 17 charter members and acknowledged the welcome accorded by ths lodge. The others are Past Grand Master [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMFlanders Dana J. Flanders], Past Masters George H. Bates, George E. Norris and Granville M. Thomas, Solon M. Allis, Marcus Beebe, John G. Chandler, Allan J. Chase, Eliphalet J. Foss, George W. Longley, Andrew C. McDonald, Hiram P. Whitehouse, Walter B. Whitney, Frank J. Bartlett, Elisha W. Cobb and Marcellus Coggan.
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1947 1947]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1948 1948]
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The master presented a silver-handled pocket knife to each of the charter members as a souvenir.
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1949 1949]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1950 1950]
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<hr>
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1951 1951]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1952 1952]
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=== GRAND LODGE OFFICERS ===
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1953 1953]
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[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1954 1954]
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLHBallard Harry P. Ballard], DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALynn7_1883-1910 District 7 (Lynn)], 1908; Grand Marshal 1909-1911; Senior Grand Warden 1912
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1955 1955]
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* Harold E. Fiske, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1961, 1962; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesAG#FISKE.2C_HAROLD_EDWIN_1904-1971 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1956 1956]
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* John J. Girdvainis, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1997, 1998; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesAG#GIRDVAINIS.2C_JOHN_JOSEPH_1929-2017 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1957 1957]
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* Edward P. Hamilton, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1973, 1974; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesHM#HAMILTON.2C_EDWARD_PENNIMAN_1910-1985 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1958 1958]
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* ''Andrew C. Maninos'', DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1995, 1996
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1959 1959]
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* W. Howard Moller, Sr., DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1983, 1984; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesHM#MOLLER.2C_WILLIAM_HOWARD.2C_SR._1905-2001 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1960 1960]
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* Charles J. Norris, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMalden7_1911-1926 District 7 (Malden)], 1917, 1918; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAOtherBrothersN#NORRIS.2C_CHARLES_SEWELL_1871-1919 Memorial]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1961 1961]
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* Ernest R. Potter, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1941, 1942; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesNR#POTTER.2C_ERNEST_ROSCOE_1895-1959 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1962 1962]
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* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCMProctor Charles M. Proctor], DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1928, 1929; Junior Grand Warden 1944
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1963 1963]
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* ''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLKSprague Kenneth W. Sprague, Jr.]'', DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADISTRICT04_2003andAfter District 4], 2010, 2011; Senior Grand Warden 2013
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1964 1964]
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* Arthur W. Walker, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALynn7_1883-1910 District 7 (Lynn)], 1896, 1897; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAOtherBrothersW#WALKER.2C_ARTHUR_W._1861-1936 Memorial]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1965 1965]
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* William E. Wellington, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAMelrose7_1927-2003 District 7 (Melrose)], 1949, 1950;  '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesSZ#WELLINGTON.2C_WILLIAM_EDMUND_1889-1973 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1966 1966]
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* (Edward) Donald Weiner, DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MABoston1_1927-2003 District 1 (Boston)], 2001, 2002; '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MANecrologiesSZ#WEINER.2C_E.28DWARD.29_DONALD_1933-2019 N]'''
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1967 1967]
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* ''Harlan L. Woods'', DDGM, [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADISTRICT04_2003andAfter District 4], 2006, 2007
[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1968 1968]
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=== DISTRICTS ===
 
=== DISTRICTS ===
  
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Latest revision as of 09:36, 10 June 2019

CONVERSE LODGE

Location: Malden

Chartered By: Henry Endicott

Charter Date: 12/14/1887 1887-168

Precedence Date: 01/11/1887

Current Status: Active

NOTES

From the lodge's website: The first meeting of Converse Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons was held in the Masonic Hall in Malden, on January 13, 1887.

Previous to which, fifty six Master Masons in good standing as members of other lodges had petitioned the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to form a lodge. Wor. Frederic J. Foss, the fourth Master of Mount Vernon Lodge of Malden, was selected the first Worshipful Master, or presiding officer, with Brother George E. Norris as Senior Warden, and Brother Edward F. Smith as Junior Warden.

According to records, the question of the lodge’s name elicited considerable discussion. Wanalansett and Joppa were suggested, but neither was satisfactory. It was finally voted that Converse be adopted as the name of the new lodge. This was in recognition of Brother Elisha Slade Converse, generally known as “Deacon Converse”, who was recognized as a leading citizen of Malden. His rubber footwear factory was then the largest industrial establishment in the community. He was a motivating spirit in civic, religious, and benevolent enterprises, and the living embodiment of Masonic virtues.

At the 50th anniversary of Converse Lodge in 1937, it was written that “the number of candidates has shown gradual decline in recent years under prevailing economic conditions, which have been particularly acute since 1930, but now appear to be improving. The peak of membership was reached in 1925 with nine hundred and forty three members, since which time the number has decreased to seven hundred and sixty seven.”

As Masters of the lodge have served and moved on, the first fifty years saw the lodge having only three treasurers and two secretaries be of service.

Eleven times since its inception, the Most Worshipful Grand Master has honored our lodge by appointing a Past Master as District Deputy Grand Master. They are Rt. Wor. Arthur W. Walker, Rt. Wor. Harry P. Ballard, Rt. Wor. Charles S. Norris, Rt. Wor. Charles M. Proctor, Rt. Wor. William E. Wellington, Rt. Wor. Ernest R. Potter, Rt. Wor. Harold E. Fiske, Rt. Wor. Ed P. Hamilton, Rt. Wor. W. Howard Moller, Sr., Rt. Wor. Andrew C. Maninos, and Rt. Wor. Harlan L. Woods, Jr.

It was written in 1937 that throughout its career, Converse Lodge has been known for its sociability. That tradition continues today.


On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Converse Lodge merged with Mt. Scopus Lodge. Mount Scopus Lodge was founded on December 10, 1930 in Malden.

Lodge Address 142 Pleasant Street Malden, Middlesex 02148 Contact Information George G. Sahady, Masonic Ambassador 781.324.1408 converse@massfreemasonry.net Meeting Information The second Monday of each month between September and June.


PAST MASTERS

Need living PMs list

  • Frederic J. Foss, 1887-1890
  • Joseph W. Saunders, 1891-1892
  • Arthur W. Walker, 1893-1894; Mem
  • Andrew J. Freeman, 1895
  • Edmund S. Wellington, 1896-1897
  • William J. Hobbs, 1898
  • C. Henry Knapp, 1899-1900
  • Harry P. Ballard, 1901-1902
  • Charles R. Magee, 1903-1904
  • Charles S. Norris, 1905-1906; Mem
  • Frank S. Arnold, 1907-1908
  • Clarence W. Clark, 1908-1909
  • Willis I. Foss, 1910-1912
  • Alvin F. Pease, 1913-1914
  • Arthur P. Hardy, 1915-1916,
  • Charles M. Proctor, 1917-1918
  • Alton W. Eldridge, 1919-1920
  • Edward S. King, 1921
  • Percy E. Wellington, 1922
  • William E. Wellington, 1923; N
  • Arthur J. Plummer, 1924
  • Walter E. Miliken, 1925
  • Philip L. Wheeler, 1926
  • Percy H. Wilkens, 1927
  • Richard Harwick, 1928
  • Albert W. Lovejoy, 1929
  • Wilbert C. Hodgdon, 1930
  • Theodore H. vonKamecke, 1931
  • Albert P. Ballard, 1932
  • Dusting G. Cressy, 1933
  • Alfred N. McLean, 1934
  • Ernest R. Potter, 1935; N
  • Charles W. Barrett, 1936
  • Harry E. Holmes, 1937
  • Clayton A. Sawyer, 1938
  • Paul W. Milliken, 1939
  • Walter F. Lowes, 1940
  • Paul H. Newth, 1941
  • Harold E. Fiske, 1942; N
  • Walter N. Benson, 1943
  • Elmer B. Chesley, 1944
  • Merwin K. Fox, 1945
  • Stanley Harding, 1946
  • George D. Tucker, 1947
  • Ralph P. Richardson, 1948
  • E. A. True Bengtz, 1949
  • Harry F. Smith, 1950
  • Earle H. Tingley, 1951
  • Earle D. Benson, 1952
  • Clarence A. Sawyer, 1953
  • Erling C. Wettre, 1954
  • Kenneth C. Colvin, 1955
  • Ed P. Hamilton, 1956
  • Robert E. Tingdahl, 1957
  • W. Howard Moller, Sr., 1958
  • Roger G. Sweetser, 1959
  • Warren J. Mosher, 1960
  • William F. Croteau, 1961
  • Floyd P. Leavitt, 1962
  • Harry E. Adrian, 1963
  • Kenneth W. Sprague, 1964
  • Leonard H. Ward, 1965
  • J. Clark Fowle, 1966
  • Roger G. Wilmot, 1967
  • Sumner L. Sherman, 1968
  • Roy H. Milligan, Jr., 1969
  • W. Howard Moller, Jr., 1970; N
  • Robert L. Jeffrey, 1971
  • William W. Fowle, 1972
  • Stephen H. Peterson, 1973
  • George A. Morey, Jr., 1974
  • Charles C. Bennett, 1975
  • Andrew C. Maninos, 1976, 1979, 2000; PDDGM
  • Allan F. Ray, 1977
  • Frank M. Fowle, 1978
  • Isithoros Rozakis, 1980
  • James D. Foss, 1981, 1991
  • LeGrant C. Stanley, 1982
  • Eugene A. Capobianco, 1983
  • Theodore H. vonKamecke, Jr., 1984
  • Milton S. Alexis, 1985
  • Joseph C. Bowman, 1986
  • Kenneth W. Sprague, Jr., 1987, 1989; PDDGM
  • Harold G. Schofield, 1988
  • Richard A. Singer, 1990
  • Thomas J. Seeley, Jr., 1992
  • August S. Niewenhous, 1993, 2001, 2004, 2010
  • Robert F. Harding, III, 1995-1996
  • LeGrant C. Stanley, 1997-1998
  • Donald C. Smith, 1999
  • Stephen G. Miller, 2002
  • Robert J. Garbarino, 2003
  • Harlan L. Woods, Jr., 2005; PDDGM
  • Jaythomas J. Brown, 2006
  • Keith D. Pollman, 2007
  • William A. Pollman, 2008
  • Kamel Oussayef, 2009

REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS

ANNIVERSARIES

  • 1912 (25th Anniversary; not in Proceedings; see below)
  • 1962 (75th Anniversary)
  • 1987 (Centenary)

VISITS BY GRAND MASTER

BY-LAW CHANGES

1892 1897 1907 1911 1912 1919 1925 1926 1930 1937 1939 1941 1957 1967 1976 1988 2011 2012

HISTORY

1982 (mention in the 125th Anniversary History of Mount Vernon Lodge, 1982-125)

OTHER

  • 1889 (Jurisdictional dispute)
  • 1937 (Reduction of fees)
  • 1941 (Reduction of fees, declined)

EVENTS

25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, JANUARY 1912

From New England Craftsman, Vol. VII, No. 5, February 1912, Page 171:

Converse Lodge, Maiden, Mass., celebrated its silver jubilee, January 11th, with a banquet and dance. Grand Master Everett C. Benton with Mrs. Benton were the most prominent guests. There were also Past Grand Masters J. Albert Blake and Dana J. Flanders and other distinguished brethren. There were 500 at the tables. Wor. Willis I. Foss presided at the banquet. The entertainment was by an orchestra, vocal quartet, and recitations from Miss E. Knapp.

500TH COMMUNICATION, OCTOBER 1917

From New England Craftsman, Vol. XIII, No. 1, October 1917, Page 431:

The 500th Communication of Converse Lodge, Malden, Mass., October 2, was set apart by Worshipful Master Charles M. Proctor to do special honor to the surviving charter members, of whom there are 17. There were about 60 in the list at the founding of the lodge 30 years ago.

The lodge honor roll was read, showing that 22 of Converse's membership are in the United States service. District Deputy Grand Master Charles S. Norris presented, on behalf of the Grand Master, a Henry Price Medal to Edward P. Pierce, who joined Monmouth Lodge in Maine a half century ago.

Charles R. Magee was spokesman for the 17 charter members and acknowledged the welcome accorded by ths lodge. The others are Past Grand Master Dana J. Flanders, Past Masters George H. Bates, George E. Norris and Granville M. Thomas, Solon M. Allis, Marcus Beebe, John G. Chandler, Allan J. Chase, Eliphalet J. Foss, George W. Longley, Andrew C. McDonald, Hiram P. Whitehouse, Walter B. Whitney, Frank J. Bartlett, Elisha W. Cobb and Marcellus Coggan.

The master presented a silver-handled pocket knife to each of the charter members as a souvenir.


GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

OTHER BROTHERS


DISTRICTS

1887: District 7 (Lynn)

1911: District 7 (Malden)

1927: District 7 (Melrose)

2003: District 4


LINKS

Massachusetts Lodges