Difference between revisions of "MassachusettsYear1915"
|Line 1:||Line 1:|
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMMJohnson MELVIN MAYNARD JOHNSON], Grand Master'''
'''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMMJohnson MELVIN MAYNARD JOHNSON], Grand Master'''
''A portrait of Frederick W. Hamilton appears in the Frontispiece.''
''A portrait of Frederick W. Hamilton appears in the Frontispiece .''
=== QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS ===
=== QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS ===
Revision as of 11:44, 6 October 2010
MELVIN MAYNARD JOHNSON, Grand Master
A portrait of Frederick W. Hamilton appears in the Frontispiece and above.
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 ESSAY: "THE SUPPRESSION OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE"
- 5 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1915
- 5.1 DISTRICT 1: Boston
- 5.2 DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
- 5.3 DISTRICT 3: East Boston
- 5.4 DISTRICT 4: South Boston
- 5.5 DISTRICT 5: Waltham
- 5.6 DISTRICT 6: Somerville
- 5.7 DISTRICT 7: Malden
- 5.8 DISTRICT 8: Lynn
- 5.9 DISTRICT 9: Gloucester
- 5.10 DISTRICT 10: Newburyport
- 5.11 DISTRICT 11: Lawrence
- 5.12 DISTRICT 12: Lowell
- 5.13 DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg
- 5.14 DISTRICT 14: Greenfield
- 5.15 DISTRICT 15: North Adams
- 5.16 DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield
- 5.17 DISTRICT 17: Holyoke
- 5.18 DISTRICT 18: Springfield
- 5.19 DISTRICT 19: Palmer
- 5.20 DISTRICT 20: Southbridge
- 5.21 DISTRICT 21: Worcester
- 5.22 DISTRICT 22: Blackstone
- 5.23 DISTRICT 23: Milford
- 5.24 DISTRICT 24: Marlborough
- 5.25 DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park
- 5.26 DISTRICT 26: Quincy
- 5.27 DISTRICT 27: Plymouth
- 5.28 DISTRICT 28: Taunton
- 5.29 DISTRICT 29: Brockton
- 5.30 DISTRICT 30: Fall River
- 5.31 DISTRICT 31: Nantucket
- 5.32 DISTRICT 32: Provincetown
- 5.33 DISTRICT 33: Springfield
- 5.34 CHILE DISTRICT
- 5.35 CHINA DISTRICT
- 5.36 CANAL ZONE DISTRICT
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)
- 03/10: 1915-18;
- 06/09: 1915-79;
- 09/08: 1915-210;
- 12/08: 1915-250; (Annual Communication)
- 1915-41; The Grand Master nominated Rt. Wor. David Urquhart, District Grand Master for Chile, and Rt. Wor. Stacy A. Ransom, District Grand Master for China, for permanent membership in the Grand Lodge.
- 06/09: 1915-114; Elected.
- 1915-42: Rt. Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton elected Recording Grand Secretary; he resigned as Deputy Grand Master, and Wor. Roscoe Pound was appointed Deputy Grand Master in his place.
- 1915-62: Resolution by the Board of Masonic Relief, authorizing the Grand Master to purchase the title to the Foley Farm, adjoining the Masonic Home. Accepted.
- 06/09: 1915-177; Property acquired.
- 1915-118: Report on District Charity Funds.
- 1915-120: Abolition of the office of Corresponding Grand Secretary.
- 1915-124: Report on the creation of a Committee of Correspondence, presented by Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher; includes an article from the April, 1874 issue of the New England Freemason; report adopted.
- 1915-143: Address by Deputy Grand Master Roscoe Pound on "The Causes of Divergence in Ritual".
- 1915-168ff: Report on the "Regular and Independent Grand Lodge of France". This Grand Lodge requested recognition in September 1913; petition declined. "Much as your committee respects the opinion of the Grand Lodge of England . . . whose action and judgement in a matter similar to this we should be pleased to follow, we cannot feel that we should recognize in a great nation like France a Grand Lodge composed of so small a number of Lodges  and whose membership in a year after its creation was not more than sixty and in two years not more than 125."
- 1915-176: Committee on Recognition of Foreign Jurisdictions discharged due to "the terrible condition of affairs in Europe, involving every Masonic jurisdiction to such an extent that any satisfactory consideration of the subject cannot be thought of for months and perhaps years."
- 1915-234: Grand Master authorized to erect "a suitable monument" over the grave of Past Grand Master Jeremy Gridley.
- 1915-262: Report of the Committee on Records.
- 1915-263: Recognition and welcome for Wor. Daniel Hollinger, now age 101. A picture of Bro. Hollinger appears opposite Page 1915-263. He was a recipient of the Henry Price medal, and "has voted the Republican ticket ever since the Party was formed." He was awarded Honorary Membership in the Grand Lodge with the rank of Past Senior Grand Deacon. (Bro. Hollinger died 12/27/1915.)
- Recorded in Grand Master Johnson's address, beginning on page 1915-283:
- Golden Fleece, Lynn (02/15; 50th Anniversary)
- The Lodge of Eleusis, Boston (02/18; 50th Anniversary)
- Roswell Lee, Springfield (03/13; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- St. James, Mansfield (03/26; 50th Anniversary)
- Mount Hollis, Holliston (04/19; 50th Anniversary)
- Lafayette (Roxbury) (06/14; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Konohassett, Cohasset (06/19; 50th Anniversary)
- Adelphi, South Boston (10/06; 50th Anniversary)
- Charles W. Moore, Fitchburg (10/11; 50th Anniversary)
- Lodges constituted, officers installed:
- Corner-stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- Lodges visited:
- Zetland, Boston (12/09/1914)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (12/10/1914)
- Converse, Malden (12/14/1914, installation)
- Temple, East Boston (12/30/1914; Ladies' Night and installation, with Grand Master of Canada (Ontario).
- St. John's (Boston) (01/04; Ladies' Night)
- Prospect, Roslindale (01/11)
- The Massachusetts, Boston (01/18; Ladies' Night)
- Mount Tabor, East Boston (01/21)
- Germania, Boston (01/25; Ladies' Night)
- Delta, Braintree (01/26)
- St. John's #1, New York City (01/28)
- Winslow Lewis, Boston, Boston (02/05, Annual dinner at the Algonquin Club)
- The Tyrian, Gloucester (03/02)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (03/03)
- Alpha, South Framingham (03/22)
- Columbian, Boston (03/23; Ladies' Night)
- Philanthropic, Marblehead (03/25)
- DeWitt Clinton, Sandwich (04/06)
- Henry Price, Charlestown (04/07; Ladies' Night)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (04/08)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (04/08; Ladies' Night)
- Winthrop, Winthrop (04/18; presentation of Henry Price Medal to Wor. Daniel Hollinger)
- Eliot, Jamaica Plain (04/21)
- Somerville, Somerville (04/26)
- Revere, Boston (05/04)
- Dorchester, Dorchester (05/06)
- Mount Olivet, Cambridge (05/07)
- Narragansett, Fall River (05/13)
- Caleb Butler, Ayer (05/17)
- Wareham (05/22; exemplification)
- Shawmut, Boston (05/27)
- Pequossette, Watertown (05/29)
- The Tyrian, Gloucester (06/04)
- Artisan, Winchendon (06/05)
- Corinthian, Concord (06/16)
- Joseph Warren, Boston (06/22)
- St. John's (Boston), along with visitors from St. John's #1P, Providence, R.I., and Grand Master Bemis of Rhode Island (09/29).
- Bethesda (Brighton) (10/05; presentation of Life Member medals to those with 35 years or more membership.)
- Webster, Webster (10/19)
- Monitor, Waltham (10/25; presentation of Life Member medals)
- Quinsigamond, Worcester (10/29)
- Monitor, Waltham (11/08; visit of Vermont Past Grand Master Nay)
- St. George, Brockton (11/10)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/11, installation)
- Charles River, Medway (11/19)
- Star in the East, New Bedford (11/22; "Question Box" for the Grand Master)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/30, Feast of St. Andrew)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (12/01)
- 1915-342: Report of Auditing Committee.
- 1915-343: Re-election of Grand Master Johnson. Election of other Grand Officers.
- 1915-347: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief. List of residents at the Masonic Home and Statement of Finances.
- 1915-372ff: Restoration of Gifford H.G. McGrew. (Note on his death, 1915-399).
- 1915-377: Report on the will of Bro. Charles E. Bolles.
- 1915-379: Report on Non-Christian candidates.
- 1915-398: Authorization for the Grand Master to petition the Legislature to hold more real estate.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/10: 1915-34; Abolition of Recording Grand Secretary office (one Grand Secretary to deal with both "Recording" and "Corresponding"); Committee on Foreign Correspondence; necrology; Rainy Day Fund; regalia; business office.
- 06/09: 1915-89; Necrology; note on errors in the published Grand Constitutions; photography of Past Grand Master portraits (all in existence other than Tomlinson, Oxnard, Gridley, Webb, Dunn, Oliver, Crane and Peabody); creation of District Grand Masters for China and Chile; regulations for District Grand Lodges; Rainy Day fund; improper practices; suspension of the Master of Bethesda (Valparaiso) Lodge.
- 09/08: 1915-217; Disqualification of a Master; rulings on physical disability, opening of the Bible, grave of Jeremy Gridley, International Lodge in Peking.
- 12/08: 1915-266; The McGrew matter, discussed in 1894 (when this brother was expelled) and http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1904#12.2F14_Agenda 1904] (when the matter was reconsidered) - extensive record of conferences and correspondence; certified copies of charters; visits; membership (70,254 Masons with 3,327 initiates through August 31, 1915); Board of Directors report; Masonic Education and Charity Trust; will of William H. Getchell; Charles J. Boynton fund; will of Orlando Davenport (A portrait of this Brother appears opposite Page 1915-326); will of Henry A. Belcher; will of Charles E. Bolles; will of George E. Fenn; will of Isaac H. Eddy; amendment of Commonwealth charter to Grand Lodge; regalia (A portrait of Grand Master Johnson in regalia appears opposite Page 1915-331); portraits of Grand Masters (detailed below).
- 1915-334: Samuel Dunn; Portrait appears opposite Page 1915-334
- 1915-336: Francis J. Oliver; Portrait appears opposite Page 1915-336
- 1915-339: Augustus Peabody; Portrait appears opposite Page 1915-339
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/10: 1915-45; Report on proposed amendment originally proposed in 1913 regarding concurrent jurisdiction of Greater Boston Lodges. The committee reported against the adoption of the proposal; substituting instead a provision for Part 4, Article 3, Section 9, in which an appeal could be made to the Grand Lodge following the refusal of release of jurisdiction. As this proposal was "radically different" it would be considered a new proposition and was referred to committee.
- 06/09: 1915-140; Report of committee; proposal adopted.
- 06/09: 1915-98ff: Promulgation of regulations for District Grand Lodges; referred.
- 06/09: 1915-118; Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 1, to establish District Grand Lodge Charity Funds; adopted.
- 06/09: 1915-122: Proposal adopted to reword various sections from the Grand Constitutions to replace "Recording Grand Secretary" with "Grand Secretary", and remove Part 1, Article 8, Section 9 entirely; modifications to
- Part 1, Article 2
- Part 1, Article 5, Section 1
- Part 1, Article 6, Sections 1 and 2
- Part 1, Article 7, Section 3
- Part 1, Article 8, Sections 8 and 10
- Part 3, Artlcle 1, Sections 1 and 2
- Part 3, Article 5, Section 1
- Part 3, Article 6, Section 3
- Part 3, Article 7, Section 1
- Part 5, Section 19
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/10: 1915-52;
- 06/09: 1915-167;
- 09/08: 1915-235;
- 09/08: 1915-346;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/10: 1915-36; Death of Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis, Recording Grand Secretary; mentioned in Grand Masters's Address.
- 03/10: 1915-54ff; Memorial presented by Most Wor. Everett C. Benton, for the committee. A portrait of Bro. Davis appears opposite Page 1915-54.
- 03/10: 1915-37; Death of Rt. Wor. Henry A. Belcher, Past Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Masters's Address.
- 03/10: 1915-60ff; Memorial presented by the Recording Grand Secretary, for the committee. A portrait of Bro. Belcher appears opposite Page 1915-60.
- 06/09: 1915-89; Death of Most Wor. Charles C. Hutchinson, Past Grand Master. Notes on the funeral in April 1915, at which the Grand Master served as an Honorary Pall Bearer.
- 06/09: 1915-114; Memorial presented by Past Grand Master Edwin B. Holmes, for the Committee.
- 06/09: 1915-90; Death of Rt. Wor. Eugene F. Endicott, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1915-90; Death of Rt. Wor. Henry T. Crosby, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1915-91; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles Casper Henry, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1915-93; Death of Rt. Wor. Horace S. Bacon, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1915-90; Death of Rt. Wor. George E. Fenn, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1915-90; Death of Rt. Wor. Robert Freke Gould, Masonic historian and scholar, author of the Concise History of Freemasonry; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1915-179; Memorial for Rt. Wor. Elias Partridge Morton, Past Senior Grand Warden presented by Rt. Wor. Oliver A. Roberts for the committee. A portrait of Bro. Morton appears opposite Page 1915-179.
Petitions for Charters
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- 09/08: 1915-222; International, Peking, China (07/04); mentioned in Grand Master's Address, with a thorough discussion of the basis and justification for the petition.
- (unknown page); Abraham H. Howland Jr., New Bedford.
- (unknown page); Massasoit, Fall River.
- (unknown page); Army, Empire, Canal Zone.
- 02/04: 1915-1; Swampscott. Constitution of Wayfarers Lodge.
- 1915-2: Grand Lodge opened and received by the Brethren of Wayfarers Lodge.
- 1915-2: Constitution ceremonies "prescribed by the ritual." Installation of officers for the new lodge.
- 1915-3: A "brief, inspiring address" by the Grand Master.
- 1915-4: Organization for 1915 and a list of Charter members.
- 02/17: 1915-6; Chester. Constitution of Federal Lodge.
- 1915-7: Grand Lodge opened. Procession included the Past Grand Master of Connecticut, Edgar H. Parkman.
- 1915-7: Constitution ceremonies "proceeded after the established order." Installation of officers for the new lodge.
- 1915-8: Address by the Grand Master. Presentation of the Henry Price medal to Master, Senior Warden and Junior Warden. Discussion of "United Lodge", a predecessor of Huntington Lodge held by dispensation in 1864. A brief history of the first Federal Lodge, one of more than 20 that were omitted after the General Revision of 1834.
- 1915-15: Organization for 1915 and a list of Charter members.
- 1915-17: After the "informal" gathering and speeches, the Brethren "marched to the Congregational Church parlors, where a most sumptuous, good old New England banquet with pies, doughnuts, and all the fixin's such as mother used to make was served by the ladies."
- 03/13 - 03/14: 1915-65; Springfield. 50th Anniversary of Roswell Lee Lodge.
- 1915-66: Grand Lodge opened in the Mahogany Room in Springfield City Hall. Reception in the Auditorum by Wor. William Edward Turner, Master of Roswell Lee Lodge, who gave an address of hearty welcome."
- 1915-67: Address by the Grand Master on the "Spirit of Masonry."
- 1915-67: Anniversary Feast for nearly a thousand Brethren in the Banquet Hall.
- 1915-67: Third degree work by Past Masters, with the first Master of the Lodge, Wor. Ezekiel Webster Clarke.
- 1915-67: Address by Grand Master Johnson on "The Purposes and Ideals of Our Order", before the largest tyled lodge of between twelve and fourteen hundred brethren.
- 1915-68: (03/14) Divine service in the First Church, Springfield; address by Wor. and Rev. Edward A. Horton, on "A Mason's Duty".
- 1915-69: Description of entertainments during the celebrations.
- 03/29: 1915-71; West Medford. Constitution of Sagamore Lodge.
- 1915-72: Organization and constitution of the lodge. Installation of officers.
- 1915-73: An "eloquent address" by the Grand Master. A "brief speech full of inspiration and power."
- 1915-74: Organization and a list of charter members.
- 04/10: 1915-76; South Hadley Falls. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Mount Holyoke Lodge. A picture of the lodge hall appears opposite Page 1915-76.
- 1915-77: Grand Lodge met at the railroad station, and conducted to the Holyoke Club for luncheon; then to the lodge hall.
- 1915-77: Grand Lodge opened. Welcomed by the Brethren, "already assembled in good numbers."
- 1915-78: Historical paper read by Wor. David Glassford; dedicatory address by Rt. Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton.
- 1915-78: Banquet and remarks by various Brothers.
- 06/12 - 06/14: 1915-182; Roxbury. 50th Anniversary of Lafayette Lodge.
- 1915-183: Grand Lodge opened and received by Wor. Ralph H. Whitney, Master of Lafayette Lodge, who gave an address of welcome.
- 1915-183: Historical address by Rt. Wor. Albert N. Blodgett.
- 1915-183: Address on "Masonic Symbols" by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound.
- 1915-184: Reception, banquet, concert and dance at Paul Revere Hall, Mechanics Building in Boston.
- 1915-184: (06/13) Religious service in Eliot Congregational Church, Roxbury, with a sermon by Wor. and Rt. Rev. John W. Hamilton, Grand Chaplain.
- 1915-184: (06/14) Past Masters' Night, with the Grand Master wearing the apron worn by Lafayette at theCorner-Stone Laying of the Bunker Hill Monument in 1825.
Corner-stone laying in Salem
- 06/24: 1915-185; Salem. Corner-stone laying of a Masonic Temple. A photograph of the ceremony appears opposite Page 1915-185.
- 1915-186: Special guests of the Grand Lodge.
- 1915-186: Procession to building site, including York and Scottish Rite bodies, as well as Liberty, Amity, Mosaic, Philanthropic, Essex, and Starr King Lodges. "The people of Salem and vicinity were gathered in large numbers along the route of the procession, and many buildings were decorated."
- 1915-187: Corner-stone laying ceremony, with numerous participants.
- 1915-188: List of contents of corner-stone box.
- 1915-191: Address by Grand Master Johnson. History of corner-stone layings and list of non-Masonic and Masonic corner-stone layings by the Grand Lodge.
- 1915-204: Banquet at State Armory for 800 guests. Addresses by the Grand Master and various Brothers and guests. Correspondence.
- 07/17: 1915-207; Southampton. Laying of the corner-stone of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound, Deputy Grand Master, officiating.
- 1915-207: Grand Lodge opened in Southampton Town Hall; procession to building site with the escort of Ionic Lodge of Easthampton.
- 1915-208: Corner-stone laying ceremony. Contents of corner-stone box.
- 1915-208: Address by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound on the significance of the ceremony. Address by Re. Bro. Conrad Hooker, District Superintendent of Methodist Episcopal Churches.
- 1915-209: Notes on the entertainments at the Draper Hotel and the "bountiful supper" served by the ladies of the church.
- 10/10: 1915-236; Wollaston. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Wollaston Lodge. A picture of the lodge hall appears opposite Page 1915-236.
- 1915-237: Banquet on arrival at the new Hall, followed by a social hour.
- 1915-238: Opening of Grand Lodge; reception by Wor. Carroll E. Bates, Master of Wollaston Lodge.
- 1915-238: Dedication of the hall.
- 1915-239: Address by Rev. Bro. Isaiah W. Sneath, Chaplain of the Lodge, on "The Mission of Masonry" (text included).
- 1915-249: Brief notes on the lodge; chartered with 36 members in 1900, now has a membership of 350 and has enjoyed "a remarkable degree of prosperity."
- 12/10: 1915-402; Hyde Park. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Hyde Park Lodge. '
- 1915-403: Grand Lodge opened. Welcomed by the Master of the Lodge.
- 1915-403: Address by Wor. Emerson Rice, Past Master of the Lodge; reprinted in full.
- 1915-414: Dinner; "and opportunity was given to inspect the beautiful and commodious apartments."
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/28/1915)
A portrait of John Marshall, Past Grand Master of Virginia, appeared on the menu for the feast
- 1915-417: Opening and roll call.
- 1915-418: Installation of Grand Master Johnson, with order of events described.
- 1915-424: Announcement of Masonic Lectures to be given in the spring of 1916:
- The Structure of Freemasonry, by Rt. Wor. Frederick Hamilton (03/03)
- The Data of Masonic Jurisprudence, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound (03/10)
- The Landmarks, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound (03/17)
- Masonic Common Law: Usage, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound (03/24)
- Masonic Common Law: Decisions, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound (03/31)
- Masonic Legislation, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound (04/06)
- The Ancient Mysteries, by Wor. Rev. R. Perry Bush (04/13)
- The Story of the Craft "Illustrated by Stereopticon", by Bro. Fred E. Marble (04/20)
- Morgan and the Anti-Masonic Excitement, by Rt. Wor. Emery B. Gibbs (04/26)
- Question Box, by the Grand Master (05/04)
- 1915-425: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 3,495 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1915.
- 1915-425: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1915, as well as the past 2-3 years.
- 1915-428: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1915-413: The Grand Master. "Tonight I begin to feel really like a Past Grand Master, like a veteran, for I am presiding at this feast for the last time." Biography of John Marshall begins on Page 1915-436.
- 1915-451: Grand Chaplain Rev. Bro. Henry Stiles Bradley.
- 1915-464: Bro. Joe Mitchell Chapple, an author and journalist.
- 1915-470: Bro. Marion L. Burton, President of Smith College.
ESSAY: "THE SUPPRESSION OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE"
By Rt. Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton; included in its entirety beginning on Page 1915-481.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1915
There were 33 districts in Massachusetts in 1915, as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.
DISTRICT 1: Boston
David T. Montague, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1752)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Germania (Boston, 1854)
- Winslow Lewis (Boston, 1855)
- Revere (Boston, 1856)
- Joseph Warren (Boston, 1856)
- Shawmut (Boston, 1911)
DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
Edmund S. Young, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Putnam (Cambridge, 1854)
- Aberdour (Boston, 1860)
- Mount Olivet (Cambridge, 1863)
- The Lodge of Eleusis (Boston, 1865)
- Mizpah (Cambridge, 1867)
- Zetland (Boston, 1867)
- Charity (Cambridge, 1869)
- Joseph Webb (Boston, 1876)
DISTRICT 3: East Boston
Charles G. Bird, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
- Faith (Charlestown, 1868)
- Temple (East Boston, 1870)
- Winthrop (Winthrop, 1887)
DISTRICT 4: South Boston
Frank T. Taylor, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Lafayette (Roxbury, 1865)
- Adelphi (South Boston, 1865)
- Eliot (Jamaica Plain, 1866)
- Rabboni (Dorchester, 1869)
- Macedonian (Milton, 1893)
- Dorchester (Dorchester, 1912)
- Algonquin, Dorchester, 1913)
DISTRICT 5: Waltham
William O. Hunt, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, 1867)
- Beth-Horon (Brookline, 1870)
- Norfolk (Needham, 1874)
- Fraternity (Newtonville, 1875)
- Wellesley (Wellesley, 1912)
DISTRICT 6: Somerville
Paul S. Burns, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Hiram (Arlington, 1797)
- Mount Hermon (Medford, 1854)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn, 1855)
- John Abbot (Somerville, 1857)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- Simon W. Robinson(Lexington, 1870)
- Soley (Somerville, 1879)
- Somerville (West Somerville, 1912)
- Sagamore (West Medford, 1913)
DISTRICT 7: Malden
Charles B. Burleigh, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- William Sutton (Saugus, 1866)
- Palestine (Everett, 1868)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1870)
- King Cyrus (Stoneham, 1875)
- Converse (Malden, 1887)
- Golden Rule (Wakefield, 1888)
- The Lodge of Stirling (Malden, 1910)
DISTRICT 8: Lynn
George B. Farrington, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Jordan (Peabody, 1808)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1864)
- Damascus (Lynn, 1906)
- Wayfarers (Swampscott, 1914)
DISTRICT 9: Gloucester
William Parsons III, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
- Mosaic (Danvers, 1870)
DISTRICT 10: Newburyport
Harry E. Perkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Charles C. Dame (Georgetown, 1867)
- Bethany (Merrimac, 1868)
DISTRICT 11: Lawrence
Dean K. Webster, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Phoenician (Lawrence, 1870)
- Cochichewick (North Andover, 1874)
DISTRICT 12: Lowell
Benjamin W. Clements, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- St. Paul's (Ayer, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- Ancient York (Lowell, 1852)
- Caleb Butler (Ayer, 1859)
- Kilwinning (Lowell, 1866)
- William North (Lowell, 1867)
- Thomas Talbot (Billerica, 1889)
DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg
Herman D. Horton, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Aurora (Leominster, 1801)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
- Athol (Athol, 1872)
DISTRICT 14: Greenfield
G. Harry Kaulbach, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Morning Sun (Conway, 1869)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Montague, 1878)
- Mount Sugar Loaf (South Deerfield, 1912)
DISTRICT 15: North Adams
Eugene B. Bowen, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield
Jay P. Barnes, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lenox, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Globe (Hinsdale, 1869)
- Occidental (Stockbridge, 1870)
- Crescent (Pittsfield, 1873)
- Unity (Dalton, 1896)
DISTRICT 17: Holyoke
James B. Paige, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Jerusalem (South Hadley, 1797)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- William Whiting (Holyoke, 1909)
DISTRICT 18: Springfield
William E. Gibbs, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Huntington (Huntington, 1866)
- Springfield (Springfield, 1895)
- Mount Orthodox (West Springfield, 1913)
- Federal (Cheshire, 1914)
DISTRICT 19: Palmer
John H. Schoonmaker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Thomas (Monson, 1796)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Vernon (Belchertown, 1869)
DISTRICT 20: Southbridge
Arthur F. Butterworth, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- Quinebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- Spencer (Spencer, 1871)
- Meridian Sun (North Brookfield, 1894)
DISTRICT 21: Worcester
Austin A. Heath, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Olive Branch (Millbury, 1797)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- Athelstan (Worcester, 1865)
- Quinsigamond(Worcester, 1870)
- Boylston (West Boylston, 1876)
- Rufus Putnam (Rutland, 1912)
DISTRICT 22: Blackstone
William W. Ollendorff, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- Excelsior (Franklin, 1866)
- Charles River (Medway, 1871)
- Mumford River (Douglas, 1877)
- Granite (Northbridge, 1880)
DISTRICT 23: Milford
Granville C. Fiske, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Meridian (Watertown, 1797)
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
DISTRICT 24: Marlborough
G. Otis Adams, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park
John F. Carver, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1871)
- Prospect (Roslindale, 1890)
DISTRICT 26: Quincy
Gardner R. P. Barker, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Delta (Braintree, 1868)
- Wollaston (Wollaston, 1899)
DISTRICT 27: Plymouth
Darius W. Gilbert, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Konohassett (Cohasset, 1864)
- Phoenix (Hanover, 1873)
- Satuit (Scituate, 1875)
DISTRICT 28: Taunton
Herbert A. Morton, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Bristol (North Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- St. Alban's (Wrentham, 1818)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Ezekiel Bates (Attleboro, 1870)
- Charles H. Titus (Taunton, 1872)
DISTRICT 29: Brockton
Myron L. Keith, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Paul Revere (North Bridgewater, 1856)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- Paul Dean (North Easton, 1867)
- Puritan (Whitman, 1869)
- St. George (Brockton, 1877)
- Satucket (East Bridgewater, 1881)
DISTRICT 30: Fall River
George B. Luther, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges + 2 U.D.
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- George H. Taber (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
- (unknown page); Abraham H. Howland Jr. (New Bedford, U.D.)
- Massasoit (Fall River, U.D.)
DISTRICT 31: Nantucket
John C. Makepeace, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Middleboro, 1823)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
DISTRICT 32: Provincetown
Henry B. Hart, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- Mariners' (Cotuit, 1871)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
DISTRICT 33: Springfield
Dan J. Kimpton, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Belcher (Chicopee, 1870)
- Newton (Wilbraham, 1870)
- Brigham (Ludlow, 1891)
- Esoteric (Springfield, 1909)
- Indian Orchard (Springfield, 1911)
David Urquhart, District Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
Stacy C. Ransom, District Grand Master; 3 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)
- Shanghai (Shanghai, China, 1903)
- Sinim (Shanghai, China, 1903)
- International (Peking, China, U.D.)
CANAL ZONE DISTRICT
2 Lodges + 1 U.D.