Difference between revisions of "MassachusettsYear1916"

From MasonicGenealogy
Jump to: navigation, search
(DISTRICT 30: Fall River)
(CANAL ZONE DISTRICT)
Line 837: Line 837:
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CanalZone Canal Zone] (Ancon, Canal Zone, 1913)
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=CanalZone Canal Zone] (Ancon, Canal Zone, 1913)
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Army Army] (Empire, Canal Zone, 1915)
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Army Army] (Empire, Canal Zone, 1915)
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Isthmus Isthmus] (Paraiso, Canal Zone, U.D.)
+
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Isthmian2 Isthmian] (Paraiso, Canal Zone, U.D.)
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Darien Darien] (Balboa, Canal Zone, U.D.)
 
* [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Darien Darien] (Balboa, Canal Zone, U.D.)
  

Revision as of 13:54, 7 October 2010

1915

MMJohnson1916.jpg

MELVIN MAYNARD JOHNSON, Grand Master

A portrait of the Grand Master appears in the Frontispiece and above.

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/08: 1916-1;
  • 06/14: 1916-155;
  • 09/13: 1916-293;
  • 12/13: 1916-560; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

  • 1916-10: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1916-20: Jurisdictional appeal from Joseph Warren against Palestine Lodge; it was recommended that the appeal be dismissed.
  • 1916-63ff: Report on appeal by members of Joseph Webb Lodge on rulings by the Worshipful Master.

1760Diploma1916.jpg
Diploma of a Brother issued at Louisbourg, May 1760

  • 1916-24ff: An ancient diploma of a Brother made a Master Mason at Louisbourg in 1760 was presented . An extended biography and historical sketch follows.
  • 1916-29: Biography of Past Grand Master Jeremy Gridley, in Grand Master's Address.
  • 1916-36: Portrait of Past Grand Master Joseph Jenkins; received from Columbian Lodge on 03/02, in Grand Master's Address.
  • 1916-46ff: Act of Incorporation Surrender and response by Charles W. Moore, in Grand Master's Address.
  • 1916-52ff: Extracts from Chile District Grand Lodge, in Grand Master's Address.
  • 1916-58: Legislation passed concerning the Grand Lodge, in Grand Master's Address.
    • 1916-76: Vote to endorse these acts.
  • 1916-76: Report on the Charles E. Bolles Fund; monies to be invested by the Masonic Education and Charity Trust.
  • 1916-76ff: Presentation of the Franklin Constitutions and Beteilhe Manuscript by Past Grand Master Gallagher to the Grand Lodge.
  • 1916-82: Report on additional accomodations at the Masonic Home.

06/14 Agenda

  • 1916-162: Grand Master's remarks on Flag Day.
  • 1916-163: Reception of Very Wor. Canon F.V. Foakes-Jackson, Past Grand Chaplain of the United Grand Lodge of England.
    • 1916-273; Presentation of a Henry Price Medal.
  • 1916-163: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1916-169: Lafayette Relics presented by Most Wor. Edward W. Wellington, Past Grand Master of Kansas.
    • 1916-273: Thanks voted for these gifts.
  • 1916-260: Recognition of the Grand Lodge of Queensland.
  • 1916-265: Gift of Councils to the Rainy Day Fund.
  • 1916-266: Memorabilia of John Paul Jones; presented by Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher. Pictures of Miniature Painting of Jones facing Page 1916-266, and a Seal Impression facing Page 1916-267.
  • 1916-270: Presentation of a portrait of Past Grand Master John Cutler. Remarks by Past Grand Master Gallagher.
  • 1916-272: Resolution on the Henry Price Medal.
  • 1916-272: Thanks voted to the Grand Master for the course of lectures, and to the lecturers.

09/13 Agenda

  • 1916-302: Reception of Most Ex. George E. Corson, General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Royal Arch Chapter; presentation of a Henry Price Medal.
  • 1916-303: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1916-545: Presentation of a gift from the Grand Lodge of California.
  • 1916-547: Presentation of the history of a New Hampshire Lodge history.
  • 1916-547: Authorization for Grand Lodge to sell real estate conveyed to it as part of a bequest.

12/13 Agenda

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 06/14: 1916-256; Report on District Deputy Grand Chaplains proposal; recommendation for the addition of a District Deputy Grand Chaplain to the District Deputy Grand Master's suite. Material on Page 1916-258 to be added to the ritual for official visitations of Deputies, but it was voted that the proposition be tabled until the next Quarterly Communication.
    • 09/13: 1916-533; The proposed amendment was not approved by the District Deputy Grand Masters, and the resolution was not adopted.
  • 09/13: 1916-548: Proposed Amendment to Part 3, Article 2, Section 1, regarding the issuance of Dispensations for new Lodges.
    • 12/13: 1916-678; More time granted.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/08: 1916-15; Necrology; chain letters; irregularly made Masons; lecture series; jurisdictional appeals; ancient diploma; Gridley; Jenkins portrait; Act of Incorporation Surrender and response (1834); District Grand Masters for China and Chile; new Legislative Acts.
  • 09/13: 1916-304; Necrology; Masonic Burial.
  • 12/13: 1916-573; Necrology; Precedence of Grand Master; numbering of Lodges; recommendation that Grand Lodge consider reprinting addresses from the Proceedings; itinerant applications for charity; Past Master's Diplomas; cipher rituals; plural membership; visits; dispensations to hold degrees at the Masonic Home; membership (72,499 Masons as of 08/31/1916; 3,327 initiates); Report of the Board of Directors; Charity; Wils of George B. Keach, Lucinda P. Dudley, Conclusion.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 03/08: 1916-15; Death of Rt. Wor. Benjamin J. Warton, Past District Deputy Grand Master and a member of the Board of Masonic Relief; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 03/08: 1916-16; Death of Rt. Wor. Henry C. Skinner, Past District Deputy Grand Master and a former State Representative; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/14: 1916-165; Death of Rt. Wor. John G. Tinkham, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/14: 1916-166; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles A. Estey, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/14: 1916-16; Death of Rt. Wor. James T. Sherman, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/13: 1916-304; Death of Rt. Wor. William Parsons, III, District Deputy Grand Master for the 9th Masonic District; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/13: 1916-573; Death of Rt. Wor. George Holbrook Rhodes, Past Junior Grand Warden and Grand Marshal; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
    • 12/13: 1916-686ff; Memorial, presented by Rt. Wor. William H. Emerson, for the committee. A portrait of Brother Rhodes appears opposite Page 1916-686.
  • 12/13: 1916-573; Death of Rt. Wor. William H. H. Soule, Past Junior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
    • 12/13: 1916-681ff; Memorial, presented by Rt. Wor. Charles S. Robertson, for the committee. A portrait of Brother Soule appears opposite Page 1916-682.
  • 12/13: 1916-573; Death of Rt. Wor. Edward B. Maglathin, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.

Petitions for Charters

  • 03/08: 1916-62; Army U.D., Empire, Canal Zone; granted.

Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges

  • (unknown page); Isthmus, Paraiso, Canal Zone.
  • (unknown page); Darien, Balboa, Canal Zone.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

GridleyMonument1916.jpg
Monument to Past Grand Master Gridley, at Granary Burying Ground

  • 05/11: 1916-84; Boston. Dedication of Monument to Past Grand Master Jeremy Gridley.
    • 1916-86: List of Guests of the Grand Lodge, including representatives of Government.
    • 1916-88: Opening of Grand Lodge; procession to the Granary Burying Ground, with order listed.
    • 1916-89: Order of Ceremonies.
    • 1916-90: Address by the Grand Master and Scripture Reading.
    • 1916-92ff: Dedication Exercises. The inscription appears on Page 1916-96; a picture of the monument appears opposite.
    • 1916-97: Contents of a copper box placed under the monument.
    • 1916-97: Biography of Grand Master Gridley. An obituary, likely written by James Otis, appears opposite Page 1916-118.
  • 05/17: 1916-125; Jamaica Plain. 50th Anniversary of Eliot Lodge.
    • 1916-126: Grand Lodge opened, and received by the Master of Eliot Lodge.
    • 1916-126: The Fellow Craft degree worked in full form, with the rendering of some of the Masonic music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    • 1916-126: Historical address by Rt. Wor. John A. McKim.
    • 1916-126: Address by the Grand Master and Wor. Fred Seaver, the Senior Past Master of the Lodge.
    • 1916-127: Address by Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher, on John Eliot, Apostle to the Indians.
    • 1916-138: Previous portions of the celebrations:
      • 05/14, religious service at First Congregational Church;
      • 05/15, Dinner, entertainment and dance for members of the Lodge and their ladies, held at the Roxbury Masonic Temple, with addresses by various Brothers.
  • 05/20: 1916-140; Empire, Canal Zone. Deputy Grand Lodge to constitute Army Lodge.
    • 1916-140: Commission to Wor. John B. Fields as Acting Deputy Grand Master and response.
    • 1916-142: Exercises of Constitution. Opening of Deputy Grand Lodge; reading of Charter.
    • 1916-143: Installation of officers. Reading of the Paul Revere Charge.
    • 1916-143: Address by Wor. Fields and by Wor. Herbert A. White.
    • 1916-144: Charter members of the Lodge.
  • 05/23: 1916-140; New Bedford. Constitution of Abraham H. Howland Jr. Lodge.
    • 1916-147: Opening of Grand Lodge; reception by Master and Wardens designate of the new Lodge.
    • 1916-147: Constitution ceremonies "in due and ancient form and ceremonial."
    • 1916-148: Installation of officers. Addresses by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1916-149: Charter members of the Lodge.
  • 05/27: 1916-150; North Attleboro. Laying of the corner-stone of a Post Office.
    • 1916-151: Grand Lodge opened in Red Men's Hall; procession to building site with the escort of York Rite bodies and Bristol Lodge.
    • 1916-151: Corner-stone laying ceremony. Contents of corner-stone box.
    • 1916-153: Abbreviated remarks by the Grand Master ("because a light shower . . . fell as he began to speak.")
    • 1916-154: Banquet by Bristol Lodge for the Grand Master; addresses by the Grand Master and Grand Secretary.
  • 06/24: 1916-275; Salem. Dedication of the Masonic Hall. A picture of the lodge hall appears opposite Page 1916-275.
    • 1916-276: Grand Lodge opened. Welcome by the Brethren of Essex and Starr King Lodge.
    • 1916-276: Apartments "dedicated to the uses of Masonry in full and ancient form and ceremony."
    • 1916-276: Presentation of a formal stand of colors to the Building Association by Rt. Wor. John M. Raymond.
    • 1916-277: Remarks by the Grand Master on the flag.
    • 1916-277: Banquet at the Temple.
  • 07/17: 1916-279; 150th Anniversary of St. John's (Newburyport).
    • 1916-280: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Master of the Lodge.
    • 1916-280: Procession to Old South Church for commemorative exercises. An "eloquent and appropriate" address by Grand Master Johnson, and a historical address by Wor. Horace I. Bartlett.
    • 1916-281: (on 07/16) Services at Old South Church; sermon by Bro. and Rt. Wor. William H. Rider.
    • 1916-281: Banquet at City Hall. Addresses by Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1916-281: (on 07/18) Banquet at City Hall for Brothers and their ladies.
  • 08/12: 1916-282; Deputy Grand Lodge at Norwood. Laying of the corner-stone of the Masonic Temple. Rt. Wor. Frederick Hamilton, Deputy Grand Master, officiating.
    • 1916-282: Commission to Rt. Wor. Frederick Hamilton.
    • 1916-284: Opening of Grand Lodge; procession to building site. Corner-stone ceremony and contents of box.
    • 1916-285: Address by Bro. Ralph Emerson Bullard of Orient Lodge.
    • 1916-292: Banquet with Orient Lodge; addresses by various Brothers.
  • 09/27: 1916-550; Fall River. Constitution of Massasoit Lodge.
    • 1916-551: Opening of Grand Lodge; reception by Master and Wardens designate of the new Lodge.
    • 1916-551: Constitution ceremonies "in full and ancient form."
    • 1916-551: Installation of officers. Addresses by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1916-552: Charter members of the Lodge and organization for 1916.
  • 10/03: 1916-553; Methuen. Dedication of the Masonic Hall. A picture of the lodge hall appears opposite Page 1916-553.
    • 1916-554: Grand Lodge opened. Welcome by the Brethren of Essex and John Hancock Lodge.
    • 1916-554: Apartments "dedicated in accordance with the ancient forms and ceremonies prescribed for the public dedication of Masonic Apartments." The donor of the building, Mr. Edward Searles, was present; the gift was a memorial to his father, Bro. Jesse Gould Searles. "It is one of the most attractive buildings in Methuen, occupying a very conspicuous place in the center of the town. The building is supplied with all the requisites . . . in addition to a beautiful Lodge-room . . . there are banquet hall, billiard room, reading room, committee rooms, bowling alley and baths."
    • 1916-556: A "bountiful dinner" served at the MErrimack Valley Country Club; remarks by Grand Maser and other Brothers.
  • 10/03: 1916-557; Haverhill. Dedication of the Masonic Hall.
    • 1916-558: Grand Lodge opened. Welcome by the Brethren of the two Lodges.
    • 1916-558: Apartments "dedicated in due and ancient form with full ceremonial." Eloquent address by the Grand Master, who presented Henry Price medals on four Brothers with fifty or more years of Masonic membership.
    • 1916-559: "The Grand Lodge were hospitably entertained at dinner previous to the ceremony by Rt. Wor. Benjamin B. Gilman at his home."
  • 12/19: 1916-692; Roxbury. Constitution of Euclid Lodge.
    • 1916-693: Opening of Grand Lodge; reception by Master and Wardens designate of the new Lodge in Doric Hall.
    • 1916-693: Constitution ceremonies "in full form and in accordance with the ancient customs of the Craft. Installation of officers.
    • 1916-694: Address by the Grand Master (reproduced in full.)
    • 1916-699: Banquet and concert; program reproduced.
    • 1916-701: Organization for 1916; list of charter members.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1916)

A portrait of John Marshall, Past Grand Master of Virginia, appeared on the menu for the feast

  • 1916-703: Opening and roll call.
  • 1916-706: Ruling on an appeal of release of jurisdiction.
  • 1916-707: Further visits of the Grand Master:
  • 1916-708: Standard rituals for District Grand Masters to be furnished.
  • 1916-709: Petition from the Grand Lodge of Panama for recognition, with correspondence; referred.
  • 1916-714: Presentation of a Henry Price Medal to Wor. and Rev. Edward A. Horton, senior Grand Chaplain; his response.
  • 1916-720: Installation of Leon M. Abbott as Grand Master; brief address by the outgoing Grand Master. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1916-727: Address by Bro. Samuel W. McCall, Governor of Massachusetts.
  • 1916-729: Report of Grand Secretary: 3,904 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1916.
  • 1916-731: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1916, as well as the past 2 years. A list of three Masons irregularly made.
  • 1916-732: Presentation to the retiring Grand Master; addressed by Rt. Wor. Frank Vogel, Past Deputy Grand Master. Response.
  • 1916-737: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
    • 1916-738: The Grand Master.
    • 1916-746: Rt. Wor. John Lloyd Thomas, Past District Deputy Grand Master from New York.
    • 1916-758: Rev. Bro. Arthur J. Derbyshire.
    • 1916-766: Wor. Griffith B. Jones of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • 1916-773: Bro. John L. Bates, former Governor of Massachusetts.

FREEMASONRY IN AMERICA PRIOR TO 1750

This document is included in its entirety in the 1916 Proceedings beginning on Page 1916-308. It was also printed as a separate book. It is a summary of all recorded information about early Freemasonry, and is a further defense of the precedence of Massachusetts Grand Lodge as the "first among her equals of the Western Hemisphere."

LECTURE SERIES

This lecture series was originally presented in March and April of 1916 for the benefit of Massachusetts Masons, and was described at the 1915 Feast of St. John.

  • 1916-783: The Data of Masonic Jurisprudence, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound
  • 1916-805: The Landmarks, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound
  • 1916-826: Masonic Common Law: Usage, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound
  • 1916-850: Masonic Common Law: Decisions, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound
  • 1916-872A: Masonic Law-Making, by Rt. Wor. Roscoe Pound
  • 1916-873: The Ancient Mysteries, by Wor. Rev. R. Perry Bush

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1916

There were 33 districts in Massachusetts in 1916, as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Howard M. North, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-v

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Robert G. Wilson, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-vi

DISTRICT 3: East Boston

William George Bowles, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-vii

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

Frank T. Taylor, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-viii

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

Horace A. Carter, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-ix

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

Paul S. Burns, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-x

DISTRICT 7: Malden

Charles B. Burleigh, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xi

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

George B. Farrington, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xii

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

William Emerson Parsons, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xiii

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Benjamin B. Gilman, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xiv

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Fred S. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xv

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Benjamin W. Clements, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xvi

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

Herman D. Horton, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xvii

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

G. Harry Kaulback, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xviii

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Eugene B. Bowen, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xix

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

Jay P. Barnes, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xx

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

James B. Paige, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxi

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

George W. Gordon, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxii

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

John H. Schoonmaker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxiii

DISTRICT 20: Southbridge

Arthur F. Butterworth, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxiv

DISTRICT 21: Worcester

Charles W. Delano, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxv

DISTRICT 22: Blackstone

Artie M. Meader, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxvi

DISTRICT 23: Milford

Wilbur A. Wood, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxvii

DISTRICT 24: Marlborough

G. Otis Adams, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxviii

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

John F. Carver, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxix

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Charles G. Jordan, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxx

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Charles W. Peare, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxi

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

Herbert A. Morton, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxii

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Myron L. Keith, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Tabular: 1916-xxxiii

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

George B. Luther, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxiv

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

William A. Andrew, District Deputy Grand Master'; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxv

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

Everett I. Nye, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxvi

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Herbert C. Hill, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxvii

CHILE DISTRICT

David Urquhart, District Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxviii

CHINA DISTRICT

Stacy C. Ransom, District Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: 1916-xxxviii

CANAL ZONE DISTRICT

3 Lodges + 2 U.D. Tabular: 1916-xxxviii


Previous (1915)
Next (1917)
'Years