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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1869 1869]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMDame Dame]; Constitution of Lodge and installation)
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1869 1869]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMDame Dame]; Constitution of Lodge and installation)
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1872 1872]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson Nickerson]; Hall dedication; Special Communication)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1872 1872]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson Nickerson]; Hall dedication; Special Communication; see below)
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1880 1880]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMWelch Welch])
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1880 1880]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMWelch Welch])
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1882 1882]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMLawrence Lawrence])
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1882 1882]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMLawrence Lawrence])
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1883 1883]''' (Petition to define jurisdiction; 1883-262, 1883-271)
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1883 1883]''' (Petition to define jurisdiction; 1883-262, 1883-271)
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1916 1916]''' (Jurisdictional appeal, 1916-20)
 
* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear1916 1916]''' (Jurisdictional appeal, 1916-20)
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=== EVENTS ===
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==== HALL DEDICATION, JUNE 1872 ====
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''From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XXXI, No. 9, July 1872, Page 267:''
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Palestine Lodge of Everett, though ranking among the youngest in the jurisdiction, and located in one of the latest organized towns in the Commonwealth, and consequently with a comparatively limited population, has nobly manifested its energy and enterprise in providing for its future accommodation, one of the prettiest masonic halls in the immediate vicinity of the city. All the preliminary arrangements having been completed, it was appropriately dedicated to the purposes of Masonry (and we hope to none others) by the M. W. Grand Lodge on the evening of the 11th of June last. The ceremonies were performed by M. W. Grand Master [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMNickerson Nickerson] in person, with the assistance of the following Grand Officers: —
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* R. W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMEverett Percival L. Everett], Deputy Grand Master.
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* R. W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GSCWMoore Charles W. Moore], as Senior Grand Warden.
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* R. W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLTCheever Tracy P. Cheever], Junior Grand Warden.
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* R. W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMLewis Winslow Lewis], as Grand Treasurer.
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* R. W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLCTitus Charles H. Titus], as Grand Chaplain.
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* W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWChessman William H. Chessman], Grand Marshal.
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* W. Andrew G. Smith, as Senior Grand Deacon.
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* W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLWMarvin William T. R. Marvin], as Junior Grand Deacon.
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* W. John M. Rodocanachi, as Senior Grand Steward.
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* W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MAGLELothrop Eben W. Lothrop], as Junior Grand Steward.
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* Br. Frederick A. Pierce, Grand Tyler.
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At the conclusion of the ceremonies of Dedication, the Grand Master addressed the assembly, consisting of about one hundred and fifty, including the ladies and invited guests, on the history and objects of the fraternity. The address was well adapted to the occasion, and was listened to with attention by the hearers.
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At the conclusion of the address, and the singing of (he closing hymn, a rich and beautiful banner was borne into the hall by a young lad, accompanied by Miss Nellie T. Corey, a pupil of the High School, attended by a young lady friend.  On reaching the East, Miss Corey stepped forward, and in a fine tone of voice and almost faultless accent presented the banner to the "W. Master in the following address:
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''Worshipful Master:''<br>
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As a Mason's daughter, permit me in behalf of the many wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of the members of the masonic fraternity of this town to extend to you and the officers and members of Palestine Lodge, our kind thanks for the privilege we enjoy this evening in being present with you — and we trust by our presence to assure you that you may expect encouragement from us in behalf of the Masonic cause, founded on the broad principles of Truth and Christianity — and it gives me great pleasure in being intrusted with an important mission to you at this time, and to request that you will accept this banner, fraught with the kindest wishes, and bearing the emblematic, unbroken symbol of Faith, Hope and Charity. May your Faith be upheld by that blessed Hope which shall illumine your path through life, to enable you to cherish and cultivate that noblest of christian duties, Charity; and as years roll on, and your successors become guardians of this our gift, may the motto here emblazoned never fail to remind them of the necessity of upholding their Faith in God, Hope in immortality, and Chanty to all mankind. Allow me to express. the hope that every member of Palestine Lodge will so live, that the world may be assured of the goodness of Masonry, that its laws are reason and equity, its principles benevolence and love, and its religion purity and truth. Its intention is peace on earth and its disposition good will towards men.<br>
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Let us all so live that when cut down by the all devouring scythe of time, we may be gathered into that Celestial Lodge above where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.
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The banner was received by the "W. Master of the Lodge, Bro. Geo. W. Pierce, in the following neat and felicitous address.
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''Miss Corey:''<br>
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It is with feelings of sincere pleasure, that I receive from your hands this beautiful gift. Let me assure you and the donors of this elegant banner, that the members of Palestine Lodge fully appreciate their kindness.<br>
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Not for its intrinsic value alone do we prize the gift, but as expressing the good will and sympathy which our lady friends have toward us and our institution.<br>
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With the three leading principles Faith, Hope and Charity, as our guide, and governed by the Tenets of our profession, we shall " so walk in our several stations before God and man, "as never to give you cause to regret your kindness, or so conduct as to lose your good opinion of the institution. Again let me thank the Ladies of this town for their kindness, and assure them that it will ever be remembered as one of those bright spots that illumine man's path.<br>
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The company then proceeded to the lower hall where a collation was partaken of, and brief congratulatory speeches made by Grand Master Nickerson, Rev. Charles H. Titus, Dr. Winslow Lewis, C. W. Moore, Tracy P. Cheever, and others. The Grand Lodge then retired, leaving the Brethren and their ladies to the further enjoyment of the occasion by themselves.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:15, 9 August 2013

PALESTINE LODGE

Location: North Malden; Everett (1883)

Chartered By: William Sewall Gardner

Charter Date: 12/08/1869 VII-407

Precedence Date: 12/08/1868

Current Status: Active


PAST MASTERS

  • George W. Pierce, 1869-1872
  • Charles D. Stearns, 1873, 1874
  • Charles F. Atwood, 1875, 1876
  • Philip Ham, 1877, 1878
  • Columbus Corey, 1879, 1880; Mem
  • Nathan Nichols, 1881, 1882
  • John S. Nichols, 1883, 1884
  • James A. Wallace, 1885, 1886
  • Francis E. Dyer, 1887, 1888
  • George E. Whittemore, 1889, 1890
  • Thornton A. Smith, 1891, 1892
  • Thomas Milligan, 1893, 1894
  • Henry A. Knight, 1895, 1896
  • Charles Bruce, 1897, 1898
  • Edwin B. Noyes, 1899, 1900
  • Edwin M. Hall, 1901, 1902
  • Frederick B. Silsby, 1903, 1904
  • Gustavus A. Judd, 1905, 1906
  • Charles L. Purinton, 1907; SN
  • Edwin C. Beers, 1908, 1909
  • Fred A. Robertson, 1910, 1911
  • Charles O. Howe, 1912, 1913
  • Fred M. Burden, 1914, 1915
  • John R. Dexter, 1916, 1917
  • Philip E. Ham, 1918
  • Charles Holton, 1919, 1920
  • Fred Hobbs, 1921
  • George A. F. Perry, 1922
  • Willard P. Lombard, 1923; N
  • James F. Williams, 1924
  • Joseph E. Maxcy, 1925
  • Herman F. Wood, 1926
  • John A. Corliss, 1927; SN
  • George Harvey, 1928
  • Preston D. Chambers, 1929; N
  • James H. Shillady, 1930
  • Charles R. Chapman, 1931
  • Charles R. Flagg, 1932
  • Percy R. W. Davis, 1933
  • Ernest W. West, 1934
  • Mortimer W. Schroeder, 1935
  • Wallace E. Chase, 1936, 1937
  • James Love, 1938
  • John M. MacKenzie, 1939
  • Kenneth G. Swindell, 1940; N
  • Elmer R. Pickering, 1941
  • Edward H. Mack, 1942
  • Richard L. Lounsbury, 1943
  • George M. Poor, 1944
  • Cecil Thomson, 1945
  • Carrol C. Cate, 1946
  • G. Lawrence Sjostedt, 1947
  • Harold M. Wetherbee, 1948
  • Willard B. Whittemore, 1949
  • John G. Barnhardt, 1950
  • Edmund W. Patterson, 1951
  • George E. M. Perham, 1952
  • Stanley L. Whittemore, 1953
  • Goerge S. Kenison, 1954
  • Arnold H. Wetherbee, 1955
  • Henri B. Turner, 1956
  • Kenneth M. Webber, 1957
  • James M. Love, 1958
  • Hollis E. Elwell, 1959
  • Philip E. Coyle, Jr., 1960; N
  • Samuel C. Jacobus, 1961
  • Donald F. Leonard, 1962
  • David J. McBride, 1963
  • John K. Olsen, 1964
  • Charles E. Wilderman, Sr., 1965
  • Robert A. Grout, 1966
  • Charles S. Hopkins, 1967
  • George W. Betts, Jr., 1968
  • Joseph F. Dresser, 1969
  • George D. Baldwin, 1970
  • Donald L. King, 1971
  • John N. Olsen, 1972
  • James R. Griffith, 1973
  • Jesse C. Blackmon, Jr., 1974
  • William J. Strong, 1975
  • David D. Frizzell, 1976
  • Donald F. Libby, 1977
  • David L. Westerman, 1978
  • Orlando R. Goodwin, 1979; SN
  • Thomas A. Joyce, 1980
  • Thomas M. Frederick, 1981
  • Charles R. Swan, 1982, 1987
  • Loren A. Frizzell, 1983
  • Walter M. Russ, 1984
  • Robert J. Garbarino, 1985, 1986
  • John R. Gear, 1988
  • Joseph P. Westerman, 1989, 2001, 2002
  • Robert B. Reed, 1990, 2003, 2004
  • William R. Frederick, Jr., 1991, 1992
  • Joseph C. DelFavero, 1993, 1994, 2008, 2009
  • Gerald C. Guerriero, 1995
  • Douglas G. Varney, 1996
  • J. Gregory Russ, 1997, 1998
  • David I. Westerman, 1999, 2000
  • Kevin B. McNeely, 2005-2007
  • William J. Boulay, 2010-2012

REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS

  • Petition for Dispensation: 1868
  • Petition for Charter: 1869

ANNIVERSARIES

  • 1918 (50th Anniversary)
  • 1943 (75th Anniversary)
  • 1968 (Centenary)
  • 1994 (125th Anniversary)

VISITS BY GRAND MASTER

BY-LAW CHANGES

1872 1875 1876 1881 1889 1897 1904 1906 1908 1919 1935 1938 1939 1950 1960 1961 1964 1974 1980 1989 1990

HISTORY

OTHER

  • 1883 (Petition to define jurisdiction; 1883-262, 1883-271)
  • 1916 (Jurisdictional appeal, 1916-20)

EVENTS

HALL DEDICATION, JUNE 1872

From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XXXI, No. 9, July 1872, Page 267:

Palestine Lodge of Everett, though ranking among the youngest in the jurisdiction, and located in one of the latest organized towns in the Commonwealth, and consequently with a comparatively limited population, has nobly manifested its energy and enterprise in providing for its future accommodation, one of the prettiest masonic halls in the immediate vicinity of the city. All the preliminary arrangements having been completed, it was appropriately dedicated to the purposes of Masonry (and we hope to none others) by the M. W. Grand Lodge on the evening of the 11th of June last. The ceremonies were performed by M. W. Grand Master Nickerson in person, with the assistance of the following Grand Officers: —

At the conclusion of the ceremonies of Dedication, the Grand Master addressed the assembly, consisting of about one hundred and fifty, including the ladies and invited guests, on the history and objects of the fraternity. The address was well adapted to the occasion, and was listened to with attention by the hearers.

At the conclusion of the address, and the singing of (he closing hymn, a rich and beautiful banner was borne into the hall by a young lad, accompanied by Miss Nellie T. Corey, a pupil of the High School, attended by a young lady friend. On reaching the East, Miss Corey stepped forward, and in a fine tone of voice and almost faultless accent presented the banner to the "W. Master in the following address:

Worshipful Master:

As a Mason's daughter, permit me in behalf of the many wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of the members of the masonic fraternity of this town to extend to you and the officers and members of Palestine Lodge, our kind thanks for the privilege we enjoy this evening in being present with you — and we trust by our presence to assure you that you may expect encouragement from us in behalf of the Masonic cause, founded on the broad principles of Truth and Christianity — and it gives me great pleasure in being intrusted with an important mission to you at this time, and to request that you will accept this banner, fraught with the kindest wishes, and bearing the emblematic, unbroken symbol of Faith, Hope and Charity. May your Faith be upheld by that blessed Hope which shall illumine your path through life, to enable you to cherish and cultivate that noblest of christian duties, Charity; and as years roll on, and your successors become guardians of this our gift, may the motto here emblazoned never fail to remind them of the necessity of upholding their Faith in God, Hope in immortality, and Chanty to all mankind. Allow me to express. the hope that every member of Palestine Lodge will so live, that the world may be assured of the goodness of Masonry, that its laws are reason and equity, its principles benevolence and love, and its religion purity and truth. Its intention is peace on earth and its disposition good will towards men.

Let us all so live that when cut down by the all devouring scythe of time, we may be gathered into that Celestial Lodge above where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.

The banner was received by the "W. Master of the Lodge, Bro. Geo. W. Pierce, in the following neat and felicitous address.

Miss Corey:

It is with feelings of sincere pleasure, that I receive from your hands this beautiful gift. Let me assure you and the donors of this elegant banner, that the members of Palestine Lodge fully appreciate their kindness.

Not for its intrinsic value alone do we prize the gift, but as expressing the good will and sympathy which our lady friends have toward us and our institution.

With the three leading principles Faith, Hope and Charity, as our guide, and governed by the Tenets of our profession, we shall " so walk in our several stations before God and man, "as never to give you cause to regret your kindness, or so conduct as to lose your good opinion of the institution. Again let me thank the Ladies of this town for their kindness, and assure them that it will ever be remembered as one of those bright spots that illumine man's path.

The company then proceeded to the lower hall where a collation was partaken of, and brief congratulatory speeches made by Grand Master Nickerson, Rev. Charles H. Titus, Dr. Winslow Lewis, C. W. Moore, Tracy P. Cheever, and others. The Grand Lodge then retired, leaving the Brethren and their ladies to the further enjoyment of the occasion by themselves.


GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

DISTRICTS

1868: District 2 (Charlestown)

1883: District 7 (Lynn)

1911: District 7 (Malden)

1927: District 7 (Melrose)

2003: District 4


LINKS

Massachusetts Lodges