TRANQUIL LODGE (MAINE)
Chartered By: Francis J. Oliver
Charter Date: 12/09/1818 III-167
Precedence Date: 12/09/1818
Current Status: Under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Maine as Tranquil #29.
- Oliver Pollard, 1818-1820
REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS
- Petition for Charter: 1818
NOTE ON CENTENARY, DECEMBER 1918
From New England Craftsman, Vol. XIV, No. 3, December 1918, Page 97:
Tranquil Lodge 29, Free and Accepted Masons, of Auburn, Me., celebrated its 100th anniversary Monday evening, Dec. 9 by exercises held at the Elm street Uni-versalist church. An attractive program was arranged, including addresses by Judge George C. Wing of Auburn, the oldest living past master of the lodge; Grand Master Silas B. Adams of Portland and Past Grand Master Ashley A. Smith of Bangor, a former member of the lodge. Music by Hobbs' Band and by the Pilgrim Quartet of Boston.
The actual history of Tranquil Lodge began in March, 1818, when a number of men met at the home of Oliver Pollard in what was then Minot, Cumberland County, Mass., but is now North Auburn, Androscoggin County, Me., and took the necessary steps to form a Masonic lodge.
They petitioned the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for a charter, which was granted under date of March 11, 1819. The lodge was incorporated as a charitable institution in 1824 and continued to flourish until 1829, when the Morgan excitement caused it to languish, as did many others. The original charter was destroyed by fire on Aug. 17, 1843.
1820 and after: Grand Lodge of Maine.