Page 1


MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS ANDALUBD ORDERS AND DEGREES


By the Same Author: LAFAYETTE, GTlZEN A.ND MASON OF

Two

COUNTRIES

THE HISTORY OF -ORGANIZED MASONIC ROSICRUCIANISM

NEGRO MAsONRY IN THE UNITED STATES

THE EASTERN STAR: THE EVOLUTION FROM A RITE TO AN ORDER

THE HISTORY OF KNIGHT TEMPLARY IN NEW

THUMB-NAIL SKETCHES OF 1vfEDIEVALKNIGHTl-IOODS

FACTS FOR FREEMASONS


on ~allIZaTI01l8 Ordcrs and DegreEs . . . . . . .

HAROLD V.B. VOORHIS, B.F., F.P.S. Past Priest, Past Thrice Illustrious Master) Past E t l 1 i n e n t , Grand Historian of Grand and Grand Comrnandery, and Past Grand Master the Grand Counc.il of New Jersey, Member of the Cornnlittee on A. A. S. R., (Northern Juris.) """'.......... F"" ...........

PRESS

fIBNl?)' EAJi\fERSON 1 9 S 2


Copyright, 1952

by HAROLD

V. B.

VOORHIS

Red Bank, N.

J.

Printed i11 the United SttJ,tes

IV

America


F

EW 0 R

~"'~ is frequently referred to as a Fraternity and also as an Order. It is a Fraternity too, it must be an 路Order for it is a body whose character is known, its practices obsenrable, its rules fixed, its pur.. poses its and it has the protection of free governments wherein it exists. members knO\V that even its mysteries would be honored if publicly No one is received into its circle unless Freeborn and of good reputation. Its purpose is to all-to love God, serve the and do to all. Its is proved by its excellent services renders i"fhese things make it an can be called an a f\1lI .....

.. f"Tl"

are

an their of its ..-....

"'>'"1.

books have been \vritten on innumerable 1fasonic subjects. have a fore\vord and/or a preface; and n1any of them also have purport to or to excuse for t11is volume it the :first book .....!'. r-ru"'fl'""''''''it:l''''''ffr of the of ,i\{,lsonic

States.

of all

We httve noted, \,~it11 amusement, in more than one 1\fasonic book, a sentence that 路(this \'vork has found favor among rna.ny readersu-surely an statement) to say the very least. OUf egotism ascends to no such

such a

reposes in our

our 11asonic titles on the to the fact that it is the TITLE and have titles the book.. .But 'rve might have gone further as have presided in .. than. thirty . bodies, but \\re thought those listed would be sufl'icient to give us SOIne authority in the premises. of

(",tolled the virtues of a vlhich he 路~ALPHA .AND

ago a .l\Jl~iSO,nlC

,4," ... , .... " ..

~1.,,1,,\..

This knave

the \'i"Qrk should

v

the

't'U"1"r"\ft'1h~t'#I:lool""l

~'X:ome ~f""I"'\1""'IJ"'\II"'*,,~ I


HThis is a ll1anual, compact, con1prehensive, cOlnpendious, useful, and among all books, whether they be more diffuse or less extensive conlpendiun1S, this is the one most often consulted, and the most readily unllerstood; and although it is sInall in size and brief in it is a sea containing in itself pearls of truth (gen1s of verities), a treas~ urer in\v hich are deposited sun1S of subtleties; and is replete \vith intrinsic symbolis111, difficult to penetrate, and in1possible to all the initia-

ted." The external facts connected vlith the history of our 1 fasonic organiza~ tions have been set do\vn elsewhere with considerable inaccuracy. This perennial method has become a habitual nuisance \vhich I hope, by this \vork, to have terminated. If true, I shall have etched a small clain1 to ~ifasonic fame 1

-historically. I leave you to determine the \vorth of my

VI


CONTENTS Grand Lodges in U. S. A.

1

General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons

3

General Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters

6

Grand Encampment of Knights Templar

0

..

0

..

..

..

0

••

8

0

Supreme Council, 33 , Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction . 0

..

0

0

0

11

0

Supreme Council, 33 , Ancient Accepted· Scottish Rite Northern Jurisdiction .. 0

20

0

The Royal Order of Scotland

0

The Red Cross of Constantine

0

0

0

0

0

29

•••••••

Supreme Grand Chapter of the Grand Cross of Constantine

0

••

0

••

Knight Grand Cross, Red Cross of Constantine

31 42 44

Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis 48 The York Cross of Honour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sovereign College of Allied Masonic and Christian Degrees for America. 53 The Allied l\fasonic Degrees for the U. S.. A. 57 The Grand College of Rites of the U. S. A. . Order of Knight Masons (of Ireland)

....

0

..

00

..

..

..

..

..

Holy Order of Knights Beneficent of the Holy City (C. B. C. S.) Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests The Phiialethes Society The Society of Blue Friars

66 0

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

69 71 72

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 74

Heroes of '76 National

62

64

The Order of the Bath of the United States of America. . . . . . . . . .

National Sojourners

60

77

0

of Masonic Clubs .

. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .

78

The Acacia Fraternity

80

Order of the Golden Key

81

84

Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine The Royal Order of Jesters

0

89

Mystic O.rder of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm

91

Tall Cedars of Lebanon of the United States of America

93

VII


CO,NTENTS (Continued) Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. 95

98

The Order of the Eastern Star Order of the Amaranth

101

The Social Order of the Beauceant of the World

104

Supreme Conclave True Kindred

"... .

108

The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem

.

110

Ancient Toltec Rite

113

Daughters of the Nile

114

Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America

11 7

Daughters of Mokanna

119

.

Order of the Golden Chain

120

Order of DeMolay .""

123

The Order of the Builders

124

Order of Jobfs Daughters

".....

.125

Order of Rainbow for Girls

127

Daughters of the Eastern Star

128

ApPENDIX

Order of Rameses and Daughters of Osiris Ancient Egyptian Order of Princesses of Sharemkhu

129

" .. "

'. 129

Thrice Illustrious 11asters Councils

130

S\vord of Bunker Hill

131

The Order of Desoms

1

Royal Ark Mariner Lodges

.

Mark 1faster Lodges

1

Miscellaneous Groups

1

Prince Hall Negro lvfasonic Lodges

137

Statistical Sun1mary 1949路1950

1 38

l\'fen1bership Statistics 1820-1950

.

VlIf


EFCE 1bis book is the first to put in one place the general statistics and information the various Masonic and allied organizations, in the States. Perfection is not claimed, but an has been made to dleck every statement in this

work. for such data have been received by the more frequent no~v since some of the little knOVln bodies become more active. There has been no single place \X/here anyone could secure about all the bodies in th,e Masonic System because the material is in hundreds of printed Proceedings and minutes and most of ~"hich is out of reach of all but a students of the Craft. number of even the Pro拢Jdl::.I,..,,~'f are rare and inaccessible. It is to meet this need unavailable that this book has been are

....

. .. rYC'

rlr\.f"''t''"I,.....IDJI'''f

has the

of ?vIasonic Grand which cannot b c \ v i t h o u t the and

'" "'"""' ........,,1.""''''-''101>

"'-~'LI路',.A""..AL,",'"

.. ,.V"'l.f't''''I ......

t-'l\'H~

r*"\'u'_.f"t",,,rY

from are continuations 1X


bodies. Some SUd1 Grand bodies use the date \vhen they beoune -others the Provincial date. Some date their being from the date of the Convention, others use the date of election of Grand and still others use the date of installation. For the most part the date of election of Grand Officers has been taken follo\ving the practice of Gould in his of Freclnasonry" (Charles Scribner's Sons, Ne\v Grand Lodges, and G'eneral Grand Chapter Proceedings for Grand , .......,, .. ~,,' . . "" . ,_,.. etc. i .."'rl;::.t.... r.",f"\'r'i,":>t:"'It-

Statistics, too, especially in the early years, are unreliable and reasonably correct. Conferences and comn1unications \vith various Secretaries have been used to establish the figures and for the most are as nearly official as such statistics can be, taking into consideration the haphazard method of keeping membership figures in the nineteenth The authenticity of this work is assured by ) the association of the author as a past or present officer in most of active bodies of Freemasonry in the United States; (2) an association \vith, and membership in, many of the 11asonic research groups in this and other countries; and <: 3) a personal acquaintance \vith In::lny of the foremost lYfasonic scholars of the Craft and a large correspondence \vithmany others. Our n10dicurn modesty" prohibits the listing of the multitude of men1berships in the Masonic bodies, but \\'e believe they are sufficiently ,vel! kno\vn to testify to our authority in the present field of endeavor. tf

To list the sources of this material and to the contributions of our colleagues in Masonic research \vould take nlore than a \vork of this size pern1its, especially vlhen one considers three 'lears of research and compilation and the \"vriting of more than 1000 I~tters v:ere necessary to obtain the infonnatian here included. thank all \vho have supplied us \vith inforn1ation of any directly or surreptitiously. To soften the hearts of those \vho n1ay recognize their \\rords or "Nork in the pages \vhich follo'v, "\ve le,lve the thought that their product is the n10st desirable \'XTe make a in ackno\vledging a debt to our printer, R." .\Yf." .Brother because of his superior kno\vledge of the art of typography his "'....,1, ..........,............ ship \vith the author along the paths of the Craft, has given us the assistance necessary to bring this \\fork into l

Finally, it is our purpose to nlake this \\"ork a Hcontribution" \Vrho really seek such inforD1ation. For that reasoo, it is neither a nor elaborate book but rather a handy reference ,vork for the nc\\'Iy !\{ason and research \vorker alike, \vithin the trreach" of I-IAROI.D

Red Bank, Ne\v Jersey June 6, 1952

x

V. B. \l()()Rr'HS


1\-iASOl\TICORG.l'11~TIZATIONS

AND .l1LLIED ORDERS ANI) DEGREES


u. .As

S. A.

list.

Synlbolic lvfasonry In each state.

To cont.rol

HonorJ:

Mason 1{ason 3-1v1aster 11ason 4-Past lVIaster

The degrees are only in subordinate Lodges. The Past Master Degree, or Qualifying Ceremony, is used in about half of the Grand Lodges the 'U.S.A. It is conferred on a Elected ~'faster before he is qualified to There is no organization of the degree. It is simply conferred by a Past lvfaster of the Lodge in the presence" only, of those ,vho have received the

bfast,er, titled Most (except Pennsylvania)' Right \Vorshipful-1vÂŁasters of Lodges, Worshipful. State

Place

1


43

Tennessee

44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51

Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Jan. Oct. Oct. Dec. l\~UY

Dec.

Dec.

27, 1813 11, 1838 17, 1872 14, 1794 13, 1778 8, 1858 10, 1865 18, 1843 15, 1874

2

City


GRAN'D CHAPTER OF

U. S. A. N{assachusetts at a Convention of in lv1assachusetts and . A further Convention v",'as at Hartford, Connecticut \V:lS ofliciallyr fOrn1C(~ electccL I~or

the regular

of the Chapters in the states repreand uniformity.

and to establish

H01lors:Four plus one appended. 1-1fark l;vfaster Mason 2-Past Master l.\fason 3-1vfost Excellent Master Mason Arch Mason Order of High Priesthood conferred outside of subordinate Cha.pters. The controlled (~State Convention entirely ,,~ ,t',",~ .r.. '"rhe is sometirnes obligatory" It is U

""...

......

.....

Priest, titled Most Exceland t\VO Companions. High Excellent \vhile in office) . ..., ......,,."' . . . l ....

~

Convocations.. (JIlli _ ....rll' ... '

,,,...

Place

P'riest.r: General Grand HiBh Priest


29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3S 39

Aug. 24, 1894. Oct. 12, 1897 Sept. 25, 1900 Oct. 6, 1903 June 19, 1906 Nov. 10, 1909 Sept. 11~ 1912 Sept. 1, 1915 Oct. 2, 1918 Sept. 28, 1921 Sept. 11, 1924

Feb. 1, 1927 40 41 42 43 44 45 .16 47 48

Sept. Aug. Oct. Oct. Oct.

28, 1927 28, 1930 11, J 933 7, 1936 25, 1939 Au~. 26, 1942 Sept. 4, 1946 Oct. 7, 1948 Oct. 3, 1951

Topeka, Kans. Baltimore, Md. Cincinnati, Ohio Little Rock, Ark. Boston, Mass. Savannah, Ga. Indianapolis, Ind. San Francisco" Cal. Baltimore, Md. Asheville, N. C. Portland, Me. Albany, N. Y. Denver, Colo. Tacoma, Wash. Washington, D. C. St. Louis, Mo. Charleston. S. c. Salt Lake City, Utah Winnipeg, Canada New York. N. Y. Little Rock, Ark.

George L. McCahan (Md.) Reuben C. LemnlOn 10 hio) James W. Taylor (Ga.) Arthur G. PoIlnrd (Mass.) tJoseph E. Dyas (Ill.) Nathan Kingsley (?rIinn.) Bernu.l"tl G.\Vitt (Ky.) George E. Corson (D.C.) l~"rederick W. Craig (Iowa) William F. Kubn (Mo.) Charles N. Rix (Ark.) (Resigned due to henlth-'"'"-sflme day John A. Bla.ke (Mass.) Henry D. Ha.milton (N. Y.) installed Charles C. Davis (III.) John 'V. Neilson (Kans.) William T. S. O'Hara (Ohio) Mattison B. Jones (Cal.) JohnH. Anderson (N.C.) Ray V. Denslow" (Mo.) Edward W. Spottswood (~{ont.) Earl E. Dusenbery (Iowa) Rohert F. Janes (N. Y.)

A1embership: (1948) 2856 Chapters under State Chapters in G. G.C. 18 Chapters under 'G. G. C. 428 Chapters, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia 3302

Total

Total

Also 2 Mark Lodges In Pennsylvania.

Grand G"hapters tauler Generl.'tl GratZtl Chapter's State Alabama Arizona. Arkansas California Colorado 6 Connecticut 7 Delaware 8 District of Columbia

2 3 4 5

e

Organized Mar. 1, Reorg. .June 2, Nov. 12, Apr. 28, July 18, 185-1 May 11, 1875 May 17, 1798 Jan. 20, 1869, "Feb. 10, 1824 Rearg. May 23, 1867

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana.

18 19

Maine Maryland

Feb. 7, 1821 June 24, 1707

20

Massachusetts

S'ept. 12, 181 G Mar. 13. 1798

21 22 23 24

Michig~\n

Jan. 11, 1847 Feb. 4, 1822 June 16, 1908 April 10, 1850 Dec. 25, 1845 June 8, 185路i

Feb. 26, 1866 Dec. 4, 1817 Mal". 13, 1Sla Re<)l"g. May 1t 1848 J8.1'l.

2E

Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana

26

Nebraska

Mal".

21, 1807 9,

1848

Dec. 17, 1859 18, Oct. 16, June 25. Mar. 19. MflY

4

1846 1845 1891 1867

Place


Virginia City Concord Elizabeth Burlington

27 28

29

Albuquerque

30

Albany Fayetteville Wilmington Fargo Worthington McAlester Salem Providence Charleston Yankton Nashville Salt Lake City Rutland Walla Walla Wheeling Wheeling Madison Rawlins Philadelphia Austin Galveston

31 32

33

34 35 86 87

38 3n 40

41 42 43

44 45

46 47 48

'\Vithdrew Norfolk

49

ttre: Province

Ortrltnized


ROYAL F01'17Zed: June 12, 1872 at New York, N. Y., thirty-four accredited trious Companions from fifteen Grand Councils met and determined the body. They adjourned until June 11, 1873" also at Ne\v York, nineteen IGrand Councils were represented. A third Convention New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 31, ) at \vhich I:';>fn~t"l:t·<!'::'.cl"''\ Councils were represented. A fourth meeting \vas ordered for 1877 at Buffalo, New Yark, at which twenty-t\vo Councils \vere rt:·f"'\f"t:~(~r:'f"'lt-r;.ri This meeting was adjourned to meet at call of the Drummond of Maine. The fifth meeting was held in . . . . ,. ..... J,.'\J.~ August 23, 1880, at which twenty-four Grand Councils The Constitution was adopted, \vhich provided that ,vhen nine Grand Councils ratified same by notifying the Provisional Grand Recorder, the General Offi.. cers would assume their stations and duties. The ninth Grand Council Louisiana - adopted the Constitution on 17, 1881. *) ;rhis is the date in Proceedings, an error. Pllt"pOse: The Constitution does not have a prearnble or proviso but the avowed purpose \vas to control the three Cryptic c.~ ........,. Degrees alzd Honors: l--Royal Master ...

e

Jo-' .....

3-S11per~ExcellentA·-·'-iThrice Illustrious

The Super-Excellent Degree is not obligatory in all (;rand (:ouncils but optional. The Appended Thr,ice Illustrious 1f.aster is controlled in separate Councils but is not t'.o.rf"c~ri Officers: General 'Grand Master, titled l\1{ost ~"""f·C'C'''''''''\t' Grand Councils headed by Most Illustrious, vlith others Master of Councils - Illustrious or Thrice Illustrious. 11'feetings: Triennial AssenlbIies. I'.."

Sttlti.rtics of A Aug'. 25, 1880 1 Aug. 14, 1883 2 Sept. 28, 1886 3 Nov. 19, lS89 4 July 21, lSt,1 6 21, 1894 f; 11, 18D7 7 24 1900 8 !l 10 11 12

la

14 15 16 17

lR 19 20 21.

22 23 24

6

.....


Grand State

Date of Formation

Place

Augusta, Payette Indi~lnapolis

15

Iowa City Des Moines Leavenworth Franklin New Orleans

16 17 18 19 20 21

Portla.nd Baltimore Detroit St.. Paul Jackson Louis

13 14

22 23

24

JI."A."",,A.l\""V ..

the j urisdictionof Cana.l 7.one, Philippine

St10or(j~lnate Councils

( 1948) . in this work as the

Bet,v,~een 1864

the

and 1907 no statistics of Texas are included in this work as were

the

7

in the Chapter.


Fortned: The first Grand Encampment in the United States \vas established 1797, the subordinate .L;J<"''''~'''''''''~'''t",,in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May ments being under the Grand of On '''lith the addition of delegates from in Ne'\v and Delaware a second or reconstructed In the ,"'~.;1,"' .. "'' ' ' '1 also owing allegiance to the Grand Lodge of on May 6, 1805, at Providence, Rhode Island, a Convention of nvo , "' ~""' ,. "'~,," ments and a Council of the Red Cross was held. In of the , "'' , . . year this HGrand Encampment" adopted a constitution the ~'JL<"-U.,"_"L.<' ation the HUnited Sta.tes Grand Encampment of and dant Orders", entirely ignoring the 1797 Pennsylvania. On June 21, 1816, the group met in New bodies being represented and enlarged their title to the Encam,pment of Knights Templar and Orders States of America " An attempt w1as made to conlbine the t\'VO success. Later t\VO Grand Con1manderies \vere from each of these Gra-nd bodies. ll,a,""'

#'''IOf-('11."..."",

'"ll,tot'\I"'U,"ft'TT

t\VO Grand of Pennsylvania \vas lvfa~=ter on June 1857. In the t(General Grand of the lJnited States" ----on a new constitution "fas one the ""rl."'MA1"'ul

""""A''':I'I"'\f''1''''''1.;':'''

of Knights is the name of the body today. 1-!1"'\1""t')n..,T"'\f''l'''IJOf''lt'

tlnd l-Ionor.r:

of the

I-Order of the Red Cross

of 1falta of the

Triennial Conclaves.

8

~eT:)teIllb(~r


G11'and j\.fasters:

St,#i.rtifJ Datif) June 20..21, 1816

Z Sept. 16, 1819 3 Sept. 18..19, 1826 " Sept. 14..15, 1829 5 Nov. 29..Dec. 1, 1832 6 Dec. 7..10, 1835 7 Sept. 12-14, 1838 Sept. 14-17, 1841 9 Sept. 10..12, 1844 10 Sept. 1,,1-18, 18.17 11 Sept. 10..14, 1850 12 Sept. 13..19, 1853 13 Sept. 9-15, 1856 14 Sept. 13-19, 1859 15 Sept. 1-4. 1862 16 Sept. 5-7, 1865 17 Sf..~t. 15-18, 1868 18 Sept. 19..23, 1871 19 nee. 1-5. 1874 20 !1

At1~.

28-31,

Aug.

17-20 t

1877 1880

Place New York, N. Y. New York, N.. Y. New York, N .. Y. New York, N. Y. Baltimore.. Md. Washington, D. C. Boston, Mass. New York, N. Y" New Haven, Conn. Columbus, Ohio Boston, Mass. Lexington, Ky" Hartford t Conn. Chicago, Ill. New Yorlt, N. Y. Columbus, Ohio St. Louis, Mo. Baltimore, Md.

New Orleans, La. Cleveland. ChicaJ~o,

Ohio Ill.

San Francisco, Cal. St. IJouis, M().

D.C. !5 Au2'. ~l-12, 1892 !6 27-30, 1895 !7 O~t. 1.1-14. 1898 28 27~2n. 19CH 29 6-!l, 1904 1907 HnO UH3 1916

Sept.

~~-10.

191~.

Atrr. 25-27, 1922 1925 1928

San Francisco, Cal. Saratoga, Springs, N. "If[. Chieago, Ill. Denver, Colo. Los Angeles, Ctl.l. Philadelphia, Pa.

Ne\\' Orleans, Ln. Seattle, Wash. Detroit, Mich. Minneapolis, Minn.

San Francisco. Ca.l.

~9

'0 .July 41 42 4,3

Denver, Col(). Booton, Mass.. Pittsburgh, Pa.. IJouisville, Ky.

July

Mia.mi,Fla. Cleveland. Ohio

Chicago, Ill. 41f()uston.

F'randseo, Cal.

44,

Elected

DeWitt Clinton (N. Y.) DeWitt Clinton (N. Y.) DeWitt Clinton (N. Y.) Rev. Jonathan Nye (N. H.)

Rev. Jonathan Nye (N. H.) James Madison Allen (N. Y.) James Madison Allen (N. Y.) James Madison Allen (N. Y.) Archibald Bull (N. Y.) William Blackstone Hubbard (0.) William Blackstone Hubbard (0.) William Blackstone Hubbard (0.) William Blackstone Hubbard (0.) B'enjamin Brown French (D. C.) B'enjamin Brown French (D. C.) Henry Lynde Palmer (Wis.) William Sewall Gardner (Mas5.) John Quincy Adams Fellows (La.) .Tames Herron Hopkins (D. C.) Vincent Lombard Hurlbutt (Ill.) Bfmjamin Dean

John Peter ShindeI Gobin

(Pa,,) McCurdy (Mich.) Wnrren r~aRueThoma$ (Ky.) Reuben Hedley Lloyd (Cal.) Henry Bates Stoddard (Tex.) George M~lyhew Moulton (Ill.)

HUf:.~h

Henry Warren Rugg (R. I.) William Bromwell MeUsh (0). Arthur MacArthur (N. Y.)

Lee Steward Smith

(Pa.)

Joseph Kyle01"r (Ga.) I.. .eonidas Perry Newby (Ind.) George William Vallery (Colo.. ) Vlillian1 Sb~'Lrp !>erry Winslo\'q Weidner (Cal.) II{arry Clay W~:r.lker (N. Y.' Andrew Dav'ison Agnew (\Vis.) Mark Norris (Mich.) Hnrry Giln10re PoUnrd (' Mass.) Charles Noah Orr. (Minn.) ~r()hn Temple (T('xns) ltohert Brainerd Qay!<>:rd (Cal.)

(:orn.rn:lnderies under Grand Cornmanderies 11

(Mass.)

Robert Enoch Vvrithers (Va.) Charles Roome (N. Y.)

underG.rand Encampment

270 1 145 menlbers

1,874 members 272,019 Total


GralldC01n'matzderies tindler Grand EllCatllprnent: State 1 2 S -4 5 G 7

S 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

33 34 35 86 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 '{4 45 46 47

(*)

Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut District of Columbia Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Mass. & Rhode Island Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska. Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma路 Oregon Pennsylvania 90uth Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washinp:ton We6t Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Organized Nov. 29, Nov. 16, Mar. 23, Aug. 10, Mar. 14, Sept. 13, Jan. 14, Aug. 15, Apr. 25, Aug. 31, Oct. 27, May 16, June 6, Dec. 29, Oct. 15, Feb. 12, May 5l> Jan. 23, May 6, Apr. 7, Oct. 23, Jan. 21, May 22, May 14, Dec. 27 t Apr. 15, June 13, Feb. 14, Aug. 21, June 18, May 10, June 16, Oct. 24, Dec. 27, Apr. 13. Apr. 12, Mar. 25, May 14, Oct. 12, Jan. 18, Apr. 201> June 27, Nov. 27. June 2, Feb. 25, Oct. 20, Mar.. 7,

1860 1893 1872 1868 1876 1827 1896 1895 1860 1904 1857 1854 1864 1868 1847 1864 1852 1871 1805 1857 1865 1857 1860 1888 1871 1918 1826 1860 1901 1814 1881 1890 184~~

1895 1887 1854 1907 188路~

1859 1855 1910 1824 1823 1887 1874 1869 1888

Pla.ce Montgomerjl' Phoenix Fort Smith San Francisl.~o Denver New Haven Washington Jacksonville Augusta Boise Chicago Indianapolis Des Moines Leavenworth Frankfort New Orleans Portland Baltimore Providence Detroit St. Paul Vicksburg

St. Louis Helena Omaha Reno Concord B'urli ngton Santa Fe New York Wilmington

Fargo L1:l.nC~u~lter Musk()gt~

Albany Br,)wnsville Columbia Si()ux Fans Nashville San Ant.onio Ogden Rutland Winchester Vancouver WheeIin2' Madison

Cheyenne

Indian Territory, Dee. 27, 1895; Oklahoma, Feb. 10, 189&-Consolidated Oct.. 6, 1911, as Grand Com.:mandery of Oklahoma.

10


1801 at _ ..,.. Alexandre Francois

'V.l.

.........; ....... ,"""" ..... loc_J

"

South Carolina, by John Mitchell, De Grasse Tilly, and Jean

itself and regulating all the" degrees of the Ancient Rite ~vithin the jurisdiction and perpetuating the ritual of the Rite in substantial accordance with the ancient land-

....."" .......... ,l. ..., .......

""'h"tr'\4::,nr,hY1I'

The

are given in four Bodies and the Supreme

and \X'est

the

24-Prince of the the Brazen 11


26-Prince of 11ercy 27-Knight Commander of the Temple 28-Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept 29-Scottish Knight of St. Andrew 3~Knight Kadosh

Consistory 31-Inspector Inquisitor 32-Master of the Royal Secret Stlpre1r.te Council 33-Sovereign Grand Inspector General The Court of Honour (a ) Knight Commander (b) Grand Cross Officers: Twenty-one, presided over by IlL Sovereign Grand Commander路 the title of Secretary is Grand Secretary GeneraL All thirty-third degree

1{asons have the title Illustrious. of Perfection of Rose Croix Council of Kadosh

. . .

Consistory

M,:tStt:/f'

Statistics of Sessi011S

Supre17J.e COtlncil: Note: Son1e of the meeting dates and knov,rn but only those from this date are COO:1pl~ete:

earlier than 18 S7 are

La.

1857 1860 1860 April 1) 1861 February 16, 1862 Novcrnber 16, 1865 April 16, 1866 M~1.Y 4, 1868 ~:'lof'" 1 7, 1868 2, 1870 May 6, 1872 4, 1874 May 1876 1877 6, 1878 October 1880 16, 1882 October 20, 1884 October 1886 October 15, 1888 October 1890

..,~ 4""~

S. asn:lnj!l:on, D,.

_ " ....,"' ......

_

.....

c.

La.

............."',1...., ..

c. Charleston, S. C. Wl'ashingtoo) D.

Charleston, S. C. ~fo .

......fClot路路\f<'O"..,"I ......

Baltinlore, .1vrd.

D. w a~SnlI;l,gtOn'!l D.C. .......

\odoj~.,l.M>"'\J.

N. Y.

asnl02t:on.. D.C. \va;srur~.gton'l I). ,C. Washington,D. C.

Washington, D. C. asolng1tOn"

D. C.

Wlashinbrton, D.C. ~ashington,D.C.

12


October Ckfober October CXiober October October October October October

17, 1892 16, 1893 21, 1895

Washington, D. C. St. Louis, Mo. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D.. C.. Washington, D.. C.. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C.

18, 1897

16, 1899 21, 1901

19, 1903

16, 1905 21, 1907 October 18, 1909 October 16, 1911 October 4, 1912 October 20, 1913 October 7, October 18, 1915 CXtober 15, 1917 Septembc~r 1918 October 20, 1919 May 17, 1920 October 17, 1921 August 1922 October 15, 1923 1924 1925

St. louis,

Mo.

Washington, D. C. Colorado Springs, Col.

Washington, D. C. Salt Lake City, Utah W:ashington, D. C. Charleston, S. C. Washington, D. C. Omaha, Neb.. Washington, D. C. Portland, Ore. Washington, D.C. Dallas, Tex.. Washington, D. C.. Washington, D. C. Washington, D .C.. Washington, D. C.. Washington, D.C.. Washington, D.. C.. Washington, D.C.. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C.. Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C.

CXtober

1927 June 1928 October 21, 1929

Septen1ber 1930 October 19, 1931 October 16, 1933 October 21, 1935 1937 . . ,., ......,.. ' "' '_ . . 16, 1939 20, October 18, 1943

October 15, 1945 October 20, 1947

CXtober 16, 1949 _ ........._'..... 15, 1951

13


SOVEREIGN GRAND COMMANDERS 1

2

3 4: 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

]3 14 15

John Mitchell (S. C.)

l\.fay 1801-Jan. 1816 Jan. 1816-Feb. 9., 1822 'Feb. 9, 1822-0ct. 27, 1826 Oct. 1826-Dec. 1, 1844 Acting Dec. 1, 1844-F'eb. 12, 1845 Feb. 1, 18..16 Aug. 1, 1846-Aug. 13, 1858 Charles Ivfanning Furman (S. C.) Acting Aug. 13, 1858-Jan. 2, 1859 Albert Pike (Ark.) Jan. 2, 1859~Apr. 2, 1891 Ja.lnesCunningham Batchelor (La.) Apr. 21, 1891-July 28,1893 Philip Crosby Tucker (Tex.) July 28, 1893-July 9, 1894 Thomas Hubbard Caswell (Cal.) July 9'1 1894-Nov. 13, 1900 Nov. 13, 1914 James D~lniel Richardson (Tenn.) George Fleming !vfoore (A1:.1. ) July 191 18, 1921 October 1. John HenryCo"vles (Ky.)

.Frederick Dalcho(S. C.) Isaac Auld (S. C.) lvfoses Holbrook (S. C.) Jacob De La 1fotta (S. C.) ,Alexander McDonald (5, C.) John Henry Honour (S.. C.)

Upon the death or resignation of a G'rand Conln1ander the Lt. Grand Cornn1ander becornesG'rand Cornrnander. Commander his tern1 of is as became Acting Grand Con1!nander. In the cases of '\\tereeiecU?d on the dates shown. The Council \vas formed three others on July 1801, and year. i\II \vere South Carolina. Up n'lembers elected. t\VQ \vere f ronl

brethren \vho others the 1845 there \vere

of South and Giles Fonda Yates

L. Cross

There have been 195 active members elected

"

..' n . . . . . . . . ' , ' •• ,. ."" . . . . . ' " . . ",,,,,·,,,,·

1 3 7

9

" " 1

8

,

.,

,."

,.. ,,,

.. , . " ,

'

,

"

,'

".

",

,,,.,.,.,., .. ,.,,,.,,,,,.,..,,.,,, .. ," .. ,

.. ,

..

",

,,

",,,.,

{.

2

" 8

" Tottll

14

toh.,...I'"l."f''r'h.


'The living 33rd degree members in 1948 \overe: Honorary Active

2527 24

2551

Total

There is no record of the total number of Honorary Thirty-third Degree Masons made in the Southern Jurisdiction.

THE COURT OF HONOUR The decorations kno\vn as Knight Commander of the Court of Honour and Grand Cross of the San1e \v'cre instituted on May 8, 1872, when wentytwo Princes of the Royal Secret, 32掳,\vere invested as Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (K.C.C.H.) and one, William Edward Leffingwell, of the Grand Consistory of Iowa (June 2, 1868) . that not n10re than three Grand CrossSession of the Suprenle CounciL Up to 1948 the folGrand Crosses \vere created, in the following years: n"f"l.r'trC)/'''路''

1913 1917 1919 1921 1923 1925 1927

1 5 2a 82

2 1 3

1895

.. ".,

".....

~

19~~:~

2

1985 1937 1939 1941 1945

1 2 1

1

"...........................................................

,............................................................

NUMBER OF BODIES- JAN. 1) 1947

"

Consistories

Councils

Lodges Cha:ptel!lJ

3

8 2 2 14

14

18

1

1

1 2 4

2

1

J.

2 2

2 2

4:

2 4

1 8 6 .\

1 7 6 4:

4 5

" 5 1 7

1.

7 2 4

2 4

4 5 G

8

4 5

4 G

IS

4 5

3 1 2 2

13 1 2

4

1 6

1 6

6

6

3 4:

3

5

5

1 7 2

1

4:

7

4

2 3: 2 4 5 4:

5

5

"

2 4:

5

1 1 2 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 1. 2 1


24 Nebraska. 25

26 27 28 29 30

31 32

33

84 35 36 37

38 39 40 41

Nevada New Mexico North Carolina North Da.kota Oklahoma Oregon Philippines Puerto Itico and South Carolina South Dn.kota Tennessee rrexas Utah Virginia Washington 'V'w'est Virginia Wyoming

.(

4:

1 1 S

1 1 8 5 2

{)

2 9

v.

I.

Total

'9"

'6"8"

1 1

:>

I)

5

2

2

2 8 2 4: 3

2 6 2

2

6 1 7

10 2 1

147

1

2

"

3

7 18 9 1

IS 6 1

6 1 G 10 2 1

190

178

158

1

'"

1 1

5

3 6 6

DISTRIBUTION OF MElvrnERSHIP (JAN. 1,

j\.(~TIVEl\ifE~fBERS

OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL

SOUTHERN JURISDICTIO'N Name

State

1 !

Died

Active

Nov.

24~

3

"'5

6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Nov.

1836 },84-4 1849

15 16 17 18 19 20

184.6

16


s.c.

S.C. S.C. S.C. S.C. S.C. 8'.C. S.C. S.C. S.C.

*Mar. *Mar. *Oct.. ·Apr.

• •

Ga.

Va. Miss. S.C. La. Ark.. La. Ladebat La. Miss.. Tenn.. Tenn.. S.C. K;y.

Minn. Miss.

lilt

* *Nov. *Mar. *Mar. *Mar.

* Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar..

30, 1825 30, 1825 29, 1826 4, 1830 1844 1844 1844 1845 1845 1845 1847 1847 1848 1848 18, 1856 20, 1858 28, 1859 28, 1859 1859 1859 1859 28, 1859 28, 1859 28, 1859 28, 1859

Io\va

1831

Sept. 22, June 20, Dec. 29, Nov. 26, July 2, Oct. 14, July 7, before July 30, Apr. 2, Dee. 22, July 28,. Nov. 7, June 5, July 21,

:May

Nov.. 4, Nov. 26, Apr. 22, Aug. 11, June 28,

1835 1881 1877 1885 1872 1854 1851 1870 1878 1858 1865 1889 1891 1882 1893 1864 1861 1870 1874 1907 1889 1871 1866 1901 1866

June 13, Aug. 12, May 17, Dec. 20, Oct. 9,

1886

Feb. 2,. July 31, July 9. Feb. 1, Apr. 26, Jan. 15, May 25, Jan.. 9, May 12,.

1876 1871 1894 1905 1898 1870 1908 1899 1915 1894 1893 1900 1893 1882 1882 1897 1885 1915 1899 1874

1870 1875 1868 1868 1864 June 9, 1887 Aug. 4,. 1863

Nov. 13, Dec. 30,. July Oct. 31, Nov. 28, Dec. 15,. Feb.. 15, May 6, Sept. 22"

11

81,

80, 1876 30, 1876 30, 1876

30, 1876 30, 1876 12, 1879 1877 May 9, 1878 *May 10, 1878 Oct. 18, 1882

17

1883

Apr. 80, 1895 May 28 1879 Apr. 29,. 1879 Jan. 31. 1886 Apr. 27, 1918 May 15, 1882 Dec. 26, 1897 May 19, 1882 Nov. 7, 1893 Apr. 15, 1889 Oct. 5, 1892 Oct. 12, 1899 .Tan. 15, 1895 Feb. 28,. 1914


95 96 97

John Mills Browne .John Lonsdale Roper Robert Strachan Innes ~)8 Charles Frederick Brown 99 William Morton Ireland 100 . .Tames Rudolph Hayden 101 Rockey Preston Earhart 102 Buren Robinson Sherman John Lawson Lewis Charles Leonard Wilson Eugene Grissom 106 George Fleming Moore 107 James Daniel Richardson 108 Samuel Emery Adams 109 Rufus Eberle Fleming 110 Adolphus Leigh Fitzgerald 111 John Frederick Mayer 112 Nathanel Levin 113 Richard Joseph Nunn 114 Frank Millis Foote 115 Harry Retzer Comly 116 Irving Washington Pratt 117 James Austin Henry William Frank Pierce Austin Beverly Chamberlin 120 William Allen McLean 121 James Wakefield. Cortland 122 Edward Teare Tallbman 123 IHurper Sarnuel Cunningham J abn William Morris GustaveAnd(~rson

Charles Edward Rooenbaum Thomas Wentworth Harrison Robert Henry Hall Erner;t Bertrand Hussey

George :F'airburn Henry Clark Alverson Chnrles F"rancis Buck Horatio Clark Plumley WillinmB'usby John Henry Cowles Melville Rosyn Grant Alphonso Cbase Stewart Samuel POyntz Cochran Thomas Jacob Shryock Malcolm

Filmer Weidner Witcover

Hugo

DC. Va. Minn. Cal. D.C. Wash. Ore. Iowa La. Ga. N.C. Ala. Tenn. Minn.

N.D.

Nev. Va. S.C. Ga. Wy. Mont. Wy. Arl:. Cal. Tex. Fla.. N.C. S.D. OkI.. W.Va. Neb.. Ark..

Kan. A & N Wash. Iowa Iown La.

N.D. Old. Kty

Miss. Mo.

Tex. Md. Ore.

Cal.

CaL

Ga.. :Minn. Oklo Mont. Wyt,,).

Tenn.

M,o. Utah Fla. Idaho N(~b.

Kan. Col. Md. Va.

N.C.. Col. WY. Md.

Old.

Wash. Iown.

18

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. July .July

Dec. Nov. May

J<'l.n..

Nov.

路Oet. *Oct. Oct.

May

O(~t.

Feb. 18. Oct. Oct. Dec. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.. Oct.

July Dec. July Mar. Mar. Aug.

May Jan.

June

Nov. Apr. July

Apr.

Oct.

Oct.

Oct. Oct. Oet. Oct.

May Au&'. May Oct.


169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178

Louis Ga.ylord Clarke .Joseph Shelby McIntyre Louis Block Sanford Grant Donaldson Charles Francis Buck, :Jr. Samuel Cary Beckwith Francis Vinson H.aler Wlliter Calvin Ternple Luther Andrew Smith Llewellyn Link Callaway 1179 William Koch 180 Charles Pelot Summerall 181 Claud Franklin Young 182 Rufus Oakley Renfrew 183 Haslett Platt Burke 184 William NemiahNorthrop 185 William Benton Massey 186 Charles Augustus McAlister 187 Charles Nelson 188 Delbert Thomas Robinson 189 William Rhodes Hervey 190 Edgar Cordell Powers 191 Joshua Kemp Shepherd 192 l\tlark Isaac Forkner Lealie :McChesney William Burchard William StC'Phenson Iwbert South Bnrl'ett Thomns CUBBels Lnw \Villiarn Shaffer K<~y Joseph 'Ving-er SeR(~rt.'8t (*) Tht:.ae dates are when RtlSigned

(~Ieeted'-,~,no

Ore. M.o. Iowa.

S.D. La. S.C. Ark.

Tex. Miss. Mont. Iowa S.C. Kan. OkICol. Idaho Mo.

Ga. Tenn.

W.Va. Cal. Md. Ark.

N.D. Ore..

Minn. Tex. Va. Ga. Okln. Neb.

Oct. 26" 1929 Oct. 26, 1929 Oct. 26" 1929 Oct.2a, 1931 Oct. 23, 1931 Oct. 25" 1935 Oct. 25" 1935 Oct. 22, 1937 Oct. 22, 1937 Oct. 22, 1937 Oct. 22, 1937 Oct. 20. 1939 Oct. 20, 1939 Oct. 20, 1939 Oct. 24, 1941 Oct. 24" 1941 Oct. 24, 1941 Oct. 24" 1941 Oct. 24" 1941 Oct. 22, 1943 Oct. 22" 1943 Oct. 22" 1943 Oct. 221' 19路1:3 Oct. 22" 1943 Oct. 221' 1943 Oct. 19, 1945 Dec. 3, 1945 Oct. 15, 1951 Oct. 15, 1951 Oct. 15, 1951 Oct. 15, 1951

Dec.

4, 1948

June 17. 1936 June 3" 1935 A A Jan. 2, 1939

Sept. 1. 1942 Dee. 9, 1941 A A A A A A

A A A A July 26, 1946 A A A A A A A

A A

A A A

record of eX'owning in Supreme Council archives.

19


THE SUPR E COUNCIL, 33 0, ANCIENT SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY, FOR THE NORTHERN MASONIC JURISDICTION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA For1ned: August 5, 1813 in Ne\\' York, N. Y. by Emanuel De La Motta, S.G.I.G. of Southern Jurisdiction, by six qualified Inspectors GeneraL PtlrpoJe: Sanlc as in Southern Jurisdiction. Degrees and Honors: The degrees are given in four Bodies and the Supreme Council, as follows: (They are grouped s0111e1.lJhat differently than in the Sotlthern JIIrisdiction) : Symbolic Lodge 1 2

3

Entered Apprentice Fellow-Craft Master Mason

[.,oclge of Perfection 4 5 6

14

Secret 1faster Perfect Master Intimate Secretary Provost and Judge Intendant of the Buildings Elect of Nine Knight Elect of Fifteen Sublime Knight Elected Grand 1faster Architect Royal Arch of Enoch Grand, Elect, Perfect and Sublime Master Mason

15 16

Knight of the East or Sword Prince of Jerusalem

17 18

Knight of the East and West Knight of the Rose-Croix de H.R.D.M.

19 20

Grand Pontiff Grand1\.faster of ~lII SynlboIic lodges Noachite, or Prussian Knight of the Royal Axe of the 'rabernacle Prince of the Tabernacle Knight of the I1raz,en Serpent

7 8

9 10 11 12 13

Cotltlcil of Princes of lertlsalern Cl?apter of Rose Croix COllncil of Princes of !e'路'I.ralet)1 21

23 24 25

26 27 28

29

Prince of Mercy C0l11n1ander of the Temple Knight of the Sun Knight of St. Andrew 20


30 31 32

CrJ11sis/or.! of I<adosh

Inquisitor Commander of the Royal Secret Council

33

General GoURGAS MEDAL

S.. Truman M. Johnson Gustav of Sweden ,1"'-~.I.""""'l,.lJ.,U.J,Q,..LL T. Keller

OfficerJ: Twenty-one, headed by 11. P. Sovereign Grand Commander; the is titled G.randGeneral. of Potent Master Council of Princes of

Prince

of Rose Croix-Most \Xfise Master

StatisticJ

Butralo" N.. Y.

21


SOVEREIGN GRAND COMMhNDERS Daniel Decius Tompkins (N.. Y.) Sampson Simson (N. Y.) 3 John James Gourgas (N.Y.) 4 Giles Fonda Yates (N.Y.) 1 2

Aug. 5, 11,

Mar. 7,

1825 7, 1832 1851 4, 1851 1860 1867

Aug. 5 Edward Asa Raymond (Mass.) Sept. 4, 6 Killian Van (N.Y.) Aug. 7 Josiah Hayden Drummond (Me.) May 8 Henry Lynde Palmer (W'Ssc.) 1909 1910 9 Samuel Crocker .L1.wrence (Mass.) 1910-Sept. 1921 10 Barton Smith (Ohio) Sept.. 1921-()ct.. 10, 1932 11 Leon Martin Abbott (Mass.. ) 12 Frederic Beckwith Stevens (Mich.) Oct 10, 1932-Sept. 28, 1933 Sept.. 28, 1933 13 Melvin Maynard Johnson (Mass.) 22


At the Union, on May 17, 1867, of the Supreme Councils existing in the Northern Jurisdiction, from which the present Supreme Council dates, there were 56 Active Thirty-Third Degree lvfasons recognized. Subsequently 7 others signed the ÂŤoath of fealty." Thus, 63 Active Members of the former Suprenle Councils were recognized. Since the Union (through 1949) 194 more have attained Active Membership', making 257 in all, as follows: Connecticut Delaware ,.. Illi nois Indiana Maine Massachusetts Michigan New IHampshire New Jersey

As of Council:

11 5 19 _.... 20 15 .28 14 14 13

New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island . Vermont Wisconsin At Large ,

29 20 27 11

_

7

13 1

_......

Total

257

the following are the membership' statistics of the Supreme

Deceased

Honorary

Active

2,158 3,262

207

Total Active

50 257

257 5)677

TIle Supreme Council the Northern Jurisdiction is limited to sixtysix Active Thirty-Third Degree 1fasons, excluding the Emeritus and Past Active "'". n'rrt,rlJQr~

History: The Supreme Council was formed by Emanuel De La Motta,one of the three Grand Inspectors General created in the Mother Council at S" C.. on July 5, 1801, by virtue of his powers, on August 5, 1813 in New York City. The following were the first Active Members: "'l'n,t"jjIl:I>ifY'A

Daniel DeciusTompkins -

N. Y.

Sampson Simson - N . Y. John Gabriel Tardy - N. Y. John James Joseph Gourgas - N. Y. Richard Riker - N . Y. Moses Levy Maduro Peixotto, N. Y.

NUMBER OF BODIES (1949) State lConneeticut 2 Delaware 3 Illinois " Indiana. 5 Maine 6 KUI&chus,etta 7 Michigan 8 New Hamp"hire

LOti.... 5

Council.

Chapters

1 9 4

S 1 9

5 1

-ÂŤ

G

5

10 4 5

'9

" ""

23

" 1)

9

5 8

Con.iltodea 2

1 9 4 1 2

" 1


New Jersey New York Ohio J'thode Island Pennsylvania 14 Vermont 15 Wisconsin 9

5

10 11 12 13

21

5 16

9 2 15 8 5

1 12 4 4

108

93

4

5 12 8 1 11 1 3

90

65

5 16 9 1 12

DISTRIBUTION OF MEMBERSHIP (1949) 1 2 3 5 6 7 S

Pennsylvania Ohio Illinois Indiana New" York 1YIichigan New Jersey

'짜isconsin 9 ::Massachusetts

IG 11 12 13

JVlaine Connecticut Ham):>shire

Total

ACI'IVE 1\!fE1\,1I3ERS OF SUPRE:~I:E C:()UN<:IL NORTHERN JURISDIC~rION 63 Sts.tt~

1\:la88.

N.. H. Oh~n

N. Y.

N. Y. N. Y. N. Y. N .. Y. N .. Y. Mass. lYIass.

Mass. Ill. I.

Ill.

Pa. Me.

R. I. MaSH. ME~.

Y. Y.

Me. N. Y.

24

Active


Conn. Ohio

N. Y.

N. J. N. J.

N. Y. Conn.

N. H.

Wisc. :Mass.

Ill. Mich.

Apr. 16, 1863 May May May Oct. Oet.

20, 20, 19, 20, 20, Oct. 20,

Conn. Pa..

N. H. I\'Hch.

Ind. N. J. 1'lilass. H. I.

Y.

1864 1864

1864 1864

Oct. 20, 1864 Oct .20, 1864 :May 17, 1865 May 17, 1865 :M:ay 1865

1865

Ohio

N. Ii. Pa.

1863

1863

1865 M:ay 19, 1865 May 19, 1865 Dec. 14, 1865 Dec. 14, 1865 !'flay 19, 1866 JliIay 19, 1866 June 6, 1866 Dec. 13, 1866 Dec. 13, 18,

14, 14, 1 ;i,

Sept. 4, 1902 .Feb. 23, 1899 11, 1888 15, 18~1O 10, 1879 13, 1902 June 5, 1901 Oct. 3, 1888 l\iay 7, 1909 Oct. 17, 1874 July 28, 1893 Apr. 24, 1906 July 8, 1894 Feb. 6, 1888 Dec. 25, 1892 June 13, 1903 Sept. 28, 1888 Sel)t. 14, 1888 Dec. 26, 1886 Mar. 9, 1905 l\lay 31, 1882 Aug. 1:3, 1875 June fl, 188£ Dee. 13, 1890 2<.1, 1911 15, 1907 Sept. Dec. May Nov.

'lll")

• .E. ..:;....

Mal".

*Sept. May

Pa.

Y.

25

Mar. 8, Dec. 9,


105 lOG 107 108 109 110 111 112 11:~

114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123

124 125 126 127 128 129

N. J.

Robert Archibald Shirre:fs vVilliam Homa.n

N. Y.

Joseph William S~~tlith Charles Carroll Hutchinson Amos Pettibone George Henry Kenyon John Henry Hobart Ward }i""r~l,nk Marion Highley Henry Brewer Quinby Charles Chase Dame Daniel Warren IJawrence Henry Clay Urner George Henry Benzenberg Sylvester Orner &pring Abel Gay Cook William Geake Charles William Cushman William Castein Mason Samuel Burke Sweet .Toseph Warren FeIlows Millard Fillmore Hicks Charles Learned Hubbard Henry Ogden Canfield Charles Theodore GnlIagher Gt.::>orge 'VVilliam :Millar I-fenry Cla~' Adams Robert Cyrus Titus Arthur MncArthur Stephen Smith

Ind. Mass. Ill. R. I.

N. Y.

Pa.

N. H. Mass. Mass. Ohio Wise. Ill. N. Y .. Ind.

N. Y.. l\1:e. Ind.

N. H..

::Me. Conn. Conn.. Mass..

N. Y.

Ind.

\~lTJliam P'eiff(,~r

Albro Elmore Washing'ton Kendrie,k. Frank Sheldon Harmon H<)t'nce Arthur Irvin 139 William Cotter Maybury 140 John Jay Carton 141 James Burton McFatrich 142 J()hn McLane 143 William Watson Perry 144 Le<)n Mi1.rtin Abbott 145 Frederit~ B{.~kwith Stevens 146 Leroy Albert Goddard Ge()r~~e

~rhom&8

163

164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 17$ 174

176 176

1'17 118

Kite

Charles Melvine Gerdenier Charles CarneY Mumford Roscoe Orlando H2:l.wkins Thomas Riley Marsh::ul John Prouty McCune Deln:u:\r Duane Darrah J<t"rederick Vlilliam Ha.milton Harry Jones Guthrie Arthur G~1.yU)n I>ollar(l Jamc8 :Barher Kruuse Frederick Charles Thayer Htmry Linc()ln B'a.llou John Lloyd Thomas: Jerome l ..udus Cheney Ht~rlry Herbert R.oss Ge<)rge Henry Holmes Joseph Ashton, Jr. Cha.rles Hadley Spilml\n Winfield Taylor Durbin Wa.lter Greenland Africa John Scofield Wallace Edgar J.",ahs Smith William Mayne D(lnaldson Harry Clay WalkE~r William I",uther Sweet Albert Seymour Comstock Andrew Dav'hH)n Agnew Melvin Maynard J'ohnson Harry Ituat VirSlin Geor;:e Kelley Staples Frank Crosl.,,- S.,.ns

Y. Y..

N.. N. N. N. Jr.

J. J. Me. Pa. Ohio Ohio Mich. Mich. Ill.

N. H.

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sl""I)t.

Sept. S<:mt.

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sel:>t. SCI>t.

Sept.

Wise.

St~pt.

l\iXas8.

Sept. Sept. Sept. S'et)t.

Mich. Ill. Ohio

Conn.

R. I. Ind. Ind.. Ohio

rH.

Mass.

Del. Mass.. Pa.

Me.. Vt.

N. Y. N. Y.

Vt.

It.. I.

N. J.

Ill. Ind.

N. H.

Pa. Pa. Pa..

N. Y.

R. I. Conn. Wise.

Mus. Me.

N. Y.. N. J ..

26

S(~pt.

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sel)t. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sel,>t. Sept. Sept.

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

19, 1895 19, 1895 16, 1896

16, 1896 16, 1896 16, 1896 22, 1897 22, 1897

2:), 23, 21, 19, 19, 19, 18, 18 17, 17,

1898

1900 ,1900 1902 1902 17~ 1902 18, 1902 10.

16, 16, 16,

16, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 1!lO6 20, 17, 17, 16, 23, l~)On 23. 23, 1909 23, 1909 22, 2'>"'p j)')

July Sept.. Nov. Apr.. Apr.

24, 1926 80, 1918 30, 1901 29, 1915

12, 1926 :May 7, July 24, June 26, F'eb. 8, Jan.. 19, May 9, Apr. 17, M~1.Y 31, Jan. 27, Oct. 18, Ju'ne 13, Aug.

Jan. Oct. Apr. Apr. Nov. July Sept. M.ar. Nov. Ax)r. Dec.

)I.f"",.

21, 21,

21, 21, 21. 21, 1911 21, UHl 4, 1912 4, 1912 17, 1914 17, 1914 23. 1915 23" 1915 21, 1916 21, 1916 20. 1917 20" 1917 20." 1917 19. 19" 18, 18, 18. 18. 1919 18, 1919 23. 1920 28. 1920 22. 1921 22, 1921 21, 1922

Sept. Mar. F"'eb.

Nov. Aug'. t-"eb.

Nov.

14~ 18~

Mar.. 7,

Dec. lS, Nov.. 23, Aug. 24, May S, Oct.. 301'

Nov. 2. F'eb. 4,

Aul'_ 25. FA:ner.. A AUSir.. 11,

198%

Sept. 22, 1'926 Ii.


1932 1936' 1937 1926 1948 1943 Nov. 7, 1931 ,.61..

1947 1936 1943 1928 1931 1941 1931 t), 1948 4, 1941 A

Emer. A

1934 1945 A

Itla3 1!~84

Sept. SelJt. J'an. SetJt.

N. Ohi<:t N. J. Ill. Wise. Mass.

Sept.

Pa.

Sept. Sept. Sept.. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

Ind. Ind.

Sept.

CODI1.

Wise. Vt.

'Mich. Mieh. N. Y. N. Y.

Wi,llard Gilbet-tCutler Osear Arthur Richter Rutherf()rd Endicott Smith

Sept.. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.. Sept. Sel)t. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

~t.

Ohio

~t.

Pa. Wise.. Muss.

Sept. Sept.

27

Sept.

H)a4 19S路! 1986 2路1, 1 ~):36 7 ~ 1937 29, IH38 29, Hl38 2tl, 19:J8 28, 1939 28, 1939 28, 1989 26, 1940 2(" 19路iO 26, 1940 26, 1940 26, 1940 25, 1941 25. 1941 25, 1941 24, 1942 24, 1942 24, 11)4.2 30, 19路i3 30, 1943 :lO, 1943 28, 1944 28, 1944 27. 1945 27, 1945 27, 1945 26, 1946 25, 1947 26, 1947 25, 1947 25, 1947 25, 194,7 25, 1947 SO, 1948 80, 1948 SO, 1948

A A June 12, 1949 A Apr. Hl47

A A A A A A A A .July 7. A Sept. 28" A Oct. 28. A July 1." Nov. 80, A A

A A A

A A A A A A

A A A.

A A

1948

1943 1948 1949

1947


2Gi~

Del.

25 i l 255

R. l. Conn. N. Y. Po,.

<rl!orge Edmonds Vandegrift Norris Greenleaf Abbott, .Jr. Irving Emerson Partridge, Jr. 256 William Frederick Strang: 257 William Ellsworth Yeager 258 Lester Russell Hill 259 Emil Ehlein Dillenback 260 WilHam Henry Pangburn, Jr. 261 William Henry Roberts 262 Louis Ernest Hey ($)

N. H. Mass. N. J. Ind. Ill.

E.."pelled Dates

28

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept.

30, 29. 29, 29, 29, 27, 27, S(~pt. 27, Sept. 27, Sept. 27,

1948 1949 1949 1949 1949 1951 1951 1951 1951 1951


. . . _ ............. IOF SCOTLAND' 4, 1878 in Washington, D. C. by thirteen members, eleven \vere present history for names). : 1'0 confer and supervise, as a Provincial Grand Body, the degrees Order.

F01'll1ed: l\fay

of

\~honl

Honors: l-Heredom of Kilwinning 2-Rosy Cross 0fficef"s: Seventeen, presided over by a Provincial Grand Master.

Stati.sticJ of Alfeetings: (S-Special meeting) Washington, D. C. Philadelphia, Pa. Washingt.un, D. C. New York, N. Y. Wa.shington, D. C. Cincinna.ti. Ohio Washington, D. C. BostOll, Mass. Washington, D. C. Providence, R. 1.. Washintgon, D. C. Washington, D. C. New York, N. Y. Washington, D. C. BOAton, Mass. Washington. D. C. Chicago, Ill. B'oston, Mass. Washington, D. C. Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington, D. C. Cincinnati, Ohio Washingtc:m, D. C. Boston, Mass. Washington, D. C. Providence. R. I. Washington, D. C. Boston, Mass. Wasbingtrm, D. C. Boston, Mass. Washinsrton, D. C. Buffalo. N. Y. Washington. D. C. Washington, D. C. Detroit" Mich. Washington, D. C. Boston, Mass. Wa~hin9:t()n, D. c. Chicago, Ill. Washington. D. C. Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington, D. C. Boston, Mus. Washinf,r,ton. D. C. Chicago, Ill. W~lshinfrton. D. C, Clevehlnd.. Ohio Wn.shinR"ton. D. G.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10

S 11 12 18

14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 2a

24

21~

15, 19, 1910 1904 16, 1906 17" 1906

21, 1907 14, 1908 27, 1909 18p 1909 19, 1910 16" 1911 80, 1912 20 .. 1918 14, 191' 1915 1916 1917

1918

Boston.Mas~.

Washintt'ton, D. Buffalo, N. Washinsr.t.on, D. Atlantic City, N.

C.

Y. C. J.

Washington, D. C.

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53 Sept. 15, 1930 54 Oct. 22, 1931 55 Sept. 19, 1932 56 Oct. 9, 1933 57 Sept. 24, 193路i 58 Oet. 28, ] n:~5 59 Sept. 21, 1936 60 Oct. 21, 1937 SFeb. 22, 1938 61 Sept. 26, 1938 62 Oct. 19., !tl39 63 Sept. 23, 1940 6,1 Oct. 23, 1941 165 Sept. 21, 1942 66 Oct. 21, 1943 67 Sept. 25, 1944 68 Oct. 18. 1945 69 Sept. 23, 1946 70 Oct. 23, 1947 71 Sept. 27, 1948 72 Oct. 20, 1949 73 Sept. 25, 1950 74, Oct. 18, 1951

Boston, Mass. Washington, D. C. Indianapolis, Ind. Washington, D. C. Grand Rapids, Mich. 楼lashinf.. . tou, Atlantic City, J. Washington, C. Washington, D. C. Columbus, Ohio Washington, D. C. Cincinnati, Ohio Washington, D. C. Boston, Mass. Washington. D. C. Clevela.nd, Ohio Washington, D. C. Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington, D. C. Boston, Mass.

Washington, D. C. Philadelphia, Pa. Washington, D. C.

PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTERS 1877-1891 1892--1902

1903-1913 916 1917-1919 1920-1927

1928--1932 1933-

Albert Pike (D.C.) Josiah Hayden DrtHll!110nd (JV[e.) James Daniel Richardson (D.C.) Leon Martin Abbott (Mass.. ) George Mayhe\v 1vfoulton (Ill.) George Edgar Corson (D.C.) Sam Poyntz Cochran (Tex.) James Henry Brice (N.. Y.)

Histo,.-y: The following were the Charter Members: 1. Albert Pike--D.C. 8 Enoch T. Carson-,Ohio 2 John R. McDaniel-Va. 9 Charles Roome-N.. Y.. 3 Henry L. Paln1er-Wisc. 10 Charles E. 4. James C. Batchelor-La. 11 Samuel c. La\vrence.~,"~1\{ass. 5 Vincent L.. Hurlbut-IlL 1 H. lJrummc>nd-,Nle 6 Robert McC. Grahan1-N. Y. 13 M. 7

l\Ibert G.

C. at the first meeting. consists of a and a ProvincialGr~lnd

of the Heredotl1 of limited to 1

At son1e

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THE RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE year 1869, the Earl of Bective, then the Grand Sovereign of England, commissioned Colonel McLeod Moore an Intendant General '\vith authority to introduce the Orders into the Western Hemisphere and in pursuance of this authority and through various intermediaries Conclaves ,vere instituted in the Dominion of Canada in 1869 and between the years 1870 and 1872 in various States of the United States. Before the Conclaves had really taken root independent State Grand Conclaves were organized in these States containing Conclaves." (Wl/:Jat Is The Red Cross of Con.. stantine" by Ed\vard A. Glad, 1945). For1.-'Jed: nln the

Pt.:rpose: uTo draw closer the bond of Masonic union, purify the system of 1fasonic science, extend its limits, and increase its influence by combining such of its professors as are best qualified by character and principle, re.. spectability and influence, genius and talent, to effectuate this great purpose. To the perversion of its institutions and privileges to obj ects contrary to, and abhorrent from, its original intent. To combat infidelity and treason under \vhatever form existing and promote by every humble means the social happiness and external ,velfare of our fellow creatures." (\XTalter .... L' ..... y" Vlright, Grand 1\faster of the Order, 1806). >, • •

DegreeJ and Honors: 1

Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine

2

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

3

Knight of St. John the Evangelist

Within the bosom of the Grand Imperial Council: Chapter General of Kn.ights Grand Cross (Limited to fifty) B Grand Senate of Sovereigns ~ . . "~."" . ",,.'"'" toCoroneted Sovereigns) C Grand College of Viceroys A

~A"'.A,"'''''"''''''''' to

and Consecrated Viceroys)

0tficet·J: Fifteen \.vith a Grand Sovereign, titled Most Illustrious, presiding. All others are Most Erninent, tVlO Very Illustrious,tvto Right Illustrious and rest Illustrious. The Grand Secretary is titled Grand Recorder. L Grand Inlperial (:ounciI of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine Appendant Orders of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre Kni,~hts of St. John the Evangelist of Pennsylvania and Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging· name changed October 16, 1935 to Grand Ill1,perial Council of The .........'..'... ,,"'.. . "'~ Ecclesiastical and Military Order of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine for the United States ,of America, Exnpire of the East. 31


STATISTICS OF ANNlJAL ASSEMBLIES AND GRAND SOVEREIGNS

...... "",

-',

,11f'ont,f\'W'l'l

...... ..... ""

32


72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79

(Elected and resigned) Oct. 21, Oct.. 17, Oct. 19, Oct. 18, Oct. 16, ()(~t. 22, Oct. 21, June 2,

Albany, N. Y. Wilmington, Del. York, Pa.. New York, N. Y..

Henry L. Bialy Charles C. :V"riehofer 1A'. Harry Lewis William O. Thompson Peter Schmuck Samuel Starkey

Pittsburgh, Pa.. Philadelphia, Pa. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

G. Edward Elwell William R. B'urchfield

New York, N. Y.

John W. Laird

ROLL OF CONCLAVES Name United States Premier (38) Orient (45) Constantine (46) Trinity (47) (48)

(58) (60) (75)

Place Washington, Pa. Bloomsburg, P8o. Reading, Pa. Harrisburg" Pa.. Allentown, Pa. Bellefonte, Pa. Allegheny, Pa. Philadelphia,. Pa.. I'fowanda, Pa. Columbia, Pa.. Rouseville, P"a. Corry, 1>a. F'rnnklin, Pa.

TitusviUe, Pa.. New Y01:'k, N. Y. Lakela.nd, Fla. Johnsto\vn, l:>a.

Albany, N. Y.. Haddonfield, N. J .. ",riUiamsport, Pa. York~ Pa.

Wilming-ton, Del. Shaulokin, Pa..

Erie, Pa. Mj~),mi~ Fla. Castle. Pa. Buffalo. N. Y.

NEn;~"

Hartf():rd~

Conn.

Constituted Dec. 14" 1870 Feb. 16" 1871 Feb. 16jO 1871 Feb. 16jO 1871 Feb. 16jO 1871 May 3, 1871 May 9" 1871 May 16, 1871 June 14, 1871 June 15, 1871 June 2:3, 1871 Mar. 7 lt 1872 Apr. 10, 1872 Apr. 10" 1872 June 7" 1916 June 19, 1918 Aug. 27,. 1925 Feb. 8, 1928 Nov. Hi, 1936 Oct. 20, 1936 Oct. 16, 1936 Feb. 4, 1937 May 19. 1937 June 19, 1987 Oct. 18, 1939 Oct. 7, 1941 Mar. 25, 1944 Jan. 2 1t, 1948

In 1872 when the Grand Council of Pennsylvania was or.. there \vere fourteen Concla.ves in the State working under English nUJmbers after naIl1es of " It was predicted that a fifteenth \vouid conlC into being but it \\ras found that it had not been charIn numbers 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 had their charters suspendsuspension. The remaining eight had enrolled 93 had 95 Knights. numbers 12, 13 and 14 were not operative soon became dornlunt when St. Paurs in Ne~v York City was it "vas the number 12. Why the next Conclave chartered two titer ,",vas not the number 13 instead of 16 is not kno\vn. Conclaves subse<]uently 17, 18, etc. Conclave No. 1 was eventually moved fro.m \'X7ashington to Pittsburgh.

II. Grand Imperial Council of the Imperial, Ecclesiastical and 1\.1ilitary (Jrder of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders for the StatesA.merica, Mexico and the Philippines (Organized as Grand I1nperial Council of the State of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, August 30, 1872;

33


as the Grand Imperial Council of the ~restern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States at Jacksonville, Florida, October 13, 1899; as the Grand In1perial Council for the United States of Anlerica at Topeka, Kansas, June 16, 1911; and finally as above at Peoria, Illinois, June 8, 1946). 1 2 3 4 5

S 7 8 9 10 11 12 18

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 28

24 25 26

Aug. 30, 1872 Nov. 11, 1873 Oct. 26, 1874 Oct. 25, 1875 Oct. 23, 1876 Oct. 22, 1877 Oct. 21, 1878 Oct. 27, 1879 Oct.. 25, 1880 Oct. 24, 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 Oct. 24, 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 July 11, 1892 Oct. 5, 1893 Oct. 9, 1894 Oct. 25, 1895 Oct. 80, 1896 Dec. lO~ 1897 Dec. 23, 1898 O(~t. 13. 1899

27 28 June 6, 1900 29 July 16, 1901 80 May 20, 1902 31 May 8, 1903 32 May 6, 1904 83 June 14, 1905 34 June 14, 1906 35 Aug, 14. 1907 36 May 15, 1908 87 June 11, 1909 88 June 16, 1910 89 June 16, 1911 40 June 7, 1912 41 May 9, 1913 42 May 22, 1914 48 June 4, 1915 44 June 2, 1916 45 Aug. 3, 1917 46 June 1, 1918 4.7 June S, 1919 48 June 18, 1920 49 June 2. 1921 50 .June 2. 1922 51 Apr. 27, 1923 52 .June 12, 1924

53 54 65 56 57 68 59 60 61 62 63 64 65

MtlY 28, 1925

May June May May June

21, 1926 7, 1927 25, 1928 28, 1929 17, 1930 May 22, 1931 June 17, 1932 May 13, 1933 ,June 2, 1. 934 May 25, 1985 May 16, 1936 May 22, 1987

Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, IlL Chicago, Ill. No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting No meeting Chicago" Ill. No meeting No meeting No meeting' No meeting Chicago, III. Chica~ro, Ill. Chicag(), Ill. Chicago. Ill. Chicago, III. Peoria. III. Champaign. 111. Jacksonville, Fla.. Kansas City, Mo. Duluth, Minn. Chicago. Ill. Pe()ria, Ill. Topeka, Kan.

Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Duluth, Minn. Kansas City, Mo. Chicago. Ill. St. Joseph, Mo. Topeka, Kan. Chicago, Ill.

Dallas, Tex. Kansas City, :Mo. Chicago, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind. Duluth Minn. Chicago~ Ill. Topeka. Kan. Boise, Idaho Kansas City, Mo. Peoria, Ill. Dallas. Tex. Louisville" Kty Indianapolis, Ind. Gra.nd Rapids, Mich. St. Paul. Minn. Chicago, Ill. Shreveport, La. Omaha. Ne}). Dallas p Tex. Denver, Col. Columbia. Mo. Elkhart. Ind. Peoria, III. I,.,ouisvillep Kty

Washington, D. C.

34

Jonathan J. French (Ill.) Jonathan J. French (Ill.) Loyal L. Munn (Ill.) Roebrt B. Smith (Ill.) Roebrt B. Smith (Ill.) James H. Miles (Ill.,) John C. Smith (Ill.) Gilbert W. Barnard (. Ill.) S~ylvester O. Spring (IlL) James O. Cottrllll (Ill.,)

Levi R. Jerome (III.)

Benn P. Reynolds (III.) George W.VlarveIle (Ill.) Georg'c v.t'l'. ~Varvelle CUI.) George W. v.trarvelle (Ill.) Daniel J. Avery (IlL I J. B. A. CoHan (111.) William T. Irwin (Ill.) George M.Moulton (111.) Amos Pettibone (Ill.) Frederick C. Winslow' (Ul.) William I;'. Kuhn (Mo.) rrrevanion v.,r. liugo (Minn.) Robert M. Johnson (Ill.) Beater G. Brown (Ka.n.) George W. Buck (Minn.) Winfred S. Corbett (Mo.) Samuel E. Bliss (III.) Emanuel .F. I}Iartzell (Mo.) August O. Wellman (Kan.) John R. Oughton (111.) Samuel P .. Cochran (Tex.) Van l~reemont Boor (Mo.) Samuel H. Smith (Ill.) Robert A. Woods. (Ind.) William E.Richardson (Minn.) Judson Brenner (Ohio) Owen J. Wood (Kan.) Albert A. Jessup (Idallo) Isaac 11. Hettinger (Mo.) Edawrd I.t. Johnson (Ill.) Mike H. Thomas (Tex.) Samuel J. Hilh:nan (Kty) EliasJ . Jacoby (Ind.) William G. BrllY (Mich.) Renwick B. Knox (Minn.) Christopher Van Deventer (nl.) James H. Rowla.nd (La.) Carroll D. Evans, Sr. (Neb.) Alvin V. Lane (Tex.) Herbert S. Sands (Col.) John Pickard (Mo.) Herbert A. Graham (Ind.) Carl C. Block (Ill.) Arthur E. Hopkin~ CKty) J. Claude Keiper (D.C.) James T.Christison (Minn.)


6621, 67 27, 68 1~ 1940 (;0 24, 19'H 70 23, 1942

71 72

22, 1943 May

2~~,

1944

73

M:i.1.Y 19, 1945

7,! 75 76 77

May 8, 1946 June 17, Mt;l,Y 22, M~LY 21, May 20, June 2,

7~}

St. Paul, Minn. Chicago, Ill.. .F'argo, N. D. Omaha, Neb.

Des Moines, Iowa Milwaukee, Wise. St. Joseph, Mo. Chicago, III.

Peoria, Ill. Duluth, Minn. Chicago, Ill. Cleveland, Ohio Richmond, Va. Portland, Ore.

Clayton O. Billow (Ill.) Alfred G. Arvold (N. D.) Herbert A. Senter (Neb.) Charles C. Clark (Iowa) Andrew D. Agnew (Wise.) Ray V. Denslow (Mo.) Fred H. Pocock (Ind.) Clyde E. Stone (Ill.) Bertram S'. Adams (Minn.) Edward J. Bullock (lIt) Albert H. Fiebach (Ohio) William Moseley Brown (Va.)

Miltc)n L. Meyers (Ore.) Thomas C. Law (Ga.)

ROLL OF CONCLA YES Date of Charter Feb. 3, 1872 (Aug. 30, 1872) Oct. 5, 1893 Oct. 25, 1895 Dec. 23, 1898 (Re. May 22, 1914) Oct. 13, 1899 Oct. 1:3, 1899 June 6, HWO July 16, 1901 :May 81' 1903 :May 8. 1908 May 8. 1908 June 14. 1906 (Re. May 21. 1926) June 14, 1906 ~lune 1.4, 1906 June 141' 1906 May 15, 1908 June 11, 1909 (Re. June 2, 1921) June 16, 1910 June 16, 1910 June

June

June May May May May

(Re. May 27. 1939)

.June June May

35

June 2, 1922)


49 St. Edward Springfield, Ill. Apr. 27, 1923 50 S't. Anthony San Antonio, Tex. June 121' 1924 51 St. Slmcon Stylites Washington, D. C. June 12, 1924 52 St. Wilfred ::Milwaukee" Wise. June 12, 1924 53 St.. Hilary Fort Wayne, Ind. May 28, 1925 54 St. Gregory Chattanooga, Tenn. M~l.Y 28, 1925 (Charter revoked May 27, 1939 and restored June 8, 1946) 55 Santa ,r."e Santa Fe, N.M.May 1925 56 St. Christopher Springfield, Mo. May 1925 57 St. Dunstan Birmingham, Ala. May 1926 58 St. David Salina, Kan. May 1926 59 St. Martin Bay City, Mich. May 1926 GO St. Ambrose Atlanta,Ga. June 7, 1927 61 Honolulu Honolulu" H. I.. June 7, 1927 62 San Diego San Diego, Cal. June 7, 1927 63 St. Croix Long Beach, Cal. May 25, 1928 64 St. Leonard Jackson. Miss.. May 28, H128 65 St. Timoth:v Fort Worth, Tex. May 22, 1931 66 All Saints Columbia, S. C.. May 221' 1931 67 St.. John of PatmoB Asheville, N. C. May 22, 1931 68 Arizona Phoenix, Ariz. June 17, 1932 69 St. Poh'carp Alexandria, Va. ..Tnne 193,1 70 San Lorenzo AncoD"C. Z. ILlune 71 St. Leo Syracuse, N. Y. June 72 St. Litue Charlotte, N. C. :May 1935 73 St. Ignatius Cedar Rapids, Iowa May 1935 74 St. Bonaventure Marquette" Mich. May 1939 Garden City,.N. Y. May 1939 75 St.. Quentin 76 City of Mexico :Mexico, D. F. May 1944 77 Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico May 194A, Charleston, W. Va. May 1944 78 West Virginia. Toledo, Ohln May 1946 79 St. Thomas SO Holy Trinity Rockford, IU. ..Tune 19'~6 El Paso, Tex. June 1947 81 St. Alphege Black Hilla.. s. n. June ,1947 82 Rlack Hills Nashville, Tenn. May 1948 Fl1 Old Hickory Albuquerque, N. M. May 1948 84 St. Sophia Anchorage, Alaska May 1948 85 Alnska Cincinnati, Ohio Mny 1!M9 S6 St. Columbia Roswell, N. M. :1'1'8'Y 1949 87 Christos Rhetor l\~ny1949 Wlchitajl Kan.. 88 C!t1vary Dsyton~ Ohi()Ma~" 1950 WI Holy Grail Galvest()n. Texns May 1950 90 San F'eHpe Jack.sonville, Florida ~Tun(~ J951 91 St. Honore Fort Smith, Arkansas June 1951 92 Trinity

III The Gran-d Council of the Order of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders for the Stat~ of New York.

Statistics 1 2

February February

1873

September

Albany, N. Y. Albany, N. Y.

ROLL OF CONCLAVES 1 2 8 4: 5

r.

7

8

9 10 1


IV The Grand Imperial Council of the Masonic and Military Order of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine and K.H.S. of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging.

Slt/fisties 1

2

Dee. Feb. Dec. Mar.

A?ltUlal

Conelazpes and Grand Sovereigns: Worcester, Worcester, Worcester, Worcester,

22, 187:J 18. 1874 28, 1874 17, 1875

Mass. Mass. Mass. Mass.

Nathaniel G. Tucker (Special) GeorgeE. Boyden (Special)

ROLL OFCONCLAYES 1

2

8 4 5 6 7 8 lTD

St. John's (85) Unity (104) Coeur de Leon, No. 7 St. Paul's, No. 8 St. Andrew's, No. 9 St. George's {82} Roman Eagle (98) St. Bernard Mount Olivet

Worcester, Springfield, Athol, Woonsocket. Providence, Boston, Lawrence, Greenfield, Weymouth,

Mas13. Mass. Mass. R. I. R. I. Mass. Mass. Mass. Mass.

June July Nov. Dec. Dec. June July Feb. Dec.

24, 1872 2, 1873 29, 1873 5, 1873 12, 1873 13, 1872 18, 1873 18,. 1875 29,. 1873 (disp.)

The Conclaves follovled by the numbers 7, 8 and 9 were chartered by authority of the Grand Imperial Council of Illinois; numbers 1, 2, 6 and 7 by England. The other by the State body. V

The Grand Imperial Council of Michigan

Sttltistics 1

Allnual A-fsern.blies a17d G rdl1d So x'ere;gl1S: Detroit

April 10. 187"

D. Burnham Tracy J. J. B'ardweU

ROLiOF CONeLAYES Miehhran. No.. 1 2 DetroitI' No.2 8 Kalamazoo Valley. No. 8. " Sa~t'inaw Valley, No. 4: 5 St. Joseph Vaney" No. 5 6 Fidelitu~, No. 6 7 Grand River Valley 1

VI

Detroit Detroit Kalamazoo Saginaw Sturges Jackson Grand Rapids

Feb. 18. 1874 Feb. Feb. FEb. :F'eb. Feb.

18) 1874 18" 1874 18. 187路~ 18. 1874 18" 187"

The Grand Imperial Council of Kentucky

Gr(;11'1(:/. SoZJe,.eigns :

Sttlfi.rtiCJ March

1875

Louisville

2

John W. Cook R. B. Caldwell

ROLL OF CO'NCLAYES 1

2 8

!.Jouisville Louisville Covington

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VII

The Grand Imperial Council of Indiana

St(ttistics of Anf1ttt.:tl ASSelrtl:Jlies (,tlldGrand 1

April 21, 1875

New Albany

John James F. s.

ROLL OF CONCLAVES 1 2 3

New Alba.ny Oriental Indiana

VIII

The Grand Imperial Council of Vermont

Statistics 1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 28 24 25

26 27

New Albany La Porte New Albany

A7'2JZ1Ial Assr!1nblies and G'rand SO'llereigns:

May 1, 1875 June 12, 1876 June 11, 1877 June 10,

June June June June June

9, 7"

8" 12, 11,

June June June June 9, June 6, June 12,

June June June June

11, 1.0,

9, 10, June 9, June 10, 1895 10, 10, 15, 14,

Burlington Burlington Burlington Burlington B"urIington Burlington Burlington Burlington Burlington Burlington B'urlington BtlrIington Burlington Burlington Burlingt(>n Burlingt()n Burlington Burlington Burlingtoll Burlington Burlington Burlington B'urlington Burlington Burlington Burlington Burlington

38

George O. Henry D. Frank H. Frank H. Joseph L. Delos M.. George H.

Marsh O. Chnrles H. Chnrles H. Charles H. Willia.m B:rinsmaid Milton K. Paine Fayette F. F'letcber Ii'rederic'k s. l~"isber H()ward Ii'. Hill SaYles Nichols Sil~is W. CumnliXl'$rt; William H. S.\Vhitcomb George W. King Daniel N. Nicholson


ROLL OF CONCLAVES 1 2 3 4

Bethlehem (113) No. 18 St. Helena. No. 19 Bethany ~ No. 20 Lily of the Valley, No. 21 St. Johnsbury~ No. 22

5 6 7 Labarum

(94)

Burlington Windsor Montpelier Burlington Northfield St. Johnsbury Manchester

February 22, 1874

April

28,

1873

The numbered Conclaves were chartered by Michigan. No. 7 worked independently under the English charter until June 10, 1908 when it was admitted to the State body. In 1949 there was but a single Conclave extant -Star of Bethlehem NO.1, in Burlington, having 25 Knights.

IX

Grand Imperial Council of the State of Maine

Statistics of the Annual Assemblies and G"and SOllereigns: 1

MaY'

2

May

3

May

4,

:>

MilY MfljJ'

6 7

May

8

Feb. May

9

10 11 12 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 80 81 82

Portland Portland Portland Portland Portland Portland Portland Portland

MaY'

Lewiston Portland Portland Augusta Augusta.

Apr. May 18,

July July July July July July .July July .July July Aug. Aug.. Aug.. Aug", Aug. July July July July July July

I,

S, 1924 8~

Augusta

1925

14 11 13, 11, 10, 16, 15, 13, 16, 9, 7, 4, 22, 15, 13. , 10, 24, 15,

Augusta Augusta

1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1941 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948

Augusta

Augusta Augusta Augusta

Augusta. Augusta Augusta

Augusta. Augusta

Augusta Augusta Auburn Augusta

Portland

Bangor Lewiston

1949

Josiah H. Drummond Josiah H. Drummond Josiah H. Drummond Josiah H. Drummond Josiah H. Drummond Josiah H. Drummond Josiah H. Drummond Millard Ii'. Hicks William J. Burnham Albro E. Chase Elmer A. Doten Archie L. Talbot Archie L. Talbot Warren C. King Warren C. King Warren C. King Warren C. King Warren C. King Warren C. King Warren C.. King Warren C.. King Warren C.. King Warren C.. King Warren C.. King' David L. Wilson David L. Wilson Conyers E. Leach Convers E. Leach ConversE. Leach Convers E. ~ach Conyers E. Leach Convers E. Leach

Frank E. Southard

ROLL OF CONCLAVES 1 Kaine 2 8 .(

De Bouillon Eusebius Tamer-lane

~

Cbllllcedon

Portland Portland (Now Gardner)

I..rewiston Bangor Portla.nd

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1947 the membership of these Conclaves was 11aine, No.1 229 De Bouillon, No.2 '" 40 Eusebius, No.3............. 58 Tamerlane, No.4 318 Chalcedon, No.5............ 27

On June

Total Knights X

672

The Grand In1perial Council of Ne\v Jersey

St1,tistics of At11zttal Asse1Jzblies and Grand 1

J erse~" City

May 29, 1875

ROLL OF CONCLAVES (100)

1 2

June 10,

New

3 4 5

XI

Conclaves not listed above

;orhese Conclaves \v'cre chartered and becarne dornlant or their men1bers started nC'~;vConcIa'ves in of lIlinois or

M. Williams

These Conclaves "vere never in communication

~vith

the various Shlte

Conclaves. XII

â&#x20AC;˘""'J,(')'\i'(.JIrfJ. , 9'n

Grand Council of the United States

X1II1{iscellaneous 1

(12)

(!)

There is no of Conclaves in these States but there \vere the memD~ers inthen1. charters or \vere of other Conclaves is not Ne\'v is No. \vhich hlter came into the

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lvle711b ership in 1879 (as near as can be ascertained) Gronp I II

Members

III

17

825

14 10

194 167

IV V

28

9 7 3 3

72 39

6 5

104

5 5 8

75

56

72

94 40

Total

Conclaves

269

1,635

1

93

SOVEREIGN GRAND COUNCIL OF THE UNITED STATES

On

1, 1875 of all the Grand Councils in the States met in Masonic Temple, New York City, N. Y. and estaGrand Council of the United States. A limited jurisblished the diction over the Grand Councils continued but in 1891 an attempt \vns rnade to obt:lin absolute control over them by an amendment to the Constitution. This assumption of po,ver Inet po\verful opposition at once. In 1892\vhen Charles A.DeLaney of Ne\v York '""vas elected Sovereign the Gr~tnd Council of Pennsylvania \vithdre\v and a fe\v years lated the Grand Council disintegrated. The following is

a Ii stof the

those

Grand1faster : G. Goodall (N. Y.) L. Stowell (N. Y.)

F. Kn.app (Pa.) Smith (Ill.) MeYE~r

(Pa.)

Meyer (Pa." Francia (Pa.) DeLllney (N. Y..) DeLaney (N. Y.. ) Stowell (N. Y.) Stowell (N. Y.) Stowell (N. Y.) Stowell (N. Y.)


SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER OF THE GRAND CROSS OF CONS1'ANTINE This organization was formed in 1877 for the purpose of controlling and conferring the Knight Grand Cross of the Order. The various Grand Councils ceded their rights to confer this deconltion to the ne\vly fornled body but the parent supreme body in England for the first few years of the existence of the Supren1e Grand Chapter did not recognize such a right. In 1911, the Grand Council of Illinois withdrew from the Supreme Grand Chapter an,d returned to the original position of conferring the Grand Cross itself. This caused a bitterness to gro\v up in the Grand Councils altho there were tvI'o or three Grand Cross Knights ",~ho still stayed in the S~preme Grand Chapter. One of these \vas George lvL lVloulton who eventually be.. came its head, in fact the last Grand Sovereign. On September 20, 1921 the Supreme Grand Chapter merged vvith the so-called Empire of the West, but the Grand 'Council did not recognize this merger and resorted to conferring the G'rand Cross itself. The situation now (1949) is that the Empires the \Y/est (so-called) and the East, are conferring the Vermont and ~1aine, the only oth'erGrand Councils remaining in an independent status are not conferring the grade.

Statistics of meetings and Grand 1 June 21, 2 .hlne la. 3 4: 5 6

12, 1879 11, 1890 2, 1891 27, 1892

7

22, 1893

8 9 10 11 12 13 1,4 15 16 17 IS lU 20 21 22

18, 1894 17, 1895 15, 1896 21. 1897 201' 1898 191' 1899 18, IHOO 18, 1901 15, 1902 14, 1908 19,. 1904 18. 17, 16i' 14.

2S

20, 1909

24

191' 1910

26

18,1911

26 27

1, 1912 16. 1913

Rochester, N. Y. Philudelphia. :ÂŁ>11. Worcester, Mass.

Rochester, N. Y.. ChicagoI' Ill. Bloomsburg, Pa~ Chicago, Ill.

Cal....in Calvin Calvin

Boston, Mass. Buffa.lo, N. Y.. Pitt.sburgh, Pa. Boston, Mass. Cincinnati, Ohi<) Philadelphia, Pa. Boston, Mass. Milwaukee, \Visc. Providence,R. I. Booton, Mass. Boston, Mass. Indianapolis, Ind. B<:l6ton, Mass. Boston, M,ass. Buffalo, N. Y. B()6ton. Mass. Mich. Sn.ratoga N. Y. Ma.'ls. Pa.

Philadelp]~ja,

Sept. 20, 1921

The organization adjourned .tine on September 1921 vot.. ing to merge \vith the so-called Empire of the West. A proclamation was 42


other Conclaves is not known. The New Hampshire figure, however, is for Labarum No. 94 ,vhich later can1e into the Vermont Grand Council. issued to that effect on February 1, 1922, at which time there were 24 Knights Grand Cross recognized by the body. Because of what was claimed action at the meeting in Buffalo, N. Y. in calling for a in Chicago, Ill. the seceding group held two ...... ""'-'............. ,l._.'"".. as follows: 7 Sept. 15, 1893 8

Buffalo, N. Y.

Rochester, N. Y.

Sept. 14, 1894

Calvin L. Stowell (N. Y.) George Scott (N. J.)

Listed as Grand Sovereigns of the following bodies in various proceedings, but not further verified, are the following:

Michigan-1900-1902, Hugh lYfcCurdy; 1903..1906, D. Burnham 1907-1913, WiUiam Haste.

Tracy~

Massachusetts and Rhode IsIand-1901-1903, Benjamin W. Rowell; 19051913, Caleb Saunders. Ne~v

Solon A. Carter ,..,"""'

=.

L.OrlC13.ves "rere est~lbu.sn(;;~d in Kentucky

~ovrere'lpn

by D. Burnham

of 1fichigan: Feb. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar.

1

2 3

"'

5

25, 16, 16, 16, 16,

1875 1875 1875 1875 1875

On March 1875 a Imperial Council for Kentud."Y was formed but it "vas not reoo拢rUZ(~d as the Knight Templar requirement was \tiolated. through Grand Sovereign John W. Cook of this Council, Labarum Conclave, No. 6 was established in .lU\,.U,a"UiJ... ~rhere t~vo recognized Conclaves already existed. Two in the same city four additional Conclavesl.onst:antIne No.8路 Eusebil1s, NO.9; and Jerusalem, No. the Grand Imperial Council for Indiana V. Ho\vk as Grand Sovereign. This Grand I)rior to the Independent Grand Imperial soon declared illegal by the Grand Imperial !'-f,"I,t't"\~t"\ further \vas heard of it. ll

d''''

43


CROSS RED CROSS It is not the purpose here to record the complicated history the organizations \vhich conferred the Knight Grand Cross of Constantine in the United States. This history is by far more of a consuming than its importance \varrants, as it concerns less than two hundred individuals honored by the appellation Grand Cross of Constantine, more than half of whom never saw the Grade conferred nor a ritual of the sa.me. In fact, some of those honored never sat in the body which honored them. From the very introduction of the Red Cross of Constantine in the United States, roughly seventy-five years ago, there have been heated opinions concerning who had the right to confer or/and control the Grand Cross.. In the early years the state Grand Conclaves assumed that but it "ras sparingly conferred until 1892 when a body knovln as the Chapter of the Grand Cross became active, with the purpose of controlling the grade. This body adjourned sine die on September 20, 1921 and cated its authority to confer the to the ('Empire of the called, and thus ceased to exist. Ho-vvever, the uEmpire of the East') had re-assumed such an authority, while the Grand Councils of 1v1ainc Vermont, the only two other surviving Grand never the grade again. The present purpose is to list aU those \vhoattained the of Knight Grand Cross of Constantine in the United States. The records are scanty, replete with errors, both of omission and commission, untrust,vorthy.Outside sources have been used in many instances to check~lnd correct obvious mistakes. In the listing below the date of the Grand Cross is a misnomer in that it is frequently impossible to determine if it is an election, a selection or a conferring date. The state listed refers to a state or a local Con.. clave in that state-Of,. in rare instances, when there is no state Conclave the state of residence is used. If, ho-vvever, the individual in either the Empire of the East or the Elnpire of the it is w .. " "',.. the use of <tE" or HW". Admittedly the list is neither conlplete nor "' "' , but it is the result of an intense research in all available proceedings to records of the Order. So far as is knowrn this is an original sent such a list. The charter grade Knights were 11,1873. -J.. ........

Date of Grade Charter Chnrter ("harter Charter Charter Charter Charter Charter Charter Charter

Name

Dat.of D...th May 1., 1aBU Oct. 20, Aug. 24, Juty

Oe:t.

June

Apr.

Dee. Aug.

44


July 7, 1915 Nov. 13, 189•.& Oct. 11. 1911 Feb.

Feb. Oct. Jan. 15, Sept. 7, Dec. :31, June IH, Apr.. 7, Apr. 25. Nov. 26, Sept. 1 a, Oct. 25. Nov. 12, May 19, Apr. 4, Feb. 15. Apr. 20. Jan. .:1, Oct. 21, Apr. 8, Dec. 26, Feb. 10, Aug. 8, :rr1ay 2H,

10-2-1891 1{)-~7..1892

9-21-1893

Y.

M~t.r.

Y.

Nov. D(~c ..

In02

l!)lO

1 nos

1911 1907 1897 1~H7

1919 1919 189·-:1 18!H;

9, 4, 19, 14,

20, Apr. 13. Feb. 28,

Apr.. 24, 1906 Dec. Feb. May Jan. Nov.

29, 19, 13, 28, 28, Mar. 11, Sept. 16, N()v. 22, May 23,

1924 1931 1907 1898 1907 191~3

1906 1902 1897

July 16. 190ti Oct. 28, Apr. 27,

Dec. S, Dec. 14, June 5, 7, 27, 15. Aug. 22, Apr. 21, l(),

William

Kuhrl",",,,..,Mo.

l'>ettibone~··,,"·W (;(~)r~l't'

l\1.

lMfHllton,,,,,,,,W

William T.Irwin~'"'-W G,~()rge H~lle",,"l~

l~E~vi

B. Milhud I;t. I";dw~u:d P.

Hi,~ka",~·,·,Me.

Bnrnh~Lm-,~-Me.

Herbert }!arris..-..Me.

18. 4) "'" 101< 28. 1922 12, 17, 27, Sept. 1. Al')r. 12. July 2-1, Hl27

Sctrt. 29, N()v. H.

nnn HI~7


9-14-1903 9-14-1903 9-14-1903 9-14-1903 9-14-1903 9-14-1903 5-5-1904 12-28-1908 9..20-1909 ~)-20-1909

11-1-1909 9-18-1911 9-18-1911 4-20-1912 4-20-1912 4-20-] 912 4-20-1912 5-10-1913 9-16-1913 9-16-1913 9-16-1913 9-16-1913 9-10-1913 9-16-1913 9-16-1913 5-22-1914 5-22-1914

A

6-2-HJl5 6-4-1915 6-2-1916 6..7-UH6 6-6-1917 8-3-1917 G-I-H118 9-16-1918 13..6-1919 6-2-1921 6-2-1921 9..7-1921 6..2-1922

4-27-1923 6-12-1924 5-28-1925 5-21-1926 6-7-1927 5-25-1928 10-17-1928 5-28..1929 6-17-1930 5-22-1931 6..17-1932 2..14..1933 2-14..1933 2-14-1933 2-14... 1933 5-13..1933 10-18-1983 10-18-1933 6-2-1934 6-25-1935 10..16-1935 10-16-1935 10-16-1935 10-16-1935 10..16...1935 10-16..1935

A

A

June 12,

A

Harry

w.

Seem~~E

Charles E. Chalmers-E August P. Kunzig-E

Gilbert R. Combs---E Herbert A. Grahtlm-W J. Wallace RadcHffe-E John L. Craig-E Carl C. Inock--路-W Arthur E. Hopkins-W Alexander B'. Steuart-E (Afr. W) Paul W. Brown~,~~E Allen c. Middl~ton-E Osca.r P. Kostenbander--E Alfred C. Marple-E Albert T. Hanby--E

46

Apr. Apr. Oct. Sept.

U.44

A A A A

July 13,

H~47


Oct. Oct. Nov. Sept.

261' 28. 19. 14. Jan. 16, 1939 ]'eb. 18. 19'~·i A Mar. 19, 1945 A Jan. 30, Jan. 21. May 23, 19·12 A A A A June 1, 1949 A A Jan. 21, 1945 Aug. 21, 1948 Jan. 3. 19~~8 A A .July 12, 19·i7 A A A A A

6-1-1940

5-23-1942 10-21-19·12 5-22-1943 10..20-1943 5-29-1944

11-3-1945

A

STATISTICAL TABLE OF GRAND CROSSES Year

Grand Crosses

o o

o o

1 1 2

17 16 14

2

Q

Hi

2

1

$

13 16 8

o

7 2

()

o 12

o 1, 8

o '%

..8 UU5 UU6 1917 1918

Deaths Total

16 2

2 2 2 2 2

o o 2 o

Year

Grand CrOBiI,es 1

7* 3 1 1

17

20

3 3 1 2 3 2 8 1*

Deaths

5 1 1 2 3.

1

3.

ilS

4 3 1 2

8S 38

7

9

:U~

89 37

35 33-

1

1

3

"

3

3 8 5

1946 1947

1

1948

2

19,(9

1 ! 2 2 :2 2 2 :2 2

o 1 1 6

39

as

34 86 36

81

" ! !

29

%

29

=3

Total 18~ 151 (*) Unknown but Wore this date.

47

35 33

31 80

..(

3 2

46 44

1 1 1 7 1

,

1945

52 50 ·18 39 40

2

3 3 2 2

51

53

6 1

S 3. S

2 1 6

1

45

1 1 1 1 2

1

is

Total

29'


SOCIETAS (Rosicrucian Society in the United States)

Fortned: April 21, 1880, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by three chartered by the Society in Scotland the same year. Purpose: To consider, examine~ and record all such matters as may come \vithin the purview of the philosophy of and those sciences \vith the embraced in it, as also those sciences vrhich are akin pose of obtaining verified truth in place of traditional of ...........,'""••'... .I,.a.." any apparent discrepancies betvveen History, :&1yths, and Sciences, as embraced in the study of Freen1asonry. 'To facjlitate the study of the system of Philosophy founded upon the Kabalah and the doctrines of Hermes and to meaning and symbolism of all that now of the ,{1:,r"c'I"'fA'l"'Y'I JI. •

literature of the ancient

~l'orld.

1"0 create a base for the historical subjects pertaining to interesting matter. To dra,v within a common bond n1en authors vvho have been in these interested in them, \vith the of C'1""'jC~f"lr"'1"'I"'\I~""f"l1f"'11''r tion, and of in juxtaposition the results their son, that may be free fron1 some gross contradictions historical To promote to the

that class of this

anel Honors: FIRST ORDER

I Zelator II Theoricus III Practicus

IV SECOND ORDER

V VI VII THIRD ORDER

VIII

IX 48


The Grades in the First and Second Orders are conferred in the Colas the subordinate bodies are tern1ed. The Grades of the Third Order are under control of the High Council \vhich is the governing body of the

Council consists of a Suprenle .&rfagus, elected ad 'l/itatJ1. and fifteen other of1icers. The title of the Supreme . all other IX and VIII men1bers are Right Worthy; those of the VII to I are \XTorthy. All are F raters. The subordinate bodies (Colleges) are over by a Chief Adept, elected adtlitanz (for life) and seventeen other officers.

1It1e~fer

Cha.rles E.

(Pa.) S.

Thomas J. Shrj."ock (Md." S. M.

A. l"red(~rick

1\>1.

Vl. linmilton

S.

s. v.

TI'iE HIGH COUNCIL 21, 1880 1908

tN.


December 9, 1940 December 12, 1949 December 11, 1950

s. M.. . S.. S. M S. M M.

J. S. S. J. S. S.. J.

Arthur D ..

".William Harold V. B. Arthur D. , ""J.V,1U

S. M S.. Y .. M S.. M. S. M.

.A.

a.

VH,l,

Note-The organic law of the High Council provides that should the Supreme Magus pass away, the Senior Substitute Magus becolnes Supreme Magus. In the Statistics of the Meetings will be found the actual date on which each Supreme Magus became the head of the Society. The dates listed under the Magi of the High Council are when the next actual llleeting of that body took place and the other hvo Magi v,rere elected. The moment a new Sup'reme Magus ascends the throne he is that officer ,ad vitam (for life).

COLLEGES CHARTERED BY S. R. L C. F. 1 Pennsylvania Septembe.r 2 New York September 3 Massachusetts September 4 Vermont September 5 Minnesota. June 6 Texas April 7 New Jersey May S North Carolina September 9 Virginia April 10 Illinois Decenlber 11 Colorado December 12 Long Island (N" Y.) December 13 Nova Scotia (Can..) surr'u'd July 14 Ontario (Can.) May UD United Forces July 17,

Note-The first three Colleges were originally chartered by the S. R. I. S. (Scotland) on December 27 ., 1879; April 18, 1880; and May 1880.. Scotland also chartered a College in Illinois in May, 1878, but it was never active.

50


North Carolina by J. Shute Lee Griffin and S. I-:Ienry The No.1, \vas formed 1930. The of America ,vas forn1ed to adtni,nister

J.".L.1".n.. l.1.v ......

helpfulness, friendly inter-

and Honors:

as KnIght (K.Y.C.H.) yrork Grand Cross (K.Y.G.C.) ~vho have presided in one or n10re Bodies. )

········'.4.'-""''-'''''t-' .. ..r.V.l.JI.

:tvfaster General

Statistics

Priories: 1 2

V&,l.,I@V,"""·""N.

C.

S -4 & 6 '1 S 1)

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

51


19 20 21 22 23 2·{.

25 26 27 28 2H :30

31 32

Eastern Canada-,··N. S. Albert .Pike- ----Ark. Pike's Peak-Col. .Ii'red 'H. Pucock--Mich. Texas-Tex. Minnesota--l\iinn. Kentllcky-···Kty Keystone·--Pa. Los An~~eles·-Ca1. Connecti(:,ut-·,-Conn. New Mexico-.. ,,·,·N. 1\1City of 11exico--·-Mex. Alabama···-Ala. Shenandoah--W. Va.

33Kansas'-·~Kan.

34 35 36 37 38 39

40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Arizona-Ariz. Western Canada---Alb. Mississippi-Miss. Oregon-Ore. San Prancisco-CaL Georgia-Ga. \Vest Virginia.--W. Va. E\·crgreen State--"\Vash. Charles Clyde Hunt-Iowa Louisiana-La. Wyoming-Wy. Vermont-Vt. Empire State--,N. Y. Utah--Utah. Roger \Viliams", "-,,R. t.

History; This body is composed of those who have Chapter, Council and Commandery. In the 1948) 2889 Knights \vere received in the Order. taken in over 300 Knights each. Priories 3, 4, 7, 1 in between 125 and 152 Knights. The \vith (1949) was Ohio, No. 18, with 301 ; Indiana Knights and Penn No.6 had 222 Knights. The following Knight York Grand Crosses have 1948) One Quadrant 252 T\vo Quadrants 68 ThreeQuadrants. . . . . . . .. 19 l:;'our Quadrants 23 Total On September 2, 1945 .Knight )(ork Grand Cross of Texas, then a men1ber of Shrewsbury No" one hundred years old and the oldest 1\,Iason commemorate the the GrandJ\'faster . . ~."~,.L't B. Voorhis, created tlO HO.l\l()[lR ,I1' ..... " ......

52

the Dec. and 18 had 23 had taken


SOVEREIGN COLLEGE ,OF ALLIED MASONIC AND CHRISTIAN DEGREES F10R AMERICA For111ed: January 14, 1892 in Richmond, Virginia by eight Freemasons.

P1Irpose: UUniting ~fasonic government a nW11ber of side degrees hitherto unrecognized . . . to \vork with proper rituals SUdl degrees as \'vere from their importance or beauty worthy of propagation, and to lay on the shelf SUdl degrees possessed by it as were merely Masonic absurdities.~' Degrees and Honors: Fifteen, of which the following were used: 1 Ark Mariner or Ark and Dove 2 Secret Monitor 3 St. Lawrence the Martyr 4 Tilers of Solomon 5 Knight of Constantinople 6 The Holy Order of \'o/isdom 7 Trinitarian of St John of Patmos 8 Academic Degrees of the College (Honorary)

a-Doctor in Universal b-Doctor in Masonic Law c-Doctor in 11asonic Letters d-Doctor in ~Iasonic Theology e--Bachelor in Masonic L.aw n,n ............. _ _"

Forty-five, with a Sovereign Grand ~1aster) ad 1)ita11't, titled Most CNllZ also Most Venerable; Venerable Wardens; eight Very Most Reverend Grand Abbott; two veller43.Dl(~; Deputy Grand

the rest

The

Secretary was titled Grand

The following served as Sovereign Grand Master:

A

Jan.

15, 1892

Jan.

18, 1901

June 19, 1901

2.

Nov. 23, 1915

3. 1921 Nesbitt, Richmond Virginia

A

Charles

4.

San1uel Benson Furbish, Brunswick, Maine

Died-Jan.

Sept. 8, 1921 June 15, 1922

Hartley Carmichael Vt'as made Sovereign Grand Master Emeritus on 18, 1901 . The

of the So,tereign College was from 1892

53


to 1924-thirty-tv-vo years, although it had a continuous existence until it amalgamated with the Grand College of the Allied 11asonicDegrees of the United States.

Meetings: Stated Annual Convocations. Statistics of Meetings: 1. 2. 3. 4.

January 14, 1892 January 27,

Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. Minutes Missing Richmond, Va. Minutes Missing Minutes Missing Minutes Missing Richmond, Va.

February 11, 18!.l2 May 10, 1892 5. September 30, 6. January 30, 7. January 25, 1894 8. J' anuary S, 1895

9.. January 25, 1896 10. December, 1896 11. January 29, 1897 12. 1898 13. 1899 14. 1900 15. .January 18, 1901 16. June 19, 1901 17. April 14, 1902 18. June 17, 1903 19. 1904 20. F'ebruary 21.

R,jr'hmond, Va.

Norway, Me. Norway, Me. Missing :Me. Itif(!..

Del~ember

(F"ormation) (Sudden Convoca.tion) (Convocation) (Convocation} (Convoeation) (Sacred Convocation) (Stated Annual Convocation) (Sudden Convocation) (Stated (Sudden (Annual (Stated (Stated (Stated (Stated (Sudden (Sudden

(Stated (,Stated (Stat(~(i

(Stnt{~d

22.

Fehrunry

(Stated

2~~.

Ii'elJrum路y

('Stntcd

2.1. 25. 26. 27. 28.

Fehruary

{Stat(~d

Febru~try

('Statc!d

February F'cbr1.lary F'ebruary

t Stat(!d

2H.

Febrmu'Y

30. 31.

November March 11,

{Stnt(~d

(Stated (Stutc<l

32. 33. 34. 35.

December December .June 10, December

(Staterl (St~Lted

No

1917

(Stated

1918 191'9

(Stat(~d

(Sudden (St~l.tcd

1920

1921 .lune 15, 1922 1923 37 November 26, 1924 38. August 24, 1983

(Stated

36.

Annual)

(Stated (Special

RETURNS FROM LODGES AS OF JANUARY

NO.1, Oxford, Maine No.2, Readfield, l\1aine Freeport, No.3, Freeport, Maine Metropolitan, NO.1, Ne\v York, N. )'.

.

1 77 11

Total 817 those \vho ~rere and Past or but the Constitutions 1906 required only that members be. l\1asons. I"fhcrc. no. vvay. to tell exactly ho\v lnany,vere .Into the Lodges over the total period of existence of the Grand Body. Most w,ere in 11aine v.rhere n(.~rly 3,000 became members.

'\vas originally

54


None, but Proceedings were and MSS. of those not printed the most in the archives of the A.M.D. with which this body '\tere printed in MISCELLANEA, Volume II) 1936-37..38.

History: The body was formed by the Reverend Hartley Carmichael, Rector of St. Paufs Protestant Episcopal Church of Richmond, Virginia. He vvas born in Dublin, on April 1854. He was assisted by seven other in of fifteen uncontrolled degrees allied members were taken directly xnade members of Sovereign College, until the trans-

The follo\ving subordinate bodies were chartered: 1.

2..

3.

Oli've Branch Lodge, No.1, Royal Ark l\{ariner, Richn1ond, Va. February 1892 No.1, Secret Monitor, Richmond, Va.,

892 No.1,

Ark 1fariners, Nonvay, 1faine. Readfield, Maine.

Ark

5. 6.

to Ark

in Ne\.v

...."'~'''''' . . ~.~.....,.. .' " to

in Ark l\tfariners, Freeport, Maine.

',vork in 1895. In May,

the

chartered a

of

for a time some the members at.. in Maine. 1894, the title of the but

:So~vereUJrn

was

original title ,vas re1901.

York ,FeI1o\vs ',vas t\venty-eight: Virginia Pennsylvania 1, Nc\\l' York 1 and

. .,. . . . ,' .. _...,....' of was 1fassachusetts 2, District 1. On July 18, 1933, a Union \\rith the Grand Council of the Allied Ma-

sonic by the on

of the U.. S.A. \-vas conSUlnnlatecL TIle IJnion \V~as ratified on August IS, 1933 and t,he


Because this body was the only one which ever conferred academic degrees-even honorary in nature--.a list of those conferred follows: Doctor i1'l Universal lVfasonryDemetrius Rhodokonakis (Greece) Henry James, Earl of Euston (England) Josiah Hayden Drummond (Maine) William James Hughan (England) D. 1vfurray Lyon (Scotland) * Doctor in MasonIC La'll/William O. English (Virginia) Henry B. L. Overend (Ireland) George W. Warvel1e (Illinois) * Doctor in Masonic LettersCharles F. Matier (England) William Ryan (Virg.inia) Frederick Webber (District of CoL) Doctor in !v!.asonic TheologyRt. Rev. Alfred M. Randolph (Virginia) Richard P. Williams (Virginia) Rev. Frederick F. Carmichael (Ireland) Rt. Rev. Henry J. Perry (Iotva) * Rt. Rev.. Thomas N.Dudley (Kenttlck-y)

*

Bachelor in MaSOtIic LazlJCharles A. Nesbitt (Virginia) John F. Mayer (Virginia) John T. Parham (Virginia) Cicero R. Gunn (Virginia) S. W. Budd (Virginia)

Only twice were these honors given. Those \vithout created on January 30, 1893, the others, marked , on

56


DEGREES

s. 1932 in Salisbury, North Carolina by the representatives of three Councils the United States under the Supren'le Grand Royal Arch Chapter of ~cc)tJ.ana~-rlaVJtn2' 21 members. (See Sovereign College of Allied Masonic and Christian America) . Ptlrpose: To control the and other detached Masonic Degrees in the

U. S. A. Degrees and Honors: (Ten regular and 1. 2. 3.

5.

6.

tVlO

appended)

Ark 1fariner Secret 1vfonitor

of """\..t,~"",}\.'~l.U."'l"'V.~J.\". Saint Lav.'rence the Architect Grand Architect

10.

A A to '\vho contribute outthere had been 35 to

in

; 1 in Ireland

rlonor.is Causa

3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13.

57


1946-Ray V. Denslow (Mo.) 1947-Le\vis E. Smith (Nebr.) 1948-C. Vernon Eddy (Va.) 17. 1949-Charles H. Eldridge (N. C.) 18. 1950-Ward K. St. Clair (N. Y.) 19. 1951-Leon Godo\\rn (N. C.) 20. 1952-Harry Schroeder (Md.) 14. 15. 16.

Meetings: Annual

Statistics of l\ffeetjngs: 1. 2. 3. •1. 5.

AI:>ril 12. 1932 May 12~ 1932 July 1·1~ 1932 May 8, 1933 July 22, 1983 Aug. 5, Feb. 20~ Apr. 17., Sept. 17 ~ Apr. 27, Apr.

Wa:shil1lgton, VUc:,';l,l-J,VI.II~I;':',

N. D. N. N. N. N.

C. C. C. C. C. C. Va. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C.

Mar. Mar. P~b.

21.

C C. C. C. C. C. C. C. C.

ll'f t?112bel's!?ijJ: I{equires n1emhership in in various Councils in U.S.A. since start

Totalnunlber

Organ: Annual Proceedings called ANNALS and .I.,,'.I.'~{""""\J.'Il follo\ving have been printed: Volume 1-204 Volume 111-213 ; Volume IV, Part 1, . In R. Ex. J. Raymond Shute, Inission fron1 the Grand High Priest of the North Carolina to confer th~'" of Excellent lYiaster \vhich In Arch in Scotland. In the His .."........ "'. ',"'...... ~,,,". "".,A..I. ..,J,,,•

the of F.irstGrand Arch ferred in Grand fer red on about t\VO hundred Royal lina on

12, 1931.

The \\'ith enthusiasm and visability of the together \vith othc~r the G'randChapter o f \ v a s '9frith idea of them \vithin the body of a separate organization. The matter \\~as dls,cussea 58


with the Grand High Priest of North Carolina and the General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of the United States. Both gave assurance that there '\votIld be no objection to such a move and the Supreme Arch Chapter of Scotland agreed to entertain applications to be formed in North Carolina for Dispensations and purpose of founding a Grand Council of Allied ~J to control these and other detadled Masonic Degrees not or conferred in the United States. _

.....;;:.;."" .... '....

Charters \vere at the Annual Meeting of the Supreme Grand Arch . . . . . . ,..."',,\.'...... of Scotland on lvfarch 21, 1932, for lodges of Royal Ivfariners Councils of Red Cross Knights, as follows: St. Andrew's in America, Cassillisl' Raleigh. N. C. II<:rwell, Charlotte, N. C.

Monroo,

N.

C.

of these Councils met in Salisbury, Grand Council of the Allied lvfasonicDe.. America. Charters vvere then and

,..t':"f'""..r..Acr."r't'路'1t路1路P~::JoC!

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THE GRAND OOLLEGE OF RITES OF THE U. S. Formed: May 12, 1932 in Washington, D. C. by nine Freemasons. Ptlrpose: To study the history and rituals of all Rites and Systems and Orders of Freemasonry not under the control, jurisdiction or stevvardship of eXl:StlI1l2' recognized Masonic Bodies; the elimination of sporadic efforts to originate, resuscitate or perpetuate Rites, Systems and Orders of Freemasonry in the tJnited States beyond those under control, jurisdiction or stevvardship of the existing recognized Masonic Bodies; the collection and preservation of various rituals of Freemasonry; and to print rituals of dormant Masonic Rites and Systems.

Degrees and Honors: No degrees are worked but several systems are controlled, including the Rite of 1femphis, Rite of Misriam, Martinist Rite, and many others. o ffice1"s: Nine, with a Grand Chancellor titled Most Illustrious, Dr~:SlcLlnle:. All others are titled Right Illustrious. The Grand titled Grand Registrar. Those who have presided as Grand . . . . . . .

as follows: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8.

9. 10. 11. 12.

1932-.1. Edward Allen (N.C.) 1932~Henry v. A. Parsell (N. Y.) Honoris Causa 1933-J. Raymond Shute, II (N. C.) 1934-Harold V. B. Voorhis (N. J.) 1935-J. Hugo Tatsch (Mass.) 1936-WiIIiam Moseley Bro\vn (Va.) 1937-Luthcr T. Hartsell, Jr. (N. C.) 1938-Ray V. Denslow (Mo.) 1939-Kennon W. Parham (N. ,C.)

1940-\'Xfalter L. Stock\vell (N. D.) 1941-eharles C. Hunt (Iowa) 1942-Charles H. Johnson (N. Y.) 1943-C. Vernon Eddy (Va.)

13. 14.

Emmerson, Jr. (N. Y.) L. Cummings (N. Y.) Brain (Okla.) R. P.Barker (N. Y.) T. Reid (N. Y.) K. St. Clair (N. Y.) Black V roonlan (1vfo.)

15. 16. 19. 20. 21.

Meetings: Annual Convocation. Statistics of A1eetitzgs: 1. 2. 3. 路1. 5. 6. 7.

19B2 11, 20. 28" 22, 21,

20.

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'I:Ol......."",'"".... \"" ..


25, 1939 25, 1940 21, 1941 21, 1942 20, 1943 19, 1944 2 ti, 19路15 23, 1946 22, 1947 21, 1948 20" 1949 18, 1950 17, l!l51 23, 1952

21.

Washington" Washington, Washington, Washington, Washington, Washington. New York, Washington, Washington, Washington, vVashington, Washington, "\Vashington, Washington,

D. D.. D. D. D. D. N. D. D. D. D. D. D. D.

C.. C. C. C. C. C. Y.. C. C. C. C. C..

C. C.

Vested in not more than one hundred active uPellows" who must be l\1asons in the United States; and not more than an additional forty (Fellovls-HonotisCausa living elsewhere.. An additional one hundred Hl\1embers" \1lere authorized in 1947 from \\rhich uPello\vs" are to be taken in order of of mernbership -date. In 1950 the number of HlYfembers" became unlimited. H

in parts, usually annually, containing rituals of dormant 1vfasonic Rites and Systen1s. Up to 1945 the follo\"ving issued: Volume 1-242 pages; Volume 11-214 pages; Volume ; Volume IV (Parts 1 & -163 pages. Min1eographed

aU

ha.ve been

The .n1anifest of the Grand College of Rites is the publishthe rituals of dormant 1:fasonic Bodies and Inaking them available to its members for study and research. The titles of

rituals which have been printed are:

1. 2. 3.

The Fratres Lucis

4.

The MartinistOrder The Adonhiramite Rite The Rite of Memphis

5.

6. 7.

Rite

Rite 路of Adoption

Ancient Order of Zuzimites South Consecrated Phileclesian Host Order of the 'Palm and Shell Free and Accepted Architects

s. Queen of the 9. 10. 11.

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FOfJned: June 18, 1923 in Dublin, Ireland and May 20,

Carolina, U. S. A. Purpose: To govern and superintend the (Green by chartering Councils for Degrees tnul Honors:

In North

the

t

Knight of the Sword Knight of the East Knight of the East and West Installed Excellent Chief Officers and Titles: Seventeen, presided over by a M. Excellent Great Chief. The other officers are Very Excellent and the Grand are Right Excellent. The local bodies have nine an Excellent Chief. There is an internal Council of Past â&#x20AC;˘...f"'''f-n.llot''tSecretary is cal1ed Scribe. History: The Order of over the ~<Green ~"""<;;;'.I.,"""'V England and these are the forn1.ution of the Grand Council of not outside the BritishG'reat r ..... ""'... on 9, and the 1. 2. 3. 4.

r01"OI"'1

T'T-'1U_,-,rlol'F

are in

.-friJO,rff::l'f"',r

J.

Councils have been chartered \~lith All the '''''''''''''''''''''~,''',,,7

F. Bahnson Allen

J. Raymond Shute II

Van Buren For United States Van Buren Voorhis

62

1950-


On December Paumanok Council, No. 32, at Garden City, Ne\v York, was chartered.. It was constituted by the Grand ~ut)erllnt~~nQent on February 1943. In 1951, the Gateway to the West No. 58, Pittsburgh, Pa., was chartered. '-'"...., ...... <I. ....... .l. ... ,

At a beh'leen the Grand Superintendent of the Southern Juris.. diction and the of Paum.anok Council, No. 32, on February 23, 1946, a line the United States from Ea.!t to West, setting up of the Northern Jurisdiction \vith twenty-five States and the with States and the District of Columbia, These jurisdictions \vere subsequently approved by the Grand Ireland. In 1950 the tvvo jurisdictions were combined into a t'Of"f"1t-/'"\t"'Y'I'

h'f"iC'ritrt'fr\n

'-1"" .......... 路. .........

memberS,hlP in these bodies is small and is restricted bv invitation. aSntlnJ~tOln,,\ D. C. on February 23, c~l1ed the the number of Knights that had was 152 with 10 having died, a memberof vlhich 70 were IJA. .l.J~l,' .""..;.J ....

..

63


Chevaliers Biefaisants de La Cite Sainte

B.C.. S.)

GREAT PRIORY OF A~fERICA

Formed: Sept. 21, 1934 at Raleigh, North Brown, J. Raymond Shute, II (both of whOln had Geneva, Switzerland earlier in the and four others. eight others \\rere taken in nlaking """'.. Ptlrpose: ~(To n1aintain and strengthen among its as ""ell as Masons and Masonic Groups in general the following ment to the spirit of Christianity and belief in a ~Ul)reme nated under the name of Supreme Architect of the ; Devotion Country; Individual Perfection by the work which every m,an must do vlithin himself for subduing his passions, correcting his faults and intellectual progress; The exercise of an tovyrardall mankind without regard to Nationality, Convictions or Social Status." 'I..... .l.I",'w\"O ... '"

.L.V"'l';i..l""""'\,,o.l..J.

Degrees and Hotlo,路s: Conferred in Entered Apprentice

1. 2.

Fellowcra ft

3.

Master

of St. 4.

5. 6.

Scottish Master of St. Perfect 11aster of St.

Novice Beneficent of the

t?fficers and Titles: Six: Great Prior ; Great 'Prior路 Three Prefectures. Term of Office: T\vo years:

each memt,er. three

Y.)

C.)


:.t: ...At

the

n-\.o,Dt"ff"","",

in

Charles Clyde Hunt of Iowa was elected a Past

Great Prior.. This is the oldest order connected with Freemasonry which has a continuous existence. It was founded by Baron Carl Gotthelf Von Hund in in 1754. It consisted first of the six degrees now but later a seventh (Eques Professus or Professed but unpopular it was never officially adopted. of the in America are those practiced by the Great (Switzerland) in their Lodge of St.. Andrew and Order

the Hund HRite of Strict Observance~' conferred the Craft has never been surrendered, but the present organizaGrand Lodges as the sale authority for establishing of these degrees. Th,ere are but four Great Priories in the World:-Switzerland, France, and the States of America. In England the Order was the Great K. T. and is regarded as their highest honor etnl)lar:s, there being only about a dozen members.. 'I'~:::I"'fr\l'U."f'l::r has thee. B.C. S. been it has been only sparingly ~vhen our t,vo received the Grades in Geneva, . . . . . .;................. Freen1asons been admitted. r.' .. members (1950). Since (eight having died) as folf"\r'f.&.llnt"I"t"

"..路r"_ ......路......

............................. 14 1935

8 1 2 1

5 11

4

47


GRAND COLLEGE OF . . . . HOLY ROYAL ARCH KNIGHT l'EMPLAR PRIESTS .I.,....,.&...or'.... "-JIl."-"C .... .L

Fortned: 1vfay 1933, in Raleigh) North Carolina four Priests. Purpose: To control and the 'Order in the United States. Degrees and f!o1?ot's: none of '\vhich are 1. Knight of the Christian Ivfark 2. Knight of Saint Paul 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Knight of PatInes Knight of Death Knight of the Black Cross Knight of Knight of the Cross Knight of Saint John Knight Priest of the Holy vllo.o""'n... Holy Order of \Xtisdon1 Holy and Illustrious Order of the Cross

12.

Priest of Eleusis

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

JIo...." .... '..,I,.I,'loJ,A.y

J. .....,I..l.J.1lo.o

of Harodin1 of the North South the

Grand Cross of Saint Knight of Saint John the 13tlptist Knight

li.osacCross

Cross

Knight of Knight of the Knieht of Knight of

\'Jhite

Gra~d Trinitarian Grand Cross of Saint

32.

Priest of of of the Priest of of !{e,jenJptlon Knight of Truth Knight of ROIne

33..

Holy Royal Arch Knight

31.

'Knight Knight Knight Knight Knight

Within the bosom of

posed of not rnore than and ceptors

l""Ol:l1rTUUlc1 er's.

Officers: All others are Ri.ght Eminent. Prcsidin,g and nate bodies are Very Elninent. All Knights

66

1.qhe


Secretary j s have presided:

Grand Registrar. The following Grand Preceptors

1.

Raymond Shute II (North Carolina) Moseley Brown (Virginia)

2.

Il.};.(,i"!_--1'\YJ'flf.I..,t"Y'\

3. 1935-John Edward Allen (North Carolina)

4,

1936-1uther T. Hartsell, Jr. (North Carolina) 1937-Luther 1", Hartsell. Jr. (North Carolina) "'J"12""i--r,n.var \"l. Timberlake, Jr. (North Carolina) J. W:est (\X!isconsin) 1940-Clarence Brain (Oklahoma) 1941-Joseph L. PeacoCk (North' Carolina) 1942-Charles Clyde Hunt (Iowa) W. Hooper (Virginia) 1944-Frederic Fries Bahnson (North Carolina) 1945-Everett Fenno Heath (Virginia)

5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

13. 14. 15. 16.

"jLHOO,\-路I::lrnf",

A. Lathim (Oklahoma)

O. Linkletter (Nevl York)

E. Snlith F. lvfcKeel Vernon .~"",i''''''''.c.... r. V. ,B.

1

, _0

._'J',..""01

o. Schroeder

Annual Ingatherings

Ingathering

楼i iU" 11 1'1'1: ~~t(")n t

llorl",,1t'Hr~'''~o''';''I'!o'''Jr':l.

D.

D.

En1inent Comrnanders of a Commandery Total nuol.ber of Inembers 1949-281. Volume I, '1. to 11, 139 through 1944.

'''''\,'',tlJ:U~''''\''J, ('0

1."'f'ro,r,l'1I1:llr1t'''IIft'eO. 0

Order Vv'as in by John Yarker. It was introduced into the tJnitcd by R. Knight Priest Sydney Clifton Ne\\l!'Zealand, who qualified the Founders. The

67


latter caIled a Convention to set up three Tabernacles and formed a Grand

body in 1933. In 1935 it was discovered that the formation w'as not in proper order, and it was re-established with the Grand College of England confirming the former acts of the Grand College of the U'nited States. The following Tabernacles have been chartered: A I II III IV

-Grand Preceptor's (Roving) -Mount of the Holy Cross (North Carolina.) -Garden of Gethsemane (Virginia) -Holy Sepulchre (North Carolina) -Joseph of Arimathea (Oklahoma) V -Star of Bethlehem (New York) VI -Sea of Galilee (New Jersey) VIr -Triune (Pennsylvania) VIII -Emmanuel (Maryland) IX -Our Redeemer (Texas) X -Prince of Peace (Ohio) XI -Holy Grail (Arkansa.s) XII -Holy Saints John (Nova Scotia.) XIII -Mount of Olives (New Mexico) XIV -Golgotha (Kentucky) XV -Simon of C~rrene (Wisconsin) XVI -Bethany (Oregon) XVII -Gennesaret (Indiana) XVII'I-Last Supper (Iowa) XIX -Mount Calvary (West Virginia) XX -Assension (Texas) XXI -Resurrection (Texas) XXII -Simon Peter (Illinois) XXIII-Galilean (Ohio)

68

May 27, May 27.• May 27, MllY 2""

1933

Mar. 30. Dec. 12. Feb. 10. Feb. 21. Feb. 19. Feb. Q'') ..:-u, May 30, July 4. Sept. 7, Jan. 31, Feb. 10,

1935 1936

'.

1£~:l3

19·12

194·i 19·16

]B'eb. 12.

Feb. F'eb. Feb. Feb. Aug. Aug'.

15. 16.

20. 20,

12. HM9 12, 19<19 Jan. 22, 1952 Jan. 23,


PHILALETHES S,OCIETY Formed: October 1, 1928 by George H. Imbrie of Kansas City, Missouri) in conjunction \vith Robert I. Clegg of Chicago, Illinois; Cyrus Field W,ll· lard of San Diego, California; Alfred H. lYfoorhouse of Boston, Massachusetts; Henry F. Evans of Denver, Colorado; and William C. Rapp of Chi.. cago, Illinois. uAn international society for Freemasons "\vho seek more light and Freemasons \vho have light to impart." The motto of the Society is nThere is no than truth, n and is found on the seal or embleln. Degrees and 1-1011ors: There are no degrees, but there are forty active Fellow (and an unlimited number of members, from_vlhom the Fellow is selected when vacancies occur.) Fello\vs, who used the designation tfF.P.S." are referred to as the °Porty Immortals of 1-1asonic Scholars." J.r1feetings: There are no meetings of the Society, which is run by the four officers "rith the other Fellows acting in an advisory capacity. Pt'eJid£?11tJ: October 1928 1. H. Imbrie (Mo.) September 1931 2. Robert I. Clegg (Ill.) March 1932 3. H. lvfoorhouse (Mass.) Decen1ber 1938 4 . F . ~rillard (Cal.) April 5. F. Evans (CoL) December 1945 6. Walter A.Quincke (Cal.) January 1952 7. Harold H. Kinney (CaL) Orgatl: HThe Philalethes -a twelve page magazine, edited by Walter A. Quinckeand issued since March 1946, as follows: Volume I -8 issues-Mar. 1946 to Feb. 1947 Volume II -6 issues-Mar. 1947 to Dec. 1947 Volume 111-8 issues-Jan. 1948 to Dec.. 1948 Volume IV-8 issues-Jan.. 1949 to Dec. 1949 Volume V -8 issues-Jan.. 1950 to Dec. 1950 "'lolume VI-8 issues-Jan. 1951 to Dec.. 1951 H

FelJo1J s: 1

U-·"l'C.Ol[)~n

](_''''MlJOon·'!''V

H. Imbrie I. Clegg F.Willard H. Moorhoule

F. Evans

c.

Rapp

5-*Emerson Eaaterlhuit G-*Louia Block 7-*ErnKtCruteher 8-*WUUam England 9- R~sdn&ld v. Harris

10-*Charl8 H.. Men 11..-*Erneet tH. MurraY I2·...... ·Senee.. A. Rear 13-*Alf'red Fr.. Saunders 14'·-*J. HuR'o Ta.tsch 15-- Harold V.. B. Voorhil 16-*A. Gaylord Beaman '17-*AItred M. Hobbs

18--*Reyuold E. Blight 19-*NatbanieI W. J'. Haydon 20-*Lionel Vlbert

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Kansas City, Mo. Chicago. Ill. San Diego, Cat Boston. Mass. Denvel", Col. Chicago, Ill. Ashland. Ore. Davenport. Ia. Los Angeles, Cal.. Aukland. N.. Z.. Halifax, N. S. SunduakY. O. BiUings, Mont. KirksV'ine. Mo. New York. N. Y. New York, N. Y .. Red Bank. N. J. Los Angeles. Cat Pretoria, S. Afric& Los Angeles. Cal. Toronto, Onto London, Eng'.


21--*Charles S. Plumb 22-*Oswald Wirth 23- John Mossaz 24-*Rohert

Hunt S. Ward S'chmidt Cook Racid Bey 36-*Julius Fischer 37-*Frederick Pollock 38- Phillip CrossIe 39-*Alfred W. Morgan 40-*Rudyard Kipling

:C<,__ "'I"""IllCJ'n

No. 41, This denotes\vho\vas The Acti've a total of 305.

after the name of the Fellow. (Jan. 1" 1951) 38' and members 267;

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FRIARS Fortl1ed: July 1, 1932 by John Raymond Shute II, in Monroe, North Carolina. Pttrlose: To recognize Masonic authors. and !{01201"S: There are no degrees; each year one Masonic author is by nlade a ctBlue Friar," and presented with the Hkey" of the Society. the of a Blue Friar the vacancy is filled by an additional Blue if total number is less than twenty. Grand Abbot, Deputy Grand Abbot and Secretary-GeneraL I&'~ Annual Consistories. G"and Abbots: 1932-1934-John Raymond Shute II 1935-1948-John Edward Allen 1949-1950--John Raymond Shute II -Ray Vaughn Denslo\v 1950The was conducted through correspondence time the Consistories \vere held in Washingdates: h ......·\ ..... ".£:l1"'i

IHII':.,,,r ..

frl"·

. . . . . . . r'l.'u •••

IT

HJ42

19·i9

1950 1950 1951

1952

.Note: The numbers before the

~·ears

note

r(~placements.

71


THE ORDER OF THE BATH 'OF THE U'NITED STATES Founded: June 21, 1921 in Red Bank, Ne\v Jersey, by nine brethren of 1fystic Brotherhood Lodge, Nio. 21, F. & A. M., as ((The \X1ahoo Band."

Purpose: To band together members of the Lodge for tuutual meeting and charity. Later expanded to confer the Ritual on others outside of the Lodge as HThe Order of the Bath.)) Degrees and Honors:

I-Outer Band Degree 2-Middle Band Degree 3-Inner Band Degree

4-0rder of the Bath

Officers a1zd Titles: Five, presided over by a lvfost H.onorableCommanderGeneral (ad 1)itarll). The other officers are a Very Honorable Lt. ComrnandHonorable er-General; a Very Honorable Captain-General· a of the Bath Records ~ and a Right Honorable the Bath Door. local bodies are called Bands and over the single Band has been formed.) Meetingr: Called Flights and held on call of Statistics 1. 2. 8. 4. 5. 6.

,""II' ... " ...........,......

Flights:

June 21. 1921 .Tune 22, 1927 June 30, 1927

Apr. 25, 1928 14, 1929 Mar. 5, 7. May 2, 8. June 8, 9. Nov. 28, 10. Jan. 20, ~lune

1.,.Oltntrlanl(ler

Red Red Red Red Red

Bank, N. J. Bank,N. ..1. B'ank,N. otT. Bank,N...T. Bank, N. J.

Red Bank, Bank, Oeeanpnrt, Red Bank,

Rf~d

Red Ba.nk,

'IT. ..T.

.T. J. .1. .J . •1. •T. ..1'.

.T• •T• •T. .T• •T• •T.

. T.

:r.

.J.

(l9th

72

Annu~~n


Red Bank, N. J. walshultgton, D.

D. N.

UCeanl)Ort. N. wrTYasl'l.lngton,

D.

D. D. D.

D.

WaI5hin,gton, D.

(21st (22nd (23rd (24th (25th (26th (27th (28th (29th (30th

Annual) Annual) Annua.l) Annual) Annual) Annuul)

Annual) Annual) Ann uai) Annual)

"On 5, 1930 the \V'ahoo Band became the Order of the Bath. In 1938 a pronuncianlento \vas made to that effect. Wallace B. Rankin continued as King of the \X'ahoo Band No. O. until his death (May 2,1949), t\venty-eight years. Upon becoming the Order of the Bath on May 5, 1930 Harold V. B. Voorhis "vas elected Conunander-General, ad 'ti路itatn. There have been 37 active nlembers in \V'ahoo Band No. O. (1950) and 180 honorary melnbers-a total of 217 in the Order of the Bath. 1921 ............................ '. .... y

7 1928 ............................... 2

1929 1930 1931 1934 1935 1936 1937 1940 1942

.. . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . ... 1 ............................. 2

....................................... 2 1 2 1

2 ................................ 2

6 37

1931

57- 76 91

92- 93

1935 1937 1 1 1 1

73

. ,

.

1945


SOJOURNERS Formed: August 25, 1921 at City Club, Chicago, Illinois. Purpose: uTo organize Commissioned Officers (past and of the uniforn1ed forces of the United States, vvho are!vfaster into Chapters, for the promotion of good fellovvship among its nlenlbers, for assisting such as n1ay be overtaken by adversity or affliction, for cultivating Masonic ideals, for supporting all patriotic ainlS and activities in for developing true patriotisnl and A01ericanism the for bringing together representatives (past and present) of the forces of the United States in a united effort to further the military need of national defense, and for opposing an influence \vhatsover calcul~ted to weaken the national security." Degt'ees

lUZI}

1.. 2.

offiters:

Honors: Reception ceremony :Heroes of '76 (see

Eleven '\vith a National President

Meetings: Annual Meetings. Statisticsal'lti Natio1Zt.d Pt"eJide11t.r: Wnshin~t()n.

Washing'ton. Washimr.ton, PhilndE.~lphia.

Cleveland, St. Louis. Washington. D. At1fJ.nth~ City, N. Boston, Mass. Kansas City, 1\;10. Chicago, Ill.. Columbus, Ohio

Buffalo, N.Y.

W nshington, D. C. Newport, R. L Detroit. Mich. San Francisco, Cal. Milwaukee, Wise..

Lin1ited to Conlmissioned Officers In and its possessions\vho are On Decernber 31, 1949 there \vere 153 active number chartered since the inception is 306 Chapters.. 74

forces of the


History: Early in 1900, pursuant to a call published in one of the Manila (Philippine Islands) ne\vspapers, a meeting of Masonic oflicers resulted in uThe Sojourners Club." }'ieetings \vere held in the 11ANILA TIMES office, Oriente Hotel, and at homes of various fl1embers, tv/ice each month. 1"1he earliest record of the Club rrleeting is April 2, 1900. Actually these Ineetings becalne the means of securing a Dispensation for a lvfasonic Lodge, dated July 1, 1901, \vhich vvas granted by 1'lL W. Brother Willialn S. Wells, Grand 1Vfaster of the Grand Lodge of California, F. & A. 1\1. The first nleeting of the Lodge,U. D. ~vas August 28, 1901. The 01arter "vas granted October 10, 1901, and the installation and institution of the Lodge Vias held on October 1901. The first dated meeting of the new Lodge (l\tfanila No. to Philippine Islands Jurisdiction December 19, 1912) '\vas on December 2, 1901, at vlhich meeting The Sojourners Club nn::-sentc~(1 the Lodge Vvrith furniture and je'\vels to the value of about $'275.00. Because all the fl1embers of The Sojourners Club were charter nlembers of the l\faniIa their identity as a Soj ourners Club was the and there ~vere apparently no nlore activities of the until the 1907. In that year the Masonic Sojourners Assoit in a continuation of the '路l"路11F.J"'\ ......... becanle scatte.red t11!'OU~tl(:JUt in 1907 some fonner nlen1bers the need for a. national to have a desirable. It \vas, Chicago,. ~tt \vhich the proposition for the fornlation of ,vas discussed. There \vere no minutes kept of this Unmachfs records sho\v the presence of the foIIo\ving: General SaIl1tlel C. Stanton F. C. Russell _ ' Nathan \V. Burclette .t"'I.t"I""',:)f....

"'

,

-1

,.

R. B. Innes

ColonelH. B.

A. E. F. tee Leavitt Colonel

L. Corbett N.1\{cClain Otto F. Skiles S. Bonner

F.

of

F. C. ................ Carl ..................... Captain Burdette Kelly, ..... _ Lt Colonel George F.lTnmacht, Major George F. Lee, on that evening, moved that the organization be kno\vnas The Sojourners Club, on a.ccount of the transitoryrmembership 75


that no doubt would comprise the organization. This was the of the present National Soj ourners, conlposed of and former ofilcers of the various uniforrned services of the United States. At a meeting on April 9, 1919, on account of the continued and prosperity of the Club, the need \vas felt for the Club on a t110re permanent aspect, and a Comn1ittee consisting of General S. Captain C. E. Roach and Lt. E. H. Le\vis, ~vas to re-draft a ne\v and permanent Constitution and The at a On meeting on June 11, 1919 and their report was the first move to form a national organization vv'as made ne\v ''''''''s...J were authorized. This meeting was held in the office of It. Colonel F. Unmacht. Early in 1919, steps had been taken Harold Schlesinger, a member of the Club, stationed at form a subordinate body in that city~ On June 19, 1919, the Board of '-~'-'~.~.l.""'-'''".>. \,,L,l.l.'IJ".l.~.I..l. the Secretary, mailed a letter of authority to him to known as Detroit Chapter" No.1. On l:t ter was adopted and were for of Chapters at Chicago. were then three the mother Chapter; Detroit No. 1 ington, No.3. TI1is vvas the Convention. _.l.4'1,. ....

_.l.4'.. 1,,"' ... '.... 4.,1 ..

'l

The organization "vas chartered by the State of Illinois 1839) on August 1, 1919 as The Sojourners Club., Later the changed to National Sojourners, Incorporated. It vvas also the District of Columbia as National Sojourners, Inc. on

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No.


HEROES

'76

This is a side (fun) degree having local groups designated ~tCamps" attached to the Sojourners Chapters. Accurate records of admissions are not kept at the National Sojourners headquarters-due to the nature of the organization. On Decen1ber 31, 1949 there ~vere 126 Can1ps of Heroes of '76. The following is a listing of the National Commanders: Col. Christopher VanDeventer Emeritus Honorary Major Gen. Amos A. Fries Col. Albert \'7. Foreman 1930 Capt. John D. Robnett 1931 Col. Russsell P.Reeder 1932 Col. Frank E. Hopkins 1933 1934 Col. Louis C. Wrilson RobertL.Queissner 0.. 0..•..••.. 01935 Major Arnold B. Van Raalte 1936 Rear S. Williams 1937 ~rolcott 1938 A. . 1939 I\1{. • •• 1940 Brig. Robert H. . . Capt. Frank J. Bailey . . Col. Charles C. Allen 1943 . 1944 Col. Ernest G. Col. Homer N. . · . Col. P. Palnlcr " 1946 Col. Arthur Perry .. 1947 0

0

0

0

0

'

Brig. Gen. K. R.ice Col. Jr CoL Albert Cr. Hulett 1fajorDavid A. Pfromtn The ritual

0

0

0

0

..

.

.

"

1950 1951

the Heroes'76,vas \vritten Thomas J. Flournoy, Conunandery of Kentucky. His this ritual, instituted in 1923. The 1930. On 25, the A. Lejeune at Quantico, General \vas elected a his services in the

COffilnander of Colonel

"

0

original National Camp.'"

77


F01"1ned: April 20, 1~05 in Syracuse, New York, by S. R. Clute, the Masonic Tenlple Club of Syracuse, in calling a n1eeting of .J.""",.,IJ,.""".. tives from other Masonic Clubs in New York State. The ... r",~· .r:"~".c ,t-,,,,l·'f,(f"~'<", the Masonic Clubs of Syracuse, New York City, Rodlester, mer and Auburn organized nYhe League of Masonic Clubs." President and S. R. Clute, Secretary of the Masonic the clubs fornl.. euse, officiated. The forlnation '\-vas subj ect to ratification ing the League. S. R. Clute was elected President and F. D. Clark was elected Secretary and Treasurer. At the first Annual Convention on 1906, the name ~vas changed tot~The National League of 1\:1asonic A Constitution and By-La\vs were adopted April 18, 1907 at the second Annual Convention. The organization vvas incorporated on September 15~ 1922 in the District of Columbia. 1 \... J.'LII.4"'-

.....

PtlrpoJe: The original purpose of the or~!anJZa~tlc~n fraternal relations bet'\.veen the l\1asonic ,..1'"\1""1"\,....,~fC'f"" tate the interchange of courtesies to four stitution of October (a) To form a National

regular Free and

,l,J..""'\"'''''I.!I.·''''\'''~

J,,".LU, ..' )V,l,'hJ.

c!ples set forth at the (b) To inculcate love of ,..,.."

*

C'l'.,....'·rf"'tlr"\ff"'1'....

..

founded and to hood." (c) To the

social

menlbers.

as establishnlent and for the r.~r"''''l!'''i''\·''fJ~\''''' ments

78

rr

. ....


18, 1919 6. 1920 II, 1921 22,. Hl22 11. 1923 12. 1924 25, 1925

10. IB26

2, 7, 6, 5, ~' ..-_... "",.... 4, II,

Hj27 1928 1929 1930 1931

Detroit. Mich. New York. N. Wsshin,byton, D. Atla.ntic City, N. Boston, Mass. New York. N. Y. aratoga Springs, N. Y. Philadelphia. Pa. Providence. R. I. Niagara Falls, N. Y. Cleveland. 0 hio Atlantic CitYr N. J. Detroit, :Mich. \Vashington, D. C. Atlanti(~ City. N.J. Atlantic City, N. J. New York, N. Y. Atlantic City, N. J. Cincinnati, Ohio Philadelphia, Pa. City,. J. City. J. Cit.y, J. City, J. been t1S(~ of war City. N .•.1. be(~o.llS(~ of war Cit~·. N .•T.. "",.. __..• Ohio ~.

fI iJtor)':

Brother I~r()\\'n \\"as 1905 that Brother Bro\vn of Ivfason ic

79

Jesse 1. Penney (Pa.) Joseph T. Slingsby (N. J.) Lynn H Troutman (D. C.) H. Melvin Allen (Pa.) WilIi::tm B. Noll (N. Y.) Arthur B. Eaton (Pa.) Charles A. MacHenry (Va.) George H. Peterson (N.•1.) B. Waldo Hobart (Mass.) Roy A. :MncGregor CPa.) Cheney L. Bertholf (D.C.) Mort L. O'Connell (N.J.) Walter F. Tidswell (Mich.) Melville D. Hensey (D.C.) Roy W. Price (Conn.) Louis \Valter (N. Y.) Bertram T. Foulkes (N. cT.) Arvid V. Swanington (N. Y.) Victor H. Blanc (Pa.) SamuelH. Scharschmidt (Ohio) William Moseley (N. Y.) Edmund R. (N. Y.) Charles H. (D. C.) Harold l\fass.)


THE ACACIA FRATERNITY Formed: May 12, 1904 by fourteen Master Masons, at the Michigan.

of

Jrfernbership: Membership was restricted to Master Masons until the Conclave held at Estes Park, Colorado in the Fall of 1931. The ment was then changed to admit sons of Master Masons. In the of 1933 the requirements were again changed to admit (1) Freemasons, (2) Sons and brothers of l'fasc~ns, (3) Any person recommended by two M.aster Masons.

Organ: The official organ is the uTRIAD". It is stated that I~Acacia is the only fraternity, ,vith one exception, whose membership is confined to those of the Protestant religious faith.

National

(,.,OllC.-J"lll'<?J

12, 1904 27, 1905 20, 1906 I, 1907 24, 1908 15, 1909 13, 1910 10, 1912 17, 1913 24, 1914 1, In15 12" 1916 31, 1918 16, 1919 20,. 1920 路1, 1922 4, 1923 31, 1925 6, 11127 19,. 1929 7, Imn 1, 1935 6, 1937 29, 1939 25, 19路il 28, 19路i6 26, 1948 27, 1950

H

and Presidents: Arbor, Mich. Arbor, Mich. Ill. Kan. Ill. Pa..

!Harlan P. Itowe CMiclH;t'lLU)

Kolbe

History: On February 1, a Masonic Club \\'as or.~!an:tZ(~(1 Michigan by P. A. Shanor, E. ~r. }\foore, \Y/. S..... "'''''''!~4''"''' .... '''''. all jof the Michigan law class of It \vas ,,4 In June 1900 the first house was leased. On organization having it became the Acacia tf"'l,/'路,"' ... " .... f"\ ...'d'1f.';/t;...

August 1, 1948 there were

Chapters with 13,

80

initiates.


GOLDEN KEY FOfl1zed: On 11arch 21, 1925 at Norman, Oklahoma. The Sovereign Pre..

ceptory was chartered by the State of Illinois and established in Joliet, Illi.. nois, on December 21, 1943.

Purpose: 路'The Golden Key Foundation was created to establish and perpetuate a University to include an entire community and a Center of Learning, based upon lvfasonic Philosophy, in which energetic and enthusiastic youth accept responsibility and cooperate with Age to gain experience and wisdom in learning by doing, so that opportunity, security and tHappiness out of Service' may be enjoyed in evolving a true understanding of life." Diegrees:

Chief Craftsman or Pledge Degree. Knight of the Golden Key or Initiatory Degree. Preceptory has eleven officers headed by a Sovereign headed by a Preceptor.

The Preceptor and the

body has six

to Freen1asons \vho become Knights. There is also \\路hatis kno\vn as the Order of the a decoration conferred by the upon l\{aster l\1nson in of eminence in service for the good of humanity. ..... ,U.JLUi.\,,路""lo

reOrJ~~llnl~~ea

in 1942 and since that has been the Sovereign Prer'rt:~cet~)tolrv--ttle one in Joliet" '\vhich has had Homer Kline Homer Kline Glyle Hufford Beecher Peterson Pence Orr f-f路"lrrnirr~ Flint Harrold Flint Almond C. Fairfield

1950

History: The Order of the \vas .first conferred at the first initiation of Beta of Mll Sigma Fraternity, composed of Master Iv!asons, the University a f o n March 21, 1925, in the Masonic Temple at Norman, Oklahoma. The ritual \vas performed by Almond C. Fairfield, the same and the of Beta Chapter. Among the Charter author Members of Beta. Chapter were: Dr. J~ S.President, University of Oklahoma. Dr. W. \V. Reaves, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Dr. H. H. Felgar, Dean of College of Engineering 81


Dr. E. E. Dale, Head of Department of History S. R. Hadsell, Head of Department of English Prof. ·'l. E. Monnett, Head of Department of Geology Prof. C. J. Bollinger, Head of Department of Geography Prof. J. V. David, Worshipful lv1aster of Norman Lodge. The following also received the Order of the Golden Key at the same meeting: ~Dr.

M.· .\V.· .Henry S. Johnson, Grand 1faster and later Gov. of Oklahoma R.·.W.·.Earle C. Flesher, Deputy Grand Master and later Grand Master M.· .\~r.· .W. W. Anderson, Grand Secretary and Past Grand l'lfaster. M.·.W.o.Leslie E. Swan, Recorder of India Temple, .A.. A.O.N.M.S., and P.G.11. M:.W:.CharlesE. Tedroew, Grand Commander, K.T. and P.'GJ\{. lvf:.\V:.Hal. L. Muldo\v, 33°, Deputy for Okla. and P.GJ\f.

Thereafter all initiates ,into Sigma 11u Order of the Golden Key until 1929 due to lack of \:vho were Masons, the fraternity\vere to adn1it sons 1\111 Sigma was absorbed by Tau Kappa Epsilon about

received the Un(ler~gra,au~ttes

Unable to confer the Order of the Golden

\vas discontinued by Sigma 1v1u Sigma. Before it ,vas hundred received the Order in the nine chartered

"'''''.J''', v

""

~

it several

In 1930 Almond C. Fairfield, the author of the ritual of the Order ,of the Golden Key, distributed the present \~lhich he to Bro\vn of Florida, WiUisBatchelet of Chester of Wisconsin and George of Oregon, all of \vhom has the Order

in Sigma Mu Sigma, and formed them into a skeleton called Sovereign Preceptory. Knight Fairfield eleven the Eta . . . J.AI.Jl,~,,'''''''.A. Sigma Mu Sigma at the University of Illinois; five in Sigma Mu at Purdue lTniversity; and at .AJpha Chapter, Sign1a Mu Sigma, this out in the "..r:."........ ,..,.,~,f"'t .. zation by 1932. None of these were more was done until \vhen on 1'll"\i'l'.U:;''1'n'''''~':) r.lo1rl''''''''l't·Ji'·.I'·~''''\''.'"\ gave an address to some 11:asons on Township and Since then numbers have been out: ~ 1, ~ 1950-12 ~ and 1 tot~ll of 81 organiza.tion. ....

""'At"t"\!f"'!,n>

Joliet

Chn,r..

\vas started in

ter membership:

Almond C. ,Harrold P.

Homer v. Pence B.Orr,tL.B. Raymond I.. Frisbie, A.B. 82


Roy N.

University of Illinois University of Michigan ,Knox College Colunlbia University Union Theological University of Chicago

George N. LL.D. ,C. Beecher Petersen, A.B. Alex Ziffi111erm:1.n 1fus. D. Everett B.D. t

N.Ph.D. r-. ... I"'I,\,

J''P.'....

invitation only but there are open meetings when '\vhen there is no initiatory "rork.

four sections to the group, as follo\vs: Order of Knights Order of the Golden Circle-Sovereign Knights--official Order of the Golden Key-Knights-initiatory Order of Chief Craftsmen-Chief Craftsmen-pledge The

are as follov,rs: 1950

1951 1951

83


ANCIENT ARABIC IORDER OF N10BLES OF MYSTIC SI-IRINE Forrned: September 26, 1872, in lvfasonic Hall, East 23rd Street, New York, N. Y., by Dr. W路alter M. Fleming and \~rillianl J. Florence and nine others. Two additional nlembers were absent. National body fornled in saIne June 6, 1876.

Pttrpo.re: A desire for greater freedoln in social intercourse a..tl.1ong Freemasons who are Scottish Rite lvfasons or Knights TClnplar.

Degt'ees and Honors: ((The Pillar of Society"-a ritual said to be "a transla.tion from the original Arabic, found preserved in the archives of the Order at Aleppo, Syria whence it was brought, in 1860, to London, England, by Rizk Allah Hassoon Effendee."

Officers and Titles: Thirteen with Imperial Potentate presiding. Local heads are called Illustrious Potentates. The national body officers \vere termed HGtand until 1886 when they ~vere titled ttln1perial:' The national is officially termed the Im,pedal Council, the rnen1bers are termed The following are the statistics of the Imperial Sessions together wit,h the H

presiding officers: Stdtisticsof Meetings r:uzd I1J1perial Potentates: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

&

9.

10. 11. 12.

6, 1 8 7 6 N . 1877 N .. G, 1878 N.. 5, 1879 N .. Feb. 4, 1880 N .. June 2, 1880 N .. June 9, 1881 N..

June Feb. F'eb. Feb.

6~

June ~ June 6, June 4, June 4, June 14,

Y. Y. Y. Y.. Y.. Y.. Y.

N. Y.

N. Y..

N. Y.. N. Y. Ohio

13. June 20,

Ind.

14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

June June June June Aug. June June Sept. June June June <clune

Can. IU. Pn..

27.

"ITune

25, 1888 17, IS8n 23, 1890 9. 1891 15..16" 1892 1:3..14, 24..25. 2..(3, 23, 8路9,

M~lY

28. .Tune 29. July July June trun{~

May

.July

86.. 37. 88.

.Ttxne Apr.. July

l\fay '7 -St

Md.

84


89. 40. 41. 42.

May May

July July June

June June June

June 48.. 49.

50. 51. 52. 5:~..

1920

Dallas, Texas Atlanta, Ga.. Seattle, Wash.. Buffalo, N. Y. Minneapolis, Minn. Atlantic City, N. J .. Indis.n~lpoli8t Ind. Portland, Moines,

June June June June

;rune June

It

MaY June

June

July

58.

William W. Irwin, W. Va. Frederick R. Smith, N.. Y. J. Putnam Stevens, Me.. Henry F. Niedringhaus, Mo. Charles E.. Ovenshire, Minn.. Elias J. Jacoby, Ind.. W.. Freeland Kendrick, Pa. Ellis L. Garretson, Wash. l~rnest A. Cutts. Ga. James S. M{~Candless, R. L Conrad V. Dykeman, N. Y. Jam路es E. Chandler, Mo. James C.. Burger, Col. David W. Crosland, Ala. Clarence M. Dunba.r R. I. F"rank c. Jones, Texas Leo V. Young-worth, Cal.. Esten A. Fletcher, N. Y. Thomas J. Houston, Ill. Earl C. Mills, Iowa John N. Sebrell, Va.. Dana S. Williams, Me. Leonard P. Stewart, D. C. Clyde I. Webster, Mich. '''nIter Sugden, W.. Va. A.. Rahn t Minn..

July July

June June July

J'une

Cal.

ment ,oft\vo ment of P. C;Ochran in

Council in Portland, Oregon in recommended an annual assesswas later to be the est~:lDlllsn... A committee of seven Vt"ith Sam to carryotlt the idea. There are now follo\ving

There are 160 HTemples. u The United States has 149; Canada has 8; Hawaiian Ca.nal Zone and Mexico have one each. New Y orkand *rex~ts have nine each. Ohi,o and California six each.

85


1.

2. 3. 4.

s.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 38. 34. 35. 36. 37. 88. 39. 40. ·11.

45. 46.

Temple

Location

Mecca Damascus Mt. Sinai Al Koran Cyprus Oriental Syrian Pyramid Syria Ziyara Kaaba Moslem Aleppo Medinah Islam Lu Lu Mura.t Boumi Kosa.ir Tripoli Jerusalem Osman Zuhrah Almas Palestine EI Kahir Saladin Mo()la.h Acca Osiris Abdallah Isis Rameses Hella. Ballut Abyad Sesostris Kismet Ismailia 1m Jebel Moila Ararat Al Kader Al Malaikah Algeria

New York, N. Y. Rochester, N. Y. Montpelier, Vt. Cleveland, 0 hie Albany, N. Y. Troy. N. Y. Cincinnati, Ohio Bridgeport, Conn. Pittsburgh, Pa. Utica, N. Y. Davenport, Iowa Detroit, Mieh. Boston, Mass. Chicago, Ill. San Francisco, Calit'o Philadelphia, Pa. Indianapolis, Ind. Baltimore, Md. Louisville. Ky Milwaukee, Wis. New Orleans, La. St. Paul, Minn. Minneapolis, Minn. Washington, D. C. Providence, R. I. Cedar Rapids. Iowa Grand Rapids. Mich. St. IA>uis, Mo. Ric:hm()nd, Vt.l. Wheeling_ W. Va. Kan.

Morocco El Riad

Date of

St. Joseph, Mo, Kansas City, Mo. P()rtland, Ore. L(l's Angeles, Calif. Helena, M<mt. Jackson ville, Fla.

D.

64.

65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71.

Korein Irem

Dec. March Mar(~h

July July Jan. F'eb. Feb. April At~ril

Jtlne July Ma.r(~h

June June July New.

Dec. D(~.

D('(~" J~Ul. I~eh.

May

De<~.

De-c.

~J1.lne

..J une

Nov. Nov.

Zamora Media El Chymia Ben Hur Kora Rrdah Naja India Mohammed Aladdin

p

Aug. April April Sept.

Zem Zem

Hamasn.

Nov. 16. I~eb. 2, Feb. 7.• F'eb. 8. April 18, May 2':, Oct. ao, July 1. April 27. June 23, Oct. 30 Ma.rch 6, Dec. 31, March April

Muy

47. Afifl 48. Sahara ·19. Tangier 50. Alhambra 51. Y::ul.r~Lb 52. El Zag-a! 53. El Kalah 54. El Katif

57. Sft 59. 60. 61.. 62. 63.

June 7, 1876 Oct. 31,

March April

Y.

M~tr,~h

Mtl.Y

..Tune Meridian, Miss. Rendins:r, P,t. Deachvood, S. D. Oklahoma City, Okla. Pe<)ria. IU. ColumhtUI. Ohio Rawlins, Wyo. Charlc)tte, N. C. Wilkoo-Bs.:rre, Pa.

86

Charter

Sept. 26, 1872

Det~.

May

1876 1877 1877 lS7~'

1877 1877

1882 1883


72. 7B. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. S1. 82.

El Zaribah Sphinx Alee EI Karah

Beni Kedem Melha

Kranak Za..Ga..Zig

Luxo.r Abou Ben Adhem Jaffa

Phoenix, Ariz. Hartford, Conn. Savannah, Ga. Boise City, Idaho Charleston, W. Va. Springfield, Mass. Dayton, 0 hio '11 01edo, Ohio Binghamton, N. Y. Montreal, Can. Des Moines, !o.wa. Honolulu, H. I. Galveston, Texas Vant~ouver, B. C. Nc\\'ark, N. J. Mobile. Ala. St. John, N. B. Springfield, Mo. Altoona, Paw Rutland, Vt. 'Harrisburg, Pa.. Aberdeen, S. D. Trenton. N. J. Winnipeg, Can. Concord, N. H. Duluth, lYIinn. Ashland, Ky. Sagim),w, Mich. Sheridan, Wyo. Mexico City. Mex.. Reno, Nev. Chnrlt.'1>8ton, S. c. gl .Paso, Tex~'l.s Sioux City. Iowa Lewiston, Idaho Cnlgary, Alh(.::rta Londc)n, Can. Lexingt()n, Ky. Sea.ttle, Wash. Ky.

Jan. 20, 1896 April 13, 1896 June 23, 1896 June 23, 1896 June 26, 1896 June 9, 1897 June 9, 1897 June l-i, 1898 June 14, 1898 Oct.. 9, 1899 May 23, 1900 May 23, 1900 June 1, 1902 Aug. 1, 1902 May 4, 190a June 18, 1903 June 26, 1903 Oct. 15, 1903 July 9, 1903 July 9, 1903 July 14, 1904 July 14, 1904 July 14, 1904 Nov. 19, 1904 Jan. 25, 1905 Sept. 5, 1905

March a, June la,

June 1:3,

'Dec. 1, HHl6 Dec. 10, 1906 Dt.1oC. 25. 1906 May 8, Ma~'

Jan. Jan. 1, July 15, July 15, 1908 July _\pril April April

15. 27, 13, 27, June 9, June 9, June ~}t 9, ~).

1909 1909 1909 1909

April 13. uno April 13, 1910 Dec. 1. 1910 Jan. 20, 1911 July U. 1911 .July 1911 July 1911 Mll.y IH12 May 8, 1912

May 8.

140. Kl.zim 14ll4!. Saad 14S. Egypt

Nt'!w Bern, N. C. C80ruLI Zone Tampa, Fla..

87

June


144. 145. 146. 147. 148.

153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160..

Ben Ali 'l'ndmor Ali Ghan Arab Zor Scimitar Tehran

88


JESTERS'

T E

The first Court was fornled on a pilgrimage to 5 to lVIarch 7, 1911. In 1917 an informal meet.. Honolulu) date at which the idea to form a permanent ing \vas held on the organization was adopted.

: l11e nlotto n l\,1irth is King" is sufficient to give voice to the purthis

l"'\f'"t"'~f""lt"'7r,It-H'H"'l

and Hono!'J: ÂŤBook of the Play"

o ffice1"s: Thirteen, all titled Royal. The Royal Director is the presiding officer and the is the Secretary. Subordinate bodies have same officers without ~~Grand." must be made from members of the Order of Mystic and membership must be established by invitation On January 1, 1940 there were 1 S6 subordinate

"''t''".l'l'''trit'f'''l

("'f

Direttors September 3, 1918 Sept. 18, 1928 Nov. 16, 1986 . .T une 6, 1988 June 10" 1940,

89


6-Andrew A.. D. Rahn (Minn.) 7-Edward B. King (Wash.) 8-Harry E. Sharrer (Ind.) 9-William Wray (Que.) lO-Albert S. Wells (Ill.) II--William P. Lombard (Mass.) 12-William F. B'crkhemer (Ohio) l:3-·-Harrison B. Cave (Tex.) 14--:Walter G. Seeger (Minn.) l&--Anthony J. Gocking~ Fla. 1 t>-,-··Cbarles V. Franklyn, Mo.

9~

19·;U

June 28, July 5, July 4, July 9, July 22~ May 26, Apr. 9, July 18~

1942 1943 1944 19·15 19-16 1947 1948 1949

June

June 19, 19f:iO

July 10, 1951

History: The original and formation meeting which resulted in the formation of the Royal Order of Jesters \vas held on February 20, 1911 in the Captain's Office of the S. S.uWiIhelmina" on a pilgrimage enroute to Aloha Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Hawaiian Islands. Noble A. M. Ellison of San Francisco, California \vas the individual responsible for the formation of the Order. The original cast included George Filmer as Royal Director and was composed of thirteen members.

90


MYSTIC

PR;O,PHETS THE ENCHANTEDl REALM

FOr11led: Sept. 10, 1889 as the ttFair(hild ,Deviltry Committee" (F.D.C.) in Hamilton Lodge, No. 1 F. & A. l\{., Hamilton, N. Y., by LeRoy Fairchild \vith associates, A. N. Smith, ]. J. McGregory, William West, W . C. Eaton, S. D. Smith and G'{;.~rge Beal. !)ttrpoJe: l~'rom the Preamble of the Constitution:-'tThat the best interests of the Ivi. O. of V. P. of the E. R. may be secured, none but Master Masons are eligible for its mysteries. One of the objects of the Order is to benefit the Symbolic Lodge, and in many cases the Government is guided by Masonic usage as the most perfect system extant; but it is to be explicitly understood that in itself this is not a Masonic Order, and that it is in no sense a lvfasonic Degree. n

and 1:10fl0t"J: I-Drama--ritual revised at Session. ritual ~ is on a very ancient Persian manuscript, dis.. covered in a secret vault in one of the temples of Teheran, the .) t

Fourteen-\'vithGrand }t..fonarch presiding (includes three Trus. 11'le local group is called a Grotto and is presided over by a Monarch.. Annual Sessions. St(,1/is'i f o r G,.arut

I\iJf.)11tl:~路 r ;"} r ~

L

2. 8. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. 9. 10.

c. 91


31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56.

57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62.

8, 1920 28, 1921 27, 1922 11, 1923 23, 1924.

Kansas City, ::Mo. Atlantic: City, N. J. Davenport, Iowa Cleveland, Ohio Indianapolis, Ind.

June 23, 1925 June 15, 1926

Atlantic City, N. J. St. Louis, Mo. Cleveland, Ohio H.ichmond, Va. Rock Island, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind. St. Petersbur~~, Fla. Buffalo, N. Y. Chicago, Ill. Atlantic City, N. J. Knoxville, Tenn. Indianapolis, Ind. Toronto, Ont., Can. Cleveland, 0 hio Atlantic City, N. J. Richmond, Va. St. Louis, Mo. Columbus, Ohio New York, N. Y.

June June June June June

June 29, 1927 June 5, 1928 June 18, 1929 June 17, 1930 June 2, 1931 June 28, 1932 June 27, 1933

June 26, 1934 June 18, 1935 June 9, 1936 June 22, 1937 June 28, 1938 June 20, 1939 June 20, 1940 June 2<l, 1941 June 28, 1942 June 28, 1943 June 26, 1944 June 25, 1945 June 11. 1946 June 17, 1947 June 27, 1948 June 19" 1949 June 7, 1950 June 11, 1951

Pittsburgh,. Pa. No session St. Petersburg, Fla. Columbus, Ohio Atlantic City. N. J. Long Be~l.ch. Cal. Washington, D. C. Cincinnati, Ohio

DwightE. Cone, Fall River. Charles E. Wardell, Brooklyn, E. Craige Pelouze, Rich:rnond, Herold M. Harter, Cleveland, O. Harry O. Ordway, Chicago, Ill. Anthony I1'. Ittner, St. Louis, Mo. George A. 'l'readwell, New Orleans, La.. Frederick P. Walther, Cleveland, O. George J. Brenner, West Side, lYIich. John A. Derthick, Brooklyn, N .. Y. Edwa.rd "'VV. Libbey, Wnshington, D. C. Edwin H. Dyer, Auburndale, Mass. Charles E. Minsinger,Pol"tland, Ore. Lamar Field, Anniston, Ala. Joseph B. Sieber, Akron, Ohio Miles S. Gregory, Los Angeles, Gal. Clinton G. Nichols, \V. Hartford, Conn. John P. lYlacKay, Ham.ilton, Ont., Can. Otto F. Hildebrandt, Rock Island,. Ill. E. Blake Winter, Toronto, Ont.. Can.. Willia.m C. Cartlidge, Topeka, Kan. Thomas H .. McElvein, Buffalo,. N. Y. C. William Born, St. Louis, 1\10. Edward J. Smith, Brooklyn, N. Y. C. Wilbur I~oster, Indianapolis, Ind. Harry \H. Baker, Cincinnt'l.ti, Ohio 'Henry P. Ha.ywa.rd, Quincy, Mass. Addison S. Vance, St. Petersburg, I"~n.. John P. Atlantic N. J. Matthew

Frank Robert Garland

History: Until 1904, \vhen Kallipolis Grotto No. 15 ,vas instituted in \Y/ash.. ington,. D. C., Charters had only been granted in Ne'<N' York State.. From then on the Order began to branch out so that by there had been Grottoes in forty States, the District of Colunlbia, Canal Zone and t\VO Provinces in Canada-about 300 Charters having been In there were 214 active Grottoes in the of Colun'l" bia, Canal Zone and two Provinces in

The last numbered Grotto ,vas No. 99 in June 18, 1920. The follo\ving year the numbering No attempt to list them is being nlade as the Order let ~tA Peep Into the Realmu by Otto F. Grand Secretary, \\rhich has, among other data, a list

92


rOF LEBANON' STATES OF AMERICA

................".10 .........L./

at Trenton, New Jersey, by seven

11arch Forests the11 existing.

~ tTo for social entertainment and innocent recreation; to promote '\vider acquaintance and friendship among men already bound toby fraternal VO\VS; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal and social or.. ganizationand to for its orderly government."

Court

Degf'iJes and Honors:

0fJj:~'rs: Ten, "rith a Supreme Tall Cedar presiding. The Grand Secretary is titled Scribe. The Grand body is the Supreme Forest and the local bodies are Forests over by a Grand Tall Cedar. 1~lll7eIl1J [l.r: Annual . . . nCOiC"'ru路... C'

93


,1:6. 47. 48. 49.

H~48

Mny May

Mny Muy

'fhe organization \vas a local group inN'c\:v foUoVv-ing l'lorcsts existing at that tUlle: Glassboro, No.1 .... 路 路.. .... 1{orris County, No. . " 1forristo\vn, 11.ount Holly, No.3 110unt 1'rentol1, No. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canlden, No.5 "'-' , Elizabeth, No.6 Lu~'al>(;;:ln.. Bridgeton, No.7 Now

.1-'4拢,

it is established in ten

Maryland, Island, Ohio and A total of 138 charters 88 active Forests.

Ne\.v

Ne\v

I"here arc also

been

ISSIJl.. C I - -

,..

"',

\vith the N. N. N. N'. N. N. N.

J.

J.

J. J. J. J. J.


OF SCIOTS For1rted: In 1905 in San Francisco, California as «<The Boosters." In January, 1910, the name was changed to the p'resent one. (ITo unite all 1Vfaster Masons in a closer bond of friendship, fellow.. "'etc.

r"",1"'\.r"\It.:.~,.~,·, ......,f"\

tt1'1d flonars: 1-

of Neighbors."

OjJiC81',r: Supren1e Pharaoh and ttventy-three others including the Trustees.. Subordinate bodies called Pyramids, presided over by a Toparch.

St,ttiJtiCJ

Sl!?JSiOl1Jtt1Zd

Pitst PI:utraoh..r: Californin. CnJif(J:rnin. California. California California California California. Ca.lifornia Cftlifornia. California California California. San 14'rnneisc(.), California. San Francisco., California San Francisco, California San Francis{~o, California Fresno, California San Fr-ancisco, California San Diego, California Reddinf.t.California Stockton, California Santa Cruz. California. Fresno,CaIif'ornia San Diego, California San Francaco, California Sacramento, California. Stockton, California I"ong Beach, California Sant,a. Barba:ra, California Phoenix, Arizona. Saeramento, California San Jo.se. CaJif'ornia I..ang Beach, California F'resno, California Phoenix, Arb:ona Sa.cr~l.mento.. California Santa Cruz, California Fresno, CaUf<H;"nia. S1U1 F"randaco, California San J<loe. CaHf'fjrnia lloxw" fh~~.\ch. Cali rnrnb.. San D:'~~(), en Hfrlrnin Santa Cruz, California Sll.nta. 'Moni(;~a. Cnliff+rnin. Long B'each, CaHforna. Sacra.mento, California. Fr~no, California

95

(ieorge W. IJunt Charles G.•Johnson F'rank W. Bih~er Wald() F.. Postel Waldo F. Postel John M. Boyes E. Frank de In Mater Jesse ?t:L '\Vhited Ray W.. Baker Horton D. Mnynnrd James A. L:\tneh Ross W. Pool Ernest W. DQrt Edward C. Worren Stephen N. Blewett Willia.m F. Creller Henry F. Brnndt Rohert H. Hudson Harry W. Pulcifer Bernard H. Schmidt Charles .H. F(\~l'e

Louis M. Sutter Pcr.cy G. West Otto T. Bayer

Barnett E. Marks I.leland: M. B()'r\lck Scott K. Wood Grnver A. Grider Otto B. CavanauSoth W. Ii'red Fetterly

"Tack B. Tenney

'Vir n:rren A. Sl8,C.K

G. Bert Kirkpatrick" Jr. William L. Trimble George R. Wishart


(now No.

5.~)

(R)

1"'he'L-IL.....

later

"'J.J..L'L....J.

becan1e San CharlesH. S. Pratt O. MacBeth

George H... Brockmann \Y/.. A.. Burdick John W. Hooper There have

Charles

v.

,lvIeans

Ira S. (1 ) \Yf. St EInlO Trask (5) R. T.... .,........."'.-.... "H.

Past

tJ!l ~lra()l1S

(1)


Lee G. Lawrence (5) R. \Xfoodford (4)

J.

HThe ritual is founded an event that occurred about 1124 B.C. The Greek inhabitants the of Chios, in the Agean Sea, maintained their a democratic organization form, known as the were kno\vn as Sciots. Pyramid provides that any Master for membership. Every petitioner promises that he v~till endeavor to the Blue Lodge of which he is a memvvithin the jurisdiction, at least once a month. The Pyrataken an active in fostering the Public School Week Grand California." ........",.J,J. .............

97


O,RDE'R

THE EAS,TERN STAR

(GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER)

Fortned: November 15, 1876 in Indianapolis, Indiana by delegates frorn .five Grand Chapters: California, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ne\v Jer... sey. The Arkansas 'Grand Chapter approved of sending delegates but the date of approval was the original date selected for the Convention (October 8, 1876) and they failed to send delegates for the second date due to lack of notice. 1~he Grand Secretary of the Grand Chapter of New York, John J. Sproul, was also admitted and given a voice. The Convention was the outcome of the labors of The Rev. \VillisDa!Vlin Engle, of Indiana. To act as a headquarters to decide questions of Eastern Star La\v, usage and custom which might arise bet\veen any two or more Grand Chapters affiliated with it-its decision to be regarded as the Supreme Tribunal of the Eastern Star in the last resort.

P1J1'.•tJose;

Degrees and Honors: 1.

1"he Star Degree--conferred in subordinate

0ffice"s: Seventeen-11ost Worthy Grand Patron and Matron;

\\1or-

thy Associate Grand Patron and Matron, :Grand Treasurer, and retary; Very Worthy Grand Chaplain and others Worthy Grand.

Statistics of

A~feetiJ1gs

(First day only listed):

I-Nov. 15"

Indianapolis"" Indiann 8, Chicago" Illinois 20" Chica~to., Illinois 17, Sl\n Francisco, Calif. 23. .. St. LO\lis. Missouri 26, Indianapolis, Indiana 15. . Columbus, Ohio 8~Aug. 29. Boston, Massa.chusett..~ 9-8ept. 27" Washington, D. C. lO--5ept.. 24, 1901......................... Detroit" Michigan II-Sept. 19, 1904 St.. Louis, Missouri 12·-Sept.. 4. 1907 Milwaukee. Wisconsin IS-Nov. 8. 1910 ", Jacksonville, Florida 14-Sept.. 23~ 1913 Chicago. Illinois I5-0ct. 31, 1916 Louisville, Kentucky IG-,Tuly23. 1919 Seattle, Washins;rton 17-Nov. 14, 1922 Washington. D. C. 18-Auv,ust 11, 1925 Toronto. Ontario.. Cnn. 19-July 2·t. 1928 ,. Denver Colorado 20--Nov.. 3, 1931 San Antonio, Texas 2 I-Nov. 18. 1934 Tampa. 11'1orida 22--Sept. 2·1. 1937 Indianapolis, Indiana 23-Sept. 13, 1940 San F*rancisco" Calif. 24-Nov.. 15, 1943 Chicag()" Illinois 25~-Nov. 10, 1946 Tampa, F'orid~~ 26--Aug. S, 1949 Ontario.. Can. 2~-May

3-Aug. 4--Aug. S-Sept. 6-Sept. 7--5ept.

GRAND MATRONS & GRAND PATRONS 1876 1878 1880 18Sa 1886 1889 18~12

1895 1898 1901 1904

~rs.

Elizabeth Butler, Ill. Elmira Foley. Mo. Lorraine J. Pitkin. Ill. Jennie E. Mathews, Ia. Mary A.Flint, Cal. Nettie Ransford. Ind. Mary C. SnE!'dden. Miss. Mary A. Partridge. Cal. Hattiel E. Ewing, MU8S.

Mrs. Mrs.. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.. Mrs.. Mrs. Mrs. LauraB. Hart, Tex. Mrs. Madeline B. Conklin, Ore.

98

Re\'. ,john D. Vincil. Mo. Thomas M. l,amb~ Mass. WiIIis Brown. Kun. Rollin C. Gaskill. Cal. Jefferson S. Conc)ver. Mich. Beninmin Lynds. Mo. James R. Donnell. A.rk. H. 'Hn.rrison Hinds. Mi~h. Nathaniel A. Geon-rharl. Minn. I",. Cabell winit~msoIl.D.C. William E. Kuhn. Mo.

S(~-


1907

vV'illiam H. Norris, Ia. Rev. Willis D. Engle. Ind. George A. Pettigrew, S. D. George M. Hyland. Ore. Dr. Alfred C McDaniel. Tex. Dr. Will. \V Grow, Ind. •J Earnest Teare, Ohio Philip A. J'erguson. Mass. John Hammill, Ia. \Villiam A. Duvall, Md. Frank W. Lynn. Tex. Charles H. Townsend. Wy. Harold T. Landeryoll. Neb. R. Donald Stewart, N. B.

1913

1949

F;oanklnnd

'V.

L. Miles. Mass.

iyfellzbersbip (1949)

Chapters Grand Chapters in G.G.C. Subordinate toG.G.C.

11,380

39 765 257

York

Nev.,~

Ne\v

464 Ne\v not under the 1\if~lsons rnay bers hut ·

Members 1,997,011 6,550 134,077 51,935 181,864

Chapters 1'vfaster (:hapters \vithout being mem,'lill not others than

",,,"'tt."1''''f;1'''t''1Ii,,,,n

Il1en1bers. Jurisdiction

Organized

1. 2 ~~

4 5

6 7

8 9

10 11 12

25 26

27 28 29 80

31

99

Chapters

l\lembersJtip


82 83 84 35 86 37 38

89 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

New Hampshire New Mexico North Carolina North Dakota Nova Scotia. Ohio Oklahoma Ontario Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Quebec Rhode Island Saskatchewan South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia. Wisconsin Wyoming

May 12, 1891

64

April 11, 1902

57 204: 109

May 20, June 14, September 24, July 28, February 14:, April 27, October 3, November 21, F~bruary 17, July 6, August 22, M.ay 16, July 1, July 10, October 19,

May 6, September November June June June

20, 12, 22, 12, 28, February 19, September 14,

1905 1894 1947 1889 1892 1915 1889 1894 1914 1922 1895 1916 1907 1889 1900 1884 1905 1873 1904 1889 1904 1891 1898

83 581 855

223 157

491 9

83 24

111 138 149 240 659

18 93

128 229

120 270

48

Chapters and Members in Grand Subordinate Chapters under G G.

Tota.l Chapters and Membership G. Q. Chap-wr

11~419

2.003,561

Other Grand Chapters of the O.E.S<. Scotland" Jan. 24, 1903 New YOl:k, Nov. 30 t 1870

New Jersey, July

18~

1870 12,907

History: The story of the start and development of the Eastern Star Rob Morris, the institution of the Chapter system by

and the advent of the General Grand Chapter formed through the efforts the Rev. Willis D. Engle, is too long and complicated to record in a vlock of this proportion. Those interested in these details are referred to "The Eastern Star-The Evolution from a Rite to an Order" by the author of this work.

100


June 1873 in New York, N. Y. by Robert Macoy as part of the Rite of Adoption. Purpose: The government of the Order which became independent of the {~Rite of Adoption'J in 1895. t/nd Honors: 1.. Amaranthian Degree The Supren1e Council, headed by a Supreme Matron and Supreme Patron. The state bodies are called Grand Courts and local bodies are Courts. Qualifications: 11aster lYfasons, and their wives, mothers, daughters, widows, adopted daughters. sisters, half-sisters and Statistics of .J\;fatro1ZS and Patrons:

101


RECAPITULATION Supreme Matrons 19

New York Pen:nsylvania Califor-nia Minnesota Connecticut New Jersey

7 5

5 4 4

,\Vn,shingt()n

4

Ohio Oregon Colorado Massachusetts

2 2 1

Wiscon~in

Virginia

Total

Statistics of lvfeetings of 5"p"e11ze COt/neil: A-··~June

14, 1873 B·--April 6, lR95 C---Februnry 1897 l).-,···June 7, l . · ,-:June 6, 2--June li, 3--June 4, 4-,·,·..T une

a,

5",..Tune 2, 6..···-J'une 7",,·,~,J tl

1,

ne 6,

S·,,·..- .June

5~

g"·--June 4, lO-,·.,J'une 3. 11····-.June 1, 1908 12··-·,..June 7, 1909 13-"..- June 6, 1910 14--June 5, 1911 15--June a, 1912 Ifr--June 2, 1913 17---.June 8, 1914 J g·--June 21, 1915 19-June 5, 1916 20·,-.June 18,. 1917 21·-.......J une 17, 1918 22--.June 16, 1919 2:~,-,·-.:rune 21, 1920 24··,-June 20. 1921 25-~June 19, 1922 18, 2a, 22, 28, 27. 25. 24,

.,.) , 27: ~~:~

26.

25, 24, 22, 28, 27. 2t>, 2·1, 23,

19a5 193«; 19a7 19a5 1939 Hl40 1941

102

12 3 6 3 3 3 2

o o o o o o

2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

5.1

54

1

Illinois

Indiana Maryland Oklahom.a

Supreme Patrons


St. I..ouis, Mo_ New York, N_ Y..

22, 28, 47-J'une 2ii, 48路~une 25, 49-June 24, 50-J"une .23, 28, 27, 53--June 26, 1950

Columbus, Ohio Seattle, Wash.. Chicago, Ill,. Pittsburgh, Pa_ Hollywood, Ca.l.. New York, N. Y. Buffalo, N. Y.

History: The Supreme Council of the Rite of Adoption was a self-constituted body, '\vhose rights had been transferred from Rob lYforris, the founder, to Robert 1facoy, \\'ho continued to exercise them to the time of his death on January 9, 1895. On April 6, 1895 the Supreme ~fatron, Mrs. Francis E. Johnson, installed Frederick W. Hancock as Supreme Patron, and a represented form of constitution, which had been under consideration for some years, Vias adopted. On February 18, 1897 a special meeting of the reor.. Suprem.eCouncil was held in Nevl York and the new constitution \vas confirmed. The first meeting of the Supreme Council thus or.. ._--,----.- "vas on 7, 1897 at ten o'clock in the In the Grand Opera House, Avenue and T\venty-Third Street, Ne,v N. Y. From this the Order is dated. The Ritual "vas by Ja!l1cs B. Taylor of Nev'Iark,N'e\v and re'-\vritten of Ne\v York in 1873. In 1876 it \vas published as Manual:' The final revised edition ,vas his At the a committee ,vas appointed to revise in 1912 and a Ritual \vas published the Order, the title which states uAs written by William J.. Duncan, 33掳,,)' In 191 S committee revision v-,ras appointed and finally in 1932 a pe'\\r Ritual was declared ({The Standard \Vork of the Order of the Amaranth, Inc.) to be Practiced to the Exclusion of All Others." In 1921 the Eastern Star Vlas by from that Orrt'"\r'l,rf"'l,rn.,.."

There are now (1949) tVw~enty Grand Courts, including three in Ausand one each in Scotland and Canada (Ontario).

103


Forrned: February 1890, in Denver, Colorado, as HS.O.O.B." foUo\'ving a suggestion by several Knights Telnplar in Denver, Colorado, after the Grand Encan1pluent, decided to hold the Conclave in that city in 1892. ])lIrpoJe: T'he purpose is illustrated in the ritual \vhich explains that «(SOIne of our Business to n1ake this Society an attractive center fronl \vhic11 shall radiate bright, joyous and happy influences ** * * to Inake life purer, better and sweeter for others.)) Degrees and Honors: The first ritual \vas a brief one. T\vo years after\\rard another ritual \vas adopted from \vhich the above is quoted. A third ritual was adopted in 1913 'VV"hen the Triennial Conclave of the Grand Encan1pment, K.T. again met in Denver. This ritual interpreted «S.O.O.B." to mean (Social Order of the Beauceant',, Vvrbich is a nanle derived from the ancient Knight Templar banner. There is but this i11e1nbership: Members must be Uwives and \vido\vs of Knights 'Vvho are members in, in a constituted LOlfiuna:nC1 enr Knights Tenlplar, or \vere at the of decease" . o!ficarJ: The Supreme Assen1bly has seventeen of11cers and by a Supreme Worthy President: the local Assemblies a l

StatiJth's of

and

This group "vas reorganized on a national bas is in 1913 but it \vas not until November 1 "ras created. The

1920, in

th~lt

of the

date f ronl th is

11, 13,

12, 11, 9, 8, 9,

8, 13, 26, 25. 24. 29, 28, 26. 25, 2:l, 29, 28,

27, 25,

201. 2:l,

20, "7

26:

25, 24,

104

a ....

" f.....

·.'~:.f"'!i.. r::..


St ,,1Jistics 22 9

9 9 9

8 7 7

6 4

.................................

4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2

T(Jt~l.l

127

The first of the S. O. O. the hOfi1C of 1frs.. \ViIJiam """'.VlI.,-".l."''-'''"Io\J'. The t'l\'1IIf"\'t'~O·fn·t"rT' ' r.. "~r~·'"..I;:

J-/·.,,.·r,,1f!'·,,,r-

.. ,. ....

. .'"

on 20, 1890, 925 Seventh Avenue, charter nlen1.bers \vere pres-

ent: 1frs. Richard Mrs. Charles 1'. -W'ickes

Ivfrs. 1frs. 11:rs. lvfrs.

Thomas Nicholl Alonzo G. Rhoads leonard K. \Y/atkins Smith 11. Shattuc 1vfrs.. Thomas 1forrison

]VIrs. Frank E.Edbrook Mrs. Mrs.

Mrs.

Franklin H.Crandell H. Cranmer

~riUhlmG.

~frs.. \X'illiam 1\frs. Ben Bo\ven .1tfrs. S. DeSoHar lvfrs. \Villiarn D. Peirce J\1{rs. Frank Hard 1\1r5. Wads\\rorth

Parkhurst

1~he

.1vfrs. lvl'rs. ?vfrs. Mrs.

Richard \Y/. \X'illianl H. H. . ... First Vice Pres.. \XtiIlio.xn R. ..... .. . Seco11d Vice ]),.l:)J. Frank E. ....... .... . J'ire Pres. Mrs. Thomas J. J\.iforrison , . Mrs. P. \\?ickes Trea.rtl,.er J\;{rs. William Toovey . . Mrs. \Villian1 D. I.)eirce

105

.

Gtlard


After two years nLodge, No. 1 of Denver, Colorado,H \vas added to the name, when the second ritual Vlas adopted. Meetings were held once a month at first, then nvice a month, and finally each ~reek. The immediate purpose was a Bazaar and Merchants I.. unch given December 1, 2, & 3, 1891, at which over a thousand dollars Vlas raised. Frequent dancing parties \vere given to increase the fund, until it ,vas twenty..five hundred dollars. l'his enabled t:!hen1 to donate a thousand dollars to the Triennial Committee, K. T., leaving sufficient funds for all expenses for the Ladies Headquarters, . next door to the Ten1ple in Denver. Since then excess funds have been used in various charitable endeavors. In 1913, the Triennial Conclave, K.T., was again held in Denver. This spurred the Order to action. A national organization was considered and on January 9, 1913, the name was changed to the present one, and on 1farch 13, 1913, a ne\v ritual \'vas adopted and permission to confer so that they the degree upon \\iives of Sir Knights during the might return to their o\vn States and organize Assemblies. The follo\vin(g served as Presidents of Denver ~ .l..l.,~V;l,)', NO.1, until the organization of the Supreme Assembly: l\'frs. Richard W. Moseley 1890.. 1891 ~1rs. Willianl Toovey Mrs. La,vrence N. Greenleaf 1894 Mrs. J. George H.offer 1895 Mrs. William D. Peirce Mrs. Smith l\{. Shattuc 1897 1\1rs. William Clark 1898 Mrs. \William W. Anderson 1 Mrs. Jesse C. Bloomer 1900 l\{rs. Adrian V. S. Saunders 1901 Mrs. Nathan O. Vosburgh, Sr. 1902 l\frs. Charles J. Knoch 1903 Mrs. George E. Mrs. RobertM. Simons 1905 11rs. Albert J. Baker 1906 Mrs. Frederick D. Draeseke 1907 Mrs. Echvard W. Whitley 1908 Mrs. Roland D. Smith 1909 Mrs. Richard T. Sheckells 1910 Mrs. \ViHiam E. Brines 191 Mrs. Robert R. Blair 1912 Mrs. Frede. Sha\v 191.3 Mrs. Stephen T. Parsons Mrs. WiHiamDougan 1915 Mrs. Louise" 1vfcChlre lvfrs. Leonard B.?\.feek 1918 l\.{rs. Ralph \\? Rhoads 1919 .Mrs. Clarkson N. Guyer 1919 Mrs. George H. Scott 1920 J" J....J' â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ .....

106


There were eleven Assemblies chartered by Denver Assembly, No.1: 1.2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Col. .. Col.

".......................

Col. City,

107

Feb. 20, 1890 Nov. 17~ 1013 Feb. 4, 1915 June 7, 1916 Oct. 27, 1916 Mar. 16, 1918 Jan. 20, 1920 Mar. 17, IH20 Mar. 19, 1920 May 8, 1920 May 7, 1920 Sept 13. 1~;20


SUPREME CONCLAVE TRUE KINDRED Formed: June 29, 1894, as ((Jihe Supreme National Conclave of True Kindred" and p'erfected by the election of officers on July 10, 1894, with S. I . Hubbard, Supreme Commander, Kate }. Willats, Supreme Secretary and M . E.. Degeer Gilmore, National Lecturer, during the World's Fair in San Francisco, California.. The degree came from the father of M. EO' Degeer Gilmore, who resided in Toronto, ()ntario, Canada at the time.. incorporated on December IS, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois.

It was

Purpose: t'To encourage the practice of the principles of Fraternal Love, Relief and Truth; to promote the moral and intellectual advancement of its members; to administer relief and furnish clothing for needy babies and

orphans ... among the true kindred of the Masonic fraternity whose wives, widows, daughters, mothers and sisters we are.. " (later Master Masons were admitted) .

Degrees and Honors: I-True Kindred 2-Hero or Heroine of Jericho (Royal Companion) 3---Good Samaritan (Knight or Lady of the Cross)

Officers: Seventeen, presided over by a Worthy Supreme Commander. Other Officers are titled CtSupremet' only. State or Grand Conclaves have sanle number of officers with change of '~Supremen to HGrand째:7 in their titles. Local Conclaves have sixteen officers with similar titles without the "toeds HSupreme" and ~~Grandt' . Statistics of Meetings and W"'orthy Supreme Comtnanders: 1. 2..

1905 1906

3.. 1907 4.. 1908 S.. 1909 6.. 7. 8. 9.. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.. 15. 16..

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.. 31. 32. 83.

1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937

Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chica.go, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago,

Edith Mary Mary Mary

IU.. IlL

IlL Ill. Ill.

T. Norton

E. Jackson

E. Jackson E. ..Jackson

Helen E. Beckwith

III. III.. Ill.. Ill. Ill.. Ill. Ill.. Ill. Ill. Ill. Chic~lgO. Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, ru. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill.. Chicago, III. Chicago, 111. Chico.go, Ill. Chicago, Chica~ro. Ill. Chi(!.ago, Ill. Detroit, Mich. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. St. Louis. Mo. Chica~:o. III. Chicago. rll. Chicago. Ill.

rn.

108

Mary G. Ostrander Elizabeth McKeown Kate B. Rice (dropped)

Maryettn Brown Adaline J.. Gazelle Rachel C.. McCann Bertha W. Palmetier Alice L. Whipple Elizabeth R. D"rma.n Kathryn H. S'INartz Elizabeth I... Cumnlings Nellie Ormerod May Tiefenthal Mabel McKeown Emm~l C. Black Gertrude n. Myers Sarah

lr.

Pri(~e

Laura. F"oltz Jessie S. Burkitt {"ola B.

Zach~lrhu;

Eliznbcth D. GohI Mary R. Carson 1"ovis D~ May Emma W. r~dt~nhack Nellie ,F. Walker Ann 1.1. Fraser BerthaH. Wood


History: No Conclaves were formed in California because Mrs. Gilmore was called East the illness of her daughter.. In 1905, the organization was accomplished in Illinois. Since that time the group has p'rospered and in 1950 had Conclaves in six States and a total of seventy-three subordinate Conclaves with a membership of 6,029. The Grand Conclaves are in Wisconsin and .l.u.- . """I,....f~路crAi" not under are in Ohio and "'-"\,.1,."" ..........' . Canada. The statistics are as follows: "'-J路J.JLI.U........ \ J ........." .....

26

Illinois Kansas Missouri

Ohio Wisconsin

Total

5 17 7 8 3 5

397 521

2

98

73

""_,.."."" . . "'' ' . . . _ at the ~ul)rejme Conclaves.

109

Conclaves


THE (ORDER OF THE WHITE S'HRINE OF JERUSALEM formed: September 23, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois. Incorporated October 23, 1894. :For some reason, the original charter was abandoned and a new one, under which the Or-der is now operating, was obtained on October 25, 1904.

PlIrpose: ltThe object for which it is formed is a secret society for social and benevolent purposes, without any other than social consideration among its members, mutual improvement and entertainment." In the literature issued by the Order is 拢ound the statement that it His founded on the birth of Christ, and it is dedicated to the sublime task of <spreading the glad tidings of the coming of the King' and trying to bring the World tpeace on Earth, Good Will to men.'" 11he Order is wholly Christian.

Degrees and Honors: I-White Shrine of Jerusalem Officers: Twenty-one, with a Supreme Worthy High Priestess presiding. Local bodies are called Shrines, with a Worthy High Priestess presiding. The members are caned Sojourners. The Secretary a Scribe.

A1eeti11gs: Annual Sessions Stati.rtics of Annual Se.rsions and Past Sttprel1ze IJ7 orthy F. 1. 2. 3. -4. 5. 6. 7.. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. ~4.

15.

i6. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. ~4.

25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 3~1.

35. 36. 37.

Oct.. Oct.. Nov. Oct. Mar. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. May May May May May May May M~l.Y

May Ma.y May May May May May May May

:May May

May May May

28, 1894 26, 1895 17, 1896 23,. 1897 12, 1898 281' 1899 27, 1900 26, 1901 25, 1902 22, 1903 7, 19U4 l路t, 1!)05 6, 1906 4, 1907 9. 1008 6, 1909 3, 1910 2, 1911 7, 1912 6, 1918 5. 1914 4, 1915 2, 1916 1, 1917 7. 1918 6, 1919 4, 1920 3, 1921 2, 1922 1, 1923 6., 1924 5, 1925 4, 1926 3, 1927 1, 1928 7, 192'9 6, 1980 5, 1931

Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chic.llgo, Ill. -Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chicago. Ill. Chicago. Ill. Chicago. Ill. Chicago, Ill. Chcago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. . Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Charlotte, Mich. Chicago, III. Pittsburtth, Pa. Grnnd Rapids. Mich. Columbus, Ohio Peoria. Ill. Milwaukee. Wise. ~nst St. I.louis. 111. Cedar Ra'Pids. Iowa. Grand Rapids, Mich. Ottowa, In. Dl"tr()it,Micb.. Chica~o. Ill. St. I.IOuis, Mo. ~t. Paul, Minn. Cleveland, Ohio Grand Ra.pids, Mich. I...ouisville, Kty Ruffalo, N. Y. Milwaukee, Wise. Kansas City. Mo. Columbus" Ohio Toronto. Onto Can.

110

l~ligb

:Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe

p,.ie.rte.r.re.r:

Smith,. Prell. Smith, !)res. Smith, Prea. Smith,. Pres. Smith, Pres. Smith, Pres. Smith, Pres. A~nes M. Brown Lottie J.. Wiley' I..,ottie J.. WileY Fannie M. Lyon Clara P.. Hubbard s. Love Justice Pauline K. Dickes Lillian Madderon PaulineK. Dicke.$ Alice H. Smith A. A. A. A. A. A. A.

Ma:ry E. Van Alstyne

Mineola Hunt Millie B. Shaw AliccM. Thorne Annette- D. Fitch

M,ftlvern GrE~nwo<xJ: M~l.ry J. Di~~ks Marg~lret J.~. Caven

Minerva (T. Pstrrot Blanche F. Wheeler Bernice Eaton .June Ca.rter Da.igy Ii'. Davis Susan H. Wujgt I..nlu B. Carron Clara J. Herisflonbutte Lulu S. MacKinnon Ethel B. Price (Wess) Mary 'E. 'Bartlett Jean H. Terry Victoria L. Cr()Use


Nell B. Irwin Genevieve H. Steineck Edna M. Shewalter Rose ;M. Reid Francis M. Ebert Elma E. Hullinger F~lorence A. Cadwell Veta S. Olsen Alta H. Flag-g:

3~ 1932 2. 19:33 1. 193·1 7. 1~)a5 5, 1936 t1, 19:31 lOt IHaS 9. 1939 7, HHO 20, 1041 5, 19·i2 -1-. 194a 2, 19·14

K~l.therin(~

Al,ll:>!egate

Elizn.bethg. Byrd Amy H. Berry Ameua C. Cook M.arie J. Knight Nellie J. Combellack Ruth E. Hazen Ca.rrie L. Coe Zelnul. 1'tL Kah Claudia F'innegan Meta Pointer

1, 1945 8, 6. 4. 3, 4,

1.

On March 31, 1949 there \vere 577 active Shrines out of 836 chartered in the United States and Canada. The numbers are in Illinois-79; . Ohi0-46' ; . lYfichigan-37' ; 1fissouri-24; New ; Wisconsin-22 and Canada -21 .

During the \vinter of 189.3 surnnlcr a small group of of GoldenRod and Queen Esther 01apter, C.B.S., n1et at 2347 I\II·tl"'~·".'I"P''''l''''i Avenue, Illinois, the hOIne of BrotherF£ank C. his and sister studied and th·e of the Wise Men and that this basis fora lx.·autiful to ~1 ne\~" and '"rof'I"''''IfI... of Adoptive Charles D. 1!agee of Golden Rod assisted by Sister Brown, Past and Brother l\.{onroe A. Past Patron, both Queen Esther 01apter perfe.~ted the ritual and at a A."'J.I".,",l.il"''''~ on September 23. 1 a decision '¥a..~ made to incorporate. One memD~rs

rt),.f·''f

of the

1

was to Han ....,"!,,'f.., ......... ~,.I'''I to follo\\' the the in the ritual. later it \'vas in another for another civic From to 0 the \~rhite Shrine '\\iras ~ubject to .great deal ·ofadverse le,gislation in

the O.E.S. due to the unfortlH1,ate early declaration. an advanced Eastern Star degree ",'as

In 1910 the idea, of

in 111

l.~.\n . .


sing on June 23, 1909 (the latter \vith a vote 56 to .On August 20, 1909, Illinois confinned the arrangement (this by a vote of 80 to 7). At the time of the I11crger (1909) Illinois has 21 Shrines, including one in Pennsylvania, \X7isconsin and South Dakota, vlith 3,698 men1bers.1fidligan had 19 Shrines, including five in Ohio; two in Wisconsin and one in Cali.. fornia, \vith 1,669 members. This made a total of 40 Shrines \vith 5,367 members. The statistics of the Michigan group follow:

Lucia T. o.ven

1-1897 2-1898

Lucia T. Owen Lucia T.O\ven Mary H. Yaple Mary H. Yaple

3~1899

4-1900 5-1901 6-1902 7-1903

Helen E. C. Balmer Helen E. C. Bahner

1farion H. Heine

9-1905

lvrarion H.Heine ~tfati1da. Stone Stone

10-1906 11-1907 12-1908

13-1909

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by Charles Bard Hamilton. confer a on ceren1.onies, rites, history, custhe race. tonl and DegreeJS 1 «(:Loister) 13rothers and Sisters of Charity 2 (Chapter) of and .11erey 3 (Council) and of the Holy Cross )}fernbe,·ship: Knights Templar; Thirty-second Degree Scottish Rite Masons; and the wives, wido\vs, mothers, sisters and daughters of such lYfasons. Officers: Ten, hea:ded a Commander and Lady Superior.. There is also a ~ ~ lady Secretary.

FOf1JZed: April 12, 1904, at Topeka, Kansas 1"\0

lifeetings: All held in Topeka, Kansas..

Statistics

History: Brother Charles Bard Halnilton, \vho founded this spent a numyears descendants of the such bulk of such history and . having been almost as ,vasavaiIable

ber

Cortez

the

of

~fexico),

and exploring

of and had excavated by archeologists. The ritual Vlas the Founder and later by Knights t«<crjdln:ind Voiland and Smith. Aspirants are received as Brothers and Sisters of Charity and advanced that

The only Council organized is Topeka Council, NO.1, Kansas-the entire membership belonging to that CounciL At the on there ~rere 47 initiated..TVwTo later 71 \vere 29, 1904, another 58. On 1 3\vere as Charter Members, this making a total of 189 Charter ,Members. 1\'\11'0 Reunions are no\v held each year,

one in the and one in the Fall~in at "rhich the in the are in one TIle Grand Council\vas formed for the purpose of compiling and conthe ritual; also, to charter further bod.iesin the future.. No Council may without first providing not less than fifty eligible aspirants, not less than tw'elve of whom must be Knights Templar or Scottish I~ite Masons in good standing.. I'J

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i-f-.illf"f"l,,,l"\n


DAUGHTERS OF

NILE

1~or1lJed:

February 20, 1913, at t:he home of Mrs. Mable R. Krows, Seattle, Washington by twelve nShriners Ladies"', the organization being known as «Ladies of the Nile Club". On October 30, 1913 the Suprenlc "femple ",'as formed by twenty-two Inembers of the clu~first called «The Club of 22. n Purpose: The fundalnental principles and teachings of daughters of the Nile a.re unexcelled, for pro<.:uring, for those \vho \vill abide by them, a philosophy of living \vhich ""ill enable them, when the shadows lengthen, to look back on a life well spent." Degr~es and H01zors: Written by Charles Faustis Whaley, finished in August 1913, read nrst time on September 18, 1913 at home of Mrs. Cleo Kline. The obligation was given to all members present by Mrs. l\1abel R.Krows, who was the President. Officers: Six elected and twelve appointed, presided over by a Supreme Queen. Statistics of Meetings and Sttpt"e1Jze QtJee1ls: F. 0.. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Oct. 30, 1913 Feb. 14" 1914 ,June 25" 1915 0c:t.27,. 1916 June 12, 1917 May 31, 1918 May 31. 1919 May 81, 1920 May 26.. 1921 May 22. 1922 May 21, 1923 June 25, 1924 June 24, 1925 May 25, 1926 May 24, 1927 May 28, 1928 May 27, 1929 May 26, 1930 June 8, 1931 June 13" 1932 June 19" 10a3 :May 28, 1934 June 3. 19a5 June 6. 1936 June 6, 1937 June 6. 1938 June 4.. 1939 June 2. 1940

27.

..Tune 3. Ht41 June 1, 19,12 1943 May 29, 1944 1945 June 8, 1946 June 2, 1947

28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 36.

May June June June

24, 7, 5. 4,

19·18 1949

1950 1951

Seattle, Wash.. Seattle, Wash. S('~:ttth~, Wash.. Sen.ttle, Wash.. S,'uttle, W~J.8h.

Seattle, Wash.. S'e1:Lttle, Wash. Sen. ttl e, Wash. IPortJand, Ore. Seattle, Wash. Victoria, B. C. Butte, Mont. 'rneoma, W~LSh. Portland.. Ore. Spolu\ne, Wash. Buffalo, N. Y. l.,os Angel~. Cal. Chicag(), Ill. S(~nttle.

Wash. Albany, N. Y. Portland. Ore. San Diego, Cal. Chicago, Ill. Denver, CC)l. \Vashington, D. C. ~ra(~()ma, Wash. San Antonio, Tex. T(~rre 'H~Lute. Ind. P;tt$hur~rh. Pa. Sl)()kant~. Wash.

No

S'(~a8j(m

~~vrncuHe.N.

Y.

Net Sessi(')n

Sacramento. Cal. Ro(~kf()rd,

Ill. Ph<Jenix. Ariz. ndiannpolis, Ind. SnIt lAke City, Utah E\fnT\8ville. Ind.

r

Elizabeth A. MynL Grn('(~

Norm~..

Mattie g.

Ch\rlt

Eleanor 1.", :Heitzman Thelma Small

History: The twelve ladies (wives of members of Naile Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.) present on Februarv 20, 1913 when the officers were seIectf,~J were: Mrs. Mabel R. Krows President Mrs. Minnie M. Jeffrey Vice-President 114


Mrs. Gertrude O~ Lazier-Hodgson Mrs~ Elizabeth Davies Mrs. Rosalie Crawford Mrs. Margaret Grant Mrs. Harriet TIlompson Mrs. CleoC. Kline Mrs. MacDonald Mrs. Lena .McVey Mrs. Inda Lee Rosenberg Mrs. Ellen Richter (dropped out)

Treasurer Secretary

It was decided to include wives, daughters, mothers, widows and sis.. ters of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of any Temple. The first Te~ple of the Daughters of the Nile was named t'Hatasu" after the first known Egyptian queen. It was located in Seattle, Washington. The name was proposed by Mrs. ~{innie Jeffrey and the meeting was held in her home. Mrs. Jeffrey was chosen the first Queen and birs. West the Recorder. At the home of Mrs. Edith E. ed on October 30, 1913. Mrs. Levelia K. TIle twenty..nvo Founders '\-vere:

McVey> Lena

Emma. Lr~lwt:Qr.::L

was foundQueen.

~Ul)reme

Rosalie B.

Misho, Lillian Moore, Nellie I. !\{orrison, Elizabeth Patten, Andrewette Phillips, Claire M. Rosenberg, Inda Lee """".,1,"'路.~."r...&.4'!1 Elizabeth Jennie L. Thompson, Harriet ~rest, Level ia K.

Edith E. Margaret Hollister, Lou C. Minnie M.

c.

....,Tl/;<Io ....

Kro\'Vs, ~{abeI R. Lazier-Hodgson, Gertrude O. ~facDonald, Elizabeth On November elected and corder.

1913, the remainder of the Supreme ,Officers were Mrs. RosalieB. Cra\vford becoming Supreme Rewere on December 4, 1913 and Febnlary 14..

n"!p",orff.,(y<:,

1914't several ne\\" members were obligated in Hatsl1 \votIld have enough officers to .fill the stations in the cerea charter was fnt1.de to the Supreme and it was On in the Scottish Temple of the the ritualistic vlork '9tr'S.S given to fifty-hvo ladies The first Annual Session of the Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile.. ~ras held 2, 1915, in the home of Supreme Queen Levelia K. with the one Temple represented. Minutes of the two organization me,etul2S ~rere and approved. 115


ttAnd thus the white rose, so emblematic of our Order, unfolded. A bud at first, but now a full grown rose. Every petal symbolizes a step forvvard -purity of thought and purpose, the s\veet fragrance of co-'Operation and unity, the patience and tolerance . . . all these virtues combined with our lessons in faith, hope, charity, trust and harmony have given to us a symbol worthy of our highest consideration and devotion." There are (1949) ninety-three active Temples in the Order-only one (No. 37) having faded.

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LADIES' ORIENTAL SHRINE OF NORTH AMERICA Formed: June 24, 1914 at Wheeling, West Virginia, by Isis Court at Wheeling, West Virginia; Allah Court at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Hathor Court at Parkersburg, West Virginia.. Purpose: Originally for pleasure and good fellowship. It has now grown into a humanitarian group by assistance to the A.A.O.. N.M.S. in their hospitals for crippled children. Degrees: I-Single Initiatory Degree. Officers: Eleven and three Trustees, presided over by a Grand High Priestess. local Courts have fourteen officers and three Trustees, presided over by a Princess. Statistics of Sessions and Grand High Priestesses: F. .June 1914 Va. Mrs. u. H.. Debendarfer 1. 2. 3. -l. 5.

April April April April April

6.

May

1915 1916

Va..

S. Sept. 7. May 8. April 9. April 10.

April

11. 12.

April

Mrs. W. C. Elliott

Mrs. Cha.rles Johnson Mrs. A.. D. Murray

MllY

IS. May 14. June 15. May 16.

May

17. 18.

May May

1st

May

%0.. 21.

Kay

Mrs. J. C.. Morgan Mrs. c. J. Hartung Mrs.. J .. B. Bennett Mrs.. A. D.. Blanchard Mrs. E.. E, Smith Mrs. J. B'.. Youngblood Mn. E.. E. Rockwood

Mrs.. Archie Jaques

Mrs. M. H Pattillo Mrs. EU!tabeth Robishaw Mias Gertrude K.. Zehfusa Mrs Ray G. Sandel Mrs. Roy r..Craig :Mrs Gola T: Duval Mrs Amelia C. Holland Mn.W. E. Edmonaton Mrs.. William W.. MacLeod Mrs.. H. R Berry l\! rs. W. P: C~lpe:s Mrs.. John Beutler Mrs.. Eva. L. R.eal Mrs. Arrah Ruth Shaw Mrs.Lucil1~ H. Piehl Mrs. D()X"ot.hyE. Keen Mrs. Forres L. Kef,ser

Mny

22.

May

23..

May

24.. 25. 26. 27.

May Ha:;r May May

28.. <29.

May 'May

SO. Ma1' It. Ka:y

u.

II.. 14.

May

'May May

15. 36.

May 'MaY'

87.

May

Mrs. J. Henry Long Mrs. E. A. Ingersoll Mrs. William Cox Mrs. S. R. Warffuel M.rs. J. B.. Bartlett Mrs. G. M. Ford Mrs. G. Zitzman Mrs. F. M. Dunbar Mrs. J. W. Pickett Mrs. L. H. F'rederick

ffS路',~"~,Sp,eebll.Ml~tiX1g

11rs. S. J. Honorary P.G'.H.P. (Grand Recorder) Mrs. F.G. Stroehmann,Honorary P. G. H. P. (Grand Treasurer) at a meeting 路of the West Virginia. A.A.O.N.M.S.. Hotel in WheeIioj:t, West Virginia, the visiting ladi~ were by the WheeHng Noble's Ladies. uOneof the 1.adies, in the spirit of fun) came upon a rope which the men had used in their and carelessly thro~"n on the floor. They j:oy117


ously began to trail it through the halls of the hotel; other ladies grasping the rope and joining those already holding on it. A parade followed, ending at the doors pf the Assembly Room. Then, in a saner mood, someone asked ~why shoul~ we not organize a Ladies' Shrine?' The result was that Isis Court came into being, being named after the mother of Osiris." The early meetings were held in the homes of the members ~~but as the membership grew the privilege of meeting in Masonic Temple was accorded the Court. For a number of years the membership was restricted to the families of members of Osiris Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., but the Noble's ladies in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, noting the 'Dispensing of Light', asked for permission to form a Court. The result was the instituting of Allah Court on April 24, 1909.'"} This Court acL'11itted only ladies of West Virginia until 1913, when the Imperial Council of the A.A.O.N.M.S.. divided the territorial jurisdiction of Osiris Temple and granted a charter to Nemesis Temple at Parkersburg, West Virginia. This resulted in the formation of Hathor Court on March 26, 1913 at Parkersburg. It then became imperative that a governing body be formed. sentatives from the three Courts met at Wheeling, West Virginia, on 24, 1914, and constituted the 芦(Grand Council of the Ladies' Oriental of North America." At the meeting the ladies from the jurisdiction of Akdar Temple, A.A.路O.N.M.S.. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, petitioned for a charter and Aaba Court, No. 4 came into being-Iris, Alvah and Hathor having been numbered 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in accordance with their age. As of 1950 there have been fifty-seven Courts chartered throughout the United States and Canada. Four of these-路numbers 13, 20, 23 and 26 are dormant. As of the 1950 meeting there were 15,592 members.

118


June 5, 1919 at Rock Illinois Mrs. Josephine Mace, following a discussion on the formation ofa Auxiliary to the Mystic Order of Veiled of the Enchanted Realm by Otto F. Hildebrandt, louis R. Mace and L. Patterson.

Ptlrpose: To assist and

with the local 路-Grottoes" in every way

possible.

Degrees:

I-The Admission Degree..

Officers: The Supreme Caldron has sixteen, presided over by the Supreme Mighty Chosen One; the Grand Secretary is called the 1'"he local Caldrons have sixteen officers, presided over by a One.

There are Zone..

~1'Yqrv.. l"lVfll ~

"'

,""'~

"'

""''''~''''''_''''A''',,",

119

in ..路路">"',..,.'n

'''

RodevaL Chosen

..


ORDER IOF THE GOLDEN CHAIN Formed: August 5, 1929, in Asbury Park, New Jersey Purpose: UPraternalism without Sectarianism." Degrees and Honors: t-Initiatory Degree

Officers: The Grand link has 26 officers headed by a Most Worthy Grand Matron and Most Worthy Grand Patron. The subordinate Links have twenty··two officers with a Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. The other Grand Officers are titled Right Worthy.

. Qualification for Membership: "(Master Masons and their female relatives" . Statistics oj Grand Matrons and Grand Patrons: 1929 1930 1931

1932 1933

1934 1935

1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941

Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.. ::Mrs.. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.

Lillian S. Kaplan* (N. J.) Lillian M. Beds. (N. J.) Irene Weiss (N. J.) Ruth D. Cohan (N. J.) Mollie Steinberg

(N. J.)

Addie F. Cohen (N. .1.) Bertha Becker (N.J.) F'reda H. Biron (N.. J.) Bertha L. Melnik (Pa.) Elizabeth J. Vogel (N.. .1.) Gertrude G. Bernstein (N. J.)

Emma L. Kempler (N. Y.)

Betty K.. Rapel (N. Y.) Helen Smith (N. J.) 1943 Freda R. Jayson IN. .1.. ) 1944 Lillian Kahn (N. J.) 1945 Sadye Ross (Fla.) 1946 Sophie Kinghofl.er (Pa..) 1947 R.uth Weininger (N.. J.) 1948 Dorothy A. Morris (Pa.) 194.9 Mrs. Elsie Baum (N. Y.) 1950 Mrs. Dorothy Stone (N. Y.) 1951 Mrs. Alice Alpert (Conn.) 1942

Emanuel M. Biron* (N.. J ..) H .. Da.vid Zerman (N. J.) Abraham Vogel (N. Y.) William N. Becker (N.. J ..) Joseph Alsofrom (N. J.) Charles Doris (N. Y.) Dr.. Max D. Davids·on (N. J.) Reuben Jacoby (N'.. J.) Meyer Linniek (Noo J.) Harry S. Neiwirth (Noo J.) WilliamM. Raphael (N.J.. ) Jerome S. Lieb (N. J .. ) Nathan W. Elkitz (N.. J.) Allen A. Stone (N. Yoo) Allan L. Tumarkin (N. Joo) Arthur R.Smith (N. J.) Samuel A. Weiss (N. J.) William H. Yanowsky (N.. .1..) Joseph H. Biben (N. Y.) Paul Lustbnder (N. J ..) Emanuel L. Kapel (N. Y.) Charles Tatz (N.. J.) Irving L.. Nitzberg (N. Y.)

Statistics of Meetings of the Grand Link: 1.. 2.. 3..

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.. 9.

10.. 11. 12.. 18..

Oct. 1S t 1929 Dec. 2. 1930 Oct. 28, 1931 Oct.. 23, 1982 Oct.. 24, 1938 Oct. 2:!. 1934

May 10, 1942

15. 16. 17.

May 9, 1948 May 6. 1944 May 6, 1945 May 25. 1946 May 8. 1947

19.

20. 21. 22.

28.

May 15. May 21. May 27. May 19,

Park, Park, City, City,

New-York, Atlantic City, Atlantic City, AtblntieCity, Asbury Park, Atla:ntic City" Atlantic City. Atlantic City, Atlantic City, AtlantieCity,

Oct. 28, 1985 Oct.. 19. 1936 Oct. 25, 1987 Oct. 24, 1938 May 8, 1989 MaY 10. 1940 May 19, 1941

14.

18.

Asbury Asbury Atlantic Atlantic

N .. N. N. N. N. N. N. N.

Joo J. J. Joo

Y.

J. J. J. Noo J. N • .1. N. J. N. J. N.J. Noo J.

New York, N .. Y. Atlantic City, N. Newark. N. Atlantic City. N. Atlantic City,N.. Atlantic City. N.. Atlantic City, N. Atla.ntic Cit.,., N ..

J; J.

J ..

J. J. J. J .. Atlantic City. N. J.

1948 194.9 1950

1951

120


Statistic.,r 1. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11..

12. 13. 14.

15. 16..

17.. 18.. 19.

Absorbed by No. 13 Goldel1 Rainbow Newark Absorbed by No.. 13 Colonial Absorbed by No.2 Adelphi Menorah Absorbed by No. 20 Became No. 47 Ffjdelity Triluminar Unity Passaiac Laurel Dormant Atlantic City Absorbed by No. 2 by No. 13

Hillside, N . J. Newark,. N. J. Jersey City,. N. J ..

Bayonne, N.. J. Perth Amboy, N .. J.

Trenton. N .. J .. Newark,.N. J. West New York. N . J. Passaic, N.. J. New Haven, Conn. (Asbury Park, N. ,1.) Atlantic City. N. J. New Brunswick, N .. J. Brooklyn, N. Y. Paterson, N. :I. Philadelphia. Pa. Phiadelphia, Pa.

New York.N. Y. Ill.)

15

NeYtT Jersey New York

8

4 3

Connecticut Dela\\rare tfasaschtlsetts Rhode Island

1 1 1

33

Active Links

4

Dormant

10

47

Grand Total

Hi..rtorJ: The main proj~ of the Order is the maintenance ofa 14:5 acre camp on a. 10 acre lake in Blairstown To~rnship, Warren County, New

21


Jersey, for under-privileged children. The capacity is 150 caInpers, and the normal complement of camp p'ersonneL All the buildings are newly constructed and include a series of nbunk houses," each sleeping eight children and two councilors; a mess hall over 100 feet long; a kitchen; a miniature hospital, including nurses quarters; an arts and craft shelter; a recreation and ampitheatre building; a central shower; and the Administration Building. The investment exceeds $100,000.

122


DEMOLAY FOf1tZed: 11arch 18, 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri, by Frank S. Land. Pre-

liminary

er, the

v,.rere

路'I~ir5t

February 11 and 25, 1919, \vith Louis G. I..ow"and eight other boys-Gorman A. l\1cBride, Jer..

orne Jacobson, W illianl Steinhilber, Elnler Dorsey, Ivan ~I!. Bentley, Clyde Ralph Sewell and lvfarshall. Thirty.. nine boys attended the

fornution n1eeting.

Ptit'pose: T"he and development of good citizenship and sound cllaracter among youth." TIle Order teaches UcIean and upright living by inculcating and practicing the virtues of comradeship, reverence" love of parents, patriotisn1, courtesy, cleaness and fidelity. Its supreme effort is to create leaders and develop c11aracter.' 1

uDe

by recognized 11asonic bodies. It is the 1vfasonic institution and does not

is

in Freemasonry."

into a

5. 6. 7.

De

Honor

Chevalier Nfeda-I of Heroism

8.

Honor A\vard

9.1ferit 1\1edaIs

Fo,o 1.

,A<.hdsor's Honor

2. 3. 4.

,Cross of

5.

6.

SeI\1ice of Honorable Distinction Freernason's \'VhiteHonor Cross of ,Honor :rvfe.~~.I of (:r055

'l;;f"""I'r"lll~'U-

11 V 1',0

aGrandCounciI \l,;rh ieh. uoutlines activiti<$ for the entire movement. the is the administrative Officer. lv{(~mbers 0 f the

are kno\\"n as There are annual mc{~tu,~s of the Grand Council on the in March. In 1 there \,"ere 1600 active "",.. ii路li.;j,~'路","'~.J 127.8,31 members. 123

over


BUILDERS

THE ORDER

Formed: March 2, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois by Arthur M. Millard, with the cooperation of Van Rensselaer Lodge of Perfection of Chicago, of which he was Thrice Potent Master. Purpose: The training of boys who could be expected to become men that would associate with Freemasonry.

Degrees: Symbolic teaching of spirituality and the American way of life.

Membership: Young men, thirteen to twenty-one years of age. Officers: A Chapter with sixteen headed by a. Master Builder. Also an Advisory Council of Master Masons. A State body is a Grand Chapter and officers are called ttGrand". The National body is called the Central Council, with a Supreme Master Builder at its head. History: At the start two hundred and fifty-six members of the Lodge of Perfection volunteered to form the committee which formed the Body and after several meetings a Ritual was perfected. The Supreme Master Builder is now (1951 ) Walter c. Avery of Chicago. It has spread into several states, W orId War II took most of the membership but the Order became active again following hostilities. The Korean War is again making inroads into the membership.

124


1920 by Mrs.. Ethel T. Wead Mick and formally or.. 1921.

age) girls for spiritual and moral up.. desire knowledge, to teach love of country and respect for parents and elders and reverence for the Holy ~C!路lPtun=s--t.tlle principles for which Freemasonry stands. (The Order) 芦is democratic and Christian in purport, preparing young women of the impressionable for domestic, civic, patriotic, business, religious, fraternal and socia.l and H0110rs: H

I-Initiatory Degree-written from ideas presented by the founder, taken from the Book of Job, with particular reference to the 15th verse of the 42nd HAnd in all the land were no women found so fair as Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their the brethren.. The local is called a Bethel and has nineteen The Bethel functions

"'''''',f*n.n''\A

the ~Ut)renle of the memas soon as there are ten (,jrual~dl~Ln Council of the World holds

125


1948 1949 1950 1951

Albuquerque, New Mexico Spokane, VVashington Long Branch. California Richmond, Virginia

Mrs. Lessie B. Galles Mrs. Lulu rr. Leyda Mrs. Beatrice Ross Mrs. Jane Enockson

History: The Order (1949) has 768 Bethels and its gro\vth may be observed by noting that in 1930 there were 306 Bethels. It operates in thirty~one states of which twenty-two have Grand Guardian Councils. In 1949 the membership was 69,004. It must be borne in mind that the age limit vents continuous membership'.

126


ORDER OF RAINBOW FOR GIRLS 6, 1922 in McAlester, Oklahoma by W. Mark Sexson and who comprised the ~(Supreme Assembly, Order of Rainbow

For1ned: eleven for Girls." Purpose: To for a brighter,

girls between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one years and more beautiful womanhood.

Degrees and Honors: I-Initiatory Degree

2--Grand Cross of Color Degree Officers: The organization is governed by a group of Advisors who succeed themselves. Others may be added from time to time. Those compris.. the Supreme Assembly are: Selected

6, 1922 Advisor

2,

The local are (aIled and must be by Chapters of the Order of Eastern Star, !\{a,sonic Lodges, or organizations com.. posed of one hundred percent of the The

Assembly meets biennially.

Stati.rt1cs

127


DAUGHTERS OF THE EASTERN STAR ]lormed: October 15, 1925 by Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of the State of New York. First UTriangle" set to work on May 7, 1927 in Rochester, New York.

Ptlrpose: To inculcate ((in the hearts of our young girls in their ~teens' the high ideals and noble teachings of the adult fraternities during their most impressionable age, and so producing a firmer basis upon which to build a ~finer American vlonlanhood"." Degrees and Honors: I-Initiatory (Entrance) 2-Honorary Majority (Automatic at age of 21) 3-PubIic Degrees (such as UParents", nFriendship", etc.)

Officers and Titles: local groups called tcTriangles" having a ((Beloved Queen" and ten additional officers, elected twice each year..

.l"'1eetings: There is an Advisory Council of seven members elected by Triangles and the State Director; and a Junior Council of seven elected from the ranks by districts. The members of these Councils meet annually at a time and place convenient to them. There is no HGrand Body~' as usually found in a democratic organization.. There is a O1airman of the Board and a Secretary and also a State Director (Mrs. Rose E. Scherer, P.G.M., of Queens Village, New York since beginning) .

Statistics: There is no printed record of the Annual Meetings of the Board. History: There have been more than a hundred Triangles chartered but at the end of 1949 there were 79 Triangles with 4,360 members. The organization operates only in New- York State. It is officially known as "An Organization for Girls of Masonic Families'" and enlists such girls between fourteen and hventy years of age.

128


APPENDIX

. . " ". . . . . . . ."'..."" ,OF RAMESES AND DAUGHTERS OF OSIRIS The Order of Rameses was organized as a social group' for Royal Arch Masons in Louisville, Kentucky. Some Cleveland, Ohio Royal Arch Masons who had received the Order in Kentuck)T, introduced it in Mt. Olive Chapter, No. 189, R.A.M. of Cleveland, in 1922 and it spread to nearby cities. The Kentuck.-y group ceased to function after a few years and. those in Ohio did not last over any extended period.. In March, 1950, the sole existing group--Gizeh Council-met and agreed to hold any future meetings at the call of the Scribe. \VhiIe Gizeh Council holds the charter of the Grand Body as well as its o\vn charter, it is continuing to exist only to maintain a ULow Twelve" Club, a benefit vlhich it set up to payout to the last man. The has

Osiris \vas a ladies group attached to the GizehCoun.. to function completely.

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ORDER OF PRINCESSES' OF SHAREl\1KHU Massachusetts. This group started in a small way in Boston" Massachusetts.. Its mem.bership is composed of who have a father, husband or brother belong.. ing to the A.A.O.N.M.S. They meet about four times each year-usually "vhen Aleppo Temple has its meetings. The organization \\iras very active in its years but in recent years has not beenact.ive. is a nom,inal fee admittance a small dues. initiation is with many steals the all ~vear costumes and is a uniformed tea.m.

I't is purely local-altho

membership is not restricted to .M~~ss:a,crn.l"

setts Freemason)s relatives.

129


THRICE ILLUSTRIO,US MASTERS C;OUNCILS State 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

]4. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

23.

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

Date of Formation

North Carolina Oregon Indiana Ohio Maryland Tennessee Illinois New Jersey Nebraska Virginia Washington Idaho Iowa Canada.. ,Ontario Georgia Wisconsin New York Delaware Oklahoma Minnesota District of Columbia Michigan Florida Arkansas Utah Connecticut Colorado Missouri South Dakota Louisania California

130

May 10, 1932 1938

April 20, January 28, October 2, December 13, January 29, September 19, February 1, October 24, October 29, September 24, November 13, March I, May 10, June 10, ~1ay

1939 1939 1939 1940 1940 1941 1941 1941 1942 1942

1943 1943 1943

3,

March 15, 1944 March April 1, April 8, June 9, June 20, 1944 March 30, Febru.ary 22, 1947 June 24, 1948 September 24, December 18, 1948 1fay 9, August 30, November 2, 1950 March 1, 1952


SWORD

oIi'

BUNKER

October 15, in Oregon, Illinois, by Frank ,G. Superof Schools at Oregon, a native of Vermont. ttTo the interest of Masonry by encouraging a more regular attendance at its I11eetings. To form a social and fraternal organization to the principles of American liberty. To instill into the .minds of generation the sacrifices of our Masonic forefathers in forming our republic. To forever inspire and adrninistering to every candidate for our Order oath of to state and nation. To a tinle and place for good clean fun. To further cement our and brotherly love by providing social entertainment. To contribute a portion of our initiation fee to a worthy 1:vfasonic charity." .....

t-t::.lf"\J~1'01"'1r

and Honors: ttOrder of the Sword.". with a Most Honorable Grand is called. the and have eleven

The Grand also has a Noble Commanders-16 in Illinois; in Vermont, Tennessee and .tOtlisi::l.na. ,~w,-

.....

~;

.. " ,

The Grand Order meets on call in Illinois

Ill.

Ill. j 11 t'J

or4(J, lUeU e 0 nier.r : L

2.

,.a.

6.

H.

131

year.


32. 33. 34.

35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 路1S. 49. 50. 51.

52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62.

63. 64. 65.

Jonesboro, Ill. Atlantic City, N. J. Waukegan, Ill. Olney~ Ill. Robinson, Ill. LaSalle, IlL

Crawford All Time Temple Thomas Jefferson John Paul ,Jones Charles A. Lindbergh Salt Creek Mountain View Old National Trail Lafayette Hezeldnh West Andrew J a.ckson MinuteMan Trestle Boa.rd Robert E. Lee Rusty Blade Joseph Whitemarsh Chilletecoux Old North Church Shiloh Cross Roads Weaubleau Baron DeKalb Pontiac Northern Lights Watseka. Le.. .\路is & Clark Okaw Valley Fa.ll Creek Gen. Douglas MacArthur Louisiana Little E~typt Three Rivers Acacia

LeRoy, Ill. Timmouth, Vt. Etfingha.m, Ill. Zeigler, Ill. Vienna, Ill. Jackson, Mo. Walnut, Ill. Racine, Wise. Brockport, Ill. LaGr.a.nge, Ill. Kenosha. Wise. Kennett. Mo. Eldorado, Ill. Charleston, Ill. Chicago, Heights, Ill. Blytheville. Ark. DeKalb, Ill. Pontiac, Ill. Dwight, Ill. Watseka, Ill. Benton, Ill. Sullivan, Ill.. Indianapolis, Ind. Macon, Ill. Shre'leport, La. Centralia, Ill. Mt. Carmel, Ill. Pm.. tagl~V'il1e. Mo. Os<~e()ln. Ark.

66.M(~Kertzie

Gen. ~!nmes H. Doolittle 68. Beach Bluff 69.. Fluorspar

67.

R()b(~rt

91. 92.

T",tin LakE..:tS

93.

In.

lTrh1'~'1.

Tn.

Ill. Roaichl.ire, IlL MaUocm, III. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. St. Louis, Mo. Chester, lB.

70.. Lin(~()ln Trail 71.. Posey County 2 Rivers 72. Patriot 78. Harhem 74. J cssie r. Merideth 75. IIIini 76. MitcheII 77. Desplaines Valley 78.. Cahokia 79. Embarrass 80. St. Mary's 81. Illinois Valley 82.Poeket City 83. Lead Belt 8'~. .T. I~. \Villoughb,. 85. Belle-Claire 86. Ambrnw 87. Wabash 88. Ethan Allen 89. Weat Memphis

90.

I.l8.Wrel'l.eevill(~. Fnirfi(~ld.

Pinckneyvine. Ill. Joliet.. Ill. Gine$pie~ 'Ill. Villa Grove, Ill. St. Mary's, Mo. Pekin. IU. Evansville. Ind. Farmington, Mo. Carbondale., Ill. Belleville. Ill. Newt(~n.

IU.

West UniOD,. Ill. Poultney. Vt. West Memphis, Adc.

New York, N. Y. Paris, Ill. Meredosia, III. MemphhhTenn.

Livingston

LloydE. Sticlt'el Volunteer

History: The Founder, .FrankG. Taylor, W'a5 born in Middleto,.",n~ Vermont on May 19, 1878 and died in Nc,v York on July He 'f;vent to Illinois in the early part of the in where he was Superintendent of Schools.. He became a Freemason in gon I.adge, No. 420, A. F. & A. ,M.March 11 1908; \'Vas in Rock River Chapter, No. 151,R.AJv{.路 in No 7~ R.& S. M.路 and Knighted in Vermont. He served as H.igh Thric,e Illus132


trious Master and was a District Inspector in Grand Chapter. Each year Brother Taylor returned to Vermont for his summer vacation. Upon his return a year or so before 1912 he conferred a ritual he had written upon a Brother F.W. Gantz. They then conferred it on some Royal Arch Masons, mostly in Rock River Chapter, No. 151, where Companion Taylor believed such a uplay.house" would eliminate horse-play in the Chapter itself. Finally, on October 15, 1912, a charter was issued for HLiberty Hill Order, No. 1" at Oregon. On October 13, 1913, Lincoln Park Order, No. 2 was Chartered in Chicago and shortly thereafter a state Order was formed. After more than fifteen years of operating, at the insistant request of Blue Lodge Masons, the Founder issued an edict changing the requirements of membership from Roya.l Arch Masons to Master Masons. The Grand Order was established in Illinois) which body has issued all charters since- it being virtually the national body. On June 17, 1943, the Founder requested that he retire as the head of the Grand Order and Ernest M. Campbell, no~r P.G.H.P.; P.G.I.M.; Grand Captain of the Grand Commandery of Illinois, K. T.; and Past Prior of Illinois Priory, No. 1 Knights of the York Cross of Honour, \vas chosen to head the Grand and has continued such to date. The sh1.tistics of the charters issued are: Illinois 71 ; Missouri 6; Vermont, "',l':i,,. .l1.n'C;;Ul~a~--J each; Ne\v a.nd Wisconsin-2 each; and LouisYork and T,ennessee-l This is a total of 93 charters issued 61 are no\v active. The membership figures cannot be given as only rl:"f"I路,I..~"'t'路,~",~,r"\,""'" are made in the Grand Body-aU being Life ,~{embers. How.. ever, the numbers have been initiated: ,. .. l,,A.""lil ....

13,320 2,907 4,137 4,12Q 4,638 3,193 4,024 2,759

1948 1950 1951 1952 (June)

2,486 3,086

It might be that Frank G.Taylor, Jr., the son of the Found.. the charter presiding officer in Robert Livingston Order, No. 90, York City, on Ma.y 8, 1951. This ,group inducted 364 members by?\tfay 1952.

133


THE :ORDER OF DESOMS F01tned: April 20, 1946, in Seattle, Washington.

Pttrposes ((Furthering the spirit of friendship and lending a helping hand when neededll' among deaf men whose close relatives are Freen1asons. Deg1'ees a'nd Honors: Initiatory Officers: Nine headed by a Worthy Master. Qualifications: t'Only deaf men of good moral character, who can show close relationship' to a Master Mason in good standing now, or at the time of his death, are eligible for membership." Statistics: Seattle (Washington) Lodge No. 1 Los Angeles (California) Lodge No. 2

Seattle Hollywood

History: A small group of deaf n1en met in the Secretary>s office of the Masonic Temple in Puyallup, Washington, on March 31, 1946. They were Hugo Holcombe, Asitley Reeves, Carl Spencer, John Bodley, .LeRoy Bradbury and N. C. Garrison. Prominent Masons in Seattle and Puyallup became interested, and the use of the Masonic Lodge Rooms in the Scottish Rite Temple were given the new organization. Rules were adopted and first oflicerschosen on April 20, 1946. HDesomic News'" Vol. 1, No.1, dated March 1952, published by the Desoms (Deaf Sons of Master ;Masons) in Seattle, Washington is their official organ.

134


ARK MARINER LODGES There are t\VO Lodges of Royal Ark Mariners active in the States. These are left out of six chartered by the Sovereign College in the United States and one by the Grand Lodge of Mark Master 1V1asons in land..

page 55) .

Oxford Lodge, No.. 1 of Non,vay, Maine \vas chartered on Decen1ber 5, 1896 and Half bfoon Lodge, No. 1 of NeVi York, New yrork was chartered on February 5, 1908.. Both are now under the control the Grand Council of Allied ?vfasonic Degrees..

1~here are t\VO ~lfark active in theUnited States out of rnany such chartered. 1'''here have been none chartered th,e hundred yea.rs.

Ginlrd I~xcelsior

~1,trk

1

and

Both of H.. A,,~1.

No.

'fo SOUle ideZl as to the nun1.ber of these number so far in three \vill sufnce:

the

the G.G.C. (1811) in \'ennont ( 1fost Excellent M,lster l"'erlnsvlvan.J:a--Qrle inPhiladelhad a very short life.

be noted that there

the 'G.rand 1827 and one in

,A".o,Q.d.,tY . I;.;:)lJ,J\,J.lt.::,

135


MISCELLANEOUS There are a few local Masonic groups about which no inforn1ation has been forthcoming. We list then1 for reference: ORDER OF HERCULES Cincinnati Lodge No. 1, Cincinnati, Ohio DAUGHTERS OF KNIGHTS KADOSH Moharrum Temple .No. 119, Jacksonville, Fla. SYRIA CARAVAN No. 14, GR01TO Butler, Pa. ANCIENT ORDER OF CAMEL HERDERS, STABLE No. 23 Fort Worth, Texas CALIPHS OF BAGDAD, COURT No. 1 New Castle, Pa.

MASONIC LADIES OF U. S. A. ;Mt. Lebanon Lodge, No. 1 7 , Chester, Pa. ORDER OF OWLS

Pennsylvania

136


PRINCE HALL NEGRO MASONIC LODGES 1950 Founded 1870 1920 1873 1853 1876 1873 1849 1848 1870 1870 1867 1856 1881 1867 1866 1863 1845 1791 1865 1894 1872 1866 1919 1848 1921 1845 1870 1849 1893 1815 185S 1867 1870 1875. 1865 1908

Lodges Active

State

595 13

AlabaDla Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia

164 57

14 10 !~

22 155, 190

Florid~j),

Georgia. Illinois Indiana. Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota. Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Jerse-y New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma. Pennsylvana. Rhode bland South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vh路ginia Washington 1877 W.t V ira-I nh.. 1Sl25 Wileonain

80 89 16 62 84

144 61 15

979 16 4.80 66

25 14 22 26 5S:1 579

125 58 -45

107 106 215 102 16

40

41

6

7 623

576 61 9 50 7 57 268

71 132 10~)

5

172

14 62

12 gO 194 114

240 141

8

257

407

162

491

853 619

227

307

12

Total

Lodges Chartered

S5

40 7

98

4 t S28

7.684

7

Notes: The date of the present Grand Lodge in some States is not the same as above listed. These dates ,are those for the first Grand Lodge established in the State. Lodges in the States of Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi have numb,ers only. There are at least 15 Lodges with name Prince Hall. 5 with the name Booker T. Washington and 5 with the name Lincoln.. Toussaint L'Overrore also has Lodges named aft路er him. Membership statistics are not available but the following are examples: Alabama 41,271; Arkansas 8,500; District of Columbia 3,518 ; Louisiana 8,000' South Caro.. !ina 14.962 and Virginia 30)000.

137


STATISTICAL SUMMARY AMERICAN GRAND LODGES -

1.

1949-1950

United States of America Number路 of Lodges

J uriRdiction

Alabama " '.... 426 Arizona " 41 Arkansas 385 California 605 Colorado 150 Connecticut .'................. 130 Delaware 22 District of Columbia 48 Florida 243 Georgia. 468 Idaho 80 Illinois 975 Indiana '........ 540 Iowa 546 Kansas 4路10 Kentucky............................................... 470 L<:>uisiana 251 Maine ' " _............ 207 Ma.ryla.nd 124Massachusetts a2n Michigan ,.................................... 525 Minnesota 292 Mississipl'),i ,............................... 30S Missouri 5~~5 l\1ontana . laS Nebraska 276 Nevada. ... ,..............................................27 New Hampshire . 81 New Jersey '... 282 New Mexico 57 New York ; ItO:~7 North Carolina. Z~24 North Dakota 118 Ohio ,................................. 641 Oklahoma. 383 Oregon 180 Pennsylvania 574 Rhode Island , 44 South Carolina 285 South Dakota '............................... 168 Tennessee 374: Texas 908 Utah 27 Vermont '\l'irginia , , . Wnsllinst'ton . West Virginia "' .. Wisconsin Wyoming Tota.l

,.,

,

",15,341

Total Membership 62,455 8..483 61,913 196..800 40,505 43,394 6,859 24,876 46,351 80,572 12,946 243,519 165,183 89,568 91,882 81,936 41,805 45,032 41,262 114.260 157,2060 60,70n 42.427 113,801 23,682 41,379 4,493 15,500 92,375 10,554 295,732 48,473 13.672 255,088 7a,329 38,191 230,750 17,101 41.581 18,463 64,875 191,918 5,807 18,492 58.784, 61,870 41,956 61,453 11,106

8.600,367

Note: These statistics were taken mainly from the Grand

138


1949..1950 STATISTICS 2.

D01"ninio1Z of Canadt'l. Years Organized 45 79 95 75

Grand Lodges Alberta British Columbia Canada-in 0 ntario Manitoba New Brunswick *Nov~l. Scotia Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan

Total for Canada. Total for United States

sa

129 576 106 46

84 75 81 44

97 15

Member.. ship 1-1,336 17,600 112,781 13,500 7.645 12,471 1,2,10

99 204

16,613 16,237

1,426 15,359

212,423 3,510,474

16,785

3,722,897

. .

Total for North America .... * As of December 31, 1948.

3.

Years Organized .......................... G2

60 29

GG

GO 61

50

154

Philippine

No. of MemberLodges

ship

747 :350

386 172 60 659 24H

2,623

Total f or Atl.K5tral hl.

300,001

Isl,~,,.ulJ Years Org,anized

5.

Lodges

Australasia Grand Lodges

4.

No. of

NC). of Member.. Lodges ship 98 6,819

Gre,zt Years Grand IAdge19.

Organized 232

No. of Member.. Lodges

ship

218

in Scothl.nd;

6.

overseas.

Latin America, of

9 3

15

16 10

TotalfurI.".atin

Amerh~n.

139

28,804


7.

Continental Europe No.. of Grand Lodges Lodges Finland .........................................................5 Norway........................................................ 20 Sweden '........................ 49 Estimated Total for Continental Europe 74

GRAND TOTAL

218 10,000 231'100

83,313

(1949-1950) No. of Lo,dges

Grand Lodges

Membership

United States of America 15,359 Puerto Rico 51 Dominion of Canada. 1,426 Australasia 2,623 Philippines 98 路China. ............................................................6 England, 1948 6,097 Scotland, 1948 900 Ireland, 1948 .. 1948-Continental Europe 74 1948-Latin America 406

Member.. ship 3,510,474 5,187 212,423 300,001 6,819 773

550,000 567.498 45,,000

33,313 28,804

27,088

Total *Six lodges tra.nS1Eer:red to form

Lodl\re of Philippines

140


MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS 1820 -

1950

The pages which follow contain the first complete compilation of membership figures ever presented at one time. The figures covering Symbolic,Capitular,Cryptic and Chivalric Masonry from 1930 are the result of the careful tabulations of AlbinC. Anderson, Fraternal Correspondent of the Grand Council,R.. & S. M.. of New York. The others have been tabulated with the aid of various Grand Secretaries and from the proceedingsofGrand Bodies) and where possible, checked. The United States and World Statistics 1949-1950 preceeding these pages are reproduced from the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Cali-

F. & A. M., by permission.. In a number of instances-following consultation with Grand Secretaries, and examination of records-ehanges in previously published figures were made to conform with fact.. Agreement with Grand Secretary's figures in practically all cases is now complete..

141


rtfaster 1820

32,000 40,000 50,000 70,000 145,000 600,000 550,000 648,804 851,9701 1,393,894 2,464,330 3,277,513

14,162 35,812 113,382 120,000 157,117 222,226 385,366 614,816 873,302

1,006 9,053 24,045 23,750 29,302 46,703 104,040 213,394 311,351

3,216,307 3,069,645 2,901,758 2,760,451 2,659,218 2,591,309 2,549,772 2,514,595 2,482,291 2,457,263 2,451,301 2,478,892 2,561,844 2,719,607 2,896,343 3,097,713 3,281,371 3,426,155 3,545,757 3,644,634

835,103 775,120 713,673 652,989 600,34a 564,146 529,578 503,840 482,009 465,705 453,872 445,853 452,935 482,670 521,016 558,120 592,476 620,255 643,464 668,956

293,532 273,218 248,858 224,708 203,797 188,912 177,843

1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1'890 1900 1910 1920 1930

1931 ~

tv

Royal and

Sel't Masters

Masons

1830

......

Royal Arch Masons

Year

1932 1933 1934

1935 1936 1937

1988 1989 1940 1941 1942

1943 1944 1945 1946 1947

1948 1949 1950

167,643 159,016 153,818 148,954 146,346 149,838 162,783 180,261

197,643 215,026 229,014 241,222 250,396

32째

32째 No. Jur.

Red Cross of

Knights Ten1plar

So. Jur.

600 800 1,000 1,500, 7,500 29,862 47,089 83,833 120,763 199,250 314,588 424,981

200 1,150 2,658 10,570 49,299 191,658 253,898

3,158 6,251 14,110 25,208 59,301 168,586 286,873

269 209 292 619 1,236 1,652

411,396 377,414 346,050 320,009 297,535 279,476 265,070 252,036 240,660 230,989 2.23,475 218,747 221,537 238,133 261,563 283,309 303,531 318,576 330,477 341,603

241,178 220,790 198,530 184,491 177,763 171,966 16'8,370 164,111 160,067 156,844 155,834 159,367 175,302 204,339 238,418 271,245 297,727 320,274 338,751 353,012

283,933 276,131 266,357 256,511 241,059 229,461 218,943 209,636 203,521 199,743 198,747 199,716 208,653' 231,497 260,105, 287,844 315,169 337,173 355,0401 369,346

1,658 1,650 1,663 1,670 1,743 1,319 1,843 1,888 1,942 1,958 2,008 \2,037 2,072 2,132 2,164 2,244 2,380 2,448 2,577 2,744

Const.-W


Year

Const.-E

of Scotland

H. R. A. K.. T. P.

~;\'llied

l\fasonic Deg.

York Cross of Honour

S.R.I.C.F.

Philalethes

1820

1830

1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890

1900 1910 1920 1930

325 101 129

123 137

28

25

251

197

419

324 430

758

21 29 31 22

542

40

~='"

p...i

J).. \,).,)

1931 1932

1933 1934 1935 1936

1937

1938 1939 1940

1941

435 420 426 427 409

439

63

651

82

667 578 693

554 542

93 101 106 110 120 130 136 199

679

1948

1949

621

20 41 49

452 497

690 741 750 800

1950

707 677

474 641 551

1942 1943 1944

1945 1946 1947

21

727

612 641

859

911

511 530

479 580 659 732 793

65

75

221

94

179 196 217 192 204 212 213

116 162 302 415 592

199 210 228

986

277

326

258

328

840

281

334 356

365

32

85

230 220 210

831 879

10 25 80

651 757

1,170 1,641 1,903 2.214 2,587

29 93

104 115

145 171 205 206 214 194 192 197 200 188 191 182 189

49 58 67 80

87 88 90 92 95

96 98 99 100 100 100 177

216

2,960

187 200

232

3,204

232

805

250


Daughters Year

of Mokanna

Shrine

Grotto

Tall Cedars

Sciots

3,878 19,386 41,935

449 12,719 19,276

38,850 33,194 28,967 26,055 24,416 23,118 23,333 23,725 24,510 24,472 24,709 24,245 25,010 27,679 31,187 35,963 40,514

18,153 15,063 11,522 10,445 9,661 9,213 9,376 9,062 8,600 7,237 6,634 5,997 5,716

48,958

8,033

46,141 48,306

8,710 8,941

Order of Bath

Nat. Sojourners

1820 1830

1840

1850

1860 1870

1880 1890 1900

1910

1920 1930

)-l

:t:

1931 1932 1933 1984 1985 1936 1987 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943

1944 1945

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950

686 7,251 6,074 5,918 5,685 5,276 4,593 4,408 4,468 4,146 4,034 4,155 4,511 4,453 4,619 4,917 6,053 6,636 6,513 8,361 9,179 9,845

587 16,980 55,453 169,782 456,606 550,619 517,827 474,758 481,299 387,833 364,774 351,695 339,636 327,750 316,669 307,994 306,470 307,591 332,945 386,174 437,961

491,559 636,662 576,954 607,915 636,456

145 1,523 9,207 69,671 137,552 130,028 116,907 106,333 96,1334 78,596 73,607 70,706 65,038 62,672 60,627

59,566 59,380 62,485 69,520 77,906 87,03S 95,031 101,537 103,824 103,836

15,617 5,816

6,563 7,702

21

8,847

27 27 32 33

8,645 8,927 9,005 8,594 8,522 8,848 8,209 7,505 7,791 7,952 8,267 9,515 11,169 15,208 17,290 14,921 11,431 12,022 13,746 14,372

37 40 61 53 53

60 68 80

89 104 106 109

124 150 177

202


Year

Jesters

Jobs

Daughters

Amaranth

White Shrine

533,178 934,449 2,171,529

5,902 10,932 45,622

8,104 62,678 128,971

2,068,123 2,011,838 1,955,552 1,899,266 1,797,127 1,694,988 1,592,849 1,562,884 1,671,446 1,714,127 1,716,629 1,720,766 1,723,199 1,826,041 1,928,883 2,031,725 2,144,996 2,258,267

44,003 42,663 42,244 39,478

122,758 112,991 103,816 97,938 92,114 89,294 87,398 86,642 86,684 86,824 87,491 88,178 93,913 105,317 <117,963 133,249 149,559 162,573 172,420

O.E.S.

Golden

Soc. Order

Chain

Beauceant

1820

1830 1840 1850

1860

1870 1880

15,691 ~8J788

1890

1900 1910 1920 1980 1931 ......

~

\Jl

1982

1988 1984 1936 1936

1937 1938

218,240 1,350 7,070 7,889 7,398 7,623 7,883 8,194 8,470 8,808 9,177

1939 1940 1941

9,697 10,007

1942

10,251

1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948

1949 1950

9,449

10,793 11,431 12,087 12,629 13,100 18,600 14,167 14,589

21,740 21,299 21,053 19,971 20,296 22,423 24,254 26,776 29,969 31,783

33,464 34,664 34,816 35,920 40,721 47,793 50,412 65,239 61,709 69,004 85,514

2,371,437 2,625,667

38,096 37,487 36,620 86,512 35,919 35,217 35,552 35,416 36,455 40,880 46,616 54,121 63,409 70,587 76,921 84,159

180,834,

4,000

1,254 6,592

4,80a 4,550 3,750 3,290 3,060 2,810 2,970

6,870 6,670 6,368 6,025 6,916 5,962 6,173

2,990

6,210

3,050 3,100 3,300

6,244 6,200 6,155 6,267 6,307 6,789 7,474 8,710 9,981 11,549 12,892 14,618

3,500 3,700

4,000 4,500 5,100

5,900 6,700 7,500 8,500


Daughters

Year

of E.S.

Rainbow Girls

Daughters

Ladies Or'ntl Shr.

of the Nile

3,626 10,391

1,522 12,709

Ancient Gr. College T'oltee Rite of Rites

1820 1880

1840 1860 1860 1870

1880 1890 1900 1910

1920 1930 1931 )-il

~

1932 1933

1934 1936 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944

1945 1946 1947

1948

20,980

13,103 12,832 12,333 11,286 11,146 11,020 11,005 10,779 11,104 11,214 11,327 11,461 11,750 12,980

15,258 18,560 22,S43 27,919 33,051 87,949

334 1,098 1,543

50

135 137

139 126 128

800 814 832

846 860 912 984 1,068 1,142 1,198 1,311

127

133 133 135

136 134

133 152 198 230

236

245

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