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1911

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DANA JUDSON FLANDERS, Grand Master
A portrait of Grand Master Flanders appears opposite the Frontispiece and above.

Edwin A. Blodgett, Deputy Grand Master
Samuel Hauser, Senior Grand Warden
James L. Sherman, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/08: 1911-7;
  • 06/14: 1911-72;
  • 09/13: 1911-106;
  • 12/13: 1911-162; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

  • 1911-19: Installation of Grand Officers not present at the Feast of St. John in 1910.
  • 1911-24: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief.

06/14 Agenda

  • 1911-88: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief.

09/13 Agenda

  • 1911-120: Reception of Most Wor. Royal A. Gove, Past Grand Master of Washington.
  • 1911-132: Presentation of a portrait of Past Grand Master Caleb Butler, by Rt. Wor. Albert A. Fillebronn.
  • 1911-135: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief. A proposal was accepted to honor requisitions by the Board to support the new Masonic Home.
  • 1911-137: The Recording Grand Secretary is instructed to send a note of sympathy to Past Grand Master Lawrence for his present illness.
  • 1911-140: Presentation of a picture of the former Senior Warden of Friendship Lodge from 1780, and an apron of a ship's captain, by a member of a New York lodge.
  • 1911-142: Introduction of the District Deputy Grand Master for China, Rt. Wor. Stacy A. Ransom.
  • 1911-142: Information regarding a letter written by Henry Price, and whether it might be acquired by Grand Lodge.
    • 09/13: A note on page 1911-144 indicates that it was acquired.

12/12 Agenda

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 03/08: 1911-19; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 3, Article 2, Section 1, regarding dispensations for new lodges, granted further time.
    • 06/14: 1911-81: Report of committee on the proposal. After brief discussion, the proposals were adopted.
  • 03/08: 1911-19; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 4, Article 3, adding a new Section 4, regarding notification of candidates elected to receive degrees, and qualifications for application. Some parts accepted, others given further time.
    • 06/14: 1911-87: Report of committee on the proposal. The proposals were adopted.
  • 03/08: 1911-20; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 2, Article 2, Section 2, regarding the Board of Masonic Relief. Referred.
  • 06/14: 1911-98; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 3, Article 5, Section 2, regarding membership in lodges for suspended members. Referred.
    • 09/13: 1911-134; Report of committee; proposal approved.

Grand Master's Address

  • 12/13: 1911-175: Grand Master's Address. Initial remarks. Marking of the deaths of Past Grand Masters; Special Communications and Visits. Dispensations; Masonic Home report and pledges by lodges; plans for redistricting; Fraternity Lodge charter; Foreign relations; Grand Treasurer's report; Charity funds report.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 09/13: 1911-115; Death of Rt. Wor. S(amuel) Lothrop Thorndike, Past Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 1911-123: Presented by committee.
  • 09/13: 1911-115; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Henry Gregg Fay, Past Junior Grand Warden.
    • 09/13: 1911-120: Presented by Wor. Edmund S. Young.
  • 09/13: 1911-115; Necrology for Rt. Wor. Stephen Osgood, Past District Deputy Grand Master, by the Grand Master.
  • 09/13: 1911-117; Necrology for Rt. Wor. E. Peabody Gerry, Past District Deputy Grand Master, by the Grand Master.
  • 09/13: 1911-118; Necrology for Rt. Wor. Francis Prescott Arnold, Past District Deputy Grand Master, by the Grand Master.
  • 09/13: 1911-118; Necrology for Rt. Wor. Edward R. Price, Past District Deputy Grand Master, by the Grand Master.
  • 12/13: 1911-195: Memorial to Most Wor. Samuel Crocker Lawrence, Past Grand Master, by Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher for the committee. Note: a portrait of Grand Master Lawrence appears opposite page 1911-195, and a picture of the marble bust of Lawrence appears opposite page 1911-213.

Petitions for Charters

  • 03/08: 1911-29: Fraternity Lodge, Newton, for the restoration of a charter surrendered to the Grand Lodge in June 1888.

Petition for Dispensation for Lodges

"There are several applications for Dispensations for new Lodges pending, which will be completed at an early date. Our Lodges in many instances have grown to unwieldy numbers, and there seems to be a growing disposition among the members of the Fraternity to establish new Lodges which may be composed of a smaller membership."

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 01/24/1911: 1911-1; Everett. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Palestine Lodge.
    • 1911-2: Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by Wor. Fred A Robertson, Master.
    • 1911-3: Consecration of hall. Details of exercises provided.
    • 1911-4: Brief addresses, including by the Grand Master (not listed, but described).
  • 05/20/1911: 1911-31; Beverly. Cornerstone laying for a federal building.
    • 1911-32: Reception of Grand Lodge at railroad station by a committee from Liberty Lodge. Grand Lodge was opened at Liberty Lodge's Masonic hall.
    • 1911-33: Order of exercises.
    • 1911-34: Collation at Liberty Lodge following the ceremonies for nearly three hundred people.
    • 1911-34: Contents of cornerstone box detailed.
  • 05/23/1911: 1911-38; Charlton. Dedication of the Masonic Home. Note: A picture of the Masonic Home as it existed in 1911 appears opposite page 1911-38.
    • 1911-40: Opening of Grand Lodge in the Masonic Home building. Order of exercises described.
    • 1911-41: Description of proceedings. Relief Commissioner M.W. John Albert Blake requested the dedication of the building on behalf of "the Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts . . . for its noble and benificent purpose."
    • 1911-50: Grand Master's address.
    • 1911-51: Address by Rt. Wor. Melvin M. Johnson.
  • 06/08/1911: 1911-68; Amherst. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Pacific Lodge.
    • 1911-69: Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by Wor. Edmund I. Bangs, Master.
    • 1911-69: Consecration of hall. Details of exercises provided.
    • 1911-70: A collation at the Town Hall for brethren and guests, numbering more than 450. Speeches and addresses by many Brethren.
  • 06/16/1911: 1911-101; Newtonville. Restoration of the Charter of Fraternity Lodge.
    • 1911-102: Reception of Grand Lodge in the Newtonville Masonic building; petitioners admitted requesting the return of the Charter. Reading of the Charter and the endorsement by Grand Lodge.
    • 1911-103: Proclamation by the Grand Marshal; installation of officers, including Wor. Horatio Hackett, the original Master of Fraternity Lodge in 1875.
  • 10/18/1911: 1911-145; Cambridge. Dedication of the Masonic hall.
    • 1911-146: Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by a committee of officers from the various Cambridge lodges, with Wor. Samuel D. Elmore, Master of Amicable Lodge.
    • 1911-147: Order of ceremonies detailed. Addresses by Rt. Wor. Harvey N. Shepard and Wor. Lafayette G. Blair.
    • 1911-148: Notes on banquet. Cambridge Temple contains Endicott Hall, after the (then current) Senior Past Grand Master, and Paige Hall (the Prelate's room) after Rt. Wor. and Rev. Lucius R. Paige.
  • 10/25/1911: 1911-149; Randolph. Dedication of the Masonic hall of Norfolk Union Lodge.
    • 1911-150: Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by Wor. John W. Porter, Master.
    • 1911-150: Order of ceremonies detailed.
    • 1911-151: Notes on banquet and location of the hall.
  • 10/31/1911: 1911-152; Marion. Dedication of the Masonic hall of Pythagorean Lodge.
    • 1911-153: Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by Wor. Frederick B. Barden, Master.
    • 1911-153: Order of ceremonies detailed.
    • 1911-154: collation in the banquet hall, "handsomely decorated with flags, and presented in every respect an attractive appearance."
  • 11/22/1911: 1911-156; Malden. Constitution of the The Lodge of Stirling.
    • 1911-157: Grand Lodge opened in the Masonic hall and received the petitioners. Procession of brothers into the hall; examination of Master and installation of officers.
    • 1911-159: Proclamation of constitution of lodge; short address by the Grand Master.
    • 1911-159: Notes on banquet; addresses by Grand Master, Past Grand Master Blake, Grand Chaplain Bush.
    • 1911-160: Notes on organization and a list of charter members.
  • 12/21/1911: 1911-235; Swampscott. Cornerstone laying for a school building.
    • 1911-236: Grand Lodge opened at Swampscott Town Hall; procession to site escorted by Philanthropic, Mount Carmel, Golden Fleece, Damascus Lodges and Lynn Cadet Band.
    • 1911-236: Order of exercises.
    • 1911-238: Banquet at Swampscott Town Hall, with Rev. Bro. and Rt. Wor. William H. Rider giving an address.
    • 1911-242: List of contents of corner stone box.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1911)

  • 1911-244: Opening and roll call.
  • 1911-245: Installation of Grand Master Everett C. Benton, with order of events described. The golden urn was transmitted to the new Grand Master, and a procession of 250 Masons offered Most Wor. Benton Masonic honors. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1911-249: Presentation of Past Grand Master's Jewel to Most Wor. Flanders, and his response.
  • 1911-255: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 3,306 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1911.
  • 1911-256: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1911, as well as the past 2-3 years.
  • 1911-257: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
    • 1911-257: Grand Master Benton.
    • 1911-261: Past Grand Master Flanders.
    • 1911-267: Recording Grand Secretary Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis.
    • 1911-272: Rt. Wor. William B. Lawrence.
    • 1911-276: Senior Grand Warden Rt. Wor. Harry P. Ballard.
    • 1911-283: Wor. Ralston Balch, Master of America Lodge #3368 of England.
    • 1911-292: Most Wor. Walter E. Ranger, Past Grand Master of Vermont.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1911

There were 32 districts in Massachusetts in 1911, as well as districts for Chile and China.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Charles G. Balcom, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Tabular: 1911-v

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

George H. Munroe, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-vi

DISTRICT 3: East Boston

Frank T. Barron, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-vii

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

James Keltie, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-viii

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

George C. Flett, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-ix

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

Robert W. Oliver, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-x

DISTRICT 7: Malden

Charles L. Purinton, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xi

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

Edward G. Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xii

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

Louis A. Rogers, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xiii

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Fred D. McGregor, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xiv

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Charles B. Marble, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xv

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Arthur D. Prince, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xvi

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

C. Willis Bennett, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xvii

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

Louis L. Campbell, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xviii

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Herbert W. Dean, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xix

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

J. Francis Allison, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xx

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

Abraham Davis, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxi

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

D. Edward Miller, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Tabular: 1911-xxii

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

Paul R. Bridgman, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxiii

DISTRICT 20: Southbridge

John R. Haskell, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxiv

DISTRICT 21: Worcester

Charles A. Harrington, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxv

DISTRICT 22: Blackstone

Joseph Hoyle, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxvi

DISTRICT 23: Milford

Arthur E. Fairbanks, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxvii

DISTRICT 24: Marlborough

George R. Hall, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxviii

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Frederic C. Cobb, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxix

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Hartley L. White, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxx

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Charles W. Stodder, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxxi

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

Edward H. Temple, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxxii

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Edward B. Maglathin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxxiii

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

John G. Tinkham, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxxiv

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

C.T.C. Whitcomb, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxxv

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

Edward P. Kendrick, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1911-xxxvi

CHILE DISTRICT

David Urquhart, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: None

CHINA DISTRICT

Stacy C. Ransom, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: None


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