EVERETT CHAMBERLIN BENTON, Grand Master
A portrait of the Grand Master appears on the Frontispiece and above.
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 GRAND MASTER'S TRIP TO PANAMA AND CHILE
- 3 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 4 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 5 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1913
- 5.1 DISTRICT 1: Boston
- 5.2 DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
- 5.3 DISTRICT 3: East Boston
- 5.4 DISTRICT 4: South Boston
- 5.5 DISTRICT 5: Waltham
- 5.6 DISTRICT 6: Somerville
- 5.7 DISTRICT 7: Malden
- 5.8 DISTRICT 8: Lynn
- 5.9 DISTRICT 9: Gloucester
- 5.10 DISTRICT 10: Newburyport
- 5.11 DISTRICT 11: Lawrence
- 5.12 DISTRICT 12: Lowell
- 5.13 DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg
- 5.14 DISTRICT 14: Greenfield
- 5.15 DISTRICT 15: North Adams
- 5.16 DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield
- 5.17 DISTRICT 17: Holyoke
- 5.18 DISTRICT 18: Springfield
- 5.19 DISTRICT 19: Palmer
- 5.20 DISTRICT 20: Southbridge
- 5.21 DISTRICT 21: Worcester
- 5.22 DISTRICT 22: Blackstone
- 5.23 DISTRICT 23: Milford
- 5.24 DISTRICT 24: Marlborough
- 5.25 DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park
- 5.26 DISTRICT 26: Quincy
- 5.27 DISTRICT 27: Plymouth
- 5.28 DISTRICT 28: Taunton
- 5.29 DISTRICT 29: Brockton
- 5.30 DISTRICT 30: Fall River
- 5.31 DISTRICT 31: Nantucket
- 5.32 DISTRICT 32: Provincetown
- 5.33 CHILE DISTRICT
- 5.34 CHINA DISTRICT
- 5.35 CANAL ZONE
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)
- 03/12: 1913-22; (Rt. Wor. Herbert E. Fletcher, Deputy Grand Master, presiding)
- 06/11: 1913-63;
- 09/10: 1913-147;
- 12/10: 1913-197; (Annual Communication)
- 03/12: 1913-40; Installation of District Deputy Grand Master of the 20th Masonic District, not present at the 1912 Feast of St. John.
- 03/12: 1913-40; Reception of Grand High Priest Eugene A. Holton, and Past Grand Master Bernard G. Witt of Kentucky, General High Priest of the General Grand Chapter of the United States.
- 03/12: 1913-46; Bequest of Edward F. Smith; presented to the Masonic Education and Charity Trust as "Edward F. Smith Fund."
- 03/12: 1913-46; Disposition of income of the Grand Charity Fund.
- 06/11: 1913-85ff: A lengthy and detailed report on the case of Gifford Horace Greeley McGrew, expelled by the Grand Lodge in 1894; correspondence with the Grand Lodge of California.
- 06/11: 1913-104; Assistance voted to Ohio due to flood and other disasters.
- 06/11: 1913-108; A further report on John Paul Jones, following up the report in 1912. Address by Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher. A picture of the crypt of John Paul Jones in Annapolis appears opposite Page 1913-115.
- 06/11: 1913-116; Request for recognition by the Grand Lodge of the Philippine Islands; referred to committee.
- 12/10: 1913-247; recognition granted.
- 09/10: 1913-154; Reception of Most Wor. Owen H. Williams, Grand Master of South Dakota.
- Recorded in Grand Master Benton's address, beginning on page 1913-214:
- Centenary Warrants:
- Corner-stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- Lowell; Dedication of Hall (01/28; Special Communication) (by Deputy Grand Master Fletcher)
- Weymouth, Corner-stone laying (06/14; Special Communication)
- Worcester, Dedication of Hall (09/12; Special Communication)
- Newton Lower Falls, Corner-stone re-laying, St. Mary's Protestant Episcopal Church (09/29; Special Communication)
- Orient Heights, East Boston, Corner-stone laying, St. Andrews Protestant Episcopal Church (11/23; Special Communication)
- Lodges constituted, officers installed:
- Sojourners, Cristobal, Canal Zone (01/18; Special Communication)
- Dorchester, Dorchester (05/01; Special Communication)
- Wellesley, Wellesley (05/27; Special Communication)
- Rufus Putnam, Rutland (07/01; Special Communication)
- Mount Sugar Loaf, South Deerfield (07/08; Special Communication)
- Somerville, Somerville (10/13; Special Communication)
- Canal Zone U.D., Ancon, Canal Zone (01/19; Special Communication)
- Independencia (Grand Lodge of Chile), Valparaiso, Chile (02/06)
- Star and Thistle (Grand Lodge of Scotland), Valparaiso, Chile (02/07)
- Bethesda (Valparaiso), Chile (02/08)
- St. John's (Concepción), Chile (02/10)
- Huelen, Valparaiso, Chile (02/11)
- Golden Fleece, Lynn (04/07)
- Orphan's Hope, Weymouth (04/16)
- Springfield, Springfield (05/06)
- Palestine, Everett (05/07)
- Aberdour, Boston (05/26)
- St. John's (Boston) (06/06)
- Zetland, Boston (06/11)
- Grand Lodge of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.; to install the Grand Master (06/12)
- Converse, Malden (06/12)
- Rabboni, Dorchester (06/19)
- King Hiram's, Provincetown (06/28)
- Adams, Wellfleet (06/29)
- Howard, Yarmouth (06/29)
- Fraternal, Barnstable (06/29)
- The Massachusetts, Boston (11/17)
- Lafayette (Roxbury) (11/17)
- Algonquin U.D., Dorchester (12/01)
- John Abbot, Somerville (12/02)
- Pythagorean, Marion (12/08)
- Simon W. Robinson, Lexington (12/15)
- 1913-242: Report of Auditing Committee.
- 1913-243: Election of Melvin M. Johnson as Grand Master. Election of other Grand Officers.
- 1913-259: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief. List of current residents, beginning on Page 1913-263; financial statements.
- 1913-269: Report on Past Grand Masters' Jewels.
- 1913-300: Committee appointed to review recognition of foreign jurisdictions.
- 1913-302: Presentation of a portrait of Rt. Wor. Thaddeus Mason Harris.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/12: 1913-48; Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 1, Section 5, regarding the extension of "equal and concurrent jurisdiction" to lodges in the following cities and towns: Boston, Quincy, Milton, Hyde Park, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, Belmont, Waltham, Lexington, Arlington, Winchester, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea. Referred to committee.
- 09/10: 1913-162; Proposed amendment to Part 2, Article 2, Section 6, regarding the clerk of the Board of Masonic Relief.
- 12/10; 1913-257; Proposed amendment to Part 4, Article 1, Section 3, regarding the appointment of District Grand Masters for the Chile and China Districts. Referred.
- 12/10; 1913-279; Proposed amendment to Part 2, regarding the presentation of Past Masters' Jewels. Referred.
- 12/10; 1913-280; Proposed amendment to Part 2, Article 2, Section 3, regarding members of the Board of Directors.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/12: 1913-34; (by Deputy Grand Master Fletcher). Opening remarks; necrology.
- 06/11: 1913-71; Opening remarks; notes on travel to Panama; necrology.
- 09/10: 1913-155; Opening remarks; necrology.
- 12/10: 1913-211; Opening remarks; necrology; visits; growth of the Fraternity, and the $5 fee for new initiates; new lodges in the jurisdiction; Masonic Home; Lodges in south America; Grand Master's itinerary; Indianapolis conference; foreign relations; Board of Directors report; Charity; Grand Master's intention to not accept re-election; concluding remarks.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/12: 1913-41;
- Full Codes : None.
- Amendments: Alpha, Belmont, Bethany, Blackstone River, Cincinnatus, DeWitt Clinton, Jordan, King Solomon's, Lafayette (North Adams), Lafayette (Roxbury), North Star, Old Colony, Orient, Pequossette, Puritan, Pythagorean, Rabboni, St. Paul's (Ayer), St. Paul's (South Boston), Satuit, Shawmut, Simon W. Robinson, Star, Starr King, Webster, approved; Columbian, John Hancock, Middlesex, Mosaic, Philanthropic, Tuscan, Warren, Wisdom, Wyoming, approved with changes.
- 06/11: 1913-106;
- Full Codes :Ashler, Jerusalem, Puritan, William Sutton; approved with changes.
- Amendments: Alfred Baylies, Boylston, Ionic (Easthampton), King David, Konohassett, Liberty, Merrimack, Mount Hope, Mount Horeb (West Harwich), Orphan's Hope (with changes), Phoenician, Prospect, St. George, United Brethren (with changes), Zetland (with changes); approved.
- 09/10: 1913-161;
- 12/10: 1913-161;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/12: 1913-34; Death of Wor. Winfield Scott Shrigley, former Proxy for Bethesda (Valparaiso); reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 03/12: 1913-35; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles Henry Richardson, Past District Deputy Grand Master and Middlesex County Commissioner; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 03/12: 1913-35; Death of Rt. Wor. William Henry Phipps, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 03/12: 1913-38; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles Henry Richardson, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 03/12: 1913-39; Death of Rt. Wor. William Theophilus Rogers Marvin, Past Senior Grand Warden; briefly mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/11: 1913-77; Lengthy memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis, for the committee.
- 06/11: 1913-74; Death of Rt. Wor. Isaac A.S. Steele, Past District Deputy Grand Master, and a state legislator; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/11: 1913-75; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles A. Bartlett, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/11: 1913-83; Memorial for Rt. Wor. James Leonard Sherman, Past Junior Grand Warden; presented by Rt. Wor. Oliver A. Roberts for the committee.
- 09/10: 1913-156; Death of Rt. Wor. John Carr, Past Senior Grand Warden; briefly mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-211; again briefly mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-288ff; Memorial presented by Wor. Frederick W. Klemm, for the Committee.
- 09/10: 1913-156; Death of Rt. Wor. George F. Walker, Past Senior Grand Warden; briefly mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-286; Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Henry J. Mills, for the committee.
- 09/10: 1913-156; Death of Rt. Wor. and Dr. Charles Plummer Morrill, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 09/10: 1913-157: Death of Rt. Wor. Lewis M. Crane, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 09/10: 1913-158; Memorial for Rt. Wor. James E. McCreery, Past Junior Grand Warden; presented by Rt. Wor. William Ridings, for the committee.
- 12/10: 1913-211; Death of Most Wor. Henry Endicott, briefly mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-281ff; Memorial, presented by the Recording Grand Secretary, on behalf of the committee.
- 12/10: 1913-212: Death of Rt. Wor. George H. Foye, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-213: Death of Rt. Wor. William White, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-212: Death of Rt. Wor. William A. Smith, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1913-297: Memorial for Rt. Wor. Joseph H. Gleason, Past Junior Grand Warden; presented by Rt. Wor. Charles S. Robertson, for the committee.
Petitions for Charters
- 03/12: 1913-45; Rufus Putnam U.D., Rutland; Records and By-Laws "not received in season" for proper evaluation; dispensation continued three additional months.
- 06/11: 1913-106; charter granted.
- 12/10: 1913-253; Canal Zone U.D., Ancon, Canal Zone]; granted.
Petition for Dispensation for Lodges
GRAND MASTER'S TRIP TO PANAMA AND CHILE
The first organized Masonic activity in the Canal Zone dates from 1898. Sojourners Lodge #874 in Colon, Republic of Panama, received its charter from the Grand Lodge of Scotland, and experienced rapid growth in its early years. Many Americans employed by the Canal or the Panama Railroad applied to receive the degrees in or for affiliation with Sojourners Lodge, causing the membership to become more and more predominantly American.
Due to the length of time between communications with the Grand Lodge of Scotland, the members of Sojourners sought to form a tie instead with a Grand Lodge in the United States.
During the early part of 1913, Grand Master Benton, his Deputy Grand Master, Recording Grand Secretary Thomas Davis, and a party of Masons made a voyage to the Canal Zone and to Chile. The previous year, the Grand Lodge had granted a charter to Sojourners Lodge, and a dispensation to Canal Zone Lodge, and the Grand Master determined (and announced at the Feast of St. John in 1912) that he would pay fraternal visits to these two lodges and to the established lodges in Chile - Bethesda, St. John's (Concepción), and Huelen. He provided a full account of the trip in the 1913 Proceedings.
M.W. Everett C. Benton and Brethren at Bethesda Lodge, Valparaiso
February 8, 1913
GRAND MASTER'S ITINERARY
- Recorded beginning on Page 1913-72:
- Recorded beginning on Page 1913-225:
- Arrival of the S.S. Huasco in Valparaiso (02/05), reception by the District Deputy and a delegation from Bethesda Lodge. Escort to the Royal Hotel. Tour of Valparaiso.
- Escort by Rt. Wor. David Urquhart for the Grand Master to Independencia Lodge, Valparaiso. (02/06)
- Visit to water reservoir at Penuelas. Visit to Star and Thistle Lodge #308. (02/07)
- Visit to Fiscal Mole and cemetery. Banquet with various lodges meeting jointly, including those under Chilean, Scotland, England and Massachusetts jurisdiction. A "flashlight photo" was taken (which appears opposite Page 1913-228). About 220 Brethren were in attendance. (02/08)
- Mrs. Benton and family departed by express train to Santiago, while the Grand Master and District Deputy began "a nine hundred mile trip to visit our other two lodges in Chile." The party was met at the Santiago railroad station by a delegation from Huelen Lodge and other distinguished Masons. (02/09)
- Night train to Concepción. "Very nearly if not all of the English-speaking Brethren" residing in Concepción were present at the meeting of St. John's (Concepción). The Grand Master presented "a beautiful illuminated address which had been sent by St. John's Lodge of Boston" (text included, beginning on Page 1913-230.) (02/10)
- Return to Santiago; fraternal visit to Huelen Lodge. (02/11)
- Trip across the Andes and across the continent; District Deputy Grand Master traveled with the party as far as Los Angeles.
SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS IN PANAMA
- 01/18: 1913-1. Special Communication at Cristobal, Canal Zone. Constitution of Sojourners Lodge.
- 1913-2: Grand Lodge opened in the Canal Commission Headquarters. The Grand Lodge was received by the Brethren of the new Lodge.
- 1913-2: Ceremony of constitution and installation of officers.
- 1913-3: Address by the Grand Master.
- 1913-4: Initial organization of Sojourners Lodge, with Wor. Eli D. Sims as its first Master. A list of the 190 Charter members of the lodge.
Hotel Tivoli Dining Room and Exterior, Ancon, Canal Zone
- 01/19: 1913-8. Special Communication at Ancon, Canal Zone. Fraternal visit to Canal Zone, U.D.
- 1913-8: Opening of Grand Lodge and reception into the lodge-room.
- 1913-9: Brief address by the Grand Master to the Brethren "congratulating them upon the honor of taking part in the first meeting held upon the Pacific coast by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts." Remarks by the Deputy Grand Master and Recording Secretary.
- 1913-9: Banquet at the Tivoli Hotel (shown above).
- 01/28: 1913-10. Lowell. Dedication of Masonic Apartments. Senior Grand Warden Leon M. Abbott presiding.
- 1913-11. Grand Lodge arrived on "a special car attached to the five-o'clock P.M. train for Lowell" and were greeted by several Brethren who escorted the officers to the Yorick Club for a banquet, following which they were conducted to the old Masonic Apartments.
- 1913-11: Opening of Grand Lodge, and a procession to the new Lodge-room. "Nearly a thousand members of the Craft were reported as being present in the Lodge-room and the rooms adjoining, many being unable to get into the crowded Lodge-room." The Acting Grand Master was received by Wor. Frank D. Proctor, Master of Pentucket Lodge.
- 1913-12: Order of Exercises.
- 1913-14: Address by Acting Grand Master Abbott.
- 1913-15: Closing exercises. Report on the contributions of furniture and ornamentations from the various Lodges.
- 1913-16: Presentation of an oil portrait of Rt. Wor. Solon W. Stevens.
- 1913-16: Message from the Deputy Grand Master.
Upham's Corner, showing Lodge Hall
- 05/01: 1913-51. Dorchester. Constitution of Dorchester Lodge.
- 1913-53. Opening of Grand Lodge in the Masonic Hall at Upham's Corner. Procession into lodge hall.
- 1913-53: Constitution ceremony and installation of officers. The Revere Charge was read.
- 1913-54: Presentation of a Past Master's Jewel to Wor. William F. Schellenbach, Master under dispensation, by the Grand Master and Wor. Frank M. Weymouth. Brief Address by the Grand Master. Note that more than sixty lodges were represented on this occasion.
- 1913-55: Organization for 1913; list of charter members.
- 05/27: 1913-58. Wellesley. Constitution of Wellesley Lodge.
- 1913-59. Opening of Grand Lodge in the Masonic Hall. Procession into lodge hall.
- 1913-59: Constitution ceremony and installation of officers. The Revere Charge was read.
- 1913-60: The Deputy Grand Master assumed the East, as the Grand Master was obliged to retire. Remarks by various Brothers.
- 1913-61: Organization for 1913; list of charter members.
- 06/14: 1913-118. Weymouth. Laying of corner-stone for a Masonic Temple.
- 1913-119: Opening of Grand Lodge at the Masonic Apartments in Odd Fellows' Building.
- 1913-119: Procession with the escort of Orphan's Hope Lodge to the new building site on Broad Street.
- 1913-119: Corner-stone laying ceremony. Rt. Wor. William H.H. Soule, acting as Junior Grand Warden, had occupied the same role when the lodge room was dedicated in 1884.
- 1913-120: Address by Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher on the ancestry of George Washington. A tablet from Holy Trinity in London, displaying the Washington Arms, appears opposite Page 1913-121; the Washington arms appear opposite Page 1913-122' Washington's family tree appears on Page 1913-131.
- 1913-133: Contents of corner-stone box.
- 07/01: 1913-135. Rutland. Constitution of Rufus Putnam Lodge.
- 1913-136. Opening of Grand Lodge in the Masonic Hall. Procession into lodge hall.
- 1913-136: Constitution ceremony and installation of officers. The Revere Charge was read.
- 1913-137: Address by Wor. and Rev. R. Perry Bush.
- 1913-140: Collation at the hotel in Rutland.
- 1913-141: Organization for 1913; list of charter members.
- 07/08: 1913-142. South Deerfield. Constitution of Mount Sugar Loaf Lodge.
- 1913-143. Opening of Grand Lodge in the Masonic Hall. Procession into lodge hall.
- 1913-143: Constitution ceremony and installation of officers. The Grand Master presented the new Master with a gavel made from the wood from the forests of Mount Lebanon. The Revere Charge was read.
- 1913-143: Address by Wor. and Rev. R. Perry Bush.
- 1913-144: Collation at Red Men's Hall, with more than three hundred brethren present. Bro. Chester D. Stiles officiated as toastmaster.
- 1913-145: Organization for 1913; list of charter members.
- 09/12: 1913-164. Worcester. Laying of corner-stone for the Masonic Temple on Ionic Avenue. Deputy Grand Master Herbert E. Fletcher officiating.
- 1913-165: Opening of Grand Lodge at the Masonic Hall on Pearl Street. Procession through the city with building committee, bands, York Rite bodies, and members of Quinsigamond, Athelstan, Montacute and Morning Star Lodges.
- 1913-165: Corner-stone laying ceremony.
- 1913-166: Address by Rev. Bro. H. Stiles Bradley.
- 1913-172: Banquet at the Hotel Bancroft, with brief addresses by various Brothers.
- 1913-172: Contents of corner-stone box.
- 09/29: 1913-175. Newton Lower Falls. Re-laying of a corner-stone of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Deputy Grand Master Herbert E. Fletcher officiating.
- 1913-176: Opening of Grand Lodge. Procession with officers of the church, and brethren of Meridian and Dalhousie Lodges.
- 1913-176: Examination of the original stone and contents of the box which was placed in the corner-stone in 1813; it was laid "with permission of" Grand Master Timothy Bigelow, officiated by Deputy Grand Master Francis J. Oliver. Description of the contents and the original corner-stone laying.
- 1913-181: Corner-stone laying ceremony.
- 1913-181: Address by Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis, Recording Grand Secretary, with brief biographical notes on Past Grand Master Oliver.
- 1913-184: Contents of corner-stone box.
- Description of Ceremonies.
- 10/13: 1913-186. Somerville. Constitution of Somerville Lodge.
- 1913-187. Opening of Grand Lodge in the Masonic Hall. Procession into lodge hall.
- 1913-188: Constitution ceremony and installation of officers. The Revere Charge was read.
- 1913-189: Address by the Master of the Lodge.
- 1913-190: Organization for 1913; list of charter members.
- 11/23: 1913-193. Orient Heights. Laying of a corner-stone of St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church.
- 1913-194: Opening of Grand Lodge at the residence of Bro. Edgar L. Parsons, Senior Warden of Hammatt Lodge.
- 1913-194: Procession with brethren of Hammatt Lodge to the church site at the corner of Collins and Bayswater Streets.
- 1913-194: Corner-stone laying ceremony.
- 1913-194: Remarks by various Brothers and Rev. Bro. W. Dewees Roberts of the St. Andrew's Mission.
- 1913-195: Contents of corner-stone box.
- Description of event, from New England Craftsman, Vol. IX, No. 3, December 1913, Page 97:
- The corner stone of the St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church at East Boston was laid Sunday, November 23, by Most Worshipful Brotheir Everett C. Benton, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, assisted by Deputy Grand Master Herbert E. Fletcher; Senior Grand Warden Leon M. Abbott; Acting Junior Grand Warden, W. H. H. Soule; Acting Grand Treasurer, James Reason; Worshipful Milber A. Dykeman, G. D.; Chauncy E. Peck and Horatio B. Hackett, junior Grand Stewards; Rt. Worshipful Thomas W. Davis, Grand Secretary; W. H. L. Odell, P. D. G. M.; Charles A. Esty, D. D. G. M.; Roscoe E. Learned, D. D. G. M.; and Grand Chaplains Edward A. Horton and R. Perry Bush. They were escorted to the church site by the Worshipful Master and members of Hammatt Hammatt Lodge of Masons of East Boston.
- The chairman of the building committee, the Rev. D. W. Roberts, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, addressing Grand Master Benton, said: "In behalf of the members of St. Andrew's Parish I now request you to lay the cornerstone of this church in accordance with the forms of your ancient and honorable fraternity."
- Grand Master Benton replied: "From time immemorial it has been the custom of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, when requested to do so, to signalize with ancient forms the beginning and the completion of structures erected for the worship of God, for benevolent and charitable objects, for the commemoration and encouragement of deeds of valor and patriotism and for the purposes of the administration of justice and free government. This corner-stone we may therefore lay in accordance with our law; and thus testifying our appreciation of the duties and privileges of liberty regulated by law and our respect for duly constituted authority, we shall proceed in accordance with ancient usage."
- The divine blessing was then invoked by Grand Chaplains Edward A. Horton and R. Perry Bush. The Stone was then placed in position with the regular ceremony. An address was made by the Rev. Frederick B. Allen, who read letters from Bishops Lawrence and Babcock.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1913)
From the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
- 1913-305: Opening and roll call.
- 1913-307: Reception of Most Wor. Elmer P. Spofford, Grand Master of Maine.
- 1913-308: Installation of Grand Master Melvin M. Johnson. Installation of other Grand Lodge officers.
- 1913-315: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 3,373 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1913.
- 1913-318: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1913-318: Grand Master Benton.
- 1913-320: Grand Chaplain, Rev. and Wor. Edward A. Horton.
- 1913-325: Grand Chaplain, Rev. and Wor. R. Perry Bush.
- 1913-330: Grand Chaplain, Rt. Rev. and Bro. John W. Hamilton.
- 1913-339: Grand Chaplain, Rev. and Bro. Frank W. Merrick.
- 1913-344: Letter from Bro. Thomas R. Marshall, Vice President.
- 1913-345: Address by Grand Master Melvin M. Johnson; remarks on the union of the various Grand Lodges of England.
- 1913-359: Former Governor of Massachusetts, Bro. John L. Bates.
- 1913-371: Bro. Roscoe Pound; address on William Preston.
- 1913-380: Former Governor of Massachusetts, Bro. Curtis Guild.
- 1913-390: Rt. Wor. Emery B. Gibbs; presentation of a bouquet by his mother Lodge, Monitor.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1913
There were 32 districts in Massachusetts in 1913, as well as districts for Chile and China and a special area for the Canal Zone.
Walter B. Tripp, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Germania (Boston, 1854)
- Winslow Lewis (Boston, 1855)
- Revere (Boston, 1856)
- Joseph Warren (Boston, 1856)
- Shawmut (Boston, 1911)
Roscoe E. Learned, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Putnam (Cambridge, 1854)
- Aberdour (Boston, 1860)
- Mount Olivet (Cambridge, 1863)
- The Lodge of Eleusis (Boston, 1865)
- Mizpah (Cambridge, 1867)
- Zetland (Boston, 1867)
- Charity (Cambridge, 1869)
- Joseph Webb (Boston, 1876)
Charles A. Estey, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
- Faith (Charlestown, 1868)
- Temple (East Boston, 1870)
- Winthrop (Winthrop, 1887)
Freedland D. Leslie, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Lafayette (Roxbury, 1865)
- Adelphi (South Boston, 1865)
- Eliot (Jamaica Plain, 1866)
- Rabboni (Dorchester, 1869)
- Macedonian (Milton, 1893)
- Dorchester (Dorchester, 1912)
- Algonquin, Dorchester, U.D.)
Emery B. Gibbs, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, 1867)
- Beth-Horon (Brookline, 1870)
- Norfolk (Needham, 1874)
- Fraternity (Newtonville, 1875)
- Wellesley (Wellesley, 1912)
George C. Hill, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Somerville, 1783)
- Hiram (Arlington, 1797)
- Mount Hermon (Medford, 1854)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn, 1855)
- John Abbot (Somerville, 1857)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- Simon W. Robinson(Lexington, 1870)
- Soley (Somerville, 1879)
- Friendship (Wilmington, 1901)
- Somerville (West Somerville, 1912)
William F. Deadman, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- William Sutton (Saugus, 1866)
- Palestine (Everett, 1868)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1870)
- King Cyrus (Stoneham, 1875)
- Converse (Malden, 1887)
- Golden Rule (Wakefield, 1888)
- The Lodge of Stirling (Malden, 1910)
David G. Bartlet, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Jordan (Peabody, 1808)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1864)
- Damascus (Lynn, 1906)
Walter H. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
- Mosaic (Danvers, 1870)
Harrison C. Austin, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Charles C. Dame (Georgetown, 1867)
- Bethany (Merrimac, 1868)
Arthur D. Marble, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Phoenician (Lawrence, 1870)
- Cochichewick (North Andover, 1874)
Henry G. Pollard, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- St. Paul's (Ayer, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- Ancient York (Lowell, 1852)
- Caleb Butler (Ayer, 1859)
- Kilwinning (Lowell, 1866)
- William North (Lowell, 1867)
- Thomas Talbot (Billerica, 1889)
Albert Nelson Ellis, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
- Athol (Athol, 1872)
Arthur P. Delabarre, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Morning Sun (Conway, 1869)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Turner's Falls, 1878)
- Mount Sugar Loaf (South Deerfield, 1912)
Charles D. Tefft, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
Carl Wurtzbach, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Globe (Hinsdale, 1869)
- Occidental (Stockbridge, 1870)
- Crescent (Pittsfield, 1873)
- Unity (Dalton, 1896)
Eugene L. Sheldon, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Belcher (Chicopee, 1870)
- William Whiting (Holyoke, 1909)
William E. Gibbs, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Huntington (Huntington, 1866)
- Newton (Wilbraham, 1870)
- Brigham (Ludlow, 1891)
- Springfield (Springfield, 1895)
- Esoteric (Springfield, 1909)
- Indian Orchard (Springfield (Indian Orchard), 1911)
- Mount Orthodox (West Springfield, 1913)
John A. Coburn, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Thomas (Palmer, 1796)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Vernon (Belchertown, 1869)
C. Fred Hill, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- Quinebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- Spencer (Spencer, 1871)
- Meridian Sun (North Brookfield, 1894)
Henry H. Dyke, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Olive Branch (Millbury, 1797)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- Athelstan (Worcester, 1865)
- Quinsigamond(Worcester, 1870)
- Boylston (West Boylston, 1876)
- Rufus Putnam (Rutland, 1912)
Herbert W. Shaw, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- Excelsior (Franklin, 1866)
- Charles River (Medway, 1871)
- Mumford River (Douglas, 1877)
- Granite (Northbridge, 1880)
Marshall L. Perrin, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
Francis D. Newton, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
Edward J. Ellis, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1871)
- Prospect (Roslindale, 1890)
Walter S. Pinkham, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Delta (Braintree, 1868)
- Wollaston (Wollaston, 1899)
Harvey A. Soule, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Konohassett (Cohasset, 1864)
- Phoenix (Hanover, 1873)
- Satuit (Scituate, 1875)
William H. Allen, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Bristol (North Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- St. Alban's (Foxborough, 1818)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Ezekiel Bates (Attleboro, 1870)
- Charles H. Titus (Taunton, 1872)
Olin D. Dickerman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Paul Revere (Brockton, 1856)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- Paul Dean (North Easton, 1867)
- Puritan (Whitman, 1869)
- St. George (Brockton, 1877)
- Satucket (East Bridgewater, 1881)
William Ridings, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- George H. Taber (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
Asa L. Pattee, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
J. Haydn Higgins, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- Mariners' (Cotuit, 1871)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
David Urquhart, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
Stacy C. Ransom, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)
- Shanghai (Shanghai, China, 1903)
- Sinim (Shanghai, China, 1903)