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Revision as of 11:10, 13 December 2010

1940

JOSEPH EARL PERRY, Grand Master


Samuel H. Wragg, Deputy Grand Master
Roy Perry Miles, Senior Grand Warden
Edward C. Holmes, Junior Grand Warden

A picture of Most Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton appeared in the Frontispiece.


Contents

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/13: 1940-15;
  • 06/12: 1940-161;
  • 09/11: 1940-208;
  • 12/11: 1940-310; (Annual Communication)

03/13 Agenda

  • 1940-23: Introduction of Guests.
  • 1940-23: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1940-57: Presentation of Henry Price Medals to Most Wor. Harold W. Browning of Rhode Island and Past Grand Master Most Wor. John C. Sturges of Connecticut.
  • 1940-58: Reduction of fees authorized for the following Lodges: Esoteric, Mount Orthodox.

06/12 Agenda

09/11 Agenda

  • 1940-215: Introduction of Guests. They were recognized on Page 1940-263.
  • 1940-216: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1940-257: Election of Rt. Wor. Frank H. Hilton as Grand Secretary.
  • 1940-258: Budget for 1941.
  • 1940-266: Reduction of fees authorized for the following Lodges: Ionic (Easthampton), Putnam.

12/11 Agenda

Visits of Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens also listed, beginning on Page 1940-352.

  • 1940-363: Board of Masonic Relief report.
  • 1940-384: Election of Albert A. Schaefer as Grand Master. Election of other Grand Lodge officers.
  • 1940-388: Presentation of Distinguished Service Medals to Rt. Wor. Robert D. Diggs, Jr., and Wor. John Carruthers.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 03/13: 1940-53; Amendment to Section 308, regarding medals for Past Masters of Lodges of Instruction; rejected.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/13: 1940-32; opening remarks; necrology; new building superintendent; 25th anniversary of Frederick W. Hamilton's election as Grand Secretary; Lodge Finances; Lodge Officers' Plan Book; cipher; gift to the Library; Social Security; China District; Grand Master's travel in the south; Masonic conferences in Washington.
  • 06/12: 1940-170; opening remarks; death of Most Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton, and the appointment of Frank H. Hilton as Grand Secretary pro tempore; movie record of Grand Lodge officials; "1600 Years of Masonry" at Mount Tom Lodge; exemplifications; bequests; overseas Lodges; war and peace; necrology.
    • 1940-177: "Freemasonry and Religion".
  • 09/11: 1940-217; opening remarks; necrology; cipher ("unless and until experience shall have proved the wisdom of some other course, the present distribution will be limited, primarily, to three numbered copies for each Lodge, the copies to remain the property of the Grand Lodge and to be accounted for and exhibited at the annual Official Visitation of each District Deputy."); Hamilton's history of the Grand Lodge; Digest of Masonic Law; condensed proceedings; education (publications) and Lodge of Instruction; gleanings from the Lodges; widows' program and Bunker Hill Program at King Solomon's Lodge; line officers; budget for 1941; Social Security; visit to Grand Lodge of Canada; war service; report of Advisory Finance Committee; perpetual jurisdiction; report of Advisory Finance Committee; membership; lodge income and expenses; protection of Lodge funds; uniform accounting.
    • 1940-234: "Masonic Discipline".
    • 1940-239: "The Man On the Sidelines".
    • 1940-254: Address at the 95th Annual Rededication ceremony of the Bunker Hill Monument by King Solomon's Lodge, 06/15/1940.

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Freemasons Hall, London. A symbol of Good Will in a world at war.

  • 12/11: 1940-320; opening remarks; necrology; Masonic unification; business administration; Social Security; Lodge finances; cipher; Lodge notices; Lodge Customs; Grand Lodge of England (a picture of the building appears opposite Page 1940-331, and above); foreign relations; overeas districts; Declaration of Principles; publications; course on Masonic jurisprudence; War Morale Work; balloting; conclusion; membership (1,604 initiates through 08/31/1940); visits; medals; financial report.
    • 1940-340: "Switch Points".

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 03/13: 1940-32; Death of Rt. Wor. Edmund S. Young, Past Junior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 03/13: 1940-33; Death of Rt. Wor. Herbert E. Taylor, Past Junior Grand Deacon and District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 03/13: 1940-34; Death of Rt. Wor. Henry P. Tilden, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.

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Frederick W. Hamilton

  • 06/12: 1940-188; Death of Rt. Wor. Joseph Totten Paul, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/12: 1940-34; Death of Rt. Wor. Edmund S. Young, Past Junior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/11: 1940-218; Death of Rt. Wor. J. Leonard Bicknell, presiding District Deputy Grand Master of the 26th Quincy District; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/11: 1940-219; Death of Rt. Wor. Joseph S. McDonald, presiding District Deputy Grand Master for Chile; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/11: 1940-219; Death of Rt. Wor. Edgar O. Dewey, Past District Deputy Grand Master and Past Senior Grand Steward; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/11: 1940-220; Death of Rt. Wor. Clifford M. Brewer, presiding District Deputy Grand Master for Chile; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/11: 1940-320; Death of Rt. Wor. Walter C. Wardwell, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/11: 1940-321; Death of Rt. Wor. Arthur A. Lincoln, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 01/09: 1940-1. Billerica. 75th Anniversary of Thomas Talbot Lodge.
    • 1940-1: Grand Lodge opened at the Town Hall and was received by Wor. George R. Gillette, Master of Thomas Talbot Lodge.
    • 1940-2: An "inspiring" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-3ff: History of Thomas Talbot Lodge by Wor. Albert H. Richardson. A few remarks on Clinton Lodge.
  • 02/28: 1940-6. Malden. 10th Anniversary of Mount Scopus Lodge.
    • 1940-7: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Jacob J. Glazin, Master of Mount Scopus Lodge.
    • 1940-7: Presentation of the Charter by Wor. Bro. Glazin.
    • 1940-7: A "thoughtful, interesting and inspiring" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-8: (02/25) Special religious service at Temple Tifereth Israel, by Bro. Rabbi Joseph T. Margolies and an address by Rev. Bro. Roy L. Minich, the Chaplain of the Lodge.
    • 1940-8ff: History of Mount Scopus Lodge by Wor. Edward I. Adelman.
  • 03/18: 1940-65. Lynn. 75th Anniversary of Golden Fleece Lodge.
    • 1940-65: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Richard Black, Master of Golden Fleece Lodge.
    • 1940-66: An "inspiring" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-67ff: History of Golden Fleece Lodge by Wor. Harry A. Hemingway.
  • 03/21: 1940-74. Boston. 75th Anniversary of The Lodge of Eleusis Lodge.
    • 1940-75: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Hugh Cameron, Master of The Lodge of Eleusis.
    • 1940-75: The "usual inspiring address" by the Grand Master (reproduced in full). Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-75: An interesting addres by Lt. Col William DeFord Bigelow USN (Retired) on "Ambulance Service With the French Army in the Great War."
    • 1940-76ff: History of The Lodge of Eleusis by Wor. Andrew F. Donnell.
    • 1940-84ff: Address by the Grand Master on "Immortality".
  • 05/11: 1940-92. Wellfleet. 75th Anniversary of Adams Lodge.
    • 1940-93: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. David M. Francis, Master of Adams Lodge.
    • 1940-93: An "interesting and inspiring" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-84ff: History of Golden Fleece Lodge by Wor. Henry A. Snow. Remarks on the original Lodge.
  • 05/16: 1940-100. Mansfield. 75th Anniversary of St. James Lodge.
    • 1940-100: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Henry L. Paine, Master of St. James Lodge.
    • 1940-101: Banquet at the Town Hall for Brothers and ladies. An "admirable" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-102ff: History of St. James Lodge by Wor. Everett W. Robinson.
  • 06/04: 1940-142. Holliston. 75th Anniversary of Mount Hollis Lodge.
    • 1940-143: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Alden Leland, Master of Mount Hollis Lodge.
    • 1940-143: An address by the Grand Master (reproduced in full). Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-143: (06/02) A commemorative service at the First Congregational Church. Sermon by Rev. and Wor. D. Joseph Imler, Grand Chaplain, attended by all of the lodges of the district.
    • 1940-144ff: History of Mount Hollis Lodge by Wor. Benjamin F. Barnes.
    • 1940-154ff: Address by the Grand Master, "Building a Life in a Changing World."
  • 09/06: 1940-201. Gloucester. 75th Anniversary of Acacia Lodge.
    • 1940-202: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Harold W. Wentworth, Master of Acacia Lodge.
    • 1940-202: A "stirring" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-202: Distinguished Service Medal presented to Bro. William H. Sawyer, Tyler of the Lodge, "who had served in that position forty-six years with a perfect attendance record."
    • 1940-202: The Grand Master was presented with a "beautifully carved swordfish sword" by Wor. Charles C. Hilton.
    • 1940-203: (09/07) Ladies' Night in the banquet hall; (09/08) commemorative service at First Baptist Church, with a sermon by Rev. Bro. William A. Geldart.
    • 1940-203ff: History of Acacia Lodge by Wor. Frederic W. Frost.
  • 09/20: 1940-270. Cohasset. 75th Anniversary of Konohassett Lodge. Deputy Grand Master Samuel H. Wragg presiding.
    • 1940-270: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. G. Warren Bates, Master of Konohassett Lodge.
    • 1940-271: Banquet at the Second Congregational Church. Music by members of the Lodge.
    • 1940-271: A "delightful" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-272ff: History of Konohassett Lodge by Bro. and Rev. Fred Veston Stanley.
  • 10/04: 1940-281. Fitchburg. 75th Anniversary of Charles W. Moore Lodge.
    • 1940-281: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Charles T. Kimball, Master of Charles W. Moore Lodge.
    • 1940-282: An "inspiring and instructive" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-283ff: History of Charles W. Moore Lodge by Bro. and Judge Alvah M. Levy.
  • 10/15: 1940-294. Winchendon. 75th Anniversary of Artisan Lodge.
    • 1940-294: Grand Lodge opened at the Town Hall and was received by Wor. Burton K. Sawtelle, Master of Artisan Lodge.
    • 1940-295: A "delightful and instructive" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1940-296ff: History of Artisan Lodge by Rt. Wor. Louis K. Cross.
  • 11/19: 1940-301. Roxbury. 75th Anniversary of Adelphi Lodge.
    • 1940-302: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Louis Green, Master of Adelphi Lodge.
    • 1940-302: An "unusually interesting and inspiring" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers. Presentation of a certificate of Honorary Membership to Bro. Edward G. Hook, Tyler for twenty years.
    • 1940-302: Remarks from the Senior Grand Warden following the retirement of the Grand Master.
    • 1940-296ff: History of Adelphi Lodge by Wor. Alfred W. Bohm.
  • 11/23: 1940-307. Canton. Dedication of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1940-308: Grand Ldoge opened and was received by Wor. Hobart Hughes, Master of Blue Hill Lodge.
    • 1940-308: Dedication ceremonies, in "full and ancient form." Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1939)

  • 1940-390: Opening and roll call.
  • 1940-394: Reception of guests, including neighboring Grand Masters.
  • 1940-395: Report of Grand Secretary; 1,576 Diplomas issued through 08/31/1940. Four lodges not represented in 1940.
  • 1940-396: Installation of Albert A. Schaefer as Grand Master. Installation of other Grand Lodge officers.
  • 1940-404: Addresses by guests.
  • 1940-405: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers.
    • 1940-405: The Grand Master.
    • 1940-412: Secretary of the Commonwealth, Hon. FredericW. Cook.
    • 1940-414: Deputy Grand Master Arthur W. Coolidge.
    • 1940-417: Past Grand Master Perry.
    • 1940-424: Grand Master A. Marcus Tollet of Finland.
    • 1940-430: Grand Master Henry C. Turner of New York.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1940

There were 47 districts in Massachusetts in 1940 (numbered 1 through 33), as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Henry W. Stevens, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-439

DISTRICT 2C: Cambridge

H. LeRoy Billings, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-440

DISTRICT 2B: Boston

Robert T. Sanford, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-441

DISTRICT 3B: Boston

Harold T. Coleman, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-442

DISTRICT 3C: Chelsea

Arthur H. Reed, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-443

DISTRICT 4SB: South Boston

Thomas Nelson, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-444

DISTRICT 4D: Dorchester

William P. Watt, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-445

DISTRICT 4R: Roxbury

Joseph T. Zottoli, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-446

DISTRICT 5W: Waltham

C. Weston Ringer, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-447

DISTRICT 5B: Brighton

Laurence M. Jackson, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-448

DISTRICT 6S: Somerville

Paul N. Shiverick, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-449

DISTRICT 6A: Arlington

Eugene B. Hamilton, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-450

DISTRICT 7MA: Malden

C. Francis Munger, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-451

DISTRICT 7ME: Melrose

Roy A. Hovey, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-452

DISTRICT 8S: Salem

Earl R. Galeucia, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-453

DISTRICT 8L: Lynn

Harry E. Trask, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-454

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

Edmund G. Haskell, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-455

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Perley E. Miller, District Deputy Grand Master'; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-456

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Malcolm B. McTernen, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-457

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Paul L. Perkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-458

DISTRICT 13F: Fitchburg

George W. Tooker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-459

DISTRICT 13B: Barre

Roy E. Comstock, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-460

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

Frank H. Reed, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-461

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Felix H. Scharmann, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-462

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

John P. Palmer, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-463

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

Ronald Astley, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-464

DISTRICT 18C: Chicopee

Frank P. Johnson, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-465

DISTRICT 18S: Springfield

Henry C. Johnson, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-466

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

Myron E. Richardson, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-467

DISTRICT 20: Blackstone

Philip E. Thomas, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-468

DISTRICT 21: Brookfield

John A. Jewell, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-469

DISTRICT 22: Worcester

Eric A. Jacobson, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-470

DISTRICT 23: Natick

William Ferguson, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-471

DISTRICT 24: Marlborough

Harry E. Burnham, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-472

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Eliot C. French, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-473

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

J. Frederick Price, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-474

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Harry H. Reed, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-475

DISTRICT 28T: Taunton

Frederick S. Weston, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-476

DISTRICT 28A: Attleboro

Carl H. Carlson, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-477

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Roger Keith, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-478

DISTRICT 30F: Fall River

George M. Jackson, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-479

DISTRICT 30NB: New Bedford

Austin M. Thresher, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-480

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

Edwin L. Morse, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-481

DISTRICT 32H: Hyannis

Freeman C. Bartlett, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-482

DISTRICT 32P: Provincetown

George S. Chapman, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-483

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Edson S. Dunbar, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-484

CANAL ZONE DISTRICT

Lewis B. Bates, District Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-485

CHINA DISTRICT

Nathan E. Lurton, District Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-486

CHILE DISTRICT

Joseph S. McDonald, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1940-487


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