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Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York – 1913

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, Press of J.J. Little & Ives Co., New York, 1913

“UNION STAR LODGE, NO. 320.”

“HONEOYE FALLS, N. Y.”

“WARRANT: The original warrant dated June 12, 1854, is in possession of the Lodge.”

“The name or number has never been changed”

“MINUTES: All records from organization in 1854 to 1864 are missing.”

“Union Stạr Lodge was organized in the month of May, 1853. The petition was recommended by Union Lodge, No. 45, at a meeting held May 18, 1853, and on June 10 a dispensation was issued which named as officers:

RUFUS RICHARDSON, Master.
MATTHEW OGDEN, Senior Warden.
ABRAHAM W. WILLIS, Junior Warden.”

“The first meeting under dispensation was held September 19, 1853.”

“The first applicants for membership were William McK. Williams and Omar J. Richardson.”

“The first initiate was William McK. Williams.”

“The first meeting after the warrant was issued was held June 28, 1854, with the following officers:

RUFUS RICHARDSON, Master.
MATTHEW OGDEN, Senior Warden.
ABRAHAM W. WILLIS, Junior Warden.
JOHN B. CROSBY, Treasurer.
SILAS PIERCE, Secretary.
B. H. BENHAM, Senior Deacon.
WARREN CUMMING, Junior Deacon.
GEORGE B. McBRIDE, Masters of Ceremonies.
DANIEL T. HANNAH,
A. W. PATTERSON, Tiler.”

“These officers were installed by Alexander Martin, Past Master of Union Lodge, No. 45.”

“The petition and dispensation are missing.”

“CHARTER MEMBERS.

Rufus Richardson.
Matthew Ogden.
Abraham W. Willis.
Warren Cummins.
Daniel T. Hannah.
A. W. Patterson.
Samuel Sibley.
William W. Wood.
John Lloyd.
Andrew Ruland.
Alvin Baker.
John Wood.
Silas Pierce.
John B. Crosby.
B. H. Benham.
George McBride.
John H. Fox.
Benjamin Baker.
Alvin Dixon.
Francis Neafie.
John Newberry.
Horace Wheeler.
Charles Broderick.
John B. Yorks.
H. W. Passmore.”

“The first meeting place was in a building known as the ‘Stone Block.’ About 1860 it moved into the Brick Block of Pierce and Briggs, where it remained until December 11, 1867, when this block was destroyed by fire, the Lodge losing nearly all of its property, including its records. The Lodge with commendable zeal procured new quarters which it furnished and equipped and made comfortable.”

“MASTERS.”

1853. Rufus Richardson.
1854. Rufus Richardson.
1855. Rufus Richardson,
1856. B. H. Benham.
1857. Abraham W. Willis.
1858. Matthew Ogden.
1859. Rufus Richardson.
1860. Christopher C. Davison.
1861. Rufus Richardson.
1862. Amos Dixon.
1863. Amos Dixon.
1864. George B. McBride.
1865. George B. McBride.
1866. George B. McBride.
1867. David Y. Smith.
1868. George B. McBride.
1869. Seymour Pierce.
1870. George B. McBride.
1871. Mozart H. Cutler.
1872. Mozart H. Cutler.
1873. Mozart H. Cutler.
1874. Seymour Pierce.
1875. Seymour Pierce.
1876. George St. John.
1877. Mozart H. Cutler.
1878. Arthur H. Hunt.
1879. Arthur H. Hunt.
1880. Arthur H. Hunt.
1881. Seymour Pierce.
1882. Seymour Pierce.
1883. Seymour Pierce.
1884. Sidney A. Hunt.
1885. Seymour Pierce.
1886. Seymour Pierce.
1887. Addison R. Holden.
1888. Addison R. Holden.
1889. Arthur H. Hunt.
1890. Seymour Pierce.
1891. Seymour Pierce.
1892. Henry S. Dennis.
1893. Henry S. Dennis.
1894. Henry S. Dennis.
1895. George H. Vallance.
1896. George H. Vallance.
1897. George H. Vallance.
1898. Max L. Ney.
1899. Max L. Ney.
1900. Edwin G. Brooks.
1901. Edwin G. Brooks.
1902. Norman S. Yates.
1903. Norman S. Yates.
1904. Ernest U. Smith.
1905. Ernest U. Smith.
1906. George H. Vallance.
1907. James S. Brown.
1908. James S. Brown.
1909. William J. Kirkpatrick.
1910. William J. Kirkpatrick.
1911. William L. Palmer.
1912. William L. Palmer.
1913. A. Bruce Vallance.”

(Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, Press of J.J. Little & Ives Co., New York, 1913, p. 177-178)

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