From the Secretary:
The Ohio Lodge of Research
Chartered October 16, 1965
The January 25, 2014 meeting will be held at Sparrow Lodge No. 400, 85 Morning Street, Sunbury. Actives will gather at 2 PM and a lodge of Master Masons will be opened at 3 PM by the host lodge.
Sunbury is a village of 4,600 located in Delaware County at the junction of US 36 and OH 3.
Take E Cherry St (OH 37). The lodge is located on Morning St. between N. Vernon and Otis Sts.
Sparrow Lodge was chartered Oct. 21, 1865 by the Grand Lodge of Ohio. It was named for the then Most Worshipful Grand Master Thomas Sparrow. He was born in Utica NY July 30, 1818 and moved to Huron Co. OH as a child. He attended Kenyon College where his brother William was a professor and then studied law which he began to practice in 1840. He was raised in Magnolia Lodge No. 20 Columbus July 29, 1856 and served as Worshipful Master in 1862. He rose rapidly in the Grand Lodge and served as Grand Master from 1863 to 1866. He died Aug 7, 1871 of tetanus and is buried in Columbus.
Sunbury has a curious history. A village of Sune Berie is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Sunbury-on-Thames is a suburb of London. A place named Sunbury was established in Georgia in 1734.
Sunbury Lodge No. 22 was chartered in Pennsylvania in 1779. There is also a Sunbury in North Carolina, Victoria, Australia and New Brunswick, Canada. Ohio’s Sunbury was founded in 1816. Esther McCormick wrote its history in 1966.
Perhaps its most famous resident was William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898). He graduated from West Point in 1842 and commanded the Army of Mississippi and the Army of the Cumberland during the Civl War. He fought at Rich Mountain, Iuka, Corinth, Stones River and Chickamauga. Following the war he served as Minister to Mexico and was a Congressman from California. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Dues of $7.50 are now payable. Please forward to the Secretary:
Norman Lincoln, PO Box 454, Eaton OH 45320
The next meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research will be held on January 25, 2014 at Sparrow Lodge #400 at 85 Morning Street in Sunbury, OH 43074. Map From Interstate 71, take the routes 36/37 exit #131 at Delaware. Take state route 37 east to Sunbury. Turn left onto Morning Street near the center of town. It is located in the second block on the left. From the Columbus area, you can take state route 3 north to route 37, then turn right to go into town.
The Actives meeting will begin at 2:00 PM. The officers of Sparrow Lodge #400 will open the lodge at 3:00 PM for the general meeting of OLR. There should be one or two papers to be presented. Information about dinner or refreshments should be contained in the forthcoming meeting announcement from the Secretary.