January 23, 2016 Meeting

25 January 2016
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After some discussion, the Master has decided to hold the meeting at the
Reynoldsburg Lodge Saturday.
There will be a quorum of Actives present. If you are an Active and
don’t anticipate attending (due to weather), please let us know.
The Actives meeting is at 1PM. The Lodge will be opened at 3PM. There
are 4 papers scheduled, maybe more.

September 19, 2015 Meeting

17 September 2015
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In consideration that there most likely would not be a quorum for this meeting (announcement below), the Master has decided to postpone to a later date to be determined.
Jeff Slattery, OLR Treasurer

Due to a multitude of complications (illness, communications, etc.) the Master has called for an unhosted meeting of Actives on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Lancaster at the St. Johns Episcopal Church – 134 N Broad St, Lancaster, OH 43130 (740) 653-3052.
The time will be 2PM for the meeting. Dress will be casual and a presentation may be made.
Actives are requested to attend.

Pat King, OLR Secretary

Annual Meeting/50th Anniversary Update

20 March 2015
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The Ohio Lodge of Research will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on Saturday, May 23, 2015 with a banquet for Masons and their guests. Michael Poll, Masonic researcher and publisher from Louisiana, will be the keynote speaker.

This anniversary celebration will be held at the Northwest Masonic Temple, 2436 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235.

Active members of the Lodge of Research will meet at 3:30 PM. Social hour will start at 5:00 PM with the banquet beginning at 6:00 PM.

To make reservations or for more information, please contact Pat King at paschal@sprintmail.com or 740-682-7544.

January 24, 2015 Meeting Announcement – Cincinnati/May 23, 2015 Annual Meeting Reminder/Dues Are Due

1 January 2015
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 Ohio Lodge of Research
Chartered October 16, 1965
 The Cincinnati Meeting
The January 24, 2015 will be held at the downtown Cincinnati Temple 317 E. Fifth Street. Actives and Officers will meet at 1;30 PM for a business session. There are several parking garages nearby.
A lodge of Master Masons will be opened at 3 PM by WB Ben P. Rosenfield and the officers of Alembic Lodge No. 793. This is the newest Masonic Lodge in the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Seventeen charter members received their charter from Most Worshipful Brother Norman J. Mick October 17 at Grand Lodge. Alembic is an Arabic word derived from distillation processes used by Alchemists in an effort to transmute lead into gold. In the Masonic sense it means the procedure by which we take candidates and refine them into brethren. Alembic Lodge does this by camaraderie, ceremony and charity. No refreshment is planned.
The September Meeting was at Scioto Lodge in Chillicothe. No minutes are available.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 23, 2015. A Meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research will be held at the Northwest Temple in Columbus to commemorate the first meeting of the Lodge of Research. This ought to prove to be an event you should not miss.
Dues for 2015 are now due. Please mail $7.50 to the Secretary:
Norman G. Lincoln
PO Box 454
Eaton OH 45320
or to the Treasurer via PayPal using the Dues Payment link above.

Chillicothe Meeting and Sunbury Annual Meeting Minutes from the Secretary

24 August 2014
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 Ohio Lodge of Research
                                                  Chartered October 16, 1965
                                                     The Chillicothe Meeting
The Ohio Lodge of Research will meet at Scioto Lodge No. 6 located at 57 E. Main Street on Saturday September 13, 2014. Actives will meet at 1:30 PM. A Lodge of Master Masons will be opened at 3 PM. Topic of the day will be “The Ultimate Lodge”.
A Table Lodge will follow the Lodge of Research. Please inform the Worshipful Master if you wish to attend this event. His email is cesimp@yahoo.com
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting is a change from our By-Laws in which the September meeting is held on the third Saturday. The Worshipful Master has obtained a Special Dispensation from the Grand Lodge to have the meeting on the above date.
The Lodge of Research first met at Scioto Lodge No. 6 on May 19, 1979 when Keith L. Bost was Worshipful Master. Larry Johnson read a paper on Lawrence Dermott. The attendance was 30.
Scioto Lodge first met under a charter from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts on Nov. 22, 1805. Thomas Gibson was elected Worshipful Master.
Scioto Lodge was one of the lodges which organized the Grand Lodge of Ohio in 1808. Among its members have been judges, publishers and politicians including Governor Duncan McArthur. William Irwin and Jacob Burnet served as Grand Masters. In 1955 a short history of the lodge was published.
                                                  The Sunbury Meeting
The Ohio Lodge of Research met at Sparrow Lodge No. 400 on May 17, 2014. Seven members were present. Minutes were read and approved. The Secretary reported seven deaths. Also five petitions were read and approved. The Treasurer’s report was approved and three bills were paid. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as amended. The PayPal system was reported working. A motion was made to amend the By-Laws by making the Annual Meeting not hosted and for Actives only. (To be voted on in Sept) Quarry Chips are pending. There was a recommendation the proceedings be scanned.
Officers elected were WM Chad Simpson, SW Pat King, JW Bill Pursley, TR Jeff Slattery, SY Norman Lincoln, SD Tim Daley, JC Sherry Chandy
Sparrow Lodge was opened at 3:10. WM Ivan Tribe assumed the East and had all visitors introduce themselves. He the read his paper on “George White, Governor” which was followed by discussion Following the installation of the new officers WM Chad Simpson asked for opinions on “The Ultimate Lodges Experience” at the next meeting
Sparrow Lodge was given a year’s membership for hosting the meeting. The Lodge was closed at 4:20..

September Meeting Chillicothe – 09/13/14

23 August 2014
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This is your official notice that the September meeting has been moved by special dispensation to Saturday, September 13.  This had been previously discussed, and the only conflict mentioned was that our Secretary has a previous engagement. WB Pat King also explained that this would not be the first time that such a move had taken place.

Our meeting will be hosted by Scioto Lodge No. 6 at the Chillicothe Masonic Temple.  Our actives meeting will be held at 1:30 pm, and we will hold our regular meeting at 3 pm, which will be followed by a table lodge.  The presentation at the Table Lodge will be a paper submitted by the Worshipful Master of Scioto Lodge, WB Neil Zizelman.

We’ve had a paper submitted by one of our newest members, Brother Raymond Walters, which will be presented at the 3 pm meeting.  I hope some of the rest of you will consider writing essay’s on the topic of “The Ultimate Lodge – If I could have it my way, we’d…”

I look forward to seeing you all in a couple weeks to learn, to sing, to feast, and to enjoy Freemasonry together.  Please RSVP to me ASAP so that I can provide the Lodge with numbers for the table lodge.

Chad Simpson

Annual Meeting – 05/17/2014

22 April 2014
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Ohio Lodge of Research
Chartered October 16, 1965

The 49th Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday May 17, 2014 at Sparrow Lodge No. 400 located at 85 Morning Street, Sunbury, Ohio. Actives will gather at 1:30 PM for committee reports and election of officers. The host lodge will open a Lodge of Master Masons at 3 PM. WM Dr. Ivan Tribe is scheduled to read his paper on Ohio Governor White. All Master Masons are invited to attend. If you have not paid your 2014 dues of $7.50, now is the appropriate time to forward your check to the Secretary.
The January 25th meeting was cancelled because of inclement weather.

The Society of Cincinnati, GAR, UCV and American Legion were all founded by commissioned officer war veterans. The Aztec Society following the Mexican War had more than 100 members who also fought in the Civil War. Fifteen of them were Masons.

Pierre G. T. Beauregard 1818-1893 led the bombardment of Fort Sumter. He is called a Knight Templar in “10,000 Famous Freemasons”.
Barnard E. Bee 1824-1861 killed at first battle of Bull Run where he said, “Jackson is standing like a stone wall”. “10,000 Famous Freemasons”
Simon B. Buckner 1823-1914 was later Governor of Kentucky Named in Proceedings of Grand Lodge of Kentucky 1891 as a Mason.
Thomas L. Crittenden 1819-1893 from Kentucky. He is listed as a visitor to Ward Regimental Lodge (Ohio) during the War.
Winfield S. Hancock 1824-1886 in Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. Ran for President but lost to Garfield in 1880. Charity Lodge # 190, Norristown PA
Henry Heth 1825-1899 from Virginia was wounded at Gettysburg. Rocky Mountain Lodge # 205 Utah, Benjamin B. French Lodge # 15, Washington D. C.
Rufus Ingalls 1818-1893 Quartermaster General Willamette Lodge # 2 Oregon
John A. Logan 1826-1886 served in the West with Sherman Elected to Congress and the Senate Commander of the GAR Started Memorial Day Mitchell Lodge # 58 Illinois
Mansfield Lovell 1822-1884 served in the West against Sherman Holland Lodge # 8 NY
George B McClellan 1826-1885 General-in-Chief 1861-62. Ran for President 1864
Governor of New Jersey 1878 Willamette Lodge # 2, Portland Ore
Robert E. Patterson 1830-1906 from Pennsylvania (33rd 10,000 Famous Freemasons)
John C. Robinson 1817-1897 lost a leg at Spotsylvania GAR commander Binghamton Lodge # 177 NY
Winfield Scott 1786-1866 from Virginia War of 1812 General-in-Chief 1841 Mexican War retired 1861 member Dinwiddie Union Lodge # 23 Dinwiddie VA
Gustavus W. Smith 1822-1896 from Kentucky military and civilian engineer Keystone Lodge # 235 NY
Egbert L. Viele 1825-1902 civil engineer, Designed NY Central Park In Congress 1885 Kane Lodge # 545 NY
Note: John A. Quitman the first president of the Aztec Society was raised in Hiram Lodge # 18 Delaware OH and later served as Governor of Mississippi dying in 1858.

From Norman G. Lincoln, Secretary, PO Box 454, Eaton, OH 45320

Sunbury OLR Meeting Postponed

24 January 2014
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By Order of W.B. Ivan Tribe, Master of the Ohio Lodge of Research, the meeting of OLR scheduled for Saturday, January 25 will be postponed and rescheduled.

There is no meeting worth putting life & limb at risk for! The weather will be 2-4 in. (3-6 in some places) of snow and gusts up to 40 mph. That means “white-out” conditions and is extremely dangerous.

Stay in & stay warm

Dues Payment

11 January 2014
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Ohio Lodge of Research Online Dues Payment

You may now pay your dues online. Dues may be accepted by deduction directly from an existing PayPal account or by credit card via PayPal (you don’t have to have a PayPal account). Use the PayPal link below to submit your payment.


Sunbury Meeting – January 25, 2014

3 January 2014
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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

Webmaster’s post:
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.


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