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Ohio Lodge of Research
Chartered October 16, 1965
The Caledonia Meeting
The next meeting of the Ohio Lodge of Research will be held at Oliver Lodge No. 447 in Caledonia on Saturday, September 15th at 3 PM. Caledonia is in Marion County on Ohio Route 309 which can be accessed from US 23 bypass. The lodge is located at 116 ½ Main Street on the NE corner of the town square. From north and east pick up 309 in Mansfield.
Oliver Lodge was chartered Oct. 18, 1870. Since the lodge does not have a website, who it was named after is a secret! Was it Oliver Ellsworth Supreme Court Justice and Mason or George Oliver English clergyman and Masonic writer? Or maybe James Oliver who invented a steel plow or poet Oliver Goldsmith or General Oliver Howard or Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry? Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens? We may never know.
The Internet gave me some lodge members: Linneaus Russell President of the Board of Education, Stockholder of the Farmers Bank, Republican, Quaker; Simeon Rice Sheriff 1892-96, Democrat; William M. Williams Vice President Adelaide Brick and Tile Co, Democrat. Then we have Mark Melroy, Scoutmaster, Legionnaire, bagpiper, mortician. Future President Warren G. Harding lived in Caledonia while working as a reporter.
The Neoacacia Meeting
This took place in Columbus May 19, 2012. A Lodge of Master Masons was opened.
WB Wallace McCartney and the officers of the Lodge of Research took their places. The Actives meeting was summarized. The Audit Report was approved. A proposal to pay mileage will be considered. Paper procedures may be reviewed. Tim Daley was elected an active. The 2011 budget was continued for 2012. Quarry Chips will be published in the fall. The January meeting may be studied for change. A new slate of officers was approved.
Announcement was made by Chad Simpson of a symposium on Masonry in the Civil War held on Johnson’s Island. He also explained some of the procedures used by Neoacacia Lodge. On motion by Pat King Acacia Lodge was extended subscribing membership for one year. He also gave a short talk on “moon lodges”, gloves and unusual working tools. The officers present Bill Fannin, Chad Simpson JW, Jeff Slattery Treas, Norman Lincoln Secy and Pat King SD were installed by WB Don Reece. WB McCartney was presented a Past Master’s Apron by WB King. The meeting was then closed. Present: seven. Absent: Ivan Tribe SW, Tim Daley JW.
Note: The Secretary’s records indicate 92 members who have not yet paid $7.50 dues for 2012. You are one of them. Please forward dues to: Norman G. Lincoln
PO Box 454, Eaton OH 45320