To Marion County
1897, April 29 - The Marion County News
In this issue of The News will be found a tribute to
the memory of THOMAS B. NESMITH, who was the first worshipful master
of Pikeville (now Hamilton) Lodge No. 344, A. F. & A. M.
This lodge was organized in June 1868, under a dispensation granted
by the Grand Lodge of the State of Alabama upon the petition of:
THOMAS B. NESMITH,
JAMES M. HALL,
ROBERT L. CLARK,
ALBERT J. HAMILTON,
WILLIAM J. CLARK, and
THOMAS B. NESMITH was appointed worshipful master,
JAMES M. HALL, senior warden and MILUS REA, junior warden under the
dispensation, and ALBERT J. HAMILTON was elected the first secretary
of the lodge. At this writing we are informed that only two of
the above petitioners are now living – ALBERT J. HAMILTON and URIAH
WILSON. So of the ten brethern who petitioned for the lodge
only two survive their beloved first worshipful master. Eight of the
ten petitioners have been transplanted from the lodge below to the
Supreme Lodge above.
1897, May 1 - Marion County
Hamilton Lodge NO. 344 – JOHN A. GREEN, W. M.; R. W.
CLARK, S. W.; W. C. DAVIS, J. W.; G. B. MIXON, Treas.; W. B. RIGGAN,
Guin Lodge No. 478 – WATSON BROWN, W. M.; JOHN W.
INGLE, S. W.; M. T. AKERS, Treas; J. H. RILEY, Secy
Winfield Lodge No. 304 – E. VICKERY, W M; W. T.
MUSGROVE, secy. Meets Saturday before fourth Sunday in each
Hackleburg Lodge NO. 524 – A. M. CANTRELL, W. M.; W.
W. FREDERICK, S. W.; P. N. GREEN, J. W.; E A. MIXON, Treas.;
JOHN A. GREEN, Secy
Bexar Lodge No. 230 – JOHN ARNOLD, W. M.; W. L.
WHITEHEAD, S. W.; W. A. BALLARD, J. W.; A. L. MOORMAN, Treas.; T. J.
Pleasant Hill Lodge NO. 321 – W. H. FLIPPO, W. M; SETH
BOTTOMS, S. W.; J. C. KENNEDY, J. W.; A. RANDOLPH, Treas.; J. J.
1897, May 27, Marion County
At a meeting of Hamilton Lodge No. 344 the following officers were
elected to serve for the next regular term, viz: JOHN A. GREEN, W.
M.; A. J. THORN, S. W., G. N. STOKES, J. W.; G. B. MIXON, Treasurer,
R. W. CLARK, secretary and W. H. GREEN tyler. The W. M. elect
appointed P. W. STIDHAM S. D. and S. W. elect appointed R. W.
CAHSION, J.D., J. C. LEWIS and J. W. GREEN were appointed stewards
and Dr. M. C. MARTIN chaplain.
Past Master M. C. MARTIN was appointed installing officer to install
the foregoing officers at the next regular communication.
On motion it was agreed that owing to the close proximity to the
school commencement that this lodge would not celebrate the 24th of
June – St. John’s Day – as is the usual custom of all lodges.
Hamilton Lodge No 198 I O
O F met last Saturday evening at 2 o’clock. After transacting the
regular business it went into the election of officers for the
coming year. The
following were elected: Noble grand H. J. SUDDIETH; Nice Grand, J.
A. MAYS; Recording Secretary, M. S. WHITE; Financial R. N. TERRELL;
Treasurer, W. A. BALLARD; Treasurer, C. E. MITHCELL;
Representatives, W. S. HOLLADAY and V. R. WHITE; Alternate
Representatives MACK PEARCE and C. E. MITCHELL - Source: Marion County Republican, Dec 23,
I. O. O. F.
Hackleburg Lodge No 428 I. O. O.
F. at its last regular meeting elected the following officers for
A WIGINTON, Noble Grand; PEERY
WIGINTON, Vice grand; C. S. SPRADTLIN, Financial secretary; J. J.
HOWELL, Treasurer, J. J. PURSER Representative; P. M. SCOTT,
The above are to be installed at
the first regular meting night in January. All Odd Fellows invited
to be present. Source: Marion County
Republican, Dec 30, 1908
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