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SECRET AND BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS.


SECRET AND BENEVOLENT ORGANIZATIONS.

North Star Lodge No. 157, A. F. and A. M., in the town of Rock Port, was organized U. D., October 11, 1855, and set to work by the Right W., J. S. Tisdale, D. D. G. M.

The officers under this dispensation were G. A. Thomas, W. M.; Solomon Wyatt, S. W.; David I. Martin, J. W.; John Lewis, Treasurer; W. H. Dunbar, Secretary ; Silas Pryear, S. D.; R. K. Crandall, J. D., and T. S. Moore, Tyler.

On the 29th day of May, 1856, the same was chartered by the Grand Lodge of the State, of which L. S. Cornwell was, at that period, Grand Master, and A. O'Sullivan Grand Secretary. The officers with which the lodge was organized U. D., were retained under the charter. These were installed on the 12th of July, 1856, by the Right W., James Foster, D. D. G. M.

On the 24th of June, 1857, the following named officers were electee and installed : G. A. Thomas, W. M.; Silas Preyear, S. W.; I. N. White, J. W.; F. S. Moore, Treasurer ; W. H. Dunbar, Secretary ; G. Johnson, S. D.; I. H. Athon, J. D., and J. Shandy, Steward and Tyler.

December 26, 1857, the following were elected : Silas Preyear, W. M.; J. Y. Bird, S. W.; A. Lytord, J. W.; I. N. White, Treasurer ; R. K. Crandall, Secretary; J. N. Arnold, S. D.; A. Beck, J. D., and John Shandy, Tyler.

December 27, 1858, the following were elected : John W. Smith, W. M.; W. H. Dunbar, S. W.; A. Lyford, J. W.; John Y. Bird, Treasurer ; John Athorn, Secretary, and A. Beck, Steward and Tyler.

At the regular annual election, held December 27, 1859, tne following officers were chosen : John W. Smith, W. M.; W. H. Dunbar, S. W.; W. E. Dillon, J. W.; F. S. Moore, Treasurer ; L. F. Cornutt, Secretary ; J. H. Athorn, S. D.; W. N. Smith, J. D., and A. Beck, Steward and Tyler.

December 27, i860, the following were elected : W. E. Dillon, W. M.; C. F. Miller, S. W.; J. H. Athorn, J. W.; H. S. Thorpe, Secretary ; Dr. J. Y. Bird, Treasurer, and Samuel Tate, Steward and Tyler.

During the two intervening years it appears that no election for officers of the lodge was held. This was doubtless due to the distracted condition of the country, consequent upon the civil war.

The next election occurred June 3, 1863, when the following were chosen officers : John W. Smith, W. M.; R. K. Crandall, S. W.;I. N. White, J. W.; F. S. Moore, Treasurer ; E. L. Clark, Secretary ; W. H. Dunbar, S. D.; J. Y. Bird, J. D.; A. Beck, Tyler.

The election of December 27, 1863, resulted as follows : J. W. Smith, W. M.; E. L. Clark, S. W.; F. M. Thompson, J. W.; John Dozier, Treasurer ; W. H. Dunbar, Secretary ; I. N.White, S. D.: J. L. Shelters, J. D.; Aquilla Beck, Steward and Tyler.

On December 27, 1864, the following were chosen : John W. Smith, W. M.; I. N. White, S. W.; W. L. Reeves, J. W.; F. M. Thompson, Treasurer ; L. H. Ruland, Secretary ; W. Sparks, Steward and Tyler.

December 27, 1865, the following were chosen : I. N. White, W. M F. M. Thompson, S. W.; W. L. Reeves, J. W.; E. L. Clark, Treasurer William Sparks, Secretary; C. V. Snow, S. D.; George Wood, J. D William Sparks, Tyler.

December 27, 1866, the officers elected were : Isaac N. White, W. M.; F. M. Thompson, S. W.; George E. Wood, J. W.; L. H. Ruland, Secretary; E. L. Clark, Treasurer ; E. Small, S. D.; Robert Hunter, J. D.; George Steck, S. S.; L. E. Christian, J. S.; Godfrey Vohl, Tyler.

December 27, 1867, the officers elected were : F. M. Thompson, W. M.; George E. Wood, S. W.; John D. Dopf, J. W.; Robert Hunter, Treasurer ; L. H. Ruland, Secretary; E. Small, S. D., James Tate, J. D.; J. Hughes, S. S.; George Steck, J. S.; Godfrey Vohl, Tyler.

December 27, 1868, were, chosen ; I. N. White, W. M.; George E. Wood, S. W.; John D. Dopf, J. W.; Robert Hunter, Treasurer ; Malcolm McKillop, Secretary; E. Small, S. D.; James Tate, J. D.; Jacob Hughes, S. S.; George Steck, J. S.; C. H. Imhoff, Tyler.

December 23, 1869, the election resulted as follows: A. E. Wyatt, W. M.; A. F. Tiffany, S. W.; A. S. Morgan, J. W.; Robert Hunter, Treasurer ; M. McKillop, Secretary ; Jacob Hughes, Tyler.

December 3, 1870, the following were elected : A. F. Tiffany, W. M.; M. McKillop, S. W.; James Tate, J. W.; A. E. Wyatt, Treasurer ; L. Sanders, Secretary; J. L. Tracy, S. D.; George Steck, J. D.; James B. Gray, Tyler.

December 23, 1871, the officers elected were Malcolm McKillop, W. M.; Philip Reitz, S. W.; L. J. Huffman, J. W.; A. E. Wyatt, Treasurer; L. Sanders, Secretary; James Tate, S. D.; George Steck, J. D.; J. F. Hum, S. S.; Charles Volkman, J. S.; H. Warneke, Tyler

December 27, 1872, the election was as follows: M. McKillop, W. M.; John D. Dopf, S. W.; George Steck, J. W.; C. Schneider, Treasurer ; L. Sanders, Secretary; J. F. Hum, S. D.; George Pinnell, J. D.; Philip Reitz, S. S.; L. J. Huffman, J. S. ; Solomon Sanders, Tyler.

December 13, 1873, the election was as follows: M. McKillop, W. M.; C. Schneider, S. W.; J. D. Dopf, J. W.; George A. Pinnell, Treasurer ; F. T. Simmons, Secretary ; J. F. Hum, S. D.; J. F. Cooper, J. D.; A. A. Windell, Tyler.

December 12, 1874, the officers elected were John W. Smith, W. M-; C. Schneider, S. W.; A. E. Wyatt, J. W.; George A. Pinnell, Treasurer ; F. T. Simons, Secretary ; J. F. Hum, S. D.; J. F. Cooper, J. D.; James B. Gray, S. S.; H. C. Burnham, J. S.; A. A. Windell, Tyler.

December 13, 1875, the officers elected were John W. Smith, W. M.; C. Schneider, S. W.; A. E. Wyatt, J. W.; J. Pinnell, Treasurer; F. T. Simons, Secretary; L. J. Huffman, S. D.; J. F. Hum, J. D. ; A. Windell, Tyler.

December 7, 1876, the officers elected were C. Schneider, W. M.; J. F. Hum, S. W. ; George A. Pinnell, J. W.; James Tate, Treasurer ; F. T. Simons, Secretary ; J. L. Huffman, S. D.; William Welch, J. D., and A. Windell, Tyler.

December, 1877, the election resulted as follows : A. E. Wyatt, W. M.; John F. Hum, S. W.; S. E. Williams, J. W.; F. T. Simons, Secretary ; John W. Smith, Treasurer; P. R. Wagor, S. D.; S. J. Osborn, J. D., and A. Windell, Tyler.

December 14, 1878, the following were elected : A. E. Wyatt, W. 'm.; John W. Smith, S. W.; S. E. Williams, J. W.; Jacob Hughes, Treasurer ; F. T. Simons, Secretary; P. R. Wagor, S. D.; S. J. Osborn, J. D., and G. W. Foutch, Tyler.

December 13, 1879, the following were elected : John F. Hum, W. M.; John W. Smith, S. W.; J. D. Dopf, J. W.; T. A. Foster, Treasurer F. T.Simons, Secretary; Fred. Schonecke, S. D.; T. J. Rice, J. D., and G. W. Foutch, Tyler.

December 11, 1880, the officers elected were : John F. Hum, W. M. John W. Smith, S. W. ; Edward Powell, J. W. ; Jacob Hughes, Treasurer ; F. T. Simons, Secretary; Frederick Schonecke, S. D.; T. J. Rice, J. D.; William Opp, Tyler.

December 17, 1881, the officers elected were: John W. Smith, W. M.; L. D. Ramsey, S. W.; M. L. Lee, J. W.; Jacob Hughes, Treasurer; J. A. Newell, Secretary ; J. W. Peck, S. D.; T. J. Rice, J. D.; A. Windell, S. S.; H. F. Staple, J. S.; A. Kidd, Tyler.

ZERUBBABEL ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO. 59,

was first instituted and set to work, U. D., in Phelps City, Missouri, February 10, 1870, by Samuel Russell, District Deputy Grand High Priest acting as proxy for the Most Eminent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Missouri. The officers under this dispensation were John Blake, M. E. H. P.; F. M. Thompson, E. K. ; I. N. White, E. S.; R. N. Buckham, C. H.; M. Groundstein, P. S.; . H. Rogers, R. A. C: A. L. Williams, G. M. 3d V.; George E. Wood, G. M. 2d V.; John McNeal, Jr., G. M. 1st V.; P. A. Thompson, Guard.

At a special convocation held in the Masonic Hall, in Phelps City, October 26, 1870, by virtue of its charter, then and there read, Zerubbabel Royal Arch Chapter No. 59, held its first election, with the following result: Isaac N. White, M. E. H. P.; F. M. Thompson, E. K.; C. M. Harris, E. S.; George E. Wood, C. H.; George L. Baird, P. S.; P. A. Thompson, R. A. C; David McNeal, Treasurer ; L.H. Ruland, Secretary: A. L. Williams, G. M. 3d V.; John McNeal, G. M. 2d V.; A. W. Buckham, G. M. 1st V.; L. C. Onyett, Guard.

The second annual election, which was held December 30, 1871, resulted as follows : P. A. Thompson, M. E. H. P.; I. N. White, E. K.; Robert Hunter, E. S.; A. L. Williams, C. H.; George L. Baird, P. S.; G. E. Wood, R. A. C; Malcolm McKillop, G. M. 3d V.; David McNeal, G. M. 2d V.; William Morgan, G. M. 1st V.; F. M. Thompson, Treasurer ; L. H. Ruland, Secretary ; A. J. Hughes, Guard.

The election for officers, held December 18, 1872, resulted as follows : F. M. Thompson, M. E. H. P.; I. N. White, E. K.; A. A. Tayman, E. S.; George E. Wood, C. H.; George S. Baird, P. S.; H. L. Christ, R. A. C; A. L. Williams, G. M. 3d V.; John McNeal, G. M. 2d V., E. C. Smith, G. M. 1st V.; L. H. Ruland, Secretary ; A. A. Tayman, Treasurer ; A. J. Hughes, Sentinel.

The following were chosen at the regular annual election, held in Phelps City, December 17, 1873: George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; M. McKillop, E. K.; W. H. Morgan, E. S.; A. L. Williams, C. H.; J. D. Dopf, P. S. ; F. M. Thompson, Secretary; E. C. Smith, Treasurer ; H. D. Christ, R. A. C; J. B.Johnson, G. M. 3d V.; Henry Warnecke, G. M. 2d V.; Sylvester Hall, G. M. 1st V.

At the regular convocation held at Masonic Hall, in Phelps City, January 20, 1874, an election held by virtue of a dispensation from the M. E. G. H. P. of the State of Missouri, resulted as follows*: George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; John D. Dopf, E. K.; William H. Morgan, E. S.; A. L. Williams, C. H.; George E. Wood, P. S.; James B. Johnson, R. A. C; A. J. Hughes, G. M. 3rd V.; Robert Hunter, G. M. 2nd V.; E. C. Smith, G. M. 1st V.; A. A. Tayman, Treasurer ; F. M. Thompson, Secretary.

At a regular convocation held at the above mentioned hall, February 17, 1875, the following elected officers were installed : George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; John D. Dopf, E. K.; William H. Morgan, E. S.; A. L. Williams, C. H.; George E. Wood, P. S.; J, B. Johnson, R. A. C; A.J. Hughes, G. M. 3d V.; Robert Hunter, G. M. 2d V.; E. C. Smith, G. M 1st V.; A. A. Tayman, Treasurer; F. M. Thompson, Secretary ; A. W. Buckham, Guard.

At a regular convocation held in Phelps City, December 27, 1876, the following officers were elected : George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; Joseph R. Dodds, E. K.; A. A. Tayman, Scribe ; A. L. Williams, C. H.; John Lauterbach, P. S.; George E. Wood, R. A.C.; A. J. Hughes, G. M. 3d V.; E. C. Smith, G. M. 2d V.; Joseph H. Hogrefe, G. M. 1st V;. W. G. Bartholomew, Treasurer ; F. M. Thompson, Secretary ; William J. Reynolds, Guard. John Lauterbach and E. C Smith were appointed Stewards.

The following officers were chosen at a regular convocation held at Masonic Hall, in Phelps City, December 19, 1877 : A. L. Williams, M. E. H. P.; Jacob Hughes, E. K.; J. R. Dodds, E. S.; George E. Wood, C. H.; George S. Baird, P. S.; John Lauterbach, R. A. C; A. J. Hughes, G. M. 3d V.; W. G. Bartholomew, G. M. 2d V.; E. C. Smith, G. M. 1st V.; W. J. Reynolds, Treasurer ; F. M. Thompson, Secretary ; Henry Warnecke, Guard ; A. A. Tayman and W. G. Bartholomew, Stewards.

At a regular convocation held February 5, 1879, the following officers were chosen at an election held by virtue of a special dispensation from the G. H. P. of the state : George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; P. A. Thompson, E. K.; L. H. Ruland, E. S.; George E. Wood, C. H.; John Lauterbach, P. S.; John D. Dopf, R. A. C; A. J. Hughes, G. M. 3d V.; Samuel Van Gundy, G. M. 2d V.; W. G. Bartholomew, G. M. 1st V.; A. T. Tayman, Treasurer; F. M. Thompson, Secretary ; W. J. Reynolds, Sentinel. W. G. Bartholomew and George E. Wood were appointed Stewards.

The last convocation of Zerubbabel Chapter in the town of Phelps occurred January 12, 1881. At this meeting the following officers were elected and installed : George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; M. McKillop, E. K.; J. W. Smith, E. S.; George E. Wood, C. H.; J. H. Hurn, P. S.; J. D. Dopf, R. A. C; A. J. Hughes, G. M. 3d V.; S. Van Gundy, G. M. 2d V; E. C. Smith, G. M. 1st V.; Jacob Hughes, Treasurer, and J. B. Johnson, Secretary. It was also determined to move the seat of the Chapter from Phelps City to the town of Rock Port, where the same afterwards assembled for the first time, March 9, 1881.

The election for officers, December 1, 1881, the first held in Rock Port, resulted as follows : George S. Baird, M. E. H. P.; M. McKillop, E. K.; J. W. Smith, E. S.; J. D. Dopf, C. H.; J. F. Hurn, P. S.; E. F. Powell, R. A. C; Samuel Van Gundy, G. M. 3d V.; J. J. Denny, G. M. 2d V.; E. C. Smith, G. M., 1st V.; Jacob Hughes, Treasurer ; J. B. Johnson, Secretary, and A. Buckham, Guard.

ADONIRAM COUNCIL ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS

was constituted U. D. in the town of Phelps City, April 7, 1871, and set to work by John Blake, T. I. G. M., of the Council of Brownsville. Nebraska. The following officers were then chosen : I. N. White, T. I. G. M.; John McNeal, C. of T.; George L. Baird, C. of W.; A. L'. Williams, C. of C ; F. M. Thompson, C. of G. ; L. H. Ruland, Recorder; R, N. Buckham, Treasurer ; George E. Wood, Steward ; John D. Dopf, Sentinel.

At a regular meeting held October 21, 1871, M. P. G. M., W. A. Proll, being present, presented the charter empowering Adoniram Council, No. 12, to meet and work. The following officers were then elected; G. S. Baird, T. I. G. M.; Isaac N. White, D. G. M.; F. M. Thompson, C. of W. ; P. A. Thompson, Treasurer ; L. H. Ruland, Recorder; J. D. Dopf, C. of G; A. L. Williams, C. of C; George E. Wood, Steward ; A. J. Hughes, Sentinel.

On the 18th of December, 1872, occurred with the following result the second election: George S. Baird, T. I. G. M. ; I. N. White, D. G. M.; F. M. Thompson, P. C. of W.; A. L. Williams, C. of C; G. E. Wood, C. of G. ; A. A. Tayman, Treasurer ; John McNeal, Recorder; E. C. Smith, Steward ; A. J. Hughes, Sentinel.

December 17, 1873, the following officers were elected : George S. Baird, T. I. G. M.; M. McKillop, D. G. M.; John D. Dopf, C. of W.; A. L. Williams, C. of C; J. B. Johnson, C. of G.; F. M. Thompson, Recorder ; E. C. Smith, Treasurer.

By special dispensation an election for officers was held January 20,. 1875, and resulted as follows : George S. Baird, T. I. G. M.; George E. Wood, C. of T.; John D. Dopf, C. of W.; A. L. Williams, C. of C; F. M. Thompson, Recorder ; A. A. Tayman, Treasurer ; E. C. Smith, Steward ; P. A. Thompson, Sentinel.

This was the last council meeting which occurred in Phelps City.

The next session of Adoniram Council occurred April 13, 1881, ir» Rock Port, whither that body had been moved. At this meeting was held an election for officers with the following result : George S. Baird, T. I. G. M.; John D. Dopf, D. G. M.; E. C. Smith, P. C. W.; R. Hunter, Treasurer ; J. B. Johnson, Recorder ; George E. Wood, C. of G.; M. McKillop, C. C; D. Roberts, Steward ; A. J. Hughes, Sentinel.

PLACES OF MEETING.

On the first organization, in 1855, of North Star Lodge, No. 157, that body convened in a room at the west end of the second floor of the old hotel building, which still stands on Mill Street, east of the corner of Main, and is now (1882) known as the Valley House, and there remained until the year 1859, when they moved into the brick building, on the corner of Rock and Kansas Streets, which, after subserving many purposes, was, after the close of the war, taken down, and the material, of which it was composed, moved away. The lodge then, for some years,

Rock Port Lodge, No. 125, was instituted in the town of Rock Port, October 1, 1858, by F. S. Rostock, of Oregon, D. D. G. M., and worked under a dispensation until May 19, 1859, when it was granted a charter by the Grand Lodge of the State. The following named included the charter members : William H. Dunbar, Charles B. Riley, J. W. Ruland, L. F. Cornutt, Samuel Tate and Daniel Walkup. Of these, William H. Dunbar was chosen Noble Grand ; Charles B. Riley, Vice Grand ; J. W. Ruland, Secretary, and L. F. Cornutt, Treasurer.

In view of the unsettled condition of the country, consequent on the prevalence of the civil war, this lodge suspended work and did not again resume till September 1, 1866, when it was again set to work by F. S. Rostock, who, a second time, installed the officers and set the lodge to work.

The order, from the period of its institution in Rock Port, in 1858, was for years without any permanent place of abode in the town, and occupied at different periods, from time to time, as convenience suggested, rooms which they rented for lodge purposes.

In the latter part of the year 1867, however, they determined on securing a permanent place of assembling, and, for that purpose, built the upper story of what is now (1882) known as the Commercial House, a hotel on the northeast corner of Main and Clay Streets. They continued to hold their sessions here until December. 1871.

On the 27th of June, 1871, the cornerstone was laid of the spacious and elegant hall now owned and occupied by the order, on the southwest corner of Main and Cass Streets. The ceremonies on this occasion were conducted in the presence of a large concourse of spectators, and are remembered as having been very imposing. Among the articles deposited in the cavity of this stone, were documents containing a list of the officers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, a list of the officers of Rock Port Lodge, No. 125, a list of the charter members of the same, and a copy of its constitution and by laws ; also, a small pebble and three pieces of silver coin, one of which, bearing date 1767, was presented by John D. Dopf.

The hall was completed and occupied about December 1, 1871. The lower story of the building, which is a neat and substantial brick structure, is the property of Holliway Brothers, and is now (1882) occupied by the general store of George A. Pinnell. The Odd Fellows' Hall includes the entire upper story. The order, besides this hall, own one undivided half of the lot upon which the building stands. This latter, together with the hall, cost the order about $3,000. The lodge now has a membership of forty-three, and is in a highly prosperous condition. Of the original charter members, not one now (1882) belongs to this lodge, and but one (David Walkup) is a resident of Atchison County.

Of those who reorganized the lodge, but three yet survive. These are all residents of the county, and include Dr. J. Y. Bird, the pioneer physician of Rock Port, Daniel Snyder, proprietor of the Rock Port Hotel, and Daniel Walkup, a farmer living in Dale Township.

On the second night of assembling, after the reorganization of the lodge, William King, Joseph Teague, John H. Kelley and Frank Davis were admitted as ancient Odd Fellows. These are all present members of the lodge.

The present elective officers are William T. Buckham, N. G.; D. C. Fleming, V. G. ; C. E. Blake, Secretary, and Christ Schneider, Treasurer.

The meetings of the lodge occur on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

The Noble Grands who have served this lodge are as follows : W. H. Dunbar, 1858 ; C. B. Riley and L. F. Cornutt, 1859; F. S. Moore and William Cook, i860; J. H. Athen and W. H. Dunbar, 1861.

On the resumption of work, in September, 1866, C. V. Snow was chosen Noble Grand. After him, at different periods, came Daniel Snyder, Joseph Teague, T. J. Howthern, Frank Davis, James J. McCartney, William P. Watson, William T. Buckham, H. D. Blake, J. W. Blackburn, Chris. Schneider, H. J. Pinnell, A. B. Durfee and John W. Smith.

Several of these have served two or more terms, some in immediate succession and others at intervals.

Rock Port Encampment, No. 73, was organized February 19, 1874, under a charter issued by the Grand Encampment of the State, with the following charter members : Christopher Schneider, William T. Buckham, James B. Gray, James P. Holliway, Martin Fisher, Franklin P. Davis and Homer D. Blake.

Chief Patriarch William Kaucher, of Oregon, Missouri, under a special commission, and assisted by Grand High Priest L. T. Minturn, of Amazonia, organized the Encampment. The following named members of the order from Oregon, Missouri, also assisted at this organization : Jeptha Martin, John Marsh, W. S. Norman, A. J. Castle and, Samuel Hershberger. The following officers were then elected : Chrisi topher Schneider, C. P.; William T. Buckham, H. P.; Frank Davis, S. W.; H. D. Blake, J. W.; J. P. Holliway, Scribe, and J. B. Gray, Treasurer.

In October, 1874, the following officers were elected : W. T. Buckham, C. P.; A. B. Durfee, H. P.; James B. Gray, S. W.; G. D. Todd, J. W.; H. D. Blake, Scribe, and Gust. Roecker, Treasurer.

The third election was with the following result : A. B. Durfee, C. P.; Frank Davis, H. P.; H. J. Pinnell, S. W.; W. T. Buckham, J. W.; H. D. Blake, Scribe, and C. Schneider, Treasurer.

At the fourth election, October, 1875, the following were chosen : Frank Davis, C. P.; H. D. Blake, H. P.; Levi Durham, S. W.; H. J. Pinnell, J. W.; W. T. Buckham, Scribe ; William P. Watson, Treasurer.

At the fifth election the officers chosen were : H. D. Blake, C. P.; James B. Gray, H. P.; A. B. Durfee, S. W.; Christopher Schneider, J. W.; W. T. Buckham, Scribe ; William P. Watson, Treasurer.

The sixth election resulted as follows : W. P. Watson, C. P.; J. S. Courtright, H. P.; Frank Davis, S. W.; H. D. Blake, J. W.; W. T. Buckham, Scribe, George Deuser, Treasurer.

At the seventh semi-annual election, the following were chosen : J William P. Watson, C. P.; John W. Smith, H. P.; Frank Davis, S. W.; H. D. Blake, J. W. ; William T. Buckham, Scribe ; J. J. McCartney, Treasurer.

March 31, 1879, occurred the eighth election, at which the present (1882) officers were chosen : John W. Smith, C. P.; H. D. Blake, H. P.; William P. Watson, S. W.; Frank Davis, J W.; W. T. Buckham, Scribe, and J. J. McCartney, Treasurer.

The present membership of the Encampment is twenty-six.

ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN.

Northwest Lodge, No. 134, was organized, and held in Rock Port its first regular meeting, on Saturday, May 31, 1879. At this meeting J. E. Spurlock, Dr. L. S. Munsell, Jacob Sanders, Dr. Austin McMichael, General W. E. Chamberlain, M. D., Burt Venable, Solomon J. Courtright, Frank Davis, William Cunnington, Thomas H. Oliver, Archibald E. Wyatt, Lewis E. Christian, Richard Gaede, John P. Lewis, Alfred A. J. Wannschaff, W. W. Hudgens, John F. Hum, Frank T. Simons and Stephen E. Williams, after passing through the regular medical examination made by Doctors G. W. E. Chamberlain, L. S. Munsell and Austin McMichael, and after having been ballotted upon were admitted and initiated to the Lodge, where the degrees of Junior Workman, Senior Workman and Master Workman were conferred upon them by G. W. Milton, District Deputy Grand Master Workman, each member having paid the sum of seven dollars and fifty cents for charter fee, advance assessment of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri, and for medical examination fees. The Lodge then proceeded to the election of officers, with the following result : Stephen E. Williams, Past Master Workman ; John P. Lewis, Master Workman ; J. E. Spurlock, P'oreman ; Richard Gaede, Overseer ; Alfred A. J. Wannschaff, Recorder ; Frank T. Simons, Financier ; Archibald E. Wyatt, Receiver ; Frank Davis, Guide ; Burt Venable, Inside Watchman, and S. J. Courtright, Outside Watchman.

These officers were then installed by G. W. Milton, D. D. G. M. W.

At the seventeenth regular meeting, held at their hall in Rock Port, November 12, 1879, J. S. Courtright informed the lodge of his intended removal to California, and tendered his resignation as O. W. This was forthwith accepted, and Henry Heckel was elected to fill vacancy thus occasioned.

On the 29th of December, 1879, occurred tne second annual election of officers of Northwest Lodge, with the following result : A. E. Wyatt, M. W. ; John F. Hum, F. ; L. C. Christian, O. ; Richard Gaede, Recorder ; Alfred Wannschaff, Financier ; J. E. Spurlock, Receiver ; Frank Davis, Guide ; Burt Venable, I. W.; Henry Heckel, O. W.; A. McMichael, Medical Examiner ; M. McKillop, Trustee for three years.

The third annual election of officers occurred at a regular communication held at their hall in Rock Port, December 15, 1880, and resulted as follows : John P. Lewis, M. W. ; Christopher Schneider, Foreman ; R. W. Trimble, Overseer; F. T. Simons, Recorder, John Wright, Financier ; A. A. Wannschaff, Receiver ; A. C. Hansen, Guide ; I. W. Cunnington, I. W.; H. Heckel, O. W.; A. E. Wyatt, Trustee three year term ; Dr. A. McMichael, Medical Examiner.

At a regular communication held June 1, 1881, F. T. Simms tendered his resignation of the office of Recorder, and A. McMichael was chosen to fill the vacancy thus occasioned.

ROCK PORT LEGION, NO. 12, S. K. A. O. U. W.,

was instituted by H. W. Busse, April 29, 1880. The first officers elected of this organization were : Malcolm McKillop, S. C; John F. Hum, V. C; Robert W. Trimble, L. C; Alfred A. J. Wannschaff, Recorder ; W. W. Hudgens, Treasurer ; Stephen E. Williams, R. T.; John P. Lewis, Chaplain ; John Wright, S. B.; Burt Venable, J. W.; A. C. Hansen, S. W. ; Jacob Saunders, M.; Henry Heckel, Guard ; A. C. Hansen, Burt Venable and J. Sanders, Trustees.

December 22, 1880, the following officers were chosen: M. McKillop, S. C; A. C. Hansen, V. C; Burt Venable, L. C; Alfred A. J. Wannschaff, Recorder ;W. W. Hudgens, Treasurer ; John Wright, Recording Treasurer ; John P. Lewis, Chaplain ; R. W. Trimble, S. W.; G. W. E. Chamberlain, J. W.; Christopher Schneider, S. B.; Henry Heckel, Guard ; John F. Hum, Marshal ; G. W. E. Chamberlain, M. D., Medical Examiner.

The election for officers, held January ir, 1882, resulted as follows : Malcolm McKillop, S. C; C. Schneider, V.C.; Harry Moses, L. C; Alfred A. J. Wannschaff, Recorder ; J. W. Peck, Treasurer; R. W. Trimble, Recording Treasurer ; J. P. Lewis, Chaplain ; L. E. Christian, S. W.; Burt Venable, J. W.; J. F. Hum, S. B.; Henry Heckel, Guard ; J. F. Hum, Marshal; G. W. E. Chamberlain, M. D., Medical Examiner

The present (1882) membership of this organization is about twentyfive. They hold their sessions in Masonic Hall, on the northeast corner of Main and Cass Streets
 

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