UNION LODGE #28, F.A.& M

Manuscript MS-120

1842-1956

 

SOURCE:      Union Lodge #28, F.A.& M.

                        Douglas G. Beach, Treasurer

SIZE:  10 volumes

PROCESSING:  BNJ, 2002

 

HISTORICAL NOTE: 

“Union Lodge, No. 28, Free and Accepted Masons was one of the early organizations of the county.  The charter was applied for on October 22, 1842, and was organized on December 4, 1842,” according to Clifford L. Smith in History of Troup County (1933).  The Lodge continues to function today as a part of the Masonic Organization.  Many old Troup County families have participated in this lodge.

SCOPE & CONTENT:

This collection consists of 10 volumes of recorded minutes of the Lodge for December 4, 1842-September 19, 1844 and December18, 1885-November 6, 1956.  The volumes contain minutes of meetings, requests for membership, yearly election of officers, desires of members to gain additional standings in the organization, financial reports, charitable works, and the coverage of a few county historical events.  Disciplinary actions are sometimes recorded.  Little genealogical information is found.  Note:  Membership rolls of lodge members are generally not found in this collection.  Individual members are listed when elected to office, in remembrances, and when appearing before membership with special requests.

 

CONTENT LIST:  Highlights of minutes are noted below. 

Volume I:  December 4, 1843 – September 19, 1844

October 22, 1842        Application for charter

December 10              Constitution and By Laws

                                    Roster of Members

February 27, 1843      By Laws

 

Volume II:  December 18, 1885 – May 29, 1898

Page

38        Visitors List to Corner Stone Laying, LaGrange Female College, Aug. 19, 1887

44        Remembrance, Peter Boyert

87        Remembrance, John G. Whitfield

97        Remembrance, William C. Yancy

102      Remembrance, Judge A. G. Hightower

181      Remembrance, John Gorham

186      Remembrance, Judge B. H. Bigham

Page

225      Remembrance, Dr. John A. Baugh

235      Remembrance, Dr. E. D. Pitman

253      Remembrance, Hiram K. Brady

270      Remembrance, J. C. Forbes

 

Volume III:  June 21, 1898 – December 7, 1909

1          List of Memorandum Papers and Records, March 21, 1916

2          Remembrance, W. B. Jones

4          Request to lay Cornerstone, LaGrange First Methodist Church, July19, 1898

15        Remembrance, M. J. Hunter

33        Remembrance, Col. W. B. Jones

35        Remembrance, Andrew J. Boyd

39        Application of Tecumseh Tribe, Red Men to use Lodge

67        Burial of Frank Crenshaw

97        Mention of death of E. Callaway

128      Burial of Joe H. Cleaveland

141      Request to lay Cornerstone of LaGrange High School, June 6, 1903

168      Laying of Cornerstone of Troup County Courthouse, June 30, 1904

306      Membership, 1909

 

Volume IV:  December 21, 1909 – December 30, 1919

13        Remembrance, Larkin G. Cleaveland

41        Remembrance, B. Handley

58        Remembrance, J. T. Rutledge

67        Remembrance, Luther Rakestraw

68        Resolutions of Sympathy to Brothers Sam and Morris Goldstein on Death of their Mother in Russia

105      Remembrance, John O. Smith

118      Resolutions on the Death of the Wife of Brother J. E. Warlick

119      Remembrance, E. M. Henderson

120      Remembrance, Emanuel Ketzky

123      Resolutions by Union Lodge on Death of Wife of Brother John Banks

135      Roll of Dead, August 13, 1913-August 31, 1914

147      Remembrance, RufusW. Smith

172      Resolutions of Sympathy to Brother Duke Davis on Death of Mother

173      Remembrance, Thomas F. Cook

197      Roll of Dead, August 31, 1915-August 31, 1916


 

Volume V:  January 6, 1920 - December 17, 1929

Page

28        Remembrance, Henry Banks, Sr.

29        Letter to the Wife of E. B. Hendy on His Death

47        Letter to the Wife of J. R. Torbert on His Death

48        Remembrance, Henry Banks

98        Remembrance, W. W. Haygood

104      Remembrance, H. A. Carr

105      Remembrance, H. L. Dozier

122      Resolutions on Death of the Wife of Brother O. W. Brown

123      Remembrance, B. C. Ferrell

124      Resolutions on the Death of the Father of Brother G. B. Head

125      Resolutions on the Death of the Mother of Brother G. W. Evans

129      Remembrance, W. B. Hogg

145      Remembrance, Judge Francis Marion Longley

239      Remembrances: Rev. F. J. Dodd

                        F. C. Tigner

                        Charlie Griffin

                        J. H. Cleaveland on the death of his mother

                        Frank Ogletree

257      Remembrance, E. T. Poythress

263      Remembrance, Fuller E. Callaway, Sr.

            Remembrance, J. H. Brazil

280      Remembrance, T. W. Glass

286      Remembrance, Charles E. Market

                        J. B. Carr

                        H. F. Jarrell

291      Remembrance, James B. Ridley

                        Eugene Philpot

 

Book VI:  January 7, 1930 – October 1, 1940

NOTE:  Beginning with this volume, entries are referred to by month and date rather than           by page number.

 

1930

Feb 4  Remembrance, Dr. Albert Bell Vaughn

Aug 5  Remembrance, Charles L. Dix

 

1931

Jan 9    Remembrance, Anderson C. Towns

Feb17  Remembrance, Sam B. Neely

Oct 6   To the Relatives of J. O. Perry

Jan 17  To the Family of James M. Curtis


 

1932   

Apr 19Remembrance, F. M. Orr

                        J. T. King

                        S. D. Conner

                        W. R. Walker

                        Albert Lehman

May 9  Remembrance, O. A. Mann

Oct 12Remembrance, Sam Goldstein

 

1935   

Feb 19Remembrance of R. R. Cone

                        Eldon S. Longley

                        J. P. Bennett

                        Family of M. R. Owensby

                        John H. Cleaveland

                        J. D. Waller

                        W. B. Martin

                        Marvin U. Mooty

                        H. W. Carlisle

                        Jarrell R. Dunson

                        Howard P. Park

Jun 10Remembrance, Henry C. Butler

 

1936

Oct 20             Remembrance, W. W. Rutland

Feb 15Remembrance, Clifford L. Smith

 

1937

Mar 2 Remembrance, J. W. Short

                        Max Grablowsky

                        W. L. Cleaveland

                        A. A. Brazil

 

1938   

Aug 23 Remembrance, H. D. Venable

           

1939

Feb 21Remembrance, Frank C. Tigner

                        Dave Yalovitz

                        Robert J. Guinn, Sr.

Feb 22Laying of cornerstone of Troup County Court House, Ridley Avenue

            Contents of cornerstone

Feb 5   Remembrance, W. A. Harris

                        Oscar H. Horn

                        George W. Smith

                        Charles P. Borders

1940

Jan 2    Resolution on Recovery of George E. Billinghurst from illness, dated 12-20-38

Apr16  Remembrance, Z. T. Gorham

                        Philip Augustine

 

Volume VII:  October 15, 1940 – August 22, 1945

 

1940

Feb17  Remembrance, H. R. Lipham

           

1941

Feb 4   Remembrance, F. F. Rowe

Mar 4  Remembrance, Warren Randall

Apr 15 Remembrance, J. A. Stone

May 20 Remembrance, Albert Lehmann, Jr.

Aug19Remembrance, Robert S. Woodham

Jan.18  Remembrance, A. C. Fuller

 

1943   

Sep7    Remembrance, W. A. Sprayberry

Jan16   Remembrance, M. M. Maxwell

 

1944

Jan18   Remembrance, Henry R. Slack

Jun 30Remembrance, W. M. Lawrence

Aug 27 Remembrance, Ernest Lester Gray

Aug 30            Remembrance, W. O. Burke

Jan 21  Remembrance, Arthur D. Harris

 

1945

Apr 23Remembrance, John Amos Bennett

Jun 2   Remembrance, Walter P. Hicks

Aug 22            Remembrance, W. Abb Smith

 

Volume VIII:  September 4, 1945 – April 19, 1949

 

1947

Jul 9    Remembrance, C. W. Sutherlin

Oct 21Remembrance, John R. Sorgee


 

1948

Apr.6   New By-Laws

Jun 15Remembrance, Joe Delancey

Jul 20  Remembrance, C. L. Collum

                        A. W. McCoy

Aug 17            Remembrance, B. C. Gordy

Jan 16  Remembrance, Clarence H. Day, Jr.

                        James Walter Harris

1949

Mar15 Remembrance, Thomas L. Rhodes

 

Volume IX:  May 3, 1949 – December 16, 1952

 

Jul 5    Remembrance, Thomas W. Godfrey

            Joe B. Davis

Jul1     Remembrance, Oscar L. Hobby

Feb19  Remembrance, Harry W. Callaway

 

1952

Apr 30Remembrance, John H. Stodghill

                        Albert Grover Pope

                        R. H. Pfankuche

 

Volume X:  January 6, 1953 – November 6, 1956

 

1953

Jan17   Remembrance, Robert B. Priddy

 

1954

Jul 20  Remembrance, Clarence G. Higginbotham

Jan16   Remembrance, Henry Wesley Caldwell

 

1956

Feb 6   Remembrance, Raymond Oscar Muse

 

 

TRACINGS

LaGrange Female College

LaGrange:  Fraternal Organizations

Troup County Courthouse