Birth of the Triangular Meets

Birth of the Triangular Meets Providence ~ Hyde Park ~ Attleboro Councils 1931-32  ~  2015-2016  V.I. Markeith E. Host ~ Attleboro Council R & S. M. M. To appreciate the significance of this Masonic event we must return to its roots and examine the environment of...

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The Cryptic Friendship Gavel

The Cryptic Friendship Gavel The What Cheer Trestle-board Providence, R.I. - February 1930 What today is known as the "Annual Triangular Meet" between the Councils of Attleboro, Providence and Hyde Park began at Providence on November 13, 1931 under the title of...

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Attleboro York Rite Time Capsule

Attleboro York Rite Time Capsule   1797       June 14 Bristol Lodge A.F. & A.M. chartered at Norton. First Communication held on June 26, 1797 at the Norton Academy & Masonic Hall.   1812       January 23 Bristol Lodge A.F & A.M moves to...

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The Ancient Knight Templar Uniform

The Ancient Knight Templar Uniform The uniform of today is not our forefather’s uniform that was worn prior to the 1950’s. The early uniforms were copied after the dress naval uniforms of that earlier time period. Why our Grand Commanderies and Grand Encampments chose...

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The Chronological Order of York Rite Degrees and Orders

The Chronological Order of York Rite Degrees and Orders Initiation Entered Apprentice                                                                                                           Lodge Operative of Temple...

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A History of the Knight Templar Apron

A History of the Knight Templar Apron Ron Blaisdell ~ Knight Templar Magazine August 1989 While little has been written on the dress of the early Templars, prior to Thomas Smith Webb’s “Monitor” of 1797, there as been one suggestion as to the origin of the Templar...

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1980 – 1981 Officers

1980 - 1981 Officers Installation Held at Ezekiel Bates Lodge Installing Suite Master of Ceremonies - Worshipful Alden P. Manter Installing Master - Worshipful Lorne W. HIggins Installing Marshal - Worshipful Carl Holander Installing Chaplain - Worshipful George N....

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1979 – 1980 Officers

1979 - 1980 Officers Saturday, September 22nd 1979 Held at Ezekiel Bates Lodge Installing Suite Installing Master - Worshipful Lorne W. HIggins Installing Marshal - Worshipful Carl M. Holander Installing Chaplain - Worshipful George N. Fountas Installing Organist –...

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1978 – 1979 Officers

1978 - 1979 Officers Saturday, September 201st 1978 Held at Ezekiel Bates Lodge Installing Suite Installing Master - Worshipful Lorne W. HIggins Installing Marshal - Worshipful Carl Holander Installing Chaplain - Right Worshipful Donald T. Brown Installing Organist –...

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1977 – 1978 Officers

1976 – 1977 Officers Saturday, September 24th 1977 Held at Ezekiel Bates Lodge Installing Suite Installing Master – Worshipful Lorne W. Higgins Installing Marshal – Worshipful Carl M. Holander Installing Chaplain – Rev. Brother Paul Woodbury   Officers Installed...

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1976 – 1977 Officers

1976 – 1977 Officers Saturday, September 18th 1976 Held at Ezekiel Bates Lodge Installing Suite Installing Master – Worshipful George N. Fountas Installing Marshal – Worshipful Carl M. Holander Installing Chaplain – Worshipful Lorne W. Higgins   Officers...

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1975 – 1976 Officers

1975 - 1976 Officers Saturday, September 20th 1975 Held at Ezekiel Bates Lodge Installing Suite Installing Master - Right Worshipful Donald T. Brown Installing Marshal - Worshipful Carl Holander Installing Chaplain - Worshipful Lorne Higgins Installing Organist –...

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1930 – 1931 Officers

1930 - 1931 Officers Top Row Henry Novack, George Swanson, Frank Licher, Kenneth Woodward, Leroy Rogers,?, Maynard Worrall, Edwin (Ted) Thomas, Alfred Whittenmore Front Row Hutchinson, Ellsworth Field, Clifford Moore, Francis Manchester, Eugene Manchester, William...

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Marvin G. Tesler

Brother Marvin G. Tesler July 23rd 1926 - April 2nd 2010 The following Biography was prepared by Brother Marvin's daughter Pam Brother Marvin Gerald Tesler was born in Providence, RI in 1926, son of the late Harry and Evelyn “Nan” Tesler of Attleboro, MA. Brother...

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Everett S. Horton

Brother Everett S. Horton June 15th 1836 - June 3rd 1911 First Life member of Ezekiel Bates Lodge Here is an excellent article written by Rick Foster of the Sun Chronicle Everett Southworth Horton, of Attleborough, is descended from John Horton, who, with two...

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Fred E. Briggs

Brother Fred E. Briggs Mayor of Attleboro 1927-1930 Assisted in laying the cornerstone of the current Masonic Lodge Building Excerpt from the Sun Chronicle July 4th 2014 Briggs plunged into city politics in 1921, when he sought an at-large city council spot. He...

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1975-1976 Officers

1975-1976 Officers Election Held June 18th 1975 Masonic Temple - Attleboro, Massachusetts 26 Members Present 8 Visitors Worshipful Master - Karl L. Friedland Senior Warden - Richard D. Charmichael Junior Warden - Fredrick W. Hewes Secretary - Robert E. Baker Treasurer...

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1879 Officers

1879 Officers Election Held December 1st 1879 Masonic Hall Attleboro, Massachusetts Worshipful Master - Herbert N. Mason Senior Warden - Benjamin P. King Junior Warden - William J. Thompson Secretary - Thomas S. Nye Treasurer - Charles J. Cobb Installation...

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1878 Officers

1878 Officers Election Held December 2nd 1878 Masonic Hall Attleboro, Massachusetts Worshipful Master - Herbert N. Mason Senior Warden - Benjamin P. King Junior Warden - William J. Thompson Secretary - Thomas S. Nye Treasurer - Charles J. Cobb Installation Held...

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1877 Officers

1877 Officers Election Held December 3rd 1877 Masonic Hall Attleboro, Massachusetts Worshipful Master - Charles E. Bliss Senior Warden - Herber N. Mason Junior Warden - Benjamin P. King Secretary - Thomas S. Nye Treasurer - John Baxter Installation Held January 21st...

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1876 Officers

1876 Officers Election of Officer Held December 4th 1876 Masonic Hall Attleboro, Massachusetts Worshipful Master – Charles E. Bliss Senior Warden – Herbert N. Mason Junior Warden – Benjamin P. King Secretary – Eugene T. Pearce Treasurer – John Baxter Installation Held...

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1875 Officers

1875 Officers Election of Officer Held December 6th 1875 Masonic Hall Attleboro, Massachusetts Worshipful Master – Edwin L. Crandall Senior Warden – Charles E. Bliss Junior Warden – Herbert N. Mason Secretary – Eugene T. Pearce Treasurer – John Baxter Installation...

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1874 Officers

1874 Officers Election Held December 8th 1874 Masonic Hall Attleboro, Massachusetts Worshipful Master - Edwin L. Crandall Senior Warden - Charles E. Bliss Junior Warden - Herbert N. Mason Secretary - Edward A. Hammond Treasurer - John Baxter Installation Held December...

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1873 Officers

1873 Officers Monday December 1st 1873 Worshipful Master - George F. Bicknell Senior Warden - Edwin L. Crandall Junior Warden - Charles E. Bliss Treasurer - John Baxter Secretary - Eugene F. Pearce Senior Deacon - Herbert N. Mason Junior Deacon - W. Smith Senior...

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1872

1872 Officers December 2nd 1872 Holden Masonic Hall Attleboro, Ma Worshipful Master – Alfred R. Crosby Senior Warden – George F. Bicknell Junior Warden – Edwin L. Crandall Secretary – John M. Daggett Treasurer – James H. Sturdy Senior Deacon - Charles E. Bliss Junior...

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1871

1871 Officers Annual Election and Installation December 4th 1871 Worshipful Master - Alfred R. Crosby Senior Warden - George F. Bicknell Junior Warden - Edwin L. Crandall Secretary - John M. Daggett Treasurer - James H. Sturdy Senior Deacon - Charles E. Bliss Junior...

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1870 Officers

1870 Charter Officers Daniel H. Smith, Worshipful Master Alfred R. Crosby, Senior Warden George F. Bicknell, Junior Warden James H. Sturdy, Treasurer John M. Daggett, Secretary Charles E. Bliss, Chaplain John W. Luther, Marshal Edwin M. Crandall, Senior Deacon Edward...

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2015 – 2016

2015 - 2016 Officers Public Installation 2:00 pm Saturday October 3rd 2015 2015 Installation Program Installation Team: Kilwinning Club of Boston Color Guard: Overseas Lodge #40 Officers Installed Worshipful Master - Keith D. Gobin Senior Warden - David W. Thompson...

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1974 – 1975 Officers

1974 - 1975 Officers Public Installation 8:00 pm Saturday September 21, 1974 33 Members Present 37 Guests Installing Officers: Installing Master -  R.W. Donald T. Brown DDGM Installing Marshal - Carl M. Holander DDG Marshal Installing Chaplain - Lorne W. Higgins...

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1973 – 1974 Officers

1973 - 1974 Officers Public Installation 8:00 pm Saturday September 22, 1973 Attendance - 75 Installing Officers Installing Master - Donald T. Brown Installing Master - Carl M. Holander Installing Chaplain - Lorne W. Higgins Installing Organist - Robert Philips Jr....

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1972 – 1973 Officers

1972 - 1973 Officers Public Installation 8:00 pm Saturday September 30, 1972 56 Members Present 44 Guests Installing Suite Installing Master - Right Worshipful Hubert E. J. Berry Installing Marshal - Worshipful Lorne W. Higgins Installing Chaplain - Reverend Sinclair...

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Joseph L. Sweet

Joseph L. Sweet

Brother Joseph L. Sweet  7 Feb 1852, Mansfield Ma - 1932, Attleboro Ma Bro. Sweet was a partner from circa 1875 to 1930 with Robert Fitz Simmons and Edgar L. Hixon in Attleboro, Ma as R. F. SIMMONS Company, manufacturing jewelers. After taking upon the degrees of...

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Lloyd G. Balfour

Lloyd G. Balfour

Brother Lloyd G. Balfour January 6th 1887 - July 11th 1973 Joined Ezekiel Bates Lodge January 19th 1938 Brother Lloyd Garfield Balfour started his jewelry company Lloyd G. Balfour Company in 1913 with another brother of Ezekiel Bates George Nerney , in order to...

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Harold E. Sweet

Harold E. Sweet

Brother Harold E. Sweet   Brother Harold E. Sweet followed his father's footsteps and joined Ezekiel Bates Lodge. At 37 (1914) Harold was elected the first mayor of Attleboro. In private life, he was a businessman and served as general manager and treasurer of...

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Alfred R. Crosby

Right Worshipful Alfred R. Crosby Born August 31 1838 in Glover, Vermont R.W. Crosby. At the age of 23 he enlisted in M Company 1st New Hampshire Battery, to defend the Union in the War of the Rebellion. At the close of the war he moved to Attleboro and co-founded...

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Daniel H. Smith

Right Worshipful Daniel H. Smith Born January 4th 1835 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. At the age of 26 he was mustered in to service for Company H 26th Massachusetts to serve in the war of the Rebellion. On August 16th 1864 at the second battle of Deer Run, Virginia,...

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James H. Sturdy

James H. Sturdy

Brother James H Sturdy   September 26th 1823 - June 14th 1900   James H. Sturdy a jeweler by trade was one of Ezekiel Bates Lodge charter members. Bro. Sturdy also was the lodge's first Treasurer. In 1913 his estate was bequeathed to the city of Attleboro...

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