Elks Lodge #1128
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Grand Lodge - Order of Elks

Dates in the life of the Longview Elks Lodge No. 1128

April 18, 1908 - Lodge organization committee requested issuance of a dispensation to institute,
                        claiming Longview to have 6,500 population.

April 21, 1908 - Grand Lodge denied request, stating that Census of 1900 showed 3,591 which
                        did not meet statutory 5,000 minimum.

June, 1908 - Longview municipal census taken at expense of organization committee reports 5,062
                   population as of June 17, 1908 to Grand Lodge.

June 25, 1908 - Dispensation granted to institute by GER John K. Tener.

July 3, 1908 - Longview Lodge No. 1128 instituted with 42 Charter members by DDGER W.B.
                     Craddock's trip to Dallas on July 13-16, 1908 for Grand Lodge Session.

July 15, 1909 - Charter granted at Grand Lodge Session.

July 9, 1919 - Duplicate Charter granted at Grand Lodge Session.

March 1, 1926 - Lodge No. 1128 Charter revoked, unable to determine reason. At the time, many
                        Lodges were closed due to violations of the Prohibition Laws in force across the

June 30, 1947 - Lodge No. 1128 re-instituted

July 15, 1947 - Charter granted by Grand Lodge Session.

This information was found in the vertical files of the Genealogy Department of the Longview Public Library.

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