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Masonic and Eastern Star Installation and Banquet
The Marshfield News, Dec. 28, 1899

The Masonic Hall at Marshfield was crowded to overflowing last evening with invited guests to witness the impressive ceremonies attending the joint installation of the new officers of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges…

The following Masonic officers were installed by Dr. H. A. LATHROP, Past Worthy Master:

Name Position
E. A. UPHAM Worshipful Master
E. E. AMES Senior Warden
H. P. RIGGS Junior Warden
F. B. WING Secretary
John F. COLE Treasurer
Charles MERTLE Senior Deacon
C. S. SHEERIN Junior Deacon
E. E. WINCH Steward

At the conclusion of the installation ceremonies Dr. Lathrop delivered an address on "The Masonic Order." He was followed by Worshipful Master E. A. UPHAM on "The Masonic Lodge of Marshfield." The words of both gentlemen were listened to with close attention and the auditors were given a clearer idea of the aims and objects of Masonry than they had previously possessed.

Then followed the installation of the recently elected officers of the Eastern Star lodge by Mrs. Harry FERGUSON:

Name Position
Mrs. C. S. SHEERIN Worthy Matron
E. E. AMESWorthy Patron
Mrs. J. H. WHITE Assistant Matron
Mrs. Al. MEFFERT Secretary
Mrs. Winnifred DeGROFF Treasurer
Miss Anna BAYLESS Conductor
Mrs. W. W. HOLLIPETER Assistant Conductor
Mrs. E. F. KELLEY Ada
Mrs. A. P. ADAMS Ruth
Miss Mabel BUDGEEsther
Miss Mattie ARMSTRONG Martha
Miss Addie BUDGE Electa
Mrs. E. A. UPHAM Chaplain
Mrs. P. A. WILLIAMS Warden
A. L. MEFFERT Sentinel
Mrs. E. E. AMES Marshall

Mrs. Ames closed with an interesting and instructive talk on the "Order of the Eastern Star." Various vocal selections were given by Misses Grace and Anna FERGUSON, Gertie WINCH, Ruby RIGGS, Florence GREGG and Mrs. A. L. MEFFERT.

The nearly one hundred assembled guests, Masons and Eastern Star repaired to the Hotel Blodgett members at the conclusion of the program where a banquet awaited them

Many thanks to Joan M Benner for transcribing these pages.
Her professional page can be seen at: Golden Rule Genealogy.


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