Quarterly Newsletter - MAY 2007
Person ‘N Lodge
Free Masonry in Person County
1982 the Roxboro paper, The Courier-Times, printed a Centennial edition.
JW Green, Past Master of Person #113, contributed an article detailing
the history of Free Masonry in Person County.
Here is an excerpt from Free Masonry In Person County”
Lodge U.D. A.F. & A.M.
in a Masonic Lodge in Person County began in early 1800 and on Dec. 18, 1816 a
dispensation for a lodge was granted by Grand Master John L. Tyler of the Grand
Lodge of North Carolina. However,
due to circumstance which are not known the dispensation was surrendered in
Creek Lodge U.D. A.F. &A. M.
Lodge received it’s dispensation from the Grand Master Francis M. Moye in
1895, but was never chartered, the dispensation being revoked in 1897.
Lodge No. 625 A.F. & A. M.
Lodge No. 625 was granted a charter on Jan 19, 1916 by Grand Master F.P. Hobgood
Jr. It was consolidated with Person
Lodge No. 113. On Jan. 8, 1925.
Lodge No. 113, A.F. & A. M.
charter was granted to Person Lodge No. 113 on Dec 7, 1847 by Grand Master
Phineas W. Farrning. Rev. B. M.
Williams, a prominent preacher in Person County, was elected Master of the
Lodge; Edwin G. Reade, a young
up-and-coming lawyer in Roxboro Mayor of Roxboro, and later to become the first
Justice of the State Supreme Court to serve in both the Confederate and United
States Congresses, was elected Senior Warden…..”
should be noted that Edwin G. Reade became Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of
North Carolina in 1865, one of 3 members of Person #113 to serve in that
position. It is Judge Reade’s
portrait which hangs next to the door to the meeting room in our Lodge.
Person #113 history will follow in future issues of this newsletter as our Lodge
will be celebrating it’s 160th birthday this year.
#113 supports the WWII Veterans of Person County
Rotary Club of Roxboro is soliciting donations for “A Ride of Honor—Honoring
the World War II Veterans in Person County, for their courage, their valor, and
their sacrifices during this war era by taking them to the World War II Memorial
in Washington DC” on May 9th, 2007. The
trip will be provided to Veterans at no cost to themselves.
Our Lodge donated $200 in honor those members of our Lodge who served in
May 22, 2007
June 26, 2007
July 24, 2007
Tommy Oakley David Root C. W. Boyette
Chuck Stewart Jerry Stewart Norman Boyette
Tobie Stone Derek Green Fred Fox
Clu Powel Andy Wooten Scott Specer
Malcolm Wooten Billy Horner
Raymond Wooten Donald Long
Masonic Groups in Person County
The Roxboro Shrine Club conducts it’s regular meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month.
The Order of the Eastern Star, Roxboro
Chapter #207, conducts it’s regular meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each
Questions or wish to contribute to Person ‘N Lodge? Contact Chuck Stewart at
9705 Gallop Lane, Bahama, NC 27503
and support your Lodge in 2007.