Trio Lodge No. 57
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Milan, Illinois

The Oldest Masonic Lodge in Rock Island County

 

Lodge Officers  2017 - 2018
 Worshipful Master  RWB Ronald Fullerlove
 Senior Warden  Sean Condon
 Junior Warden  Ian Farmer
 Treasurer  William Little
 Secretary  WB Kevin Farmer
 Chaplain  WB Richard Hockenberry
 Senior Deacon  WB Gary Morrison
 Junior Deacon  WB George Smith
 Senior Steward  Jason Rieff
 Junior Steward  Joseph Bedwell
 Marshal  RWB Reed McDaniel
 Tyler  WB Don Farmer

 

Meetings and Activities

September 07, 2017 (Thursday) - Stated Meeting & Annual Election of Officers - 7:00 PM

September 21, 2017 (Thursday) - Masonic Services for Brother Archie L. McKelvie at Wheelan-Pressly in Rock Island - 7:00 PM

October 05, 2017 (Thursday) - Stated Meeting & Installation of Officers - 7:00 PM

October 06 & 07, 2017 (Friday & Saturday) - Grand Lodge

October 20, 2017 (Friday) - Joint Past Master's Night with Eureka Lodge - 6:00 PM

 

*Note* Trio Lodge is now meeting at the Masonic Lodge Hall,  414 West 1st Avenue in Milan, Illinois.

 

 

Masonic Links Contact Information
Grand Lodge of Illinois
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Illinois
Scottish Rite, Valley of Moline
Illinois York Rite
Grottoes of North America
Eureka Lodge No. 69
Viola Lodge No. 577
Masonic Service Association
Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry
RWB Ronald Fullerlove, Master


WB Kevin Farmer, Secretary
 
309-593-2106
keystone@fingroup.us

563-349-9592
klfarmer@aol.com

 

Mailing Address
Trio Lodge No. 57
11317 - 6th Street
Milan, IL - 61264

 

Lodge History

"The first Masonic lodge in this vicinity was a dispensation granted by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois in 1847 to Cambridge Lodge at Cambridge, Illinois.  A charter was granted October 4, 1847 to Cambridge Lodge No. 49, meetings to be held at Cambridge and Rock Island alternately.  On January 26, 1848 in compliance with the unanimous request of Cambridge Lodge, a dispensation was granted to meet regularly at Rock Island.  The distance between Cambridge and Rock Island, being thirty miles, and by team, it was quite arduous and tiresome."

"Steps were taken May 18, 1848 to form a new lodge at Rock Island for Rock Island County.  When the name was considered, there was a diversity of opinion.  Among the names proposed were Mississippi, Rock Island, Barrett, Buford, Illinois and Larely; none commanding a majority.  Doctor James W. Brackett proposed the name of Trio in honor of Rock Island, Moline and Camden Mills (now Milan) and the name of Trio was adopted.  June 1, 1848 a dispensation was granted to Trio Lodge, Rock Island, Illinois and on October 3, 1848 was chartered as Trio Lodge No. 57.  Trio Lodge at its organization had seventeen members."

"May 3, 1855 Fort Armstrong Lodge No. 186 was organized by members from Trio Lodge, but on March 12, 1863 surrendered its charter and consolidated with Trio Lodge.  In June and July, 1870 twenty brethren withdrew from Trio Lodge to organize Rock Island Lodge No. 658."

Source: Historic Rock Island County
published by Kramer & Company,
Rock Island, Illinois, 1908

*On June 20, 2007, Rock Island Lodge No. 658 merged with Trio Lodge No. 57

 

Page updated September 08, 2017

 

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