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Royal Arch Masons

Chapter #96

1878 - 1882



Chapter #96  Meribah, Greeley, Delaware Co.
Dispensation to organize granted 1/25/1882
Charter granted 9/13/1882
No. of members yr. ending Sept. 1882: 27
No. of members yr. ending Oct. 1890: 42

NAME MISC NOTES/ See Key at bottom of index
Armstrong, T.J. GMSV-82
Baker, Jerome K-82/RAC-90
Barr, W.D. m-90
Boardman, William m-90
Bungay, C.H. m-90
Campbell, T.B. Ex-82
Chase, J.D. Ex-82/m-90
Corell, H.A. Ex-82/GMFV-90
Coykendall, Ira Ex-90
Douglass, C.W. PS-90
Drybread, John   Ex-90
Drybread, John S. Sc-82,90
Edmonds, J.S. Ex-82/m-90
Farwell, B.E. m-90
Fleniken, J.C. Ex-90
Francis, Dave Ex-82/Se-90
Fowler, J.T. Ex-82/m-90
Grove, D.F. Ex,Se,S-82/Di-90
Hess, E.B. CH-90
Hoag, E.H. m-90
Hockaday, William Ex-82/m-90  (Hoekaday)
Holbert, A.B. m-90
Jenkins, J.M. HP,T,PS-82/HP-90
Jenkins, W.D. HP-82/m-90
Jones, R.J. Ex-82/K-90
Keith, P.W. m-90
Lawrence, C.S. m-90
Lewis, Samuel GMTV-82
Lillibridge, H.R. S,CH-82
Lindsay, Thomas m-90
Malven, D.S. RAC-82/m-90
Martendale, J.F. m-90
Matthews, J.M. m-90
Matthews, L. S-90
Matthews, T.G. m-90
Matthews, W.W. Ex-82/T-90
Newsome, W.W. Ex-82
Noble, Timothy RMFV-82/m-90
Odell, G.H. Ex-82/m-90
Odell, I.C. m-90
Odell, J.C. Ex-82
Odell, William Ex-82/GMSV-90
Oker, J.W. m-90
Potts, J.M. Ex-82
Rector, G.E. m-90
Schneider, L.A. Ex-82/m-90
Stringer, J.J. m-90
Strong, A.A. Ex,GCh,Sc-82
Strong, S.S. GMTV-90
Trewin, J.H. m-90
Way, N.W. Ex-82/m-90

Ad - admitted
D - died
Di - dimitted (left the lodge to join another or became non-affiliated)
Dr - dropped (dismissed)
Ex - exalted (raised to a higher degree)
Exp - expelled
Su - suspended (possibly for non-payment of dues or unmasonic-like conduct)
m - found on membership rolls for indicated year 18--

*Proxy - indicates he attended the Grand Chapter, annual convocation as a proxy (ex. GCh,HP*-78 This man attended the Grand chapter as a proxy High Priest in 1878)
C - Chaplain
CH - Chaplain of the Host or Captain of the Host
GC - Grand Chaplain
GCh - Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa
GMFV - Grand Master First Vail
GMSV - Grand Master Second Vail
GMTV - Grand Master Third Vail
HP - High Priest
K - King
PS - Principle Sojourner
R - Recorder
RAC - Royal Arch Captain
RSMD - received Royal & Select Masters degree in the indicated year
S - Secretary
Sc - Scribe
Se - Sentinel
Ss - Steward & Sentinel
T - Treasurer

Key to years:
78 - 1878 annual report (10/1/1877-9/30/1878)
79 - 1879 annual report (10/1/1878-9/30/1879)
80 - 1880 annual report (10/1/1879-9/30/1880)
81 - 1881 annual report (10/1/1880-9/30/1881)
82 - 1882 annual report (10/1/1881-9/30/1882)
90 - 1890 annual report (10/1/1889-9/30/1890)

~ Sources:
1. "Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, for the Years 1878 to 1882, Inclusive", Vol. IV, Original Edition; Muscatine, Iowa - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1883.
2. "Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, at its Thirty-Seventh Grand Annual Convocation", Convened at Cedar Rapids, Thursday October 9th, A.D. 1890, Original Edition; Des Moines - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1890.
~ Disclaimer: - researchers should always consult original records for additional information or to verify the information. I've made every attempt to transcribe accurately, but there may be errors.
~ Credit - compiled from original sources by Sharyl Ferrall for IAGenWeb. copyright 2003 Sharyl Ferrall, July 1, 2003