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Title - Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF&AM)

Source - Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at the Thirteenth Grand Annual Communication,
Held in the City of Oskaloosa on Tuesday, June 2D, A.D. 1856,
A.L. 5856; T.S. Parvin, Muscatine, Grand Secretary;
Printed by Raymond, Foote & Eystra, Faust Printing House, 1856.

Data extracted, abstracted & transcribed exclusively for IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall, copyright 2005

Disclaimer: - researchers should always consult original records for additional information or to verify the information in this data-base. I've made every attempt to transcribe accurately, but there may be errors.

No. 82, Homer Lodge
Homer, Webster Co. (became Hamilton Co. in 1856)
Stated Meetings: Monday on or before Full Moon
Grand Lodge Dues, $25.70
Dispensation granted Nov. 24, 1855
Chartered June 4th, 1856
Number of current members: 17

KelseyJoel G.1855-56 officer: WM; elected as 1856-57 officer (either Master or Warden); an original founder of Homer Lodge
WalkerFranklin1855-56 officer: SW; elected as 1856-57 officer (either Master or Warden); an original founder of Homer Lodge
KelseyJames1855-56 officer: JW; an original founder of Homer Lodge
CorbinHampson1855-56 officer: Treas
MeservyWilliam N.1855-56 officer: Sec
GregoryGeorge1855-56 officer: SD
Camp Clark1855-56 officer: JD
GainesAlfred1855-56 officer: Tyler
ButterworthHirammaster mason; elected as 1856-57 officer (either Master or Warden)
CallAsamaster mason
CarrellDavidmaster mason
DoudW.V.fellow craft
EckersonDavid A.master mason
FaughtJamesmaster mason
HaysJ.C.master mason
LiskH.H.fellow craft
PrimeN. master mason
RiceDavidmaster mason
RoysterWilliammaster mason


WM - worshipful master
GM - grand master
PGM - past grand master
DGM - deputy grand master
GSW - grand senior warden
GJW - grand junior warden
SW - senior warden
JW - junior warden
SD - senior deacon
JD - junior deacon
GT - grand treasurer
GS - grand secretary
Treas - treasurer
Sec - secretary
Tyler - - definition not given
non-affiliated - definition not given
U.D. - under dispensation


-Masonic lodges have three separate degrees or ceremonies: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason, given in that order.

-A lodge is a group of Masons, meeting in a specific location at regularly scheduled times. Many lodges meet in a building called the Masonic Hall. The state Grand Lodge grants charters (permissions) to the Subordinate Lodges within that state. The subordinate lodges then operate under the bylaws and regulations of the Grand Lodge.

-The officers of a lodge are the Worshipful Master (presiding officer), Senior and Junior Wardens, Treasurer, Secretary, Senior and Junior Deacons, Senior and Junior Stewards, and Tiler (Tyler). The first five officers are elected and installed annually; the WM appoints the other officers each year.

-The WM generally serves for one year and then is called a Past Master, although as a PM are equal in status to ordinary members.