Tama Co. Chapter
Royal Arch Masons 1878-1890

Chapter #54 Doric - Tama City, Tama Co.

Charter granted 10/17/1870. No. of members yr. ending Sept. 1882: 58
No member report given for 1890 & the Chapter did not pay any dues to Chapter for 1889-1890.
Applegate, DD m-82
Appleton, R.W. Ex-78/m-82
Austin, R.E. m-82
Black, William H. Ex-78/m-82
Blair, G.P. m-82
Blair, George W. S-78
Blinn, L.B. m-82
Blodgett, A.J. m-82
Bowdle, J.A. Su Di-82
Bracken, J.L. m-82
Bradley, Stephen Ex-80/m-82
Bressler, D.W. Sc-82
Brice, Thomas Ex-78
Burge, James M. Su-78/reinstated-81/GMTV-82
Butler, P. m-82
Carmichael, H.F. RAC-82
Carmichael, L. m-82
Cart, S.M. Ad-82
Cleugh, G.H. Di-78
Crenshaw, B.F. m-82
Cronk, J.G. m-82
Cummings, Wm. GMSV-82
Day, Horace m-82
DeWitt, E. Su-80
Fife, Jno. m-82
Flint, C.A. Ex-78/m-82
Forker, Daniel m-82
Forker, Turner Ex-78/m-82
Free, A.J. m-82
Gault, B.F. Ex-81/m-82
Gilbert, W.H. GMFV-82
Glidden, D.S. Di-81
Goble, C.E. Ex-81/m-82
Goodell, G.V. m-82
Griffiths, E.M. m-82
Guernsey, A.W. HP;GCh HP-78/m-82
Harmon, E. m-82
Hartsell, Willis m-82
Hegardt, J.T. m-82
Hollen, J.H. m-82
Hollen, W.T. S Se-82
Homan, C. Di-81
Landi, J.D. CH-82
Lanson, Ishmael Ex-80
Larsen, J. m-82
Lefi, Max m-82
Leland, S.C. reinstated-81/m-82
Louthan, Bruce Di-80
Maxwell, G.E. Di-80
McAnulty, M. T-82
McClary, G.W. Di-78
McKenzie, W.L. m-82
McNulty, H. Ex-80
Merchant, Lewis Ex-78/Di Su-82
Mills, O.H. HP K-82
Morrison, James Di-78
Nelson, L.B. Su Di-82
Parker, W.P. Di-78
Ralphs, Chris. Ex-80/m-82 (Rolphs)
Samuels, David Di-78
Smith. J.H. Di-78
Smith, J.R. m-82
Smith, N.R. Ex-80
Smith, W.R. m-82
Soleman, H.S. Ex-81/m-82
Springer,J.N. m-82
Sterritt, A.H. m-82
Stevens, C.J. m-82
Sweat, G.W. m-82
Sweat, T.J. m-82
Terry, C.D. HP-80 82
Thompson, Jas.Jr. m-82
Thompson, A.S Di-78
Turner, H.S. m-82
VanDyke, O. m-82
Walgemutm, J.B. S-82
Ward, J.F. m-82
Warren, G.H. Di-80
Wheaton, A.J. Di-80
Willett, J. W. PS-82
Wolgemuth, J.B. Ad-80

C - Chaplain GT - Grand Treasurer
CH - Chaplain of the Host or Captain of the Host H - Herald
Co - Conductor HP - High Priest
DGHP - Deputy Grand High Priest K - King
G - Guard m - appears on the member rolls for indicated year
GC - Grand Chaplain Mc - Master of Ceremonies
GCH - Grand Chaplain of the Host OHP - Grand Council of the Order of High Priesthood for State of Iowa
GCh - Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa Pr - President
GG - Grand Guard PS - Principle Sojourner
GHP - Grand High Priest R - Recorder
GK - Grand King RAC - Royal Arch Captain
GMFV - Grand Master First Vail RSMD - received Royal & Select Masters degree in the indicated year
GMSV - Grand Master Second Vail S - Secretary
GMTV - Grand Master Third Vail Sc - Scribe
GPS - Grand Principle Sojourner Se - Sentinel
GRAC - Grand Royal Arch Captain Ss - Steward & Sentinel
GS - Grand Secretary T - Treasurer
GSc - Grand Scribe Vp - Vice president

Key to actions:
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)

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)

Key to notes in parenthesis:
- (name) a name in parenthesis is another spelling for the same
person found in the books. I probably didn't catch them all but
these are the ones I am very sure of. In many cases the surname
was spelled differently within the same reporting period and
sometimes on the same page.
- (memorial pic bio obit) the books contain one or more of these
additional items for the person indicated.

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 the IAGenWeb project
copyright 2003 Sharyl Ferrall