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BRIEF HISTORY
CONSTITUTION AND STATUTES






masonic Ueteran JSssociation



IF THE



WITH THE



OF OFFICERS



AND THE

ENTIRE ROLL OF"

FRO

DECEMBER 27, J878, TO JANUARY J, 190 \






3Y

:G, EDWIN ALLEN SHERMAN, 33 t G,

(Past National Presider, M. V. U. S. A.)
RIGHT VENERABLE GRAND SECRETARY

EDITOR OF "FIFTY YEARS OF M..SONFY IN CALIFORNIA

FOR THE USE OP MEMBERS ONLY











Carrulh & Carruth, fr-inters, Oakland




W. BRO. HENRY FAIRFAX WILLIAMS, P. M.
MOST VENERABLE GRAND PRESIDENT, 1899, 1900, 1901.

of the Founders of the Masonic Veteran Association of the Pacific Coast.

Born March 2, 1828, in Dumfries, Prince William County, Va. He came to California at the
same time, on the steamship California that brought the Charter of California Lodge No. I, F.
and A. M., when she first arrived on Feb. 28, 1849, the first steam vessel to enter the Golden Gate,
' (and of which the Chief Engineer, our late Bro. M. W. Charles M. Radcliffe, became the Fourth
Grand Master of Masons of California in 1853.) w - Bro - Henry F. Williams was the first
petitioner for the Degrees of Masonry in California in California Lodge No. T, on Dec. 7, 1849 and
elected Dec. 20, 1849. He fitted up the hall and made the furniture of that Lodge and furnished
the Bible upon which his vows were taken. He became a Charter Member of San Jose Lodge No.
10, F. and A. M., Nov. 27, 1850. He afterwards became Worshipful Master in 1858-9 and a Life
Member of California Lodge No. i, but withdrew to organize South San Francisco Lodge No.
212, F. and A. M. of which he was appointed, elected and served as Worshipful Master in 1870-
1-2 and is a Life Member. A good and true Brother Mason, a good citizen, an honored Brother
California Pioneer of 1849 an( i tlie beloved husband and father of wife and ten children of which
lie may well feel a justifiable pride, surrounded by his olive branches.




EDWIN ALLEN SHERMAN, 33.
RIGHT VENERABLE GRAND SECRETARY (22 YEARS) 1878-1901.

Founder of the Masonic Veteran Association of the Pacific Coast.

Founder of the Masonic Veteran Association of the United States, 1889.

Past National President of the same 1892-3-4-5.

Hon. Inspector General 33 and Grand Cross of the Sup. Con,, S. J., U. S. A.

First Grand Registrar and Past Grand Minister of State of the Grand Consistory of California.

First Eminent Commander of De Molay Council of Kadosh No. 2, Oakland, Cal.

Past Wise Master Gethsemane Chapter No. 2 of Rose Croix No. 2, Oakland, Cal.

Charter Member and Past Orator of Oakland Lodge of Perfection No. 2, Oakland, Cal.

Past Thrice 111. Master of Oakland Council No. 12, R. and S. M., Oakland, Cal.

Life Member of Oakland Chapter No. 36, R A. M., Oakland, Cal.

Life Member of Oakland Lodge No. 188, F. and A. M., Oakland, Cal.

Editor of Fifty Years of Masonry in California and author of other works.

First Local Reporter of Chicago Journal, 1844.

Veteran of the Mexican War, 1846 8, California Pioneer of May 24, 1849.

Born August 25, 1829, in Brockton. Plymouth County, Mass. Initiated and Passed June ist,
and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason June 6, 1854, in Columbian Lodge, F. and A.
M., Boston, Mass.



THE PIONEERS OF MASON^Y\ON; i



COAST






W. BRO. JOSEPH HULL, P. M.

The First Master of a Masonic Lodge on the Pacific
Coast. Multnomah Lodge No. i, A. F. and A. M. was
opened by him on Sept. n, 1848, at Oregon City, Oregon.
Grand Honorary Member of the Masonic Vett ran Asso-
ciation of the Pacific Coast. (Deceased.)



M. W. CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR, 33
P G. M. Past Right Venerable Grand Vice President
for Oregon, of the Masonic Veteran Association of the
Pacific Coast. The first Mason initiated, passed and
raised on the Pacific Coast, on Sept. n, 1848, in Mult-
nomah Lodge No. i, at Oregon City, Oregon, by W.
Bro. Joseph Hull, W. M. (Deceased.)



The little Old Hair Covered
Trunk, now bald headed, that the
Charter of Multnomah Lodge No.
i. A. F. and A. M , was brought
in across the plains and moun-
tains from Missouri to Oregon
City, Or , arriving there on Sept.
n, 1848. The hair is gone, its




tacks are bright, but this old
trunk it brought the Light. 'Tis
useful still, though the Charter
burned, yet the Lodge still lives
and wages earned, by the Crafts-
men at Willamette Falls obedient
to the Master's Calls [Here
Salmon begat Booz.]











BRO. ORRIN KELLOGG

Who with his son, Bro. Joseph Kellogg, brought the
Charter of Multnomah Lodge No. i, A. F. and A. M.,
and delivered it to W. Bro. Joseph Hull. VV. M., at
Oregon City, Oregon, on Sept. n, 1848. (Deceased.)



BRO. JOSEPH KELLOGG, 32

Past Right Venerable Vice-President of the Masonic
Veteran A-sociation of the Pacific Coast and of the Ma-
sonic Veteran Association of the United States He
made the little hair trunk that contained the Charter of
Multnomah Lodge No. i, F. and A. M., ani accom-
panied his father with it to Oregon City. He was after-
wards Treasurer and for many years a member of that
Lodge. He is now a member of Portland Lodge Xo. 55,
at Portland, Oregon. A jewel of the Craft.





BRO. JAMES FRAZIER REED

The First duly authenticated Mason to arrive in Cali-
fornia. He was one of the Donner Party and crossed
the plains and the Sierra Nevada, arriving in California
Oct. 23, 1846. He belonged to Springfield Lodge No, 4,
F. and A. M., at Springfield, 111. He served in the same
Company with Abraham Lincoln in the Black Hawk
War. He served in the Mexican War in California in
1845-7 under Capt. Weber. (Deceased.)



COL. JONATHAN DRAKE STEVENSON

The First M. W. Grand Master of Masons of California,
April 19, 1850. The second duly authenticated Mason
to arrive in California and the First Past Master. He
arrived in San Francisco March 6, 1847, in command ol
the First Regiment of New York Yoluuteei s, during the
Mexican War. (Deceased.)




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BRO. JOHN MILLER WILSON, 32

Of Omaha, Nebraska. Honorary Member Nov. 18, 1900.
This Brother, when but a little more than 21 years old,
set the boilers and attached the steam pipes to the
machinery of the Steamship California and the Oregon,
the first steam vessels to enter the Golden Gate. The
California brought the Charter of California Lodge No.
i, arriving Feb. 28, 1849, on which our M. V. Grand
President Henry F. Williams was a passenger.



BRO. ALEXANDER P. MURGOTTEN

Of San Jose Lodge No. 10, F. and A. M., California.
Honorary Member July 7, 1896. The ardent, energetic,
public spirited and indefatigable Publisher and Editor
of the Pioneer, a compendium, history and biographical
record of the Pioneers of California, including many of
our distinguished Veteran Masonic Brethren.



BRIEF HISTORY
CONSTITUTION AND STATUTES



OF THE



%ONIG VETERAN ASSOCIATION



OF THE

PACIFIC COAST



WITH THE



LIST OF OFFICERS

AND THE

ENTIRE ROLL OK MEMBERS

FROM THE BEGINNING,

DECEMBER 27, 1878, TO JANUARY J, J90J

^r

COMPILED BY

BRO, EDWIN ALLEN SHERMAN, 33, G. C

(Past National President M. V. U. S. A.)
RIGHT VENERABLE GRAND SECRETARY

ONE OF ITS FOUNDERS.

EDITOR OF "FIFTY YEARS OF MASONRY IN CALIFORNIA"

FOR THE USE OF MEMBERS ONLY
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This copy is issued to Bro. .... jb*^ jfevx^^

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an ..j^tntf*********..,, ...... Member




ASONIC VETERAN ASSOCIATION

OK THE RACIKIC COAST.



OFFICERS RE-ELECTED AND INSTALLED FOR THE 23D TERM, A. D. 1900-1901

M. V. GRAND TT^ESIDENT:
W. HENRY FAIRFAX WILLIAMS, P. M. (California Pioneer, 1849). ..of San Francisco, Cal.




T{. V. DEPUTY
. WILLIAM A. JANUARY, P. M. (California Pioneer, 1849) of San Jose, Cal.

R. V. GR^NT) I/ICE-PTtESITtENTS :
W. WM. S. LOWDEN, P.S.W. (Cal. Pioneer, 1849) ist Grand Vice-Pres... of Weaverville, Cal.
M. W. ED. M. PRESTON, P.G.M. (Cal., 1863), 2d Grand Vice-President..of Nevada City, Cal.

OTHER R. V. GRA&CD VICE-PRESIDENT S :

M. W. JACOB MAYER, 33, P. G. M of Portland, Oregon

W. ELMER D. OLMSTED, 33, P. M of Spokane, Washington

M. W. ALBERT LACKEY, P. G. M of Gold Hill, Nevada

" CORNELIUS HEDGES, 33, P. G. M of Helena, Montana

" JONAS W. BROWN, P. G. M of Boise City, Idaho

" LAWRENCE N. GREENLEAF, 33, P. G. M of Denver, Colorado

" FRANK M. FOOTE, 33, P. G. M of Evanston, Wyoming

" SAMUEL PAUL, P. G. M of Salt Lake City, Utah

" BENJAMIN TITUS, P. G. M of Clifton, Arizona

" CHARLES BOWMER, P. G. M of Lucero, New Mexico

W. HERBERT H. WILLIAMS, 33, P. M of Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands

W. JAMES L. COGSWELL, P. M. (pro tern.} (California Pioneer, 1849) of Sitka, Alaska

GEN. ROBERT HALL, 33, U. S. A of Manila, Philippines

M. W. ELI HARRISON, P. G. M of Victoria, British Columbia

M. W. PORFIRIO DIAZ, 33, P. G. M. (President) of City of Mexico, Mexico

W. E. J. KILDARE, P. M. (deceased) of City of Guatemala, Central America

" EDWIN A. SHERMAN, 33, R.V.Gr.Sec. (22 years) (Cal. Pioneer, 1849). ..of Oakland, Cal.
" JAS.'L. COGSWELL, P. M., R. V. Grand Treas. (Cal. Pioneer, 1849). ..of San Francisco, Cal.

" JOSEPH H. WYTHE, P. G. O., R. V. Grand Chaplain of Oakland, Cal.

M. W. HIRAM N. RUCKER, 30, P. G. M., R. V. Grand Orator of Oakland, Cal.

" LEWIS A. SPITZER, R. V. Grand Marshal of San Jose, Cal.

" J. T. APPERSON, P. M., R. V. Grand Standard Bearer of Oregon City, Oregon

HENRY S. LUBBOCK, Second Grand Standard Bearer of Alameda, Cal.

SAMUEL W. LEVY, 33, Third Grand Standard Bearer of San Francisco, Cal.

W. WILLIAM SUTTON, P. M. 1 Grand stewards _ ... / of Pacific Grove, Cal.

' GEORGE E. KENNEDY, P. M. J I of Livermore, Cal.

" CHARLES E. MITCHELL, P. J. G. W., Grand Pursuivant of Long Beach, Cal.

TREAT P. CLARK, 32, Grand Tyler of San Francisco, Cal.



R. W. GUSTAF WILSON, 32, P. S. G. W of Portland, Oregon

M. W. THOMAS M. REED, 33, P. G. M., Grand Secretary of Olympia, Wash.

V. W. CHAUNCEY N. NOTEWARE, Grand Secretary of Carson City, Nevada

" THEOPHILUS W. RANDALL, Grand Secretary of Boise City, Idaho

" CHRISTOPHER DIEHL, Grand Secretary of Salt Lake City, Utah

" EDWARD C. PARMELEE, Grand Secretary of Denver, Colorado

" WILLIAM L. KUYKENDALL, Grand Secretary of Saratoga, Wyoming

" ALPHEUS KEEN, Grand Secretary of Albuquerque, New Mexico

M. W. GEO. J. ROSKRUGE, 33, P. G. M., Grand Secretary ...of Tucson, Arizona

W. CLARENCE H. MONTGOMERIE Y AGRAMONTE, 33 of City of Mexico, Mexico

RICHARD LACKEY, 33 of Helena, Montana

WILLIAM O. ATWATER, 30 of Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands

FRED WEBBER, 33, Secretary General, S C of Washington City, D. C.

W. WILLIAM E. STEWART, P. M of Baltimore, Maryland

EDWIN B. SPINNEY of Boston, Mass.

JOHN H. BROWNELI* of Detroit, Michigan

V. W. RICHARD L/AMBERT, 33, Grand Secretary of New Orleans, Louisiana

STEPHEN D. KIRK, 18 *. of Charleston, S. C.

V. W. WALTER J. QUINLAN, Grand Secretary of Victoria, B. C.

PAST M. V. GT^A^D PRESIDENTS:

W. COLUMBUS WATERHOUSE, 33, P. M. (deceased) (California, 1850).
" SAMUEL SWIFT (California, 1852).
" JAMES M. MCDONALD, 32 (California, 1850).
" WASHINGTON AYER, 32 (deceased) (California Pioneer, 1849).

M. W. LEONIDAS E. PRATT, 33, P. G. M. (deceased) (California, ).

ROBERT H. LUCAS (California, ).

W.JAMES L. COGSWELL, P. M. (California Pioneer, 1849).
" WILLIAM S. MOSES, 32, P. M., K. G. C. (California, 1850).
" THOMAS G. LAMBERT, P. M. (California Pioneer, 1847).
M. W. GEORGE C. PERKINS, P. G. M. (California, 1855).
" HIRAM N. RUCKER, P. G. M. (California, 1852).
" HENRY S. ORME, P. G. M. (California, 1858).
W. WILLIAM S. PHELPS, P. M. (California, 1852).
" HENRY F. WILLIAMS, P. M. (California Pioneer, 1849).

The Twenty-third Annual Meeting will be held in the Commandery Hall,
Masonic Temple, San Francisco, Cal., Thursday Evening, Oct. 12, 1901.

The Officers and Members hereof will take due notice and govern them-
selves accordingly.

By order of

W. HENRY F. WILLIAMS, M. V. Grand President.
EDWIN A. SHERMAN, 33, R. V. Grand Secretary.



SUTTER'S FORT, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA










[From a sketch made by the Right Venerable Grand Secretary, Edwin A. Sherman, on his first
visit to it on June 2, 1849.]

Here was located in the fall of 1849 tne first Masonic and Odd Fellows Joint Relief Hospital
in California, and placed in charge of those noble Pioneer Brethren, Doctors John F. Morse and
J. D. B. Stillman, whose personal sacrifices have long since been rewarded in the "Celestial
Grand Lodge above where the Supreme Grand Master forever presides." Here came the first
authenticated Mason to cross the Sierra Nevada, Bro. James Frazier Reed, for relief of the
"Donner Party" and of his own family perishing of starvation, but where he and all of his
family were united after the living had been rescued. Here the noble band of Brethren of
Sacramento assessed themselves in the sum of over forty thousand dollars in 1849 and 1850 alone,
to assist the sick, the suffering and the dying, and when the cholera was sweeping the Sacra-
mento and San Joaquiu Valleys and our Brethren were perishing by that scourge which smote
mankind with the curse of death and they repeated the cry of distress continually, "Is there no
balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?" and receive the joyful answer, "Weep not, behold
the Lion of the Tribe of Judah hath prevailed," and "Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth" of
Masonry proved the strength of the "Mystic Tie."

Oh, "those days of old, those days of gold, those days of forty-nine,"
The brightest of all, that we recall, when Masonry did shine.
Oh grand old Fort, where sweet Charity held Court,
Though walled in adobe, yet she did enrobe thee
In the sheen of her glory, the mantle of the Craft.

E. A. S.



AND ORPHANS' HOME.



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THE CROWN OF OUR GLORY AND PRIDE OF THE CRAFT,

AT DECOTO, ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

Corner Stone laid by the M. W. Grand Lodge of F. and A. M. of California on Oct. 14, 1896, by
M. W. Edward Myers Preston, Grand Master, who labored seven long years as Chairman
of the Committee and of the Board of Trustees to attain this noble object.

It was dedicated by the M. W. Grand Lodge of F. and A. M. of California on Oct. 12, 1898,
by M. W. Thomas Flint, Jr., M. W. Grand Master. Its Corner Stone a Pressed Stone and its
Cap Stone a Flint, in commencing and completing this noble monument and landmark of Cali.
fornia Masons' charity. As it was in the beginning so it was in the dedication, that W. Bro. Jacob
Voorsanger, as Grand Orator, charmed and delighted the hearts of all the thousands of the Craft,
there assembled, their wives, daughters and sisters with his wonderful eloquence, and the
hundreds of Masonic Veterans that were there present rejoiced in the realization of their efforts
for nearly fifty long years of faith and hope. The Master Mason's trowel was plated with gold.
The Keystone of the Arch blazed forth with "I am that I am," like the search-light of the sun in
a clear day, while the Cross of Calvary of the Templars became a telegraph pole radiant with
electric fire, and the Double Headed Eagle singing and proclaiming Charity's watchwords,
Deus Meumque Jus God and my right.

At the laying of the Corner Stone Alameda Lodge No. 167, F. and A. M., with W. Bro.
Edwin Whipple as Master, acted the part of host as when David brought up the Ark of the House
of the Lord into the City of David, "And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole
multitude of Israel as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread and a good piece
of flesh and a flagon of wine." In this case coffee was substituted for the wine. Four P's have
supplied the Home with another P., for the five points, Preston, Pierce, Patton, Peabody and
Plenty. But it was found necessary to have some Aikins there in order to administer relief as
circumstances may require.



THE GRAND BANNER OF THE MASONIC VETERAN ASSOCIATION

OF THE PACIFIC COAST.





It was designed by Bro. Edwin A. Sherman, 33, the Right Venerable Grand Secretary. It is of blue silk
and was painted by W. Bro. James T. Gardner, Past Master of Live Oak Lodge No 61, F. and A. M , of Oakland,
Cal., a member of this Association. On the front are painted the portraits of W. Bro. Joseph Hull, the first Master
to open a Masonic Lodge on the Pacific Coast, Multnomah Lodge No. i, at Oregon City, Oregon, on Sept. n, 1848:
M. W. Jonathan D. Stevenson, the first Grand Master of California; M. W. Benjamin Jennings, the first Grand
Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of California, and the first Grand Master of Oregon; M. W. Christopher Taylor, 33,
the first to be initiated, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on the Pacific Coast by W. Bro.
Joseph Hull, on Sept. ir, 1848, the date of receiving the Charter and organizing Multnomah Lodge, and the
Twenty-Seventh Grand Master of Oregon; and also of W. Bro. Henry F. Williams, P. M., the first petitioner for
the degrees of Masonry, the oldest Mason made in California, the present Most Venerable Grand President of the
Masonic Veteran Association of the Pacific Coast. In the center is its Great Seal in gold, and between all the
words, "Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations, ask thy fathers and they will show
thee, thy elders, and they will teach thee " On the reverse is the title, and the States and Countries of its juris-
diction in Old English handsomely lettered in gold. The Grand Banner is heavily trimmed with the finest gold
bullion fringe and tassels. At the top of the staff a gilt eagle from whose beak is suspended a silver trowel and in
his dexter claw a silver compass, and in the left a silver square.

The Banner was made and trimmed (and her first effort in that line) by Mrs. Edwin A. Sherman, the wife ol
the R. V. Grand Secretary, as her contribution. It cost about $300.00 and the money was contributed by the
members throughout its broad jurisdiction.

It was duly consecrated with imposing ceremonies in California Lodge No i, F. and A. M., in the Masonic
Temple, in San Francisco, Cal., on August 20, 1891, in the presence of nearly seven hundred Master Masons. W.
Bro. Joseph Hull, P. M., M. W. Jonathan I>. Stevenson, P. G. M., and W. Bro. Henry F. Williams, P. M., and our
present M. V. Grand President were crowned with laurel wreaths under it at that time.

It was taken by the R. V. Grand Secretary, who was accompanied by W. Bro. Joseph Hull, to Dayton, Oiegon
and there, under it, in the home of W. Bro. Geo. K Detmering, the Master of Lafayette Ledge No. 3. on Sept. 9, 1891
M. W. Christopher Taylor, the first Mason made on the Pacific Coast, was under it also crowned with laurel by W.
Bro. Hull, who had initiated, passed and raised him to the Sublime Degree ot Master Mason forty three years be-
fore at Oregon City and during all that time they had never met each other.

The Banner was next displayed in the Hall of Lafayette Lodge No. 3, at Lafayette, Oregon, and in Multnomah
Lodge No. i, at Oregon City, on the Forty-third Anniversary of its Organization, Sept. ir, 1891, when there was a
very large attendance. There were present Bro. Joseph Hull, its first Master; Bro. Wm. B. Daugherty, its first
Senior Warden; Bro. Peter G. Stewart, its first Senior Deacon; and Bro. Joseph Kellogg, who with his father,
Orrin Kellogg, had brought the Charter of that Lodge from Missouri across the plains in 1848. Bro. Joseph
Xellogg is still alive.

The Banner was next displayed in Harmony Lodge No. 12, at Portland, in the presence of a large number of
Grand Lodge Officers and Brethren who gave a cordial welcome to the Banner Party. It was then taken to Temple
Lodge No. 7, at Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River, and warmly greeted

After its return to California it was taken to Denver, Colorado, and displayed in the Temple during the
Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar and when the Masonic Veteran Association of the United States was in
session when the Right Venerable Grand Secretary thereof was elected National President under the Constitution
which he had drafted, by direction of that body when first convened at Washington City. D. C., in October, 1889, of
which he was one of the founders at that time and elected Vice-President for the Pacific Coast Division.

It has been displayed in public processions of the Grand Lodge of California, at the laying of corner stones
and dedication of the Masonic Home at Decoto. Alameda County, California.

The office of Grand Standard Bearer will always be filled by a member of Multnomah Lodge No. i, at Oregon
City, Oregon, where the first altar and fires of Masonry were erected and set aglow upon the Pacific Coast and
which will never cease to spread their light as long as the fiery orb of day shall burn in the heavens which shines
for all, upon land or sea, and from which the skilful navigator shall ever take his observations of it while persu-
ing the trackless paths of the rolling seas.



OFFICERS OF V TliK^MASdlsriC : VKl < KRAN ASSOCIATION OF THE

PACIFIC COAST




W. BRO. HENRY F. WILLIAMS, 32

P. M. Most Venerable Grand President, 1899, 1900-1.
The first petitioner for the Degrees of Masonry in Cali-
fornia, Dec. 7, 1849. The oldest Master Mason raised in
California and now living. Pioneer, Feb. 28, 1849.



W. WM. ALEX. JANUARY

P. M. and P. G. H. P. Right Venerable Deputy Grand
President, 1899, 1900 i. Ex. -State Treasurer and the
Pioneer Journalist of California. Arrived in California
in Oct., 1849 from across the plains and as a printer
worked in the office of the Argus at Colorna, where
Marshall first discovered the gold in January, 1848 and
his Masonic Brethren in January, 1855,3! Placerville, Cal.
Long may his head be erect and his flowing beard hang
perpendicular. Aaron might envy him if alive.








BRO. WM. SPENCER LOWDEN

P. S. W., P. H. D. First Right Venerable Grand Vice-
President, 1899. 1900-1. An early California Pioneer of
1849. The first Mason initiated, passed, and raised in
Tehama Lodge No. 3. F. and A. M. at Sacramento, Cal.,
on April 28, and May nth and 13th, 1850, immediately
after the organization of the Grand Lodge of California
on April 19, 1850.



M. W. EDWARD MYERS PRESTON

P. G. M. (1895.) Second Right Venerable Grand Vice-
President, 1899, IQOO-I. Arrived in California June 6,
1863, via. Panama. Ex-State Senator. The Father and
Founder of the Preston School of Industry at lone, Cali-
fornia, and of the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home
at Decoto, Cal. The pillars of his glory and of his fel-
low citizens and our fraternal Masonic Veteran's pride.




M. W. JACOB MAYER, 33

P. G. M. (iSSS), Right Venerable Grand Vice-President
for Oregon (1893, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 1900. i)

"And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with
me and keep me in this way that I go, and will give me
bread to eat and raiment to put on, so that I come
again to my father's house in peace, then shall the Lord
be my God; and this stone which I have set up for a
pillar shall be God's house; and of all that thou shall
=hall give me, I surely will give the tenth unto thee."

Bro. Jacob Mayer has done this and more to his Ma-
sonic Brethren and to his fellow men. He is a California
Pioneer of April, 1850. In 1857 he removed to Portland,
Oregon.




W. ELMER DEVANDO OLMSTED, 33

P. M., Right Venerable Grand Vice-President for the
State of Washington (1895, 6. 7, 8, 9, 1900, i), P. M. of the
Kadosh of the Consistory at Spokane, etc.

He went to Spokane to be her principal physician in
1887, and she has ever sincr retained him as'her Chief
Public Servant instead of any other Olmsted and given
him a homestead.



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M. W. LAWRENCE GREENLEAF. 33

P. G. M. (iSSo). Right Venerable Grand Vice-President
for Colorado (1889, 1890, i, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 8, 9, 1930, i).

Came to Denver, Colorado, May 24, 1860. The Pioneer
Poet of the Rockies. Publisher of the Square and Com-
pass. Past Grand Commander of Knights Templar.
Special Deputy of HENRY M. TELLER 33 P. G. M.,
Active Inspector General for Colorado, the Centennial
State.

May this Greenleaf never wither nor the sap of its
life become thin.



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M. W. ALBERT LACKEY

P. G. M. (1897, 8). Right Venerable Grand Vice-Presi-
dent for the State of Nevada (1895, 6, 7,8, 9, 1900, i).

He located at Gold Hill, Nevada, in 1860, soon after
the discovery of the Comstock Lode. As Past Master of
his Lodge and Past Grand Master, High Priest and
Grand High Priest of the "Silver State," he has main-
tained the high character of his position that would
have done honor to King Solomon, after whom Mt.
Davidson is named.




M. W. CHARLES BOWMER

P. G. M. (1894), Right Venerable Grand Vice- President
for New Mexico (1894, 5, 6, 7, 8 9, 1900, i), located at
lyucero, New Mexico (1885). A brave pionter, patriot,


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