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THE FIRST 100 YEARS

OF

SACRAMENTO LODGE No.40

 

 

 

 

 

Pages 33-34

 

 

FIFTY YEAR GOLD BUTTONS

 

 

                  At the 79th annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Masons in California, opened at the City of San Francisco Tuesday, Oct. 9, 1928 and terminating Friday, Oct. 12, 1928, it was recommended by Grand Master Will H. FISCHER that the Grand Secretary be authorized and directed to prepare a design for and to strike off a sufficient number of buttons, made from the pure gold of California's hills, and forward to each Lodge within the jurisdiction, one of the buttons for each fifty year old Mason on the roll; that the Committee on Ritual be authorized and directed to supply the Masters of Lodges with a brief ritual or form of ceremony in order that each of the veteran Masons might be impressively presented with a lasting evidence of the esteem of the Grand Lodge of California and the love and affection of his brethren.

                 The recommendation of the Grand Master was adopted and by resolution of Grand Lodge the privilege of receiving the token was limited to those who had been members of Lodges within our jurisdiction for fifty years.

                 At the 80th annual communication of Grand Lodge held from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 1929, the privilege of wearing the fifty year token was extended to members of Lodges in our jurisdiction who have been Master Masons in good standing for fifty years or more.

 

MEMBERS OF SACRAMENTO LODGE NO. 40 WHO

HAVE RECEIVED THE 50-YEAR GOLD BUTTON

 

NAME                                                       Date Raised                                     Date Received

 

George PHILLIPS                                    2/25/1876                                                 4/24/1929

John George MILLER                              6/13/1879                                                 6/21/1929

Joseph BURDICK                                    2/11/1873                                                          1930

William Durant KNIGHTS                        5/25/1880                                                 5/22/1931

George DUNN                                          3/11/1872                                                12/26/1931

Richard VAUGHN                                  12/28/1881                                               12/26/1931

Duncan GRANT                                       1/2/1878                                                    2/26/1932

Louis Martin SCHWOERER                   5/15/1883                                                 9/29/1933

Prentis Cobb HALE                                1/25/1882                                                 11/24/1933

Edwin Carmi HOPKINS Sr.                    5/30/1884                                                 6/12/1934

Charles Henry WIXSON                         12/30/1886                                          4/2/1937

Marshall HALE Jr.                                    6/8/1888                                                  11/18/1938

Adam ANDREW                                     11/30/1888                                              12/22/1938

Robert Dryden FINNIE                                      1886                                                2/17/1939

Alexander KYLE                                       9/7/1888                                                   3/3/1939

Anthony Byrd HUMPHREY                     10/9/1886                                                 10/9/1939

Reuben Brooks HALE                            10/30/1891                                               11/7/1941

Duncan McLEAN                                      2/14/1894                                                         1944

Edmund Mansfield ATKINSON               7/25/1896                                                10/4/1946

William Edward KLEINSORGE             10/15/1896                                               11/1/1946

Harry Montfort CARROLL                       12/18/1896                                               1/3/1947

Charles Lourin BRAGG                           9/28/1899                                                 6/19/1948

Charles William ILGNER                        10/21/1898                                               11/5/1848

James Wesley Howard                            3/13/1899                                                 5/6/1949

Clarence T. GEORGE                              9/9/1899                                                  10/7/1949

William John ARGALL                            12/17/1901                                               2/15/1952

George Albert HOLMES Sr.                   2/20/1902                                                 3/7/1952

Herman Bowman WEAVER                   2/28/1902                                                 3/7/1952

George Nesbitt COOK Sr.                      5/30/1903                                                 6/5/1953

Austin Daniel WILLIAMS                         6/26/1903                                                 7/3/1953

 

 

                   NOTE: On August 21, 1907 Bro. Hiram COOK was presented with a beautiful cane appropriately engraved as a memento of his being a member of Sacramento Lodge No. 40 for 50 years. William Domer SHONEFELT was raised by Mountain Lodge No. 281 F. & A. M, Altoona, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1884, affiliated with Sacramento Lodge No. 40 May 4, 1894; died March 30, 1942; a Master Mason for nearly 58 years but there is no record of his receiving a 50-year button.

 

 

 


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