Our Beginning

Our Beginning – 1875

Most Worshipful Grand Master T. R. Bonner said: “I have issued 13 dispensations for new lodges, as follows: etc.” Among them we find listed Johnson Station, Tarrant County. (Grand Lodge proceedings, 1875, page 13.)

“As to Johnson Station Lodge, we have carefully examined the returns and minutes, and find them correct, and neatly gotten up, and we congratulate the lodge in commanding the services of so efficient a secretary, and having satisfactory evidence that said lodge owns a suitable hall, we recommend that a charter be issued upon the payment of the usual fees.”

(signed): W. A. Routh, T. J. Ponton, Wm. H. Crank, J. C. Buchanan, S. W. Briggs, committee

Grand Lodge proceedings, 1875, page 56. Report of committee No. 2 on returns of lodges, U.D.

June 5th, cash from Johnson Station, No. 438 – $25.00

June 5th, cash from Johnson Station, No. 438 – $ 39.65

June 5th, cash from Johnson Station, No. 438 – $ 4.65

Total – $69.30

Grand Lodge proceedings, 1875, page 111, George H. Bringhurst, Grand Secretary

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First Lodge

 

The first meeting was held in Johnson station Lodge room Saturday, July 20, 1875. The last meeting was held in the Johnson Station Lodge room on July 25, 1885. According to the lodge minutes, the first Masonic lodge meeting in Arlington was held in the Lodge room on September 19, 1885.

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