22 December 2015

On This Day: Christiana installs Masonic officers


When you grow up in a small town, there are some names that just stand out throughout the generations. On This Day in 1882 the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer published a short piece on the installation of officers at Masonic Lodge, No. 417, in Christiana. Many are names that still are associated with the town.


D.D.G. M. Breneman installed the new officers. Those installed were: Worshipful Master Thomas J. Marsh; Senior Warden Thomas R. Hirst; Junior Warden H.H. Hamilton; Treasurer Samuel Slokom; and Secretary Edwin Carret.



Members and visitors were treated afterward to a banquet by J. Hershberger, of the Christiana Hotel.




The Christiana Lodge, No 417 continues to meet and serve the community today. The Lodge is located at Slokom Avenue and Green Street in the Borough. Christiana is located in Lancaster County, bordering Chester County.



Sources

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 22 December 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.







On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.