RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 30, 2016



KINSEARCHING

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Marleta Childs
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     This week we conclude the list of the names of members of the Royal Arch Masons chapter in Athens, Texas, for the years 1878-1879. The data can be found on page 94 of TRANSACTIONS OF THE M. E. GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF TEXAS AT ITS THIRTIETH ANNUAL CONVOCATION HELD AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE, IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON, ON THURSDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, A. D. 1879, A. I. 2409, AT THREE O’CLOCK P. M., which was published in Houston by W. H. Coyle, Printer and Lithographer, in 1880. (In the title, the M and E are each followed by three dots, representing the Triple Tau emblem of the organization. However, for simplicity, a period is used in this column.)

     Royal Arch Masons:

MABRAY, D. M.

McMANUS, Joab

MILLER, Jacob

MURCHISON, T. F.

PELHAM, T. E.

PICKENS, J. M.

REYNOLDS, J. H.

RICE, A. T.

RICHARDSON, J. E.

ROYALL, J. D.

SCOTT, C. T.

SCOTT, Oliver

STIRMAN, W. B.

TANNEHILL, A. S.

THORNTON, Wiley

TINKLE, J. W.

WALKER, W. D.

WILSON, J. R. C.

     Dimitted:

MOORE, L. W.

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     The small pamphlet, CONSTITUTION OF THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL OF SOLOMON’S REFORMED CHURCH OF MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA, was published in 1908. Consisting of eleven pages, the 3 ½ x 5 inch booklet provides the articles (by-laws) that were voted on, after a two weeks’ notice, by a church committee. Listed on page 11, the members of the committee were

Rev. Simon SIPPLE,

Hon. W. N. DECKER,

George F. KERCHNER,

Mrs. Elizabeth G. WALBERT,

and

Miss Katie J. FAUST.

     The constitution was ratified at a special meeting of the Consistory of Solomon’s Reformed Congregation on 2 February 1908. As president of the committee, Rev. Simon SIPPLE signed the document and John F. WIEDER, in his position of secretary, attested to the acceptance.

Solomon's Reformed Church By-laws

     A copy of the pamphlet is available at the Macungie Historical Society in Macungie, Pennsylvania. 

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