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  1. Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 07:36:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: neville george johnstone
    E-mail:: engeejay@one.net.au
    Location:: st albans-3021 victoria, australia
    RQFC-topic: tracing my grandfather donald johnstone
    Message:: my father david johnstone lost contact with his father donald johnstone around 1914. it was believed that donald, who was a reporter for the statesman or calcutta mail, was also a grandmaster with the lodge at calcutta - hence my request.

  2. Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 07:36:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: neville george johnstone
    E-mail:: engeejay@one.net.au
    Location:: st albans-3021 victoria, australia
    RQFC-topic: tracing my grandfather donald johnstone
    Message:: my father david johnstone lost contact with his father donald johnstone around 1914. it was believed that donald, who was a reporter for the statesman or calcutta mail, was also a grandmaster with the lodge at calcutta - hence my request.

  3. Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 17:34:33 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gerald Leach, MM
    E-mail:: gleach@hot.rr.com
    Location:: Fort Hood, Tx, USA
    Lodge:: Killeen #1125
    Lodge Loc'n:: Killeen, TX
    RQFC-topic: George Washington's Masonic Life
    Message:: I am doing research for a 5-10 minute speech I have to give on the masonic life of George Washington. I am to present this during his birthday celebration at our lodge. If anyone has any factual information they think will be useful or know of somewhere I can find it, please help me out. I have a little but it is very vague and speculative, I want to add some substance.

  4. Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 08:40:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: lindsay potter
    E-mail:: lindsay@potter12.freeserve.com
    Location:: Scotland
    RQFC-topic: scottish connection with Rex Deus
    Message:: Scottish connection with Rex Deus.

  5. Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 15:58:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: William Robert Hughes
    E-mail:: decaptcommodore@aol.co
    Location:: Colorado Springs CO USA
    Lodge:: El Paso no. 13
    Lodge Loc'n:: Colorado Springs
    Office:: (pending)
    RQFC-topic: new mason
    Message:: I recently joined my local lodge recieving the EA on 29DEC2000. I am interested in research into the honorable craft. And communicating with other brothers (especialy brother from lodges named El Paso) or Sr. DeMolays.

  6. Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:26:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Hasmet Esen
    E-mail:: esen@ada.net.tr
    Location:: Ankara, Turkey
    Lodge:: Pusula (Compass)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ankara
    RQFC-topic: What should be the contribution of a mason to freemasonry
    Message:: This is my research subject for upgrading to Master Mason degree and I have very short time left to submit my essay. I would appreciate valuable comments from brothers around the world.

  7. Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:19:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: wright,terry
    E-mail:: tdwf150 @cs.com
    Location:: southbay,fl,usa
    Lodge:: sons of light
    Lodge Loc'n:: belle glade,fl
    RQFC-topic: prince hall masonary

  8. Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:21:25 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alex Barclay
    E-mail:: alexbarclay@mediaone.net
    Location:: Clovis, California, USA
    Lodge:: Lodge Brunei
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brunei
    RQFC-topic: Lodge Brunei
    Message:: Where are you now? - trying to trace members during period 1982 - 1990.

  9. Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 13:14:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: S. R. Sawyer
    E-mail:: ARSawyer@ipa.net
    Location:: Arkansas
    RQFC-topic: I'm researching the effect of Masons throughout American History.
    Message:: I am doing a research paper on Freemasons effect on American Society. My focus is not only there strict brotherhood and cultural heritage, but the fact that many important events have happened in which Masons played major roles, though they were not recognized by those who wrote out general history. Please send me any help you can, or refer me to other sources you may think is helpful. Thank you.

  10. Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 20:22:20 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: wright,terry
    E-mail:: tdwf150@cs.com
    Location:: south bay florida
    Lodge:: sons of light lodge#4
    Lodge Loc'n:: belle glade florida 33430
    Office:: sw 7th st belle glade florida
    RQFC-topic: information on prince hall masonry

  11. Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 14:58:03 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: MEVORAH Marcel
    E-mail:: royal@turk.net
    Location:: ýstanbul / TURKEY
    Lodge Loc'n:: ISTANBUL
    Office:: 2nd WARDEN

  12. Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 03:18:38 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David Swallow
    E-mail:: theswallows@mindspring.com
    Location:: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Lodge:: Nellis #46
    Lodge Loc'n:: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    RQFC-topic: George Washington and military lodges
    Message:: Does anyone have information on George Washington's use of Freemasonry during the Revolutionary War? Specifically, did he actually appoint certain brothers of the Craft to be his generals and call for the creation of military lodges as a way to boost morale?

  13. Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 13:20:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dezso Csupor
    E-mail:: sajt@me-mail.hu
    Location:: Hungar
    RQFC-topic: I am looking for lodges in Hungary.
    Message:: I am interested in freemasonry, so if is there anybody, who could tell me more about the lodges in Hungary, please, contact me!

  14. Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:32:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Susan Barrett Smith
    E-mail:: sbarrettsmith@yahoo.com
    Location:: New Orleans, LA (USA)
    RQFC-topic: J. T. Barrett, Perfect Union Lodge #1, New Orleans, LA
    Message:: My g-g grandfather, John Thurlow Barrett (1817-1887) once was Sr. Warden for Perfect Union Lodge No. 1, F.A.M., in New Orleans; he also was a member of Orient Grove No. 10, U.A.D.D., (Druids). He and a number of pre-WWII family members were buried at the Masonic Cemetery in N.O. I'm looking for any info. available about J.T. Barrett's history w/ the Masons, about the history of the lodge itself, and about the cemetery (when establ., etc.). Also, were the Nasons and Druids connected at all? At one time, there was a Masonic record center in N.O. that was open to the public, but apparently no more. I would appreciate any info. provided or sources to check.

  15. Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:02:56 -0500 (EST)
    E-mail:: usn738@worldnet.att.net
    Location:: Delray Beach, FL USA
    Lodge:: BOCA-DELRAY LODGE 171
    Lodge Loc'n:: Boca Raton, FL
    RQFC-topic: Masons in the military
    Message:: I have been requested to give a speech on Masons in the military. From the birth of this country until now. Is there any books that might have this information? Thank you, Leonard Raye

  16. Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 19:41:32 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: rich canfor
    E-mail:: richon357@aol.com
    Location:: hamilton ontario Canada
    Lodge:: acacia lodge A.F.& A.M.,No.61, G.R.C.
    Lodge Loc'n:: hamilton district B ontario Canada
    RQFC-topic: trying to find my deceased grandfathers lodge
    Message:: my grandfather,Percy Canfor died in Mar.1956 he was a member of The Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry Lodge No.3013. i would like to visit and pay my respects.

  17. Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 12:10:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Waldyr Villalba Moreno de Andrade Kopezky
    E-mail:: waldyr.kopezky@bol.com.br
    Location:: São Paulo, SP, Brasil
    Lodge:: ARLS Flor de Lis
    Lodge Loc'n:: Grande Loja Maçônica do Estado de São Paulo, in São Paulo, SP, Brasil
    RQFC-topic: All about ancient religions, and masonry in general

  18. Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 15:38:48 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Garry W. Owens
    E-mail:: garryowens@softek.net
    Location:: Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
    Lodge:: Lebanon #98
    Lodge Loc'n:: Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
    Office:: junior (most recent) Past Master (also KYCH)
    RQFC-topic: Proof of, and information on, Santa Ana's Masonic membership.
    Message:: I am very glad to have discovered this web page. The questions themselves are a great source of information about this fraternity. As am a member of most of the bodies referenced herein, I would welcome any direct correspondence with brethren (and "sistren," too.)

  19. Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 06:29:21 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Kris L. Voss
    E-mail:: kris.voss@arcormail.de
    Location:: Duesseldorf, Germany
    RQFC-topic: Masonic/anti-Masonic comics and popular songs
    Message:: Hello, I'm doing research for my dissertation on Masonic and anti-Masonic comics such as Jack T. Chicks' or the Big Book of Conspiracies, and on related popular songs (like "Shriners' Convention"). Can anyone help? Please reply only until May 2001. Thanks.

  20. Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 03:33:32 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: J Dillon
    E-mail:: knigi@aol.com
    RQFC-topic: Masonic stamp on bookbinding 1672
    Message:: I have before me an important early treatise on crystallography printed at London in 1672 and preserved in its original seventeenth-century English binding of dark-brown mottled sheep gilt, which is enhanced by an extraordinary early 'supralibros' (ownership stamp) gilt on the upper cover: a roman capital letter G within a Star of David (diameter 19 millimeters). I should be grateful for information about the history of the use of this device (symbol). Are other examples of this supralibros (stamp) known? If so, where? Is it stamp associated with any particular library? Is there anyone who is an expert on such things? I see, for example, that one writer says that this device was "introduced by Jewish lodges supplanting the earlier symbol of a circled serpent with the tail in the mouth". (T. Gunawardhana 1964) Is this true? When and where would that have been? Thank you.

  21. Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 13:14:28 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: faith nance
    E-mail:: ggnance1@home.com
    Location:: auburn, al, usa
    RQFC-topic: orphanage in ny
    Message:: i am looking for information about my father Wesley Minnerly and brother Joseph Minnerly, children who were residents of a Masonic home in upstate new york for several years while their widowed mother, Anna Minnerly, worked to support the family along with the older children in nyc or brooklyn. i would like to know the name of the home and if records are available.

  22. Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 08:16:15 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dago Fernández
    E-mail:: dago@supernet.com.py
    Location:: Asuncion, Paraguay
    Lodge:: Arandu 120
    Lodge Loc'n:: Asunción
    Office:: Facundo Machain 6682 & Prof.Conrad
    RQFC-topic: The Temple, Masonery & Development in America
    Message:: . . . At the Glory of the G.A., pace and harmony for all brothers in the world.

  23. Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 13:00:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dereth Ellston
    E-mail:: dlellston@hotmail.com
    Location:: North Attleboro, Massachusetts
    RQFC-topic: Historic information about the Masonic Temple in Providence, Rhode Island
    Message:: I am looking for historical and architectural information on the Masonic Temple located in Providence, Rhode Island. I am interested in preserving the temple for a proposed senior project at New England Institute of Technology. I do not know of the proper name of the temple, only that it sits adjacent to the Veterans Auditorium in Providence. If anyone can be of service I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you.

  24. Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 14:39:48 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Enrique Flor
    E-mail:: enrique_flor@yahoo.com
    Location:: Guayaquil, Ecuador
    RQFC-topic: I want to know how to contact members in Ecuador
    Message:: I am interesting in learning more about this organization, I live in Ecuador and would like to know how to meet someone in this country.

  25. Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 11:40:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: robert l. pearce
    E-mail:: robertCAT5@aol.com
    Location:: Milton, Fl
    Lodge:: John A. LeJeune #350
    Lodge Loc'n:: Quantico, Va.
    RQFC-topic: Masonry in the Civil War
    Message:: Any and all

  26. Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 04:11:30 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Mathew Paul
    E-mail:: rockinghorse@netcentral.com
    Location:: newcastle, n.s.w, australia
    RQFC-topic: masonic rites and rituals

  27. Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:51:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bob bedell
    Location:: Jeffersonville, Indiana. USA
    Lodge:: Clatk 40
    Lodge Loc'n:: Jeffersonville, Indiana
    Office:: Past Master
    RQFC-topic: anti masonary
    Message:: This is hard for me. i have seen so much anti masonic articles, news letters ect and just brushed them off. I am a divorced dad of 3 and I have found some one that I love and care for so much. So many of these things she is accepting as fact. How can I relate to her how wrong she and this information is. I have asked others with no responce or in fact concern on their part. I need guideance........

  28. Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 23:42:17 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Eddie L. Otenburg
    E-mail:: otenburg@hvisions.com
    Location:: Olongapo City, Philippines
    Lodge:: Bagong Buhay #17
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cavite City, Philippines
    RQFC-topic: brothers from Crawfordsville, Indiana

  29. Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 21:33:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Mark Odell
    E-mail:: markodell@masonlink.net
    Location:: Brocton, New York
    Lodge:: Dunkirk-Irondequoit No. 301
    Lodge Loc'n:: Fredonia, New York
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: Letterheads
    Message:: My Brothers, I am a new secretary looking to create a new letterhead for correspondance. e-mail any templates, would be greatly apprecited.

  30. Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 14:09:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Derek Lang
    E-mail:: derek@llanpom.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Llangollen, North Wales, UK
    Lodge:: St. Collens
    Lodge Loc'n:: Llangolen
    Office:: Assistant Secretary
    RQFC-topic: Material for a small Newsletter issued to members only.
    Message:: Times are difficult for many Lodges worldwide due partlt to modern alternative interests. This Lodge Newsletter is aimed at promoting interest and encouraging it within our Lodge and also to interest potential initiates. It is also hoped that the interest and knowledge of new members will ensue.

  31. Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 16:28:37 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rein Middelburg
    E-mail:: Rfmiddelburg@cs.com
    Location:: Bornwird,Fryslan, The Netherlands
    Lodge:: Jacob van Campen
    Lodge Loc'n:: Amersfoort - Holland
    RQFC-topic: I'm looking forward to meet police-officers/brethern. I am a Dutch police-officer.

  32. Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 22:55:46 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: David Myhill
    E-mail:: Davidgmyhill@aol.com
    Location:: Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
    Message:: I heard of this website through RAW's book and have found it fascinating. I have two uncles and a cousin in the craft to whom I will mention it.

  33. Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 12:13:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Fred Raycraft
    E-mail:: bowmanc@peoplepc.com
    Location:: Forest Grove, OR , USA
    Lodge:: Holbrook
    Lodge Loc'n:: Forest Grove, OR USA
    RQFC-topic: The Role of the Jewish Temples in Masonry
    Message:: As a new Master Mason, I was surfing the Freemasonry web sites about a month ago, and camer across a site that discussed the history of the jewish temples and their relationship to Freemasonry. I didn't have time to read the wholr article, as it was quite long, and when I tried to find it again, I was unable to find it. I tried to read the title of the website at the bottom of the pages that i printed out, but the tops of the letters were clipped off, and I could never enter the right combinations of letters to get me back to the site. Can anyone help me? One of the chapter titles was " The Influence of Joseph". Would appreciate any help someone can give me.

  34. Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 12:30:59 -0500 (EST)
    E-mail:: JIMYJAM1@MSN.COM
    Location:: DENVER CO 80249

  35. Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 13:33:16 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: JAMES E. GEER
    E-mail:: geer_james@hotmail.com
    Location:: Glendale, California,USA
    RQFC-topic: Elder Care
    Message:: My wife's mother and father were very involved in the Atwater Lodge located in Los Angeles, California. Her father is with God now. Her mother, is now trying to live by herself. That would would not be a problem if she was healthy. Is there a Masonic approved place where she would be around other Masons? Sincerely, Jim & Carolyn Geer 3531 Mevel Pl. Glendale, Ca 91214 (818-248-0322)

  36. Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 23:33:24 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: John C. Wyman
    E-mail:: wymanjc@gntech.net
    Location:: Spokane, Washington
    Lodge:: North Hill Lodge No. 210, F. & A. M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Spokane, Washington
    Office:: Deputy of the Grand Master in District No. 33 & Secretary of North Hill 210
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and Education
    Message:: Looking for information connecting Fremasonry and Education, when it started, how it began, where and by who. (what Lodge and location of said lodge)

  37. Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 09:42:13 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Emily
    E-mail:: Dostoyevsky17@hotmail.com
    Location:: Buffalo NY
    RQFC-topic: Effects freemasonry has had on American History

  38. Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 16:14:48 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: terry
    E-mail:: militerry@sympatico.ca
    Location:: canada
    RQFC-topic: masonic hat?
    Message:: please help, i have a hat that is black,with the double cross of lorraine on the left side,[purple in color]a black ostrich plume feather,gold bullion tassels at front of hat,have hat box with it,a triangle box, [purple],looking for info, please help,thank you terry

  39. Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 13:34:48 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: mark mclean
    E-mail:: mark.mclean01@ntlworld.com
    Location:: Greenock, Scotland
    Lodge:: Cumberland Killwining 217
    Lodge Loc'n:: port Glasgow
    Office:: 1st Steward
    RQFC-topic: lodge 661, caledonia , India.
    Message:: I am proxy Junior Warden for lodge 661. I would like to find out any info on this lodge, a web address etc...

  40. Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 16:39:57 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: barry hide
    E-mail:: barryhide@hotmail.com
    Location:: glasgow, strathclyde, scotland
    Lodge:: commercial 360
    Lodge Loc'n:: glasgow
    Office:: mm
    RQFC-topic: recently raised M.M would like info on good masonic bookshops
    Message:: Fraternal greetings brothers. In my path towards light i would welcome any directions.

  41. Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:07:06 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: J. W. Binion
    E-mail:: binionjw@hotmail.com
    Location:: Sanderson, FL USA
    RQFC-topic: European Free Masonary during the period 1926 to 1945
    Message:: I am the son and grandson of deceased Masons, I am also a Senior/Lifetime DeMolay. I teach history at Dixie County High School in Cross City, FL. During research on the Holocaust, I discovered a brief, almost hidden, note about Free Masons being targeted by the Nazis for persecution. I can find no details. If anyone has a resource for such info please contact me, Thank you. James W. Binion III

  42. Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:10:05 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James W Binion, III
    E-mail:: binionjw@hotmail.com
    Location:: Macclenny, FL
    RQFC-topic: Info about Free Masonary in Europe 1926-1945
    Message:: I need help researching Nazi treatment of Masons in Europe during the Holocaust. I am a Life member of the Order of DeMolay.

  43. Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:12:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: James W Binion, III
    E-mail:: binionjw@hotmail.com
    Location:: Macclenny, FL
    RQFC-topic: Info about Free Masonary in Europe 1926-1945
    Message:: I need help researching Nazi treatment of Masons in Europe during the Holocaust. I am a Life member of the Order of DeMolay.

  44. Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 17:51:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Dave Hazel
    E-mail:: qc2222@hotmail.com
    Location:: Wiltshire UK
    RQFC-topic: Calne Lodge United Kingdom
    Message:: A local member has asked me in my capacity as a printer to source the badge (?) for this lodge so he can sell some printed ties to raise money for charity. Help anyone please ?

  45. Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:07:38 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Ray Darlington
    E-mail:: raydarlington@sympatico.ca
    Location:: Montreal Quebec Canada
    Lodge:: Waverley# 82
    Lodge Loc'n:: Harmony Hall Pierrefonds Quebec
    Office:: Senior Warden
    RQFC-topic: The Pillars of the Temple
    Message:: I would like to know more about the size cost and real meaning of the Pillars.If anyone would have anything on the sublect I would really like to read about it Thank you.

  46. Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 03:50:26 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Andrea
    E-mail:: pendragon_63@hotmail.com
    Location:: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasons in England i200A.D + and Roslin.

  47. Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:23:23 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Silto Nascao
    E-mail:: notecabena@hotmail.com
    Location:: N/A
    Lodge:: N/A
    RQFC-topic: Brother Will Rogers the Oklahoma Kid
    Message:: I'm helping my son with a research paper on the brotherhood and famous people that helped promoted this fine organization. He is specially interested in Will Rogers. Please help...........

  48. Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 13:00:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: George Connolly
    E-mail:: gconnolly@cableinet.co.uk
    Location:: Prescot
    Lodge:: Hospitality
    Lodge Loc'n:: St Helens
    Office:: WM.
    RQFC-topic: Learning Ritual
    Message:: Does any Brother have any tips or shortcuts to learning ritual?
    [Web-master's note: Yes, see http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/Essays/mem-ritual.html for a terrific article on just that subject.]

  49. Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 13:12:10 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Luk Versteylen
    E-mail:: luk.versteylen@ping.be
    Location:: Antwerpen, Belgium
    Lodge:: De Oude Plichten
    Lodge Loc'n:: Antwerpen, Belgium
    RQFC-topic: Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse
    Message:: If anyone can help me to find information about maconic symbolism in the works of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann, I would be very grateful. Were Hesse and Mann Freemasons themselves? Thanks.

  50. Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 22:49:35 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Frank B. Brooks, Jr.
    E-mail:: frbrooks@darientel.net
    Location:: Crescent, Ga. USA
    Lodge:: Live Oak Lodge # 137
    Lodge Loc'n:: Darien, Ga
    Office:: Junior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Masonary in Macintosh County in !700-!900
    Message:: I am particularly intersted in the Lodges of South Georgia as I am trying to do a history for my Lodge. Thank you for any possible help.

  51. Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:04:55 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Sandy Reid
    E-mail:: sreid@alltel.net
    Location:: Cornelia, GA, USA
    RQFC-topic: Are there photos of Holcomb/e family members that were Masons in Buford and Griffin, GA early 1900's.
    Message:: In researching my HOLCOMB/E family history, I have learned that my great great grandfather, and his son, belonged to the Masons. I would like to find any photos of these two men, as well as any information about the lives they lived. Bennett Gaines Holcomb, born 1842 lived in these known GA counties, Rabun, Forsyth, Gwinnett. Bennett died in 1923, while he lived in Buford, GA. He had a medallion with the initials "I.O.O.W." I was told this was a Masonic medal. His son, Joshua Thompson Holcomb, born 1867, lived in these known GA counties, Forsyth, Hall, Gwinnett, Spalding. Joshua died 1931, while living in Griffin, GA. His obituary stated he was a member..."I.O.O.W., Junior Order of American Mechanics. He had served as counsellor for the Junior Order and had served through the chairs of the Red men, being oldest member of this organization in Griffin." Which, if any of these organizations stated in the obituary are Masonic referrences? Any help you can sup! ply about these two men, especially photographs, will be most appreciated. We are holding a grave dedication for Bennett, April 28, 2001. This will be the first family reunion for Bennett's line down, and the second of Joshua's line. We want to make available a family history notebook at the reunion, and hope their faternal organization involvement with the Masons can be included. I look forward to hearing from you. Sandy Reid

  52. Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 17:35:50 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Carole E. Cravatt
    E-mail:: cecclc475@aol.com
    Location:: Savannah, Georgia
    RQFC-topic: Family
    Message:: I am trying to find any ancestor who might have been a Mason. I do not know who to contact or how to go about looking names up. I am researching the Family names of Slate, Hilton and Jennings. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You Carole E. Cravatt