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3rd Quarter, 2004

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  1. Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 02:54:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ian Holland
    E-mail:: imholland@tpg.com.au
    Location:: Woombye, Queensland, Australia
    Lodge:: Montville 260
    Lodge Loc'n:: Montville Queensland
    Office:: Junior Warden

    RQFC-topic: Mexican Freemasonary
    RQFC Details: There is a Catholic Church in Mexico City, La Profesa. There was supposedly some sort of conspiracy / plot hatched there around the time of Queen Isabel. Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks and Fraternal greetings, Ian Holland.

  2. Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 16:03:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: karen oconnor
    E-mail:: koconnor2@aol.com
    Location:: evanston il usa
    Message:: I am a former member of Rainbow. I was a member in Blue Island IL
    RQFC-topic: Family Research
    RQFC Details: My grandfather Frank E. Knight was a member of the Masons in Chicago Circa 1920-30 Do any records exist about him?

  3. Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 21:03:29 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Valeria Buenrostro Leiter
    E-mail:: leiterv@astroscu.unam.mx
    Location:: Mexico City, Mexico
    Lodge:: Quetzalcoatl No. 5
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cuernavaca, mor.

    RQFC-topic: Number 6
    RQFC Details: I am doing a complete research on the number 6

  4. Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 13:23:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Bill Ramsaur
    E-mail:: wframsaur@aol.com
    Location:: Georgia

    RQFC-topic: Location of St. John's Lodge in 1790
    RQFC Details: John Blackstock (b1758 Scotland- d1797 Glynn Co., GA) His obituary stated that he was Past Master of St. John's Lodge, No. 6, and late Grand Secretary. My questions- Where was the location of St. John's Lodge, No. 6 (of Glynn County, Georgia) in that time frame (ca 1790)? What were the dates when he served in these capacities? Was the position Grand Secretary for the Grand Lodge of Georgia?

  5. Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 10:59:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Martin T. Foster
    E-mail:: dnba2006@hotmail.com
    Location:: Rochester, NY (USA)
    Message:: I am research about any deaf already became masonic, Therefore if They have deaf members. I would like to give an honor to learn abt that. have a nice seasons.
    RQFC-topic: any deaf became Masonic?
    RQFC Details: I am trying to find any deaf who became masonic and see how great it will honorly for deaf people became masonic members.

  6. Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:29:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jessica
    E-mail:: jessica.rabbit@comcast.net
    Location:: Renton, WA
    Message:: I am interested in learning more about the Freemasons, and am especially interested in Templar Knight history. If anyone has any information to share, or could suggest a Templar lodge in the area, I'd love to hear about it.
    RQFC-topic: Templar Knights and the Holy Grail

  7. Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 01:32:58 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Tanya Hurst
    E-mail:: Roseline2Avalon@yahoo.com
    Location:: Woodstock, Virginia; USA

    RQFC-topic: Masonic Genealogy
    RQFC Details: I am trying to determine if any of my ancestors were masonic - I have evidences that someone was (An Eastern Star Cookbook, etc.) The family name was Abney - namely Claude Abney, John Abney, Lord Willesley. They were from Normandy, then England originally, then finally Kentucky in the US. I can offer more names if this type of information is available. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Sincere Thanks.

  8. Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:35:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Rev. Kenneth P. Beres
    E-mail:: amkatb@localnet.com
    Location:: Bristol, RI, USA
    Message:: Thoroughly enjoyed your website. Found it to be most informative. Thank you!
    RQFC-topic: Christian Vantagepoint of Masonry
    RQFC Details: I have been asked by a church group to give them an informed opinion vis-a-vis Freemasonry. In the spirit of truth, I would like to ask for some help in formulating an informed opinion on the subject. Would you please help me? Thank you!

  9. Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 11:37:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: julia
    E-mail:: brownsugar1043@aol.com
    Location:: Fayetteville, North Carolina

    RQFC-topic: Cyrene Crusaders
    RQFC Details: History

  10. Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 13:22:27 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Donald Larimore-Bland jr
    E-mail:: dlblandjr@earthlink.net
    Location:: Kirkwood, MO. USA
    Lodge:: Kirkwood Lodge #484
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kirkwood, MO. USA
    Message:: I am doing research on the Masonic history of Wales.
    RQFC-topic: Masonic history of Wales.

  11. Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:00:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: A. B.
    E-mail:: genealijonz@houston.rr.com
    Location:: Houston, TX

    RQFC-topic: Genealogy of Dennis Family in Mississippi
    RQFC Details: In researching my great-grandfather William Alexander Dennis of Perry Co., Mississippi, I have learned through his tombstone that he was a Mason. Can you advise how I might learn of which Lodge he was a member and to what degree he served? His birthdate was 12 March 1848 in Jackson Co., MS and death was in 1926 in Perry Co., Miss. Thank you for any information you may impart. A. B. Jones

  12. Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 04:40:18 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ronald John Saunders
    E-mail:: ronaldaroo@btinternet.com
    Location:: Llanelli, Wales

    RQFC-topic: John Collingwood Mckechnie
    RQFC Details: Am researching into the above who was a London/Chelsea mason in and around the 1920s who sent his son Jack Mckechnie for education in Canada (who was later to become guitarist with the Hedley Ward Trio)
    Any info/photos/reminiscences of John Collingwood, Jack or the Trio.
    Thanking you in anticipation for any help.
    Ronald John Saunders

  13. Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 02:04:12 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: S. Halpin
    E-mail:: shalpin@gte.net
    Location:: Crestline, CA, USA
    Lodge:: Lodge 711
    Lodge Loc'n:: Twin Peaks, CA
    Message:: Looking for Alexander Hamilton Willard, if he was a Freemason. Willard was a blacksmith on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasons who accompanied Lewis & Clark
    RQFC Details: Lewis & Clark were Freemasons, and many of the member of the expedition were Freemasons. I am wanting to confirm is Alexander Hamilton Willard was a Freemason. This would answer the question as to why his life was spared at court martial on the trek.

  14. Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 20:07:01 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Greg Thompson
    E-mail:: houdini488@hotmail.com
    Location:: New York, NY, USA
    Message:: I would appreciate any help I can get.
    RQFC-topic: Mount Moriah
    RQFC Details: I found a silver case with the masonic symbol on it when cleaning out a room. An engraving on the back reads:
    I am researching this "Josh Wolff" and the rest on the internet and would appreciate any help.

  15. Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 10:45:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Juan Rodolfo Canales Velasco
    E-mail:: jrodolfo_98@hotmail.com
    Location:: springfield Missouri (United States)

    RQFC Details: I looking to became a mason to make the difference in my life fallowing the way of life under the eyes of good

  16. Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 17:18:10 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Virginia
    E-mail:: virginiags@adelphia.net
    Location:: Los Angeles, CA USA

    RQFC-topic: Decanter
    RQFC Details: I have a Mason's Decanter...Very Beautiful Gold and Blue that I would like to sell. I can't find the value of such an item and am wondering where I would find this information. Thanks ever so much!

  17. Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 17:47:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Evelyn Jones
    E-mail:: eve1walt@aol.com
    Location:: Chicago, Ill

    RQFC-topic: Past Mason
    RQFC Details: My Grandfather, Dr. W. E. Porter, DDS, Memphis, Tn was a Mason. He died in 1925. Is there anyway I can find out what Lodge he belonged to or any info on him? Also since he was a Mason, is there any possibility of my son becoming a Mason? Thank you

  18. Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:19:22 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Patrick Cuthbert
    E-mail:: shoes@telkomsa.net
    Location:: George
    Lodge:: Outeniqua EC & Protea SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: George
    Office:: IG EC & SW SC (PM)
    Message:: Fraternal greetings from South Africa. PM of Outeniqua & Protea Lodges. 18th, MMM KT.
    RQFC-topic: Arthur Cuthbert
    RQFC Details: Was instrumental in starting/assisting the start of Freemasonry on Suva, Fiji.

  19. Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 15:33:25 -0400 (EDT)
    E-mail:: rsimmons@gemsbarbados.com
    Location:: Christ Church, Barbados
    Lodge:: Lodge Unity # 1625 S.C.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Spry Street, Bridgetown,Barbados.
    Office:: Past Master
    Message:: I would welcome corresponding with Masonic Brethren from all over the world.
    RQFC-topic: Learning & delivery of Ritual
    RQFC Details: I am delivering a lecture to my Lodge on Friday 8th October, 2004.

  20. Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:07:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Stephen Salisbury
    E-mail:: eturnal_truth@hotmail.com
    Location:: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Message:: I just got introduced to this idea and would like to dig as deep as possible. Meaning to life gives meaning to death.
    RQFC-topic: general but deep personal interest
    RQFC Details: would like to anything that anybody is willed to tell me. For the sole purpose of expanding my knowledge.