At present we do not know a lot about Brother Edgar F. Clark, who was a member of Temple Lodge, No.33 between 1900 and 1905.
Temple Lodge, No.33 records show Edgar F. Clark made a Petition for Affiliation with Temple Lodge, No.33, which was balloted upon at the Regular Meeting of 8 September 1900 and Edgar F. Clark duly elected a member of Temple Lodge, No.33 by Affiliation. Our Lodge records also describe him as a 47 year old teacher in 1901.
Edgar F. Clark was elected Secretary of Temple Lodge, No. 33 in 1900 and served as Lodge Secretary for two years. He also served as Inner Guard and Tyler before demitting from Temple Lodge, No.33 in 1905. At present we have no further information on Edgar F. Clark after 1905.
Our records of Edgar Clark’s Petition for Affiliation in 1900 indicate that Edgar F. Clark declared his previous Lodge membership as being in Ellsworth Lodge, No. 146 of Ellsworth, Kansas, on the register of the Grand Lodge of Kansas.
Through the Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon, we contacted the Grand Lodge of Kansas requesting more information on Edgar F. Clark. The following information was provided by the Kansas Masonic Library and Museum and the Grand Lodge of Kansas.
Edgar F. Clark’s membership information card from Grand Lodge of Kansas records shows he was Admitted in Ellsworth Lodge, No.146 on 18 August, 1885, served as Senior Deacon (S.D.) of Ellsworth Lodge, No.146 in 1885 and demitted on 1 June 1891. Since the Grand Lodge of Kansas records do not record him as being Initiated, Passed or Raised in Ellsworth Lodge, No.146 it is quite possible that Edgar F. Clark was a member of another Masonic Lodge prior to joining Ellsworth Lodge, No. 146 on 18 August 1883. We have no definite information about this possibility so, at this stage, it is only conjecture.
At this time, we do not know anything about Edgar F. Clark’s activities or whereabouts between June 1891 and September 1900, when he made his Petition for Affiliation with Temple Lodge, No.33.
The Grand Lodge of Kansas Library & Museum also provided us with this record of the Officers of Ellsworth Lodge, No.146 in 1885, the year Edgar F. Clark served as Senior Deacon (S.D.) of that Lodge.
We will post any further information we uncover about Edgar F. Clark.
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