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Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
1. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Inscription. On March 5, 1817, Lieutenant Almon Gibbs, formerly of Army Lodge No. 24 at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, formed Northern Light Lodge No. 40 "at Waynesfield" (now Maumee). Gibbs served as Worshipful Master, William Griffith as Senior Warden, and Charles Gunn, Junior Warden. The lodge was founded under a dispensation from Henry Brush, Ohio Grand Master and Captain of the Ohio Militia. Among many prominent early members was General James B. Steadman of Chickamauga fame. Almon Gibbs later became Maumee's first postmaster and Justice of the Peace. [Masonic Symbol]
 
Erected 1992 by In Commemoration of the 175th year of Northern Light Lodge No. 40 and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 33.7′ N, 83° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on W. Wayne Street west of Conant Street (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is affixed to the wall of the Lodge. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
2. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); House of Four Pillars (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Plantation (approx. half a mile away); The Indian Wars (approx. half a mile away); Dudley's Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major Amos Stoddard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Meigs (approx. 0.6 miles away); General William Henry Harrison (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Number
When they cast this marker, they must have made a mistake and mis-numbered it. On the marker, the number reads 5-47, however, the number 47 actually stands for "Lorain County," not "Lucas County." If you go to the remarkableohio.org website, you will find that marker number 5-47 is actually "Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929)," and if you look under Lucas County you will find that corrected number assignment for this marker is 30-48 (with the number "48" standing for "Lucas County").
    — Submitted May 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
3. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
4. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Marker
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Building image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2016
5. Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on May 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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