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An update on the warfare of our Masonic Home Residents and the professionals serving them
Revised Plans for Annual Conference 5/19

Will begin noon 5/19/20 and conclude that day with an abbreviated agenda.

Only members / associate members of GL will be invited to attend (WM (or proxies,) GL Officers, PGMs, those members necessary give reports, committees necessary and those individuals necessary to ensure the operation of the meeting.)

No meals to be offered or served at meeting.

All awards will be announced on 5/19 but delivered on Founders Day 2021

All support checks will be announced and delivered as necessary (youth groups, scholarship board, library, museum, etc…)

If 5/19 is deemed not available due to the #COVID19 pandemic, an alternate date of 6/16/2020 has been selected.

Please be safe and healthy until the next time we shall meet in person.-Grand Lodge PR & Marketing Committee

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A Brother Returned…

As part of our new website, we pay tribute to those individuals who served as Worshipful Master. The history of Oakland Lodge #140 is long and there have been several good men presiding over the years. As part of our process to get this website up and running, and to embrace current technology, we undertook the task of digitizing images from our past. If you have taken the time to browse our pages, you have likely run across our pictures of our past masters. The ultimate goal is to obtain a photo of each individual who has served as Worshipful Master.

Some individuals we currently have nothing but the dates of when they led our lodge. While there are others whose photo has succumbed to the ravages of time and water damage. For some reason one individual stood out. We had a photo – but water damage had taken its toll. The face was completely gone. What better place to start.

This individual served Oakland Lodge #140 as Worshipful Master in 1939. His name – Milton A. Newhouse, P.M. A quick search of the internet was done and very rapidly an obituary came to light – but no picture. The next step was to reach out a broader audience – to see if we could possibly get a response from a relative. Within 24 hours of the online search beginning, information was coming in. Within 48 hours we had a photograph. Though not the image when Mr. Newhouse when he served the lodge, but of the 18 year old boy that would grow to be the man who led our lodge. But that was not all. Among the articles received, there was a very interesting snippet from a local newspaper regarding Mr. Newhouse, and when he was raised to the degree of a Master Mason.

Reintroducing – Mr. Milton A. Newhouse, PM…
Milton Azariah Newhouse – born 21 April 1905, died 1 March 1978 in Rochester, IN. He was married to Bernice Milton. It was noted that he had a World War II draft card, and professionally he was a doctor. He was raised to the degree of a Master Mason in 1930

Milton A. Newhouse 1923 photo from Arsenal Technical High School – Indianapolis, IN

Welcome home Brother.