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Elks Bay City Lodge No. 88

1905 history. (Add Nov., 2009)

History of Bay County, Michigan, by Augustus H. Gansser, 1905

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
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Lodge No. 8 was organized in Bay City, April 25, 1888, and received its charter on July 12th of the same year. Its first officers were as follows: A. McMilan, exalted ruler; L. B. Beach, esteemed leading knight; W. D. Richardson, esteemed loyal knight; J. C. Weadock, esteemed lecturing knight; E. M. Sharp, secretary; H. M. Wright, treasurer; William Merithew, tyler; John Cunningham, inner guard; James Antisdel, esquire; D. Alexander, chaplain; P. O. Hudson, organist. In June 1903, the lodge purchased the Eddy Block on Center avenue for $25,000 and remodeled it at a cost of $8,000. The furnishing cost another $6,000. The second floor is used as a club room and the third floor for lodge rooms. This is said to be as fine a property as is owned by the order in the United States. The present officers are: W. J. Asman, exalted rule; D. T. Cutting, esteemed leading knight; T. C. Hughes, esteemed loyal knight; L. G. Beckwith, esteemed lecturing knight; C. L. Fox, secretary; W. J. Daunt, inner guard; F. E. Gudschinky, tyler; Ray C. Hewitt, inner guard; D. I. Galbraith, esquire; Rev. C. T. Patchell, chaplain. The lodge has 510 members.

1923 Memorial Service phamlet. Donated by Gary Kirkbride. (Jan., 2005)

  • Listed by date of death. Alphabetical list provide in right column.

    Annual Memorial Service

    Bay City Lodge No. 88

    Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

    Sunday afternoon, December second
    nineteen hundred twenty-three
    at three o'clock
    Washington Theater

    In Memoriam

    “May they Rest in Peace”

    BornNameInitiatedDied
    1837Richard P. Gustin18881889
    1866John Buckley18881890
    1857William Merithew18881891
    1857J. W. Fitch18891893
    1854Arthur W. Niblock18881893
    1857Robert E. Charters18891896
    1860Brunswick Tilton18881896
    1818William Cahoon18881898
    1836James A. Green18961897
    1833Samuel A. Plummer18971900
    1866William Drago19001900
    1864Frank McPhillips18971900
    1861Sylvester J. Doyle19001901
    1840William C. Plumsteel19001901
    1848William H. Sullivan18971901
    1848Chas. E. Young18881901
    1836Edward J. Lynn18881902
    1873Floyd E. Baldwin19001902
    1854Thomas F. Madden18881903
    1855Alonzo D. Cain19021903
    1844W. J. Martin19021903
    1874James W. Dexter19001905
    1833Archibald McDonnell18971905
    1864Arthur H. Neering19001905
    1859Wm. C. Loose18971905
    1856Louis P. Wirth18961905
    1872Wm. S. Simpson19001905
    1865William Walther18971906
    1860Louis A. Seifert18981906
    1835George Turner18991906
    1851Chris Heinzmann18881906
    1856William Cunningham19011906
    1874Adolph R. Frantz19031907
    1848Robert McCauley18981907
    1866Fred P. Craves19001907
    1860Reuben O. Ritter19021907
    1860Robert J. Daunt19051907
    1857Noble Davis19051908
    1847George Traub19001908
    1856Charles J. Smith19001908
    1851W. D. Richardson19051908
    1861Edw. C. Babcock19041908
    1860Lamont W. Richards19001908
    1862Edward Bosely19041908
    1867Wm. F. Carr19051908
    1861Michael S. Griffin18971908
    1861 John G. Clarkson 1897 1909
    1869 Alfred L. Kilmer 1905 1909
    1850 David E. Thomas 1900 1909
    1855 W. H. Owen 1900 1909
    1871 Charles R. Eichorn 1909 1909
    1856 Stephen P. Flynn 1888 1909
    1875 John Kavannaugh 1901 1909
    1855 James Sexton 1901 1909
    1877 John G. Schindehette 1904 1909
    1871 Isaac N. Kinney 1905 1909
    1849 Geo. S. Gedney 1900 1910
    1874 Anthony J. Diebold 1907 1910
    1866 John W. Carl 1905 1910
    1872 Arthur Harvey 1905 1910
    1833 Benj. F. Ray 1908 1910
    1880 J. A. Walsh 1910 1910
    1865 Robert W. Ward 1900 1910
    1856 Leroy R. Lewis 1901 1910
    1842 Alex. Sutherland 1897 1910
    1876 Reuben Shields 1907 1911
    1844 Edward B. Nugent 1888 1911
    1875 A. W. Michaelson 1909 1911
    1847 Selwyn Eddy 1900 1911
    1863 Joseph E. Carse 1897 1911
    1869 Abraham J. Randall 1908 1911
    1867 Edwin S. Ely 1906 1912
    1868 Delos G. Jackson 1900 1912
    1882 Oro B. Hubbell 1910 1912
    1847 Thomas K. Harding 1897 1912
    1845 Benj. Boutell 1904 1912
    1856 Andrew King 1905 1913
    1864 Edw. J. Hopkins 1909 1913
    1884 Arthur S. Bennett 1911 1913
    1886 Hiram A. Russell 1908 1913
    1873 Guy E. Marsh 1904 1913
    1853 Benj. H. Briscoe 1904 1913
    1837 Temple Emery 1908 1913
    1862 Emil E. Brysselbout 1905 1913
    1838 Michael Garland 1904 1913
    1858 Jas. L. Owen 1902 1913
    1862 Jesse D. Wagar 1900 1914
    1858 Alexander Zagelmeyer 1900 1914
    1869 Wm. T. Brownson 1900 1914
    1889 Athanasius M. Obey 1914 1914
    1850 Jacob C. Wackerly 1897 1914
    1844 Edwin D. Cowles 1905 1914
    1868 Holly G. Shepard 1904 1914
    1871 Charles M. Clute 1909 1915
    1866 Geo. Lehman 1914 1915
    1882 Edward H. Till 1905 1915
    1852 Wm. J. Daunt 1888 1915
    1872 Henry Fletcher 1904 1915
    1865 Michael R. McCann 1905 1915

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    People Referenced
    Alphabetical (date died):
    *Alexander, D.
    *Antisdel, W.J.
    Ashman, W. J.
    Babcock, Edw. C., 1908
    Baldwin, Floyd E., 1902
    Beach, L. B.
    Beckwith, L.G.
    Bennett, Arthur S., 1913
    Bosely, Edward, 1908
    Boutell, Benj., 1912
    Briscoe, Benj. H., 1913
    Brownson, Wm. T., 1914
    Brysselbout, Emil E., 1913
    Buckley, John, 1890
    Cahoon, William, 1898
    Cain, Alonzo D., 1903
    Carl, John W., 1910
    Carr, Wm. F., 1908
    Carse, Joseph E., 1911
    Charters, Robert E., 1896
    Clarkson, John G., 1909
    Clute, Charles M., 1915
    Cowles, Edwin D., 1914
    Craves, Fred P., 1907
    *Cunningham, John
    Cunningham, William, 1906
    Cutting, D.T.
    Daunt, Robert J., 1907
    Daunt, Wm. J., 1915
    Davis, Noble, 1908
    Dexter, James W., 1905
    Diebold, Anthony J., 1910
    Doyle, Sylvester, 1901
    Drago, William, 1900
    Eddy, Selwyn, 1911
    Eichorn, Charles R., 1909
    Ely, Edwin S., 1912
    Emery, Temple, 1913
    Fletcher, Henry, 1915
    Fitch, J. W., 1893
    Flynn, Stephen P., 1909
    Fox, C.L.
    Frantz, Adolph R., 1907
    Galbraith, D.L.
    Garland, Michael, 1913
    Gedney, Geo. S., 1910
    Green, James A., 1897
    Griffin, Michael S., 1908
    Gudschinsky, F.E.
    Gustin, Richard P., 1889
    Harding, Thomas K.
    Harvey, Arthur, 1910
    Heinzmann, Chris, 1906
    Hewitt, Ray C.
    Hopkins, Edw. J., 1913
    Hubbell, Oro B., 1912
    *Hudson, P.O.
    Hughes, T.C.
    Jackson, Delos G., 1912
    Kavannaugh, John, 1909
    Kilmer, Alfred L., 1909
    King, Andrew, 1913
    Kinney, Isaac N., 1909
    Lehman, Geo., 1915
    Lewis, Leroy R., 1910
    Loose, Wm. C., 1905
    Lynn, Edward J., 1902
    Madden, Thomas F., 1903
    Marsh, Guy E., 1913
    Martin, W. J. Martin, 1903
    McCann, Michael R., 1915
    McCauley, Robert, 1907
    McDonnell, Archibald, 1905
    *McMilan, A.
    McPhillips, Frank, 1900
    *Merithew, William, 1891
    Michaelson, A. W., 1911
    Neering, Arthur H., 1905
    Niblock, Arthur W., 1893
    Nugent, Edward B., 1911
    Obey, Athanasius M., 1914
    Owen, Jas. L., 1913
    Owen, W. H., 1909
    Patchell, C.T. Rev.
    Plummer, Samuel A., 1900
    Plumsteel, William C., 1901
    Randall, Abraham J., 1911
    Ray, Benj. F., 1910
    Richards, Lamont W., 1908
    *Richardson, W. D., 1908
    Ritter, Reuben O., 1907
    Russell, Hiram A., 1913
    Schindehette, John G., 1909
    Sexton, James, 1909
    Seifert, Louis A., 1906
    *Sharp, E.M.
    Shepard, Holly G., 1914
    Shields, Reuben, 1911
    Simpson, Wm. S., 1905
    Smith, Charles J., 1908
    Sullivan, William H., 1901
    Sutherland, Alex., 1910
    Thomas, David E., 1909
    Till, Edward H., 1915
    Tilton, Brunswick, 1896
    Traub, George, 1908
    Turner, George, 1906
    Wackerly, Jacob C., 1914
    Wagar, Jesse D., 1914
    Walsh, J. A., 1910
    Walther, William, 1906
    Ward, Robert W., 1910
    *Weadock, J.C.
    Wirth, Louis P., 1905
    *Wright, H.M.
    Young, Chas. E., 1901
    Zagelmeyer, Alexander, 1914
    * Founding officer.
    Places Referenced
    Bay City, MI
    Eddy Block
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.