The Knights of the Golden
Eagle in Camden, New Jersey
George Reeser Prowell's History of Camden County, New Jersey
published in 1886
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE
The Knights of the Golden Eagle is a secret
benevolent institution, founded in Baltimore, Md., February 6, 1873, and is now in successful
operation in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, California,
Ohio, New York, Iowa, Georgia, Connecticut, West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri,
Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Alabama and the District of Columbia. It is based upon the most liberal
principles consistent with future prosperity, and has for its motto, “ Fidelity, Valor and Honor,” a
trinity of graces which are taught in its ritual.
The Grand Castle of New Jersey was
instituted July 16, 1884, the officers at institution
The present officers are: Past Grand Chief,
William A. Garrison, Westville; Grand Chief, Henry F. Bacon, Salem (P. O. Box 200) ; Grand Vice-Chief, Irving W. Kelly, Perry and Montgomery
Streets, Trenton ; Grand Sir Herald, P. P. Achenbach, 712 Carman
Street, Camden ; Grand High Priest, John S. Broughton, Trenton ; Grand
Master of Records, E. D. Senseman, 580 Clinton
Street, Camden ; Grand Keeper of Exchequer, F. A. Buren,
The next annual session will be held in Camden on the first Wednesday in March, 1887.
Castle, No. 1, was instituted August 9, 1883, with the following officers: P. C., Joseph
T. Fortiner; N. C., Charles Brown ; V. C., Joseph Rubicam ; H. P., John C. Newhouse; V. II.,
Watson Stevens; K. of E., Charles Aston; C. of E., Herman Rosade; M. of R., E. D. Senseman; Sir
H., Joseph C. Madara; W. B., William B. Vannaman ; W. C., John J. Pierson, Jr. ; Ens., George
A. Bingham; Esq., William S. Caume; 1st G.,
The present officers are : P- C., Robert F. Stockton ; N. C., Birtus A. Wagner ; V. C., Edwin F. Jones; H. P., William S. Carels; V. H., George Cook ; M. of R., Howard M. Sexton : C. of E., Herman Rosade ; K. of E., Charles Brown ; S. PI., William P. Fowler.
The lodge meets every Friday evening at Lincoln Hall, Third and Market Streets. The membership is three hundred and forty.
Washington Castle, No. 3, was instituted April 4, 1884. The officers at institution were P. C., John N. Madara; N. C., Daniel M. Stevens; V. C., H. Frank Pettit; V. H., Andrew G. Vannaman ; H. P., James H. Reeves ; K. of E., Elmer E. Cox ; C. of E., Samuel A. Barto ; M. of R., George W. Stevens; Sir H., George S. Fox; W. B. , C. O. Pedrick ; W. C., James Hoagland ; Ensign, Lemuel Pike; Esq., James Hartley; 1st G., John Allen ; 2d G., W. B. Waters.
The present officers are: P. C., Joseph W. Jackson; N. C., James Spence; V. C., William B. Gibbs ; H. P., H. W. Howland ; V. H., John P. R. Carney; M. of R., George W. Stevens; C. of E., Charles Sayre ; K. of E., Elmer E. Cox ; S. H., William B. Slocum.
The lodge meets every Friday night, at Wildey Hall, Fifth and Pine Streets. The number of members is two hundred and thirty-three.
Red Cross Castle, No. 6, was instituted January 23, 1885, with the following officers: P. C. W. H. Tyler; N. C.,F. T. Steinbach ; H. P., Adam Hoffman ; V. H., Hiram Walton ; M. of R., George S. Bundick; C. of E., Isaac Buzby.
The present officers are: P. C., Frederick Fearn ; N. C., Adam Hoffman; V. C., Joseph M. Taylor; H. P., E.O. Smith; M. of R., Walter Hart; C. of E., John Neff; K. of E., Moses Gour; S. H., D. Ewan.
The lodge meets every Monday night, at Gour’s Hall, 249 Kaighn Avenue. The number of members is seventy-five.
White Cross Castle, No.
19, was instituted August 20, 1886, with the following officers: P. C.,
William H. Snyder; N. C., Richard Twelves; Y. C., W. D. Reel ; H. P., Morris E. Michel ;
Y. H., Joseph Engard; M. of R., W. H. Wagoner ; C. of E., Richard A.
Outwater Sr.; K. of E., Frank Mester; Sir H., George W. Reese; W. B., E. W. Shallcross ;
W. C., Harry E. Horner; Ens., Morris
Odell; Esq., C. E. Swaney ; First Guard, W. H. Strang; Second Guard, C. E. Bowker.
Monarch Castle, No.
9, was instituted November 11, 1886, the officers at institution being:
P. C., George L. Frazee ; N. C-, Charles E. Lane; V. C., Samuel R. Murray; H. P., N. N.
Wentz; V. H., J. K. Hibbs; M. of R., Frank S. Fithian; C. of E., Abram H. Allen ; K. of E , Thomas B.
Woolston ; S. H., James Rudolph ; W. B., Horace J. Parks; W. C., C. P. Baker; Ens., William H.
Smith, Jr.; Esq., George Ewan; First Guard, Charles H. Savidge; Second Guard, George Ewan.
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