2017

Charles E. O’Hara IV

2017

Charles E. O'Hara IV, was duly elected as the Worshipful Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 in 2017, which itself was an interesting year for the Lodge.  The 200th anniversary of St. Paul's coincided during WB O'Hara's term in the East.  Never one to miss an opportunity, the lodge held several events to celebrate the occasion.  This included several building improvement projects, the commissioning of a wall painting, and a cornerstone re-dedication with clambake dinner.

In addition to his membership of St. Paul's, O'Hara is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and likes to assist as much as possible in their programs.  A resident of Newport, RI, Charles is not hard to miss, he can usually be seen assisting in the kitchen and welcoming the new brethren into the lodge.  His interest include real estate holdings and collecting antique music pieces as well as the music itself.

Officers for 2017 include:

  • Joshua Manfredo, Senior Warden
  • Job Palaya, PM, Junior Warden
  • Steve Jennings, Treasurer
  • Michael Northup, Secretary
  • Al Cameron, Chaplain
  • John Shaw, Junior Deacon
  • Robert Jerdan, Senior Steward
  • Anthony Paolino, Junior Steward
  • Nachum Renfrow, Sentinel
2017

Charles E. O’Hara IV


2017

Charles E. O'Hara IV, was duly elected as the Worshipful Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 in 2017, which itself was an interesting year for the Lodge.  The 200th anniversary of St. Paul's coincided during WB O'Hara's term in the East.  Never one to miss an opportunity, the lodge held several events to celebrate the occasion.  This included several building improvement projects, the commissioning of a wall painting, and a cornerstone re-dedication with clambake dinner.

In addition to his membership of St. Paul's, O'Hara is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and likes to assist as much as possible in their programs.  A resident of Newport, RI, Charles is not hard to miss, he can usually be seen assisting in the kitchen and welcoming the new brethren into the lodge.  His interest include real estate holdings and collecting antique music pieces as well as the music itself.

Officers for 2017 include:

  • Joshua Manfredo, Senior Warden
  • Job Palaya, PM, Junior Warden
  • Steve Jennings, Treasurer
  • Michael Northup, Secretary
  • Al Cameron, Chaplain
  • John Shaw, Junior Deacon
  • Robert Jerdan, Senior Steward
  • Anthony Paolino, Junior Steward
  • Nachum Renfrow, Sentinel
2016

Andrew Daigle

2016

Brother Andrew Daigle was elected Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 for 2016.  During his time in the East, Worshipful Brother Daigle oversaw several degrees including 2 Entered Apprentice Degrees and a joint Master Mason degree with St. Alban's Lodge #6.  In preparation for the Lodge's 200th anniversary, he set the stage by appointing an active committee to put plans in place and to mark the historic occasion.  Many of the programs for the Lodge included spreading light on the Masonic Restoration Movement and by-laws and constitution of the Grand Lodge.  Outside of the Lodge, he graciously hosted a BBQ at his home and directed that several social functions take place to bring the brethren together.

In addition to St. Paul's Lodge, WB Daigle is a member of St. Alban's Lodge #6 and St. John's Lodge #1.  Past Assistant Grand Lecturer, and a member of concordant bodies.

Officers of St.Paul's during the term of Worshipful Andrew Daigle:

  • Senior Warden - Charles O'Hara IV
  • Junior Warden - David Brown
  • Treasurer - JC Redfearn
  • Secretary - David Lavery
  • Chaplain - Al Cameron
  • Senior Deacon - Joshua Manfredo
  • Junior Deacon - Pat McAulifee
  • Marshal - Dan Titus
  • Senior Steward - Alfred Garcia
  • Junior Steward - John Beese
  • Tiler - Job Payala
  • Sentinel - Robert Jerdan
  • Musical Director - Henry Blake
2016

Andrew Daigle


2016

Brother Andrew Daigle was elected Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 for 2016.  During his time in the East, Worshipful Brother Daigle oversaw several degrees including 2 Entered Apprentice Degrees and a joint Master Mason degree with St. Alban's Lodge #6.  In preparation for the Lodge's 200th anniversary, he set the stage by appointing an active committee to put plans in place and to mark the historic occasion.  Many of the programs for the Lodge included spreading light on the Masonic Restoration Movement and by-laws and constitution of the Grand Lodge.  Outside of the Lodge, he graciously hosted a BBQ at his home and directed that several social functions take place to bring the brethren together.

In addition to St. Paul's Lodge, WB Daigle is a member of St. Alban's Lodge #6 and St. John's Lodge #1.  Past Assistant Grand Lecturer, and a member of concordant bodies.

Officers of St.Paul's during the term of Worshipful Andrew Daigle:

  • Senior Warden - Charles O'Hara IV
  • Junior Warden - David Brown
  • Treasurer - JC Redfearn
  • Secretary - David Lavery
  • Chaplain - Al Cameron
  • Senior Deacon - Joshua Manfredo
  • Junior Deacon - Pat McAulifee
  • Marshal - Dan Titus
  • Senior Steward - Alfred Garcia
  • Junior Steward - John Beese
  • Tiler - Job Payala
  • Sentinel - Robert Jerdan
  • Musical Director - Henry Blake
2015

David A. Brown

2015

David A. Brown, elected Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 for 2015, brought in continued excitement and youth into the lodge. During his tenure, work was continued on building upgrades including kitchen equipment, painting and building repairs. Worshipful Brother Dave presided over several degree conferments and saw a rise in applications to join St. Paul's Lodge.

WB Brown once had aspirations as a baseball player before an injury sidelined him. However, that hasn't stopped his zeal in helping the lodge.

Officers of St. Paul's for 2015:

  • Senior Warden: Bro. Andrew Daigle
  • Junior Warden: Bro. Charles O'Hara IV
  • Treasurer: Bro. Steve Jennings
  • Secretary: George Barcus/R.W.David Lavery
  • Chaplain: W. Bro. Alfred Cameron
  • Senior Deacon: W. Bro. J.C. Redfearn
  • Junior Deacon: Bro. Joshua Manfredo
  • Senior Steward: Bro. Patrick McAuliffe
  • Junior Steward: Bro. John Beese
  • Tyler: W. Bro. Job A. Palaya
  • Musical Director: R.W. Henry Blake Jr.
2015

David A. Brown


2015

David A. Brown, elected Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 for 2015, brought in continued excitement and youth into the lodge. During his tenure, work was continued on building upgrades including kitchen equipment, painting and building repairs. Worshipful Brother Dave presided over several degree conferments and saw a rise in applications to join St. Paul's Lodge.

WB Brown once had aspirations as a baseball player before an injury sidelined him. However, that hasn't stopped his zeal in helping the lodge.

Officers of St. Paul's for 2015:

  • Senior Warden: Bro. Andrew Daigle
  • Junior Warden: Bro. Charles O'Hara IV
  • Treasurer: Bro. Steve Jennings
  • Secretary: George Barcus/R.W.David Lavery
  • Chaplain: W. Bro. Alfred Cameron
  • Senior Deacon: W. Bro. J.C. Redfearn
  • Junior Deacon: Bro. Joshua Manfredo
  • Senior Steward: Bro. Patrick McAuliffe
  • Junior Steward: Bro. John Beese
  • Tyler: W. Bro. Job A. Palaya
  • Musical Director: R.W. Henry Blake Jr.
2013 - 2014

JC Redfearn

2013 - 2014

JC Redfearn was elected Worshipful Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 in 2013. Rising through the chairs rapidly, W.B. Redfearn brought revitalized energy and excitement to St. Paul's. Among many things, he set the craft to work on many building improvements including roof repairs and new kitchen appliances. New life and new members brought into the lodge during his time in the East has made St. Paul's a fun and enjoyable lodge to be part of. One of JC's greatest accomplishments brought St. Paul's into the digital age by creating its first official website.

WB Redfearn is a regular in the lodge and often assists in the upkeep of the exterior including clearing the grounds of snow and other projects.

His officers at the conclusion of his second term in 2014 include:

  • Sr. Warden - Bro. David Brown
  • Jr. Warden - Bro. George Clour
  • Treasurer - Bro. Steve Jennings
  • Secretary - Bro. Bob Friedman
  • Asst. Secretary - Bro. George Barcus
  • Chaplain - RW Al Cameron
  • Sr. Deacon - Bro. Charles O'Hara
  • Jr. Deacon - WB Job Palaya
  • Sr. Steward - Bro. Pat McCauliff
  • Jr. Steward - Bro. John Beese
  • Marshall - WB Dan Titus
  • Musical Director - RW Henry Blake
  • Sentinel - Bro. Travis Friedman
  • Tyler - Bro. Jerry Ims
2013 - 2014

JC Redfearn


2013 - 2014

JC Redfearn was elected Worshipful Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 in 2013. Rising through the chairs rapidly, W.B. Redfearn brought revitalized energy and excitement to St. Paul's. Among many things, he set the craft to work on many building improvements including roof repairs and new kitchen appliances. New life and new members brought into the lodge during his time in the East has made St. Paul's a fun and enjoyable lodge to be part of. One of JC's greatest accomplishments brought St. Paul's into the digital age by creating its first official website.

WB Redfearn is a regular in the lodge and often assists in the upkeep of the exterior including clearing the grounds of snow and other projects.

His officers at the conclusion of his second term in 2014 include:

  • Sr. Warden - Bro. David Brown
  • Jr. Warden - Bro. George Clour
  • Treasurer - Bro. Steve Jennings
  • Secretary - Bro. Bob Friedman
  • Asst. Secretary - Bro. George Barcus
  • Chaplain - RW Al Cameron
  • Sr. Deacon - Bro. Charles O'Hara
  • Jr. Deacon - WB Job Palaya
  • Sr. Steward - Bro. Pat McCauliff
  • Jr. Steward - Bro. John Beese
  • Marshall - WB Dan Titus
  • Musical Director - RW Henry Blake
  • Sentinel - Bro. Travis Friedman
  • Tyler - Bro. Jerry Ims
2009 - 2012

Steven Eng

2009 - 2012

Worshipful Brother Steve Eng is one of the longest serving Past Masters of St. Paul's. During his time in the East he had a simple goal of promoting and supporting our gentle craft as well as raising quality Master Masons that would stand the test of time and ensure the continuity of our fraternity. One of the achievements during WB Eng's term was the creation of the Alfred Ellis Fund which was designed to support the children of the East Bay District in regards to educational material such as school books.

Most of the officers that served with WB Steve Eng are still rotating through the chairs and include Worshipful Brother JC Redfearn, Bro. Charles O'Hara, and Worshipful Dave Brown, just to name a few. It should be noted that during his tenure he was often seen cooking meals for the meetings including the dinner served on the night he was elected to Worshipful Master. From chicken pot pie to filet mignon, the comforts of a fresh meal prepared in house provided a nice backdrop to the fellowship among the brothers in the dining hall.

In addition to his blue lodge, WB Eng is a member of the Scottish Rite and R.I. Shriners, he often visited other lodges throughout this Grand Jurisdiction and continues to be an active member of St. Paul's #14

2009 - 2012

Steven Eng


2009 - 2012

Worshipful Brother Steve Eng is one of the longest serving Past Masters of St. Paul's. During his time in the East he had a simple goal of promoting and supporting our gentle craft as well as raising quality Master Masons that would stand the test of time and ensure the continuity of our fraternity. One of the achievements during WB Eng's term was the creation of the Alfred Ellis Fund which was designed to support the children of the East Bay District in regards to educational material such as school books.

Most of the officers that served with WB Steve Eng are still rotating through the chairs and include Worshipful Brother JC Redfearn, Bro. Charles O'Hara, and Worshipful Dave Brown, just to name a few. It should be noted that during his tenure he was often seen cooking meals for the meetings including the dinner served on the night he was elected to Worshipful Master. From chicken pot pie to filet mignon, the comforts of a fresh meal prepared in house provided a nice backdrop to the fellowship among the brothers in the dining hall.

In addition to his blue lodge, WB Eng is a member of the Scottish Rite and R.I. Shriners, he often visited other lodges throughout this Grand Jurisdiction and continues to be an active member of St. Paul's #14

2008

Gary R. Frye

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

2008

2008

Gary R. Frye


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

2008

2007

Norman E. Hitchcock

2007

2007

Norman E. Hitchcock


2007

2006

Gardner C. Sconyers, Jr.

2006

2006

Gardner C. Sconyers, Jr.


2006

2005

Alfred W. Ellis, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

2005

2005

Alfred W. Ellis, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

2005

2004

R.W. John C. Beebe, lll

2004

2004

R.W. John C. Beebe, lll


2004

2002 - 2003

Larry Dennis

2002 - 2003

2002 - 2003

Larry Dennis


2002 - 2003

2001

Job A Palaya

2001

Worshipful Brother Job Palaya was Master of St. Paul's in 2001, in addition to being a Past Master of St. Paul's #14, he is also a Past Master of St. John's #1 in Portsmouth.

Always positive and full of energy, many of WB Job's stories are from his naval past, serving aboard many different ships and the Navy Base in Newport, RI. A real traveler Job has been to many overseas lodges including those in the Philippines where he maintains a healthy relationship.

Truly a Master Mason, WB Job continues to work in support of the craft in whatever capacity that is required, he has served as a officer of the lodge not only in his initial line, but for many of the Masters after him.

2001

Job A Palaya


2001

Worshipful Brother Job Palaya was Master of St. Paul's in 2001, in addition to being a Past Master of St. Paul's #14, he is also a Past Master of St. John's #1 in Portsmouth.

Always positive and full of energy, many of WB Job's stories are from his naval past, serving aboard many different ships and the Navy Base in Newport, RI. A real traveler Job has been to many overseas lodges including those in the Philippines where he maintains a healthy relationship.

Truly a Master Mason, WB Job continues to work in support of the craft in whatever capacity that is required, he has served as a officer of the lodge not only in his initial line, but for many of the Masters after him.

1999 - 2000

Donald E. Sly, Jr.

1999 - 2000

1999 - 2000

Donald E. Sly, Jr.


1999 - 2000

1998

Daniel P. Titus

1998

1998

Daniel P. Titus


1998

1997

John R. Titus

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1997

1997

John R. Titus


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1997

1996

James E. Hilton

1996

1996

James E. Hilton


1996

1995

John R. Titus

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1995

1995

John R. Titus


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1995

1994

Gardner C. Sconyers, Jr.

1994

1994

Gardner C. Sconyers, Jr.


1994

1993

R.W. David Melosh

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1993

1993

R.W. David Melosh


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1993

1992

Clyde Bertrand

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1992

1992

Clyde Bertrand


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1992

1991

Gary R. Frye

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1991

1991

Gary R. Frye


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1991

1990

R.W. Alfred M. Cameron

1990

1990

R.W. Alfred M. Cameron


1990

1989

Dennis R. Moss

1989

1989

Dennis R. Moss


1989

1988

William T. Swartz

1988

1988

William T. Swartz


1988

1987

Gary R. Frye

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1987

1987

Gary R. Frye


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1987

1986

Charl R.W. Davidson

1986

1986

Charl R.W. Davidson


1986

1984 - 1985

Charles A. Foutz, lll

1984 - 1985

1984 - 1985

Charles A. Foutz, lll


1984 - 1985

1983

R.W. Henry A. Blake, Jr.

1983

Worshipful Brother Henry Blake is a a two time Past Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14, most recently in 1983. Considered by many in the lodge to be a calm voice of reason and experience. He has delighted his brethren in recent times by being appointed as musical director. A typical night at the lodge will see WB Blake playing the organ between discussions. He remains active in the lodge sitting on several committees as time allow.

WB Blake is a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the US Navy and served for over 22 years and is a plank owner of the USS Bainbridge, the only ship of her class and the first nuclear powered destroyer type ship in the US Navy, which was commissioned in 1962.

1983

R.W. Henry A. Blake, Jr.


1983

Worshipful Brother Henry Blake is a a two time Past Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14, most recently in 1983. Considered by many in the lodge to be a calm voice of reason and experience. He has delighted his brethren in recent times by being appointed as musical director. A typical night at the lodge will see WB Blake playing the organ between discussions. He remains active in the lodge sitting on several committees as time allow.

WB Blake is a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the US Navy and served for over 22 years and is a plank owner of the USS Bainbridge, the only ship of her class and the first nuclear powered destroyer type ship in the US Navy, which was commissioned in 1962.

1982

Eddie Pitney, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1982

1982

Eddie Pitney, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1982

1981

Dennis R. Moss

1981

1981

Dennis R. Moss


1981

1980

David A. Bertrand

1980

1980

David A. Bertrand


1980

1979

Francis J. West

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1979

1979

Francis J. West


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1979

1978

James A. Dugan

1978

1978

James A. Dugan


1978

1977

R.W. Henry A. Blake, Jr.

1977

Worshipful Brother Henry Blake is a a two time Past Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14, most recently in 1983. Considered by many in the lodge to be a calm voice of reason and experience. He has delighted his brethren in recent times by being appointed as musical director. A typical night at the lodge will see WB Blake playing the organ between discussions. He remains active in the lodge sitting on several committees as time allow.

WB Blake is a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the US Navy and served for over 22 years and is a plank owner of the USS Bainbridge, the only ship of her class and the first nuclear powered destroyer type ship in the US Navy, which was commissioned in 1962.

1977

R.W. Henry A. Blake, Jr.


1977

Worshipful Brother Henry Blake is a a two time Past Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14, most recently in 1983. Considered by many in the lodge to be a calm voice of reason and experience. He has delighted his brethren in recent times by being appointed as musical director. A typical night at the lodge will see WB Blake playing the organ between discussions. He remains active in the lodge sitting on several committees as time allow.

WB Blake is a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the US Navy and served for over 22 years and is a plank owner of the USS Bainbridge, the only ship of her class and the first nuclear powered destroyer type ship in the US Navy, which was commissioned in 1962.

1976

John R. Kendrick

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1976

1976

John R. Kendrick


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1976

1975

Curtis L. Hanks

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1975

1975

Curtis L. Hanks


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1975

1974

Clyde Bertrand

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1974

1974

Clyde Bertrand


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1974

1973

Alfred W. Ellis, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1973

1973

Alfred W. Ellis, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1973

1972

Peter Buiak, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1972

1972

Peter Buiak, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1972

1971

Eddie Pitney, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1971

1971

Eddie Pitney, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1971

1970

Robert W. Curry

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1970

1970

Robert W. Curry


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1970

1969

Hugh W. Clark

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1969

1969

Hugh W. Clark


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1969

1968

Clyde Bertrand

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1968

1968

Clyde Bertrand


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1968

1967

Arthur C. Mathewson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1967

1967

Arthur C. Mathewson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1967

1966

E. Gerard Lathan

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1966

1966

E. Gerard Lathan


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1966

1965

Richard C. Shepard

1965

1965

Richard C. Shepard


1965

1964

William F. Tryon

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1964

1964

William F. Tryon


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1964

1963

Alfred W. Ellis, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1963

1963

Alfred W. Ellis, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1963

1962

William H. Morse

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1962

1962

William H. Morse


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1962

1961

Julian Collart

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1961

1961

Julian Collart


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1961

1960

George H. Koulouvardis

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1960

Worshipful Brother George Koulouvardis was Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 in 1960.

Like many men of St. Paul's Lodge WB George served in the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Coral Sea, one of the Navy's largest aircraft carriers. While serving he spent 3 tours in the Mediterranean and had the opportunity to visit his parent's homeland and place his family said he loved, Greece.

After his time in the Navy, he returned to Newport where he took over the family shoe business, "R.I. Shoe Repair". There had been a Koulouvardis shoe repair on Thames Street from 1920 until approximately 2013.

In addition to his Masonic career, WB George is said to have been an extreme Red Sox fan and season ticket holder, a lover of Opera, the Patriots, Newport Creamery. He was a member of St. Spyridon's Greek Orthodox Church, where he also served as Parish Council President and is the Godfather of St. Spyridon's Church.

WB George Koulouvardis passed to the Celestial Lodge on January 15, 2015.

1960

George H. Koulouvardis


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1960

Worshipful Brother George Koulouvardis was Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14 in 1960.

Like many men of St. Paul's Lodge WB George served in the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Coral Sea, one of the Navy's largest aircraft carriers. While serving he spent 3 tours in the Mediterranean and had the opportunity to visit his parent's homeland and place his family said he loved, Greece.

After his time in the Navy, he returned to Newport where he took over the family shoe business, "R.I. Shoe Repair". There had been a Koulouvardis shoe repair on Thames Street from 1920 until approximately 2013.

In addition to his Masonic career, WB George is said to have been an extreme Red Sox fan and season ticket holder, a lover of Opera, the Patriots, Newport Creamery. He was a member of St. Spyridon's Greek Orthodox Church, where he also served as Parish Council President and is the Godfather of St. Spyridon's Church.

WB George Koulouvardis passed to the Celestial Lodge on January 15, 2015.

1959

Roland A. Glines

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1959

1959

Roland A. Glines


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1959

1958

Peter I. Nielsen, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1958

1958

Peter I. Nielsen, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1958

1957

George J. Sarellis

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1957

1957

George J. Sarellis


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1957

1956

Alexander G. Teitz

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1956

1956

Alexander G. Teitz


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1956

1955

William M. Allen

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1955

1955

William M. Allen


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1955

1954

Nathan A. Estes, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1954

1954

Nathan A. Estes, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1954

1953

Louis E. Javelle

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1953

1953

Louis E. Javelle


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1953

1952

R.W. George F. Ward, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1952

1952

R.W. George F. Ward, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1952

1951

Alphin H. MacDonald

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1951

1951

Alphin H. MacDonald


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1951

1950

William O. Ferry

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1950

1950

William O. Ferry


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1950

1949

Joseph Turano

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1949

1949

Joseph Turano


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1949

1948

Frank T. Carr

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1948

1948

Frank T. Carr


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1948

1947

John F. Tennant

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1947

1947

John F. Tennant


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1947

1946

Everett J. Wilson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1946

1946

Everett J. Wilson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1946

1945

Lester H. Yeaton

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1945

1945

Lester H. Yeaton


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1945

1944

James P. Luth

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1944

1944

James P. Luth


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1944

1943

John B. Edward

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1943

1943

John B. Edward


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1943

1942

J. Crocker Titus

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1942

1942

J. Crocker Titus


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1942

1941

Dwight C. Hambley

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1941

1941

Dwight C. Hambley


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1941

1940

I. Lee McCauley

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1940

1940

I. Lee McCauley


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1940

1939

Eugene J. Blomberg

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1939

1939

Eugene J. Blomberg


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1939

1937

Reginald Hodgson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1937

1937

Reginald Hodgson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1937

1935

Ralph E. Brierley

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1935

1935

Ralph E. Brierley


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1935

1933

James B. Mason

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1933

1933

James B. Mason


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1933

1931

John W. Thompson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1931

1931

John W. Thompson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1931

1925

M.W. George F. Ward

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1925

George F. Ward was a well known Mason in Newport and the State of Rhode Island, and was even elected to serve as Most Worshipful Master of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.

He joined St. Pauls Lodge #14 in 1912 and eventually became Master of the lodge in 1925. In addition to his role at St. Pauls and Grand Lodge, he was also Past Commander of Washington Commandery, Knights Templar, Past High Priest of the Newport Royal Arch Chapter and member of Channing Memorial Church.

In 1925, Bro. Ward was installed as Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14- which at that time listed approximately 800 members on its roll- by District Deputy Grand Master Sylvester M. Budlong with the assistance of Grand Master of Ceremonies John Jackson.

The officers for that year included:

  • Senior Warden: William A. Peckham
  • Junior Warden: Alister I. MacIver
  • Treasurer: George B. Austin
  • Secretary: Thatcher T. Bowler
  • Chaplain: Rev. Stanley C. Hughes
  • Senior Deacon: W. Ladd Moody
  • Junior Deacon: Augustin C. Titus
  • Senior Steward: Fred P. Webber
  • Junior Steward: John Thomspon
  • Musical Director: T. Fred Harry
  • Marshal: Robert C. Ebba
  • Sentinel: Walter Curry
  • Tyler: James G. Swinburne

Bro. Ward continued work at Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, where he was employed for over 35 years, until his death at the age of 59.


  • 1925-01-31 George F Ward St. Pauls Lodge NMP1
  • 1940-05-24 Elect George F Ward NMP5
  • 1944-01-21 George F Ward Passes NMP2

1925

M.W. George F. Ward


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1925

George F. Ward was a well known Mason in Newport and the State of Rhode Island, and was even elected to serve as Most Worshipful Master of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island.

He joined St. Pauls Lodge #14 in 1912 and eventually became Master of the lodge in 1925. In addition to his role at St. Pauls and Grand Lodge, he was also Past Commander of Washington Commandery, Knights Templar, Past High Priest of the Newport Royal Arch Chapter and member of Channing Memorial Church.

In 1925, Bro. Ward was installed as Master of St. Paul's Lodge #14- which at that time listed approximately 800 members on its roll- by District Deputy Grand Master Sylvester M. Budlong with the assistance of Grand Master of Ceremonies John Jackson.

The officers for that year included:

  • Senior Warden: William A. Peckham
  • Junior Warden: Alister I. MacIver
  • Treasurer: George B. Austin
  • Secretary: Thatcher T. Bowler
  • Chaplain: Rev. Stanley C. Hughes
  • Senior Deacon: W. Ladd Moody
  • Junior Deacon: Augustin C. Titus
  • Senior Steward: Fred P. Webber
  • Junior Steward: John Thomspon
  • Musical Director: T. Fred Harry
  • Marshal: Robert C. Ebba
  • Sentinel: Walter Curry
  • Tyler: James G. Swinburne

Bro. Ward continued work at Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, where he was employed for over 35 years, until his death at the age of 59.


  • 1925-01-31 George F Ward St. Pauls Lodge NMP1
  • 1940-05-24 Elect George F Ward NMP5
  • 1944-01-21 George F Ward Passes NMP2

1924

William A. Perkins

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1924

1924

William A. Perkins


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1924

1923

Alvah H. Sanborn

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1923

1923

Alvah H. Sanborn


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1923

1922

Robert G. Biesel

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1922

1922

Robert G. Biesel


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1922

1921

Orin M. Alger

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1921

1921

Orin M. Alger


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1921

1920

Arthur J. Ober

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1920

1920

Arthur J. Ober


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1920

1919

Benjamin F. Downing

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1919

1919

Benjamin F. Downing


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1919

1918

Donald E. Spears

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1918

Worshipful Brother Donald E. Spears, Master of St. Pauls Lodge #14 in 1918. WB Spears was installed at St. Pauls Annual Communication by District Deputy Grand Master Norris G. Abbot, and assisted by Worshipful Master Monton W. Coombs as Master of Ceremonies. The large attendance of members included many in uniform of the United States service. After the installation a salad supper was served, music being furnished by an orchestra of Naval Reservists.

Also installed on that day was a full line of officers:

  • Senior Warden - Benjamin F. Downing III
  • Junior Warden - Arthur J. Ober
  • Treasurer - William J. Cozzens
  • Secretary - Thatcher T. Bowler
  • Chaplain - Rev. William Safford Jones
  • Senior Deacon - Orin M. Alger
  • Junior Deacon - Robert G. Beisel
  • Senior Steward - Alvah H. Sanborn
  • Junior Steward - Benjamin T. White
  • Marshal - Robert C. Ebbs
  • Sentinel - William A. Perkins

“Under this section you will discover many of the prominent Newport Mason’s”

1918

Donald E. Spears


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1918

Worshipful Brother Donald E. Spears, Master of St. Pauls Lodge #14 in 1918. WB Spears was installed at St. Pauls Annual Communication by District Deputy Grand Master Norris G. Abbot, and assisted by Worshipful Master Monton W. Coombs as Master of Ceremonies. The large attendance of members included many in uniform of the United States service. After the installation a salad supper was served, music being furnished by an orchestra of Naval Reservists.

Also installed on that day was a full line of officers:

  • Senior Warden - Benjamin F. Downing III
  • Junior Warden - Arthur J. Ober
  • Treasurer - William J. Cozzens
  • Secretary - Thatcher T. Bowler
  • Chaplain - Rev. William Safford Jones
  • Senior Deacon - Orin M. Alger
  • Junior Deacon - Robert G. Beisel
  • Senior Steward - Alvah H. Sanborn
  • Junior Steward - Benjamin T. White
  • Marshal - Robert C. Ebbs
  • Sentinel - William A. Perkins

“Under this section you will discover many of the prominent Newport Mason’s”

1917

George B. Austin

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1917

1917

George B. Austin


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1917

1916

William MacLeod

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1916

1916

William MacLeod


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1916

1915

Alexander J. MacIver

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1915

1915

Alexander J. MacIver


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1915

1914

Charles H. Gesterling

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1914

1914

Charles H. Gesterling


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1914

1913

James P. Cozzens

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1913

1913

James P. Cozzens


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1913

1912

Dudley P. Bacheller

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1912

1912

Dudley P. Bacheller


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1912

1911

Charles L. Adams

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1911

1911

Charles L. Adams


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1911

1910

Henry H. Lawton

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1910

1910

Henry H. Lawton


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1910

1909

Clark Burdick

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1909

1909

Clark Burdick


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1909

1908

E. Benjamin May

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1908

1908

E. Benjamin May


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1908

1907

William H. Langley

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1907

1907

William H. Langley


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1907

1906

Frederick Bradley

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1906

1906

Frederick Bradley


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1906

1905

Elmer S. Nickerson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1905

1905

Elmer S. Nickerson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1905

1904

William G. Ward, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1904

1904

William G. Ward, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1904

1903

Robert C. Bacheller

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1903

1903

Robert C. Bacheller


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1903

1902

F. Augustus Ward

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1902

1902

F. Augustus Ward


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1902

1901

Charles Tisdall

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1901

1901

Charles Tisdall


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1901

1900

Edward G. Hayward

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1900

1900

Edward G. Hayward


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1900

1899

Frank W. Casler

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1899

1899

Frank W. Casler


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1899

1898

Charles A. Gillen

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1898

1898

Charles A. Gillen


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1898

1897

Clarence A. Hammett

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1897

1897

Clarence A. Hammett


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1897

1896

Henry C. Stevens, Jr.

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1896

1896

Henry C. Stevens, Jr.


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1896

1895

R.W. Thatcher T. Bowler

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1895

1895

R.W. Thatcher T. Bowler


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1895

1894

William D. Sawyer

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1894

1894

William D. Sawyer


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1894

1893

Joseph W. Sampson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1893

1893

Joseph W. Sampson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1893

1892

William H. Lee

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1892

1892

William H. Lee


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1892

1891

George E. Vernon

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1891

1891

George E. Vernon


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1891

1889 - 1890

Thomas C. Sherman

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1889 - 1890

1889 - 1890

Thomas C. Sherman


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1889 - 1890

1886 - 1888

Jere W. Horton

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1886 - 1888

1886 - 1888

Jere W. Horton


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1886 - 1888

1885

John H. Crosby

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1885

1885

John H. Crosby


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1885

1884

Thomas P. Peckham

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1884

1884

Thomas P. Peckham


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1884

1883

David Stevens

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1883

David Stevens was made a Master Mason in St. John's Lodge #1 in 1867, and in 1875 he was one fo the members active in forming St. Paul's Lodge #14. In 1883, WB Stevens was duly elected Master. In addition to his blue lodge duties. Bro. Stevens was a Past High Priest of the Newport Royal Arch Chapter and had also held officer roles in the Grand Chapter of the State as well as Eminent Commander of Washington Commandery in 1874. A well know citizen of the town he often gave of his time and labors to improve the community.

David Stevens was the son of former Lieutenant Governor Pardon W. Stevens and Abby C. Stevens. Interestingly, his father, Pardon W. was the son of David Steven and Elizabeth (White) Stevens, Elizabeth was the daughter of Noah White, and a direct descednant of William White, one of the passengers of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

1883

David Stevens


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1883

David Stevens was made a Master Mason in St. John's Lodge #1 in 1867, and in 1875 he was one fo the members active in forming St. Paul's Lodge #14. In 1883, WB Stevens was duly elected Master. In addition to his blue lodge duties. Bro. Stevens was a Past High Priest of the Newport Royal Arch Chapter and had also held officer roles in the Grand Chapter of the State as well as Eminent Commander of Washington Commandery in 1874. A well know citizen of the town he often gave of his time and labors to improve the community.

David Stevens was the son of former Lieutenant Governor Pardon W. Stevens and Abby C. Stevens. Interestingly, his father, Pardon W. was the son of David Steven and Elizabeth (White) Stevens, Elizabeth was the daughter of Noah White, and a direct descednant of William White, one of the passengers of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

1881 - 1882

R.W. Frank E. Thompson

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1881 - 1882

1881 - 1882

R.W. Frank E. Thompson


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1881 - 1882

1879 - 1880

R.W. William H. Cotton

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1879 - 1880

1879 - 1880

R.W. William H. Cotton


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1879 - 1880

1878

R.W. John P. Sanborn

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1878

1878

R.W. John P. Sanborn


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1878

1876 - 1877

R.W. George F. Crandall

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1876 - 1877

1876 - 1877

R.W. George F. Crandall


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1876 - 1877

1817

Charles Cotton

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1817

1817

Charles Cotton


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1817

1816

John A. Shaw (U.D.)

(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1816

1816

John A. Shaw (U.D.)


(Passed to the Celestial Lodge)

1816