Research Lodge of Oregon No. 198
Research Lodge of Oregon No. 198


The following was transcribed from a 1960 roster for Research Lodge of Oregon No. 198 that was recently unearthed from the archives by Bro. Johnny Edwards.

On the evening of January 22, 1932, at eight o’clock in the Pythian Building, West Park and Yamhill Streets, an Occasional Communication of the Grand Lodge of Oregon was held to institute Research Lodge of Oregon, U.D.

The role of officers and members of Research Lodge of Oregon was read, and M.W. Brother Herbert L. Toney, Grand Master, installed the officers of the lodge and the Acting Marshal Percy R. Kelly proclaimed Research Lodge of Oregon duly opened under dispensation. The following are officers and members of Research Lodge of Oregon, dated January 22, 1932, and Lodge from which they came as dual members:

  • Wallance McCamant, Worshipful Master, Willamette N. 2
  • D. Rufun Cheney, Senior Warden, Holbrook N. 30
  • Elmer G. Wendling, Juniar Warden, Portland No. 55
  • R. Edward Pinney, Treasurer
  • Sidney Z. Bartley, Secretary, Roosevelt No. 187
  • Oswald E. Taylor, Senior Deacon, Imperial No. 159
  • Arthur Berridge, Junior Deacon, Roosevelt No. 187
  • C.E. Ferguson, Senior Steward, Friendship No. 160
  • George D. Dryer, Junior Steward, Imperial No. 159
  • Leslie M. Scott, Dir. of Ceremonies, Imperial No. 159
  • Earl C. Bronaugh, Chaplain, Willamette No. 2
  • John McKinley, Tyler