|Worthy Grand Matron Roberta B. Johnson|
|Worthy Grand Patron David Smalls|
Prince Hall Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star,
Jurisdiction of Massachusetts, was instituted September 9, 1944 at 1095
Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Appropriately named, being the
famed founder of our great organization, Prince Hall. Membership in the
Order is restricted to the mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, and widows
of Master Masons.
Our first Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron
were Sis. Nellie Harris and Bro. Harry Brown. The other Grand Chapter
officers were Grand Associate Matron, Sis. Elizabeth Moffitt, Grand
Associate Patron, Bro. Robert Johnson, Grand Treasurer, Sis. Marion Boone,
Grand Secretary, Sis. Julia Noble, Grand Conductress, Sis. Dora O.
Johnson, Grand Associate Conductress, Sis. Estelle Ferriabough, Grand
Chaplain, Bro. Roswell, Grand Marshall, in the East, Sis. Gladys R.
Surrey, Grand Marshall in the West, Sis. Elsie C. Mann, Grand Lecturer,
Sis. Ada Bell Griffin, Grand Adah, Sis. Dorothy W. Bailey, Grand Ruth,
Sis. Ebba S. Perry, Grand Esther, Sis. Ruth A. Lombard, Grand Martha, Sis.
Ida M. Dunn, Grand Electa, Sis. Harriet A. L. Jones, Grand Warder, Sis.
Cynthia M. Blackburn, Grand Sentinel, Bro. William Scott, and Grand Youth
Organizer, Sis. Bertha L. Bogan. All were duly elected and installed at
our first convocation.
Our goal as a Grand Chapter is to bind together all who are entitled to its privileges, mutually aid and assist in sickness and distress and to inculcate the principles of morality and friendship, as exemplified by the lives of the Heroines of our Rite. To encourage faith in God and His works, sisterly love and a devotion to the benevolent and charitable service of our Order.
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