Tag Archives: Glens Falls

Austin W. Holden

Austin Holden was born in White Creek in Washington County, New York in 1819.  He was raised by his dad and step-mother from the age of four. He arrived in Glens Falls in 1836 at the age of 17 and … Continue reading

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Masters of Senate Lodge 456 F. & A. M.

1859       Enoch H. Rosekrans 1860-61    Austin W. Holden 1862-65    James Ferguson 1866       George H. Bassinger 1867       A. Irving Sternberg 1868       George H. Bassinger 1869       William C. B. Stewart 1870       Daniel F. Cowles 1871       Austin W. Holden 1872-73    George W. Conkey … Continue reading

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Masters of Glens Falls Lodge 121 F. & A. M.

1847-48 Avery C. Tiffany 1849    Enoch Ellis 1850-51 Avery C. Tiffany 1852    John H. Martin 1853-55 Marvin R. Peck 1856-57 Austin W. Holden 1858    Benjamin Starbuck 1859    Austin W. Holden 1860-61 Joseph Darby 1862    Isaac J. Davis 1863    Joseph Darby … Continue reading

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The History of Glens Falls Lodge 121 F. & A. M.

Glens Falls was the first Lodge organized in Warren County after the Morgan Affair.  Area Masons petitioned Grand Lodge to form a new Lodge on January 16, 1847.  Charter was granted on June 8th of that same year. Charter members … Continue reading

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The History of Hamilton Lodge 144 F. & A. M.

A few short months before submitting a petition to form a new Lodge, a duel occurred between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, resulting in the death of Hamilton (July 12 1804).  Hamilton Lodge 144 was named for Alexander Hamilton. Grand … Continue reading

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The History of Senate Lodge 456 F. & A. M.

In 1857 there was much confusion in the craft.  Brothers Enoch Rosekrans and Orange Ferriss demitted from Glens Falls Lodge 121.  At the 121 Annual Communication held on December 16, 1857, Austin Holden also requested a dimit, which was denied … Continue reading

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The History of Queensbury Lodge 121 F. & A. M.

On February 29, 2000 M:. W:. Stewart C. McCloud, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, issued a dispensation to allow Glens Falls Lodge 121 and Senate Lodge 456 to consolidate into Queensbury Lodge 121. The Charter … Continue reading

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Henry Crandall: Benefactor or Slum Lord

To the Glens Falls area, Henry Crandall is remembered fondly as a benefactor; Crandall Library, Crandall Street, and Crandall Park are but a few reminders of his legacy. But in the 19th Century, Crandall owned numerous buildings some of which were in disrepair. Continue reading

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