Freemasonry and the Internet

I’ve always been interested in Freemasonry, and reading about the organization has been a long-time hobby of mine. My grandfather was a Mason, although he passed away before I got interested in it so I was never able to ask him about it.

I decided a couple of days ago to see what I could find out about his participation. Some helpful folks pointed me to the Secretary of the Lodge in Guthrie, Oklahoma. I emailed him about an hour ago, and in less than forty-five minutes had this response back:

“George Stanley Williams was initiated an Entered Apprentice on 5/12/31, passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on 6/9/31 and raised to Master Mason on 6/2/53 in Marlow Lodge #103. He moved his membership to Anadarko on 1/18/55. He held no offices.”

How’s that for speed and service? Pretty neat, I say.