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Cohoes, New York
Original Lodge Petitions 1884-1956


These are the actual petitions prospective members filled out when they applied to join the Cohoes, NY Lodge. In their own handwriting they answer questions about; age, occupation, birth place and current address. The format varies somewhat (after all they cover a period of over 70 years). Most are printed in colored ink, and all are filled out by hand.

Item # 10564


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Year Applied for Membership
Ablett, Leslie H. 1918
Ackenbrack, John F. 1926
Adey, William H. 1926
Adriance, Matthew 1923
Albright, Milton W. 1945
Andrae, Robert 1907
Archibald, Andrew 1913
Archibold, James 1889
Archibold, John 1904
Ashline, Edgar W. 1889
Austin, Ralph B. 1918
Backus, Keith 1947
Bailey, Allen M. 1956
Bailey, Ralfe E. 1950
Bakker, Martinus B. 1951
Barbaresi, Sante 1948
Barnes, Cyrus Leroy 1928
Barnes, George A. 1928
Beattie, James N. 1891
Beattie, Raymond M. 1913
Beattie, William H. 1898
Beckwith, Irving Judson 1919
Bennett, Alfred F. 1925
Bennett, Earl A. 1920
Bennett, Nelson Baker 1918
Bennett, Robert 1951
Billings, Bloss 1889
Bindewald, G. C. 1920
Blood, W. L. 1944
Bold, Edward 1951
Bolton, Richard A. 1916
Bornt, Leonard 1885
Bottomley, James William 1907
Bottum, Edward 1916
Bottum, Elijah 1917
Boughton, Arthur 1920
Bowen, Norman F. 1945
Brandt, Frank L. 1929
Branhall, James E. 1891
Brenzal, Davis L. 1916
Brix, William E. 1947
Brown, Maurice R. 1905
Brown, Samuel 1905
Buchanan, John 1886
Buchanan, John 1886
Buchanan, W. D. 1904
Buettner, Louis A. 1920
Buffum, Frank 1904
Burhans, Winfred Scott 1926
Byson, George J. 1921
Byson, John P. 1917
Calder, Brockwell 1950
Calkins, Richard A. 1956
Calkins, Stanley H. 1913
Cameron, Hugh W. 1917
Carlson, Iver 1917
Carpenter, Dale S. 1906
Carpenter, William G. 1884
Chatfield, Eugene 1918
Christman, Cecil 1926
Church, Archie H. 1945
Clark, Harry B. 1920
Clark, Lewis G. 1912
Clark, William G. 1946
Clarke, S. A. 1888
Clarke, Saul A. 1891
Colgan, Charles E. 1919
Connor, William 1890
Conrad, Alex G. 1913
Cooper, Alvin E. 1943
Cooper, George Kavanaugh 1926
Cooper, Ray E. 1919
Cornes, James Abram 1923
Crawford, William S. 1924
Cropsey, Clarence W. 1926
Cross, Clarence E. 1943
Crush, Edward 1914
Danks, Leonard 1921
Davenport, Walter A. 1914
Davidson, Archie A. 1920
Davis, Chester A. 1925
Dawson, David B. 1918
Dawson, Warren E. 1950
Dewar, Frederick 1917
Dixon, Edwin Goring 1919
Dixon, George 1920
Donahue, John 1889
Donahue, William H. 1889
Donna, Artell J. 1945
Doyle, Edward 1904
Drummond, Earl N. 1923
Dutcher, Charles 1887
Dutcher, Charles W. 1885
Dutches, Charles W. 1888
Edge, Arthur Stanfield 1904
Ellett, Charles J. 1922
Ellett, Richard A. 1945
Emery, Al. 1947
Farrell, Joseph 1891
Feather, George H. 1919
Finkel, Lester George 1953
Finney, John 1905
Fiore, Frank 1917
Fisher, Silas 1887
Fodder, Oscar G. 1886
Fonda, Arthur V. 1926
Ford, Harold W. 1946
Ford, William 1889
Ford, William O. 1946
Foster, Fred C. 1913
Foster, Samuel H. 1916
Fox, James Joseph 1922
Freiusberg, Louis 1891
Gallette, Andrew 1918
Gardner, Russell P. 1945
Geary, John A. 1917
Geddes, Glenn I. 1951
Giftos, Constantine 1946
Gilchrist, James D. 1916
Gillen, Frederick E. 1927
Gillen, Henry B. 1915
Glass, Harry H. 1915
Gorden, Robert A. 1916
Goulding, Ernest 1906
Gray, Henry B. 1907
Gray, Henry B. 1904
Green, Henry M. 1947
Green, Joseph W. 1919
Greenwood, Arthur 1913
Grithen, Julius 1920
Halacy, John H. 1954
Hall, Raymond J. 1923
Hall, Samuel, Jr. 1926
Ham, Philip H. 1907
Ham, Philip H. 1891
Hamilton, George T. 1904
Hammond, Herbert T. 1914
Hammond, Merritt 1886
Hardenburgh, Harry A. 1919
Hardick, William 1891
Harple, Morris Glenn 1942
Harrison, Moses L. 1945
Hartshon, Harold 1947
Hartshow, Walter, Jr. 1945
Hawe, Foster Jerome 1918
Hawkins, Oliver J. 1910
Hay, Miller 1886
Hay, Miller 1887
Hayward, Edward 1904
Hempel, Edward J. 1945
Herliky, D. O. 1887
Hess, Bruce G. 1946
Hess, Theodore John 1923
Hewitt, Arthur 1919
Hildreth, Albert H. 1911
Hill, Henry W. 1919
Hilsinger, Walter H. 1922
Hinchcliff, George 1946
Hines, Charles 1907
Hopper, Ernest J. 1926
House, Theodore Myers 1913
Hudson, Charles S. 1905
Hull, Raymond W. 1946
Hull, William H. 1947
Humphreys, George W. 1911
Hurd, William E. 1916
Hutchins, Henry B. 1890
Hutchins, Henry B. 1907
Hutchinson, Joseph E. 1945
Jackson, George D. 1919
Jackson, James C. 1913
Jameson, John R. 1919
Jerman, W. A. 1891
Johnson, Herbert E. 1906
Johnson, Joseph E. 1949
Johnson, Leslie F. 1908
Jones, Edward 1921
Kalner, Fred J. 1920
Kelly, Charles H. 1889
Kelman, Sander 1953
King, Gordon H. 1951
Kirkpatrick, W. J. 1889
Knoop, Theodore 1885
Kreuger, Raymond W. 1953
LaCoe, Joseph A. 1949
Land, Charles F. 1891
Land, Charles F. 1890
Land, Charles Frederick 1915
Land, Raymond 1920
Lang, David 1929
Lang, Edward W. 1947
Lansing, Abram W. 1903
Lansing, Edgar Poe 1926
LaRue, Evan R. 1952
Lauer, Cloyd Holmes 1919
Law, William Herbert 1920
Lear, J. Harry 1913
Lee, Joseph Arthur 1928
LeRoy, William B. 1887
Lindsay, Lester 1920
Lofte, Harold G. 1919
Loop, Harry L. 1904
Lorimier, Joseph D. 1953
Lundberg, M. P. 1923
MacArthur, Robert 1915
Mack, Paul 1954
MacLean, Donald C. 1919
Maitland, John 1890
Malpass, John 1926
Mather, Samuel E. 1913
Matz, Joseph 1913
Maycock, Thomas E. 1922
McClelland, James 1890
McCormick, Archibald 1932
McCrary, Edward 1889
McCreary, Edward 1950
McCreary, John 1929
McCreedy, Frank E. 1911
McCreedy, Harry J. 1914
McDermott, Earl Carson 1937
McNeil, Thomas J. 1886
McNeill, L. S. 1903
Meeghan, Joseph J. 1955
Metcalf, Maurice A. 1889
Miller, John A. M. 1944
Mincher, Albert E. 1921
Mincher, Winthrop 1906
Mitchell, J. H. 1886
Mitchell, James 1915
Mitchell, James H., Jr. 1916
Morrison, Paul 1924
Mosby, Frederick 1891
Mosier, Fred J. 1948
Mott, Dudley B. 1908
Muller, Jacob P. 1925
Myers, John W. 1949
Nelson, Andrew 1919
Nelson, Peter 1905
Newell, Carl K. 1946
Newell, Emmanuel 1946
Newell, Joseph 1946
Newton, Andrew 1888
Nielsen, Hans 1945
Nuttall, Robert William 1919
Nutter, Harry J. 1905
Nutter, Harvey W. 1905
Nutter, Herbert D. 1905
Osterberg, R. J. Harry 1949
Ostrander, Frank 1921
Ostrom, Fred L. 1911
Padley, William M. 1890
Parry, Percy H. 1923
Pascal, William Henry 1889
Pate, George 1889
Peck, George 1890
Perkins, Charles 1918
Perkins, Wilbur H. 1922
Peugh, Charles C. 1913
Pilling, J. M. 1891
Platke, David M. 1918
Plotke, John Jacob 1919
Potter, George M. 1946
Potts, Walter E. 1919
Powers, William K. 1926
Psaikis, Steven S. 1943
Quinn, L. 1887
Rann, Walter 1919
Raymond, H. H. 1918
Rector, Harold 1953
Reeve, Roy J. 1922
Reynolds, William W. 1916
Rickman, Henry E. 1915
Ringer, Samuel 1954
Robinson, Robert W. 1907
Robinson, William H. 1907
Roby, Donald 1945
Roff, Fred A. 1904
Rogers, Rollin W. 1919
Ross, Jacob A. 1905
Rowley, Charles W. 1911
Roylance, Oliver 1947
Rudebush, Wallace H. 1945
Samuels, Harold J. 1911
Schmeichel, Calvin 1953
Seloff, George 1928
Shattock, William 1888
Shear, E. H. 1886
Shibley, William 1888
Simcox, Joseph H. 1914
Slade, Ben. J. 1917
Slater, George 1904
Smith, Edward M. 1920
Smith, James Henry 1891
Stahl, Howard C. 1944
Stevenson, Chester A. 1916
Stewart, Alfred J. V. 1946
Stickles, Charles 1888
Stone, Chester D., Jr. 1956
Summers, Roy E. 1923
Sweet, Harry 1887
Sword, Ernest R. 1914
Targett, Stanley E. 1911
Taylor, Stanley 1928
Taylor, William, Jr. 1908
Thomas, Harry E. 1915
Thomas, John D. 1950
Tibbits, Wesley A. 1944
Tifft, Wayne 1922
Trembly, Lawrence G. 1905
Van Acker, George A. 1923
Van Dermark, James H., Jr. 1919
Van Derwerken, Harry 1946
Van Valkinburgh, William H. 1919
Van Vranken, Willard A. 1916
Van Zandt, Henry A. 1927
Wagner, G. Edward 1954
Wallace, Edward 1904
Waterman, Sanford A. 1889
Watson, Earl 1918
Wederman, John 1913
Wederman, Julius 1913
Wheldon, Harry S. 1913
White, David A. 1916
White, James 1914
Whitney, George H. 1905
Whitney, William A. 1907
Wilkins, Edward A., Jr. 1908
Willard, Hank 1950
Williams, George 1918
Williams, J. Henry 1914
Williams, J. Henry 1916
Williams, Victor Raymond 1926
Wilsey, Ernest J. 1946
Wilson, Burton 1953
Windsor, E. B. 1913
Wirth, Adolph 1887
Wright, James Brewster 1946

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