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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
 
 
Emblem of the Order of the Eastern Star
  The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonically-related fraternity of women and men dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness. Membership is based on a relationship to a member of the Masonic order and a desire to acquire additional knowledge and for self improvement. The degrees of the Order of the Eastern Star teach lessons of fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith and
love. Local Eastern Star Chapters select their own charities and places of service in their own communities. The Eastern Star is also a social organization with frequent formal events and ceremonies.
 
The 1889 session of the Grand Lodge in Windsor June 19th 1889 Reported the setting up of the Order of the Eastern Star chapters in Ontario and Michigan including the Chatham Electra Chapter and the Hamilton Esther Chapter. The Victoria Chapter #6 of Windsor set up by August of 1889. In 1895 OES in Michigan and Canada split.

Sources: Prince Hall Masonry In Ontario 1852-1933 Arlie C Robbins July 17 1980 The Eastern Star: The Evolution from a Rite to an Order, Harold Van Buren Voorhis, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co. Inc. Richmond Virginia 1976
 
Dinner Dance at Cleary Auditorium brings together Masons and Order of the Eastern Star convention participants, Windsor Star 16/08/1967
 

A dinner dance at Cleary Auditorium brings together Masons and Order of the Eastern Star convention participants, Windsor Star 16/08/1967

Clipping from the Windsor Star and courtesy of the McCurdy Collection, Archives of Ontario.

         
Mrs. Raymond Watkins is named Worthy Grandmatron
 

Mrs. Raymond Watkins is named Worthy Grandmatron at the 58th Annual session of the Prince Hall Grand Chapter of the Province of Ontario Order of the Eastern Star held in Hamiliton, Ontario

Clipping from the Windsor Star and courtesy of the McCurdy Collection at the Archives of Ontario.

         
Mrs. Ivan Dey is named Worthy Grandmatron
 

Mrs. Ivan Dey is named Worthy Grandmatron at the 64th Annual session of the Prince Hall Grand Chapter of the Province of Ontario Order of the Eastern Star held in Harrow, Ontario.

Mrs. Joseph Porter was presented with the Grand Patron's Award at the same event

Clipping from the Windsor Star and courtesy of Mrs. Marie Martin.

 

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