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Webster County R.A.M. Key to Titles

*Proxy - indicates he attended the Grand Chapter, annual convocation as a proxy (ex. GCh,HP*-78 This man attended the Grand chapter as a proxy High Priest in 1878)

C - Chaplain

CH - Chaplain of the Host or Captain of the Host

Co - Conductor

DGHP - Deputy Grand High Priest

G - Guard

GC - Grand Chaplain

GCH - Grand Chaplain of the Host

GCh - Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa

GG - Grand Guard

GHP - Grand High Priest

GK - Grand King

GMFV - Grand Master First Vail

GMSV - Grand Master Second Vail

GMTV - Grand Master Third Vail

GPS - Grand Principle Sojourner

GRAC - Grand Royal Arch Captain

GS - Grand Secretary

GSc - Grand Scribe

GT - Grand Treasurer

H - Herald

HP - High Priest

K - King

m - appears on the member rolls for indicated year

Mc - Master of Ceremonies

OHP - Grand Council of the Order of High Priesthood for State of Iowa

Pr - President

PS - Principle Sojourner

R - Recorder

RAC - Royal Arch Captain

RSMD - received Royal & Select Masters degree in the indicated year

S - Secretary

Sc - Scribe

Se - Sentinel

Ss - Steward & Sentinel

T - Treasurer

Vp - Vice president

Key to actions:

Ad - admitted

D - died

Di - dimitted (left the lodge to join another or became non-affiliated)

Dr - dropped (dismissed)

Ex - exalted (raised to a higher degree)

Exp - expelled

Re - reinstated

Su - suspended (possibly for non-payment of dues or unmasonic-like conduct)

Key to years:

78 - 1878 annual report (10/1/1877-9/30/1878)

79 - 1879 annual report (10/1/1878-9/30/1879)

80 - 1880 annual report (10/1/1879-9/30/1880)

81 - 1881 annual report (10/1/1880-9/30/1881)

82 - 1882 annual report (10/1/1881-9/30/1882)

90 - 1890 annual report (10/1/1889-9/30/1890)

Key to notes in parenthesis:

- (name) a name in parenthesis is another spelling for the same person found in the books. I probably didn't catch them all, but these are the ones I am very sure of. In many cases, the surname was spelled differently within the same reporting period, and sometimes on the same page.

-(memorial, pic, bio, obit) the books contain one or more of these additional items for the person indicated.

-(date) a date in parentheses following a death notation, indicates date of death as recorded in the books.


1. "Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, for the Years 1878 to 1882, Inclusive", Vol. IV, Original Edition; Muscatine, Iowa - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1883.

2. "Transactions of the Grand Chapter of the State of Iowa, at its Thirty-Seventh Grand Annual Convocation", Convened at Cedar Rapids, Thursday October 9th, A.D. 1890, Original Edition; Des Moines - published by order of the Grand Chapter, 1890.

~ this data was extracted from original books by S. Ferrall for Webster co. IAGenWeb

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