History of Marietta White Shrine Number Twelve
(Conception to 1958)
A group of Eastern Star members became interested in the organization of a White Shrine of Jerusalem, and a meeting was held at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Hagan, for the purpose of considering such an organization in Marietta. After due consideration, it was agreed to organize and apply to the Supreme White Shrine for a charter.
A ballot was taken and Nellie Ellis was recommended for Worthy High Priestess, Ira L. Ellis, Watchman of Shepherds and Gertrude Dunnington, Noble Prophetess.
“Marietta Shrine” was unanimously chosen as our name.
Those present were:
|Maude Speary||Casper Hopp|
|Nellie Ellis||Mrs. Casper Hopp|
|Ira L. Ellis||Mary Crumley|
|Blanche Gerken||A. P. Crumley|
|Martha Gerken||O. S. Creighton|
|Anna Schimmel||Mrs. O. S. Creighton|
|Josephine Windsor||A. S. Dunnington|
|Nellie Dysle||Gertrude Dunnington|
|William Dysle||Emma Lehmer|
|Ida Hagan||William Lehmer|
|Frank Hagan||Olga Blair|
|Lucinda Deeren||A. A. Schramm|
|T. J. Deeren||Louise Schramm|
|Carry Strecker||Susan Rosenthal|
|Clara Bode||R. W. Athey|
|Henry Bode||Mrs. R. W. Athey|
Our petition was granted and on May 14, 1915, a meeting was called by Sojourner Edward Day Allington, Supreme Watchman of Shepherds of the Supreme White Shrine of Jerusalem, for the purpose of instituting Marietta Shrine. At the appointed time, we assembled in the I. O. O. F. Hall on Putnam Street.