year the first of a number of Princeton resident's received the
degrees of Craft Masonry at King David Lodge #15 in Trenton,
New Jersey. Others followed and in time those bretheren petitioned
Most Worshipful Thomas Riley, Grand Master of the Most Worshipful
Prince Hall Grand Lodge State of New Jersey for a dispensation
to form a Prince Hall Lodge in Princeton, New Jersey. On April
16, 1913 that authority was granted and 47 Bretheren became known
as Aaron Lodge.
on December 26, 1913 and was registered with it present number
9. The first elected officers of Aaron Lodge #9 were the following.
WB Scott Blake as Worshipful Master;, George Parago as Senior
Warden;, Omega Harris as Junior Warden;,Henry M. Austin as Treasurer;,
and John T. Coy as Secretary.
met on Witherspoon
Street and Douglas Hall, but now congregat in it's Temple purchased
in 1943 and located on John & MacLean Streets. This acquisition
was made under the able leadership pd WB I. Major Stryker and
aided by the faith the membership had in each other and their
spirit of cooperation. This building continues to serve as a
center for community activity.
to 1947 all of the
District Deputies of the then 4th and present 5th Districts were
members of Aaron Lodge #9.
Lodge #9 will
celebrate its 87th year of existence on December 26, 2000 and
with the able support of all the Bretheren and under the guidance
of the Master,
Aaron Lodge #9 will continue to perform good and great works.
history of Aaron Lodge #9 was obtained from a studt conducted
at Rutgers University in 1947
Past Masters from 1979 on..
- Howard Sweeney
- Hyette Bricoe, Jr.
- Anthony Watson
- William Fitch
- Jimmie Pittman
- Phillip Randolph
- Floyd Phox
- Peter H. Young
- Ronald Gillette
- Homer O. Justice
- Whitfield Mude, Jr.
- Larry Gunnell, Sr.
- Earl J. Buggs
- Roosevelt Stephenson
- Robert Gunnell
- Glenn Ferguson
- Anthony M. Davis
- Francis D. Boyer
- Wayne P. Murray
- Kevin G. Jordan
- Wallace C. Holland III