(Nov 19, 1831 - Sep 19,
President of the United States of America
(Jul 2 - Sep 19, 1881)
Initiated: November 19, 1861, Magnolia
Lodge, No. 20, Columbus, Ohio and Passed
two weeks later. Owing to Civil War duties,
Brother Garfield did not receive the Third
Degree until November 22, 1864 in Columbus
Lodge No. 30, Columbus, Ohio, by request
of his mother Lodge.
He dimitted August 1, 1865, and joined
Garrettsville Lodge No.246, Garrettsville,
Ohio, October 10, 1866, serving as Chaplain
in 1868 and 69. Brother Garfield then became
a Charter Member of Pentalpha Lodge No.
23 of Washington, D.C. on May 4, 1869; in
fact, he was one of the Petitioners for
the Lodge Charter.
In Washington he was exalted in Columbia
Chapter No.1, April 18, 1866; received the
Templar degrees, May 18, 1866, in Columbia
Commandery No.2, and the 14th degree, Scottish
Rite, January 2, 1872. The degrees from
the 6th to the 13th were communicated to
him by Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander
of the Rite for the Southern Jurisdiction.
Hanselmann Commandery No.16, Cincinnati,
Ohio, made him an Honorary Member July 19,
1881; after he was assassinated on July
He died September 19, 1881. Columbia Commandery
No.2, D.C., escorted his remains to Cleveland,
where he was buried in the presence of a
large number of Cementers and other Masonic