Corinthian Lodge #11 PHA
Columbia, SC

"Making Good Men Better"

Lodge History

Lodge History     

Corinthian Lodge #11, Columbia, South Carolina, Richland County, was organized during the late 19th century or early 20th century. Exact historical data continues to be researched (i.e, exact dates, locations, and founders). To date, the minutes of 1902 currently serves as the official records for Corinthian Lodge #11. These minutes provided no information pertaining to the development of the lodge; therefore, it has been assumed that the lodge was in existence at least one year prior to this date. For various reasons, many official documents, records, and minutes of Corinthian Lodge #11 are not available. The reasons most influential and interesting to document are that minutes were taken from the archives and were not returned, and that minutes were not published during numerous war and depression years. Worship Masters serving Corinthian Lodge #11 in its early years of operation are as follows:



Worshipful Master


Dates Served

Brother R. E. Wall

1901 - 1904

Brother T. J. Reddick

1904 - 1905

Information Unknown

1905 - 1913

Brother H. H. Thomas

1913 - 1915

Information Unknown

1915 - 1926

Brother W. N. Roseborough

1926 - 1927

Brother H. H. Howard

1928 - 1931

Brother James James

1932 - 1934


In 1935, Corinthian Lodge #11 became inactive for undisclosed reasons. The lodge remained in an inactive status until 1946. In 1946, Corinthian was reinstated and has continued the tradition brotherly service to present date. The lodge was reinstated under the leadership of the Most Worshipful Grand Master J.S. Stanback and the Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, J. E. Dickson. Officers at the time of reinstatement were:



Brother John W. Northrop, Worshipful Master

Brother Elbert Rogers, Senior Warden

Brother Winfred Mundle, Junior Warden

Brother Frederick Jenkins, Treasurer

Brother William Gilliam, Secretary


As years followed, those serving as Worshipful Masters of Corinthian Lodge # 11 were as follows:Worshipful Master

Dates Served

Brother John W. Northrop

1946-1949

Brother Winfred Mundle

1949-1951

Brother Ernest Henderson, Sr.

1951-1953

Brother Lomas Gist

1953-1956

Brother William Gilliam

1956-1957

Brother Marion Outen

1957-1959

Brother Theodore Reid

1959-1961

Brother H. H. Williams

1961-1965

Brother Woodrow Peterson

1965-1967

Brother Johnny Squire

1967-1968

Brother J. R. Whitaker

1969-1969

Brother William Fisher

1969-1971

Brother Julius Jefferson

1971-1972

Brother Leon Johnson

1972-1975

Brother Willie Doctor

1975-1977

Brother Herbert Mallet

1977-1979

Brother Jacob Jones

1979-1981

Brother Blease Simons

1981-1989

Brother Enoch D. Deveaux

1989-1991

Brother John F. Reeves

1991-1993

Brother Tyrone Harper

1993-1994

Brother Willie Bing

1994-1996

Brother Kevin Smalls

1996-1999

Brother Gregory Knowlin

1999-2001

Brother Elbert Pearson

2001-2003

Brother Sheldon Tillett, 32°

2003-2004

Brother George K. Bryan, 32°

2004-2006

Brother Rodney Gunn, 32°

2006-2009

Brother Kirklyn Martin, 32°

2009-2011

Brother Dominic DeBarr. 32°

2011- 2013

Brother Jerry L. Knightner, 32°

2013- 2014

Brother Thomas Whetsell

2014-2015

Brother Booker Davis

2015-2016

 

We thank God for his continued direction, guidance, and preservation he has provided us for over a century. We pray that we may continue to spread friendship, morality, and brotherly love throughout the Masonic domain, as well as, to all human beings in the world at large.