Order of Eastern Star Installation (SOC.2)
Photo of those involved in an undated Order of the Eastern Star installation which includes descendants of Grenville Clapp.
Order of the Easter Star
The Order of the Eastern Star is a Freemasonry related fraternal organization open to both men and women. The order is based on teachings from the Bible but is open to people of all religious beliefs. Members of the Order are aged 18 and older: men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons. Originally, a woman would have to be the daughter, widow, wife, sister, or mother of a Master Mason, but the Order now allows other relatives as well as allowing Job’s daughters and Rainbow Girls1
Front Row L to R: Myrtle Gray, Phoebe Clapp, Roland Gray (Gatekeeper Sentinel), Agnes Hale, unnamed Installing officer, unnamed Installing officer, unnamed Installing officer. Second Row L to R: Audrey Beede, May Nevells, Geraldine Walsh, Dorothy Keefe, Hilda Hooper, Kathleen Young, Caroline Young,? possibly the organist from Orland. Back Row L to R: Louise Billings Webb, Alice Clapp Anderson, Bessie Cooper, Ethel Byard, Leslie Young Associate Patron, Clarence Hale, Patron2______________________________
2 Participants identified by Sylvia Conner Wardwell and Rozella and David Webb
3 Sedgwick, Maine Bicentennial 1763-1963, Bicentennial Booklet printed by The Weekly Packet, Blue Hill, ME, pg. 31