Most Excellent Grand High Priest
|Biography: Born in Kopperl, TX
Exalted: 4-6-1922 in Cleburne Chapter 100
Suspended npd 6-5-1923 in lodge, Reinstated 11-21-1923
Demitted 2-2-1925 from Cleburne Ch. 100
Affiliated 11-7-1946 with Columbia Ch. 34
Demitted 5-3-1951 from Columbia Ch. 34
Affiliated 5-10-1951 with Richmond Ch. 467
Affiliated 12-6-1951 with Columbia Ch. 34 as Dual Member
High Priest 1948
E: Grand Junior Steward 1949
Gr. Chapter Committee on Work 1950, 1951, 1952
R:E: Grand Scribe 1952-1953
R:E: Grand King 1953-1954
R:E: Deputy Grand High Priest 1954-1955
M:E: Grand High Priest 1955-1956
Gr. Representative to the Grand Chapter of Canada
Very Excellent Companion John Ogden Caruthers was born in Kopperl, Texas on May 25, 1900. He died on September 25, 1969.
Very Excellent Companion John Ogden Caruthers Initiated in Cleburne Lodge No. 315, Cleburne, Texas on August 20, 1921, Passed on February 28, 1922, and Raised to a Master Mason in Cleburne Lodge No. 315. He was Suspended for N. P. D. on June 5, 1923. He was Reinstated on October 19, 1923 and Demitted from Cleburne Lodge No. 315 on December 4, 1923. On March 23, 1924 he Affiliated with Blum Lodge No. 607, Blum, Texas. He was elected and served as Senior Deacon in 1925; and Junior Warden in 1926. On June 11, 1927 he went Suspended for N. P. D. on June 11, 1927 Reinstating on July 5, 1945. He was elected and installed as Junior Warden in 1955; and Worshipful Master in 1956. He affiliated Dual with Rosenberg Lodge No. 881, Rosenberg, Texas on August 20, 1947 serving as Chaplain 1960 and Senior Deacon in 1961. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of Masonic District 108 in 1961.
Exalted on April 6, 1922 as a Royal Arch Mason in Cleburne Chapter No. 100. The Lodge suspended him for non-payment of dues on June 5, 1923. He was reinstated on November 21, 1923. On February 2, 1925 he Demitted from Cleburne Chapter No. 100 and Affiliated with Columbia Chapter No. 34 on November 7, 1946. On May 3, 1951 he Demitted from Columbia Chapter No. 34 and Affiliated with Richmond Chapter No. 467. Very Excellent Companion John Ogden Caruthers Affiliated as a Dual Member with Columbia Chapter No. 34 on December 6, 1951. In 1947 he served as Excellent King in Columbia Chapter No. 34. In 1948 he served as Most Excellent High Priest in Columbia Chapter No. 34.
Companion John served the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Texas in the following appointed and elective offices. In 1949 he was appointed Excellent Grand Junior Steward and Elected as a member of the Grand Chapter Committee on Work in the years 1950, 1951 and 1952. Elected Right Excellent Grand Scribe in 1952 – 1953; Right Excellent Grand King in 1953 – 1954; Right Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest in 1954 – 1955; and Most Excellent Grand High Priest in 1955 -1956. Also, he was the Grand Representative to the Grand Chapter of Canada.
His service as a Director of the Texas Masonic Retirement Center (A. K. A. as the Home for Aged Masons) for 8 years (1961 – 1969).
Records of Commandery membership are not available.
TMRC DIRECTOR 1961 – 1969