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Title George Rosellie Hunt PGM
Catalog Number 2016.7.149
Object Name Photograph
Description George Rosellie Hunt (1826-1897) GM 1887

Dr. George R. Hunt was born in Clark County, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, November 28, 1826. He was educated in Cincinnati and graduated from the Ohio Medical College. In 1848 he came to Lexington, Mo. to visit a friend and relative. He stayed in Missouri and practiced medicine in Johnson County.He made a brief trip to California during the gold rush but returned to Missouri and settled in Warrensburg.

Brother Hunt was made a Freemason in Johnson Lodge No 85 on July 8, 1850. On July 12, 1852 he was elected Master and served one term. He was one of the thirty-six petitioners seeking a charter for Corinthian Lodge No 265 in Warrensburg and was named Master and served eight consectutive years.

He was apponted Grand Senior Deacon in 1882 and regularly advanced and became Grand Master in 1886.

He was a member of the York Rite and served in many positions in the several bodies.

The Grand Lodge session in which he presided was one of the most important and tense sessions in the history of the Grand Lodge. The situation was brought about as a result of the prohibition movement. Grand Master Hunt had issued a circular letter to lodges in reference to the question of saloon keeping and insisting that Grand Lodge law be strickly enforced.

Dr. Hunt died Sunday morning October 5, 1897 and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg Mo. by his brethern of Corinthian Lodge No 265 escorted by Mary Commandery No, 19
Date 2016
Collection GLMO
People George Rosellie Hunt