Henry F Grainger Lodge No 412 is located at 105 W College Street in Oxford, NC (directly across the road from the Masonic Home for Children). We share the Masonic Temple with Oxford Lodge No 122.
Stated Communications are the 3rd Tuesday night of each month.
Dinner is served at 6:30 pm with Lodge opening at 7:30. During the months of November to March the times are Dinner at 6pm and Stated at 7pm.
Come out and visit us anytime.
Who was Henry F Grainger?
Henry F Grainger was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina for two terms, during the years of 1881 and 1882. He was born in Greene County North Carolina, on January 10th, 1840. He graduated, with honors and distinction, from Trinity College in the class of 1860.
Ater the close of the Civil War, he entered Judge Pearson's Law School, and received his law license at the age of twenty-nine. He practiced law in Kinston for two years, then moved to Goldsboro and practiced law there for the remainder of his life.
Wayne County elected him to serve in the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of North Carolina for the 1880-1881 session. He was admired there by his contemporaries for his honesty and intellegience.
Henry F Grainger was Master of Goldsboro Lodge No 332 in 1876 and 1877. The Lodge surrendered its charter April 12th, 1883. He served on the Grand Lodge Committee on Suspensions and Expulsions in 1878. In 1879 and 1880, he served as Junior Grand Warden. Then he became Grand Master and served 1881 and 1882.
Henry F Grainger convened the Grand Lodge in Kinston in 1881 to lay the cornerstone for a monument erected to the memory of Richard Caswell. One of the outstanding recommendations of Grainger was made during his first term as Grand Master when he attempted to institute the appointment of District Deputy Grand Masters. This recommendation was rejected by the Grand Lodge at the time, and Grainger did not live to see the office created.
He died March 1st, 1884 from a stroke.
Henry F Grainger Lodge No 412 was Chartered in 1889 by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of North Caroilna. While under dispensation, the Lodge was known as Dabney Lodge, UD. Just prior to being chartered, the members asked that the lodge name be changed to Henry F Grainger to honor the Past Grand Master. This change was granted and the lodge was chartered as Henry F Grainger No 412.