Lone Star Masonic Lodge #19 (Versailles and Midway, KY)(start date: 1893 - end date: 1985)
The following was written by Mrs. Mollie M. Bradley. Lone Star Lodge #19, F. & A. M., was organized in Versailles, KY. The [starting] date is not known. However, according to the History of Prince Hall Freemasonry in Kentucky, written by Dr. William Henry Ballard, Sr., 33 Degree, this lodge was in existence in 1893. It states, "The Annual Returns of Subordinate Lodges in the Annual Communications of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge at Lexington, KY., July 10, 1894, the most worshipful grand master, presented with officers from each lodge. Among these local lodges, Lone Star #19 was included." The officers were John Burns, worshipful master; George Clondas, senior warden; John Clark, junior warden; and Alexander Williams, treasurer. The Lodge met in Versailles until the 1970s. It was during that time that the members moved their meeting place to Midway, KY. The membership included men from Woodford County. Sam Burns was the worshipful master at that time. In the 1980s the membership voted to disband because of the decrease in membership. The Grand Lodge granted demits to members who desired to join another lodge. Walter T. Bradley, Jr. demitted to St. Paul Lodge #11, F. & A. M., Georgetown, Kentucky.