Manchester Council 92, Manchester, NH
Manchester Council No. 92 of Manchester, N.H., the first to be formed in that State, was organized April 22, 1894, by National Organizer Thomas H. Cummings, and was instituted in Knights of Pythias Hall by Lowell Council, of Lowell, Mass., under the direction of State Deputy James E Hayes, of Massachusetts. There was an attendance of about three hundred knights at the ceremonies of institution, the following being the charter members of the council:--
William K Starr John F Kerwin John A Sheehan John K Shea
Dr C F Starr Patrick J Conner James J Griffin William H Mara
John C Ryan Timothy J Murphy William F Harrington William J Freeman
William H Goggin Daniel F Healey Thomas F Collins William H Glancy
Thomas E McDerly John R Willis Joseph F Dignam John O'Brian
Martian F Sheerry Dr J W McDonald Richard J Barry E H Tierney
James F Cavanaugh Michael F Sullivan Michael T Burke T J Dowd
Dennis F O'Connor Roger G Sullivan Thomas E Burke Dennis Murphy
Samuel H Conner Dennis A Holland
Officers have been elected as follows: --
G.K,, D F O'Connor; D.G.K., James F Cavanaugh; Chap., C A Hennon; CHAN., W J Starr; Fin Sec., M F Sullivan; REC SEC., John F Kerwin; TREAS., S H Conner; Warden J.C. Ryan; O.G. M.T. Burke; I.G. William H Mara; Physician, Dr C F Starr.
Manchester Council has a membership of 198, and meets the first and third Mondays of each month in Saint Joseph Cathedral Parish basement the Bishop Brady Hall.
Note: The above was transcribed by Council 92 Recorder Anton Kaska (Fraternal Year 2014) from a copy of History of the Knights of Columbus, dated June 1897. The book was originally purchased by William H Goggin from WM H O'Neill Publishers of 60 Pemberton Square, Boston, Ma. and included the original receipt to Mr Goggin for $10.00. The book was donated to the Diocese archives by his family.