Murphy Loyal Orange Lodge No. 710
Clinton, Ontario, Canada
The Clinton Lodge was chartered on January 18th, 1858. William Murphy, a 29-year-old Irish immigrant who had settled in Goderich Township, was the first lodge master. With a membership of 14, the lodge originally met in Peter Cantelon’s Clinton home. Within a few years, Murphy had helped organize lodges in Hullett, Varna, and Goderich Township.