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From the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Senior Grand Steward, 1927
Junior Grand Warden, 1944


From Proceedings, Page 1959-290:

Right Worshipful Charles Marden Proctor, District Deputy Grand Master for the Melrose Seventh District in 1928 and 1929, and Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge in 1943-44, was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on March 29, 1880, and died in Mt. Dora, Florida, on September 1B, 1959. His ancestors, who can be traced back in this country as far as 1643, including soldiers at Crown Point and Ticonderoga ia 1712, and throughout the Revolutionary War; Governor Dudley, a Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, and one of the founders of Harvard College; and James Bucknam, one of the founders of Malden, Massachusetts. This bent toward public spirit was continued and exemplified by R.W. Brother Proctor's wide range of public service,

After passing through the public schools in Malden in 1886, he entered Boston Dental College, now Tu{ts Dental School, where he graduated in 1900. He practiced dentistry for several years in Malden, was called to London, England, in 1909, and returned to practice in Boston in 1910, where his office was located for many years.

On April 12, 1904, Dr. Proctor was married to Clara Maria Shute, and they had four children.

He did graduate work in Harvard, Tufts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston Medical Center. He was elected to the Faculty of Tufts College in 1912 and served in several capacities until 1934, at which time he retired as Professor Emeritus in Oral Surgery. He held many hospital appointments both in an active and a consulting capacity. He was the author of an amazing number of scientific articles which were published in the leading dental journals or presented before many scientific societies, a detailed list of which is on file in the office of the Grand Secretary.

Who's Who in Dentistry devoted a full page to his achievements which included the Presidency of the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the East Middlesex Dental Society; staff and consulting memberships in at least eight hospitals; a Fellow in three national dental academies and colleges; and active or honorary memberships in more than a score of local, national and international dental and scientific societies.

In civic and military affairs his record is almost as broad as in his professional life. Thus he held nearly every elective office in the Town of Southbridge; was a Lt. Commander, U.S.N.R., DC-V, a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, and State Director of the Preparedness League of American Dentists. He was long an active participant in the Salvation Army, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the University Club, and the Copley Methodist Church. Chief among his philanthropies was the founding and endowment of a Dental Clinic at Berry School, Mount Berry, Georgia, which he and Mrs. Proctor donated to the school in memory of their son, Robert Raisbech Proctor.

R.W. Brother Proctor's Masonic career began with his initiation in Oostanaula Lodge, No. 113, in Rome, Georgia, on January 21, 1902. He was passed and raised February 6, 1902. On March 10, 1902, he was elected to membership in Converse Lodge, Malden, of which he was Worshipful Master in 1915-16. He was also an Honorary Member of Mount Scopus Lodge of Malden, and affiliated with St. Bernard's Lodge in Southborough, Massachusetts. In Grand Lodge he was Senior Grand Steward in 1927; District Deputy Grand Master for the Melrose Seventh District in 1928-29; and Junior Grand Warden in 1944; served on the Library Committee, and was the Representative of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, of which he was an Honorary Member with the rank of Senior Grand Deacon. He received the Henry Price Medal in 1944 and, the Veterqn's Medal in 1952.

R.W. Brother Proctor was High Priest of Tabernacle Chapter in 1916-17 and a Deputy Master o{ Melrose Council, R.&S.M.; a member of De Molay Commandery, No. 7, K.T., and a member of the four Scottish Rite bodies in Boston, receiving his 32° on April 27, 1928. He was a Past Master of New England Chapter, No. 12, National Sojourners.

Throughout his long life our Brother led an unusually busy life, devoting the major part of his activity to the betterment of his fellow men and exemplifying in the finest way the practical application of the tenets o{ Freemasonry. He will be widely missed.

Fraternally submitted,
Joseph Earl Perry
Kenneth G. Swindell
Warren J. Mosher

Distinguished Brothers