From MasonicGenealogy
Jump to: navigation, search



  • MM 1931, Fraternal
  • Grand Chaplain 1967-1976


From Proceedings, Page 1976-253:

Brother Carl Fearing Schultz was born in Hingham, Massachusetts on June 25, 1902, the son of Ernest C. and Mattie Fearing Schultz. He received his basic education in the Hingham Public Schools and received a Master's Degree at the Boston University School of Education. He was educated for the ministry at Gordon College of Theology and Missions and was ordained by the Boston South Association of the Baptist denomination in January 1924 at the age of 21, the youngest man to be ordained by a major religious denomination. He was serving as minister of the Congregational Church of Hingham (1925-1928) and teaching at the Boston University School of Education and the Bouve School of Physical Education when called to the Hyannis Federated Church in April 1928. In January 1929, he was received into the Barnstable Association of Congregational Churches at a recognition service. He received his Doctorate {rom Piedmont College in May 1946.

As the active leader of his church, he witnessed many achievements by the church in his 48 years of service in Hyannis, seeing it grow from a typical village church of approximately 100 members in 1928 to the largest Protestant Church on Cape Cod and one of the largest interdenominational churches in New England.

He was also very active in many civic and fraternal organizations. He was a past President of Rotary, a member of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Committee, a past President of the Cape Cod District of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Past Chairman of the Personnel Committee of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Red Cross, a member of the Advisory Council of the Cape Cod Hospital School o{ Nursing, a Director of the Barnstable Mental Association, Chairman of the Barnstable Playground and Recreation Commission and a member and former Chairman of the Barnstable School Committee for more than twelve years. He was also Chaplain of the State Police Association, an honorary member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the United Prison Association and a member of the Armed Forces Advisory Committee.

He received citations from many Service and Fraternal organizations. Among them, the First Annual Brotherhood Award from the B'nai Brith of Cape Cod Synagogue and the Navy Award from the Navy Department for Service to servicemen and their families.

On April 1929, he was united in marriage to Janet Austin Prince of Hingham, who survives together with two children, Carl Fearing Schultz, Jr. now minister of the United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Auburn, Massachusetts and Martha Janes Schultz Thomas and six grandchildren.

He was raised in Fraternal Lodge, Hyannis on December 7, 1931 and served as Chaplain for 37 years. He received his Royal Arch Degree in Orient Chapter, Hyannis and served as Chaplain and other offices for several years and was its Excellent High Priest in 1966-67. He was created a Super-Excellent Master on Sight in April 1967 and affiliated with Cape Cod Council of Royal and Select Masters.

In Scottish Rite he was a member of Fall River Lodge of Perfection; Samuel C. Lawrence Council, princes of Jerusalem; Saint Andrew Chapter of Rose Croix; receiving his 32nd degree in Massachusetts Consistory in Boston and affiliating with Old Colony Consistory in Fall River at the time of its formation. He was Chaplain of the Cape Cod Consistory Club, a member of Aleppo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. and Chaplain of Aleppo Temple and the Cape Cod Shrine Club. He was awarded the Joseph Warren Medal by Grand Lodge in 1964 and appointed a Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge in 1967. FIe was created a member of the Legion of Honor (Honorary) by the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay in 1968. He was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector-General, 33o, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, N.M.J. in Boston on September 24, 1969.

For many years he conducted a Masonic service at his church on the first Sunday in December, which was always well attended by Masons and their families from Boston and other parts of the State.

Masonic services were conducted by Fraternal Lodge at the Federated Church of Hyannis on. Sunday May 16, 1976 at 8:00 P.M. with Most Worshipful Stanley F. Maxwell, Grand Master taking part in the service with a large gathering of Masons and friends present. Memorial services were held on Monday May 17th at the church.

Brother Carl Fearing Schultz was a man devoted to his church, his town, his country, his Masonry and his friends. He will be sorely missed.

"God made us brave to meet each loss
Without a sigh
To do our work and bear our cross
Nor question why
He knows the secret of our ways
And what is best
The long, dark sorrows pulse with praise
And lead to rest."

Respectfully submitted,
Thomas A. Booth
Joseph G. Curtis
Philip A. Greene, Jr.

Distinguished Brothers