DAVID WILDER, III 1778-1866
From the 75th Anniversary History of Wilder Lodge, June 1934, Page 1934-55:
Records of Aurora Lodge show David Wilder to have been raised on October 27, 1803, was Master from 1812 to 1816; D.D.G.M. in 1818, 1819, and 1820 and D.G.M. in 1832. He was a Mason for more than 60 years and never faltered in his support of Aurora Lodge or of Masonry. He died at his residence in North Leominster September 21, 1866, at the age of 88 years. No citizen of Leominster probably has ever held more positions of trust, given by the people, than did our late Brother under whose name we still carry on. He represented the town for 11 years in the Legislature, was a Justice of the Quorum throughout the Commonwealth, a State Senator, Commissioner of the Highway, member of the Governor's Council, and was for five years Treasurer of the Commonwealth. On December 3, 1853, he finished writing the History of Leominster which was his last work.