EUGENE C. UPTON 1859-1937
From the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
Junior Grand Deacon 1897
Senior Grand Deacon 1898-1899
Junior Grand Warden 1900
From Proceedings, Page 1937-17:
Right Worshipful Brother Upton was born in South Gardner August 23, 1859, and died in Malden Januarv 1, 1937.
Educated in the Gardner High School and Harvard University, he took up the study of law on graduation and was admitted to the bar in 1885. His whole active life was spent in the practice of Iaw.
Brother Upton became a member of Joseph Webb Lodge in 1887 and was its Master in 1891. He was District Deputy Grand Master for the Second Masonic District in 1894 and 1895, by appointment of Most Worshipful Otis E. Weld and Most Worshipful Edwin B. Holmes. He was Junior Grand Warden in 1900.
He affiliated with Converse Lodge in 1904, dimitting therefrom in 1921, and.affiliated with The Harvard Lodge in 1927. He held membership also in St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter and in Beauseant Commandery, Knights Templar.
Right Worshipful Brother lJpton's interest in Masonrv was keen and abiding, and he never ceased to be active and influential in Joseph Webb Lodge. He was a man of strong personality and individual views, but was genial and kindly withal, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his passing. He is a distinct loss to the Fraternity.
From Proceedings, Page 1937-46:
- Born in Gardner, Mass., August 23,7859. Died at Malden, Mass., January 7, 1897.
- Raised in Joseph Webb Lodge January 5, 1887.
- Affiliated with The Harvard Lodge in 1927.
- Master of Joseph Webb Lodge in 1891-1892.
- District Deputy Grand Master Second Masonic District in 1894-1895.
- Junior Grand Deacon in 1897.
- Senior Grand Deacon in 1898-1899.
- Junior Grand Warden in 1900.
- Exalted in St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter, Boston, November 29, 1887.
- Knighted in Beauseant Commandery No. 41, Malden, April 24, 1899.
By profession an Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
Interested in civic, religious, Masonic, and professional matters, as he was, and giving much of his time to them, yet essentially, he was a home-loving man. Of standing in his city, he was respected by all with whom he came in contact.
We regret his passing. We rejoice that we knew him. He was the type of man this counry will ever need.
Frederic L. Putnam
William R. Barss
John E. Eaton, Jr.