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Junior Grand Warden 1953


From Proceedings, Page 1968-159:

Right Worshipful Dr. Edmund Gallop Haskell was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 22, 1890, the son of Joseph Thissell and Lydia (Gallop) Haskell. He died in Wiscasset, Maine, on July 19, 1968. He was married to Mabel Cooke, of Westport Island, Maine, who predeceased him some years, and is survived by two children, Robert Haskell of Midland, Texas, and Mrs. Ruth Appleton of Maine, and by six grandchildren.

He was educated in the Beverly Public Schools, and Tufts College Dental School, from which he graduated in 1912. Thereafter he engaged in the practice of Dentistry in Beverly {or more than fifty years.

Dr. Haskell was raised in Liberty Lodge, Beverly, on January 18, 1915, and was active in Freemasonry in one way or another until his death. He was Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge in 1928. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Gloucester Ninth District in 1940 and 1941. He was Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in 1953, in which year he received the Henry Price Medal. He received the Veteran's Medal in 1965. In addition to these offices he was Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of New South Wales near the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1946 to 1955; and Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Utah near the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from 1952 to 1967. He was for a time President of the North Shore Past Masters Association.

His interest in Freemasonry included the Collateral Bodies. He received the Royal Arch Degree in the Chapter in 1942, and the Super Excellent Degree in the Council in 1943.

He became a member of Sutton Lodge of Perfection of The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in Salem in January, 1923, and of Jubilee Council of the Princes of Jerusalem, Salem, in the same month. He served as Sovereign Prince of Jubilee Council in 1939-40-41. He became a member of Emanuel Chapter of Rose Croix in Salem in L923, and served as Most Wise Master in 1949-50-51, He became a member of Massachusetts Consistory, Boston in 1923. He was created an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, thirty-third degree in 1942.

Dr. Haskell was active in the general affairs of his profession. He was Past President of the Essex Dental Society, and the Northeastern Dental Society. He was a member o{ the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. In spite of his professional and Masonic duties he was very much a part of community affairs. He was an active churchman in the Dane Street Congregational Church; a past Director of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce; a Director of the Beverly Young Men's Christian Association; and a member of the Advisory Council of Fidelity Chapter, Order of DeMolay.

Dr. Haskell represented in his life what Masonry can be at its best; not only as a field of activity in itself, but as a force that makes for the enhancement of the value o{ a man as a citizen. He was big in body, big in mind, and big in soul. He worked quietly, but effectively for the values that to him were supreme in life. He endured courageously what life brought to him of sorrow and difficulty, and accepted modestly the honors he so richly deserved. He will continue to live in the influence he exerted, and in the memories he has left of a good life.

Fraternally submitted,
Thomas S. Roy
E. Parker Hull
Rodney W. Preston

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