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HENRY GODDARD

Senior Grand Warden, 1858

MEMORIAL

From Proceedings, Page 1904-143:

"R.W. Henry Goddard was summoned to the newer and higher life on January 12, 1904. His funeral was held at his residence in Worcester, January 15, and attended by a large gathering of loving friends and neighbors. The Grand Lodge was represented by the Grand Master, and R.W. Forrest E. Barker, Senior Grand Warden. The officers of Worcester County Commandery Knights Templar, of which he was a Past Commander, performed the beautiful Templar burial service over his remains. Brother Goddard was Senior Grand Warden of this Grand Lodge in 1858. Respected and loved by all the Brethren of his district, and by a large circle of friends and acquaintances throughout the State, who knew him as a man of sterling character and noble worth. He was a quiet man without sensational brilliancy — but he filled a.well rounded sphere of usefulness, and leaves behind him the remembrance of his upright Christian character, his loving fraternal spirit and his genuine honesty of soul.

"From the dust of the weary highway,
From the smart of sorrow's rod;
Into the Royal presence
They are bidden, as guests of God.
The veil from their eyes is taken,
Sweet mysteries they are shown:
Their doubts and fears are over.
For they know as they are known."


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