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RALPH W. ARNOLD 1897-1975



From Proceedings, Page 1975-99:

"Right Worshipful Ralph Woodbury Arnold was born at Brockton, Massachusetts on June 26, 1897, the son of Horace Edwin Arnold and Eudaville Margaret (Reid) Arnold.

"He was educated at the local Brockton schools, Brockton High School and graduated from Massachusetts Normal Art School (now Massachusetts College of Art) in 1919. As an architect specializing in hospital architecture, he practiced in Boston and Arlington and since graduation in 1919, he was associated with the office of Kendall Tyler & Company, located in Boston, Cambridge, and Arlington, Massachusetts. He became a member of the Boston Society of Architects in April 1950; the American Institute of Architects on April 7, 1950 and the American Hospital Association on December 1, 1949. Right Worshipful Brother Arnold was an active member of the First Baptist Church o{ Brockton, having served as a teacher, a member of the Board of Deacons and as Church Moderator since 1949.

"Brother Arnold received his Entered Apprentice Degree on May 26, 1926; Fellow Craft on June 23, 1926, and was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on October 27, 1926 in Baalis Sanford Lodge of Brockton. He served Baalis Sanford Lodge as Master in 1936 and 1937, and as secretary from 1937 to the present time. He was District Deputy Grand Master of the Brockton 29th Masonic District in 1961 and 1962, and Grand Lecturer from 1966 to 1973. Right Worshipful Brother Arnold served as Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts during 1974 and received the Henry Price Medal on June 3, 1974. For 22 years he was a member of the Grand Lodge Education Committee.

"Brother Arnold received the degrees in Satucket Chapter, Brockton in 1941 and was High Priest in 1949, District Deputy Grand High Priest in 1972-73 of the Seventh Capitular District. He received the degrees in Brockton Council, Royal and Select Masters in 1941 and was lllustrious Master in 1958-1959, Grand Lecturer in 1960-1963 and Deputy Grand Master of the Council in 1964. His Commandery degrees were conferred in Bay State Commandery No. 38 of Brockton in 1916 and he was Eminent Commander in 1953.

"Brother Arnold was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Boston, having received his degrees in 1958. He was also a member oi Aleppo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. Brother Arnold was a member of Saint Matthews Conclave of the Red Cross o{ Constantine, Damascus Tabernacle No. 26, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests and past Prior of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor.

"Right Worshipful Ralph Woodbury Arnold died on February 1, 1975 and is survived by his wife, Ruth (Dines) Arnold; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Gillum of Clinton, Indiana and Mrs. Henry (Meredith) Suld of Andover and two grandchildren. Services were held on February 3, 1975 in the Hall Funeral Home of Brockton with Reverend Richard Mallquist of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was at the Melrose Cemetery in Brockton.

"The memory of the quiet dignity and gentle manner of our late Brother will long be cherished by those who practiced Masonry with him, and learned their Masonic lessons from his trestle board.

Respectfully submitted,
Donald W. Vose
George H. Snow
Charles B. Thayer, Jr.

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