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Senior Grand Warden, 1951


From Proceedings, Page 1971-387:

"Right Worshipful Charles Weston Ringer was born in Brighton, Massachusetts on November 15, 1891, and died suddenly in Needham, Massachusetts on July 2, 1971.

"He was the son of Allison C. and Leota Anne Ringer. He is survived by his widow, Laura V. Ringer, and three sons, Val Weston, Allison Cook and Wayne Elliot Ringer and nine grandchildren.

"He graduated from Mechanics Art School in Boston, and in 1913 from Harvard Dental School. He practiced dentistry in Brookline Village for the most of his professional life. As a first Lieutenant he served in the Dental Corps of the American Army in the First World War.

"He was active in the affairs of his profession, being a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society; the Harvard Odontological Society; the Harvard Dental Alumni Association, and the Brookline Dental Club, of which he was at one time President.

"He was interested in Church activities, and was at one time Vice-president of the Brotherhood of the Harvard Church in Brookline. In his later years he was an attendant of the Baptist Church in Needham.

"Right Worshipful Brother Ringer was raised a Master Mason in Bethesda Lodge in Brighton on November 16,1924, and therefore was for over fifty years a member of the Craft. He became a Charter Member of Nehoiden Lodge of Needham in 1928, and served as its Worshipful Master in 1935. He later had the unique privilege of raising his three sons in that Lodge on the same night. He was District Deputy Grand Master of the Waltham Fifth District in 1940 and 1941. He was appointed a Grand Pursuivant in 1946, and was elected Senior Grand Warden o{ the Grand Lodge for the year 1951. He was a Past Master of the Thirty-fourth Lodge of Instruction, and was a District Representative to the Board of Masonic Relief. He was a Past President of the National Sojourners Society. He was an Honorary Member of the International Lodge of Peking, China, and served as its Proxy in this Grand Lodge.

"He was awarded the Henry Price Medal in 1951. On October 21, 1970, he received the Veteran's Medal from the hands of his three sons. Right Worshipful Brother Ringer brought to the Craft the great gifts of devotion to its principles, and zeal in its activities. He had a warm, engaging personality, and those who knew him well wiil always remember his cordial greeting, and his sincere interest in their lives and relationships. He was called away suddenly while he was yet active in the things he enjoyed doing, and has left memories that bring gratitude in every thought of him. He built his life into our fraternity, and the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts is the richer for his contribution.

Respectfully submitted,
Thomas S. Roy
J. Philip Berquist
Walter H. Olson

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