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BROWN, HENRY P. 1869-1908

From Proceedings, Page 1908-16:

W. Henry P. Brown, of Nantucket, was born in that town Oct. 16, 1869, and died there Feb. 21, 1908. His illness was comparatively short and his death quite unexpected. He was one of Nantucket's most popular and influential young men - one that Nantucket can ill afford to lose, and one whose place in the business and social relations of the town it will be hard to fill. Whole souled, kind and generous-hearted, he was at all times ready and willing to assist in any movement which would benefit Nantucket or her people. His prospects were of the brightest, and he has left in his native town a reputation for business integrity, industry and kindness which are a monument to his memory,

Brother Brown was initiated in Union Lodge, Nantucket, Feb. 2, 1891, and became a member April 6, 1891. He held appointed offices in the Lodge from Nov. 7, 1892, to Nov. 4, 1895, when he was elected Junior Warden and served two years. He was Senior Warden in 1898 and. 1899, and Worshipful Master in 1900, 1901 and 1902. He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the Twenty-seventh Masonic District Dec. 27, 1905, and served in that office till Dec. 27, 1907.

BUTLER, WILLIAM ARTHUR 1859-1910

From Proceedings, Page 1910-137:

HON. WILLIAM ARTHUR BUTLER was born in Byfield, Feb. 4, 1859, and died in Georgetown, 26, 1910. He attended the common schools of his and adopted towns, and, after studying law, was to the Essex Bar in 1882. He served as Representative in the Legislature of 1888, and as Senator in 1900 and 1902, and held other civil offices of responsibility. He was clerk of the town of Georgetown five years.

Butler received the Masonic degrees in Charles C. Dame Lodge, of Georgetown, in 1887 and 1888; was Junior Warden in 1890 and 1891, Senior Warden in 1892 and 1893. and Master in 1894 and 1895. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Ninth Masonic District in 1901 and 1902. He was exalted. in King Cyrus Chapter of Newburyport, March 8, 1892, and became a member the same day. He was knighted in Newburyport Commandery, K.T., June 16, 1892, and was Commander in 1903 and 1904.

Brother Butler was an upright citizen, a true friend and a worthy Brother. He had many genial qualities, and a host of friends throughout this State will lament his passing away in the prime of life.