Charles B. Eddy

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Charles Burdette Eddy, PGM,
Charles Burdette Eddy, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1919-1920

Charles Burdette Eddy was born in Union City, Michigan on November 24, 1871. His education was received in the schools of Union City, and all of the early part of his life was spent in that area. He lived in Chicago for two years, then returned to Michigan, and located in Hart where he conducted a mercantile business for twenty years. He came to Grand Rapids shortly before his enlistment in the service. He spent all of 1919 as a Y.M.C.A. Secretary with the American Expeditionary Forces, serving in England, France and Germany.

In Hart, he was president of the village for two years, a member of the Board of Education for six years, and president of that board for four years.

He was married at Union City, Michigan, on January 17, 1895, to Miss Eva L. Lester, and they were blessed with one daughter.

He was raised as a Master Mason in Wigton Lodge No. 251 in Hart on June 12, 1901. He was Worshipful Master of Wigton Lodge No. 251 in 1910-1911. He was a Past Patron of Hart Chapter, O.E.S., Past High Priest of Hart Chapter No. 148, R.A.M., and was also a member of the following Masonic bodies: Oceana Council No. 27, R. & S. M.; Apollo Commandery No. 31 of Ludington; DeWitt Clinton Consistory and Saladin Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Grand Rapids.

His advent in the Grand Lodge commenced with his election as Worshipful Grand Marshal at the Annual Communication in 1913, and he was regularly promoted each year until he was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master in 1919.

He died on October 10, 1938.

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