Charles L. Stevens

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Charles Lowell Stevens, PGM,
Charles Lowell Stevens, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1906

Charles Lowell Stevens was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 24, 1850. He was employed for three years by a jobbing house in Detroit, and then for twenty-seven years as a commercial traveler, during which time he served for one year as president of “Michigan Knights of the Grip.” Later, he specialized as a manufacturer of leather specialties.

He was raised as a Master Mason on June 19, 1890 in Ypsilanti Lodge, No. 128. He was elected Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1895 and served two years. He was elected Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Michigan at its annual communication in 1900 and was regularly advanced each year until he was installed as Most Worshipful Grand Master in 1906.

He was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Excelsior Chapter, No. 25, of Ypsilanti, on December 2, 1890 and two years afterwards was elected High Priest of his Chapter and served as such for three years. He was elected Grand Master of the First Veil of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Michigan in 1894 and was advanced regularly and elected Grand High Priest in 1902.

He received the Council degrees in Union Council, No. 11, of Ypsilanti, in December 1890 and was elected Thrice Illustrious Master, in 1903.

He was knighted in Ann Arbor Commandery, No. 13, K.T., on April 17, 1891. He served as Prelate of his Commandery for two years.

He received the grades of the Scottish Rite, thirty-second degree on February 23, 1896 in Michigan Sovereign Consistory and Coordinate bodies of Detroit.

He became a member of Corinthian Lodge, No. 241 of Detroit on September 15, 1904 and a member of Detroit Commandery, No. 1, K.T., on June 2, 1905.

He died on January 30, 1907.

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