George A. Ferguson

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George Ardale Ferguson, PGM,
George Ardale Ferguson, PGM (From the Michigan Masonic Museum and Library Collection)

Most Worshipful Grand Master, 1933-1934

George Ardale Ferguson was born in New Hudson, in Oakland County, Michigan on January 16, 1872. He received his education in the public schools of Oakland County, and started his career as a telegraph operator and railroad agent in 1891-1904. He attended the Chicago College of Dental Surgery, 1904-1905; Detroit College of Medicine in 1906-1907, and was graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery on June 6, 1907. He took up the practice of his profession in Cedar Springs in July 1907.

He was married on September 14, 1892 to Alice L. Andrus in Cedar Springs. They were blessed with a daughter and a son.

He was raised as a Master Mason in Spring Lake Lodge No. 234 on April 24, 1899. He was elected Worshipful Master in 1903, re-elected in 1904 and again in 1910, 1911 and 1912. Retiring as Worshipful Master, he was elected Secretary of the lodge in 1913 and continued in that office until 1932. He was elected Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge at its Annual Communication in Grand Rapids in 1927 and elected to all the successive chairs in the moving line until he was elected to be Most Worshipful Grand Master in 1933.

He died on September 22, 1959.

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