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Senior Grand Warden, 1961


From Proceedings, Page 1994-52:

Born in East Boston, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1917
Died in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on November 7, 1993

Right Worshipful Charles William Huntley moved to Wellfleet, Massachusetts at the age of thirteen (13). He completed his early education in the Wellfleet public school system. At an early age he became a member of the Wellfleet United Methodist Church. He was a loyal servant of the church serving as a Church School Teacher; Lay Reader; Finance Board and Chairperson of the Administrative Board of the Church. He also was a member of the Federated Church of Hyannis where he also served on the Finance Board and Co-Chairperson of the Stewardship Program.

Right Worshipful Charles W. Huntley had an interesting and varied business career. He found himself extremely interested in theater and became a part-time projectionist for thirty-eight years. He was owner of the Big Chief Cottages; The Lighthouse Restaurant and The Huntley Gulf Station and Flying A Service Stations all located in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Having a gift to work with his hands, he found himself in the carpentry business for over eight of his early years. He served his town as Fire Chief during 1952-1954. In 1960, Right Worshipful Charles W Huntley was appointed a Court Officer and Deputy Sheriff for Barnstable County and at the time of his retirement in 1987, was the Chief Court Officer at the Barnstable Superior Court.

During World War II, he served his country in the Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga.

On March 12, 1941, at Seabrook, New Hampshire, he married Margaret J. Cushing, who survives along with their two daughters, Mrs. Janet M. Horton of East Sandwich and Mrs. Dorothy J. Chadwick of Manchester, Connecticut; Five (5) Grandsons; One (1) Granddaughter and One (1) Great Granddaughter. A son, Richard Charles Huntley predeceased him.

Right Worshipful Charles William Huntley was raised a Master Mason in Adams Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Wellfleet, on March 5, 1941. FIe served his Lodge well. He was Master in 1954-55 and 1987-88. He also served as Treasurer for over Twenty (20) years. He was an affiliated member of King Hiram's Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Provincetown and Fraternal Lodge, A.F. & A.M. , Centerville. He was District Deputy Grand Master of the Provincetown 32nd Masonic District in 1957 and 1958: elected Senior Grand Warden for the year 1961 and was appointed to serve on the Grand Lodge Service Committee from 1961 through 1973; served on the Grand Lodge Education Committee 1974-76 and was Grand Representative of Florida since 1966.

Right Worshipful Charles W. Huntley was exalted in Joseph Warren Chapter, R.A.M., on April 23, 1950; greeted in New Bedford Council R.& S.M., on April 3, 1971; and Knighted in New Bedford Commandery No. 16, K.T.. He served as presiding officer of each of the York Rite Bodies and was the Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts in 1985-87.

Right Worshipful Charles W. Huntley completed the degrees of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Boston on February 24, 1950 and immediately became active with the Consistory Guards. He was named Captain Of The Guard in 1975 and served in that capacity until May, 1991. In recognition of his outstanding service to the Fraternity, he was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council on September 26, 1984, at Boston, Massachusetts.

Right Worshipful Charles W. Huntley was a member of Order Of Eastern Star, Chapter 145, Wellfleet where he served as Worthy Patron. Right Worshipful Charles W. Huntley was active in DeMolay and served on many committees. His pleasure came as a DAD and in recognition of his service he was presented the Legion Of Honor in 1972.

Right Worshipful Charles W. Huntley was also a member of Aleppo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.; York Rite College No. 43; Colonial Council No. 19, Knight Masons; The Royal Order of Scotland; Massachusetts Convention of High Priests; Cape Cod Past Masters Association; The Past District Deputy Grand Masters Association; and The Cape Cod Deputy Sheriffs Association.

Right Worshipful Charles W Huntley was the recipient of many awards and honors including The Joseph Warren and Henry Price Medals from Grand Lodge; The Benjamin Hurd Medal from The Grand Chapter and the Meritorious Service Award from the Massachusetts Council of Deliberation.

A Masonic Service was held at the Nickerson Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 10, 1993. at 8:00 P.M., under the auspices of Adams Lodge, A.F. & A.M.. A service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Charles William Huntley was held on Thursday, November 11, 1993 at 2:00 P.M. at the Federated Church of Hyannis. Interment took place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Wellfleet, Massachusetts.


Fraternally Submitted:
Right Worshipful James M. McBride
Right Worshipful Frederick H. Schulenburg
Right Worshipful Stafford E. Davis

Distinguished Brothers