PAUL L. PERKINS 1891-1974
Junior Grand Warden, 1947
Deputy Grand Master, 1958
From Proceedings, Page 1974-113:
Paul Livingston Perkins was born on July 27, 1891 to Martin Van Buren Perkins and Ada Virginia Perkins of Lowell, Massachusetts. A life long resident of Lowell, he received his early education in the Lowell Public Schools. He graduated from Lowell High with the Class of 1910. The next four years he attended Dartmouth College and received his B.A. in 1914.
In his early professional career he was Principal of the Green School. Later, Brother Perkins became involved in real estate, stock brokerage and banking. At the close of World War II, he was the Manager of the Sub-Regional Office of the Veterans Administration.
Right Worshipful Brother Perkins was raised in William North Lodge on June 9, 1915. He served as Worshipful Master during 1927-1929. While he was Master, he emphasized interesting meetings, special events, and attention to the sick and unfortunate. The William North Bowling League owes its existence to Right Worshipiul Perkins' bowling parties. At the celebration of William North Lodge's 75th anniversary, Brother Perkins was historian; and while acting as Worshipful Master, raised his only son, Parker W. Perkins, to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.
Right Worshipful Brother Perkins was not only an active and enthusiastic member of William North Lodge, but also of the Grand Lodge. He rvas Junior Grand Deacon in 1938 and District Deputy Grand Master of the Lowell 12th Masonic District in 1939-1940. ln 1947, he became Junior Grand Warden and was voted an Honorary Member of Mount Holyoke Lodge. It was in this year he also received the Henry Price Medal. From 1948 to his death this year, Brother Perkins served as the Grand Lodge Representative for Bolivia. He was Deputy Grand Master in 1958; in 1965, after 50 years of honorable and distinguished service to Masonry, he received the Veteran's Medal.
Brother Perkins served his country in World Wars I and II. He was an active member in community aftairs and the Christ Church United in Lowell.
Right Worshipful Paul L. Perkins is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Parker, and three grand children. Paul Perkins was a true Christian gentleman, ever practicing the Masonic teachings of brotherly love and affection. This led to his high sense of duty and faithfulness to his family and friends. He was happiest when doing something to help someone else.
Thus, it was in harmony with Paul's philosophy of life that his last ten years of semi-retiremeot were devoted to making the life of his invalid wife, Mary, as comfortable and happy as possible.
"He has laid down the working tools and is now
at home in the beautiful hands of God.
By the valley of rest, so fair
Some day, some time, when our task is done
With joy we will meet him there."