WILLIAM FERSON 1774-1853
Senior Grand Warden, 1852.
- MM 1797, Meridian #60, Franklin, N.H.
- WM 1821-1823, 1825-1828, 1843-1844, The Tyrian
- DDGM, District 2, 1850-1851
From Proceedings, 1853, Page V-470:
"Whereas it has pleased the Almighty Disposer of all things, to remove from this world our late Senior Grand Warden, the R.W. William Ferson, it became this Grand Lodge, where his character and services were so well known, to express its regret for his loss and its respect for his memory.
"Bro. Ferson had arrived at the ripe age of seventy-nine years, and this long life, so far as we know, was unsullied by any action in any way derogatory to a man or a Mason. He was not in any sense, a man of pretensions: simple, straight forward, firm, where principle was concerned, yet kind and conciliatory, he will be most regretted, where best known. He was emphatically a man to be trusted, in the evil times, he was beset on all sides, and though suffering severely, still stood immovable. Irreproachable in all the relations of society, as a husband, a father, and a citizen, his name will long be remembered and revered.
"Resolved, That this Grand Lodge deeply regret the loss which we, in common with the whole. Masonic community, have sustained in the death of this worthy and respected Father in Masonry, and that the Altar and regalia be clothed with the usual badges of Mourning, also, that the R G, Secretary be directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to his family. All of which is respectfully submitted.
GEO. G. SMITH,
JOHN S. JOHNSON.
ISAAC P. SEAVEY.