Mount Moriah Lodge No. 15
Five members of Mount Moriah Lodge have been elected as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.
M.W. Bro. John Muirhead (1901-02) was in poor health for the greater part of his year as Grand Master and regretted that he was not able to visit many of the Craft Lodges. M.W.Bro. Muirhead was the second candidate raised in King Hiram Lodge, a Charter member of True Brothers in 1869 and Mount Moriah in 1899. He was the first Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.
M.W. Bro James MacDougall (1919-20) was pleased to lead the Masonic Brethren in the reception given H.R.H., Albert Edward, Prince of Wales on his official visit to Prince Edward Island. M.W.Bro. MacDougall was raised in Orient Lodge and affiliated with Mount Moriah when he began his Pastorate in the Congregation of Cape Traverse, DeSable and Coleman in 1903.
M.W. Bro. Fred T. Bell (1952-53) presided at the highly-charged Seventy-Eighth Annual Communication where the Webb Standard Formula Ritual was adopted as the Official Ritual of this Jurisdiction. M.W.Bro. Bell was pleased to preside at a Communication of Zetland Lodge where the original crest painted by W.Bro. Hubert Rogers to promote the Victory Loan Campaign during WWI was presented to the Lodge.
M.W. Bro. Harold Palmer (1965-66) served as Grand Master when this Jurisdiction had one of its largest memberships in history (1483). Many of the Craft Lodges were quite prosperous. M.W.Bro. Palmer rejoiced with the Brethren of many Lodges who celebrated improvements to their Lodge Rooms and with the members of Saint Andrew’s Lodge No. 13 where the mortgage on the new Temple was burned.
M.W. Bro. Eldon C. Wright (1991-92) was pleased to present significant donations to several hospitals in the Province on behalf of Grand Lodge. The naming of the new Daylight Lodge in Central Bedeque in honour of M.W.Bro. Wright was a very fine memorial tribute to a well-respected Freemason.
M.W.Bro. Archibald E. Campbell PGM was a great friend of Mount Moriah Lodge. He attended many special Masonic functions at the Lodge. For many years he served as the Orator for Masonic Memorial Services held by Mount Moriah Lodge. On December 6, 1971 the Lodge presented Bro. Campbell with a gift of jewellery in appreciation for his services and friendship to the Lodge. On December 6, 1979 he was made an Honorary Member of Mount Moriah Lodge. M.W.Bro. Randall B. Boates shared in the presentation. Bro. Campbell’s portrait was requested in 1979 and presently hangs in the South with the Past Grand Masters from Mount Moriah Lodge.