Most Worshipful Brother
Waldron Abbott MacQuarrie, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1947 – 1948

Waldron Abbott MacQuarrie was born at Hampton, Prince Edward Island, the son of (Hon.) P.G.M. Win. A. MacQuarrie. lie received his early education in the school of his native place, and in 1906, entered Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, where he received a Second Year Certificate in 1907. After teaching school for two years, he returned to Prince of Wales College, and in 1910, graduated second in his class, winning the Governor Generals Silver Medal and the Vice Chancellors Prize for Mathematics. He proceeded to Dalhousie University, with a Sir William Young Scholarship, and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1913. For the next three years he studied theology at the Presbyterian College, Halifax, N. S., now known as Pine Hill Divinity Hall, where he graduated in 1916, winning the Carmichael and Alumni post graduate Scholarship for the highest standing among the graduates of the College for the preceding three years. He was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Divinity in 1920 for special studies and theses in the New Testament.

After ordination in 1916, he held a pastorate at North Bedeque for four years, and then went to Scotland where he took studies in the Post Graduate School of Theology of Edinburgh University, and New College, in New Testament and Systematic Theology, for two winters. During the summer, he studied in Germany. On returning to Canada he held pastorates at Rexton and Edmundston, N. B., LaHave, N. S., and Hunter River and Souris, P. E. I. For a number of years he has been Secretary of the Prince Edward Island Presbytery, and in June of this year was honored by being elected President of the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada.

Bro. MacQuarrie began his Masonic career in December 1914 when he was initiated as an Entered Apprentice in True Brothers Lodge No. 8, Crapaud, the Lodge of which his father, uncle, and brother are members and Past Masters, and of which at the time; his maternal grandfather was an honoured Past Master. lie received his Fellow Craft degree in April 1915, and in June 1915 he received his Master Mason degree as a courtesy to his home Lodge, in Taylor Lodge No. 62, Lockeport, Nova Scotia, He Was Junior Warden in 1917, Senior Warden in 1918, and Worshipful Master in 1920. His first office in Grand Lodge was in 1922 when he was appointed Grand Chaplain, which office he has also held at different times from 1937 to 1942. He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1944, Senior Grand Warden in 1945, and Deputy Grand Master in 1946. He is Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of France National near the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.

From the Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1947).