Most Worshipful Brother
William Rundel Carson, PGM
Grand Lodge of
Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;
Grand Master 1945 – 1946

William Rundell Carson was born in the parish of Milton Prince Edward Island. He received his early education in the rural schools; matriculating to Prince of Wales College in 1911 where he attended the sessions of 1912 and 1913, and during the three years following taught school at Lower Montague and Murray Harbour.

In 1916 he served with the Canadian Garrison Artillery in Halifax, N. S., after which he received a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force) early in 1918 and proceeded to Toronto, Ont,. where he trained as a pilot, and was discharged at the end of the first Great War with the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

Returning again to the teaching profession, some time was spent in the Province of Saskatchewan, after which he decided to study the Science of Chiropractic, and graduated with honors from the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, U. S. A. in 1925 where he had the honour to be chosen graduating class president and valedictorian.

Dr. Carson received Masonic light in Davenport Lodge No. 37 Davenport, Iowa, in the year 1925, being initiated March 9th., passed on March 23rd., and raised on May 11th. On coming to Charlottetown to practice his profession he affiliated with Victoria Lodge No 2, where he was elected Worshipful Master in 1935.

Serving as Grand Standard Bearer in 1939-40, Senior Grand Deacon in 1941, he was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1942, Senior Grand Warden in 1943, and Deputy Grand Master in 1944, and is Grand Lodge representative for the Grand Lodge of Nevada.

Grand Master Carson became interested in Capitular Masonry in 1944 and is a member of Alexandra Chapter No. 11, Royal Arch Masons, Charlottetown.

In religion, he is a follower of the United Church of Canada having membership in Trinity United Church, Charlottetown, where he has served as an elder for the past six years.

From the Proceedings of the 70th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1945).