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George Franklin Giddings
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1874
China
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1969
Augusta
Kennebec County
Maine, USA

George F. Giddings, Fifty-eighth Grand Master

George Franklin Giddings, who was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master at the One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Communication, was born in China, Maine, August 8, 1874, and his early life was passed there. He was graduated from Erskine Academy in 1892, and from Farmington Normal School in 1895. Choosing civil engineering for his life work he followed the profession for a time; his knowledge and experience in engineering qualified him for appointment as Engineer and Clerk to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of Maine in 1900. He continued to serve in that capacity until 1914, when the present Public Utilities Commission was created, taking over, among other matters, the duties of the Railroad Commission. At that time he was made secretary of the Utilities Commission, where he rendered efficient service. Brother Giddings was made a Mason in Augusta Lodge, No. 141, at Augusta, in 1900; a Royal Arch Mason in Cushnoc Chapter, No. 43, in 1901; a Knight Templar in Trinity Commandery, No. 7, on December 18, 1903. He received the degrees of the A. A. Scottish Rite to and including the sixteenth degree, in Augusta in 1928, and is a past M. P. Sovereign of Tamerlane Conclave, No. 4, Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine. He served Augusta Lodge as Worshipful Master for two years and was Junior Grand Warden in the Grand Lodge in 1932, and Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery in 1928. On June 25, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Durfor, of Shasta, California, and the union has been blessed with the birth of two sons, Spofford, who is Assistant Division Manager of the Central Maine Power Co., at Waterville, and Dr. Paul Dudley, who is a surgeon. 
 
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 Parents:
  Franklin P Giddings (1849 - 1927)
  Rosetta E Marr Giddings (1852 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth A Durfor Giddings (1880 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Paul Dudley Giddings (1908 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Augusta
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Mel Fletcher
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
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