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Past Grand Masters of Widow's Sons' No. 60

Widow's Sons' Lodge No. 60 is honored to have had six brethren serve as Grand Master of Mason's in Virginia:

MW Leitch

Name: James A. Leitch (Grand Master, 1855-1856)
Birth:
July 28, 1814, Charlottesville, Virginia
Death: June 5, 1862, Charlottesville, Virginia
Burial Place: Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia
Occupation:
Physician
Notes:
While serving in the Confederate Army, he contracted pneumonia which resulted in his untimely death.

MW Coles Name: Peyton Skipwith Coles (Grand Master, 1880-1881)
Birth:
April 1, 1826, Estouteville, Albemarle Co., Virginia
Death:
June 25, 1887, Estouteville, Albemarle Co., Virginia
Burial Place:
Coles Family Cemetery, Estouteville, Albemarle Co., VA
Occupation:
Farmer
Notes:
While serving as grand master, he laid the cornerstone of the Yorktown Monument. In one year, he filled the most honorable offices of Grand Master, Grand High Priest, and Grand Commander.
MW Duke Name: Richard Thomas Walker Duke, Jr.(Grand Master, 1898-1899)
Birth: August 27, 1853, Charlottesville, Virginia
Death: March 8, 1926, Charlottesville, Virginia
Burial Place: Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia
Occupation: Lawyer
Notes: Served as first judge of the Charlottesville Corporation Court. Also, Commonwealth’s Attorney of Albemarle County.
MW Wood

Name: James Burnley Wood (Grand Master, 1915)
Birth: April 13, 1859, Charlottesville, Virginia
Death: April 29, 1938, Charlottesville, Virginia
Burial Place: Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia
Occupation: Merchant
Notes: First Exalted Ruler of the Charlottesville Elks Lodge and a Presbyterian Elder.

MW Forbes

Name: Samuel Dexter Forbes (Grand Master, 1959)
Birth:
April 28, 1891, Purcellville, Loudoun Co., Virginia
Death:
February 2, 1966, Charlottesville, Virginia
Burial Place:
Lincoln Quaker Cemetery, Loudoun Co., Virginia
Occupation:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Notes:
As grand master, he laid the cornerstone of the Charlottesville Masonic Temple.

MW Hodges Name: Jeffery E. Hodges (Grand Master, 2009)
Birth: May 10, 1957, Norfolk, Virginia
Occupation: Dentist
Notes: As grand master, he dedicated the WWII monument at the Masonic Home of Virginia on October 10, 2009 during the Masonic Home of Virginia Family Day. He also served as Distric Deputy Grand Master in 1999, and commemorated the bicentennial of Widow's Sons' Lodge.