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The Hands of the WorkmenWorkmen
                                The Hands of the
                               Reid Gardiner
                               Reid Gardiner, R.W. Past Grand Secretary, Editor, R.W. Past Grand Secretary, Editor

               Ernest Michael Hutchinson
             53rd Grand Master (1919-1920)

      E. M. Hutchinson was on his family farm in                             the Most Worshipful Grand Master
     Isabella County, Michigan, on April 8, 1873.                            of Montana during the 1918 Grand
     He attended country schools and achieved                                Communication.
     a  commendable  education,  so much  so  that
     he was given a certi  cate to teach at the age                            In 1916, Brother Hutchinson
     of 16 years of age. He later was the Principal                          assisted in the organization of Vesta
     of schools at Lewiston, Michigan, from 1897                             Chapter No. 44, Order of the Eastern
     through 1902. When not engaged in his                                   Star at White  sh, MT.  He served
     profession, he worked in a Pharmacy  and in                             as Worthy Patron of this Chapter
     1902 took a course in Pharmacy at Milwaukee                             in 1909 and Grand Patron of the
     Medical College.                                                        Montana Grand Chapter in 1916.

      In December of 1902, he moved to Montana,
     where he worked for a year in a drug store
     in Anaconda. He was made a registered
     Pharmacist in Montana by examination in

      He moved from Anaconda to White  sh in 1904, and        M.W. Brother E. M. Hutchinson died on December
     was Principal of the White  sh Schools for two years,   9, 1936, at the age of 63 years. He was buried at the
     resigning from that work in 1906 to become one of      White  sh Cemetery, White  sh, Montana.
     the organizers of the Hutchinson Lumber Company
     at White  sh and served as secretary-treasurer of his
     company. He ceased having active duties with the
     company in 1918 when he started employment with
     New York Life Insurance Company.
      Brother Hutchinson became a member of the State
     Legislature and served as a Representative in the State
     House. He served with such distinction in that body
     that upon his return to White  sh, a  er the close of the
     assembly, he was given an ovation of a very unusual
     character, the citizens of Kalispell chartering a special
     train  to  attend the  reception  given  in  his  honor  at
     White  sh.

      Brother  Hutchinson  was Initiated  in  Lewiston
     Lodge No. 418, Lewiston, Michigan, on March 27,
     1899; Passed on April 15, 1899, and Raised to the
     Sublime Degree on a Master Mason on April 27, 1899.
     He a   liated with White  sh Lodge No. 64, White  sh,
     Montana July 14, 1908. He served as Worshipful Master
     of White  sh No. 64 in 1910. He was also a member
     of the York Rite. Brother Hutchinson was appointed
     as a Grand Lodge O   cer in 1910 and was elected as
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