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Hands of the Workmen

                  Reid Gardiner (3)

th Grand Master                                          th Grand Master

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                             Dr. Hathaway as born at       LeRoy A. Foot was born
                             Ovid, Michigan on January     at Melrose, Minnesota on
                             24, 1874. He attended public  September 9th, 1882. He
                             schools in Ovid and the       was raised on a ranch near
                             University of Michigan and    Minot, North Dakota where
                             the University of Illinois    he attended school and the
                             from which he received his    University of North Dakota
                             Doctor of Medicine.           receiving his Law Degree in
Later he took advance work at the Universities of          1906. He moved to Kalispell,
Paris and Vienna.                                          Montana to practice Law
Dr. Hathaway moved to Glendive Montana in 1902.            with C.H. Foot. In 1923 he moved to Choteau and
He served as the County Health Officer and was in          engaged in a Law practice with his brother Stanley R.
private practice. He was Chief Surgeon of Grace            Foot.
Hospital from 1902 to 1917. He entered the U.S.            While in Kalispell he joined the National Guard,
Army in 1917 and served as an instructor of medical        organizing Company F of the old 2nd Montana
officers at Ft. Riley, Kansas and later was in charge      Regiment and was its first Captain. As soon as the
of a hospital train in France. He was discharged as a      United States entered the war, he went with his company
Lt. Colonel in the reserve and returned to Glendive.       to France, serving as division machine gun officer and
He served as Superintendent of the State Hospital          Assistant Chief of Staff of the 41st Division, with the
in Warm Springs from 1921 to 1925. He moved to             rank of Major. At the close of the war he returned to
Evanston, Illinois and practiced medicine for sixteen      Montana, serving as Lieutenant Colonel of the 163rd
years before returning to Glendive. He was a fellow        Infantry, Montana National Guard. He retired with the
of the American College of Surgeons, and member            rank of Brigadier General.
of various medical associations and a delegate to the      In 1921 he moved to Helena, where he was Deputy
London Peace Conference.                                   Attorney General. In 1924 he became Attorney
Brother Hathaway received his degrees in Glendive          General, holding that office until 1933. He moved
Lodge No. 31. He was Initiated on January 23, 1904.        to Fort Peck where he was with the legal department
Passed on February 19, 1904 and raised to the sublime      during the construction of Fort Peck Dam. In 1936 he
degree of a Master Mason on March 19, 1904. He             went to Sacramento, CA, and served with the Army
served as Worshipful Master in 1908. A special             Engineers during for the construction of Shasta Dam.
Communication of the Grand Lodge Montana held at           Brother Foot received his degrees in Kalispell Lodge
St. Aignan, France on March 29, 1919, under Proxy          No. 42: Initiated on January 6, 1910; Passed on January
from Most Worshipful Grand Master Brother E. M.            20, 1910 and raised to the sublime degree of a Master
Hutchinson for the purpose of installing Robert J.         Mason on February 14, 1910. Upon moving to Choteau
Hathaway as Senior Grand Warden. Lt. Col. LeRoy            he dimited from Kalispell No. 42 and affiliated with
Foot, WM of Montana Army Lodge No. 1, installed            Choteau Lodge No. 44, serving as Worshipful Master in
Brother Hathaway as Right Worshipful Senior Grand          1920. He also served as Worshipful Master of Montana
Warden. (Brother Foot became Grand Master of Montana in    Army Lodge No. 1. Brother Foot was appointed Senior
1931.) M.W. Brother Hathaway was also a member of          Grand Steward in 1922 and was elected Grand Master
the York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shrine and the Order of      of Montana in 1931. M.W. Brother Foot was also a
Eastern Star. He died on July 15th 1955 and was buried     member of the York Rite, Order of the Eastern Star
in Middlebury, Michigan.                                   and Shrine. He died on August 22, 1955 in Sacramento,
                                                           California where he was buried with Masonic funeral
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