Holland District Ruritans

Fellowship. Goodwill. Community Service.

Born:  Feb. 18, 1885

Died:  Nov. 23, 1969



Ruritan National

  • National President – 1932
    • During his term as President, it was his lot to steer a young and weak organization in the face of handicaps present during the lowest depths of the Great Depression. His slogan was, “You need a Ruritan Club in bad times more than in good times.”
  • National Vice President – 1931
  • Served on the National Board of Directors for several years.

Chuckatuck Club (4th Club in Ruritan National)

  • Charter Member
  • President – 1929


  • President of the Nansemond county Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Master of the Chuckatuck Masonic Lodge


[Source:  The Ruritan Saga – A History of the First Fifty Years of Ruritan by Robert H. Bailey, Russell Burgess & H.M. (Kit) Shaver, Jr. © 1983; Reprint 2003;  Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, April 17, 1928 shared by The Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation]