Holland District Ruritans

Fellowship. Goodwill. Community Service.

Born: April 4, 1899

Died: November 7, 1966  


Ruritan National

  • National President – 1950
    • “America” was adopted as the official song
  • National Vice President – 1949
    • While serving on the Board, he was chairman of the Expansion Committee as well as the Special Committee for the Holland Memorial.

Holland District (The District was officially named in 1950)

  • District Governor – 1948

Great Bridge Club

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary


  • Chairman of the Norfolk County Community Chest
  • Lower Norfolk County Weekday Religious Education Foundation – Treasurer
  • Member of the Southside Boy Scout Council


  • Currituck county, North Carolina public schools
  • University of North Carolina


Professional Experience

  • Vice President of one of Norfolk’s leading wholesale hardware concerns: Burns, Old & Eaton, Inc.


[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]