worshipful Brother Elmer r. goldsmith
Worshipful Brother Elmer R. Goldsmith, Newspaper Editor, School Teacher, Principal and The 59th Worshipful Master of Washington Lodge #17. WB Goldsmith was born on March 13th 1870 in Overpeck, Ohio. He taught school in Hamilton for about 9 years before becoming the youngest principal to be elected of Columbian School. After Completing his term he resigned his position to pursue a career in the newspaper business in Petoskey, Michigan he died suddenly on June 23rd 1904 in Detroit, Michigan at the young age of 34, he had only been married for 4 years and had served as Master of this lodge just 5 years prior in 1899 he is buried in Collinsville Cemetery in Milford Township, Ohio.