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Huston Jackson Gray

The ancestry of Huston Jackson Gray is not known. He was born about 1828 in Tennessee, and on 10 July, 1850 he married Aurelia Panthea Guthrie, a native of Alabama, probably from Elyton, now in Birmingham, Jefferson County. She was born about 1830 and was a daughter of Rev. James Smith and Letha (Burns) Guthrie. The Rev. Guthrie was an important evangelizing preacher in the Cumberland Presbyterian church. In the Federal census taken after the marriage, in the “Rusk District,” Rusk Co., in east Texas, Huston and Aurelia were living in her parents’ household, likely in the Henderson area.

Later in the decade, Huston and Aurelia and their family, together with Aurelia’s brother, Robert B. Guthrie, removed to the northern part of Holford Prairie, in rural Garza, now Lake Dallas, .where in 1857 he and Guthrie (also of Holford Prairie) obtained title to 1680 ares in Dallas and Denton Counties from Perry Harmonson. Both brothers-in-law were farmers. It is very likely that he was raised in an East Texas Lodge, one might guess in Clinton Lodge #23, Henderson.

In addition to being one of the founders of Denton (now Lewisville) Lodge, Huston Gray was WM in 1858 and 1859, and Senior Deacon in 1860. He fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, in Co. G, Bourland’s Border Cavalry Regiment. He died 10 May, 1865, about three weeks before the surrender of the Regiment, 2 June, 1865; neither the circumstances of his death, nor his place of burial have been discovered.

Huston and Aurelia had four children, Virginia Josephine, Letha Aim, William Newton and Sam Houston. In later life, Aurelia lived near Seymour, Baylor County (southwest of Wichita Falls) with her son Sam Houston and his family. She applied for a Confederate widow’s pension in 1899, died in 1908, and is buried in Old Seymour cemetery, Seymour.

 

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Lodge No 201 Contributes to relief of Corpus Christi Storm Victims (1919 )

Masonry is rich in history and our lodge is no exception. Attached are two documents that we recently added to our online repository of historical lodge documents. It is a great example of  how the brothers of Lewisville Lodge No. 201 helped aid a community that was in need nearly 100 year ago.

1919 Grand Lodge request for assistance of Corpus Christi storm victims

Lodge Donation to 1919 Storm Victims

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to see the Corpus Christi lodge website which makes mention of the hurricane in 1919.

 

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Race For The Children Sat Sept 15th

The Race For The Children is right around the corner and things are really heating up!

We already have over 100 runners preregistered for the race and we expect to double that amount of runners on race day. We are also expecting a much bigger turnout from the schools this year.

We are going to need all the help we can get on race day!

We are having our final staging RFTC meeting Wednesday at 6:30pm. Please come find out how you can help. If you can’t make the meeting please join us Saturday September 15th at 6:00am in the field next to Lewisville City Hall and help us setup for this year’s race. 

 

Below are a couple electronic documents you can use to help promote the race.

2012 Race Sponsorship Form

RFTC Brochure 2012

RFTC Poster 2012

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2012-2013 Officer Installation June 30, 2012 11:00am

It is that time of year again, Lewisville Masonic Lodge No. 201 will install it’s 2012-2013 Officers on June 30, 2012 at 11:00am with a meal to follow at 12:00pm.

This Monday the 25th of June Lewisville Lodge # 201 will have an Installation practice for the 2012 – 2013 incoming officers @ 7:00PM. Also, our District 84 Instructor Brother Larry FitzPatrick will be certifying a few of us in the openings and closings of each Masonic Lodge. We may also have a couple of proficiencies ready to turn in too.

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Lodge Donations

This is a great fraternity and a great lodge! We have members that range in age from 18 to….. more experienced. Our older brethren know that this great lodge and fraternity is preserved by the generous donations of it’s members and the various fund raisers we hold throughout the year, in addition to the annual dues of it’s members. Many of our older brothers like to send donations to the lodge by check and these donations are graciously accepted and always will be.

This year we have added something new for those young whipper snappers that have never used a checkbook and want a fast and easy way to donate to the lodge using a debit/credit card or their Paypal account. You will notice the new “Donate” button in the sidebar at the right of the webpage and another at the bottom of this message.

We have setup a Paypal account for lodge donations on a trial basis. If you would like to see a Paypal payment option for more lodge services and events please show your support for this this type of payment option and, help your lodge in the process by making a donation of any amount. Your donations are genuinely appreciated and will help us trial the new Paypal account.