Brother W. W. Barrett was born near Jonesboro, Texas, in
Coryell County on June 15, 1858. He was the oldest son of the late
Mr. And Mrs. W. W. Barrett, Sr.
On Sunday, February 10, 1878, Brother Barrett was united in
marriage to Miss Polly Ann Schreiber, and to this union were
born eight children, six of whom still survive.
Brother Barrett received his Masonic Degrees in Coryell Lodge No.
441 A.F.& A. M., located at Jonesboro, Texas, sometime during the
early 1800s and 1890s, the exact date not being known.
On September 8, 1894, Brother Barrett affiliated with Emny's Creek
Lodge No. 514, located near Lometa, Texas, in Lampasas County. He was
elected Worshipful Master of this lodge for the fiscal year
1897-1898. He demitted from Emny's Creek Lodge No. 514 on June 13,
1909, and on August 7, 1909, he affiliated with Robert E. Lee Lodge
No. 431 located at Strickland, Texas, in Burnet County. He demitted
from Robert E. Lee Lodge No. 431 on October 10, 1909, and on December
9, 1909, he affiliated as a charter member of Lake Victor Lodge No.
1011 A.F. & A.M., located at Lake Victor, Texas, in Burnet
County. He was chosen immediately to be the first Worshipful Master
of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. & A.M. He was also elected
Worshipful Master on three other occasions, and served each term
well. He was affectionately called "Daddy Barrett" by his many
He died at Harper, Texas, on August 9, 1936.