Moses A. Pate

1836 - 1918

Source:  History of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, 1909-1959
compiled by Maurice C. Shelby,
on file in the community files of Herman Brown Free Library.
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Aug. 2008






Brother Moses A. Pate was born in the State of Mississippi on August 26, 1836.  He moved to Texas about the year 1875 and settled near Middletown, Texas, in Goliad County.

Brother Pate was married twice during his lifetime, the first time to Miss Nancy Jenkins, but she died, and he later met Mrs. Fannie Richardson Cheeves, and on Wednesday, December 9, 1908, with Mr. B. E. Haggins officiating, they were united in marriage.  Brother Pate had no children of his own, but he did raise a foster son who is now deceased.

Brother Pate was a Christian gentleman in every respect, and everyone who knew him called him "Uncle Pate."

Brother Pate was initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason on August 26, 1882.  He was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on September 23, 1882, and was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on October 28, 1882, in Middletown Lodge No. 391 A.F. & A.M., located at Middletown, Texas, in Goliad County

Brother Pate demitted from Middleton Lodge No. 391 sometime in the early part of the year 1885, and on December 5, 1885, he affiliated with Robert E. Lee Lodge No. 431 A.F. & A.M., located at Strickland, Texas, in Burnet County.  He demitted from Robert E. Lee Lodge No. 431 the first time on May 7, 1904, but affiliated again with said Lodge on March 4, 1905.  He demitted the second time on October 2, 1909, and on December 9, 1909, he affiliated as a Charter Member of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. & A.M.  He was chosen to be the first Tiler of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. & A.M., and he was duly and constitutionally installed as such on January 1, 1910.

In his declining years, Brother Pate became very ill, and Brother Amos H. Jenkins and his good wife took him, and cared for him until he passed away on February 26, 1918.

Brother Pate was buried with full Masonic rites conducted by Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 A.F. & A. M., with Brother A. J. Hahn officiating, with burial in the Cauble Cemetery some seven or eight miles northeast of Lake Victor.









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