From the Burnet Bulletin, 26 Feb 1948
Dave Watkins Dies
Word reached this place Monday that Mr. Dave
passed away in a hospital in San Angelo.
The body was shipped to
Austin where it was held until today
(Thursday) when it was sent to Pursley Cemetery near
with services to be held at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Watkins at one time
lived in this section, having moved to
Dripping Springs a good many years ago to engage in
business in which he was very successful.
Our older citizens and
his relatives at this place will regret to
learn of his death.
[NOTE: William David WATKINS was born 6 Jan
Burnet Co., San Saba Co. or Williamson Co.). His
father was Dave
Watkins who d. 1904 in Burnet and his mother was
M. CLARK who d. 1931 in Dripping Springs. From
Gerald Watkins, <gdwatkins @ . utexas . edu> Mar
of Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011, compiled by
Maurice C. Shelby, on file in the community files of
Herman Brown Free Library.
Brother W. D. Watkins
born at Salado, Texas, in Bell County on January 6,
1870, and at an
early age in life his father and mother moved to
Burnet County and
Settled on Cow Creek near the little community of
Brother Watkins was
initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason on July 1,
1893. He was
passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on August 5, 1893,
and was raised
to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on September
2, 1893, in Henry
Thomas Lodge No. 278 A. F. & A. M., located near
in Burnet County.
Brother Watkins demitted
from Henry Thomas Lodge No. 278 on November 6, 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.
He demitted from
Lake Victor Lodge No. 1011 on January 10, 1914, and he
demitted Mason the rest of his life.
Brother Watkins was
married as he had to take care of his mother after his
father died, and
he chose to stay single due to such.
In his later years he
near Dripping Springs, Texas, but Brother Watkins died
at San Angelo,
Texas, on February 23, 1948, as he was visiting some
of his kinfolks
there. He was brought back to Dripping Springs
and buried in the
Dripping Springs Cemetery on February 26, 1948.