RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
To the Worshipful Master, Warden and Brethren of San Andres Lodge, A. F. & A. M. No. 170, Cameron, Texas.
We, your committee, appointed to draft resolutions upon the death of Brother B. C. Barrett, beg to submit the following:
Brother Barrett was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas prior to the civil war, and was a soldier of the Confederacy from June 17th, 1862 until the close of the strife. He left his home for the service the day his first child, Brother John W. Barrett, was born, and made a splendid record in the army.
He was a pioneer settler in the western portion of Milam county, and lived to see the wild, treeless prairies converted into rich, fertile fields.
Though not intolerant, yet he was a man of conviction, and when he reached a conclusion, after due consideration, his mind was fixed. He was strong in his belief of right over wrong.
Death claimed him June 15, at the ripe old age of 86, while living with a daughter at Hempstead, and his remains were buried by the Craft June 17 at North Elm Cemetery, in the community where he had lived many years, and where two wives and other loved ones had preceded him.
Therefore be it resolved:
1. That the state has lost an honored and useful citizen, and the Craft a devoted member.
2. That while we feel the loss our Craft has sustained, yet we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well.
3. That we extend to the family our heartfelt sympathy, and commend them to the God of all grace and consolation.
4. That a page of the minutes be set apart for these resolutions, and a copy be sent to the bereaved family.
Jeff T. Kemp. J. C. Joseph. John Watson. Committee The Cameron Herald, 21 Oct 1920