Harvey Cecil Byrd the son of David V. "Dave"
Byrd and Phoebe Ida Aynes was born 06 Dec 1909 in Brown County, Texas
and died 21 Feb 1995 in Waco, McLennan County,
Texas. He married Mabel Posey daughter of Eugene Posey 24 May 1931
at the First Methodist Church, Brownwood,
Brown County, Texas. She was born 15 Nov 1906 and died 20 May 1995 in
Waco, McLennan County, Texas. They are both buried
Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County,
Texas. He grew up in the Grosvenor area and
attended schools in Brown County, Texas.
He spent 14 years teaching school, much in
Brown County. He served in the
United States Marine Corps in World
War II. He became a Mason in 1933 in
Trinity, Texas but moved his membership to
Brownwood in 1934. He held Masonic offices
in Brownwood, State, and national. In 1952
he was elected the Grand Secretary of the
Grand Lodge of Texas and moved to Waco, Texas
where he served in this office until 1988.
In 1965 he made Department Commander of the
South-Central Department of the Grand Encampment
Knight Templar United States of America.
They had no children.