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Harvey Cecil Byrd
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 in 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.