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Anson Jones Marker Dedication Ceremony

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   On November 21, 2009, the Texas Heritage Society with the Harris County Historical Commission conducted the marker dedication ceremony for the Anson Jones Texas Historical Commission marker in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Below are some of the many photos taken at the dedication ceremony.  All photos on this page were taken by Texas Heritage Society Publicity Chair, Pat Spackey.  More photos will be added over the next few days as they come in. 

 

Gus Mistrot, Bernice Mistrot, Melinda Cagle and Dr. Carrol Cagle

Left to right: Gus Mistrot, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Bernice Mistrot, Chair of the Harris County Historical Commission's Marker Review Committee; Melinda Cagle, Chair of the Texas Heritage Society's Anson Jones Marker Dedication Ceremony Committee; and Carrol D. Cagle, M.D., Texas Heritage Society Director at Large.

 

Dr.. Carrol Cagle and Ted Spackey

Left to right: Dr. Carrol Cagle and Ted Spackey, members of the Texas Heritage Society, prepared to assist at the sign-in table.  They assisted a rather large crowd despite the weather.  More than one hundred guests attended the Anson Jones marker ceremony.

 

Ted Spackey and Carroll Cagle assisted at the sign- In table

Texas Heritage Society members, Ted Spackey and Dr. Carrol Cagle (holding umbrellas), assisted with the sign-in table, passing out Anson Jones marker programs to dedication ceremony guests.  Jesse Bounds, attache to Mayor Bill White, and Francita Ulmer, member of Harris County Historical Commission and member of the San Jacinto Descendants, sign the guest book.  Also assisting at the far end of the table was Texas Heritage Society Editor, Melinda Cagle, who took the leading role in the design, editing and production of the Anson Jones marker program.

 

Barbara

Despite the cool rainy weather, Texas Heritage Society Director at Large, Barbara Hamiltion, was present with a big smile to remember Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas.

 

Pat Spackey and Debra Blacklock-Sloan

Left to right: Pat Spackey, Texas Heritage Society Publicity Chair; and Debra Blacklock-Sloan, Chair of the Harris County Historical Commission Marker Mentorship Committee.

 

Will Haddock leads pledge

William P. Haddock, San Jacinto Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and San Jacinto Descendants, leads the pledge to the Texas flag.

 

Anson Jones Marker Dedication Ceremony

 Texas Heritage Society President, Kameron Searle, makes opening remarks and introductions.

 

Anson Jones marker dedication ceremony.

 

Texas Army with Piper

Members of the Texas Army, shown here with piper, provided the color guard and the black powder rifle salute.  Left to right: Denton Bryant, Col. Michael Thompson, Col. John Martin, Col. ?, Col. Jim Peddy, Col. Jerry Tubbs, Admiral Texas Navy Sam Whitley and piper, Stanley Fontenot.  Several of these gentlemen are also members of Frontier Lodge #28, A.F. & A.M.

 

  Texas Army Fires Black Powder Rifle Salute

The Texas Army fires black powder rifle salute in honor of Anson Jones immediately following the unveiling of the Anson Jones Texas Historical marker. Left to right: Col. John Martin, Col. Michael Thompson, Col. Jim Peddy and Col. Jerry Tubbs.

 

Eron Brimberry Tynes

Eron Brimberry Tynes, President of the San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, spoke about Asnon Jones' wife, Mary Smith McCrory Jones, who was the first President of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

 

Anson Jones Marker Ceremony

Anson Jones Texas Historical marker dedication ceremony on November 21, 2009 at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

 

 Houston Mayor Bill White

Houston Mayor Bill White speaks about the importance of preserving Texas history.

 

Vernon Burke - Past Grand Master of Masons in Texas

Past Grand Master of Masons in Texas, W. Vernon Burke, Jr., spoke about Anson Jones and the contributions of many early Texas Masons to the Republic of Texas. W. Vernon Burke, Jr. strongly encouraged Kameron Searle to sponsor the Texas Historical Commission marker for Anson Jones in 2006. Brother Burke was also helpful with a number of important details following the approval of the Anson Jones marker application including, but not limited to the notification of Masons across Texas about the ceremony and the opening of a Representation of the Grand Lodge of Texas at Holland Lodge #1 on the morning of the Anson Jones marker dedication ceremony.

 

Nan White Morris

Nan White Morris, President General of the San Jacinto Descendants, spoke about Anson Jones activites at San Jacinto. Anson Jones was ta surgeon of the Second Regiment and fought as a private in the Battle of San Jacinto. The San Jacinto Descendants paid the $1,500 fee to the Texas Historical Commission for cost of casting the Anson Jones marker.

 

Pat Spackey, Eron Tynes, Anita Cooper and

Left to right: Pat Spackey, Texas Heritage Society Publicity Chair; Eron Brimberry Tynes, President of the San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas; Anita Cooper, San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and "Mr. Anita Cooper" (Charles Sterling), Eron Brimberry Tynes is holding a copy of the 12-page Anson Jones marker program.

 

 Col. Martin Executive Officer Texas Army

Col. John Martin, the Executive Officer of the Texas Army, in Republic of Texas-era Masonic apron, salutes the United States flag.

 

Debra Blacklock-Sloan and Bernice Mistrot

 Debra Blacklock-Sloan (right), Chair of the Harris County Historical Commission Marker Mentorship Committee, with the assistance of Bernice Mistrot (left), Chair of the Harris County Historical Commission Marker Review, reads the many proclamations honoring the memory of Anson Jones.  This proclamation was from the Texas State Senate.

 

Mayor White, Fred Kurtis Kasper and Masons

Houston Mayor Bill White shakes hands with the Worshipful Master of Holland Lodge #1, A.F. & A.M.,  Fred Kurtis Kasper and other Masons.

 

Stanley Wilkinson and daughter 

Stanley D. Wilkinson with his daughter and Kameron Searle.

 

 

Kameron Searle, Debra Blacklock-Sloan, Harris County Historical Commission Marker Mentorship Chair, and Lee Sloan.

 

 kameron Searle Prior to Unveiling of Anson Jones Marker 

Anson Jones marker sponsor, Kameron Searle, in front of covered marker.

 

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