THEODORE UGLOW LUBBOCK
Third Master, 1873
Theodore Uglow Lubbock was born in the city of Houston on December 24, 1841, during 1:he days of the Republic of Texas. His entire life was spent in the city of his birth. He was the adopted son of Francis Richard Lubbock, one of the first merchants in Houston, one of the early recipients of the degrees in Holland Lodge No.1 and Governor of Texas from 1861 to 1863.
T. U. Lubbock stated himself that he was “first a cowboy, then a soldier in Terry’s Texas Rangers, a Confederate States Army, thereafter a farmer, then a merchant in Houston, Texas, for many years.”
In addition he served as an alderman of Houston and as a State Senator in the 22nd Legislature.
The 1870 City Directory lists F. R. Lubbock & Son as Commission Merchants and Auctioneers. At that time the residence of T. U. Lubbock was at Wilson and Buffalo with Lubbock’s Grove, a pleasure ground, adjoining the residence. He had been a merchant in Houston for 26 years at the time of his death.
T. U. Lubbock received the first degree in Masonry in Holland Lodge No.1 on October 26, 1867, the second degree on December 4, 1867, and the third degree on February 29, 1868. He was appointed as Senior Steward of Holland Lodge No.1 by Worshipful Master A. S. Richardson and served during 1869. He was the Senior Deacon of Holland when Gray Lodge was formed and Worshipful Master A. S. Richardson of Gray Lodge appointed him to fill the same position in the new Lodge. He continued to serve “the Station in both Lodges until the close of the year.” He was Senior Deacon again in 1871 for Gray Lodge, Senior Warden in 1872 and the third Worshipful Master in 1873.
He received the Chapter Degrees in Washington Chapter No, 2, R. A. M., in October and November, 1868,23 and was High Priest of Washington Chapter No.2 in 1871. He received the Order of High Priesthood on June 14, 1871.
He was created a Knight Templar in Ruthven Commandery . No.2, K. T., on August 24, 1869, and served two terms as Eminent Commander, 1880 ,and 1881. He was appointed Grand Sword Bearer in 1881, elected Grand Senior Warden in 1882 and progressed up the grand line regularly, serving as Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Texas in 1886- 1887.
He was a very zealous Mason and for 10 consecutive years was District Deputy Grand Master of the Houston area (15th and then the 12th Districts) .
He was the last surviving charter member in Gray Lodge at the time of his death on March 16, 1913. He had been in ill health for some years prior to his decease. He was survived by his wife, whom he had married in 1864, and four children.21 Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.