Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.
Grand Commander Phillip Crosby Tucker
Title: Grand Commander
Grand Commander Year: 1863 - 1864
Home Commandery: Palestine No. 3
Birth Date: February 14, 1826
Death Date: July 9, 1894

Texas mourns the death of Philip Crosby Tucker, Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas. He died of apoplexy in the city of Washington, D. C, July 9, 1894, at one o'clock p. M.

Companion Tucker was born in Vergennes, Vermont, February 14, 1826.

He was made a Mason in Dorchester Lodge of Vergennes, and was Past District Deputy Grand Master and Past Grand Secretary of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of his native state, and was made a Knight Templar in Burlington Commandery.

He went to Galveston, Texas, November, 1852, and affiliated with Harmony Lodge, No. 6, and was Worshipful Master of it for six years. He was also a member of Tucker Lodge, No 297; Past High Priest of San Felipe de Austin Chapter, No. I, li. A. M.; Past Eminent Commander of San Felipe de Ausiin Commandery, Knights Templar; Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Texas in 1869; Grand High Priest of Grand Royal Arch Charter of Texas in 1805 and 1866 and Grand Comman ler of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Texas in 1864, and was the Representative of several other Grand Bodies to those near Texas, including that of the Grand Chapter of Vermont.

In the A. & A. S. rile he had received the highest honors, being at the time of his death, Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Thirty-third Degree for the southern jurisdiction of the United States.

He was buried with Masonic honors in Galveston, Sunday morning, July 15th.

A Companion highly appreciated in his life and deeply mourned in his death, his loss will be greatly felt by that Jurisdiction.