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SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS. 137
munity no man enjoyed so much esteem among the
juvenile element as he, and even the humblest approached
him with confidence. Christmas they never
failed to find him prepared for the visits of his little
friends, and Uncle Mac's Christmas tree from the
force of custom had grown into one of the established
institutions of the ctiy. His invitations were given
through the newspapers. No better nor higher
eulogism can ever be pronounced upon his character
than the single simple sentence, he was the children's
Colonel McCoy united with the first Baptist
Church of Dallas in October, 1880, and was ever
afterward an active and efficient member, aiding
liberally in all Church work. His final summons
came the 30th of April, 1887, when he departed this
life mourned by his many friends.
The following selection is from a tablet of thanks
presented to Miss Eliza McCoy in return for a portrait
of Colonel McCoy presented by her to the Dallas
Commandery No. 6 Knights Templar:
Miss Eliza McCoy,
It was the pleasure of DALLAS COMMANDERY
No. 6, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, to appoint
the undersigned a committee, to express to you,
thanks, for the highly appreciated and invaluable
gift of the beautiful and life-like portrait of your
deeply lamented brother, Col. John C. McCoy, Past
Grand Commander Knights Templar of the State of
Texas. His death cause d more unfeigned pain and
regrets than perhaps ariy other mason in Texas who
has passed the dark ri' er to enjoy the celestial delights
in the "great be? ond."
The only consolation a mournful one, is that he
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