Tehuacana in Limestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Builder of Old Trinity University Structure
—(June 15, 1845 - July 11, 1937) —
A year later he was given the contract for the construction of the wings of this stone building.
At that time, Trinity University (under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church) was short of funds. Because he had a love for the cause of higher education and a love for Trinity, Rees, a skilled craftsman, did much of the stonecutting—a chore usually left to laborers.
Always interested in education, he was a member of the local board of education and in his turn its president. He was a staunch supporter of Trinity University, and later of Westminster college.
Dr. Beeson, first president of Trinity, performed the ceremony when on Jan. 3, 1875, Rees married Georgia Ann Sanders. They had six children.
The life of Rees proved the truth of the proverb: "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." He was honest and humble, and had a keen appreciation for the finer things of life.
He is buried in the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5844.)
Location. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of Westminister College. Marker is in this post office area: Tehuacana TX 76686, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tehuacana (here, next to this marker); United Methodist Church of Coolidge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Armour Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Munger Community (approx. 10.3 miles away).
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