|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1876|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1964|
HOLLACE H. BAIN.
HOLLACE H. BAIN was born in DeKalb County, Tennessee. His education was received in the public schools of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He also learned the sheet metal business there.
In 1896 Mr. Bain came to Shreveport, Louisiana, and founded the H. H. Bain Sheet Metal Works, which, with the possible exception of one or two others, is the largest business of its kind in the entire South.
In 1915 Mr Bain, together with Mr. J. B. Beaird, organized the Bain-Beaird Company for the wholesale manufacture of oxygen, acetylene tanks, tank cars, filling station equipment tanks, structural steel and kindred commodities. The company operates two plants, one located at Shreveport and one at Cedar Grove, Louisiana.
More than being selfishly successful in his own business, he has found and taken time to build many things. He is widely known for his generosity and willingness to promote things of vital interest to the community and building of an ideal city.
Mr. Bain is perhaps one of the most popular and esteemed Masons in the state. In 1921 he was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Louisiana. During his administration he was indefatigable in his efforts to build, through the Grand Lodge, a Masonic Home for Orphan Children. His efforts were successful and now a magnificent home for orphans, costing approximately a quarter of a million dollars stands a monument to his untiring zeal in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Mr. Bain's wonderful co-operation was instrumental in securing for Shreveport one of the splendid Orthopedic Hospitals which are built and maintained by the order of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Bain is a member of the Governing Board of this hospital for crippled children.
In 1922, Mr. Bain was elected Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Louisiana. He is also a Knight of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and has had conferred upon him the honorary thirty-third degree of the A. A. S. R. of Free Masons. He is president of the Four Square Bible Class, cotton planter and a vice president of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and it is difficult to enumerate the many ways lie serves his city and his state.
Mr. Bain married Miss Ida Leona McCartney in 1900, by whom he had three sons, Hollace H., Jr., Ferdinand and Leon. Mrs. Bain passed to the Great Beyond in 1909.
In 1917, Mr. Bain married Miss Mary Fitzhugh Easterling of Jackson, Mississippi, a descendant of two famous families-the Fitzhughs of Virginia and the Easterlings of South Carolina. They have one son, William Lamar Bain.
["The Chronicles of Shreveport and Caddo Parish" by Maude Hearn O'Pry, 1928, Page 333.
From the website of The History of the Shreveport Scottish Rite Valley:
"ON MARCH 6, 1910, A GROUP OF SCOTTISH RITE MASONS MET IN THE MASONIC TEMPLE ON THE CORNER OF MARKET AND TRAVIS STREETS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PETITIONING "LETTERS TEMPORARY" FOR A LODGE OF PERFECTION IN SHREVEPORT. THIS GROUP OF 32° MASONS CONSISTED OF L. E. THOMAS, V. L. McCARTY, S. J. B. WHITED, A. T. KAHN, MARX M. LEVY, A. W. CHEESMAN, KCCH, E. R. BERNSTEIN, H. H. BAIN, H. I. HARDY, J. J. LYONS AND P. B. STEDMAN. THE NAME "L. C. ALLEN LODGE OF PERFECTION" WAS ADOPTED. PERMISSION FOR THE FORMATION OF THE LODGE OF PERFECTION WAS GRANTED BY ILLUSTRIOUS BROTHER CHARLES F. BUCK, SOVEREIGN GRAND INSPECTOR GENERAL ON DECEMBER 29, 1911."
Hollace H. Bain was Grand Secretary and Grand Master of the Shreveport Lodge.
The slogan for the H. H. Bain Sheetmetal Works in Shreveport was "The Bain Roof Is Rain Proof!"
H. H. Bain also owned with partner J. W. Ridge, the Ridge & Bain Hardware & Cycle Company. This downtown Shreveport business, located at the corner of Common Street and Texas Avenue, was in a "flat-iron" building. [Source: Lost Shreveport: Vanishing Scenes from the Red River Valley by Gary D. Joiner and Ernie Robertson]
Ida Leon McCartney Bain (1874 - 1909)
Mary Fitzhugh Easterling Bain (1879 - 1962)
Plot: Mason's Rest; Lot 32
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Aug 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115798515