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 John Dreaper, II

John Dreaper, II

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 22 Jan 1973 (aged 88)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 49443561 · View Source
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Jack attended Dow School and was one of 46 graduates from the Central High School in 1901. While still in school, Jack earned spending money by carrying buckets of beer to the workers on the trains as they were loading and unloading freight and passengers. The workers paid him a nickel a bucket. Later Jack started working for the Texas Bank as a messenger.
The family were members of Trinity Episcopal Church where Jack served as the superintendent of the Sunday School for over twenty years. Jack retired twice from the Texas National Bank of Commerce as Senior Trust Officer after working for this bank for over fifty years. He was a member of the Shrine Temple, the Masons, and the Jesters. In 1939-1940 he served as Arabia Temple potentate.

"News Goodwin-Dannenbaum" by Henry J. Dannenbaum for Texas National Bank, 29th May 1956: ...Mr. Dreaper began his bank career at the age of 18 as a runner for the Commercial National Bank of Houston in 1902. He recalls that he entered banking because he thought it would offer a 'steady job.'
By 1925, after having held jobs as collection teller [1903], railroad teller [1904], receiving teller [1907], paying teller [1912], assistant cashier [1918] and assistant vice president [1921], he was made vice president [1925] and trust officer. At the time, the trust department had only one other employee --- Arthur Trum, who will now head it.
For 31 years, Mr. Dreaper has kept the minutes of the trust committee of the bank's board of directors. At his last meeting of this committee Mr. Dreaper read to the members the minutes of his first meeting: July 18, 1925. Since that date, the number of trusts handled by the bank has increased 50-fold.
Outside the bank, Mr. Dreaper has been equally busy. He is president of the board of trustees of Ripley Foundation; president and treasurer of the Motor League of Houston; and treasurer of the Easter Seal committee. He has served as president of the Salesmanship Club, in which he has held membership since 1918, and of the Houston Association of Credit Men.
He has also served as past high priest of the Washington Chapter Royal Arch Masons; thrice - illustrious master of the Houston Council Royal and Select Master Masons. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Mr. Dreaper says he plans to travel extensively now that his 54 years' service to the banking profession have come to an end..."

"The Houston Chronicle," Wednesday, 24 Jan. 1973.
"John Dreaper, 88, of 2223 Yorktown, passed away 8 a.m. Tuesday in a Houston hospital. Native and lifelong Houston resident. Graduate of Houston High School June 1, 1901. Worked a short time for Hartwell Iron Works then for the Commercial National Bank. Retired as vice-president and trust officer of Texas National Bank June 1, 1956 after 54 years of continuous service with the same bank which has passed through four changes in name. Member Holland Lodge No. 1 AF&AM. Past High Priest Washington Chapter No. 1. Thrice illustrous Master of Houston Council No. 1. Member Ruthven Commandery No. 2, 32nd Degree. Past Potentate Arabia Temple. Member Royal Order of Jester. Order of Quetzalcoatl, past president Houston association of Credit Men, past president of Salesmanship Club, president Motor League of South Texas, president Board of Trustees Daniel and Edith Ripley Foundation, superintendent Trinity Church Sunday School for over 25 years, sang in the choir and as a boy rang the chimes for Christ Church. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. John Dreaper, daughter, Mrs. Jack R. Hild; grandchildren, Mrs. George Laigle; John McGinty, Thomas D. McGinty, Milton McGinty Jr., Lisbeth D. Hild, all of Houston, John D. Hild, Cambridge, Mass., Mrs. Wayne Hise, Johnannesburg, South Africa; 12 great grandchildren. Services 10 a.m. Thursday Trinity Episcopal Church, Main at Holman, Rev. Arthur S. Knapp and Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers John M. McGinty, Thomas D. McGinty, Milton B. McGinty, Jr., John D. Hild, George Laigle, George Laigle Jr., Wayne Hise, Arthur Trum."



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  • Created by: Patty McGinty
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49443561
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Dreaper, II (25 Feb 1884–22 Jan 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49443561, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Patty McGinty (contributor 47180635) .