17 May 1968
Enos Erastus Polk, pioneer settler of Brady, and a barber here for
more than half a century, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brady Hospital after
a long illness. He was 94.
Masonic funeral services were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Wilkerson Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Evans Burleson of Cherokee, conducting. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery.
Born June 17, 1873 in Brandon, Rankin County, Miss., Mr. Polk came to Texas in 1891 and settled at Santa Anna. He moved to Brady five years later. While in Santa Anna, he learned the barbering trade which he followed here over 50 years.
Mr. Polk married the former Annie Ogden "the first white girl born in Brady," Sept. 13, 1899 in Brady. She preceded him in death on March 23, 1956.
His barber shop prior to his retirement in the mid-forties, was located in the old Queen Hotel and later in Hotel Brady. Mr. Polk's partner at the latter shop was the veteran Curtis Reynolds.
Mr. Polk was active in Masonic work and received the fifty-year Masonic Service Award in August 1960. He was a member of Brady Lodge No. 628, A.F. & A. M.
Survivors include a son, John A. Polk of Brady; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Sutherland of Sangus, Calif.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.