DANVILLE MASONIC FEMALE ACADEMY
After incorporating in 1854, this institution continued as a
school until after the CW, and
The school accomodated pupil from beginners through college classes.
A Professor Ramsey
Mr Alexander served as president of the institution until 1890
or 1892. After he resigned,
The next superintendent was a Mr Steel who brought with him some
boys from Rockport to
In 1897, Professor H G Abernathy was superintendent. The
music teacher was Miss Willie
Some of the students names around this time were: Bean,
Bacon, Skipper, Laird, Week,
Some other students were: Lelia Keener, Kate Keener, Tenie
Keener, Allie Keener, Reube
The "Annual Register" of 1893-1894 and 1894-1895 lists the following
Some of the institute's alumnae as listed:
This information was found in the vertical
files of the genealogy department of the Longview Public Library.
New Danville Masonic Female
An act was passed by the Fifth Legislature of Texas, approved January 25, 1854 (Gammels Laws of Texas pgs. 27-29) incorporating the "New Danville Masonic Female Academy."
Section I of the Act reading:
"Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, that
Oliver H Pegues, Thomas
The institute continued as a school until after the War between
the States, in 1865,
Source: Loose papers of the late John
Ben Shepperd fround at the Gladewater Lee Public
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