Ella Dickinson (Mrs. G.R.) Scott

Administration 1897-1909

Biography

  • Scott was founder and first president of the Woman’s Monday Club
  • Her nickname “The Admiral of the Valley” was given to her by Texas’ first General Federation of Women’s Clubs President Anna J. Hardwicke (Mrs. Percy V.) Pennybacker
  • Scott served as Fifth District President for the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs
  • Scott served as TFWC’s Fifth District’s Chair of it Ethics Department
  • Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs named Scott as one of the founders of the TFWC Headquarters in Austin and as a life member of the TFWC Board of Directors
  • Scott, in her then home on 223 South Broadway, served as hostess to William Jennings Bryan when he traveled to Corpus Christi
  • Scott served as Chair of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Parks and School Grounds Committee

 While Scott was in office as President of the Woman’s Monday Club:

  • Club built the Ladies Pavilion (which sat on Bay Shore as an entertainment arena for the City of Corpus Christi)
  • Club purchased two lots and donated them to the city in 1909 to expand Artesian Park
  • Club established a “Story Hour” for Corpus Christi children
  • Club raised money toward the purchased of a Baby Grand Piano for Corpus Christi High School
  • Club raised money towards the purchase of City of Corpus Christi’s first “chemical” fire truck
  • Club studies included: Shakespeare, Browning, Honolulu, Hawaii, The Philippines and other topics falling under the subjects of American History, Southern Literature, Colonial Literature and German Literature.
 

 Compiled by Cecilia Gutierrez Venable and Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Sources: Woman's Monday Club  1897-1949 Scrapbook #1, p.3-11 

            Handbook of Texas Online

 

G. R. Scott

 


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