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Katie Lilly Daffan
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1874
Brenham
Washington County
Texas, USA
Death: May 22, 1951
Ennis
Ellis County
Texas, USA

Katie Lillie Daffan studied history at the University of Texas and the
University of Chicago. She became an elementary and high school teacher
and was the first vice president of the Texas Teachers Association.In 1911
Daffan was named to the position of superintendent of the Confederate
Woman's Home in Austin and became the first woman to be appointed to head a
state institution. She wrote several books, including "Texas Heroes" (1924)
which became a Texas textbook. She held many positions of leadership within
the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Texas
Woman's Press Association (1908-1909); as state historian of the Daughters
of the American Revolution (1909-1910); and as first vice president of the
Texas State Historical Association (1912-1914). The Katie Daffan Chapter
of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at Denton was named in her honor. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawrence Aylette Daffan (1845 - 1907)
  Mary Anna Day Daffan (1853 - 1926)
 
 Siblings:
  Katie Lilly Daffan (1874 - 1951)
  Charles Hemming Daffan (1880 - 1919)*
  George Quinlan Daffan (1889 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Myrtle Cemetery
Ennis
Ellis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: lm
Record added: Oct 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9575906
Katie Lilly Daffan
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Katie Lilly Daffan
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Katie Lilly Daffan
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