Ennis in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(July 29, 1874 - May 22, 1951)
Born in Brenham, Katie Litty Daffan was a well-known author, educator, journalist, and club-woman. She began her career as a teacher and was an officer of the Texas State Historical Assoc. She wrote several books, including a Texas history textbook. Active in the United Daughters of The Confederacy, she served from 1911 to 1918 as superintendent of the Confederate Woman's Home in Austin. She was literary editor of the "Houston Chronicle" from 1921 to 1928. Miss Daffan taught school in Ennis and was feature columnist for the "Ennis Daily News", 1936-50. She died here in 1951.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7090.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 32° 19.746′ N, 96° 37.67′ W. Marker is in Ennis, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest Main Street and West Knox Street, on the right when traveling north on Northwest Main Street Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ennis TX 75119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierce Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroads in Ennis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Southern Pacific Railroad in Ennis (about 400 feet away); Town of Ennis (about 400 feet away); Ennis National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); Minnie McDowal (about 500 feet away); LaJuan Schlegel (about 600 feet away); Ennis City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ennis.
Also see . . . Katie Litty Daffan (1874–1951). Throughout her life she was an ardent Democrat and in her last writing still spoke strongly in favor of states' rights and the "Brave Cause of the South." Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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