San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Homesite of Mrs. Robert Massie (1867-1931)
Massie Club House
A dedicated member of the Methodist Church and a gifted teacher, Mrs. Massie was a humanitarian who worked to further education throughout her life.
The former Mary Lee Payne, Mrs. Massie was born in Weimar [Texas], one of four children. She grew up under the stress of pioneer life and worked, in various towns, as a teacher, postmaster and saleslady. Although her education was interrupted when her wardrobe was lost in fording a river, she later attended Buffalo Gap College. In 1899 she married Robert Massie.
Massie, born in Scotland, came to this country as a youth. From a sheep herder's job, he advanced to a leading place in the sheep and wool industry, making a fortune in this and other varied businesses.
Mary and Robert Massie reared an adopted daughter, 3 of their young nephews, and a niece. Mrs. Massie resumed public and Sunday school teaching, taking a special interest in the Junior Department of the Methodist Church in this city.
Following their deaths in 1931, Mrs. Massie's will gave a large portion of the estate to the benefit of youth. The Massie Memorial Foundation has, since 1932, provided
Until 1960 the Massie Home stood at this site.
Massie Club House
dedicated to the memory of Robert and Mary Massie and presented by the Massie Educational Foundation to the City Federation of Women's Clubs of San Angelo to be used for the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social development of San Angelo and surrounding territory.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee and Massie Educational Foundation. (Marker Number 2546.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 31° 27.16′ N, 100° 26.54′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Abe Street (U.S. 87/277) and Washington Drive, on the right when traveling south on Abe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 South Abe Street, San Angelo TX 76903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Public Transportation in San Angelo (approx. half a mile away); Orient-Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Herbert A. Wardlaw HomeOrient-Santa Fe Freight Depot (approx. half a mile away); Municipal Swimming Pool (approx. 0.6 miles away); H. C. Wendland Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Freeze Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
Also see . . .
1. Robert and Mary Payne Massie Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by San Angelo Area Foundation. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Robert and Mary Massie at Find A Grave. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.