Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 20, Number 2, Fall, 2008 Page: 19 of 68
This periodical is part of the collection entitled: Legacies: a History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the Dallas Historical Society.
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
53Smith speculates that the two girls refused to live in
housing approved by the President. Smith, "Schools and
54WC Board Minutes, December 2, 1901, 63, .
"Switzer, "History ofWeatherford College," 12.
56D. S. Switzer to Hon. I.W. Stephens, President,
Weatherford College Board ofTrustees, December 11,
1901. WC Board Minutes.
5WC Board Minutes, December 11, 1901,104.
"WC Board Minutes, January 22, 1902, 67.
9D. S. Switzer to Judge Stephens, [December 1901].
WC Board Minutes.
6"WC Board Minutes,June 2, 1902, 73.
6'Daily Herald, February 3, 1902, 3.
62The Dallas Morning News, March 16, 1908, 2.
63Ibid., March 27, 1908, 5.
6Switzer had faced competition before. In Comanche,
other schools were operated by Mrs.J. E. Canaan, Mrs.
Hart, Mrs. Canuteson, and Miss Donley. In Weatherford,
there was a public school and the Texas Female Seminary
run by the Presbyterian Church. On August 28, 1903, The
Dallas Morning News reported that the second session of
the Switzer's Woman's College and Conservatory would
begin September 1, while the School for Practical
Training and Itasca High School delayed opening until
September 14 because of delays in getting State textbooks.
Comanche Chief,January 22, 1890, 4;John S. Grace and
R. B. Jones, A New History of Parker County (Weatherford,
Texas: Weatherford Democrat, 1906; reprinted
Weatherford, Texas: Parker County Historical
Commission, 1987; reprinted Weatherford, Texas:
Abandoned Cemetery Association, 1998), 154-155; The
Dallas Morning News,August 28, 1903.
65R. Switzer, "To My Children and Grandchildren,"4243,47.
66Smith, "Schools and Schoolmen" 210.
67R. Switzer, "To My Children and Grandchildren," 47.
68The Dallas Morning News, December 9, 1912; February
13, March 27, and May 18, 1913. School recitals noted in
The Dallas Morning News are too numerous to cite, but
these four dates within a year's time will give the reader
an idea of the frequency with which they occurred.
6R. Switzer, "To My Children and Grandchildren,"47,
52. Mrs. Switzer continued her music instruction until
1935 when she retired after sixty-two years of teaching.
During her career she served as president of the Dallas
Music Association and vice-president of the Texas Music
Teachers Association. Rebecca Switzer died August 25,
1944, her seventy-first wedding anniversary, and is buried
with her husband and most of her children in City
Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. E. Clyde Whitlock,
"Rebecca Shinn Mays Switzer," Southwestern Musician,
January 1944, quoted in Switzer Newsletter, no. 24
(Winter 1986): 9.
7 The Dallas Morning News,June 29, 1906; November
72R. Switzer, "To My Children and Grandchildren," 48.
73Zoe Davis McDade, interview by author, Austin,
Texas, August 21, 2002.
7"The Dallas Morning News,August 21, 1929.
7John A. Lomax, "Dallas Student Has Praise for Prof.
David S. Switzer, Texas Teacher ManyYears," The Dallas
Morning News, September 1, 1929.
76The Dallas Morning News,August 20,1929; G.A.
Holland, History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin
(Weatherford, Texas: The Herald Publishing Company,
1937; reprinted Weatherford, Texas: Parker County
Historical Commission, 1987), 99.
77an Isabelle Fortune, "Home-Coming is Memorial to
Teacher, The Dallas Morning News, April 20, 1930, Feature
Section, 4; The Dallas Morning News,April 23, 1930.
78Smith, "Schools and Schoolmen," 211-212.
79Lomax, "Dallas Student Has Praise," September 1,
The author gratefully acknowledges the
assistance of Barbara McCrary Grogan and
Zoe Davis McDade, who shared their
Switzer family papers, without which this
article could not have been written.
Fall 2008 LEGACIES 17
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Dallas Heritage Village. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 20, Number 2, Fall, 2008, periodical, 2008; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46806/m1/19/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Historical Society.