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Texas Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Elithe Hamilton Kirkland (1907 - 1992)
    Lena Elithe Hamilton Kirkland, author, was born on January 24, 1907, the only child of Free and Eva (Purcell) Hamilton, at Big Sky Ranch at White Chapel, west of Coleman, Texas. She was a 1924 honor gr...
  • Ruth Ward Younkin (1915 - 1980)
    Ruth Ward Younkin, Arlington civic leader, daughter of Jessie Ray and Henrietta Ward, was born on October 28, 1915, at Ogden, Utah. Her father was a United States marshal for the state of Utah. Ruth's ...
  • Leona Ruth Guy (1913 - 2006)
    Leona Ruth Guy, medical technologies innovator, educator, pathologist, and blood banking promoter, published or presented more than 100 scientific papers and organized or participated in more than thir...
  • Mabel Doss Day Lea (1854 - 1906)
    Photo: on left with daughter, Willie Day Mabel Doss Lea, rancher, politician, and businesswoman, owned and managed the first fully fenced large ranch in Texas. She was born in Brunswick, Missouri, on ...
  • Gussie Nell Davis (1906 - 1993)
    Gussie Nell Davis (November 4, 1906 – December 21, 1993) was an American teacher best known as the founder of the Kilgore College Rangerettes, who in September 1940 became the first all-girls dril...

Texas Women's Hall of Fame

The Texas Women's Hall of Fame was established in 1984 by the Governor's Commission on Women. The honorees are selected biennially from submissions from the public. The honorees must be either native Texans, or a resident of Texas at the time of the nomination.