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Frances Middagh Stovall

Frances Middagh Stovall, American journalist, preservationist.


  • Stovall, Frances Middagh was born on December 7, 1921 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John Judy and Rebecca (Fowler) Middagh.

  • Education

    • Student, McMurry College, 1941.


    • Woman's Page editor Odessa (Texas) News Times, 1937-1940. Reporter Abilene (Texas) Reporter News, 1938-1941.


    • Author: Clear Springs and Limestone Ledges, A History of San Marcos and Hays County, 1986. Editor: San Marcos Bicentennial Cookbook, 1976, Cottage Kitchen Cookbook, 1983, Cottage Kitchen, Second Helping, 1986, Twenty Years In Cottage Kitchen, 1996, Historical Markers in Hays County, 2005-2006. Columnist San Marcos Daily Record, 1986-2007.


    Founder Heritage Association San Marcos, 1975, board directors, 1975-2006, honorary life member, since 1989. Chairman City of San Marcos Bicentennial Commission, 1972-1976, Hays County History Commission, 1987-2006. Initiator Main St. in San Marcos, 1989.

    Founder Preservation Associates, Inc., 1986, Friends of Hays County History Commission, 1990-2007. Member Daughters of the American Revolution, National Trust for History Preservation, Texas History Foundation, Texas State History Association, Spring Lake Garden Club, Magna Charta Dames.





    • Married Jack N. Stovall, August 16, 1941 (deceased 2004. Children: Richard Middagh Stovall, Frances Tshudy, John Fowler Stovall, Susan Calvert G. Carter.
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    • 1941
      McMurry College
    • 1937 - 1940
      Woman's Page editor Odessa (Texas) News Times
    • 1938 - 1941
      reporter Abilene (Texas) Reporter News