EAGLETON, DAVIS FOUTE
EAGLETON, DAVIS FOUTE (1861–1916). Davis Foute Eagleton, teacher, school administrator, and author, was born on March 16, 1861, in Boon's Hill, Tennessee, the son of George Ewing and Mary Ethlinda (Foute) Eagleton. He was educated by his father, a Presbyterian minister, until 1879, when he attended Davidson College, North Carolina, for a short time. He followed his father as principal of Ouachita Seminary, Mount Holly, Arkansas, in 1879, and Magnolia Academy, Arkansas, in 1880. He subsequently returned to Davidson College and received a B.A. degree (1884), an M.A. (1894), and an honorary doctorate (1914). He was principal of Fannin College at Bonham, Texas (1884–86), principal of Ladonia Academy (1886–88), and professor of English at Austin College (1888–97). After resigning his position at Austin College, Eagleton opened Sherman Academy, which was later moved to Bonham as Bonham Academy. In 1898 he went to Calvert and conducted the public schools there until his return to Austin College in 1900. Eagleton was the compiler and editor of Writers and Writing of Texas (1913) and Texas Literature Reader (1916, 1922); he wrote severalshort works. In Sherman he was an elder of the College Park Presbyterian Church, which he had helped organize. He married Addie Christian Parker on June 19, 1890, at Mount Holly, Arkansas, and they had seven children. Eagleton died on June 9, 1916, and was buried in Sherman.
Alumni Monthly of Austin College, July 1916. Sherman Daily Democrat, June 9, 1916.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.N. Ethie Eagleton, "EAGLETON, DAVIS FOUTE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fea03), accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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