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STUART, MARY FRANCES BLAKE

STUART, MARY FRANCES BLAKE (1837–1892). Mary Frances "Fannie" Blake Stuart, teacher, was born in December 1837 in Lexington, Mississippi, the daughter of E. H. and Martha (Harris) Blake. In 1846 her family moved to Houston; when she was twelve she was sent to the Hartford Female Seminary in Connecticut. After graduating she returned to Texas and became an assistant teacher at Live Oak Female Seminary at Gay Hill in Washington County. In December 1860 she married a fellow teacher, Robert Cummins Stuart II, the brother of Rebecca (Stuart) Redqv. The couple had four children. After living in Brenham they moved to Austin, where Mrs. Stuart taught at Stuart Seminary in 1875 and again in 1886. Fannie Stuart died on September 24, 1892, in Austin, and she was buried there.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Mabelle Purcell, Two Texas Female Seminaries (Wichita Falls, Texas: University Press, 1951). Mary Starr Barkley, History of Travis County and Austin, 1839–1899 (Waco: Texian Press, 1963).
Francita Stuart Koelsch

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Handbook of Texas Online, Francita Stuart Koelsch, "Stuart, Mary Frances Blake," accessed December 07, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fst82.

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