Friday, December 19, 2014

1890-1899 Autograph Album of Daphne King Carraway of Wilson, North Carolina; "Dixie Story Lady"


1890-1899 autograph album that belonged to Daphne King Carraway of Wilson, North Carolina, with many of the autographs collected while she was at the State Normal and Industrial College at Greensboro, North Carolina; she graduated in 1902.

The album is diamond-shaped and has a metal ornament on the front cover with the word "Album" and a tree branch with a brass colored squirrel.  It contains 34 sentiments of Daphne's sister, teachers and, presumably, classmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Daphne King Carraway was born October 23, 1881 in North Carolina, the daughter of William Pope Carraway and Sarah (Daniel) Carraway, both North Carolina natives.  Daphne had, I think, at least six siblings, but at least of three of them died in infancy.  Older sister Irma Louise Carraway inscribed three pages in Daphne's album, and possibly four.





As noted above, several people referred to Normal School at Greensboro, North Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina; refer to the list below.

Three signed referred to themselves as Daphne's teacher.  Teacher Lizzie M. Lindsay inscribed a page on January 22, 1895.


Teacher Annie Wiley inscribed a page on April 1, 1896.



Perhaps a reader can translate this page signed by Daphne's teacher.


Neither Daphne nor Irma married.  Daphne was involved in education, as a teacher and administrator.  She took a great interest in story telling and was known as the "Dixie Story Lady".   Her papers (1902-1934), including bulletins, programs, pamphlets, photographs and more were donated to the State of North Carolina by her sister Irma.  Even better, the items have been digitized; there's also a brief biography.

Daphne King Carraway died in 1933.  Irma, also a teacher, lived until 1966.  She and Daphne are buried with their parents and siblings at Maplewood Cemetery at Wilson, North Carolina.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

? [7]GR
AGoveRowe
ApplewhiteHS
BHarrisonShaw
B ?LSutton
BaileyLindsaySykes
BergMW
BernardMartinWiley
BerryOWooten
BryanO'NeillY
CPYates
C ?Parker
Carraway [4]Price
Carter
Copeland

Signers in the album          [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

  • G. & S.
  • "Your teacher"
  • L. S. P., signed on July 20, 1891; not sure of surname initial
  • Ellen, signed on May 25, 1899
  • Miss Maggie, signed at Greensboro, North Carolina, at Christmas 1893
  • Irma, signed at Wilson, North Carolina. The message seems to be from an Irma other than Daphne's older sister Irma Louise Carraway, but it could be.
  • Unsigned
A
  • Mary K. Applewhite, signed at Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 15, 1894
B
  • Margaret E. [surname has a strikeover - could be Brightman or ?], signed at Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1895 at the State Normal and Industrial School
  • Janie H. Bailey
  • A. J. Berg of Troy, New York, signed on December 24, 1890
  • Lizzie Bernard
  • Hattie M. Berry, signed on March 18, 1895
  • Kate Bryan, signed at State Normal and Industrial School on May 18, 1893
C
  • N. C., signed on August 25, 1891
  • Daphne King Carraway of Wilson, North Carolina; album owner
  • Sister I. L. C., signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on June 19, 1891. She was Irma Louise Carraway, Daphne's older sister.
  • Sister Irma, signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on August 15, 1891. Another page signed by Daphne's older sister Irma Louise Carraway.
  • I. L. Carraway, signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on August 14, 1891. Another page signed by Daphne's older sister Irma Louise Carraway.
  • Pattie Carter, signed in 1893 at State Normal & Industrial School
  • Fan Allen Copeland, signed at "Normal", on November 22, 1896; not sure if Fan is a given name, a nickname or a term of admiration
G
  • A. M. Gove, signed on January 23, 1895
H
  • Hattie Harrison, signed on March 1, 1892 at W. G. S.
L
  • Lizzie M. Lindsay, signed on January 22, 1895; Daphne's teacher
M
  • S. Martin, signed at the Normal & Industrial School in 1893. "Red Shale," North Carolina
O
  • Mamie O'Neill, signed at Baltimore, Maryland, on June 14, 1891
P
  • Margaret L. Parker, signed at State Normal at Greensboro, North Carolina, in the summer of 1894
  • "Your old friend", Mrs. H. F. Prince or Price, signed on July 20, 1891
R
  • Eugenia Rowe, signed on March 18, 1895
S
  • Catherine S. Shaw, signed in the summer of 1894
  • Ruth Sutton of Kinston, North Carolina, signed on State Normal School on May 24, 1893
  • J. Sykes, signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on January 29, 1891; middle initial might be T or ?
W
  • Annie Wiley, signed on April 1, 1896; Daphne's teacher
  • Mabel Wooten of LaGrange, North Carolina, signed at the State Normal School on May 24, 1893
Y
  • Iola Yates, signed at State Normal School on May 24, 1893
Wilson, North Carolina


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