Maude (Mrs. William) Gerhardt
By LOIS FELDER
Mrs. Maude H. Gerhardt, who for more
than 40 years has been identified with welfare work in Nueces County,
resigned Monday from the county probation department.
Her resignation has been accepted,
effective Jan. 1, 1949, by the juvenile board and the commissioners court.
The board passed a resolution commending her work with the department and
the resolution will be read into the minutes of both bodies.
The resignation reminded a lot of
old – time Corpus Christians that there was a time when practically all the
charity in Nueces County was done from the front porch of Mrs. Gerhardt’s
house on Taylor Street.
That being true, it is difficult for
many long – time residents to believe that Mrs. Gerhardt has been a paid
official of the county for a matter of slightly less than seven years.
Old Bayview Cemetery
Source: Woman's Monday
Club 1897-1949 Scrapbook #1, p.15