Lillie (Mrs. Sam W.) Rankin Administration 1925-1927


CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1949



Times  Women’s  Editor


            The warmth, friendliness and traditions of Christmas were combined as Mrs. Sam Rankin, one of Corpus Christi’s oldest native daughters, entertained with the annual Christmas dinner for the Woman’s Monday Club last night in the Terrace Room of the Robert Driscoll Hotel.

            The Monday Club was organized in 1897.  None of the chapter members remain on the rolls, but there are numerous members from the early years, and now daughters of members are carrying on the tradition of a club which helped pattern the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.

            Someone laughingly remarked last night “Everything the Monday Club does grows to be a tradition.”  The daughters carrying on for their mothers is one of these traditions.  Mrs. French Smith, this year’s president, is the daughter of Mrs. A. M. French, who lacks only from February 14, the club’s birthday, until July, being a charter member.  She was unable to be present.

            For Mrs. Rankin’s dinner party last night, the Terrace Room had been arranged as both dining room and drawing room.  As the hostess greeted her guests, she was wearing two corsages, one an orchid on her shoulder, and the other a coronet of orchid blooms and silver ribbons fastened at the back of her head, above the combs with which she draws her silver hair back quite smooth.  Both corsages were gifts, and Mrs. Rankin couldn’t decide which, so she wore both.

Source: Woman's Monday Club  1897-1949 Scrapbook #1, p.25


Lillie Rankin



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