Ida Durand (Mrs. Henry) Redmond
Ida Durand Redmond was
born in Philadelphia, graduated from college and became a teacher. She met
and married Henry Redmond who was a medical student at the time. When
Redmond graduated the family moved to England for several years. They
returned to the states and moved to Corpus Christi where Ida Redmond
expanded her club work. She became a member of the Texas Federation of
Women’s Clubs and later its president.
While Redmond was in office
as President of the Woman’s Monday Club:
conducted clothing drives for the poor in Europe.
They donated and
raised money for the library, Spohn Sanitarium and Red Cross.
The club also
sent money to the Belgium Louvain library. This building restoration was
to be a lasting tribute to our WWI dead.
sponsored a program, which gave a $5.00 gold piece to graduating Mexican
high school students.
The club promoted
a clean up for the city campaign.
the music program for public schools.
The club also
advocated a Chautauqua meeting.
causes they endorsed included prison reform, baby week, kindergarten
program, prohibition, equal suffrage and a minimum wage law for women and
by Cecilia Gutierrez Venable
Source: Corpus Christi Public Library Special
Collections, Woman’s Monday Club papers;
#1, p. 17, minutes for 1919 to 1936 and Corpus Christi Democrat.
Ida Durand Redmond