Ena (Mrs. Frank) Tompkins Administration
Tompkins was born
January 27, 1870. She graduated from Maple Hill Seminary and married Frank
Tompkins. They would eventually have seven children. Ena Tompkins began
her club career early and was a charter member of the Ariel Literary Club
and President of the Derthic Music Club in Denton, Texas. The family then
moved to Pilot Point and she became involved with Sunday school and the
Woman’s Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church. Tompkins was also president
of the Nineteenth Century Club, the Shakespeare Club and the Parent-Teacher
Association. At this time she also joined the Texas Federation of Women’s
In 1913 the Tompkins family moved to
Corpus Christi and she became the first vice president of the Texas
Federation. In 1926 she became president of the Woman’s Monday Club.
Tompkins organized many clubs and belonged to the Nueces County Federation,
Athenian Literary Club, Junior Harmony Club, Woman’s Department Club, Civic
club, Au Courant Club, Home Demonstration Club, Parent Teacher Associations,
Harmony Club, Daughters of the Confederacy, DAR, and Daughters of the
Republic of Texas. Her civic interest extended beyond club work when she
became a member of the board for the City Plan Commission. After her many
years of civic duty Ena Tompkins passed away on Nov. 18, 1941.
While Ena Mounts Tompkins
was President of the Woman’s Monday Club:
She administered the
Florence Westervelt Student Loan Fund, which aided 100 young girls and
some boys to continue their education.
The club focused on music
and education in schools and aided all aspects of this cause during her
The club also sponsored
the Fifth District of the Texas Federation of Women’s clubs convention in
by Cecilia Gutierrez Venable
Woman’s Monday Club Scrapbook
#1 p. 22.
Corpus Christi Public Library’s Special
Collections – De Garmo Papers Collection # 10.
DeGarmo, Mrs. Frank. Biography of Mrs. Frank
Augustus Tompkins: (Ena Mounts Tompkins). Austin: Press of Von Boeckmann-Jones