Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Invitation to a Recital by Daisy McLeod, 1896

Graduate's Recital

Memphis Conference Female Institute

Jackson, Tennessee

Friday Evening, May 8, 1896

Given by

Miss Daisy McLeod

Assisted by Miss Vyda Page

Medley.....Arranged by Daisy McLeod

"Magic Fire"......Wagner

"Com'e Bello"....Donizetti
          Miss Page

Impromptu, Op 142, No. 3......Schubert

Waltz...........Composed by Daisy McLeod

Sonata No. 15..........................Mozart

"Only in Dreams"...............Reginald DeKoven
                 Miss Page.

"If I Were a Bird,"  Op. 2, No. 6.............Henselt

               Violin Quartette.

Waltz from Faust..............................Gounod-Liszt

After doing a bit of searching I actually came across several Daisy McLeod's with various surname spellings but I narrowed it down to Daisy McLeod the daughter of Asa H. McLeod and Matilda C. Long because of the musical connection.  In the 1900 Census for Hickman Kentucky she is listed as a music teacher and is living with her parents and brother, James.  She married Mark MacDougall on July 7 1908 in Obion County Tennessee.  The couple appear in the 1910 Census for Jackson Tennessee.   Her occupation is music teacher, age was 32, born in Kentucky.  Her father was listed as being from South Carolina and her mother from Mississippi.  Her husband, Mark MacDougall, was 35 years of age and a shoemaker from Canada.  His parents were both from Scotland.  They had a 9 month old daughter named Lucille who was born in the District of Columbia.  By 1920 they had moved to Humboldt Tennessee.  Mark is now listed as a merchant.

In 1930 Lucille MacDougal is living in Memphis working as a stenographer in a retail department store. She
appears in Memphis City Directories as Lucille E. MacDougall.  In 1935 a Lucille C. and sometimes O. MacDougall begins to appear in DC city directories as a stenographer.

Mark MacDougall died September 24 1937 at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis.  The certificate lists his parents as Mahlon MacDougall and Margaret Douglas MacDougall,. His birth year was listed, 1867.  The informant was his wife, Daisy McLeod MacDougall of 1634 Maple St. Humboldt Tennessee.  He died from Pernicious Anemia and was interred at Humboldt.

In 1940 Daisy and Lucille are living in Washington DC.  Lucille is single, head of household, age 30. She is a secretary at the State Department.  Her mom, Daisy, is 62 years old.  And that's where the Daisy McLeod trail ends.

What I do know for sure is that Daisy and Fannie were friends and that they both attended the Memphis Conference Female Institute at Jackson and they both shared a love of music.  It's also possible that Daisy was a pupil of either Sophia Moran or her daughter Fannie since they both were music teachers in Dresden.

Now for Vyda Page.  I think the spelling of her name was an affectation and sign of personal expression or a typo!  What I did find is a Vida Page DeBow, born 1878 and died in 1953.  She was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Newton Page and Narcissa Sophronia Roberts.   She married Charles Lawrence DeBow May 24 1899 in Gibson County Tennessee.  Interestingly enough, Charles DeBow was a "shoe builder" which goes right along with Mark MacDougall since he was a "shoemaker."  They had a daughter named Sarah Narcissa DeBow born in 1908.  In January 1954 a list of notable deaths appeared in the Chattanooga Times, Mrs. Vida Page DeBow was listed as a "music teacher and WCTU worker."  Vida and her husband Charles are interred at Highland Cemetery in Sparta Tennessee.

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