DAUGETTE, ANNIE ROWAN FORNEY, 1876-1974.

Biography:

Civic leader. Born June 1, 1876, Jacksonville. Parents General John H. and Septima Sextus Middleton (Rutledge) Forney, Married–  Clarence William Daugette,  December 27, 1897.  Five children. Education– Graduate of Jacksonville State Normal School; attended Cooper Union School and National Academy of Design in New York. “First lady” of Jacksonville State, during her husband’s forty-three years as president. Active in many cultural, service, and historical organizations.  Organized the Civic League of Jacksonville; served on the State Advisory Committee of the Federal Writers Project. President of the Alabama Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; made honorary Life President in 1952. Campaigned for the restoration of Alabama’s Great Seal; personally designed the  Seal adopted  by the Legislature in 1939. Compiled biographies of Alabama Civil War Generals; wrote historical articles about Jacksonville and Calhoun County.  Awarded the honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Jacksonville State University, 1970.  Elected to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1978.  Died  September 11, 1974.

Source:

Forney Forever, by Lee Forney Crawford; Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame Website.

Publication(s):

Historic Jacksonville, Semi Centennial, 1902-1952. Jacksonville, Ala.; General John H. Forney Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1952.

The Life of Major General John H. Forney. Jacksonville, Ala.; (mimeographed), 19–.