Lucy Eldine Parsons
“When woman is admitted into the Council of Nations, war will come to an end, for woman more than man knows the value of life. ”

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Gussie Nell Davis (1906 - 1993)

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Gussie Nell Davis, founder of the Kilgore Rangerettes (and therefore of the world-wide dance-drill team movement), daughter of Robert Augustus and Mattie Lavinia (Callaway) Davis, was born in Farmersville, Texas, on November 4, 1906. She attended public schools in Farmersville and, with the intention of becoming a concert pianist, entered the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University), Denton, in 1923.

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