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Fanny Finch Elementary School

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McKinney, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 11' 8.70684", -96° 36' 58.581432"
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    Laura Frances (Fanny) Shipe (1866-1942) was born in Woodstock, Va., and educated in Texas. In 1890, after teaching at McKinney's Collegiate Institute, she married Henry A. Finch (d. 1934), later a Texas legislator and mayor of the city. The couple had 7 children. In 1917 Mrs. Finch became one of the state's first women to serve on a school board. A born leader, she helped found such enterprises as the Owl Literary Club and the city's first Garden Club. She and her husband gave sites for a park and a college. This school was named in her honor in 1924.** (1978)***

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Fanny Finch Elementary School Historical Marker Location Map, McKinney, Texas