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Mullins Marriage Records

 Collection
Identifier: C-0086

Scope and Contents Note

The Mullins Marriage Records contains folders of marriage indexes from various counties in Texas. Ms. Mullins conducted this research from 1952-1976. The collection consists of five boxes and measures 2 linear feet.

Dates

  • 1952 - 1976

Language of Materials

English

Biographical / Historical

Marion Day Mullins was born December 27, 1893 in Fort Worth, Texas to Dr. Francis Marion Mullins and Emma Tennesall Day. Her father was an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Mullins was one of the first such specialists in Fort Worth, and he is credited with having performed the first cataract operation in Fort Worth.

Ms. Mullins attended schools in the Fort Worth Public School System, and she was a part of the last graduating class of the original Fort Worth High School located on Jennings Avenue. She attended Tunston Hall in Washington, D.C. for two years before attending the University of Texas. Due to her father’s illness, she left the University of Texas and attended Texas Christian University off and on until 1927 when she was awarded a BS degree, a life teacher’s certificate, and a master’s degree. In 1977 she was elected an honorary trustee of TCU.

Ms. Mullins was a member of several Texas literary clubs and the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs where she served as president. She also had a great interest in the study of genealogy. Her greatest interest was the study and preservation of Texas records. Several of her works on Texas records are on file in the State Archives of Texas in Austin, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas made her an honorary member for life. For her work on the American Colonial Records, the Colonial Dames placed her name in the organization’s Roll of Honor housed in their headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Mullins passed away April 10, 1988 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Source: Oral Histories of Fort Worth, Inc. Marion Day Mullins. Ruby Schmidt Collection of BiCentennial Interviews, April 25, 1977. http://www.tarrantcounty.com/e-archives/lib/e-archives/OHFWMullinsMarion.pdf.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

  • Genealogy Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Mullins Marriage Records
Subtitle
An Inventory to the Collection
Author
Jabari Jones
Date
December 2013

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
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Fort Worth Texas 76102
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