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Katie Daffan’s Wedding


Although her marriage would later be annulled, Katie Daffan, author and women’s rights advocate, wed Texas Assistant Attorney General Mann Trice in Ennis on September 22, 1897. The wedding took place in her family’s home on Dallas Street, attended by many state officials. An article in the Austin Statesman called the wedding “the greatest local event that has ever occurred in Ennis.”
Although Katie Daffan would become famous for her literary and political accomplishments, her father was well known before her. Col. Lawrence A. Daffan, superintendent of the Houston and Texas Central Railway for 19 years, died in 1907. He was “stricken,” as the papers reported, possibly with a heart attack, while at his office and he was taken home where he passed away. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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