1/8 Octavia Magoffin Glasgow

2/8 Janice Woods Windle, El Paso, TX circa 1989

3/8 Betty Mary Smith Goetting, El Paso, TX

4/8 Zacchia Jabalie Ayoub, Border Tobacco

5/8 CHARLEE LILLIAN Kelly, El Paso, TX circa 1944

6/8 Kate Moore Brown, Dared to Ride

7/8 Maud Isaacks, House of Representatives Texas Legislature

8/8 Olalee McCall, Douglass High School, El Paso, Texas

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Octavia Magoffin Glasgow (1900-1986) was the granddaughter of Joseph Magoffin. She played an important role in preserving her family home in El Paso, Texas, a rare example of the territorial style.

Central / Magoffin, (1970 - 1979), Family and Friends

  • Octavia Magoffin Glalsgow
  • women
  • Meet El Pasoans

March is Women's History Month.

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Janice Woods Windle built the El Paso Community Foundation into a major charitable organization that serves a broad range of El Paso/Juarez groups. She had a pivotal role in the "Save the Plaza" drive. She has authored numerous books based on her family history. El Paso, Texas circa 1989

Central / Downtown, (1980 - 1989), Cultural Heritage

  • Janice Windle
  • author
  • women

March is Women's History Month. Other El Paso female authors include Estella Portillo Trambly, Pat Mora, Yolanda Leyva.

In 2020 the El Paso Community Foundation was dealing with community needs during the COVID-19 epidemic. It was involved with downtown projects like the creation of a world class Children's Museum located very near the Plaza Theatre.

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Betty Mary Goetting, (1897-1980), was an early women's rights advocate in El Paso who, while doing volunteer work among El Paso's poor during the depression, became convinced that the misery of poverty was linked to family size. In 1937 she and other courageous women and men fought ridicule and boycott threats to found the city's first birth control clinic.

Central / El Paso High, (1940 - 1949), Health

  • Betty Mary Goetting
  • Planned Parenthood
  • women

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Zacchia Jabalie Ayoub came to El Paso, Texas as a 13 year old bride. She and her husband built Border Tobacco into a family business that weathered the Great Depression, war, and other economic ups and downs.

Central / Downtown, (1980 - 1989), Business

  • Zacchia Jabalie Ayoub
  • Border Tobacco
  • women

Adela worked and lived with your family from 1978-1981 when she returned to live in Durango. She is presently living in Las Vegas, Nevada with her three children and daughter-in- law. Adela wolud love to reconnect with Mr. JOEY - only grandchild would be in his 70's ... she remembers Selena y Cachura as daughters of Joey. Please feel free to email luzmajw@gmail.com Nina ( Adela's daughter-in- law)

March is Women's History Month.

My mom Elisa ruiz stayed with mrs ayoub till she married my dad Manuel Ruiz Mrs ayoub was my godmother.. my mom loved mrs ayoub very much.

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Charlee Kelly began her career as a military officer during World War II, and retired in 1956 after attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. Lt. Col. Charlee Kelly was one of four daughters of a former mayor of El Paso and among the first to enlist in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. Her military career took her around the world, from Australia to Germany, and she served two assignments at the Pentagon.

Central / El Paso High, (1940 - 1949), Military

  • Charlee Kelly
  • WWII
  • women
  • Military
  • WAC
  • Meet El Pasoans

March is Women's History Month.

Thank you for your service.

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Kate Moore was a daring cyclist who caused a lot of raised eyebrows in El Paso, Texas, when she became the city's first female bike rider. Even with her long skirts and leggins, she shocked the town gossips as she cycled all over town. she even rode the bike to work when she became a public school music teacher. She was a member of the first El Paso High School graduating class in 1887. The other graduate was George Prentiss Robinson.

Central / El Paso High, (1880 - 1889), Education

  • Kate Moore Brown
  • teacher
  • women

March is Women's History Month. In a book about Woman's Club in El Paso there is an entire chapter about her achievements. See ISBN 0-87404-061-2 p. 117.

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Maud Isaacks (1895-1980), had been an English teacher at El Paso High School for thirty-five years before she began serving six terms as state representative from El Paso. In 1957 she was one of only three female members of the Texas Legislature, and at the time of her retirement in 1966 she was the only woman in the house in the House of Representatives.
Details on Maud Isaacks available at: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fis07

Central / El Paso High, (1950 - 1959), Politics

  • Maud Isaacks
  • women
  • teacher
  • state representative
  • legislature

March is Women's History Month.

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Olalee McCall became the high school English teacher at Douglass School for Negro Children in 1914. Later, she served as the principal. She also was instrumental in founding the McCall Day Nursery, one of the first-day care facilities in El Paso, Texas.

March is Women's History Month in the USA.

Central / Five Points, (1910 - 1919), Education

  • Olalee McCall
  • Douglass High School
  • teacher
  • women
  • African American

March is Women's History Month in the USA.

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