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A0068 – Daugharty Family Collection


Title:  Daugharty Family Collection
Date span: c. 1917 - 1975
Physical description: 5.3 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Creator(s): Ida McCorkle Daugharty (1877-1964), Hazel Daugharty Houston (1897-1991), and Andrew N. Houston (1896-1991)
Language note: English



Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to complete a registration form and comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Acquisition Information: Received from Boynton Historical Society (2016.022). 

Custodial History: A few items grouped with the material were not marked and are assumed to be from this donor; two photographs noted as being in an envelope were absent.

Additional Physical Form Available: Photographs digitized.

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library



Boynton Red Cross 1917.
Boynton Red Cross 1917

Historical Note: Ida McCorkle Daugharty (1877-1964) married Jessie Daugharty in 1894 in DeLand, Volusia County and moved with him to Boynton in 1902, where they opened a dry goods store. Selling out in 1906, they turned to farming. Daughter Hazel (1897-1991) was born in DeLand, Florida and moved with her family to Boynton. She attended Stetson University, where she volunteered as a “Hoover Girl,” volunteers in WWI for the United State Food Administration and Committee on Public Information, to educate the public on food conservation techniques. She later married Andrew N. Houston of Coral Gables. Hazel Houston was a dedicated local historian and wrote several town histories. 

Scope and Content Note: Collection includes ephemera, eight photographs, and historical files. Ephemera is chiefly from WWI, including a Red Cross headband of Ida’s, a Hoover Girls headband of Hazel’s, and WWII ration books. Photographs include WWI Red Cross group, and Hoover Girls at Stetson University, and the Pierce family. Historical research files, created by Hazel Houston, chiefly contain only a few pieces of paper on each topic, and include typed extracts of written sources, clippings, and genealogical information. 

World War (1914-1918)
Women--Societies and clubs
Family histories
Ration books
Florida – Boynton Beach

Arrangement Note: Arranged into two series: 
Series 1: Ida Daugharty; 
Series 2: Hazel Daugharty Houston and Andrew Houston
Subseries: Historical Research
Subseries: World War I
Subseries: World War II

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2017/sms
Date of Finding Aid: May 2019/gc



Hoover Girls.
Hoover Girls at Stilton University, 1917.

Series 1: Ida Daugharty 

Box 1
Ida Daugharty’s WWI Red Cross Headband
Chainlink silver purse. Condition: Tarnished. Note from archivist, dated 2017-08-28, indicating that this item was located near this collection with no source information, so it may not have been donated with this collection.

Box 2
Hazel Daugharty Houston’s Hoover Girl’s WWI Headband from Stetson University

Box 3
Folder 1: Clipping of interview with Ida McCorkle Daugharty, 1963-06-13
Folder 2: Certificate for Volunteer Service Award for A. N. Houston, 1942-11-11

Box 4
White linen dress and sash. Note from archivist, dated 2017-08-28, indicating that this item was located near this collection with no source information, so it may not have been donated with this collection.

Box 5
Folder 1: Label from unknown display
Folder 2: Photograph: Group portrait of Boynton women WWI Red Cross (A0068-05-001)

Series 2: Subseries: Historical Research Files
Folder 3: Handwritten booklet on lined, pre-punched notepaper with string binding. “Information on Early Boynton and Early Families, Cemeteries” Containing short histories of town and individuals, chiefly quotes from printed sources. Notes on several families and some gravestones.
Folder 4: Benson: Typed transcript of Gustave Benson
Folder 5: Boynton: Bio of Nathan Smith Boynton
Folder 6: Charter: Bio of George NK Charter and photo of Charles Charter (A0068-05-002)
Folder 7: Funk family
Folder 8: Dimick family
Folder 9: Early Colored families
Folder 10: Freedlund family
Folder 11: Palm Beach County Genealogical Society
Folder 12: Port Huron Michigan. Illegible copies of newspaper articles
Folder 13: Hodges, Bowen, Ward
Folder 14: Palmer family
Folder 15: Pierce, Cullen
Folder 16 Pierce family, with 3 photos (A0068-05-003, A0068-05-004, A0068-05-005). Includes envelope with identifications for 5 photos, but 2 are missing.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous
Folder 18: Rousseau family
Folder 19: Voss family, with photo of Pierce family (A0068-05-006)
Folder 20: Weaver family
Folder 21: Williams, John J & LS Chadwell
Folder 22: Article: “Memories of Boynton School”

Series 2: Subseries: World War I
Folder 23: 2 photos of Hoover Girls (A0068-05-007 & A0068-05-008)
Folder 24: Ration book for Hazel Daugharty Houston

Series 2: Subseries: World War II
Folder 25: Ration book for Andrew N. Houston