COUNTY, TEXAS, THE
BOARD OF REGENTS FOR JOHN TARLETON COLLEGE
Of Creation. 1913.
Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the County
Judge of Erath County.
resident citizens of Erath County, of
high moral character, of good education, and friendly to public
education in Texas and to this
Six years. Two
members of the Board are appointed every two years.
members receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses when
on business for the institution away from their respective homes.
control and management of The John
Tarleton College of Stephenville, Erath
a citizen of Palo Pinto County, on
his death in 1895, left a special fund in the trust of the Governor,
Superintendent of Public Instruction and the County
Judge of Erath County, for the
erection, endowment, and maintenance of The John Tarleton College.
The Governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and County
Judge of Erath County served
as trustees of the school until 1913, when this act was passed.
A bequest of between $75,000 and $100,000 has been left to the John
Tarleton College at Stephenville,
Texas. This magnificent gift was bequeathed to the college
by Mrs. Mollie J. Crow of Stephenville,
whose death occurred recently and whose will has just been
opened. Mrs. Crow was the widow of the late Dr. S. J. Crow, whose
estate is valued at nearly $1,000,000. This gift has doubled the
endowment of the college. This
institution was founded by John Tarleton in
1895 and began its first session in 1897. Mr. Tarleton
left something like $90,000 to this institution as an
endowment, and from time to time there have been small legacies left
for the benefit of the school. --
Portal of Texas