Colonel William Drakeford Fonville, 1849-1920

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Title

Colonel William Drakeford Fonville, 1849-1920

Subject

College presidents
School superintendents

Description

Col. W. D. Fonville, left, with his son, Marion Yancy Fonville, and Marion's friend, thought to be Hermione Charlotte Bliss. Col. Fonville had an active career in academics. In 1916, Fonville, formerly president of the Missouri Military Academy at Mexico, Missouri, accepted the presidency at the Alabama Central Female College in Tuscaloosa, Visible in the background is the south entrance of the Old State Capitol in Tuscaloosa which housed the college. He started one of Tuscaloosa's first preparatory schools for men prior to their matriculating into the University of Alabama.

Fonville was born on October 14, 1849 and died on February 18, 1920.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

circa 1916

Contributor

Jennifer Spraggins (Description)

Identifier

184

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 5 inches

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