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Collection Title: Schwartz (Edith M.) Collection
Collection Number: M 418
Dates: ca. 1913-1977
Volume: .25 cu. ft.
Restrictions: Available for research use by the serious student and scholar.
Edith Alice McClain was born on September 11, 1900. She attended Judson College in Marion, Alabama, from 1918 until 1922. College records list her hometown as Birmingham, Alabama. During her first year at Judson College, she was awarded one of the fourteen Noah K. Davis Honor Scholarships. To receive this scholarship, a student must have grades of "A" and "B", sixty percent of which must be "A's."
Edith McClain was married to John Ewell Schwartz, and they had two children. Their first child, Edith Alice Schwartz Gunn, and born in 1923 and their second child, John E. Schwartz, Jr., was born in 1926. Both Edith and John worked at the Walnut Street Pharmacy in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from approximately 1935 until 1980. John Schwartz, Jr. also worked at the pharmacy for a short period of time.
Edith Schwartz became a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1949. Through this organization, she assisted in producing a booklet on Confederate gravesites in Mississippi in 1962.
Edith spent a fair amount of time researching the history of the Hammacher Family, from whom she was descended. She donated a booklet about the family, Hammacher, Hamacher..., Our Immigrant Ancestor Adam Hamaker and His Family, to the genealogical vertical file in the William D. McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi
This collection consists of four folders containing materials relating to Edith McClain Schwartz’s education and activities throughout her life.
Folder 2 holds a copy of The History of Judson College, 1838 - 1913 by Louise Manly.
Folder 3 is comprised of a copy (and a photocopy) of Confederate Graves - State of Mississippi, compiled by members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1962, Mrs. J. E. Schwartz, President.
Folder 4 holds a certificate of membership for Edith Alice McClain Schwartz in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, dated 1949.
M204 United Daughters of the Confederacy, Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter Records,1901 - 1982.