MCFADDIN, IDA REGINA CALDWELL
MCFADDIN, IDA REGINA CALDWELL (1872–1950). Ida Regina McFaddin, Beaumont civic and social leader, was born on September 24, 1872, the daughter of James Lewis and Mary O'Bannon (Smith) Caldwell of Huntington, West Virginia. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, and married William P. H. McFaddin of Beaumont in 1894. They had three children. Mrs. McFaddin was a philanthropist who supported the United Charities, the YWCA, the Beaumont Children's Home, and Lamar College (later Lamar University); she also donated the land to establish the Daughters of the American Revolution State Forest at Jasper. She served as local and state regent of the DAR and vice president general of the national society and was active in the National Society of Colonial Dames and other patriotic organizations. During World War I and World War II,qqv as the head of Red Cross Volunteer Services in Beaumont, she organized citizens to roll surgical dressings and help with hospital work. After her father and brothers died, Ida McFaddin became president of the Caldwell Company of West Virginia and managed the family's interests in banking and mining. She died in Beaumont on March 21, 1950. The McFaddin home at 1906 McFaddin Avenue has been converted into the McFaddin-Ward House Museum.
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