Summary: Donor gave research pertaining to her family history
and the Polytechnic Cemetery in Fort Worth. Her research on the
Polytechnic Cemetery led to it being granted a historical marker in
2009. The donor is a descendent of Duncan McRae who is buried in the
Polytechnic Cemetery. Duncan McRae (1845-1912) moved to Tarrant County
in 1877 after serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He
began a teaching career in which he taught agricultural management. He
taught in Johnson Station, Handley, Smithfield, and Keller before
being elected county superintendent of schools from 1894-1900. McRae
was also a farmer and owned over 400 acres of land along the
Interurban near Arlington, Texas. D. McRae Elementary School in Fort
Worth was named after him.
Texas State Historical Markers in Tarrant County Files
Pictured: Third grade class, Polytechnic Public School,
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