Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller

Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller (HMSS3)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 16.886', W 97° 42.726'

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One of Austin's most revered African American civic and religious leaders, Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller is best remembered for her generosity, inspirational speeches, Baptist missionary activity, teaching abilities, and compassion for those less fortunate than herself.

The daughter of Hugh and Anna Berry, Maud was born and reared in Lockhart, where she attended public school. After completing her studies at Guadalupe College in Seguin and Tillotson College in Austin, she embarked on a distinguished teaching career that spanned 25 years. She married W.H. Fuller in 1914.

Influenced by a deep devotion to her Baptist beliefs Maud Fuller led efforts to organize several local and national youth organizations and led many international missionary efforts while an active member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Austin and the Women's Auxiliary as corresponding secretary prior to election as president in 1928. She became Dr. Fuller in 1954 after receiving an honorary humanities degree from Union Baptist Theological Seminary of Houston. She and her husband owned and operated a funeral home in East Austin beginning in 1932. She was buried in Austin's Evergreen Cemetery.
HM NumberHMSS3
Marker Number14445
Year Placed1992
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 623868 N 3350673
Decimal Degrees30.28143333, -97.71210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.886', W 97° 42.726'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 53.16" N, 97° 42' 43.56" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2808 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin TX 78702, US
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