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Ima Hogg

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1. When was Ima Hogg born?

  • July 10, 1882
  • July 10, 1922
  • July 10, 1942

2. She was known as �The First Lady of Texas�, was an American philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century.

  • True or False?

3. Her father James Stephen "Big Jim" Hogg. What political office did he hold?

  • Governor of Texas
  • Treasurer of Georgia
  • President CSX Railroad

4. Ima had a sister named Ura.

  • True or False?

5. In 1901, her father bought 4,100 acres of land near West Columbia, Texas. Oil was discovered on the property. When was the discovery made?

  • January 15, 1901
  • January 15, 1909
  • January 15, 1918

6. According to an article in the Houston Houston Chronicle, what organization did she start that she considered the most important.

  • Houston Child Guidance Center
  • Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
  • Angell Colliers Montague Model for Civic Achievement

7. How many times was Ima married?

  • 0
  • 1
  • 5

8. Ima had previously suffered from mental health problems. In late 1918, she fell ill, probably from severe depression. She consulted with Dr. Francis Xavier Dercum, a specialist in the treatment of nervous and mental diseases, who treated her for the next three years. She was hospitalized for more than a year, and spent a further three years convalescing, primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • True or False?

9. As the Varner�Hogg restoration wound to a halt, Ima refocused her attention on her Houston home, Hogg Heaven, which housed some of her personal collection of antiques and artwork. The New York Times described her "superb Early American furniture" collection in 1953, and she had a large collection of Americana and colonial Mexican decorative arts, some of which are still in the house.

  • True or False?

10. Ima died on August 19, 1975, at the age of 93, from a heart attack. Where was she when she died?

  • Austin, TX
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • London, England

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