MCCUTCHEON, ETHEL CATHARINE JOHNSON (1897 ~ 1995). Ethel Johnson McCutcheon was born December 2, 1897, to Gus and Julia Etta (Cooper) Johnson and lived her entire life in Austin.
Joe Alfred McCutcheon took her as his bride September 18, 1917. She joined [the] Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #105 [of the Texas Division o the United Daughters of the Confederacy] on May 14, 1935, on the record of her Grandfather, Lewis Cooper, of Captain R. Loggins' Co. E, 23rd Brigade, General John Sayles' 4th Infantry Regiment, Texas State Troops." Ethel also served the Albert Sidney Johnston Division of the UDC as an Honorary Division President for many years.
"Ethel died on March 18, 1995. Her life during the 97 years . . . was dedicated to history, family, and memories of the Southern Confederacy . . ." Ethel served as the Curator of the Confederate Museum in the old land office building on the State Capitol grounds for over twenty years. Mrs. McCutcheon was a "charter member of the Daughters of the Nile, Chapter 64, was a life member of the Travis Chapter of the Eastern Star, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In the 1930's she helped organize the Girls Friendly Organization at St. David's Episcopal Church, and was a past member of the Scotts, and other historical associations. She was a life-long member of St. David's Episcopal Church."
Sources: Memorial to Ethel McCutcheon, by Edith Williams for the Texas Division UDC Convention, Midland, October 2, 1995 and Austin American Statesman, Sunday, March 19, 1995 page B4.