Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ALICE NEAL, superintendent of
the public schools of Lincoln county, Washington, and sister of Superior
Judge Neal, resides at Davenport. She was born in Fairfield county,
West Virginia, the daughter of Andrew D. and Malinda (Newman) Neal, mention
of whom will be found in another portion of this work. She has three
brothers and one sister, Judge Neal; John M, a farmer, and George I., an
attorney, both of West Virginia, and Maggie, wife of David Nevelle.
Miss Neal was reared and educated in West
Virginia, attending the Barboursville College, in Campbell county, and
came west in 1891 with her brother, Judge Neal. She began teaching
at Sprague, Lincoln county, where she remained two years, going thence
to Wilbur, where she taught three years, and in 1895 she was elected superintendent
of public instruction for Lincoln county, on the Populist ticket, which
had been endorsed by the Democratic party. She served one term most
efficiently, and was renominated by the Democrats, but was defeated by
a slim majority, and she then taught in the Davenport high school two years.
In 1902 Miss Neal was re-elected.
Fraternally our subject is a member of Henrietta
Chapter, O. E. S., of Sprague, Washington; Excelsior Lodge, No. 108, Rebekah
Degree, Davenport, of which she is past noble grand; Ladies of the Maccabees,
Spokane Hive No. 13, Spokane, Washington; Rhodendron Circle Women of Woodcraft,
Davenport, and F. A. of A., Davenport. Miss Neal is a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church, and is highly esteemed by a large circle of