Edna C. Lapham

Mrs. Lapham was as dominant a force in her era as Texas has ever seen.  In the 1916 championship, she not only earned medalist honors, she never needed more than 12 holes to win any of her matches that year.  She continued her dominance for the next seven years – winning six championships and never losing a match (she did not participate in 1922).  In all, she won seven State Amateur Titles between 1916 and 1928.

She was President of the Women's Texas Golf Association in 1919 and represented in the State Amateur at Houston C.C., April 24-28.

Edna was a very well known in Eastern golf circles. She won the U. S. Women's Senior Championship in 1937 at Westchester CC.

Edna's husband, John H., was the son of Lewis H. Lapham, whose estate was valued very high when he died in 1936. The elder Lapham - according to his obituary - had already given away millions to family and charity when he died. His sons were Roger D. (former mayor of San Francisco) and John H. Lewis Henry Lapham was a financier and one of the founders of the Texas Oil Company.


Birthplace:  ?

Born: April 05, 1884

Died: June 15, 1967