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State Regent, Clara Louise Duncan Putnam (Mrs. C. E.) Davenport 

State Regent, Emma Gertrude Hull (Mrs. J. A. T.) Des Moines 

State Regent, Clara Aldrich Cooley (Mrs. D. N.) Dubuque 

State Regent, Ida Whalen Armstrong (Mrs. Chas. E.) Clinton 


State Regent, LuciNDA F. Pierce Richards (Mrs. Julian W.) Waterloo 

Secretary, Miss Mary B. Hancock Dubuque 


State Regent, Lucinda F. Pierce Richards (Mrs. Julian W.) Waterloo 

Secretary, Carrie Reed Johnson (Mrs. E. L.) Waterloo 

Treasurer, Francis Beekman Wellslager (Mrs. J. M.) Des Moines 

Historian, Katherine Hooker Skinner (Mrs. W. D.) Des Moines 


State Regent, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck Davenport 

State Vice Regent, Carolyn M. Ogilvie (Mrs. Geo. W.) Des Moines 

^Secretary, Miss Mary B. Hancock Dubuque 

"^Secretary, Mary Francis Daphne Peabody Edwards (Mrs. Richard W.) 


Treasurer, Elizabeth Brown Howell (Mrs. H. R.) Des Moines 

*Historian, Maria Purdy Peck Davenport 

'\tIistorian, Caroline C. Burbank (Mrs. E. D.) Des Moines 


tAppointed to fill vacancy. 

6 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


State Regent, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck Davenport 

State Vice Regent, Carolyn M. Ogilvie (Mrs. Geo. W.) Des Moines 

Secretary, Mary Francis Daphne Peabody Edwards (Mrs. Richard W.) 


Treasurer, Mabel Gordon Millard (Mrs. F. A.) Burlington 

Historian, Sophia Hyndshaw Bushnell (Mrs. Drayton W.).. Council Bluffs 


State Regent, RowENA Edson Stevens (Mrs. John L.) Boone 

State Vice Regent, Sophia Hyndshaw Bushnell (Mrs. Drayton W.) .... 

Council Bluffs 

Secretary, Mary Francis Daphne Peabody Edwards (Mrs. Richard W.) 


Treasurer, Ruth O. Culbertson (Mrs. W. L.) Carroll 

*Historian, Sophia Hyndshaw Bushnell (Mrs. Drayton W.) . .Council Bluffs 

^Historian, Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells Burlington 

Registrar, Mrs. May F. Montgomery Marshalltown 


State Regent, Rowena Edson Stevens (Mrs. John L.) Boone 

^State Vice Regent, Sophia Hyndshaw Bushnell (Mrs. Drayton W.) 

Council Bluffs 

"] State Vice Regent, Miss Helen Louise Shaw Anamosa 

Secretary, Ella Lyon Hill (Mrs. C, W. A.) Iowa City 

Treasurer, Katherine Hooker Skinner (Mrs. W. D.) Des Moines 

Historian, Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells Burlington 

Registrar, Mrs. May F. Montgomery Marshalltown 


State Regent, Rowena Edson Stevens (Mrs. John L.) Boone 

State Vice Regent, Kittie Patrick Loper (Mrs. John C.) Des Moines 

Secretary, Susan Patterson Dudley (Mrs. Wm. H.) Council Bluffs 

Acting Secretary, Emma Carr Bates (Mrs. J. W.) Boone 

Treasurer, Luella A. McHenry (Mrs. Wm. H.) Des Moines 

Registrar, Miss Ora Belle Cole .Keokuk 

Historian, Mary M. Wright Hepler (Mrs. C. B.) Fort Dodge 


State Regent, Miss Harriet Lake Independence 

State Vice Regent, Martha Avery Greene (Mrs. Merritt) .. .Marshalltown 

Secretary, Ella R. Hardin (Mrs. L. G.) Ames 

Treasurer, Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn Dubuque 

Historian, Sylvia Penn Miller (Mrs. Kasson) Des Moines 

Registrar, Cynthia L. Dewey Musgrave (Mrs. E. Clinton) Des Moines 


tAppointed to fill vacancy. 

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State Regetit, Miss Harriet Lake Independence 

*State Vice Regent, Martha Avery Greene (Mrs. Merritt) . . .Marshalltown 
estate Vice Regent, EvA Canfield Metcalf (Mrs. Thomas) . .Council Bluffs 

Secretary, Lucinda F. Pierce Richards (Mrs. Julian W.) Waterloo 

Treasurer, Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn Dubuque 

*Historian, Sylvia Penn Miller (Mrs. Kasson) Des Moines 

^Historian, Mary H. S. Johnston (Mrs. Robert J.) Humboldt 

Registrar, Emma Hogg Schaupp (Mrs. John M.) Fort Dodge 


State Regent, Miss Harriet Lake Independence 

State Vice Regent, Eva Canfield Metcalf (Mrs. Thomas) . .Council Bluffs 

Secretary, Effa Tuttle Crawford (Mrs. D. A.) Guthrie Center 

*Treasurer, Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn Dubuque 

^Treasurer, Mary H. S. Johnston (Mrs. Robert J.) Humboldt 

Auditor, Leonne Cleveland Gould (Mrs. C. F.) Sioux City 

Consulting Registrar, Sylvia Penn Miller (Mrs. Kasson) Des Moines 

"^Historian, Mary H. S. Johnston (Mrs. Robert J.) Humboldt 

"^Historian, Mrs. Alma L. McMahon Cedar Falls 


State Regent, Alice Day Marston (Mrs. Anson) Ames 

State Vice Regent, EvA Canfield Metcalf (Mrs. Thomas) . .Council Bluffs 

Secretary, Effa Tuttle Crawford (Mrs. D. A.) Guthrie Center 

Treasurer, Mary H. S. Johnston (Mrs. Robert J.) Humboldt 

Auditor, Leonne Cleveland Gould (Mrs. C. F.) Sioux City 

Consulting Registrar, Sylvia Penn Miller (Mrs. Kasson) Des Moines 

Historian, Mrs. Alma L. McMahon Cedar Falls 

Honorary State Regent. 
Clara Aldrich Cooley (Mrs. D. N.) Dubuque 


tAppointed to fill vacancy. 

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1900-1902 Emma Gertrude Hull (Mrs. J. A. T.) Des Moines 

1903-1905 LuciNDA F. Pierce Richards (Mrs. Julian W.) Waterloo 

1906-1908 Sophia Hyndshaw Bushnell (Mrs. Drayton W.) . .Council Bluffs 

1911- Harriet I. Lake (Miss) Independence 

1904 Clara McLean Heath Fuller (Mrs. William E.) . .West Union 


1904-1905 Louise Pearsons Dolliver (Mrs. Jonathan P.) Fort Dodge 

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First State Conference 

October 17, 18 and 19, 1899. 


First Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion, held at Clinton, Iowa, October 17, 18 and 19, 1899. 

Reception by State Regent, in honor of the Iowa Chapters, 
Tuesday Evening, October ly, l8gg. 


Wednesday, October l8th, lO A. M. 

Wapsipinicon Parlors. 

Singing America 

Lord's Prayer. 
Election of Secretary. 
Roll Call of Delegates. 

Piano Solo, Valse Caprice (Rubenstein) Miss Congar 

Address of Welcome Mrs. W. J. McCoy 

Regent Clinton Chapter (1895) 

Response Mrs. Jay K. McComber 

Abagail Adams Chapter (1893) 

Response Mrs. Chas. H. Cogswell 

Regent Cedar Rapids Chapter (1899) 

Song, "Bid me to live" (Hatton) Miss Olney 

Beginnings of D. A. R. Work Mrs. M. L. D. Putnam 

First State Regent of Iowa 
History of Chapter Organizations, by the Chapters Represented. 
Is State Conference Desirable? Informal Discussion. 

Appointment of Committees. 


Wednesday, J P. M. 

Boat Ride on the Mississippi, by invitation of the Clinton Chapter. 

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Four O'clock. 
Town-Countrj' Club. 

Singing Star Spangled Banner 

Chapter Building Miss Helen M. Shaw 

Regent Anamosa Chapter (1895) 

John Adams, Character Sketch Mrs. Kimball 

Regent Dubuque Chapter (1895) 

Growth of Patriotism Mrs. S. F. Richards 

Regent Waterloo-Cedar Falls Chapter (1898) 

Plea for Continental Hall Mrs. H. B. Howell 

Abigail Adams Chapter (1893) 

Dinner, Seven O'clock. 

Town-Country Club. 

"Give us a heart replete with thankfulness." — Shakespeare. 

The New Patriotism Miss Rogers 

Dubuque Chapter (1895) 


Thursday, October IQ, lO A. M. 
Wapsipinicon Parlors. 

Singing Battle H\^mn of the Republic 

Lord's Praj-er. 

Piano Solo, En Valsant (Godard) Miss VanKuran 

International Council Echoes Miss Maria Purdy Peck 

Regent Hannah Caldwell Chapter (1897) 

Song Miss Rogers 

An Appeal to State Pride Mrs. Charles Emerson Armstrong 

State Regent 

How to Maintain Chapter Interest General Discussion 

Singing America 


Second State Conference 

October 22 and 23, 1901. 

The Second Conference of the Iowa Chapters of the D. A. R. 
was called to order by the State Regent, Mrs. Julian Richards, at 
9:20 a. m., Oct. 22, 1901, in the Y. M. C. A. building at Waterloo. 

The exercises opened by an invocation offered by Rev. Mr. S. 
Callen, followed by the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" by 
the delegates. 

The presiding officer, Mrs. Julian Richards, called Mrs. Fred 
Tredway, of Dubuque, to the chair, and she then read the minutes 
of the First State D. A. R. Conference held in Clinton. 

The next number on the program was an address of welcome 
given by Mrs. W. O. Richards, Regent of Waterloo Chapter, fol- 
lowed by a response written by Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells, of the 
Stars and Stripes Chapter of Burlington. Owing to Mrs. Wells' 
absence this was read by Mrs. E. L. Johnson of Waterloo. 

On motion of Mrs. Johnson, Miss Mary B. Hancock, of Du- 
buque, was elected Secretary of the meeting, and there followed the 
reading of telegrams and letters of greetings and regrets from absent 
delegates. These were from Mrs. Fred Ware, Regent of Clinton 
Chapter; Mrs. Alice Bradford Wiles, State Regent of Illinois; Mrs. 
Augusta Dean, of Martha Washington Chapter of Sioux City; Mrs. 
Florence S. Burt, Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington ; Mrs. Lucy 
Singleten Howell, Keokuk; Mrs. W. H. Dudley, Vice Regent, Coun- 
cil Bluffs Chapter; Mrs. D. F. Goodykoontz, Vice Regent of the 
De Shon Chapter, Boone ; Miss Helen L. Shaw, Regent Francis Shaw 
Chapter, Anamosa; Mrs. C. M. Watermann, Regent of Hannah 
Caldwell Chapter, Davenport. 

The State Regent then asked Mrs. A. C. Page, of Cedar Falls, to 
take the chair and Mrs. Page announced that the next number on the 
program would be an address by the State Regent. 

14 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mrs. Richards had many valuable recommendations and sug- 
gestions to present to the delegates and these were afterwards taken 
up in the order of their presentation and freely discussed. The first 
matter for consideration was "How to increase the interest in D. A. R. 
work in Iowa." Mrs. Shoup, of Dubuque, suggested that the ele- 
ment of surprise in the programs was an attractive feature in creating 
interest, and advised not making programs known too long in advance 
of meetings. Mrs. Fred Tredway, of Dubuque, suggested that a 
reserve fund of money was valuable to successful work. 

The second matter for consideration was, "Shall Iowa form a 
State Organization?" Mrs. Julian Richards spoke in favor of state 
organization. Mrs. J. C. Mitchell moved "that we organize." 
This received a second from Mrs. Oliver Startsman, of Iowa City. 
Discussion followed, participated in by Mrs. Jennie Gross, of Mar- 
shalltown; Mrs. Cogswell, of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Mitchell, of 
Ottumwa, and Mrs. Remley, of Anamosa. 

The motion was unanimously carried. 

The third topic for consideration was, "Shall we favor a reduction 
of the membership of the Continental Congress? and if so what plan 
should be adopted?" Letters favorable to reduction were read by 
Mrs. E. L. Johnson from the Mary Floyd Chapters at Detroit and 

Mrs, Richards appointed the following committee on resolutions: 

Mrs. Fred Tredway, Dubuque. 

Mrs. Wellslager, Des Moines. 

Mrs. Cogswell, Cedar Rapids. 

Mrs. Wellslager, of Des Moines, asked for an expression of 
opinion on the advisability of giving our vote in the Continental 
Congress to another state in case we can not be present and represent 
our own. 

The next subject for consideration was "the desirability of pre- 
serving and publishing the reports and proceedings of this, and the 
former State Conference, and of purchasing a book for the preser- 
vation of the same." 

Mrs. F. Wolcott Webster, of Des Moines, moved "that the 
records of these conferences be preserved and published." This 
motion was seconded by Mrs. W. O. Richards of Waterloo. 

Discussion followed, participated in by Mrs. Cogswell and Mrs. 
Tredway in which there was pointed out the fact that the lack of 
funds in our State Treasury was an obstacle to the carrying out of 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 15 

this motion, and that this difficulty might be met by assessing each 
chapter for a small sum. 

Mrs. Wellslager spoke on the desirability of changing the arrange- 
ment of programs of the Continental Congresses so that the work of 
attending to the "new business" be placed on the first part of programs 
instead of at the end when there was no time left for adequate con- 
sideration of state work. 

The roll call of chapters with reports from the delegates from each 
one represented was next in order. 

Mrs. L. Wolcott Webster responded for the Abigail Adams 
Chapter of Des Moines. This chapter numbers 82 members and in 
addition to its patriotic anniversary celebrations it has raised and 
expended the following money for patriotic purposes : 

Nov., 1894, To patriot fund $ 10.00 

Nov., 1895, Headquarters at State Fair for D. A. R 6.90 

May, 1897, Flag for 51st Regiment 75.87 

Red Cross Society 21.00 

Delicacies for soldiers 3.35 

State Regent, Mrs. Cooley, Meaden Farm, Ga 2.00 

Jan., 1899, Lafayette Monument, Paris 10.00 

Feb., 1899, Continental Hall 25.00 

June, 1901, Mrs. Richards, Florida 10.00 

Total $164.12 

Mrs. Fred Tredway read the report of the Dubuque Chapter 
written by the Regent, Mrs. N, C. Kimball, and also the report of 
the Stars and Stripes Chapter of Burlington written by Mrs. Florence 
S. Burt, Regent. Mrs. Kimball reported that the Dubuque Chapter 
had raised $112.00 in "A Trip Around the World" entertainment 
given by several of the women's clubs of the city for the purpose of 
purchasing pictures and casts to be placed in the public schools of 

She outlined the various meetings held during the past year which 
showed much activity on the part of the program committee, and 
hearty co-operation by the members. 

The chapter has placed two handsome portraits of famous men in 
the High School. It has donated to the Continental Hall at Wash- 
ington, $25.00. It donated, also, appropriate memorial souvenir 
cards to two Memorial Services which were held in honor of our 

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martyred president, one of these meetings being held at the home of 
one of the Daughters, and it donated $20.00 to the Lafayette Monu- 
ment Fund. 

Mrs. Burt, of Burlington, reported that the Stars and Stripes 
Chapter has had an enrollment of 52 members, but owing to the 
death of three, the resignation of one, and the transference of eight 
members, the present enrollment is 40, and of this number seven are 
non-resident members. Their work has been along historical lines 
mostly, with sufficient of the social to break the monotony. From 
September, 1900, until June, 1901, the chapter had monthly meet- 
ings at the homes of members and, besides, has celebrated Washing- 
ton's birthday. Forefathers' day in December, an Ancestors' day in 
May, and Flag Day. 

The practical services rendered by this chapter have been as 
follows : 

To Jacksonville sufferers, $10.00. 

To Public Library, a large flag staff. 

To Lafayette and Washington monument, money. 

The Chapter contemplates preserving the Black Hawk rock 
which lies to the north of Burlington and is said to be where Black 
Hawk, the chief, held his council of w^ar, also to offer two prizes of 
$10.00 and $5.00 value to the two scholars in the Grammar Depart- 
ment of the public schools who receive first and second highest per 
cent, in examination in United States History. 

Mrs. Sarah H. Dunn, Regent of the Elizabeth Ross Chapter of 
Ottumwa, reported that the chapter numbered 40 members and 14 
non-resident members. That since its organization in 1896 it had 
contributed $30.00 to the Continental Hall, had sent several boxes 
of well-selected magazines and books to the Philippines and to Cuba. 
Anniversary days had been appropriately observed and a special meet- 
ing was called in memory of pur martyred president and suitable 
resolutions of sympathy sent to the bereaved family. 

The Spinning Wheel Chapter of Marshalltown was reported by 
Mrs. Jennie Gross, who said that this chapter had 20 members al- 
though only organized three years ago; eight members were non- 
resident. They hold monthly meetings at homes of members and 
celebrate at least one patriotic anniversary a j'ear, usually giving a 
banquet on the occasion. For two years they have given a course 
of lectures with Mary Hanaford Ford, of Chicago, as speaker. The 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 17 

course comprises three lectures each season, and the admission was 
$1.00 per course. 

The proceeds were expended in the purchase of two pictures for 
the public schools. This chapter is one of two in the state to have a 
chapter of Children of the American Revolution. It is called the 
Becky Bates Chapter. 

Mrs. Cogswell, of Cedar Rapids, reported that their chapter 
numbered 23 members, that the}' had had during the past j'ear 
monthly meetings and programs at these meetings. On October 19th 
they gave a banquet with the State Regent and the Sons of the 
Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution and their wives, as 
guests of honor. The chapter donated $5.00 to the Jacksonville 

IVIrs. S. Skinner, of the Francis Shaw Chapter of Anamosa, re- 
ported a membership of 56 in this chapter, four of these are life 
members, and six non-resident members. The chapter was formed 
in 1899 with 40 charter members. The name Francis Shaw was 
chosen in honor of a revolutionary ancestor of the Regent, Miss 
Helen Shaw. 

The first year the work was confined to literary and social meet- 
ings, but in the spring of 1900 the chapter began to enlarge its field 
of activity and it decided to provide the city with a public library. 
The chapter has secured about enough money to erect a handsome 
fireproof building and has secured a tax which is sufficient for its 
support, and a bequest from a former citizen has made the library an 
assured possession. 

Already the foundation of the building has been laid and its 
completion is looked for by November of 1902. To accomplish so 
great a task has required arduous effort on the part of the members 
of the D. A. R., and they have raised about one thousand dollars of 
the required sum through entertainments and the publication of a 
Quotation Book. They are now compiling a Francis Shaw Calendar 
for 1902, to aid them in this undertaking. The chapter has also sent 
$50.00 to the Continental Hall at Washington. 

In June of 1900 the chapter entertained the State Regent and 
Miss May Rogers and hopes soon to have a visit from the present 
State Regent. It also has plans for a colonial tea this winter. 

Mrs. Ella Lindsay of the Pilgrim Chapter of low^a City reported 
a membership of 25. It was organized in 1898 with 13 charter mem- 

18 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

bers. The chapter holds regular monthly meetings at the houses of 
members, upon which occasions carefully arranged programs are 

A lawn fete which was given in July netted a nice sum which 
was sent to the Jacksonville sufferers. 

All patriotic anniversaries are observed and some liberal donations 
of money have been made. The chapter has the honor of having 
among its members a real Daughter of the American Revolution in 
the person of Mrs. Eliza Shrader, age ninety-four. 

Mrs. Flora E. Girton, of the Waterloo Chapter, reported that 
Waterloo and Cedar Falls, which united their Daughters into one 
chapter at the organization of the work in 1898, had increased in 
members until at present they had grown into two separate chapters. 

The Waterloo Chapter has had frequent meetings and the literary 
work has been along the line of subjects relating to the Revolutionary 

The chapter has observed anniversary days with appropriate exer- 
cises and has had the pleasure of entertaining the former State Regent, 
Mrs. Armstrong. 

Through its efforts, the American flag has been raised over all the 
public school buildings every Flag Day. The chapter has donated 
$10.00 to the Memorial Hall fund and $5.00 to the Jacksonville 
sufferers. It numbers 35 members and it feels highly honored in 
having among its members the State Regent, Mrs. Julian Richards. 

Mrs. A. C. Page, of Cedar Falls, reported a membership of 25 in 
the Cedar Falls Chapter, two of whom were non-resident members. 

This chapter was organized October, 1900, with 16 members. 
It has had among its number two "real Daughters," one of whom is 
still living and enjoying remarkable health at the age of ninety-four. 

The social feature is strongly emphasized in the chapter meetings, 
regular suppers with all the "old-time" hospitality and generosity 
being served at each meeting. The chapter has presented a fine pic- 
ture of the Battle of Lexington to one of the grades in the public 
schools giving patriotic programs. It has sent large quantities of 
literature to the Philippine Islands, and has sent flowers to the sick, 
garden seed to the poor, and a handsome invalid's robe to a sick 

There were no reports presented from Clinton, Davenport and 
Council Bluffs. 

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The morning session closed with a recitation by Mrs. Maude 

Weaver O'Keefe which was greeted with applause by the delegates. 

The conference then adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock in the 

Mary B. Hancock, Secretary. 


The afternoon session was called to order at 2 :30 by the State 
Regent, Mrs. Julian Richards. 

The Secretary, Miss Hancock, of Dubuque, being absent, Mrs. 
H. M. Remley, of Anamosa, was appointed Secretary pro tem. 

Consideration of the amendments to constitution and by-laws of 
the National society to be voted on by the Continental Congress 
of 1902 was then taken up and fully discussed. 

Miss Phifer, of Waterloo, delighted the ladies with a song and 
responded to an encore. 

Mrs. Shoup, of Dubuque, in beautiful and fitting words, in behalf 
of the ladies of the D. A. R., presented Mrs. Julian Richards, State 
Regent of Iowa, with a large bouquet of cream and pink roses as a 
slight token of their regard for her and thankfulness for the gracious 
way in which she received the guests from various visiting chapters. 
The roses were received by Mrs. Richards with a charming reply. 

Mrs. Alice Mitchell, of Ottumwa, read a very excellent paper 
on the "Ideal Club Woman of To-day." 

Mrs. Oliver Startsman, of Iowa City, gave a very interesting 
account of Flag Day at the Pan-American Exposition. 

Mrs. Julian Richards moved that we proceed to the election of 
officers for the State Organization, which motion prevailed. 

The election resulted as follows : 

State Secretary — Mrs. E. L. Johnson, Waterloo. 

State Treasurer — Mrs. F. B. Wellslager, Des Moines. 

State Historian — Mrs. W. D. Skinner, Des Moines. 

Miss Hancock read minutes of the morning session which were 

Mrs. Tredway moved that the State Regent take such means as 
she thinks necessary, to secure from the Legislature assistance in 
marking the grave of Charles Shepherd, a soldier of the Revolution, 
who was buried in 1848, near Millspaugh Mills, Henry County. 

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To the Regents and Delegates to the Second State Conference, 
D. A. R.: 

It has been two years since the Iowa Daughters of the American 
Revolution held a conference, but in the meantime the work has gone 
on in the state. The membership has increased in the various chap- 
ters and their reports will show you what has been accomplished. 

Local Regents. 

The following have been appointed local Regents: 

Mrs. J. P. Dolliver, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Emma G. Allen, Esther- 
ville; Mrs. Thomas Cooke, Algona; Mrs. Mary Stoddard Johnston, 
Humboldt; Mrs. J. F. Clarke, Fairfield; Mrs. Lily Markley, Mason 

The appointment of the two latter named ladies will be confirmed 
at the November board meeting. 

Mrs. Thomas Cooke, of Algona, has resigned because of absence 
from the state. 

New Chapters. 

A new chapter will be organized at Fort Madison in December 
with thirty charter members. 

A second chapter will shortly be organized at Marshalltown. 

A chapter will also be organized at Fairfield with thirteen charter 

There are a number of ladies at Osage who are eligible to mem- 
bership and a recent letter from Mrs. Mary Edmonson states that 
she hopes soon to have the necessary number of applications for the 
organization of a chapter. 

Since our last conference Cedar Falls has been granted a charter 
and there is now a flourishing chapter in that city. In 1898 Cedar 
Falls and Waterloo united in organizing a chapter and remained 
together until each city had sufficient members for a chapter. 

The only discouraging report comes from Manchester, from 
the former Regent, Mrs. Tirrill, now Secretary of the chapter. 
Under date of October 8th, Mrs. Tirrill writes: "Our society only 
numbers ten and it is almost impossible to induce them to attend a 
call for a meeting. I have given up trying. As Secretary of our 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 23 

chapter I have consulted with the Regent and we shall call one more 
meeting for next month, to decide what to do with the little cash 
we have on hand and next year I suppose we shall go the way of all 
unprosperous societies." 

We regret to learn this and hope that the present conference will 
consider plans for increasing the interest in weak chapters. This is 
one of the most important features of our work and one that every 
delegate should give attention to. 

Official Correspondence. 

Since her election in February last, 3^our State Regent has issued 
official letters upon the following topics: 

May 31st, sent letters to each chapter Regent calling their atten- 
tion to the Flag Day exercises to be held at the Pan-American expo- 
sition June 14th, to which the President General had requested that 
representatives be sent from each state. Accompanying this letter 
was sent an invitation from Mrs. Wiles, State Regent of Illinois, 
to the Iowa Daughters to make the trip from Chicago in company 
with the Illinois D. A. R.'s. One Iowa Daughter, Mrs. Oliver 
Startsman, of Iowa City, Pilgrim Chapter, accepted this invitation 
and was very courteously received by the Illinois ladies. 

June 6th, in answer to an appeal from Mrs. Catherine Eagen, 
State Regent of Florida, D. A. R., sent letters to each chapter asking 
aid for the sufferers from the Jacksonville fire. In response to this 
appeal the State Regent of Iowa received and forwarded the following 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines, $10.00. 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington, $10.00. 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs, $5.00. 

Cedar Rapids Chapter, Cedar Rapids, $5.00. 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City, $5.00. 

Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo, $5.00. 

Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown, $3.50. 

Total amount contributed by Iowa Chapters, $43.50. 

Mrs. Eagen sent the State Regent a grateful acknowledgment of 
the contribution of Iowa chapters. 

Three circular letters were sent out regarding the holding of this 
conference which was first called to meet in Des Moines and after- 
wards changed to Waterloo. 

24 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

In addition, the State Regent has written a large number of 
personal letters to ladies in different parts of the state on matters 
pertaining to the work of the society and the extension of the organiza- 
tion In the state. 

Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers. 

It is known that two revolutionary soldiers who fought for the 
cause of independence are burled In Iowa soil. They are Charles 
Shepherd, who served as a private in a Pennsylvania regiment, and in 
1837 came west and located In that part of the then territory of Wis- 
consin which is now comprised within the borders of Henry County, 
Iowa. He died in 1845, and was buried on his farm near what is 
known as Millspaugh Mills, In Henry County. The other is Wil- 
liam Blair, who came to Iowa In territorial days, and settled in Des 
Moines County. His remains are Interred in Round Prairie ceme- 
tery, near the village of Kossuth. 

From a recent letter from Mr. Hiram Heaton, of Jefferson 
County, who is an authority on matters pertaining to the early history 
of the southern part of the state, I read the following in regard to 
the graves of these two heroes: 

Under date of October 17, 1901, Mr. Heaton writes: 

There has never been any mark placed at Charles Shepherd's grave. 
He lived on a forty-acre farm in the deep woods, a mile above Millspaugh's 
mill, on the east bank. It was his request to be buried on this forty, some 
distance from the cabin. George Crawford helped dig the grave and bury 
him in the spring of 1845. When the woods were cleared oif the land, it 
changed the appearance of things so much that it was impossible to find the 
grave after so many years, although Crawford and others are sure that they 
very nearly fix upon the site. 

My idea, which I explained to Senator Harlan, and he approved of it, 
is to buy a quarter of an acre of land on the hill near where the grave is 
known to be and put up a suitable monument and make a pretty little park. 
Senator Harlan thought there would be no difficulty in getting the Legislature 
to make sufficient appropriation to meet the expense. 

There need be no uncertainty in the minds of anyone in regard to 
Shepherd's Revolutionary service. I wrote once to Pension Commissioner 
Lochren, and he gave me the following facts: "Charles Shepherd served in 
the War of Independence as a private in the Pennsylvania troops under 
Capt. Patrick Duffee and Col. Thomas Proctor. For his three years' service 
he received in 1818 a pension of $8.00 per month, and at the time of his 
application for a pension, he was 58 years of age and living at Duanesburg, 
N. Y." He came to Iowa in 1837, with his wife, three sons and one 
daughter, and some people now living at Rome, Iowa, remember him well. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 25 

William Blair, who is buried near Kossuth, Des Moines County, was 
also a Revolutionary soldier. His monument bears the following inscription: 

William Blair. 

Born, Lancaster County, Pa., 1760. 

Died, Des Moines County, Iowa, 1841. 

A soldier of the American Revolution. 

An Elder in the Presbyterian church. 

A pioneer in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. 

I have been informed that two other soldiers of the Revolutionary War 
are buried in Iowa: 

Abraham Clark, buried in Lee County in what is known as Woolen's 
Graveyard, south of Lowell. 

John Osborn, buried at Center Point, Iowa, in 1854. 

Curator Aldrich, of the Iowa Historical Society, is authority for the last 
named. These names, however, have only come to my knowledge of late and 
I cannot vouch for the genuineness of their claims, but there is not a shadow 
of a doubt regarding Shepherd and Blair, and I am almost sure there is 
another Revolutionary. soldier buried in Iowa, but I have lost the name and 

For the Good of the Order. 

After the political ambitions of the members of the Continental 
Congress have been satisfied, the next matter of especial interest to 
them is the building of the Continental Memorial Hall in the city of 
Washington. This hall is intended as a home for the National 
society and, aside from the value of the memorial features, the society 
sadly needs a place for its offices and for holding the meetings of the 
Congress. The annual rental of the offices at Washington that are 
occupied by headquarters is heavy and besides this it costs $2,800.00 
each year for a place to hold the sessions of the Congress. The erec- 
tion of the hall would certainly be a good business proposition for the 
society. It is desired to raise about $500,000.00 for the construction 
of the building, as it is the wish of all that the Memorial Hall may be 
a credit not only to the organization, but to the Nation. Thus far 
less than one-fifth of this sum has been raised. 

Representation^ in Continental Congress. 

The State Regent believes that the question of most vital impor- 
tance to the society at this time is that of representation in the Con- 
tinental Congress. Directly akin to this is that other question of a 
state organization and it seems to me that the two are allied so that 
the satisfactory solution of the first problem depends upon the recog- 
nition of the demands for the latter. 

26 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Those who have attended the sessions of the Continental Congress 
will admit that that body has become so large that it is unwieldy and 
it is with great difficulty that the business of the sessions is transacted. 
Much comment w-as aroused by the last congress in this regard. 

During the past season the State Regent has received protests 
from chapters in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Michigan against 
the large membership of the National body. Several different ways 
have been suggested for remiedying this evil — for this huge and often- 
times unmanageable membership may be so characterized — but no 
method thus far suggested seems to me to meet the case exactly. The 
representation by congressional districts v/ould scarcely be fair to the 
western states where the membership is not as strong as it is in the 
east and south. The Continental Congress has not hitherto awarded 
any recognition to the State Conferences, but it seems as though the 
first step was taken in line of relaxing the almost autocratic power of 
the National organization when an amendment to the constitution was 
adopted at the last session of the Congress which undertook to provide 
for the election of State Vice Regents by the State Conferences, such 
Vice Regents to be entitled to seats in the Continental Congress by 
virtue of their office. This amendment apparently fails of its object 
by reason of improper verbiage, but the intent is a quasi recognition of 
the rights of the states to hold their conferences for other than social 

State Organization. 

I believe that the only way in which the membership of the Con- 
tinental Congress may be reduced to such a number as may comport 
with a dignified transaction of the business coming before that body 
is by the formation of state organizations with rights to control in 
local matters under the supervision of the National body; such state 
organizations to select representatives to the congress in accordance 
with a ratio to be determined by the congress. I trust that this 
question may have your careful attention. 

In furtherance of this plan I would recommend that we at this 
conference, take steps towards the completion of an organization for 
our state, I would also state that Georgia, Illinois, and possibly some 
of the other states, have already formed state organizations and se- 
lected officers, such as Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, 
Treasurer, and Historian. I see no reason why Iowa should not do 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 27 

as these states have done, and when the national body sees fit to recog- 
nize state organizations we will have ours in good working order. 

Election of State Vice Regent. 

An amendment to Article VI, Section 1, of the constitution, as 
adopted at the Continental Congress last February, was apparently 
designed to permit of the election of Vice Regents in the different 
states, either at the annual meeting of the delegates to the Continental 
Congress in Washington, or at the state conferences. It seems, how- 
ever, that the amendment did not strike out one phrase in the original 
section, which renders it impossible to comply with its requirements. 

Patriotic Instruction. 

A matter that deserves the greatest attention of every D. A. R. 
is the teaching of patriotism to the young. Do not fail to observe 
patriotic anniversaries, especially Flag Day and other days set aside 
to commemorate revolutionary events. 

Some chapters give prizes for the best essays by scholars in the 
public schools on patriotic subjects. This is an excellent plan for 
arousing interest, not only among the children, but among the older 
people as well, in the objects and aims of the society. 

Xhe action of the Cincinnati Chapter, D. A. R., is most com- 
mendable. This chapter celebrated last Saturday, October 19th, the 
anniversary of the battle of Yorktown, by establishing a children's 
chapter. The objects of this chapter are the teaching of American 
history and the propagation of patriotic sentiments in the young. The 
membership is not to be limited to the children of members of the 
D. A. R., but all children between the ages of 9 and 19 are eligible. 
Provision has already been made for children's branches of the D. A. 
R., but the Cincinnati Chapter is the pioneer in the work of ex- 
tending patriotic influences of our organization to the children of those 
who are without that "pride of ancestry" which has fallen to our lot. 

Matters for Consideration. 

The following is a summary of the matters which the State 
Regent suggests for the consideration of the conference: 

1. How to increase the interest in D. A. R. work in Iowa. 

2. Shall Iowa form a state organization ? 

28 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

3. Shall we favor a reduction of the membership of the Conti- 
nental Congress, and if so, what plan should be adopted? 

4. How best may the organization of the D. A. R. be extended 
in Iowa? 

5. Publication and preservation of the reports and proceedings 
of this, the Second State Conference, and proceedings of the former 
State Conference. 

Cbird State f^onfcrence 
Des nioincs 

October 15, 1902. 


Third Conference of Iowa Chapters, Daughters of the American 
Revolution, held by invitation of the Abigail Adams Chapter at 
Savery House Parlors, Des Moines, Iowa, October 15, 1902. 

Tuesday, October 14, 8 O'clock P. M. 

A reception will be tendered all the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, also to Ben Franklin Chapter of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, at the home of Mrs. W. D. Skinner, 1602 High Street. 

Wednesday Morning, g O'clock (Prompt). 

"America" Daughters, accompanied by Mrs. A. L. Smouse 

Reading of the Minutes of Second Conference. 

Address of Welcome Mrs. Harold Rivers Howell 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines, Iowa 

Response Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport, Iowa 

Address of State Regent Mrs. Julian Richards, Waterloo 

Report of Officers. 

Roll Call of Chapters with Annual Report. 

]\Iemorial Hall Discussion. 

Unfinished Business. 

Election of Officers. 


Lunch at Savery at 1 O'clock. 


Dinner at Golf and Country Club House at 5 O'clock. 

30 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

The D. A. R. Convention opened on Tuesday evening vi^ith a bril- 
liant reception at the home of Mrs. W. D. Skinner, on High Street 
About thirty-five delegates were present and the handsome home was 
crowded from eight to eleven. The receiving party were Mrs. C. H. 
Gaylord, Regent, of the Des Moines Chapter; Mrs. J, W. Richards, 
State Regent, of Waterloo, in a stunning black crepe de chine, 
decollete, with corsage and hair bouquets of crimson poppies, and Mrs. 
Skinner in a blue silk mousseline with garniture of black lace. A 
mandolin orchestra furnished music, and refreshments were served in 
the dining-room during the entire evening. The decorations of flags 
and quantities of cut flowers were very effective. The door was at- 
tended by John and Mary, son and daughter of Mrs. Mary Mott 
Briggs. The parlor hostesses were Mrs. A. L. Smouse, in white 
Swiss, carrying American Beauty roses; Mrs. Van Dyke, in gown of 
rose crepe; Mrs. Hewitt, reception dress, and Mrs. Mary Briggs, in 
black lansdowne with bertha of point lace. 

Among the handsome toilets worn were those of Mrs. Maria 
Purdy Peck, of Davenport, who wore black and white striped grena- 
dine with trimmings of point lace; Mrs. H. J. Howe, of Marshall- 
town, in white silk muslin over white silk; Mrs. Jones, of Burlington, 
in a pink crepe cloth and large hat; Mrs. Harold Howell, blue crepe 
de chine, duchess lace; Mrs. Crooks, of Boone, black satin, lace and 

The business session was called to order at 9 o'clock Wednesday 
morning, and after the invocation and the singing of "America," an 
address of welcome to the visiting delegates was given by Mrs. Harold 
Rivers Howell, of the Abigail Adams Chapter. She said, in part: 

Daughters of the American Revolution and of loiva: 

It is my pleasant duty this morning to extend to you a sincere and 
hearty welcome from Abigail Adams Chapter. Thrice welcome are 
you, in fact, for three times have we hoped and planned for an occa- 
sion of this kind — that today anticipation has become reality is our 
great good fortune. Abigail Adams Chapter is nearly ten years old. 
She remembers many noteworthy occasions, but few, we believe, which 
will be longer remembered or of greater importance than this State 
Convention. We feel that this gathering of Iowa representatives 
is for no idle purpose ; busy women have not left their homes to come 
here for merely a pleasant outing. You have come in the hope and 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 31 

for the purpose of helping in a material way for the interests of 
"home and country." 

Mrs. Howell then told of the purposes of the meeting to keep 
alive the patriotic sentiment, to learn from sister chapters the best 
means of making their influence felt in the community. She referred 
to the patriotism displayed by the American people when in 1898 the 
president, Wm. McKinley, issued the call "to arms," and to the 
disloyalty of some hearts proven by his assassination, reminding her 
auditors that it was not only in Illinois, New Jersey and New York 
that the seed of anarchism had taken root, but right here in our own 
state at the time of the great national calamity school children were 
heard to say, "It serves him right. We're glad he's dead." She 
spoke of the work which was before the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, of many Americans who had made their lives felt by the 
Nation and of the unlimited field in which their chapters might make 
their influence felt. In concluding, she bid the sisters a great and 
hearty welcome. 

Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck responded to Mrs, Howell's address of 
welcome as follows: 

I feel highly honored to have been selected by our State Regent 
to respond to the earnest words of welcome extended by the Regent 
of Abigail Adams Chapter to the delegates and visiting members of 
the state. Under any pretext we are glad to come to Des Moines, 
for we know what a royal hospitality is always accorded the sojourner 
in our capital city. We are doubly glad at this time to be also the 
guests of the oldest D. A. R. chapter in the state. 

It is encouraging to be able to say that our society is growing in 
numbers, strength and influence in the state, and for a locality so re- 
mote from the scene upon which it was founded there is a serious 
interest and much quiet enthusiasm. 

In the Congress which convenes annually in the national capital 
the Iowa contingent is as conspicuous and noteworthy as are her 
honored sons in the halls of legislation and cabinet ofl^ices. At these 
annual gatherings the complex machinery of the organization seems 
to require so much attention that the more serious aims are not con- 
sidered. No one will deny that as a nation we are in need of a strong 
infusion of the old-fashioned patriotism which our society is properly 
supposed to represent. It is not that the whole country, regardless of 
geographical sections or party affiliations, would not rise simultane- 

32 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

ously to redress a national insult or repel a foreign foe, for this fact 
has been too recently demonstrated to admit of question. It is rather 
that dangerous disorders are being born, bred and nurtured within the 
body politic, and we, of all others, should take heed of such conditions. 
If the great historian, Parkman, a score of years ago saw ruin fore- 
shadowed in the reckless playing of the game of party politics, in the 
mad rush for gold, in a delirium of prosperity, what would he say 
if writing upon the subject today, when material progress is our 
highest ambition, when individual getting has become intoxicating, 
when capital and labor are waging war on every hand and in our 
political creed the divine right of monopoly, the merger and the trust 
are being substituted for the divine right of the people. 

I do not desire to pose as a prophetess of evil, but the thoughtful 
and the discerning must see that we are fast approaching a grave and 
threatening crisis. We may not be wise enough to devise a sovereign 
remedy, but we can sound a note of alarm, and we can renew our 
faith in the saving gospel of the Declaration of Independence, the 
germs of which came with the first shipload of immigrants that landed 
on Plymouth Rock, and from there was carried into all the original 

To be sure, a rival commercial interest, discussions and jealousies 
prevented them for a hundred years or more from forming any sort 
of effective union, even for defense in times of grave peril, but by 
one and all the lamp of liberty lighted by our Pilgrim forefathers 
was kept steadily burning. 

It was Franklin who once made the prediction that the colonies 
never would become independent, for, said he, "With all their hatred 
of the mother country they love her more than they love each other." 
When this sentiment was uttered the strength of the idea which 
proved invincible later had not been tested. He saw only their aggres- 
sive, cruel and dangerous neighbor in Canada was being expelled with 
small and grudging assistance from those most vitally interested. 
With no special thanks, for it was the only alternative, we must 
acknowledge that on the Plains of Abraham a victorious British 
general laid the foundation of our material unity and greatness by 
dissipating the dreams of France to found a great empire in the 
Mississippi valley. 

Gratitude for the deliverance, however, did not create in the dis- 
affected colonists a submissive spirit, and their rejoicings over the 
auspicious event were tempered by the growing distrust that fresh 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 33 

encroachments upon their own rights and liberties were the ultimate 
designs of the victors. From Maine to Georgia resistance was in the 
atmosphere, and the Stamp Act soon furnished the pretext for a revolt. 
Under the storm and stress of impending conflict the colonists for the 
first time forgot their selfish interests, buried their animosities and 
under the leadership of the Sons of Liberty banded themselves together 
in a common purpose. 

As far back as history carries us the question of how society shall 
be governed has been considered. With few feeble exceptions the 
people of the old world have answered in one way, we have answered 
it in another. Can we be absolutely certain that our answer is correct 
and final? The right solution imposes upon us a world burden, but 
a hundred years in the existence of a nation is scarcely more than a 
beginning. We are now entering upon a new century and if that 
eternal vigilance which is the price of liberty is exercised at the dawn 
of another century it may be settled for all time and for all mankind. 

It seems to me that it was an inspired thought that brought into 
existence the D. A. R., but let us not forget that title to membership 
in this society carries with it responsibility. 

We may meet as often as we please and tell of the countless deeds 
of valor on a hundred battle-fields, of the privations, sufferings and 
superior virtues of the brave men and women of the Revolution, that 
through private research the history of our country is being greatly 
enriched, that we recover and mark historical sites, collect and pre- 
serve colonial relics, build a magnificent hall dedicated to the memory 
of all the founders of the Republic. We may repeat with pardonable 
pride that our revolutionary ancestors established a government with- 
out a throne, without an aristocracy, without castes or orders or 
special privileges. Worthy as all these things may be, they are not 
sufficient. It is the spirit and genius of these teachings that we must 
preserve and perpetuate. 

A king on his throne may be a tyrant, but he is at least a patriot; 
an aristocracy desires above all things the stability and general weal 
of its government. Its members are, after all, educated and intelli- 
gent rulers. 

In a government of the people, by the people, is it well to leave 
all but the few in ignorance of their duties and responsibilities? The 
most serious need of the hour is the education which will make of all 
useful, intelligent and conscientious citizens. Can this instruction be 

34 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

safely left to the place hunter, the spoilsman and the demagogue? 
Remembering that liberty, no matter how dearly purchased, is never 
secure unless linked with justice and righteousness and supported by 
intelligence, may we not find in this field a mission worthy of our 

In every community where a D. A. R. chapter is organized active 
influence along these lines should be exercised. 

In societies organized for a purpose the reach is always greater 
than the grasp; so we should not feel discouraged if in any of our 
undertakings achievement is not equal to expectation. 

I met a friend not long ago and she told me she had joined the 
Daughters. I congratulated her. Then she said: "I am not a 
D. A. R. I joined the D. A. R. because the D. A. R. do things." 

I, for one, am glad the D. A. R. do things, but it is for us to see 
that they do only right things, only worthy things. 

One more suggestion: It is neither necessary nor becoming that 
we march constantly to the tune of "Yankee Doodle" or that we pin 
upon our shoulders miniature flags to show our nationality or to 
emphasize our patriotism, but it should be one of our conscious aims 
to prove to foreign observers that in a country where, professedly at 
least, there is no distinction between the classes and the masses, no 
barrier is interposed to individual development, and that the American 
lady or gentleman is the peer of any in the world. 

After this address the reports of the committees were heard. 

In her report for the past year, Mrs. Richards, State Regent, 
spoke of the numerous chapters organized throughout the state in the 
past year and the monument which will be erected in memory of 
Charles Shepherd, an Iowa revolutionist. The State Legislature has 
appropriated $500.00 for the erection of this monument. 

A general discussion of the Memorial Hall to be erected in Wash- 
ington, D. C, was begun. This is to be a magnificent structure 
which will cost in the neighborhood of $250,000.00, and will be used 
for National meetings. Many revolutionary relics are in the posses- 
sion of eastern chapters and these will be taken care of in the Hall. 

The following resolutions were introduced and adopted : 

IVhereas, The organization of the D. A. R. was established to promote 
patriotism and to become one of the inspiring forces in our national and 
civic life; be it 

Resolved: That our State Conferences are a great assistance in awak- 
ening enthusiasm to carry on the work we deem of such importance. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 35 

Resolved: That we, the members of the State Conference, D. A. R., 
held in Des Moines, Iowa, October 14 and 15, 1902, most heartily endorse 
the recommendations of our State Regent, Mrs. Julian Richards, to assist in 
raising money for the Continental Memorial Fund. 

Resolved: That we extend the sincere thanks of this Third Conference 
of the Iowa D. A. R. to our State Regent for the able manner in which she 
has presided over this Conference. 

Resolved: That we express our gratitude to the Abigail Adams Chapter 
and to the special committee, of which Mrs. E. D. Burbank was chairman, for 
the effective legislation done in securing the appropriation for the Shepherd 

Resolved: That too much cannot be said in praise of the charming 
hospitality tendered the guests of this Third Conference of the D. A. R. by 
the members of the Abigail Adams Chapter and extend to them our heartfelt 
appreciation; also to the Women's Club and to Mrs. Jay Macomber for their 
most cordial invitations and to all who assisted in making this conference 
a memorable occasion. 

Resolved: That we send greetings to the real Daughters of the different 
chapters in the state. 

Mrs. Anna B. Howe, 
Miss Mary B. Hancock, 
Mrs. Dell P. Glazier, 


At the close of the business session the ladies were entertained at 
an elegantly appointed luncheon at the Savery. The afternoon was 
spent in driving about the city. At 5 o'clock Mrs. J. K. Macomber 
entertained the visiting delegates and members of Abigail Adams 
Chapter at tea, and supper was served at the Golf and Country Club 
House under the supervision of the Entertainment Committee, com- 
posed of ^lesdames Mary Mott Briggs, W. D. Skinner, C. B. \"an 
Slyke, and Charles Skinner, assisted by Mrs. J. K. Macomber, Misses 
Kate Macomber, Ethel and Gertrude Hewitt. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Secretary— Miss Hancock, of Dubuque. 
Treasurer — Mrs. H. R. Howell, of Des Moines. 
Historian — Mrs. M. P. Peck, of Davenport, 
Adjourned to meet in Davenport in 1903. 

36 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


3,Il. Pleasant, Iowa, November 7 (1902). — After many long years 
of neglect and delay, the grave of Charles Shepherd, a soldier who 
served four years in Washington's army, is marked by a handsome 
monument that was erected by the State of Iowa at the instigation of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution belonging to the low^a 

Charles Shepherd was a Pennsylvania soldier and removed to Iowa 
at an early day and died in the state at his home in Henry County in 
1845. He w^as buried near his cabin, but the exact spot was long for- 
gotten. Through systematic search by the G. A. R. Post of Mt. 
Pleasant his place of burial was finally located and a diligent search 
made for his remains. Through neighbors and people yet living in 
the vicinity, the principal facts of his life in Iowa w^ere brought to 
light and through the pension commissioner the facts of his army 
service were established. After the G. A. R. had established his place 
of burial the Daughters of the American Revolution took up the 
matter and with the active assistance of Mrs. Julian W. Richards, at 
that time Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 
Iowa, a bill was introduced in the last General Assembly by Senator 
John A. Young and Hon. Wm. Carden to appropriate $500.00 for 
the erection of this monument. There were practical men concerned 
in the search for this lonely grave, and on their representation of the 
great expense it w^ould be to the state to do as the Daughters of the 
American Revolution suggested in making a park at this lonely place, 
which, on account of its inaccessibility would defeat one of the prime 
objects of the monument — that of inculcating patriotism in the rising 
generation — the plans were changed. If the park had been purchased 
as suggested, an expensive road would have been necessary to reach 
it, which would have been expensive to keep up. All these con- 
siderations resulted in the Legislature locating the monument in 
Forest Home Cemetery, at Mt. Pleasant, where a fine location was 
donated by the city, and which will relieve the state from any further 
expense in caring for the site and monument. After the appropriation 
w^as made and the location determined upon, a committee from Mc- 
Farland Post, G. A. R., consisting of Capt. Beckwith, Mr, Robert 
Gillis, Mr. C. M. Snyder and Major Bayles, was appointed to select 
a design and superintend the erection of the monument. The un- 
veiling ceremonies took place on the 17th of September. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 37 

Judge Dewey, of Washington, was the orator of the day. Senator 
Young made an eloquent speech. Other speakers added interest to the 
occasion. The monument faces north and the inscription on that 
side reads: 


A Soldier of the Revolution. 

Born Dec. 25, 1763. Died Sept., 1845. 

Served 4 Years, 5^ Months. 

Was In the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. 

Was Buried in the N. E. M. S.E.ji, Sec. 17, Twp. 72, N. R. 7 W., 

Henry County, Iowa. 

Pro Patria Mori Dulcc et Decorum Est. 

On the opposite side the inscription reads : 

Erected by the State of Iowa, 

Aided by McFarland Post, G. A. R. 

and the D. A. R. 

— Newspaper Clipping. 

Tourtb State Conference 

October 8, 1903. 

With the Hannah Caldwell Chapter as hostess, the Fourth Annual 
Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution was 
held in the auditorium of the Outing Club, Davenport, October 8, 

Seventy-five chapter Regents, delegates, state officers and members 
were present, including Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks, of Washington, 
D. C, President General N. S. D. A. R. ; Mrs. J. Heron Crosman, of 
New York City, Vice President General ; Mrs. James Rawson Kim- 
ball, of Rock Island, State Secretary for Illinois, and Mrs. S. F. 
Smith, of Davenport, representing the Society of Colonial Dames of 

A belated train caused the much-regretted absence of the State Vice 
Regent, Mrs. Carrie M. Ogilvie, of Des Moines. 

The morning session was called to order by the State Regent, Mrs. 
Maria Purdy Peck, at 9:50, Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards acting 
as Secretary. 

After singing "America," the convention opened with a very 
cordial address of welcome by Mrs. Robert Nott, Regent of the 
Hannah Caldwell Chapter. 

Mrs. Charles E. Armstrong, of Clinton, ex-State Regent, in re- 
sponding, said when the State Regent asked her to speak on this 
occasion for the Daughters of the state she had answered that she 
could preach a sermon better than she could make an address and that 
the next mail brought an imperative demand in the name of a superior 
officer to do both, so she would make the address now and preach the 
sermon later. 

Following the address came the annual reports of officers. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 39 


To the State Officers, Regents and Delegates of the Fourth Annual Conference 

of the Daughters of the American Re'volution: 

Owing to the absence in Europe of my predecessor in office, I have been 
unable to find the minutes of the last State Conference or the meeting of the 
Iowa delegation in Washington in February. 

Our State Secretary, Miss Mary Hancock, of Dubuque Chapter, now 
a resident of California, notified me a few weeks ago that she would be 
unable to perform the duties of her office for the conference, and her place 
was filled temporarily by the appointment of Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, 
of the same chapter. 

We have at the present time in Iowa twenty-three organized and seven 
unorganized chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The 
Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Miss Harriet Lake, Regent, at Independence, 
and the Estherville Chapter, Mrs. Emma P. G. Allen, Regent, have com- 
pleted their organizations since March, 1903. 

The chapter at Humboldt, Mrs. Robert Johnston, Regent, is nearly if 
not quite ready to receive its charter. 

Activity has been renewed in Fort Dodge, and hopes are now entertained 
that under the leadership of Mrs. J. P. Dolliver a completed chapter will 
soon be in evidence. 

Mason City, Mrs. James E. Markley, Regent, and Webster City, Mrs. 
Jessie Dunham McMurray, Regent, are in the doubtful list at the present 

Mrs. Ruth O. Culbertson has been given a commission to organize in 
Carroll, and Mrs. Cora Weed in Muscatine. As the latter assures me that 
she will not put her hand to the spinning-wheel and turn back, we may 
confidently expect a strong working chapter in Muscatine at an early date. 

Through the kind offices of Miss Espy, Registrar of the Jean Espy 
Chapter, Fairfield has renewed its interest and has organized tentatively 
by choosing chapter officers among those who are already Daughters and 
of known eligibility, selecting Miss Jane M. Steele as Regent. 

Miss Anna Henderson, after her papers have been accepted by the 
National Society, will assist in the formation of a chapter in Washington. 

A very pleasant and unique experience in organization work has recently 
come to me. Mrs. Cora Letts Maricle, of Washington, D. C, has been 
actively engaged in looking up the Letts family claims to eligibility, for the 
purpose of organizing a chapter composed of members of the Letts family 
and their kin in the town of Letts, Iowa. 

She has established qualifications through three lines for most of the 
applicants, and will come here in October to organize the chapter with seven- 
teen members pledged in advance. I am assured that after the preliminary 
work is accomplished others, not members of the family, will be admitted if 
they desire to join. Moreover, I am advised that as all the Letts women 
are of the energetic, go-ahead sort, they would like to have some worthy work 
assigned them. 

40 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Considering that the holding of two offices at one time was not in accord- 
ance either with D. A. R. usage or for the best interest of the state work, my 
first official act was to appoint an Historian in my own place. Mrs. Caroline 
C. Burbank, of the Abigail Adams Chapter, accepted the position tendered 
to her, and I am confident has performed the duties more acceptably than 
the regularly elected officer would have done. 

In discharging the duties of the State Regent I have thus far sent out 
to chapters two circular letters, and have written three hundred and fifty- 
three letters with my own hand, no account having been kept of postals. It 
has been my intention to answer all letters of inquiry on the day of their 
reception, and this rule has been adhered to with but few exceptions. 

Your State Vice Regent, Mrs. Carrie M. Ogilvie, has tendered the use 
of the columns of The Mail and Times for the publication of notes of 
general interest, and in my opinion the appreciably increased interest in the 
organization in the more remote corners of the state is mainly due to the 
fact that such items have been given circulation through this medium. 

On Flag Day I was, with the State Vice Regent, the guest of the Dubuque 
Chapter, and have promised to visit other chapters during the fall and 
winter months. 

An invitation to be present at the meeting of the unveiling of the monu- 
ment erected in memory of Charles Shepherd, a soldier of the Revolution, in 
Mt. Pleasant, September 17th, was received, but could not be accepted owing 
to the lateness of its arrival and a press of other duties. 

Since our last annual meeting four prominent Daughters of our state 
have gone over beyond. 

In February last, Mrs. Mary L. Duncan Putnam, one of the charter 
members of the National Society, first State Regent of Iowa, and member of 
the Hannah Caldwell Chapter, died very suddenly at her home in Davenport. 
Mrs. Mary W. Coggswell, organizer of the Cedar Rapids Chapter, and Mrs. 
Martha C. E. Illick, of the Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington, both died 
in May. Mrs. Sarah Curtis Glover, an ex-Regent, much loved and honored 
member of the Dubuque Chapter, died in July. 

One personal word in closing this brief report: When I consented to 
accept the office of State Regent, less than one year ago, it was with many 
misgivings. I thought it would mean numerous unanswered letters, much 
unfruitful effort. 

In the very nature of the case the general interest is not as keen in 
regions remote from Revolutionary scenes as in localities where memories 
of our grand, heroic past have never been permitted to grow dim. I am 
happy to say now that the apathy which I expected to find does not exist 
among the members of the society in Iowa. On the contrary, the many 
enthusiastic and encouraging words that have come to me, the generous and 
much-appreciated offers of assistance, assure me that in loyalty to the prin- 
ciples underlying the foundation of the organization, in appreciation of the 
obligations which their inheritance entails, Iowa Daughters are not behind 
those of any state in the Union. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 41 

On November 7th the State Regent had the pleasure of being with the 
Francis Shaw Chapter at one of its regular meetings. 

Since the report was made, information has been received from Mrs. 
McMurray that the prospects for a chapter in Webster City are growing 


To the State Regent of loiva, Daughters of the American Revolution: 

As Acting Corresponding Secretary of the D. A. R., I have written — 

Circular letters 55 

Postal cards 28 

Letters answering inquiries 17 

Total 100 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daphne Peabody Edwards. 

The Treasurer, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Howell, submitted the fol- 
lowing : 

The ideal Treasurer's report should be composed of facts, but whether 
it should tell all the facts, agreeable and disagreeable alike, that come into 
the officer's experience, is a question hard to decide. 

The present State Treasurer was elected to office at the conference 
held in Des Moines in October, 1902. Her predecessor having paid out all 
funds she had collected, passed nothing over to the incoming Treasurer, in 
fact the state "cupboard was bare." 

By an act of the Conference of 1903, each chapter of the state was 
assessed the sum of $1.50 to meet the expenses of printing a report of the 
Des Moines Conference and other expenses that might occur in the state 
management of the society. The delegates were instructed to report this 
assessment lo their chapters, so that the amount might be immediately re- 
mitted to the State Treasurer. None of the chapters so responding, the State 
Treasurer made an effort to collect this assessment. 

Notices were sent to every chapter Regent in the state, and a subsequent 
correspondence has been carried on with either the Regent or Treasurer 
of nearly every chapter. 

The Treasurer found so general lack of knowledge as to the reason for 
this assessment, or in fact the need of a state fund at all, that it would be 
her suggestion that the delegates to this conference freely discuss the neces- 
sity of an assessment, and if one be made again that they do not fail to inform 
their chapters as to what they have committed them in this conference. 

As a member of the entertaining chapter of last year's conference, it was 
not a little embarrassing to the Treasurer to find that some of the chapters 
thought they were being called upon to help meet the expense of entertaining 
that conference. One chapter Regnt informed the Treasurer that "her 
chapter would pay up this time but would not do so again," so my successor 

42 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

has a fair warning from that quarter, but even this answer was more 
satisfactory than the utter silence preserved by a few of the chapters. 

The full assessment has been paid by the following chapters, Boone pay- 
ing $1.00 for 1901, and $1.50 for 1902-3: 

Davenport, Des Moines, 

Chariton, Council Bluffs, 

Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, 

Ottumwa, Red Oak, 

Waterloo, Clinton, 

Burlington, Ft. Madison, 

Dubuque, Anamosa. 

The following chapters have not paid the assessment either in whole or 
in part: 

Sioux City, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. 

Keokuk has paid 50 cents, making a total received of $24.00. The 
disbursements up to date are none, leaving a balance in the treasury of $24.00. 

Then the interesting and scholarly report of the State Historian, 
Mrs. Caroline C. Burbank, was read. It was listened to with rapt 
attention. At the close an animated discussion followed as to its 
disposition, two requests from journalists having been received for 
the manuscript to publish. 

On motion of Mrs. Adah H. Smouse, of Des Moines, seconded 
by Mrs. C. L. Miles, of Anamosa, -the report was ordered printed 
in pamphlet form by the state society ; further, that subsequent annual 
reports should be preserved in the same way untif a sufficient number 
have been accumulated to bind. 

The State Regent then announced that the regular order of 
business would be suspended, as Mrs. Fairbanks, the President 
General, would leave the hall soon for a short time, and she particu- 
larly wished to have her greet the Daughters before going. 

Mrs. Fairbanks was received with marked enthusiasm, and ex- 
pressed herself as delighted with the intelligent interest manifested 
in the Iowa Conference, and spoke of the pleasure it gave her to 
participate in it. 

Mrs. S. F. Smith, who was on the program for a greeting later 
from the Colonial Dames of Iowa, was introduced as "the Daughter- 
in-Law of America." 

In a few choice sentences Mrs. Smith tendered the salutations of 
the Dames to the assembled Daughters, and expressed personal pleas- 
ure for the privilege of being present at the meeting. 

The regular order of business, the roll call, was resumed. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 43 

The chapters responding through their respective representatives 
were : 

Abigail Adams, of Des Moines, by Mrs. W. D. Skinner. 
De Shon, of Boone, by Mrs. A. A. Deering. 
Clinton, of Clinton, by Mrs. James McCoy. 
Council Bluffs, of Council Bluffs, by Mrs. D. W. Bushnell. 
Dubuque, of Dubuque, by Mrs. J. E. Fairbanks. 
Elizabeth Ross, of Ottumwa, by Mrs. J. C. Mitchell. 
Francis Shaw, of Anamosa, by Miss Helen Shaw. 
Hannah Caldwell, of Davenport, by Mrs. Robert Nott. 
Jean Espy, of Ft. Madison, by Miss Florence Espy. 
Keokuk, of Keokuk, by Mrs. Eliza Jannet Carter. 
Pilgrim, of Iowa City, by Mrs. C. W. Hill. 
Stars and Stripes, of Burlington, by Mrs. C. G. Wells. 
Fort Dodge, of Fort Dodge, by Mrs. J. P. Dolliver. 
Each report contained something of special interest concerning the work 
of the year.* 

In the absence of the chairman of the State Badge Committee, 
Mrs. Victor E. Bender, of Council Bluffs, Mrs. D. W. Bushnell 
presented the report, with six designs, for the consideration of the 

Action on the report was postponed until the afternoon session, in 
order to give more time for making a selection. 

The chair stated that the closing business of the morning session 
would be the election of a State Secretary, Treasurer and Historian, 
and in order to consume as little time as possible, she asked consent 
to the appointment of a committee who could retire and agree upon 
the nominees. 

Unanimous consent was given, and Mesdames E. B. Howell, of 
Des Moines; E. G. Bohn, of Dubuque, and C. M. Waterman, of 
Davenport, were named. 

Miss Helen L. Shaw, Regent of the Francis Shaw Chapter, 
Anamosa, then favored the convention with a stirring, patriotic 
address on "Our Objects and Our Opportunities," which was re- 
ceived with applause. 

Miss Florence Espy, of Fort Madison, followed with a paper on 
"Some Practical Suggestions on Chapter Organization," which con- 
tained many witty allusions. 

*Reports from the Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City, and the 
Waterloo Chapter, were received too late to be presented to the conference. 

44 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

The chair stated that as it had fallen to our happy lot to have with 
us on this occasion two members of the National Societj^ instead of 
one, as we had expected, she would interrupt again the regular order 
to introduce a Vice President General of the National Board, Mrs. 
J. Heron Crosman, who she said lived in New York, had served 
four years on the Board, and never missed a meeting in Washington. 

In a short, sparkling speech Mrs. Crosman greeted the members 
of the convention in the name of the Daughters of the Empire State, 
and spoke hearty words of commendation and encouragement for the 
excellent work of the Iowa convention in session. 

Mrs. Emma G. Bohn, Regent of the Dubuque Chapter, followed 
with a fine address, delivered without notes, on "The Observance of 
Flag Day." It was full of valuable thoughts and suggestions, and 
was listened to with closest attention. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was called for, and the 
following presented : 

For State Secretary, Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, of Dubuque. 

For State Treasurer, Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells, of Burlington. 

For State Historian, Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, of Council 

Mrs. Wells asked permission to withdraw her name, for the 
reason that she was unable to add a column of figures. 

The chair said, as it was evident that the committee had taken 
geography into account in selecting candidates, she would ask Mrs. 
Wells to name someone from the Burlington Chapter as a substitute. 

She named Mrs. Mabel Gordon Millard, who was accepted by 
the committee. 

The candidates were elected by acclamation. 

The session adjourned at 12:55 for luncheon. 


Afternoon session was called to order at forty minutes past two 

The report of the Badge Committee was considered. Exhibit 
marked One seemed to be most favored, and, on motion of Mrs. C. W. 
A. Hill, Regent of the Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City, it was adopted 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 45 

The committee was continued and given power to complete the 

Mrs. Armstrong was then called upon for her promised sermon. 
She spoke without notes from the text, "Inclusiveness rather than 
Exclusiveness," in a way that cheered the heart of every true, earnest 
Daughter present. 

Mrs. Gate Gilbert Wells, of Burlington, rendered the "Four 
English Dances," by Cowen, so beautifully that it brought forth 
prolonged applause. 

Then came the most notable feature of the convention, the address 
of the President General on Memorial Continental Hall. 

In an appropriate speech she was introduced by the State Regent, 
and spoke with an earnestness and enthusiasm that was contagious. 
No report can do the effort justice, for though she held a typewritten 
manuscript in her hand, what she really said came from the heart 
rather than what she had committed to paper. 

Mrs. Crosman followed, bringing out very clearly some interest- 
ing facts concerning the location of the site and its magnificent, 
historic and aristocratic surroundings, not covered by Mrs. Fairbanks. 

In the discussion which followed, each chapter represented in the 
conference was called upon for an expression. Miss Shaw, of Ana- 
mosa, made a strong argument in favor of the Memorial when she 
said that a National Home, such as was contemplated, would insure 
the perpetuity of the organization through all time. 

The State Regent suggested that if the chapters of the state would 
vote to donate the one-half interest in life membership fees which is 
retained in the chapter treasury to the building fund, the other half 
being devoted to that purpose now, a handsome sum might be realized. 

The selection of a place for the 1904 conference was next con- 
sidered. Mesdames Fairbanks, of Dubuque; Bushnell, of Council 
Bluffs, and Hill, of Iowa City, presented cordial invitations from 
their chapters. Mrs. Smouse, of Des Moines, moved that the next 
conference be held at Council Bluffs, as the four preceding meetings 
had taken place in the eastern part of the state. The motion was car- 
ried by a rising vote. Thanks were tendered the Iowa City and 
Dubuque chapters for their invitation, with a promise to meet with 
them at some future time. 

On motion of Miss Shaw, it was voted that for the ensuing year 
all business of a pecuniary nature, pertaining to the administration of 
the state organization, be delegated to the state officers. 

46 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

A most fitting and impressive close of the afternoon program was 
the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner," by Mrs. Bertha Lincoln 
Heustis, of Dubuque. 

When the first note of the song was sounded, at the signal of Mrs. 
Armstrong, the audience arose and remained standing until it was 
finished. Responding to an encore, Mrs. Heustis sang "Iowa, My 
Iowa," most effectively. 

On motion of Mrs. Skinner, of Des Moines, a vote of thanks was 
tendered the President General, the Vice President General, of New 
York; the State Regent and Hannah Caldwell Chapter for their 
courtesy and hospitality. 

On motion of Mrs. Carter, of Keokuk, a vote of thanks was 
given Mrs. Wells for the piano selection so beautifully rendered, 
and Mrs. Heustis for the patriotic songs which stirred the hearts of all. 

At 5 p. m. the State Regent declared the Fourth Annual Confer- 
ence of the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution adjourned. 

A delightful 1 o'clock luncheon was given in the Outing Club 
dining-room by the Hannah Caldwell Chapter to the visiting 

An informal reception was held in the parlors of the Outing Club 
from 5 to 6 p. m., to which the IVIoline and Rock Island Chapters 
were invited, as they had been also to the afternoon session of the 

In the receiving line were: 

Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, State Regent. 

Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks, President General. 

Mrs. J. H. Crosman, Vice President General, of New York. 

Mrs. Robert Nott, Regent, Hannah Caldwell Chapter. 

Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, State Secretary. 

Mrs. E. G. Howell, State Treasurer. 

Mrs. Caroline C. Burbank, State Historian. 

Mesdames J. S. Wylle, A. P. Doe and Florence Van Patten 
Swiney introduced the guests. The Misses Jeannette and Frances 
Kiser, Elizabeth D. Nott, Mesdames Florence Van Patten Swiney 
and Jessie Peck Vollmer acted as stewards for the conference. 

A very pretty and pleasing incident of the conference occurred 
when Mrs. Fairbanks was introduced in the morning. All the dele- 
gates arose and saluted by a low bow, which was followed by raptur- 
ous applause. Also in the afternoon, when she ceased speaking, Mrs. 
Virginia D. Chambers stepped forward and on behalf of the Hannah 

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Caldwell Chapter presented her with an armful of long-stemmed 
American Beauty roses. 

The design for the state badge is a white enameled shield with 
the word Iowa in blue enamel across the face, a wreath of laurel in 
gold at the bottom, with thirteen stars in gold encircling. 

The gavel used by the State Regent in presiding over the conven- 
tion was made of wood taken from Faneuil Hall when it was reno- 
vated a few years ago, and was presented to the Hannah Caldwell 
Chapter by Mrs. Fannie D. Hills, a charter member, now living in 
Hartford, Conn. 

Members who had registered when the conference adjourned: 

Mrs. Cornelia Fairbanks, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. J. Heron Crosman, New York City. 

Mrs. James Rawson Kimball, Rock Island. 

Mesdames W. D. Skinner, Caroline C. Burbank, Adah H. Smouse, 
Elizabeth B. Howell, J. M. Day, Des Moines. 

Mesdames Emma Goodwin Bohn, Daphne Peabody Edwards, Alfred 
Tredway, J. E. Fairbanks, Frances Langworthy Poole, Bertha Lincoln Heustis, 

Misses Helen L. Shaw, Rena Hubbell, Mesdames C. L. Niles, John Z. 
Lull, Anamosa. 

Mesdames M. P. Dodge, Sophie H. Bushnell, Miss Elizabeth Squire, 
Council Bluffs. 

Mesdames Chas. Phillpott, J. C. Mitchell, Ottumwa. 

Mesdames John G. Lindsay, Arthur J. Cox, Ella Lyon Hill, Iowa City. 

Mesdames W. F. Brannan, Cora Weed, Muscatine. 

Mrs. A. A. Deering, Boone. 

Mesdames Fannie Pearson DoUiver, Maria Loney Cheney, Fort Dodge. 

Mesdames Charles E. Armstrong, James McCoy, Clinton. 

Mrs. M. F. Cannell, Maquoketa. 

Miss Florence Espy, Mrs. Hattie Morse Kick, Fort Madison. 

Mrs. Eliza Jannet Carter, Keokuk. 

Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells, Burlington. 

Mesdames S. F. Smith, Maria Purdy Peck, J. S. Wylie, C. M. Water- 
man, Robert Nott, W. A. Bemis, Sarah Swazey Morrison, Martha Earhart 
Mellville, James Blaine Mason, James L. Manker, Arthur S. Wallace, Misses 
Anna B. Mason, Emma F. Letts, Gladys G. Letts, Frances E. Kiser, Jean- 
nette Kiser, Carrie Abbott, Elizabeth D. Nott, Mary B. Grubb, Nannie 
Butcher, Mesdames Geo. T. Baker, A. P. Doe, Walter Chambers, R. M. 
Abbott, T. O. Swiney, Henry Vollmer, James R. Nutting, Henry E. Tagge, 
Viola Butcher Dinsmore, J. B. Young, M. T. Gass, Frances M. Raguet, E. H. 
Hall, E. S. Hamilton, E. W. Brady, W. J. Birchard, W. D. Petersen, Hannah 
Caldwell Torbert, J. H. McCullough, Davenport. 

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The year book of the Francis Shaw Chapter, recently issued, is a 
sumptuous affair. It is intended to commemorate the work done by 
the Chapter, which is set forth in a brief sketch. The design on 
the cover is taken from one of the figures on the brocaded silk 
wedding-gown of the mother of Francis Shaw, reproduced in the 
original color. It contains a portrait of his father, taken from a 
miniature, also an illustration of a silver tankard, a family possession. 

A half-tone illustration of the library built by the chapter orna- 
ments the first page. Other illustrations, from drawings done by 
one of the members, add beauty to the work. 

Iowa has been honored by the National Society in the appointment 
of Mrs. Jonathan P. Dolliver to the office of Historian General, to 
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Anita Newcomb 

Two copies of the state report are sent to each chapter Regent, 
one for chapter use and one to be deposited with the Registrar for 
preservation and binding later. 

The cuts of the Shepherd monument used to illustrate this report 
were loaned by ^Nlrs. Warren Beckwith, of Mt. Pleasant, the Ana- 
mosa library by the Francis Shaw Chapter, and portrait of Mrs. 
Putnam by her son, W. Clement Putnam. The illustration of the 
Betsy Ross chairs was obtained of the Pythian Printing Company, of 
Fort Madison, by the State Regent, at small cost. 



The work of an organization like the Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion in a state like Iowa, remote not only from the seat of the Revolutionary 
War, but from all wars, must be vastly different from that in a section full 
of places of historic interest, where the need of such a working body is 
apparent to all. Living in a community where every family has traditions, 
where almost every person has some article treasured because of its age and 
associations, the historic spirit is a natural growth, and one does not need 
to ask why such a society. There is, however, plenty to do in Iowa. First 
of all, in every community the love of country and personal responsibility 
of every citizen to support the officers of our government in an honest and 
efficient administration must be impressed upon the people. While this is not 
the peculiar duty of our Society, but is the duty of every American, it is so 
natural a product of our line of study and work that almost every chapter 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 49 

reports efforts in this line. In Burlington, Clinton, Cedar Falls, Cedar 
Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Keokuk, Ottumwa, 
Marshalltown and Red Oak, the D. A. R. have oflfered prizes for essays 
on patriotic subjects to pupils in the public schools or have presented inspir- 
ing pictures to ornament the walls of the schools and libraries. Except in 
the case of the Ottumwa school board, which refused, these pictures and 
prizes have been gratefully accepted. 

The Daughters of Marshalltown presented a flag to their public library. 
The Burlington women erected a flag-pole and presented a flag to their 
library. Cedar Falls gave a flag to its public schools and Chariton gave one 
to Lucas County. Many of the chapters have purchased flags which are 
used for decoration on social occasions and are hung outdoors on important 
anniversaries and days of general rejoicing. The Francis Shaw Chapter, of 
Anamosa, has erected an edifice for its public library at a cost of $11,000.00. 
Such work must inspire a broader public spirit and a lofty purpose. 

Five soldiers who fought in the War for Independence are buried in 
Iowa. The graves of these five have been identified beyond question of 
any giving the historic study of Iowa serious consideration. The grave 
of William Blair, near Kossuth, in Des Moines County, has been marked 
by loyal descendants. John Osborne lies in the cemetery at Center Point, 
Linn County. A suitable monument has been erected to his memory by 
Dennison Post, No. 244, G. A. R., and the citizens of the village. The 
grave of Timothy Brown was found in September of this year. Mr. H. A. 
Burrell, of the Washington Press, spent much time trying to identify this 
grave. The subject was renewed and agitated by Mr. A. R. Miller, of the 
Washington Democrat, and success rewarded his efforts. The "Timothy 
Brown American Revolution Memorial Association" has been formed to see 
that the last resting place of this patriot is properly cared for. 

In the Forest Home Cemetery in Mount Pleasant a monument has been 
erected to the memory of Charles Shepherd. The body of this old soldier 
lies in a cultivated field, a part of the forty-acre tract which he had bought 
with the money paid by a grateful government in the form of a pension, and 
on which he lived, died and was buried. The inscription upon the stone 

Charles Shepherd, a Soldier of the Revolution, 

Born December 2$, 1763, 

Died September, 1845. 

Served 4 Years, sY^ Months. 

Was in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantoivn. 

Was Buried on the N. E. % S. E. Y of Sec. 17, Tivp. 72, N., R. 7, W. 

Erected by the State of lovja, 

Aided by McFarland Post, G. A. R., and the D. A. R. 

Pro Patria Dulce et Decorum est. 

Acting upon the suggestion of Mrs. Richards, then our State Regent, a 
committee from the Abigail Adams Chapter, supported by the Daughters of 
the State, secured from the Twenty-ninth General Assembly an appropriation 
of $500.00. This money was expended under the direction of the G. A. R. 

50 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

in Mount Pleasant, and on September 17th they dedicated the monument 
with appropriate ceremonies. There is a chapter of the Daughters of the 
Revolution in that city and two of their number were invited to assist the 
Daughters of the American Revolution in the unveiling. Mrs. Kerfoot, of 
Ottumwa, and Miss Beckwith, of Mount Pleasant, members of the Elizabeth 
Ross Chapter, represented our society in this part of the exercises. 

The completely identified grave of George Perkins, near Primrose, in 
Lee County, still remains unmarked. The Keokuk Chapter has had some 
correspondence with the Hon. J. P. Cruikshank, of Fort Madison, a descendant 
of this patriot, and voted on February 8, 1903, to invite the Jean Espy 
Chapter, of Fort Madison, to co-operate with it in securing funds and 
erecting a monument in grateful remembrance of the services of George 
Perkins in assisting in securing American independence. They will petition 
the Thirtieth General Assembly of Iowa for the funds. 

In a recent report to the National Society appears the name of Abraham 
Clarke, said to be a soldier in the Revolution. He is buried in Woolen's 
Graveyard, near Lowell, Iowa. To ascertain what were his services, and 
whether his grave is suitably marked, is work for Iowa Daughters. The 
Stars and Stripes Chapter, of Burlington, has material for original research 
in its own citj'. A British soldier of the War of 1776 lies buried there, and 
a Revolutionary patriot is claimed. The data concerning these men should 
be collected and published, and, if possible, the graves should be identified 
and marked. 

The history of Iowa is that of a quiet and prosperous people. The 
state is j'oung, and there are still living those who can point out to us the 
places where the first settlements were made, where important matters were 
first proposed, and what were the conditions which confronted the pioneers. 
The Iowa band and what it accomplished will be a topic of surpassing in- 
terest to future historians of the educational and religious life of America, 
as well as the early struggles of all our educational institutions. Let us 
not despise these beginnings, but rather let us preserve the records and 
respect the efforts of these self-denying pioneers. There were older and 
stronger institutions in Europe when Harvard and Yale and Dartmouth were 
founded. Doubtless there were among the colonists, those who turned up 
their noses at the struggling, poorly-equipped schools which are now our 
venerated universities, second to none in the world in their special lines of 
work. The donation of forty dollars to Coe College by the Cedar Rapids 
chapter Avas a step in the right direction. Its moral support will be of 
infinite value to this institution. 

Every chapter in Iowa can find work well worth the doing in its own 
locality in preserving the record of what has been done, that those who 
come after us may know what the early conditions were. Every chapter 
can co-operate with the State Historical Society of Iowa, not only by reading 
the Iowa Journal of History and Politics and keeping informed upon the 
progress of state history, but by furnishing its editor with local data of 
interest. The Iowa Hall of History stands ready to receive all manner of 

Iowa Daughters of the Americxm Revolution 51 

things of historic interest. No better place could be selected for the preser- 
vation and exhibition of Revolutionary and other relics. 

The grave of Black Hawk is said to be known by persons now living. 
This great chief was so intimately associated with earl}' Iowa history that 
places known to have been frequented by him, and his last resting place, 
will always be of interest to those for whom the history of the race has a 
charm. The Stars and Stripes Chapter has announced its intention to pre- 
serve the large rock where Black Hawk held his council of war. The story 
of the life of this old Indian is a fascinating subject for chapter study. 

The site of the old fort at Fort Madison should be marked. The old 
well dug in 1807 is still in use and has good water. It is in the yard of the 
Morrison Manufacturing Company's factory, and is a source of pride to its 
owner, Mr. Morrison. The Jean Espj' Chapter may sometime see that the 
history of this well is preserved by a suitable tablet. 

Abigail Adams Chapter has announced the work for this year, aside 
from the usual historical program, to be the marking of the site of old Fort 
Des Moines. 

The Chariton women are saving for a soldiers' monument. 

As we look back over the ten years which have passed since the first 
chapter was founded in Des Moines, in 1893, and recall that there was only 
now and then a D. A. R. to be found in the state, and then think that todaj- 
we have about eight hundred and fifty members, with twenty-three organized 
and seven unorganized chapters in Iowa, the vast organization itself seems 
work enough to have accomplished in a decade, were it only now ready to 
begin work, instead of already having accomplished much of value. 

Mrs. C. E. Putnam, of Davenport, our first State Regent, was a 
charter member of the National Society. She was succeeded in office by 
Mrs. J. A. T. Hull,* of Des Moines, who later became a Vice President 
General of the N. S. D. A. R. Mrs. Cooley, of Dubuque, followed, serving 
the society for four terms as State Regent, and her successor was Mrs. C. E. 
Armstrong, of Clinton, who served two terms. The first State Conference 
was called by Mrs. Armstrong. The meeting at Clinton was such a success 
that an annua! gathering of the chapters has become one of our institutions. 
Mrs. Richards, of Waterloo, now Vice President General, called the confer- 
ence to order in Waterloo during her first term, and last year again presided 
over the same body in Des Moines, where Abigail Adams Chapter acted as 
hostess to the Daughters of the American Revolution of Iowa. This year 
we gather to greet our present Regent, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, as guests 
of her chapter in her own city — Davenport. 

Iowa claims ten "real Daughters," only four of whom survive: Mrs. 
Sophia M. D. Andrews, a member of Abigail Adams Chapter, of Des Moines; 
Mrs. Emily Smith Reed Nettleton, a member of the Martha Washington 
Chapter, of Sioux City; Mrs. Eliza A. Melvin Shrader, of the Pilgrim Chap- 
ter, of Iowa City, and Mrs. Susan Antoinette Wood Ostrander, of Council 
Bluffs. Abigail Adams Chapter claimed Lucy Fellows Sibley, of State Center, 

*Mrs. Hull was also one of the incorporators of the National Society. 

52 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

as a member. Hannah Caldwell Chapter, of Davenport, has lost by death 
both of her real Daughters, Mrs. Julia Ann Warrington Weaver and Mrs. 
Electa N. Van Vleck. Clinton mourns the loss of Mrs. Chauncey Lamb, and 
Cedar Falls' two real Daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Luther Burr and Mrs. 
Catherine M. Roadman, have also passed away. 

The natural result of a society founded on historical research is an 
interest in providing permanent and accessible records of the subject we have 
found so absorbing. The Francis Shaw Chapter, of Anamosa, leads all 
the chapters in the state in work accomplished, and few chapters in any 
state can make an equal showing. Worthy descendants of patriotic sires are 
these women, who have builded for their city a handsome edifice for their 
public library. They have also given programs of so much interest that 
they have been repeated by request for the benefit of the public. The 
"History of the Mass," which was first given in the chapter meeting and 
repeated in the Catholic church later, was selected as a subject partly 
because of the beauty of the music and partly that the ceremony so often 
heard might be rightly understood. At the close of the program a collection 
for the benefit of the hospital was taken, and $59.83 was raised for a worthy 
cause, in addition to the program of rare beauty and value which the people 
of Anamosa were permitted to enjoy. 

For three years the Clinton Daughters have been working to establish 
an historical department in their public library. The Dubuque chapter has 
already contributed $150.00 to furnish an historical corner in the city's 
beautiful new library building. The chapter in Keokuk has started an 
historical collection for the public library. The chapter in Council Bluffs 
gave two lectures, the proceeds of which were devoted to providing the 
High School with historical books of reference. Several chapters have placed 
the American Monthly and the Spirit of '75 in their public libraries. 

This natural desire to preserve the record of the past is manifesting itself 
in the National Society of the D. A. R. in the great undertaking of building 
Continental Hall in Washington. To this end contributions have been sent 
from the Francis Shaw Chapter, of Anamosa ; Spinning Wheel Chapter, of 
Marshalltown ; Stars and Stripes, of Burlington; De Shon, of Boone; Eliza- 
beth Ross, of Ottumwa; Pilgrim, of Iowa City; Abigail Adams, of Des 
Moines, and the Davenport, Dubuque, Council Bluffs and Cedar Rapids 

To help sufferers from unavoidable disasters has been a spontaneous 
movement. Besides large contributions of clothing, bedding, etc., from 
individual members, the Abigail Adams Chapter contributed $10.00 in money 
to the sufferers in Des Moines in the spring of 1903. In 1901 this chapter 
sent $10.00 to the Jacksonville sufferers. The Spinning Wheel Chapter, of 
Marshalltown, sent money to the Jacksonville sufferers, as well as responding 
to other calls for relief. The Hannah Caldwell Chapter, of Davenport, 
maintains a room in McCowan Hall for self-supporting young women. The 
Stars and Stripes Chapter, of Burlington, sent $10.00 to the Jacksonville 
sufferers in 1901. It made a donation of soap to the hospital as a memorial 
offering to one of its deceased members. Pilgrim Chapter, of Iowa City, and 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 53 

Cedar Rapids Chapter each sent $5.00 to the Jacksonville sufferers. The 
De Shon Chapter, of Boone, has furnished a room in Eleanor Moore hospital 
there and now maintains it. 

Iowa chapters have contributed various sums to objects of interest outside 
of the state. We had a part in presenting to France the statues of Lafayette 
and Washington. When the chapter in Augusta, Ga., appealed to us for aid 
in buying the Meadow Garden farm, that the home of a signer of the 
Declaration of Independence might be preserved and used as a chapter 
house by local Daughters, Iowa responded cordially. Contributions were 
also made to the Harrison portrait fund and toward the preservation of 
Washington's old church. 

At the request of the Tennessee Daughters, a committee was appointed 
from Abigail Adams Chapter to call the attention of the Iowa delegation in 
Congress to the bill concerning the Appalachian forest reserve. Courteous 
responses were received from every member of the delegation, as well as a 
personal letter from Congressman James W. Wadsworth, the chairman of 
the Committee on Agriculture. The bill was favorably reported, but did not 
come to a vote at the last session of Congress because of the lack of time 
to pass on all bills before that body. The Stars and Stripes Chapter peti- 
tioned Congress to convert Valley Forge into a national park. Under the 
leadership of Mrs. Armstrong, then State Regent, we petitioned the Iowa 
Legislature to erect suitable monuments to the soldiers who fell on the field 
of Chickamauga. 

During the late war with Spain the National Society, D. A. R., served 
as examining board for female nurses, and Surgeon General Sternberg was 
so well satisfied with their work that offers from other organizations to assist 
in this work were rejected, and most of the female nurses serving in the war 
were selected by our committee. Abigail Adams Chapter recommended Miss 
Delia Weeks, who was with our troops until the close of the war. She after- 
wards attended one of the chapter meetings in Filipino costume and told 
many interesting tales about the Philippines and showed many curios from 
them. Abigail Adams Chapter also presented the Fifty-first Iowa Volunteers 
with a regimental banner of blue slik with gold lettering. This banner the 
regiment carried during the war, and it occupied a conspicuous place on the 
Auditorium platform when the reception to the soldiers was given on their 
return. It now rests with the other battle-fiags of the Iowa troops in the 
rotunda of the Capitol. At this reception the Daughters, dressed in Colonial 
costumes, occupied boxes at the left of the stage. The members of this 
chapter all joined the Red Cross Society, thus contributing to the needs of our 
troops throughout that body. A committee was appointed to assist the Red 
Cross in its hospital work at Camp McKinley, and nurses and watchers 
were always ready to serve. Mrs. C. H. Gaylord and Mrs. E. G. Pratt 
spent much time in this service, watching night after night at the hospitals 
and soliciting delicacies for the sick men. 

Council Bluffs Chapter contributed a banner to Camp John L. Moore 
Post, Army of the Philippines, which cost $84.00. In addition to this they 
contributed $25.00 to the army fund. Hannah Caldwell Chapter sent mone}^ 

54 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

bedding, clothing and delicacies to the hospital at Jacksonville. Keokuk 
sent nine boxes to the soldiers. The Stars and Stripes Chapter, of Burling- 
ton, sent $25.00 and also made up 125 yards of material in bandages and 
sent them to the military hospitals. Pilgrim Chapter, of Iowa City, sent 
$41.25 and many books and magazines. The Elizabeth Ross Chapter, of 
Ottumwa, sent $54.50 to Company G, Fiftieth Iowa. It gave to the Third 
Nebraska Volunteers, passing through the city, coffee, milk, fruit and jelly. 
It distributed among the sick soldiers scattered about the city, game, fruit, 
nuts and flowers. It sent 500 pounds of reading matter to the Third Regi- 
ment Engineering Corps at Macon, Ga., the Forty-ninth Iowa Volunteers in 
Cuba, and the Fifty-first Iowa at Military Hospital in Manila, and later 
sent 24 pounds more to Manila. 

Services in time of war and assisting in securing desired legislation in 
time of peace must, from the nature of the case, be spasmodic. The organiza- 
tion is ready to respond to calls. Its regular work must be the preservation of 
historic landmarks and documents and the study of the lessons the past has 
for us. The programs of the chapters are in the main historical studies. 
While events and biographies of persons of Revolutionary times lead all 
other subjects, some intensely Interesting programs in local history are 
reported. Elizabeth Ross Chapter reports an afternoon spent on the history 
of Wapello County, with a talk by Major Hamilton, an old settler, in addition 
to a comprehensive paper by Mrs. D. A. Laforce. An occasional musical 
program is provided by way of diversion. On many programs musical 
numbers are interspersed with those of an historical or literary character. 
With few exceptions the chapters emphasize the social side. The most 
active chapters in other lines seem to find strength for work and inspira- 
tion in a cup of tea and a visit after their regular programs. 

The Spinning Wheel Chapter, of Marshalltown, founded the first so- 
ciety of Children of the American Revolution in the state. Dubuque also has 
a chapter of the C. A. R. This work is inspiring in itself and a great 
feeder for our own organization. 

When the State Federation of Women's Clubs held its biennial meeting in 
Council Bluffs, the chapter there assisted in its entertainment. The Abigail 
Adams Chapter, of Des Moines, performed the same pleasant duty last May, 
when the Federation met in Des Moines. 

Mrs. Lewis, the author of "Old Thirteen," a song which was sung at 
the last Continental Congress, and which has formed a part of many a 
chapter program, was a member of the "Old Thirteen" Chapter of Chariton. 
Her death was a sincere sorrow to the members of this chapter. 

The Jean Espy Chapter, of Fort Madison, has an honorary member, 
Mrs. Rachel Albright, aged ninety-one years, who is a granddaughter of 
Betsy Ross. Mrs. Albright lived with her grandmother until she was 
twenty-four years old. In the back of the Fort Madison Year Book appears 
a picture of some interesting Betsy Ross relics. 

Dubuque has been fortunate in being able to entertain some distinguished 
visitors, Governor Cummins, Archbishop Keane and Senator Allison being 
among the guests. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 55 

Many of the chapters put their meetings upon days of historic interest, 
but a majority meet regularly and celebrate the days especially important 
with social affairs or entertainments. Washington's Birthday and Flag Day 
seem the favorite gala days. 

Nearly all the chapters publish Year Books containing at least the by- 
laws and directory. Many contain the year's program as well. Only one — 
Keokuk — contains the chapter history for the preceding year. This, and a 
brief sketch of the chapter heroine, which appears in the Hannah Caldwell 
Year Book, are splendid features, not only adding greatly to the interest 
of outside readers, but also to the information of the chapter members as 
well. A list of the national officers and the name and address of the State 
Regent makes a very useful as well as an appropriate page. 

To sum up the work of this, our first decade, dwelling a little upon 
the splendid growth of our organization, and taking pride in the spirit of 
generosity which has governed its work, we must feel that we have it in 
our power to accomplish great things in the future. Our record certainly 
justifies our existence. 

iovva's real daughters. 

3343 Mrs. Sophia M. D. Andrews, Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines. 

*27246 Mrs. Mary Ann Luther Burr, Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls. 

25637 Mrs. Susan A. Wood Ostrander, Council Bluffs Chapter, Council 

*26805 Mrs. Catherine M. M. Roadman, member-at-large, Cedar Falls. 

*26786 Mrs. Lucy Fellows Sibley, Abigail Chapter, State Center. 

*23824 Mrs. Julia A. W. Weaver, Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport. 

* 7138 Mrs. Jane Bevier Lamb, Clinton Chapter, Clinton. 

*23382 Mrs. Eliza A. M. M. Shrader, Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City. 

*16619 Mrs. Electa N. Van Vleck, Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport. 

23828 Mrs. Emily S. R. Nettleson, Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux Citj-. 


56 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Abigail Adams Chapter — Des Moines. 
Mrs. Lorin N. Hayes. Mrs. Mary A. Taylor. 

Mrs. Charlotte J. Richardson. Mrs. Carrie A. H. Curtis, 

Cedar Falls Chapter — Cedar Falls. 
Mrs. Catherine Mower Roadman. Mrs. Mary Ann Luther Burr. 

Cedar Rapids Chapter — Cedar Rapids. 
Mrs. Mary Wilkinson Cogswell. 

Clint 071 Chapter — Clinton. 
Mrs. Jane Bevier Lamb. 

Dubuque Chapter — Dubuque. 
Mary Newberry Adams. Sarah Curtis Glover. 

Frances Gertrude Crawford. Grace Lawton. 

Josephine DuBois. Cornelia Dean Morrill. 

Elizabeth Young. 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter — Ottumiva. 

Francis Shaiv Chapter — Anamosa. 
Mrs. Florence Peel Myrick. Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw. 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter — Davenport. 
Mrs. C. E. Putnam. Mrs. Maud Whitcomb Martin. 

Mrs. Esther Suits Hosford. Miss Harriet Rogers. 

Mrs. Julia Ann Warrington Weaver. 

Keokuk Chapter — Keokuk. 
Mrs. Alice Todd Driffield. 

Martha Washington Chapter — Sioux City. 
Mrs. H. S. Clark. Mrs. Lotta C. Orr. 

Old Thirteen Chapter — Chariton. 
Mrs. Minnie Gray Airk. Mrs. Orpha Tuttle Todd. 

Mrs. Corilla Copeland Lewis. 

Stars and Stripes Chapter — Burlington. 
Mrs. Martha C. E. Illick. Mrs. Hannah B. Barker. 

Mrs. Caroline Stivers Coffin. Mrs. Ruth Carpenter Wilson. 

Miss Laura Jones. 

Pilgrim Chapter — City. 
Mrs. Adelia Shrader Carder. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Date of 











26, 1897 




22, 1894 


12, 1896 


9, 1902 


4, 1899 






4, 1897 




3, 1894 












3, 1903 



Chapter. City. 

Abigail Adams Des Moines . . 

Cedar Falls Cedar Falls .. 

Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids 

Clinton Clinton 

Council Bluffs Council Bluffs 

De Shon Boone 

Dubuque Dubuque .... 

Elizabeth Ross Ottumwa 

Jean Espy Fort Madison 

Francis Shaw Anamosa .... 

Hannah Caldwell Davenport ... 

Keokuk Keokuk 

Martha Jefferson Manchester . . . 

Martha Washington .... Sioux City . . . , 

Marshalltown Marshalltown 

Mayflower Red Oak 

Old Thirteen Chariton 

Pilgrim Iowa City ... 

Spinning Wheel Marshalltown 

Stars and Stripes Burlington . . . , 

Waterloo Waterloo .... 

Penelope Van Princes . . . Independence 
Okamanpadu Estherville . . . , 

No. of 



Fort Dodge, 15 members; Humboldt, Carroll, Mason City, Webster City 
Muscatine, Fairfield. 


Mrs. W. D. Skinner, Abigail Adams, Des Moines. 

Mrs. A. A. Deering, De Shon, Boone. 

Mrs. C. H. Nims, Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls. 

Mrs. Matilda H. Jamison, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids. 

Mrs. Ida W. Armstrong, Clinton, Clinton. 

Mrs. Victor E. Bender, Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs. 

Mrs. M. M. Cady, Dubuque, Dubuque. 

Miss Flora S. Ross, Elizabeth Ross, Ottumwa. 

Miss Helen L. Shaw, Francis Shaw, Anamosa. 

Mrs. R. H. Nott, Hannah Caldwell, Davenport. 

Mrs. George B. Stewart, Jean Espy, Fort Madison. 

Mrs. Eliza Jennett Carter, Keokuk, Keokuk. 

Mrs. Merritt Greene, Marshalltown, Marshalltown. 

58 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mrs. Lydia B. Howland, Martha Jefferson, Manchester. 

Mrs. Augusta R. Dean, Martha Washington, Sioux City. 

Mrs. H. C. Houghton, Mayflower, Red Oak. 

Mrs. Lillian Gay Howard, Old Thirteen, Chariton. 

Mrs. C. W. A. Hill, Pilgrim, Iowa City. 

Mrs. Minnie G. Kibbey, Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown. 

Mrs. Julia H. O. Jordan, Stars and Stripes, Burlington. 

Mrs. Julia R. Richards, Waterloo, Waterloo. 

Miss Harriet Lake, Penelope Van Princes, Independence. 

Mrs. Emma P. G. Allen, Okamanpadu, Estherville. 


Mrs. J. P. Dolliver, Fort Dodge. 

Mrs. Robert J. Johnston, Humboldt. 

Mrs. James E. Markley, Mason City. 

Mrs. Jessie Dunham McMurray, Webster City. 

Mrs. Ruth O. Culbertson, Carroll. 

Mrs. Cora Wood, Muscatine. 

Miss Jane M. Steele, Fairfield. 


Since the Historian's report was presented to the conference the 
remains of Timothy Brown, the Revolutionary soldier, buried near 
Washington, have been removed to that city and re-buried in Ehn 
Grove Cemetery. Appropriate services, in which the resident 
Daughters of the American Revolution took part, attended the inter- 

The grave was located by the well-known editor and antiquarian, 
Howard A. Burrell, and verified by other prominent citizens of 

Mr. Brown lived to be ninety-two years of age and died in Iowa 
in 1852. The services connected with the removal of his remains 
took place on the 19th of October, the one hundred and twenty-second 
anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, an event 
in which, as private soldier, he participated. 

Inspired by the patriotic work of other chapters, the Hannah 
Caldwell Chapter has appointed a committee to consider the advisa- 
bility of erecting a monument on a very important historical site. 

When General Winfield Scott made the treaty with the Indians 
Avhich concluded the Black Hawk War in 1832 — a transaction which 

Iowa Daughte»s of the American Revolution 59 

gave six million acres of land west of the Mississippi to the United 
States — the deliberations were conducted in a tent located for the 
purpose on ground which is in the very heart of the present city of 

On the part of the Indians, Keokuk then reserved a section of 
land, which he presented to Antoine LeClaire, the government in- 
terpreter, on the single condition that he would build for himself a 
house on the identical spot occupied by the tent during the nego- 

The government recognized the gift, and a deed conveying the 
land was made to Mrs. LeClaire, wife of the interpreter. The stipu- 
lation was consummated, and beside preserving the identity of the 
site of the most important treaty ever made with the Sacs and Foxes, 
it has the added historical value, locally, of being the origin and be- 
ginning of Davenport. 

The house, after it was abandoned as a residence by Mr. LeClaire, 
was used as a railroad depot, the first west of the Mississippi river. 

Since the report was given, the Francis Shaw Chapter has again 
justified its reputation for serious work in raising a large sum of 
money for the remodeling of the Anamosa Sanitarium and furnishing 
a room in the same. 

According to the Historian's report there are about 850 members 
of the D. A. R. in organized chapters in Iowa, but this number does 
not include all the members of the organization in the state, for there 
are many others who belong to the National Society in towns where 
no chapters have been formed. 

It may safely be claimed that there are one thousand members 

of the order in Iowa. 

State Regent. 


Mrs. Mary Louise Duncan Putnam, who died at her home in 
Davenport, February last, was a charter member of the National 
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the first 
State Regent of Iowa, having received her appointment from the 
National Board soon after it was organized. 

Mrs. Putnam was a lineal descendant of two Revolutionary mar- 
tyrs, Reverend James Caldwell, of New Jersey, and Hannah Ogden 

60 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mrs. Caldwell was one of two women killed by the British during 
the War of the Revolution. At the time the deed was committed she 
was in her home caring for her nine children. Her husband, known 
as the "Fighting Parson," had left her only a few hours before to join 
the patriots who were gathering to resist the enemy in the vicinity of 
Elizabethtown, New Jersey. A number of English officers called at 
the house and were given food by Mrs. Caldwell. Later, a soldier, 
supposed to have been a Hessian, was sent to the unprotected home to 
perform the fiendish act. He found his victim kneeling in prayer, 
and with well directed aim fired the fatal shot through an open win- 
dow, then set fire to the house. From one of the heights near Eliza- 
bethtown, Caldwell saw through a field glass the smoke rising from 
the burning building. Mistaking the direction he said to Lafayette, 
who was standing beside him, "Thank God ! it is not near my home." 

The conspicuous activity of her husband in opposing the enemy 
was assigned as the cause of the double crime. But the patriot preacher 
'' was not intimidated, and a short time after the battle of Springfield 
the memorable hymn-book episode occurred. For lack of wadding, 
the muzzle-loading guns of the troops were rendered useless. When 
Caldwell was advised of the situation he mounted a horse and galloped 
off to a nearby meeting-house, gathered up the hymn-books and re- 
turned with his arms full. Flinging them upon the ground, he ex- 
claimed, "Put Watts into them, boys; give them Watts!" 

The novel incident furnished Bret Harte with a theme for a stir- 
ring poem. 

Later, through the treachery of an American sentinel, Parson 
Caldwell himself became a martyr to the cause of freedom. Lafayette 
assum.ed the care and provided for the education of his eldest son. 

Fifth State Conference 
Council Bluffs 

November 10 and 11, 1904. 

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution, with the Council Bluffs Chapter as hostess, 
met in the First Baptist church at Council Blufifs November 10, 1904. 

At 2 o'clock p. m. Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, State Regent, an- 
nounced that the conference was in session. 

The exercises were opened by singing "America," and repeating 
the Lord's Prayer in concert, after which an inspiring patriotic ad- 
dress was delivered by the Hon. Charles M. Harl, of Council Bluffs, 

Mrs. Victor E. Bender, Regent of the Council Blufifs Chapter, 
welcomed the officers and delegates most cordially, and in the absence 
of Mrs. George M. Ogilvie, State Vice Regent, Mrs. Peck responded 

A vocal solo by Miss Porterfield followed, which was very much 

The chair stated that as the minutes of the last conference had 
been printed and circulated among the chapters the reading would be 

Annual reports of officers being in order, Mrs. Bender was called 
to the chair, and the State Regent gave her report, which was as 
follows : 

Since my report to the State Conference a little over one year ago, the 
work of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa has progressed 
very satisfactorily, and is now in a most encouraging condition. 

The Penelope Van Princes Chapter, of Independence, and the Okaman- 
padu, of Estherville, nearly ready to organize at the time of the meeting, 
were included in the list of complete chapters in the printed report. 

The Fort Dodge Chapter was formed in time to be represented by its 
Regent at the Continental Congress in April, and the Priscilla Alden Chapter, 
of Carroll, in time to be reported. The Nehemiah Letts Chapter was organ- 
ized in January with sixteen charter members whose names, initiation fees 

62 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

and dues, together with application and money for charter, were all sent in 
to the National Society at one time. The chapter was represented by its 
Vice Regent at the Congress in April. 

The Boone Chapter made a splendid record for rapid organization and 
started out with twenty-two charter members in April. The Denison Chap- 
ter ill some respects deserves highest credit for expedition in organizing. It 
was not until the last of February that the request was made to Mrs. J. C. 
Robinson to undertake to form a chapter in her town. She was at the time 
a member of the De Shon Chapter, of Boone. On July 5th the chapter was 
organized with twenty charter members. Except for the delay in getting 
transfer of the Regent, it could claim a date one month earlier. 

The last chapter to complete its organization is the Mary Brewster 
Chapter, of Humboldt. Knowing of the many obstacles encountered in 
proving claims to eligibility by a number of the members the final success is 
a matter for great rejoicing. Only the most indomitable perseverance and 
determination could have compassed the difficulties. The Regents appointed 
to form chapters in Mason City and Webster City have both been re- 
appointed. It is my hope and earnest desire that chapters fully organized in 
these towns may be included in my report to the National Congress next 

There is every reason for the expectation that we will have a chapter in 
Muscatine very soon. The work in Fairfield has not progressed as rapidly 
as we could desire, but, while interest is not specially active, it is not extinct, 
and in time a chapter will be organized there. 

Much interest has been awakened in Albia the past summer and several 
members have been admitted to the National Society. It is my purpose to 
appoint a Regent as soon as possible and there is not much doubt about the 
final issue. 

In addition to the gain made by the admission of eight new chapters, the 
older ones are growing both in members and interest. The new calendars 
show marked improvement in the quality of the literary work undertaken. 
Music, the social hour, picnics, colonial teas and receptions still hold their 
own, but there is also ample evidence of more earnest study of American 
history. However just the accusation may be, generally speaking, that 
Americans are indifferent to their own history, it certainly does not apply 
to the Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa. 

A specially fine feature of one of the new Year Books is that responses 
to roll call are to be quotations from the Declaration of Independence and the 
Constitution of the United States. 

The addition of the ancestor's name on the membership roll of the 
Marshalltown Chapter is so excellent a feature that I would commend it to 
other chapters. 

Looking forward to the time when we will wish to print the names of 
all Iowa Daughters, I have secured from the National Society the names of 
the merabers-at-large living in the state. It has been ascertained, too, that 
there are many living here who are affiliated with chapters in other states. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 63 

In response to a special appeal, some of our chapters contributed liberally 
to Memorial Continental Hall fund last j-ear. So that definite knowledge of 
the progress of the work now well under way may be communicated to the 
chapters, and the need for further contributions properly set forth, I have 
appointed Mrs. W. D. Skinner, of Des Moines, at State Committee for this 
purpose. She was present at the beautiful and impressive ceremony of the 
laying of the corner-stone on April 19th and is in full sympathy with the 
great patriotic undertaking. 

A mistake was made last year, which I trust will not be repeated, in that 
many of the chapters sent their contributions direct to the Treasurer General 
instead of reserving them to be given at the Congress. The money thus 
donated found its way into the proper channel, but we failed to get the 
credit as a state which was our due. An attempt was made to rectify it in 
the state report by going over the Treasurer's accounts but some chapters 
may have been overlooked. 

The annual reports of the National Society to Congress are both in- 
structive and valuable additions to American history. These reports, ably 
edited by Mrs. Mary A. Lockwood, are published by the Smithsonian and 
may be obtained by the chapters upon application to the Member of Congress 
living in the districts in which they are located. I cannot recommend too 
strongly that all of the chapters of the state secure these documents. They 
make a showing of work accomplished that is as astonishing as it is worthy. 

I am sometimes asked my opinion on the question of limiting the mem- 
bership of chapters. The arguments presented in favor do not seem to 
proceed from a desire to be exclusive or to bring the number within the 
compass of a select circle of friends, but rather to make it fit the prescribed 
dimensions of the average home. In answer to this argument there is noth- 
ing to be said. However, on the general proposition, I wish to say that I am 
in favor of the open chapter. 

No matter how fortunately circumstanced she may be, we cannot confer 
upon any woman the title of Daughter of the American Revolution, and 
neither can we take it away from the lowliest woman of our land. In 
either case it is hers by right of inheritance or not at all. All we may do is 
to say whether she may associate herself with others of her community to 
further the purposes for which the society is organized or whether we will 
exclude her from that privilege. Except for very grave reason no Daughter 
of Iowa will ignore a just claim to membership in a chapter. 

The American Monthly is the official organ of the Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution. In it are published the reports of the 
Congresses in full, the state reports, the minutes of the meetings of the 
National Board, Treasurer's and other general officers' reports, the work of 
the chapters and many other matters of great interest to Daughters. In 
order to have an intelligent understanding of the workings of the society we 
must read — study — the magazine. 

To convince you that you need it, I have appointed Mrs. Anna B. Howe, 
of Marshalltown, chairman Magazine Committee. As soon as her labors 

64 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

as one of the hostesses of the Iowa Building at the Louisiana Purchase Expo- 
sition are concluded, you will hear from her on the subject. 

I am happy to add to this that j'ou have heard from her, and will hear 
from her again at the conference. 

Chapters are often called upon to contribute to or otherwise assist the 
various public enterprises undertaken in their community. It is well, of 
course, to lend a helping hand to any work which may be undertaken for the 
public good, yet, in taking money from the treasury, I would advise that 
chapters discriminate between the legitimate purposes of the society and 
those that do not fall within the scope. 

The flag of our country is a silent, but most effective, teacher of patri- 
otism. By displaying it from our homes on proper occasions, we are contrib- 
uting to the educational work that must be ceaseless if our institutions are to 
endure. The sentiment crystallized into form at the last Congress was that 
Daughters all over the land be asked to display the colors on all national 

And now I wish to speak a word in favor of Mrs. Avery's D. A. R. 
Ritual. It is being used by some of our chapters and is highly commended 
by them. Twenty-five cents will procure a sample copy which will speak 
for itself. 

Much to the confusion and perplexity of the State Regent, in the matter 
of elections, Iowa Chapters have all seasons for their own. I would strongly 
recommend the adoption of a rule on this point which will be presented to 
you formally before the close of this session of the conference. Then I wish 
further to urge upon you the importance of communicating promptly an> 
change of officers or name of chapter, decease or marriage of members, to 
National Headquarters, that the records may be corrected. I found the 
records in the office sadly deficient last spring simply because the chapters 
had been remiss in sending the proper notices. 

Now, a word about our insignia. It is claimed that it is put to all sorts 
of utilitarian uses by the oyer-practical Daughters. It is made to serve as 
a brooch, scarf pin, belt pin, even to prevent the skirt and waist from parting 
company. The proper and only place to wear the beautiful and significant 
emblem of the order is over the left breast, and the last Congress ordered 
that this edict be proclaimed far and wide. 

According to instructions of the last State Conference, the proceedings 
were printed in pamphlet form. As the vote carried with it the proposition 
to bind the reports with others at some future time, two hundred copies were 
ordered. Two were sent to each chapter, one to each of the state officers and 
a number to the National officers. The report contained some illustrations 
which appeared without extra draft upon the state treasury. I have now on 
hand about seventy-five copies awaiting your further pleasure. 

As this report is somewhat in the nature of a farewell as your State 
Regent, I know that I will be pardoned if I digress for a moment to speak 
a personal word. 

I have enjoyed the work which has fallen to me in the prosecution of 
my duties. My relations with the state officers have been exceedingly pleas- 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 65 

ant, with the chapters and individual menabers most satisfactory. The many 
words of commendation and appreciation, whether deserved or not, the many 
offers and acts of assistance are remembered with gratitude. I wish that I 
might speak more in detail of the many social courtesies which have been 
extended to me, but time and space forbid. 

It is my pleasure as well as a duty to say something of my experiences 
as a member of the National Board of Management. The impression is some- 
times given that it is composed of very rich women who are totally unable 
to administer the financial affairs of the society economically. There never 
was a greater mistake. From personal experience and observation, I can say 
that the Board is composed of competent and judicious women. Every dollar 
of the society's money is as carefully and wisely expended as is possible to do. 
For business ability, attention and devotion to duty, it will be very difficult 
to find officers superior to the ones who now occupy the chief positions. 
Whether for information or special assistance the most ready and willing 
response has met every request made to the officers with whom I have been 

Further, I would call your attention to the need of a more permanent 
and efficient state organization if we would do our work in the best and 
most acceptable manner. 

The proposition laid down by Herbert Spencer that organization is indis- 
pensable to growth is now generally accepted. The National Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution is unique in its organization. It has 
served its purpose admirably and we would not disturb it. Its almost phe- 
nomenal growth is due no doubt to the fact that the chapters belong to the 
great National rather than to a state society, that the individual members 
are admitted or rejected by the National Society, yet it does not seem that it 
fulfills ail requirements. It was soon found that to pursue the memorial, 
educational and patriotic work successfully in the nearby states, where there 
was much to be done, as well as those in the more remote quarters of the land, 
smaller organizations were needed. However close the bond between the 
chapter and the National Society, it was not broad enough. The state organ- 
ization came into being as a natural result. True, in some states this semi- 
detached or attached society is more needed than in Iowa, where there is 
less state work to do, but it has its advantages even here. 

The state organization, which for obvious reasons is called a conference, 
can be composed of chapters only by voluntary association. We may recom- 
mend that all chapters in the state unite in a State Conference, but if any 
choose to remain outside we cannot compel compliance. We cannot impose 
a tax or other burden upon a chapter without its consent. The conference 
cannot be in any strict sense an independent body. It cannot arrogate to 
itself legislative power, only advisory and co-operative. 

It may be deemed advisable sometime in the future for the National 
Society to confer upon the state organization more definite power. Agitation 
on this point at each Continental Congress is keen, but the disposition to let 
well enough alone was very apparent at the last one. 

66 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

In order to facilitate business and to accomplish the ends of an}' organi- 
zation rules governing its procedure are needed. Some reasonably sure means 
of securing funds to meet the expenses must be devised. Up to this time 
no permanent rules have been adopted for the government of the Iowa 
Conference. Each session has legislated for itself or voted some 
measure which it had no power to enforce upon the chapters. So that we may 
have in the future greater coherence, unity and harmony of purpose, a good 
understanding among the chapters and general acquaintance among the 
members, I have thought it would be wise for us to follow the example of 
some of the more prominent states and adopt such Standing Rules as are 
indicated to carry out such designs. 

To this end a committee was appointed and has prepared a report which 
will be submitted for your consideration later. 

Under the auspices of the Hannah Caldwell Chapter the Iowa D. A. R. 
tree was planted on Flag Day in one of Davenport's most beautiful parks. 
As a part of the ceremony an appropriate and impressive prayer written by 
Bishop Olmsted, of Colorado, for the occasion, was read by Mrs. T. N. 
Morrison, wife of Bishop Morrison. Respectfully submitted, 

Maria Purdy Peck, 

State Regent. 

The State Secretaiy followed with report of the meeting of the 
delegates to the Thirteenth Continental Congress in Washington, 
D. C. 

The Iowa delegates to the Thirteenth Continental Congress of the 
Natiopal Society, D. A. R., held a state meeting in the Red Parlor of the 
Ebbitt House, at Washington, D. C, on April 21, 1904, at 4:45 p. m., which 
was presided over by the Regent, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck. 

Sixteen were present, representing the following chapters: 
Abigail Adams. Nehemiah Letts. 

Dubuque. Spinning Wheel. 

Fort Dodge. Stars and Stripes. 

Francis Shaw. Waterloo. 

Mrs. Peck gave a most encouraging and complimentary report of the 
work done by the chapters during the year. 

Contributions at this meeting to the Memorial Continental Hall fjund 
were $366.00. 

Mrs. Cora L. Maricle related some interesting facts regarding the Letts 
Chapter, which she represented, one of the most noteworthy being that its 
membership is composed of the Letts family exclusively. 

Amendments under consideration by the Continental Congress were dis- 
cussed in detail in order to develop the views of the Iowa delegation. 

The annual election being next in order, Mrs. Julian Richards, Vice 
President General, took the chair. 

Mrs. W. D. Skinner nominated Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck for State Regent. 
Mrs. Mary Briggs seconded it and Mrs. Peck was unanimously re-elected 
to that office. 

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Mrs. Geo. W. Ogilvie was unanimously re-elected State Vice Regent, 
upon nomination by Mrs. W. D. Skinner, seconded by Mrs. Mary H. Gridley. 

Mrs. D. P. Edwards, on behalf of the delegation, presented Mrs. Peck 
with a large bunch of American Beauty roses, which was graciously received. 

Mrs. Peck took this occasion to announce, much to the regret of all, that 
the term upon which she was entering would be her last and another would 
have to be chosen as State Regent next year. 

A vote of thanks, proposed by Mrs. Anna B. Howe, was unanimously 
tendered to Mrs. Brown, State Regent of Wisconsin, for giving the delegation 
part of the very desirable seating space allotted to her state at the Congress, 
in lieu of seats in the rear which Iowa had drawn. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

A note of thanks was sent to Miss Mary Cecilia Ryan, of Elizabeth, N. J., 
acknowledging the receipt of copies of the Declaration of Independence sent 
by her to the Iowa chapters. Miss Ryan gave all told six hundred copies of 
this document to the society, at a cost of one thousand dollars. 

Our state badge was much admired at the Congress. 

Social functions which the Iowa delegation attended by special invitation 


1 :00 p. m. Luncheon in a private room of the United States Senate 
restaurant as the guest of Senator and Mrs. Dolliver, where, in addition to a 
most delightful feast, we had the pleasure of meeting the Hon. Wm. P. Frye, 
President of the Senate; Senators Allison, Fairbanks and Gamble, and 
Judge Baldwin. The occasion was most enjoyable and the thanks of the 
delegation to Senator and Mrs. Dolliver for their courtesy was hearty and 

4:00 to 6:00 p. m. A reception b}' Mrs. Shaw, who was assisted in 
receiving by Mesdames Peck and Richards, at her beautiful house on Massa- 
chusetts Avenue. Secretary Shaw was also present. 

5:00 to 6:30 p. m. A reception by Mrs. C. H. Ackerts at her home on 
K Street. Mesdames Peck and Anna B. Howe, of Marshalltown, were in the 
receiving line. 

5:00 to 7:00 p. m. Mrs. Fairbanks, the President General, received the 
entire Congress at her spacious house on Massachusetts Avenue. The attend- 
ance was very large, as it was considered by all to be a treat to meet our 
President in her home. 


Miss Cannon, daughter of the Speaker of the House, invited the Iowa 

delegation to tea from 5:00 to 7:00 p. m., but as special business at the 

Congress required our presence it was impossible to attend. Your Secretary 

was instructed to express the thanks and the regrets of the delegates. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daphne Peabody Edwards, 

Secretary D. A. R. 

68 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

OF THE D. A. R., 1903-1904. 

Nov. 7, 1903 Received from Elizabeth B. Howell, retiring State 

Treasurer $21.88 

Chapter dues from 20 chapters 30.05 

Total $51.93 

Feb. 11, 1904 Paid on printer's bill to Mrs. Peck 44.43 

Nov. 8, 1904 Balance in treasury $ 7.50 

The chapters who paid the dues for 1903-1904 are: Marshalltown 
(Spinning Wheel), Fort Madison, Dubuque, Chariton, Davenport, Iowa Cit}% 
Clinton, Independence, Boone, Anamosa, Cedar Falls, Keokuk, Des Moines, 
Estherville, Burlington, Council Bluffs, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, 
Marshalltown (Marshalltown). Mabel Gordon Millard, 

State Treasurer. 

Following the reading of the Historian's report, Mr. A. A. 
Covalt gave a cornet solo. 

The chair said, that as Mr. Charles W. Fairbanks, husband of 
our President General, had been elected to the second highest office 
in our country, congratulations from the conference should be sent 
Mrs. Fairbanks, and appointed Mrs. Victor E. Bender and Mrs. 
Horace Everett a committee to send telegrams expressing the senti- 
ments of the Iowa Daughters. 

Mesdames Emma V. Southard and Emma C. Dudley, of Council 
Bluffs, were appointed by the chair to act on Credential Committee. 
Mesdames Ada L. Collier, of Dubuque; E. H. Hubbard, Sioux City, 
and May F. Montgomery, Marshalltown, Qn Resolutions Committee. 

The regular order of business was then resumed and chapter re- 
ports were called for. 

Seventeen chapters, through their Regents or alternates, reported. 
All were most encouraging and showed steady increase in membership 
and interest. 

Mrs. Jonathan P. Dolliver, Historian General, N. S. D. A. R., 
then gave the address of the day, the subject being, "Continental 
Hall," which was received with prolonged applause. 

During the afternoon, seated on the platform with the officers, 
was one of Iowa's real Daughters, w^ho is a member of Council Bluffs 
Chapter, Mrs. Susan A. Wood Ostrander. The chair asked her if 
she would say a few words to us. She did so in a very clear, sweet 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 69 

The afternoon session of the conference closed with another beau- 
tiful solo bj^ Miss Porterfield. The evening was set aside for a recep- 
tion which was given at the home of Mrs. Horace Everett. FuUj^ 
200 people were present at the reception given by the members of the 
Council Bluffs Chapter, D. A. R., at the residence of Mrs. Horace 
Everett in honor of their guests from other towns in the state. From 
8 until 1 1 o'clock the rooms of this spacious home were filled with a 
distinguished company of beautifully dressed women, together with a 
goodly number of representatives of the sterner sex. 

The rooms were brilliantly lighted and palms and ferns used in 
the decorations, a screen of palms being used in the hall for the or- 
chestra that furnished a choice and lengthy program. In the dining- 
room the color scheme was blue and yellow, colonial colors. A center- 
piece of tall yellow chrysanthemums rested on a beautiful piece of lace, 
and from the chandelier blue ribbons were draped to the corners of the 

In the receiving line were Mrs. Horace Everett, Mrs. Victor E. 
Bender, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, Mrs. Jonathan P. DoUiver, Mrs. 
Daphne Peabody Edwards, Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, and throughout 
the rooms Daughters were busily engaged in looking after the pleasure 
and comfort of the guests. In the library Mrs. Donald Macrae and 
Miss Caroline Dodge presided at the punch bov/l. Mrs. W. S. Kee- 
line was in charge of the dining-room and was ably assisted by Mrs. 
Southard and Mrs. Phelps, who served the ice cream and coli'ee the 
first part of the evening, giving place later to Mrs. Morrow and 
Mrs. Etnyre. Assisting in the dining-room were Mrs. Mathew A. 
Tinley, Miss Hill, Miss Sargent, Miss Swan, Miss Thomas and Miss 


The conference was called to order by the State Regent, Mrs. 

Mrs. W. F. Sherman sang "The Star Spangled Banner," which 
stirred the patriotic soul of every Daughter present. Mrs. Victor E. 
Bender, Committee on State Badges, reported fifty badges sold and 
orders for more could be filled at any time. 

Continental Hall Committee, Mrs. W. D. Skinner, reported: 

Someone has asked, "Why are we building Continental Memorial 
Hall?" There are two reasons: First, it is a memorial to those who conse- 

70 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

crated this land to freedom; and second, an administrative building for the 
great society founded by their descendants. Therefore, we love to speak of 
it as "Continental Memorial Hall." 

Our beautiful lot is situated on the corner of Seventeenth and C North- 
west, one block west of the Corcoran Art Gallery. The Columbian Uni- 
versity has purchased the corner west of us, and there is some talk of chang- 
ing the name to Washington University. The cost of Continental Memorial 
Hall, when completed, will be $350,000.00. We now have on hand over 
$100,000.00. This year the contributions from private individuals and 
chapters amount to $14,000.00. Iowa contributed $381.00 in money and 
$25.00 in pledges. At this time the foundations are nearly all laid and about 
one-half of the cellar wall built. The work is progressing as rapidly as 
funds will admit, and it is hoped the auditorium will be completed by 
April 19, 1905, so we can hold our next annual meeting in our own perma- 
nent home. 

There are fifteen persons employed to carry on the work at the D. A. R. 
headquarters in Washington. They occupy most of the time from nine to 
twelve rooms, not any of them very large, and the work must be beautifully 
systematized or else it could not be carried on in such small, confined quar- 
ters. For these apartments we pay $229.65 a month. The week of our 
National Congress we paid $2,800.00 for the use of the opera house. You see 
by these figures how enormous the expenses are, and realize how necessary 
it is for us to exert ourselves and raise all the money we can in our chap- 
ters this year. I would suggest we have a box and drop in as a birthday 
thank-offering the amount of your years in pennies, or give a penny a day 
or five cents a week. If every Daughter in the state would raise money in 
this small waj-, enough mites could be collected to swell our united offering 
and Iowa could place in the hand of her State Regent next April a sum that 
would go far towards raising the necessary funds for completing of Con- 
tinental Memorial Hall. Mrs. W. D. Skinner. 


The American Monthly Magazine, the organ of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, published by the National Society, is invaluable to 
chapters, and yet in view of the fact that there are 46,000 Daughters, the 
report of the business manager, which covered 14 months, given at the 
Congress last April, showed the society out $4,744.85. 

The total cost of publishing for that length of time was $7,427.46, and 
the receipts $2,682.61. 

So much for statistics. 

Surely the Daughters do not understand what this magazine can be 
to them, or these conditions would not exist. 

Every program committee will find many suggestions in reading what 
other chapters are doing, in the patriotic poems, in the sketches and stories 
of people of Revolutionary fame, like Moll Pitcher, Elizabeth Zane, Nathan 
Hale, and hundreds of others. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 71 

You may remember ail these, but unless your memory is "wax to 
receive, and marble to retain," you v?ill need to brush up a little before 
telling these stories to your chapters. 

The three large numbers contain the proceedings of the Congress, and 
the State Regents' reports, which last year covered 850 pages; these alone 
ar worth the price of the magazine. 

Since being appointed Magazine Committee, acting on the suggestions 
of our State Regent, I have sent letters to all chapter Regents, and to all 
acting Regents with incomplete chapters, asking them to place a copy in 
their public library, and report to me the number of copies taken in their 

I have received fourteen replies — from these I find four chapters, viz.: 
Council Bluffs, Martha Washington, of Sioux City; Stars and Stripes, of 
Burlington, and the Spinning Wheel, of Marshalltown, have already placed 
the magazine in their public libraries. That five chapters, viz.: Hannah 
Caldwell, of Davenport; Pilgrim, of Iowa City; Waterloo Chapter, Boone 
Chapter, and Priscilla Alden Chapter, of Carroll, will do so at once. 

The Abigail Adams, of Des Moines, takes two copies, one for Y. M. 
C. A. rooms and one that is kept at the home of the Regent. 

Cedar Falls is the banner chapter, ten copies being taken by its mem- 
bers; Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington, and Spinning Wheel Chapter, 
Marshalltown, seven copies each are taken by members. 

The Martha Washington, Sioux City, and the Hannah Caldwell Chap- 
ter, Davenport, each six copies by members. The Marshalltown Chapter 
will place a copy in the Y. M. C. A. rooms, or alternate with the Spinning 
Wheel Chapter, of the same city, in keeping it in the public library. 

Other chapters heard from have one or two members who take the 

Among the fourteen chapters which have reported to me, fifty-seven 
copies of the monthly magazine are taken. 

Now, supposing that the fourteen which have not reported do equally 
well, it would give us only 114 copies in Iowa. 

The management last year made a very generous offer, which I think 
still holds good, to give twenty per cent, to the chapters for all the sub- 
scriptions sent in. 

Looked at from a financial standpoint, here is an opportunity to help 
your chapter treasury, which no doubt you would like to do. Then each 
member who reads the magazine adds to her stock of historic lore, patriotism 
and enthusiasm for the work; each enthusiastic worker strengthens the 
chapter and makes it more interesting; so while helping the National 
Society, you are gaining more than it is. True in this, as everything else, 
you cannot do for others without gaining something yourself — 

"By helping others we lose care, and for each thorn may gain a rose." 
Respectfully submitted, 

Anna B. Howe. 

The State Regent stated that an invitation had been received from 
the D. A. R. of Iowa to become auxiliary member of the State His- 

72 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

torical Society, and asked the conference to take action. On motion 
of Mrs. Howe, seconded by Mrs. Skinner, the invitation was accepted. 

The Credential Committee reported that twenty-four voting 
members were seated in the conference. 

The report of the Committee on Standing Rules was then called 

It was read by the Secretary entire. On motion of Mrs. Culbert- 
son each rule was considered separately, and adopted with slight 
addition to rule eleventh. 

A pleasing vocal selection by Mrs. L. R. Heypes followed. 


Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov. 11, 1904. 
Resolved: That to our State Regent, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, whose 
zeal has been tireless, and whose patriotic, broad and just dealing have been 
unquestioned, our gratitude is, and will remain due. 

Our only regret is that she must be limited in her time of service, and 
our hope is, that she may rise still higher in the line which she can so nobly 

Resolved: That to the press and to the many citizens of Council Bluffs, 
who have added so greatly to our pleasure, we tender our thanks. We shall 
always recall this visit as one of the green spots in memory. 

Resolved: That the Fifth Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution hereby most heartily expresses its sense of obligation 
to the chapter of Council Bluffs, for its generous hospitality. 

Coming here from different and scattered chapters, our welcome has 
been so warm, that the fires of patriotism burn more brightly, and we shall 
go away more strongly bound than ever in sisterly ties. 

Ada Langworthy Collier. 
May F. Montgomery. 
Eleanor H. Hubbard. 

The election of officers being in order — 

Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards was elected to the office of State 

Mrs. W. L. Culbertson, State Treasurer. 

Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, State Historian. 

Mrs. May F. Montgomery, State Registrar. 

At the morning session Mrs. Abram Allee, State Regent of Ne- 
braska, occupied a seat on the platform as guest of honor. She ad- 
dressed the conference and gave greetings of the Nebraska D. A. R. 

The Dubuque Chapter renewed its request to entertain the 
conference, and the Martha Jefferson Chapter extended a hearty 
invitation on behalf of its own town, Sioux City. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 73 

Mrs. Hazen J. Sawyer spoke for the meeting either in 1906 or 
1907 in Keokuk. 

The place of meeting for 1905 was on motion left to the state 
officers to decide. 

With the singing of "Auld Lang Syne," the Fifth Conference of 
the Iowa D. A. R. was declared adjourned. 

Daphne Peabody Edwards, 



1. Abigail Adams, Des Moines Mrs. O O. Roe. 

2. Ashley, Cedar Rapids Mrs. Madison. 

3. Boone, Boone Mrs. Luella Bates Ballou. 

4. Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls Mrs. Mary C. Page. 

5. Clinton, Clinton Mrs. Ida W. Armstrong. 

6. Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs Mrs. Victor E. Bender. 

7. De Shon, Boone Mrs. A. A. Deering. 

8. Denison, Denison Mrs. J. C. Robinson. 

9. Dubuque, Dubuque Mrs. Ada L. Collier. 

10. Elizabeth Ross, Ottumwa Mrs. Emma S. Baker. 

11. Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge Mrs. John M. Schaupp. 

12. Francis Shaw, Anamosa Miss Helen L. Shaw. 

13. Hannah Caldwell, Davenport -..Mrs. Robert Nott. 

14. Jean Espy, Fort Madison Mrs. Samuel J. Mason. 

1 5. Keokuk, Keokuk Mrs. Hazen J. Sawyer. 

16. Marshalltown, Marshalltown Mrs. Mae F. Montgomery. 

17. Martha Jefferson, Manchester Mrs. Lydia B. Howland. 

1 8. Mayflower, Red Oak Mrs. H. C. Houghton. 

19. Martha Washington, Sioux City Mrs. Ellinor C. Hubbard. 

20. Mary Brewster, Humboldt Mrs. R. J. Johnston. 

21. Nehemiah Letts, Letts Mrs. E. F. Brockway. 

22. Old Thirteen, Chariton Mrs. Cora B. Custer. 

23. Okamanpadu, Estherville Mrs. Emma P. G. Allen. 

24. Pilgrim, Iowa City Mrs. C. W. A. Hill. 

25. Penelope Van Princes, Independence. .. Miss Harriet Lake. 
2(,. Priscilla Alden, Carroll Mrs. Ruth Culbertson. 

27. Stars and Stripes, Burlington Mrs. Cate G. Wells. 

28. Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown Mrs. D. H. Gross. 

29. Waterloo, Waterloo Mrs. Julia R. Richards. 

Incomplete Chapters. Regents. 

Mason City Mrs. James E. Markley. 

Webster City Mrs. Jessie Dunham McMurray. 

Fairfield Miss Jane M. Steele. 

Albia Mrs. Inez Miller. 

74 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


On October 26th it was the privilege of the State Regent to be 
the giiest of the Spinning Wheel Chapter at a beautifully appointed 
luncheon, given in honor of the President General, Mrs. Charles W. 
Fairbanks, to welcome her for the second time to Iowa, and to intro- 
duce her to the assembled Daughters and guests of the occasion for an 
after-luncheon talk upon her favorite theme, Continental Hall. The 
da)' following Mrs. J. H. Howe invited the Marshalltown Chapter 
to meet the President General and State Regent informally at her 
home. These visits of the President General have been very inspiring 
to Iowa Daughters. 

On November 12th the State Regent was the guest of the recently 
organized Denison Chapter. The meeting was held at the home of 
the Registrar, Mrs. Mary L. Young, the chief feature of the home 
being that it contains a rare, interesting and valuable collection of 
Colonial and Revolutionary relics, lately brought from Mrs. Young's 
ancestral home in Lancaster, Pa. The house was built in 1745, and 
is still standing on its original site. During the Revolution George 
Washington was entertained there and served with refreshments 
from the magnificent mahogany sideboard now in Mrs. Young's pos- 
session. A fine water color portrait of Washington is among the 
family treasures, and was given the place of honor on the wall for the 

One of the pleasing incidents of the meeting was the presentation 
to the chapter of a gavel by the hostess, made from a fragment of one 
of the solid oak rafters which supported the roof of the old home — 
the house from which six of her kinfolk went forth to do battle for 
the cause of freedom. 

The State Regent had the pleasure of presenting the chapter 
charter and to learn that since the completion of the organization in 
July the membership roll had been increased from twenty to twenty- 
six names, with other applications pending. 

The State Regent requests chapter Regents to send to her address 
before April 1, 1905, any special work done, amount of contribution to 
Continental Plall fund not before reported, exact number of members 
or other facts which they may desire to have included in state report 
to the Continental Congress. 

The conference referred the question of printing and place of hold- 
ing the 1905 conference to the state officers. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 75 

The wish to print the state report was unanimous, as was the 
decision to accept the invitation of the Dubuque Chapter to entertain 
the next conference. 

It is well to know the beginnings of things, consequently, in the 
opinion of the State Regent, an important item in the report of the 
Stars and Stripes Chapter should be put in print now and incorporated 
later in the State Historian's report of chapter work. 

The Stars and Stripes Chapter claims, not without reason, the 
credit of taking the initial step leading to the organization of a state 
conference in that it entertained unofficially the first gathering of 
Iowa D. A. R. on the occasion of the meeting in Burlington of the 
State Federation of Clubs. One hundred Daughters responded to the 
invitation of the chapter for the special meeting and registered, the 
State Regent, Mrs. Cooley, being among them. Informal reports and 
addresses were made by a number of prominent members from widely 
different points of the state. 


Council Bluflfs, Iowa, November 10, 1904. 

In reviewing the work accomplished during the past year by the 
Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa, many events of interest have 
transpired marking the milestone of our history. The work done by the 
different chapters has not touched so much upon Revolutionary subjects as 
upon interests nearer home — our schools, libraries, hospitals and various 
charities — our Revolutionary spirit being kept alive by historical research. 

The Revolutionary War seems the one topic upon which all chapters 
agree as a fundamental subject for study, and well it should be, for those 
among us whose school days are of the long ago are apt to be rusty upon 
the great events of our country's history. In our school days this great war 
was not dwelt upon as it should have been, and now when the younger 
generations are becoming members of our society and we come in contact 
with them, fresh from schools and colleges, with dates and figures at finger 
ends, we feel how essential this review is, for who should know these names, 
dates and figures, if not the Daughters of the American Revolution? 

I have in mind a chapter which in its infancy celebrated the Battle of 
Bunker Hill in April. They know better now. Still, In the Continental 
Congress of 1902, when the question of changing the date from February 22d 
to a date earlier in May was brought before the house, a member arose and 
protested, saying the time selected was one dear and sacred to the hearts 
of all the Daughters, and to the eastern members especially, as it was the 
anniversary of the Battle of Lexington ; this from an eastern woman, too. 

76 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

We of the Middle West, so far from the battle-fields of the Revolution and 
its environments, must strive to keep alive our patriotism, by keeping in close 
touch and association with our more favored sisters of the East and to catch 
from them and their work the enthusiasm and inspiration that comes of a 
history than which there is none more creditable or more glorious. 

In some of the larger cities and towns where there is a large foreign 
element, a series of lectures upon patriotic subjects is the work of the 
Daughters. These lectures are given in different languages as the occasion 
may demand, and illustrated by a stereopticon, for often a picture will arouse 
a spark of patriotism when the words of the lecturer may pass unheeded. 

In connection with our study of Revolutionary topics, the Louisiana Pur- 
chase has proved one of great interest, and has been on many programs, as 
has also the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As Iowa was a part of the Pur- 
chase, naturally this subject has claimed much of our attention, especially at 
this time when the whole country is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary 
of that great business transaction. 

We have followed Lewis and Clark through days and nights of trial 
and privation in their trip across the continent and have been especially 
interested when they touched Iowa soil, for Council Bluffs received her 
name from them, although their council with the Indians was held several 
miles north of the city on the western bank of the river, while Sergeant 
Charles Floyd, the onl}- member of the exploring party who did not survive 
the journey, died and was buried near Situx Citj-. 

While the Daughters of Iowa have the love of Continental Memorial 
Hall in their hearts and all give to it as liberally as their means will allow, 
yet their work is usually in the form of some benefit for their own town or 
city. It is hard to interest the public at large in our beloved Memorial Hall, 
as they feel they have no part in it and may never even see it, not realizing 
that this great building we are erecting is to be a home, an abiding place for 
our most precious possessions — the relics of our ancestors. We must strive 
to interest the public in our Continental Memorial Hall, impressing them 
with the fact that it is one of the grandest monuments ever erected in this 
country, a monument to the noble men and women of 1776. 

The work of the chapters during the past year has been along the usual 
lines, a few incidents standing out in marked contrast to our customary 

Francis Shaw Chapter, of Anamosa, one of our banner chapters, and 
always to the front with good works, reports a very active year. Through 
the efforts of her members, the sanitarium recently built in Anamosa was 
given a goodly sum, the parlors of the same were furnished and through the 
influence of her Regent, two bedrooms have been furnished. The Public 
Library, an evidence of their industry, was also remembered. 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, of Davenport, had the pleasure of enter- 
taining the Fourth Annual Conference, in October, 1903. 

The members of this chapter have had a most interesting year. In the 
near future they will mark the spot where the famous Black Hawk Treaty 
was signed. This treaty was signed September 21, 1832, by General Winfield 

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Scott, on the part of the United States, and by the principal chiefs of the 
interested tribes. By this act the United States acquired six million acres 
of land west of the Mississippi, known as the Black Hawk Purchase, from the 
Sacs and Foxes. The exact spot where stood the tent in which the treaty was 
signed has been determined beyond a doubt by the committee from the 
chapter and some old residents of Davenport. It is probable the monument 
to mark this spot will be a mighty boulder from the banks of the "Father of 

Flag Day was celebrated by the planting of the State D. A. R. tree in 
Central Park. This tree, an osage orange of two years' growth, has quite 
a history. On October 11, 1902, when the National Society, D. A. R., came 
into possession of the site for Continental Memorial Hall, and the ground 
was first broken for the corner-stone, the ceremony was most impressive. 
The first earth, which was turned by Mrs. Mary L. Lockwood, one of the 
founders, and Mrs. Fairbanks, President General, was placed in a large 
flower vase which occupied a place on the platform. Mrs. Lockwood had 
charge of this vase and, as the roll of the thirteen original states was called, 
a representative of each of the thirteen states deposited in the vase a seed 
of the osage orange. Other seeds were planted for the other forty-five states, 
and the vase was removed to the United States propagating gardens, where 
the seeds were carefully nurtured until they grew into strong plants. 

At the meeting of the Continental Congress last spring, the roll of the 
thirteen original states was again called, and each State Regent received a 
young tree. The tree designed for Iowa was sent to Mrs. Peck, and she 
selected Flag Day as a suitable occasion for planting the same. When this 
small tree, now only a little over a foot high, is old enough to bear fruit, 
seeds will be planted and young trees from the state tree will be sent to chap- 
ters throughout the state. 

Abigail Adams Chapter, of Des Moines, has raised over four hundred 
dollars to be used in marking the site of old Fort Des Moines. The park 
commissioners have donated a site for the purpose, and the committee from 
the chapter are ready to proceed as soon as the boulder, upon which the tablet 
is to be placed, is received, the shape of the tablet depending upon the shape 
of the boulder. 

Dubuque Chapter had the honor of decorating the Liberty Bell when it 
passed through their city on its way to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 
A committee of three was appointed by the chapter to place a wreath of 
beautiful flowers upon the bell. 

The grave of another soldier of the Revolution is to be marked. Jean 
Espy and Keokuk Chapters are raising money to erect a monument to the 
memory of George Perkins, who is buried in Lee County. 

The name of another Revolutionary soldier, buried near DeWitt, in 
Clinton County, is John Lepper. His only living son is a man over eighty 
years old living near Leeds, Sioux City, Iowa. All that can be learned of 
John Lepper is given below, copied from a letter written by his grandson, 
J. H. Lepper, of Mason City, Iowa. 

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"John Lepper was born at or near (as we suppose) Johnston, N. Y., or, 
as called in early times, Tripes Hill. He was in this vicinity until about the 
age of 15, joining the army at this age. As the records show at Washington, 
D. C, he served from 1780 until 1781, also joining the service at another 
time, presumably from the same place, and he served altogether about seven 
years. After his release from the army he must have gone to Gennesee 
County, N. Y., for the next recollection we have of him, or any record, was 
his moving from this place to Greenfield, Erie County, Pa., about 1830 to 
1834. He then moved from Greenfield, Pa., to Springfield, Pa., and about 
the year of 1839 he left Springfield, Pa., and moved to Iowa, crossing the 
Mississippi river at Davenport, October 16, 1839. He settled at or near 
DeWitt, Iowa, building a log house and occupying the land as a squatter. He 
lived here until his death, August 17, 1848, at the age of 75." 

The Sons of the American Revolution have found his grave, and are to 
mark it in a suitable manner. 

Much good work has been accomplished among the chapters, both large 
and small, aside from the regular course of study. 

Ashley Chapter, of Cedar Rapids, has given a chair at St. Luke's 

De Shon Chapter, of Boone, has furnished a room in the Eleanor Moore 
Hospital, and maintains it by a permanent fund. 

Spinning Wheel Chapter, of Marshalltown, has given pictures to the 
Public Library, and a fine collection of historic woods. 

The chapters of Davenport, Red Oak, Council Bluffs and Waterloo have 
placed framed copies of the facsimile of the Declaration of Independence in 
their High Schools, while Stars and Stripes, of Burlington, has given nine to 
the different ward schools. Red Oak gave a medal for the best essay written 
by a member of the High School, the subject being Revolutionary. 

A full set of lineage books has been placed in the Public L'braries by 
Spinning Wheel, of Marshalltown, and Hannah Caldwell, of Davenport. 
This generous act will be greatly apprec'ated by many who need reference 
books in tracing their ancestry. 

Lectures have been given by the chapters at Anamosa, Fort Madison and 

Cedar Falls Chapter has sent six barrels of literature to the Philippines. 
It has also given two large, handsome flags to the schools in that city, and 
will probably give another. 

On Memorial Day Hannah Caldwell Chapter presented a fine large flag 
on a suitable staff to August Wentz Post, G. A. R., which was unfurled over 
the soldiers' lot in Oakdale Cemetery. I., presenting this flag, the State 
Regent, Mrs. Peck, made a most impressive and patriotic address. 

By presenting flags to our schools and libraries, we Daughters hope to 
inculcate a love and reverence for Old Glory in the hearts of our children. 

Clinton and Dubuque Chapters are working to furnish historical and 
genealogical books for their Public Libraries. 

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Okamanpadu Chapter, of Estherville, is to give a flag to the Public 
Library of that place. 

Old Thirteen Chapter, of Chariton, is raising money for a soldiers' 

Sioux City provides her real Daughter clothing and other necessities of 

Three real Daughters have come into the society in Iowa during the past 
year, and the papers of another are pending. 

Mrs. Mary Fahey has joined Jean Espy Chapter, of Fort Madison. 

Mrs. Eliza Melvin Shrader, Pilgrim, of Iowa City; Mrs. Jean Inglis 
Smith, Stars and Stripes, of Burlington; while Mrs. Martha Wall Moon Hart- 
ford, of Boyden, Iowa, has applied for admission to Council Bluffs Chapter. 

This will make six real Daughters belonging to the society in Iowa, while 
seven have passed to the "Great Beyond." 

Our other real Daughters are Mrs. Sophia M. D. Andrews, of Des 
Moines; Mrs. Susan A. Wood Ostrander, of Council Bluffs, and Mrs. Emily 
S. R. Nettleson, of Sioux City. 

Among the newer chapters, Boone, Denison, Priscilla Alden, of Carroll, 
Fort Dodge, and Nehemiah Letts, of Letts, have all been busy and entered 
upon their work with great enthusiasm, but, being still in their infancy, have 
not had time to undertake work to any great extent outside of their regular 

Nehemiah Letts Chapter, the most unique in the history of the state, was 
organized with sixteen charter members, all of one family, fourteen of that 
number being from one ancestor. This chapter, although only completed 
early in the year, was represented at the Congress by one of its members, 
and made a donation to Continental Memorial Hall. The work this chapter 
has undertaken is the care of neglected cemeteries. 

This is but a brief chronicle, a mere synopsis of the work that has been 
done by the Iowa Daughters during the past year. But a recital of the work 
of the chapters can give but a slight intimation of the spirit of loyalty and 
patriotism that has prompted, and is prompting, us in our work, and is 
spurring us on in our endeavors. 

We feel that we are gaining, acquiring, achieving, that we are an in- 
tegral part of those great influences that make for higher ideals of citizen- 
ship. As our work proceeds, I trust that the pages of these annual records 
may become more extended and more voluminous, and that they may be 
illumined by acts and deeds of this society wholly worthy of the memories it 
is our duty and privilege to perpetuate. 

Sophia H. Bushnell. 

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Rule I. 
The work of the Iowa Chapters of the D. A. R. should be in perfect har- 
mony with Article II of the Constitution of the National Society, which de- 
fines its objects. 

Rule II. 

The state officers shall be a State Regent, a State Vice Regent, a Secre- 
tary, a Treasurer, a Registrar and an Historian. 

These officers shall constitute the Councillors of the State Regent, and 
shall, whenever called upon, advise and assist her for the best interests of the 
Iowa D. A. R. 

These Councillors shall have no independent executive power. 

Rule III. 
The State Regent, with the consent of her Councillors, shall appoint 
such committees as she may deem necessary to carry on the different branches 
of the work in the state. 

Rule IV. 
The State Regent shall preside at all meetings of the Council and at all 
conferences and business sessions of the D. A. R. of Iowa, in addition to the 
duties prescribed by the National Constitution and By-laws. 

Rule V. 
In the absence of the Regent from the state, or in case of her inability 
to perform the duties of her office, such duties shall devolve upon the Vice 

Rule VI. 
The State Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Council 
and conference, the state meeting in Washington, assist the State Regent in 
her official correspondence when requested, and perform such other duties 
as pertain to the office of Secretary. 

Rule VII. 
The State Treasurer shall receive from the chapters all contributions to 
the state D. A. R. fund and shall disburse the same only on a requisition 
signed by the State Regent. 

Rule VIII. 

(a) A State Conference of the Iowa D. A. R. shall be held an.nually 
or biennially as may be determined from time to time for the transaction of 
all general business pertaining to the state organization. 

(b) The active members of the conference shall consist of the state 
officers, the members of state committees, chapter Regents, or their alternates, 
and one (1) delegate from each chapter, or her alternate. Any chapter mem- 
ber may participate in discussions, but may not have a vote in the conference. 

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Rule IX. 
The State Regent, State Vice Regent, and Vice President General may be 
nominated at a State Conference, but their election must take place as pro- 
vided in the Constitution of the National Society. 

Rule X. 

(a) Nominations for State Regent, State Vice Regent and Vice President 
General may be made by any delegate to the State Conference. 

(b) Nominations for State Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar and His- 
torian shall come from the chapters to which the nominees belong. 

Rule XI. 

(a) To meet the current expenses of the state organization, a contri- 
bution of ten (10) cents for each voting member on a chapter roll shall be 
i-equested, the same to be paid from the chapter treasury on or before the 
first day of January of each year, to the State Treasurer. 

(b) No debt or liability except the ordinary running expenses of the 
Iowa D. A. R. shall be incurred; nor any project or plan requiring the 
expenditure of money shall be entered into for which the Iowa D. A. R. shall 
be responsible, except by order of the State Conference. 

Rule XII. 
For the convenience of the State Regent and for the better furtherance of 
the interest of the Iowa D. A. R., the annual meetings of the chapters shall 
be held uniformly in January. 

Rule XIII. 
The Constitution of the National Society and the Standing Rules of the 
state shall be read in each chapter at the annual meeting in January. 

Rule XIV. 

These Standing Rules may be amended or added to at any State Con- 
ference, by request of five (5) chapter Regents. 

Florence Van Patten Swiney, 
Marie Aylsworth McCoy, 
Alice A. C. Baily, 


SlKth State Conference 

October 19, 1905. 

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution, with the Dubuque Chapter as hostess, was 
called to order by Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, the State Regent, in 
the parlors of the First Congregational church at Dubuque, October 
19, 1905, at two o'clock p. m. 

Eighty members of the society were present, including Mrs. Mil- 
dred S. Mathes, of Memphis, Tennessee, Honorary Vice President 
General for Life, N. S. D. A. R., and Mrs. Julian Richards, ex- 
Vice President General for Iowa. 

The exercises were opened by the assembly saluting the Flag, 
which was brought forward by Miss Mary Lagen, the Custodian. 
The Lord's Prayer followed, then "America" was sung, Miss Ethel 
Rowan presiding at the piano. 

The Secretary, Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, called the roll, 
which was responded to by representatives of the following chapters: 
Abigail Adams Hannah Caldwell 

Boone Marshalltown 

Cedar Falls Martha Washington 

Council Blufifs Pilgrim 

Dubuque Penelope Van Prince? 

Fort Dodge Stars and Stripes 

Francis Shaw Waterloo 

Mrs. Ada L. Collier, Regent of Dubuque Chapter, welcomed the 
officers and delegates with a degree of cordiality far exceeding their 
most pleasant expectations. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, State Vice Regent, responded in 
felicitous terms, aptly expressing the sentiments of the visitors. 

A violin solo by Miss Mamie Schrup, elicited as an encore "The 
Star Spangled Banner." 

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Annual reports of officers was next in order, Mrs. Bushnell occu- 
pying the chair, while Mrs. Stevens spoke. 


Daughters of the American Revolution of loiva: 

My message to you at this time will be brief as my term of service has 
been short, less than six months, which includes four months of vacation of the 
National Society, during which time no papers could be approved and no 
appointments confirmed. Also, most of the chapters of Iowa were enjoying 
a season of rest. 

The Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution, like the state and 
country at large, are in a prosperous condition. The elements for vigorous 
growth being furnished from within, which is the manner for healthy and 
promising continued growth. 

The closing report of Mrs. Maria Peck, former State Regent, can be 
found in the June issue of the American Monthly Magazine, to which you are 
referred for what transpired from the time of your last conference until the 
close of the Continental Congress last April. 

No new chapters have been formed during the past six months, but 
several are in contemplation and at work. Mrs. Olive B. Fuller was con- 
firmed as Regent of the second chapter forming at Cedar Falls, at the October 
meeting of the National Board. At the same meeting Mrs. Mary Sherman 
Allison's appointment was confirmed as Regent to organize at State Center; 
also, Mrs. Ruth Ann Knapp Halleck's to organize at Vinton. Rock Rapids 
hopes to have a chapter before long. 

Our list of members at large is quite a long one, and with your assist- 
ance we will try to gether them into chapters, where each may be reciprocally 
benefited. Let us endeavor to honestly claim all those residing in Iowa but 
affiliated with chapters outside the state, and willingly, though regretfully, 
surrender those living in other states. 

You will observe my report will have more of suggestion of work than 
actual accomplishment. Questions have come to me of such general interest 
that I deem it best to answer them at this conference in order that all chapters 
may be informed on those points. 

How can we aid the Historical Society? 

By learning and reporting to that society, all that you can about the 
early history and settlement of the part of the state in which you live. 

Can Chapters D. A. R. become auxilliary to the State Federation? 

Statute 53, passed May 5, 1894, reads: 

"Inasmuch as the objects of the National Society of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution are fully defined in Article II of the Constitution, 
Resolved, That those objects be strictly adhered to, and that neither the 
Society nor any part thereof shall identify itself in an official capacity with 
other societies having dissimilar objects." 

Our National President, Mrs. Donald McLean, is very desirous that 
we take up the subject of patriotic education. I am not able to state to you 

84 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

now the manner in which the work will be presented. After the meeting of 
the Committee on Patriotic Education lines of work w-ill be decided upon and 
I Avill then place the matter before the chapters. Another matter of great 
interest to the Daughters of Iowa is the raising of funds to help pay for 
Continental Hall. 

Mrs. Ogilvie will present the matter to you, as a member of Memorial 
Continental Hall Committee. Let me urge upon you a favorable considera- 
tion of it, and liberal giving so long as this monument to the humble brave 
remains unpaid for. 

By the statutes of the National Society, D. A. R., you are recommended 
to observe June 14th of each year as Flag Day, and to displaj' the National 
Emblem upon your homes that da)'; also the fourth day of July. 

Regents are requested to have read in their chapters, twice a year, the 
Constitution of the N. A. of D. A. R., and Registrars to send to the Historian 
General the official Year Books of the chapters, to aid in compiling the 
Lineage Book. 

Our President General has accepted an invitation to be with us at our 
next Annual Conference. To imbue the Western States with the spirit of the 
work, and to come together and better give Mrs. McLean a hearty welcome 
to the Middle West, a Mississippi Valley Conference has been under con- 
sideration. Adjoining states are entering enthusiastically into this idea. 
Daughters of Iowa, I am confident you can make such a meeting successful 
to our aims, and believe you will accomplish the work before you. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Rowena Edson Stevens. 


Meeting of delegates to the Fourteenth Continental Congress, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Minutes of the meeting of the Iowa delegates : 

Ebbitt House, Washington, D. C, Tues., Apr. 18, 1905. 

Meeting called to order by Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, State Regent. Mrs. 
O. O. Roe, Regent Abigail Adams Chapter, appointed Secretary pro tem. 
Eleven delegates present. Report of the State Regent showed work in excel- 
lent condition. Report of chapters read by State Regent. 

Mrs. Peck expressed regret that not more delegates were present and 
stated that after this year the State and Vice Regents would be nominated at 
the State Annual Conference. 

Moved and carried that nomination be made by informal ballot. 

The election of officers resulted as follows: 

State Regent, Mrs. John L. Stevens, Boone, Iowa. 

State Vice Regent, Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Voting delegates present were: 
Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, Davenport. 
Mrs. O. O. Roe, Des Moines. 

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Mrs. J. A. T. Hull, Des Moines. 

Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Council Bluffs. 

Miss Jane M. Harvey, Anamosa. 

Mrs. F. E. McCrary, Letts. 

Mrs. E. C. Maze, Carroll. 

Mrs. Jane Duxbury, Burlington. 

Mrs. Flora J. Giston, Waterloo. 

Miss Evelyn E. Stackerl, Sioux City. 

Others of the Iowa delegation were: 

Mrs. Geo. W. Ogilvie, Des Moines. 

Mrs. J. P. Dolliver, Fort Dodge. 

Mrs. W. H. Crooks, Boone. 

Mrs. C. T. Ballou, Boone. 

Mrs. J. L. Stevens, Boone. 

Mrs. E. P. Walker, Waterloo. 

Mrs. O. O. Roe, 
Secretary Pro Tern. 

Madam Regent and Daughters of the American Revolution: 

I have written during the year, from November, 1904, to October, 1905, 
one hundred and eighty-two letters, and have filled to the best of my ability 
the office from which I now retire. 

I have received Year Books from De Shon Chapter, Boone; Cedar Falls 
Chapter, Cedar Falls; Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence, and 
Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs. 

The program and subjects of each are quite interesting. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Daphne Peabody Edwards, 
Recording and Corresponding Secretary. 

Report of the Secretary pro tern of the meeting at Washington 
was accepted as corrected. 

Report of the State Secretary was accepted. 


Report of Treasurer Iowa Conference, D. A. R., 1905 : 

November 23, 1904 — Received from former Treasurer $ 7.50 

Dec. 8, 1904, to Oct. 11, 1905— Dues from 25 chapters 80.94 

March 4, 1905 — Draft for printing to Tri City Lith. & 

Printing Company $47.00 

Cash on hand Oct. 14, 1905 41.44 

Total $88.44 $88.44 

86 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City $2.50 

Martha Washington, Sioux City ' 3.00 

Mary Brewster, Humboldt 1.20 

Marshalltown, Marshalltown 2.00 

Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs 5.34 

(Price of telegram deducted.) 

Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown 2.30 

Boone, Boone 2.80 

Nehemiah Letts, Letts L60 

Abigail Adams, Des Moines 11.00 

Jean Espy, Fort Madison 2.20 

Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls 3.70 

Old Thirteen, Chariton 1.50 

Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown (addi- 
tional) 1.20 

Elizabeth Ross, Ottumwa 3.10 

Ashley, Cedar Rapids 2.30 

Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge 1.50 

De Shon, Boone 2.20 

Priscilla Alden, Carroll 1.90 

De Shon, Boone (additional) 40 

Keokuk, Keokuk 2.90 

Waterloo, Waterloo 4.20 

Dubuque, Dubuque 6.70 

Penelope Van Princes, Independence . . . 2.80 

Francis Shaw, Anamosa • • 5.00 

Okamanpadu, Estherville 2.00 

Stars and Stripes, Burlington 3.60 

Hannah Caldwell, Davenport 2.00 

Total $80.94 

Received too late to insert in Treasurer's report: 

Hannah Caldwell, Davenport $ 2.80 

Mayflower Chapter, Red Oak 1.10 

Total $84.84 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ruth O. Culbertson, 



Daniel Webster said, "There may be and there often is, indeed, a regard 
for ancestry which nourishes only a weak pride. * * * But there is, also, 
a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors which elevates the 
character and improves the heart." 

The five words. Daughters of the American Revolution, certainly appeal 
to women who possess the least spark of patriotism, for there are some who 

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wish to become members of our organization before they know the require- 
ments for admission, or the principles which the society represents. 

Since the office of State Registrar was filled, last year, I have received 
numerous letters from women who have expressed a desire to join the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, and some of these communications 
have shown that the authors of them were in great need of enlightenment on 
the subject. 

One letter especially I shall always remember, for the writer said her 
twin sister belonged to the Daughters of Rebecca, but she (herself) wished 
to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, because her father had 
been a good fighter and always sympathized with the Yankees. Investi- 
gation followed; and I found that in 1776 and for years thereafter, this 
woman's ancestors were rendering loyal service in the army of Germany. 
Her parents came to America about the middle of the nineteenth century, 
and when the Civil War began her father enlisted as a private and served 
three months in the Army of the North. After the war closed, he painted a 
large portrait of Abraham Lincoln, and the woman assured me this portrait 
was in her possession, and that she considered it a work of art. 

It is strange, but true, that it required several long letters to convince 
this "would-be Daughter" that she was not eligible to membership in the 
society of her choice. 

Since the last Iowa Conference, requests for application blanks and 
copies of the Constitution of the National Society, as well as inquiries in 
regard to source for authentic information concerning Revolutionary patriots, 
have been received from different parts of the state. 

Last spring I sent a request to every chapter Regent in Iowa, asking to 
have the blank which was enclosed in my letter filled out and returned to me. 
My object was to collect the necessary data for a state roster, or state di- 
rectory. When the blanks were sent last April, I thought there would be 
plenty of time to have them all filled out and returned, so that I could have 
the roster published before the State Conference in the fall. But the confer- 
ence is in session and, much to my regret, one-fifth of the blanks have not 
been returned to me, although I enclosed postage with each one for that 

But I have faith that when the machinery of our state organization is 
oiled a little more thoroughly, responses will be made more promptly by all. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Every book is a quotation ; and every 
house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone-quarries; and 
every person is a quotation from all his ancestors." I am very anxious to 
have the names of all the Revolutionary ancestors of the Iowa Daughters 
added to the state roster, for the Roll of Honor will make the booklet of 
some value in research work. And besides, we cannot look too often upon 
the names that have come down to us across the gulf of a hundred years or 
more, for those names help to keep alive the spirit of '76. 

There are about eleven hundred Daughters of the American Revolution 
living in this state; about sixty of these are members-at-large ; about forty- 

88 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

five belong to chapters in other states; and about fifty living in other states 
belong to Iowa chapters. 

I wish to make the state roster as complete as possible in every way, and 
earnestly ask the co-operation of the chapter officers who have not responded 
to my request. May F. Montgomery, 

State Registrar. 

October 19, 1905. 


Mada?n Recent, Daughters of the American Revolution: 

First, let me thank you. Madam Regent, for my appointment as State 
Historian, for the office has proven an unqualified delight, and all influences 
have combined to strengthen my feeling of statehood. It began with our 
marking of our Revolutionary soldier, John Morgan's grave, when letters 
came pouring in from the length and breadth of the state, bringing our chap- 
ter of the Stars and Stripes at Burlington into touch with the Historical 
Society (Mr. Shambough, of Iowa City, President), the Historical Depart- 
ment of Iowa at Des Moines (Mr. Aldrich, Curator), our State Regent, our 
ex-State Regent, the Sons of the American Revolution of Iowa, and many 
distinguished educators interested along patriotic and historic lines. Our 
President General sent a cordial recognition, and Mrs. Fairbanks, wife of 
our Vice President, expressed interest when told of the event of the marking 
the grave of John Morgan, soldier of the American Revolution, of the Vir- 
ginia troops, buried at Burlington. 

Then appeared the history of "Iowa, the First Free State of the Louisiana 
Purchase," written by our venerable pastor and indefatigable historian and 
patriot, Dr. William Salter, member of the Iowa Band, and many other 
valuable organizations, such as the Sons of the American Revolution, Society 
of Colonial Wars, and our honored Chaplain of the Stars and Stripes Chap- 
ter. His history, the first of its kind, supplies a long felt want, and must 
appeal to every student of history for its beauty of style, wealth of informa- 
tion, absolute accuracy and conciseness, — making it a valuable text-book for 
school and club. Our chapter at once adopted the study of Iowa, with Dr. 
Salter's history as a text-book. We are now fairly launched in early discov- 
erers, explorers and the aborigines, and it all seems vitalized, here on the 
Mississippi, which was in the beginning of things. On the 23d of August, 
1805, one hundred years ago, Lieut. Zebulon Pike, who had been sent on an 
expedition to explore the Mississippi and report upon a suitable site for a 
garrison, arrived at the Flint Hills, Shokoquon, the present site of Burling- 
ton. Landing at Crapo Park, he designated this spot as an appropriate place 
for a military garrison, and here, for the first time on this site, was unfurled 
the Stars and Stripes. Our D. A. R. flag was loaned for the anniversary, 
August 23, 1905. Apropos to this significant fact, our Stars and Stripes 
Chapter voted, at our September meeting, to give a new flag to Crapo Park, 
and a tablet with the following inscription: 

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Commemorative of the first unfurling of the 
Stars and Stripes, on this spot, by Lieut. Zebulon 
Pike, on his landing here, August 23, 1805. Erected 
by the Stars and Stripes Chapter of the D. A. R., 
on this one hundredth anniversary year. 

The fact that Zebulon Pike's father was a captain in the Revolutionary 
War renders peculiarly appropriate the placing of this tablet by the 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 

At the October meeting, the D. A. R. and S. A. R. and invited guests 
listened to a scholarly paper on the "Exit of the Royal Governor," by Mr. 
Hadley, of Des Moines (State Secretary S. A. R.), at the home of the Regent, 
Mrs. Wells. A report was given concerning Black Hawk rock, which the 
chapter still expects to mark. The owner of the pulpit having been absent 
for a long time, in Europe, proceedings have been at a standstill. Encour- 
agement is held out that the rock will be given into the hands of the Stars 
and Stripes Chapter. A third object that is under consideration is the 
marking of the antiquated finished-hewn-log house cemented with plaster, 
built August, 1833, by Jeremiah Smith (of the Territorial Legislature), the 
oldest of its kind now standing in the state, and one of the first of its kind in 
Iowa. For, though one can not do everything at once, the constant reiteration 
of the announcement that we mean to bring about certain objects will tend 
to accomplish their realization. Mrs. Hay, daughter of Jeremiah Smith (and 
the first female child born in Burlington), was present at the meeting and 
her daughter read a carefully prepared paper on "Forget Not the Old Land- 
mark." Mr. Morris Blair (S. A. R.), from Kossuth, was an honored guest. 
He is the grandson of William Blair, Revolutionary soldier, buried on Iowa 
soil at Kossuth. 

The most impressive event in our chapter's history was our visit to our 
patriotic shrine, the grave of our Revolutionary soldier, John Morgan, 
Memorial Day. Impressive exercises were held over the grave. His descend- 
ant was present and made a convincing address. Dr. Salter brought a basket 
of red and white flowers, tied with blue ribbon (the gift of our real Daughter, 
Mrs. Smith), which he placed on the grave; followed by every Daughter 
present paying tribute by placing her flowers on the grave. Dr. Salter and 
Miss MacFlynn made addresses, and the Regent gave the Dedicatory address, 
placing a silken ribbon flag on the bronze marker as a signal to Co. H of the 
Iowa Guard, who offered a military salute (a twentieth century tribute to a 
soldier of the American Revolution). 

Our chapter gave to Continental Hall, this year: 

A sum of $17.50 

Total amount given $95.50 

The National Convention at W^ashington in April was attended by eleven 
delegates from Iowa Chapters. 

I paid a visit to our real Daughter recently and procured her signature. 
The old lady, Mrs. Jane Inglis Smith, was strong and vigorous, although she 

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will be ninety next birthday, the 23d of December, when she will receive 
from the chapter, as usual, her rose for every year. She talked of her 
revered Revolutionary ancestor during my recent call, and repeated the 
quaint couplet on his grave-stone: 

"Friends nor physicians could not save 
His mortal body from the grave. 
Nor can the grave confine him here. 

When Christ shall call him to appear." 

The year has brought us five new members, with seven who are now 
making out their papers. Two festive occasions were Washington's Birth- 
day, celebrated with a Colonial Levee at the home of the Regent, the Flag 
Day at Crapo Park. Sixteen lineage books have been placed in the Library, 
and the other four will soon be received. All these interesting things are 
happening and improving our patriotism and increasing our love for "Iowa," 
with its romantic history and interesting past. 

In 1832, we read that Dubuque was laid out, and that Julian Dubuque 
was the first white man in the colony. He worked lead mines and traded in 
furs, and carried his business as far south as St. Louis. It is said that his 
grave was upon a lofty bluff, and George Catlin, writing of it in 1836, says: 
"Dubuque's grave is a place of great notoriety on this river. One ascends 
to a grassy mound and peeping through two little windows discerns his bones, 
which are open to the view." What an object of veneration for Dubuque 
is this historic spot! though the Dubuque Chapter Historian comments in her 
report to me: "No trace now exists of Dubuque's grave." The approximate 
site is designated, however, and crowned by a picturesque tower, which 
tradition accepts as the authentic location of the grave of Julian Dubuque. 

Note. — Since writing the above, I have made the acquaintance of Mrs. 
Collier, Regent of Dubuque Chapter, who assures me that the site is au- 
thentic and that her father, Lucius Longworthy, who was in Dubuque as early 
as 1830, personally saw the bones and located the grave of Julian Dubuque. 
I was privileged to examine the history of Mr. Longworthy, in which this 
statement is made. The chapter sends a record of much social activity and 
interest along study lines, and mentions an address by a Philadelphian upon 
William Penn in America as significant. Dubuque Chapter gave twenty-five 
dollars toward the purchase of books for the Public Library, and its Regent, 
Mrs. Collier, generously contributed fifteen dollars (in the name of her 
chapter) to Continental Memorial Hall. 

It is interesting to note the number of chapters following educational 
objects and the carrying out of the injunction of Washington in this regard. 
Iowa had given, up to last year, three hundred and eighty dollars to the 
Continental Hall fund. So far from the center of D. A. R. influence, it seems 
quite creditable that so many continue to feel their obligation to give. Iowa 
has done fairly well, but she certainly has not reached the ideal goal — the 
giving at the rate of five dollars for every individual member. A building 
that is to cost five hundred thousand dollars and more, still has need of 
gifts from every state and Daughter in D. A. R.-dom. 

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George Catlin wrote in 1832: "A visit to Dubuque will be worth the 
while of every traveller. It is a town of two hundred houses, built within 
the last two years, on one of the most delightful sites on the Mississippi," 
Seventy-three years ago that statement was made, and we find the same 
condition true; and more than true, in regard to the number of houses! 

Chapters have responded, quite generally, to my request for a bit of local 
history, and for signatures of real Daughters of the American Revolution. 
There is an embarrassment of riches in the way of good material. Abigail 
Adams Chapter, Des Moines, still carries off the palm as the Banner Chapter, 
in point of numbers. Des Moines has the advantage of having the Historical 
Department of Iowa, and of being the Capitol City. Mr. Hadley, State 
Historian for S. A. R., tells me of the fine, thoughtful papers read by both 
the Sons and Daughters in Des Moines. The Abigail Adams Chapter may 
be interested in the fact that we have, in Mrs. H. B. Scott, of Burlington, a 
direct descendant of Abigail Adams, whose portrait by Copley, and other 
treasures, Mrs. Scott possesses (among other things, one dozen spoons marked 
— John Adams). Our chapter also has the distinction of having a lineal 
descendant of John Adams, in Miss Williams, who is also descended from 
Roger Williams. Abigail Adams Chapter recently voted to give twenty-five 
dollars toward a Public Bath, in connection with settlement work in Des 
Moines. Mrs. Andrews, real Daughter of the chapter, sent me her signature, 
and her coat of arms. This will be added to the signatures of other real 
Daughters of Iowa, which will be presented to the Historical Society as the 
gift of the Iowa D. A. R. I also hope to procure, with Mr. Hadley's help, the 
signatures of descendants of Revolutionary soldiers buried on Iowa soil, for 
the same society. Des Moines has not completed its final arrangements for 
the boulder and tablet marking Fort Des Moines, than which there is no 
more interesting object in the state. 

Cedar Falls possesses a real Daughter, and the chapter Regent, Mrs. 
Page, kindly secured three signatures from the old lady, Mrs. Roadman. 
Paul Revere Day, April 19th, is an important day in Cedar Falls, as the 
D. A. R. Chapter has interested the School Board to set apart the day for 
patriotic exercises. The custom of this chapter has been to donate a flag to 
one or other of the ward schools for the best oration, but this year they have 
given D. A. R. medals instead. 

Several of the chapters, apropos to the recent importance given to the 
American naval hero, Paul Jones, devoted an afternoon to the founder of the 
American Navy, — Burlington, Iowa City and the Cedar Falls Chapter, for 
instance. Burlington possesses two lineal descendants of Paul Jones, I am 
told, in the Misses Browning. 

Chariton, laid out in 1851, has for its oldest landmark an old log house 
built in that year and a log court house, built in 1854. The railroad was 
established there in 1856. Famous amongst Iowa D. A. R., Chariton stands 
out as the former home of the composer of "Old Thirteen," that beautiful 
D. A. R. song, too seldom heard in our organization! "Old Thirteen" Chap- 
ter gave a flag to the Public Library and placed therein a set of lineage books. 

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Sent fifteen dollars to the Continental Hall fund, and gave the proceeds of 
two functions to the Soldiers' Home. 

Clinton I think of as the home of Mrs. Armstrong, a former State 
Regent, who so pertinently told us at a D. A. R. conference that our society 
should be "inclusive — not exclusive — that we should be proud, not of our blue 
blood, but our red, white and blue blood." This chapter mourns two real 
Daughters, Mrs. Lamb and Mrs. Buckley. Their chapter studies American 
History, and its chief object is the strengthening of the Library. 

The young chapter at Carroll seems to be progressive. 

The State Regent, Mrs. Stevens, addressed the chapter in September, 
and no doubt offered much inspiration by her presence and address. Three 
new members have been added during the year, and two sets of papers 
are in Washington ready to be voted upon. The history of Carroll dates 
from 1867 only — when the Chicago & North-Western entered the country. 

Boone has the distinction of being the home of our present State Regent, 
Mrs. Stevens, and of having two chapters, Boone and De Shon, to whom 
our State Regent tendered a reception on Flag Day. An address was made 
on this occasion by Mrs. Ogilvie. To a membership of twenty last year, nine 
new names are added, with five pending admission. Miss Wood, of this 
chapter, is descended from George Washington's private secretary. 

De Shon Chapter is doing good work for Eleanor Moore Hospital. 
Motto in their Year Book: "The virtues and honors of others do not descend 
to us. We are in no way the better for them, except as we imitate them." 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids, sends an interesting calendar in which 
several days are given to music, one program to fifteenth, sixteenth and 
seventeenth century music. Five dollars is this chapter's donation to Con- 
tinental Hall. Washington's wedding day and February 22d are always 
celebrated. A handsome flag with inscription has been given to their Library, 
and a new charter obtained. A pretty idea was the announcement that at 
the June outing an original story would be read by a member of the chapter, 
entitled, "A Summer Idyl." 

Humboldt has an uneventful history, save that it was near the several 
Indian outbreaks that occurred in Northern Iowa. It sends a brief chapter 
report, though its study of Colonial History has been followed with interest 
at monthly meetings. Humboldt was founded by a colony from New York 
in 1863. 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport, the home of our ex-Regent, 
Mrs. Peck, was favored during the year with a paper by Mrs. Peck upon 
"When and Where American Independence was Born." The chapter cele- 
brated Washington's wedding day, February 22d and Flag Day. 

Fairfield's Regent sends a message of regret that organization is still 
unaccomplished, and deplores the fact that continuous illness has prevented 
her further effort. Fairfield had its beginning in 1839. The court house 
erected that year is still standing. 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa, always has a good time, and adds 
to its membership year by year. Flag Day and Washington's Birthday are 
great days in Ottumwa. The Historian of this chapter claims the graves of 

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Chief Wapello and General Street at Agency City, near Ottumwa, and sends 
me a fascinating paper by the son of the old Indian agent, General Street, 
who was so beloved by Chief Wapello that he asked to be buried beside 
his "white father." 

Keokuk Chapter's Historian writes most interestingly of Keokuk and 
its D. A. R. work, deploring the fact that their Revolutionary soldier's grave 
still lies neglected, and that their real Daughter died, without recognition 
from the chapter. Keokuk has worked along present day lines for patriotism, 
placing lineage book in Library, sending their Regent to State Conference 
at Council Bluffs, and sending their Vice Regent to St. Louis to the October 

We all know Keokuk was named for the Peace Chief. Dr. Muir built 
the first house there in 1820, but the town was not named until nine years 
later, and not until 1837 was the original town-plot laid out. 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Ananiosa, always does large things. Their 
contribution to Continental Hall is thirty dollars. They have been working 
for Civic Improvement. Have three D. A. R. members on the Library 
Board. Have placed lineage books and a framed D. A. R. charter in 
Library, and are about to add a tablet, bearing name of Francis Shaw, to 
their gift. They have enjoyed a course of lectures by Professor Butler, of 

Marshalltown has presented a large flag to Y. M. C. A. and given 
American Monthly to that organization and has also given books to the 
Soldiers' Home. 

At Chautauqua Assembly, this chapter co-operated with the Spinning 
Wheel chapter in giving an entertainment, at which Mrs. Stevens was the 
speaker. Ten dollars was given by Marshalltown to Continental Hall, and 
a life membership of twelve dollars and fifty cents, by Mrs. Montgomery, 
Regent of this chapter, making a total of thirtj^-five dollars. 

Spinning Wheel Chapter has given twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents 
to Continental Hall. Has a membership of twenty-four resident, and 
twelve non-resident members. The first white settlement in the county 
was in 1846. The Indians were numerous and white settlers in terror of 

Independence has one of the new chapters, but from the attractive and 
literary quality of the Penelope Van Princes Calendar, splendid study is 
being accomplished. 

There are seventeen members of this young chapter. Ten dollars is its 
gift to Continental Hall. 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City, will honor Paul Jones. Iowa City has 
its University to call upon for fine lectures. A heavy loss to the chapter 
was the death of the beloved real Daughter, Mrs. Shrader, in March. June 
14th was celebrated with pomp and pride, and the giving of a dinner by 
Mrs. Cox, Regent, to Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks. One of the 
finest landmarks in Iowa is the old Capitol Building at Iowa City, begun in 
1839. Other interesting landmarks are the old Presbyterian stone church, 
built in 1842, used for many years as the home of the Historical Society; 

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the old Kirkwood house, home of the war governor, built in 1844, and the 
first private school, in 1846. A significant building is the John Brown house, 
fifteen miles east of Iowa City, which Pilgrim Chapter has pledged itself to 

Council Bluffs brilliantly entertained the State Conference in Novem- 
ber, 1904. Two real Daughters will send their signatures, as will the Sioux 
City real Daughters. Council Bluffs has fifteen new members, and has 
given fifteen dollars to Continental Hall. We all associate Council Bluffs 
with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the council with the Indians, 
held near by. 

At Sioux City is the noble monument to Sergeant John Floyd, who fell 
during this expedition, and who lies buried on a lofty eminence, crowned by 
a noble shaft. 

Webster City sends a spirited protest against the fact that there are 
eligibles enough to organize a chapter in her town, who content themselves 
with that fact. After the massacre at Spirit Lake, Webster City sent a com- 
pan\' of men, two of whom died there. 

Fort Madison has the noble object of the old fort to mark, and boasts 
an ancient well, also a granddaughter of Betsy Ross, Mrs. Robinson, who 
it was my privilege to visit recently, when I sat in the Washington chairs 
and looked upon the historic flag. The lovely old lady, Rachel Albright, 
granddaughter of Elizabeth Ross, passed away in March, and her busy 
fingers will no longer fashion the exquisite little flags of her grandmother. 

Out of the twenty-eight organized chapters in the state written to for 
a report, I have had responses from twenty-three and from the five unor- 
ganized chapters, Albia, Fairfield, Mason City, Webster City, State Center 
and Manchester, I have received but two replies, viz., from Fairfield and 
Mason City, and I trust the chapters not heard from will interpret my 
silence as unavoidable. 

During the meeting at Burlington of the I. F. W. C. (officers and com- 
mittees), we had for a guest the ex-Regent, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, and 
among other daughters, Mrs. Cooke, of Des Moines, and Mrs. Tredway, of 
Dubuque; also, a member of the Letts family, from whom, unofficially, I 
learned that the Letts Family Chapter was flourishing. 

From correspondence with the Sons of the American Revolution, I learn 
that the Sons of Iowa deplore that in placing a tablet to Revolutionary 
soldiers buried in Iowa soil names of but five soldiers were recorded, and 
no space reserved for future finds. At this time it is definitely proven that 
there are at least eight buried on Iowa soil, while our own chapter genealo- 
gist is investigating a fresh claim. Names appearing upon the tablet are 
those of William Blair (Des Moines County), Timothy Brown (Washington 
County), George Perkins (Lee County), John Osborn (Linn County), Charles 
Shepherd (Henry County). An officer of the Iowa Sons of the A-merican 
Revolution writes: "We are face to face with the problem how we shall 
commemorate the service of no less than three Revolutionary soldiers buried 
in Iowa soil, whose services are unrecorded, to-wit: John Lepper, at DeWitt, 
Iowa; Nathan Winton, Salt Creek Township (Dallas County); and John 

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Morgan, Burlington, with other possibilities. The Sons had made some in- 
vestigation concerning our John Morgan, but were confused by the fact 
that there were two John Morgans of the Virginia troops, with no means of 
differentiating between them. 

We of the Stars and Stripes were so keen in our interest and determina- 
tion to find the clue to the mystery that we left no stone unturned, and to 
Miss MacFlynn, the former chapter Registrar, is due our thanks for making 
the final solution. Through the Bureau of Pensions she found the records 
of pension given to Priscilla Parker — wife of John Morgan — which was 
conclusive, along with other data obtained, and family tradition, procured 
from Henderson Morgan, grandson of the Revolutionary soldier, and a 
resident of Burlington. The Sons very gracefully acknowledged our suc- 
cess, and Mr. Hadley wrote me: "I am fully persuaded that your conclusions 
are correct." 

In April, Mrs. Peck, who has done such zealous work for Iowa — having 
established nine chapters — retired, her term of office having expired, and 
was followed by the election of Mrs. Rowena Stevens to the office of State 
Regent. Other officers of the Iowa Daughters are Mrs. Sophia Bushnell, 
Vice Regent, and Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, Secretary; Mrs. Ruth O. 
Culbertson, Treasurer; Mrs. May Montgomery, Registrar; Mrs. Gate Gilbert 
Wells, Historian (appointed by present Regent to succeed Mrs. Bushnell, of 
Council Bluffs, resigned). 

From Burlington, where in 1834 Albert Lea paused and wrote: "I 
stopped at the raw village of Burlington." And where in 1842 a hunting 
party, of which John C. Breckenridge formed one, found buffalo. 
Respectfully submitted. 

From old Shokoquon greeting, from 

Gate Gilbert Wells, 
State Historian of Iowa D. A. R. and Regent Stars and Stripes Ghapter at 


Report of Magazine Committee. 

The Magazine Committee being unable to be present desires to extend 
greeting to the Daughters assembled for the State Conference in Dubuque, 
and beg leave to present the following report: 

Postal cards were sent to each chapter Regent, asking the number of 
copies of the American Monthly Magazine taken by the chapter or its 

Eleven chapters responded. From these I am obliged to formulate this 

I am forced, from the facts presented, to report my own town (Marshall- 
town) as the banner town. 

It has two chapters, and eight copies of the magazine are taken by 
each chapter. 

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One chapter supplies the Y. M. C. A. reading room with a copy, and the 
other the Public Library, as do nearly all the chapters which have reported 
to me. 

Dubuque Chapter ranks next with six copies. 

Cedar Falls Chapter and Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville, four copies 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City; Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids; Council 
Bluffs Chapter, De Shon Chapter, Boone; Mary Brewster Chapter, Hum- 
boldt, three copies each. 

Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton, and Penelope Van Princes Chapter, 
Independence, one each. 

During the past year, I have been asked to send in four subscriptions; 
two from the Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa ; one for Dubuque Chapter, 
and one for Webster City. Respectfully submitted, 

Anna B. Howe. 

Additional subscriptions reported by the delegates at the conference 
were : Boone Chapter and Francis Shaw Chapter, one copy each ; 
Council Bluffs Chapter and Pilgrim Chapter, four copies each ; 
Martha Washington Chapter, eight copies. 

Report of Committee on Memorial Continental Hall. 

In the absence of Mrs. Skinner, of this committee, the following report 
was presented : 

As a result of Mrs. Skinner's efforts for Memorial Continental Hall, 
$416.00 was paid over for Iowa, to the National Treasurer, at the last 
Congress. This amount was apportioned among the chapters as follows: 

Abigail Adams $ 82.50 

Ashley 5.00 

Cedar Falls 20.00 

Council Bluffs 10.00 

Denison 5.00 

Regent, Dubuque 15.00 

Elizabeth Ross 5.00 

Francis Shaw 30.00 

Hannah Caldwell 25.00 

Fort Dodge 40.00 

Jean Espy 15.00 

Keokuk 10.00 

Marshalltown 10.00 

Regent, Marshalltown 12.50 

Nehemiah Letts 16.00 

Okamanpadu 10.00 

Old Thirteen 15.00 

Penelope Van Princes 10.00 

Priscilla Alden 5.00 

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Spinning Wheel 25.00 

Martha Washington 50.00 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, remitted to the 

Treasurer General at Washington 17.50 

Total $433.50 

Mrs. Carolyn M. Ogilvie, in an extemporaneous address on Me- 
morial Continental Hall, gave cogent reasons why every member of 
the Society should render assistance toward the completion of that 
edifice. She commanded the undivided attention of the assembly and 
infected them with her enthusiasm. 

The State Regent followed, and spoke so ably and convincingly on 
the subject that, at the conclusion of her remarks Miss Helen Shaw, 
seconded by Mrs. Bushnell, made a motion which carried unanimously, 
that a collection be taken in aid of the cause, and $53.75 was promptly 

A motion by Mrs. Ogilvie that the collection be sent to Washing- 
ton as coming from the Sixth Iowa Conference, was also adopted. 

A vocal solo by Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis was very much 
enjoyed, Miss Katharine Jess playing the accompaniment. 

Then came the notable address of Mrs. Mildred S. Mathes, a 
specially invited guest, who, upon being introduced by the State 
Regent, was greeted with prolonged applause. The subject, "Is 
Ancestral Pride Justifiable?" was handled with such lucidity of 
thought, felicity of expression and charm of manner, that before the 
speaker had concluded the audience was in full accord with her views. 

A vote of thanks was given to Mrs. Mathes for this able and inter- 
esting paper and for the honor bestowed by her upon the Iowa 
Daughters incoming from the Pacific Coast expressly to be present at 
the meeting. 

Thursday's session of the conference closed with two piano selec- 
tions, splendidly interpreted by Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells. 

In the evening a most enjoyable reception was tendered the visit- 
ing Daughters and a small number of special guests by the Dubuque 
Chapter, at the residence of Mrs. Fannie B. Tredway. 

In the receiving line were Mrs. Tredway, Mrs. Ada L. Collier, 
and the state officers. 

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The session of Friday, October 20th, was called to order at 9:30 
o'clock a. m., by the State Regent, and the Lord's Prayer was recited 
by the audience. 

Reports of chapters was then given, that of Nehemiah Letts being 
read by the Secretary. 

Under the head of unfinished business, an open letter from Mrs. 
Donald McLean, President General N. S. D. A. R., requesting united 
and continuous effort in aid of the completion of Memorial Conti- 
nental Hall, was read by Mrs. Bushnell, at the request of the chair. 

Mrs. Bushnell also spoke in favor of the project, and Mrs. Ed- 
wards, of Dubuque, offered her services as impersonator of "Aunt 
Dinah," the old negro mammy, gratis, to any chapter that will donate 
the proceeds of the entertainment to that fund. 

New business being in order, Mrs. Arthur J. Cox, the Regent, 
cordially invited the conference to be the guest of Pilgrim Chapter, at 
Iowa City, for the state meeting in 1906, and recalled the fact that 
this was a renewal of the invitation given at Davenport two years ago, 
for the meeting in 1905. 

On motion of Mrs. Ogilvie, seconded by Mrs. Tredway, it was 
voted unanimously that the very kind invitation of Pilgrim Chapter be 

A motion by Mrs. Eva C. Metcalf, with numerous seconds, was 
adopted that a conference of the Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion of the states in the Mississippi Valley be held at the same time 
and place. 

Mrs. Merritt Green, Mrs. C. W. A. Hill and Miss Helen Shaw 
were appointed a Committee on Resolutions. 

The conference then took a recess and, as guests of the Dubuque 
Chapter, enjoyed a refreshing and palatable luncheon served by the 
ladies of the Congregational church in the dining-room adjoining the 

Upon reassembling at 1 :30 o'clock p. m.. with the State Regent in 
the chair, the election of officers occurred, Mrs. 1. S. Bigelow, Mrs. 
James Sullivan and Miss R. McKnight acting as tellers. 

Mrs. C. W. A. Hill was elected State Secretary. 

Mrs. W. D. Skinner, State Treasurer. 

Mrs. May F. Montgomery, State Registrar. 

Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells, State Historian. 

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A petition, signed by Regents Mesdames Arthur J. Cox, Emma C. 
Bates, S. P. Dudley, Ada L. Collier and Mary C. Page, requesting 
that the standing rules of the Iowa D. A. R. be amended, was pre- 
sented and granted by the conference. 

The resolution of Mrs. Metcalf that the standing rules of the 
Iowa D. A. R. be altered to conform to the rules of the National 
Society, was adopted. 

On motion of Mrs. L. A. McHenry, it w^as voted that the State 
Regent appoint a committee on standing rules, with that officer as 
ex-officio chairman, to act in accordance with the resolution of Mrs. 

Mrs. Mildred S. Mathes, the ex- Vice President General for Iowa, 
and the ex-State Regents, occupied seats of honor on the platform by 
invitation of the chair, to assist in greeting the Honorable A. B. Cum- 
mins, Governor of Iowa, w-ho now entered the room to the strains of 
"Hail to the Chief," rendered on the piano by Mrs. Wells. He was 
received by the conference standing. 

A vocal duet was charmingly rendered by Miss Maud Marshall 
and Mr. Marc Lagen, who graciously responded to an encore; ac- 
companied by Mrs. Edward Healey. 

In w^ell chosen words the State Regent introduced Governor 
Cummins, who delivered a most scholarly and interesting discourse, 
entitled, "The Puritan and Cavalier," at the close of w4iich the 
speaker held an informal reception, each of the Daughters wishing to 
greet him. 

Mrs. Heustis sang a solo, which w^as followed by "Iowa, My 
Iowa," the Governor and many of the audience joining softly in the 

Report of Committee on Resolutions. 

Resolved: That the high efficiency and impartial rulings manifested by 
our State Regent, Mrs. Rowena E. Stevens, at the Sixth Annual Conference 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution, command our highest ap- 
proval; the work of Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, our Secretary, who has 
so faithfully served us for three years, as well as other state officers, is greatly 

Resolved: That we extend our thanks to Gov. A. B. Cummins, who con- 
tributed so largely to our entertainment by his able and patriotic address; 
also all others who assisted with the program at the conference. 

Resolved: That the press and citizens of Dubuque be duly thanked for 
their kindly assistance. To the Dubuque Chapter of the Daughters of the 

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American Revolution, who so royally entertained all delegates and whose 
personal attentions were only exceeded by their collective hospitality, we 
find words inadequate to express our appreciation. 

Mrs. Merritt Greene, 
Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill, 
Miss Shaw, 

Committee on Resolutions. 

Upon the conclusion of this report, the Sixth Annual Conference 
of the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution was declared 

Daphne Peabody Edwards, 


Seventb State Conference 
Towa City 

October 25 and 26, 1906. 

The Mississippi Valley Conference met in Liberal Arts Hall, in 
Iowa City, October 25, 1906. 

Iowa acting as hostess, Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, State Regent 
of Iowa, called the meeting to order at 9 o'clock p. m. 

Before the conference was formally opened a short memorial 
service was held in honor of Miss Ella Johnson, a member of Pilgrim 
Chapter, who had died at an early hour the day before. 

Rev. Wylie, of the Presb3terian church, read the scripture and led 
in prayer. Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill spoke a few words in memory of 
the deceased and the assembly sang "Nearer My God to Thee." 
Mrs. Rowena E. Stevens closed the service with a few appropriate 

The conference was then formally opened by singing "America." 

The following states were represented : Minnesota, Wisconsin, 
Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. 

It was fitting that the first conference of the Mississippi Valley 
should be held in Iowa, which lies in the very heart of the valley, and 
in this city, the first capital of that state. 

Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill, Regent of Pilgrim Chapter, welcomed the 
officers and delegates most cordially. 

Mrs. Emma H. Stanley, State Regent of Kansas, in a pleasant 
and entertaining manner responded in behalf of her state. 

Mrs. J. C. Applegate, in the absence of the State Regent, very ably 
responded for Minnesota. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Langvvorthy, State Regent of Nebraska, gave a 
very enthusiastic response for her state. 

At this juncture the President General, Mrs. Donald McLean, of 
New York Citv, was announced. 

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The assembly standing, Miss Alice McGee preceded the President 
General as she entered and as they reached the platform, Miss 
McGee unfurled the flag and \lrs. McLean mounted the rostrum 
from under its folds and the assembly sang "The Star Spangled 

On the rostrum to receive the President General were the Iowa 
state officers and Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Vice President General for 
Iowa; Mrs. Langworthy, State Regent of Nebraska; Mrs. Stanley, 
State Regent of Kansas; Mrs. Ames, of Chicago, 111., and Mrs. Apple- 
gate, of Minnesota. 

Mrs. McLean was introduced to the assembly, after which she 
spoke a few words of greeting. 

Excellent papers were prepared by the representatives of the 
several states to this conference. 

The first was a paper prepared by Mrs, Myra McAlmont Vaughn, 
setting forth in a very able manner the "Causes for the slow develop- 
ment of Arkansas." Mrs. Vaughn not being present, the paper was 
read by Mrs. Emma Carr Bates, of Daniel Boone Chapter of Boone, 

Mrs. Emma H. Stanley, of Kansas, gave a paper on the "Sante Fe 
Trail." It was clear, concise and instructive and called forth numer- 
ous questions as to the manner of marking this trail. 

Mrs. H. H. Wilson gave a very able paper on the "History of 
Nebraska," which was well received by the conference. 

Miss Mae Rogers, of Dubuque, Iowa, had a well prepared paper 
on "Historic Iowa," which will be printed with the other papers of 
the Mississippi Valley Conference. 

Mrs. Katherine Braddock Barrows wrote a very notable paper 
on the "Negro in Arkansas." Mrs. Barrows not being present, the 
paper was read by Mrs. Rowena Stevens. 

Mrs. Wm. Heller, of Omaha, Nebraska, gave a very stirring 
paper on "Patriotic Education." 

Mrs. Minerva Ross Ames, of Chicago, Illinois, read in a charm- 
ing manner a well prepared paper on "Historic Illinois." 

Mrs. J. C. Applegate read a most scholarly and interesting paper 
on "Historic Minnesota." 

Mrs. Eunice G. Maddison, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, read a paper 
on "Patriotic Education." It was full of valuable thoughts and was 
listened to with close attention. 

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The most notable feature of the conference was the address by 
the President General, Mrs. Donald McLean. Her extemporaneous 
address was largely on Continental Memorial Hall and Patriotic 
Education and was given with such lucidity of thought, felicity of 
expression and charm of manner that before the speaker had concluded 
the assembly was infected with her enthusiasm. At the conclusion 
of her remarks she paid the State Regent of Iowa a pretty compliment 
when she said that to Mrs. Stevens was due the honor for having 
conceived and so successfully brought about this Mississippi Valley 
Conference, the first of the kind ever held by the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

President Geo. E. McLean, of the State University, gave a very 
strong address on "Patriotic Education." As an expression of the 
high appreciation in which this was received the conference granted 
the President General's request to have this address printed for the 
Patriotic Educational Committee of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution. The conference was much indebted to President McLean 
for escorting them through the University buildings, which added 
greatly to their pleasure. 

Greetings were read from IVIrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards, of 
Columbus, South Carolina, and Miss Mae Rogers, of Dubuque, 
Iowa, sent the following: 

Our first state election was held October 26, 1846. Through 
sixty years of statehood Iowa has climbed the steep stairs of endeavor, 
mounting step by step from mining camp and log cabin to the broad 
platform of nationality, where we stand today on the landing above 
the long stairway of the years and greet our guest who honors us in 
her office of President General. Let us rejoice that we are descend- 
ants of the Continental soldiers, under whose crossed swords the 
English Colonies became the United States of America. 

May Rogers. 

Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Vice President General for Iowa, in behalf 
of the Mississippi Valley Conference offered the following resolutions: 

"Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh." 

Whereas, Our President General, Mrs. Donald McLean, has seen fit to 
honor the Middle West, and Iowa in particular, with her presence, thereby 
diffusing inspiration and enthusiasm to each and every member, and 

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Whereas, Reports most gratifying come to us from north, south, east and 
west, of work accomplished for Continental Memorial Hall, and the steady 
growth and increasing interest of the society; 

Resolved: That to our beloved President General we give our heartfelt 
thanks, realizing that to her devoted and untiring energy we owe our great 

Resolved: That the Vice President General of Iowa and State Regents 
of the Mississippi Valley do pledge their support and heartily endorse Mrs. 
McLean for second term as President General of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

Resolved: That we request the Daughters of Iowa in conference assem- 
bled to concur in these resolutions. 

Sophia H. Bushnell, Vice President General. 
Rowena Edson StevenSj State Regent of Iowa. 
Emma H. Stanley, State Regent of Kansas. 
Elizabeth C. Langvvorthy, State Regent of Nebraska. 
Hattie L. Applegate, Acting for State Regent of Minnesota. 

By motion, the resolutions were unanimously adopted as read. 

Illinois had passed similar resolutions endorsing Mrs. Donald 
McLean, at their State Conference the week before. 

Musical selections were given by Iowa City talent, which added 
to the pleasure of the conference and was greatly appreciated. 

The informal social evening given at the home of Mrs. Ella Lyon 
Hill, on Wednesday evening, proved a very clever way of getting 
the delegates acquainted. Emma Carr Bates, 

Acting Secretary. 


On Thursday evening a formal reception was given the visiting 
delegates and a few invited guests at the home of Mrs. Arthur J. Cox. 

Pilgrim Chapter entertained the conference at a luncheon Thurs- 
day noon at the Berkley Hotel. 

The State Regent appointed Mrs. Emma C. Bates acting Secre- 
tary to assist the State Secretary. 

Representatives from the adjoining states: 

Illinois — Mrs. Stella D. Ainsworth, Airs. Robert W. Colville, 
Mrs. Myrtle D. McMasters, Mrs. Minerva R. Ames, Mrs. Lucy D. 
Evans, Mrs. Norman Ives, Mrs. Anna M. Belusen, Mrs. Emma Der- 
went, Mrs. Ella M. Taylor, Airs. Frank W. Bahuser. 

Nebraska— Mrs. S. E. Langworthy, Mrs. Wm. Heller, Mrs. H. 
H. Wilson. 

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Minnesota — Mrs. Hattie L. Applegate, Mrs. H. S. Dresser. 

Kansas — Mrs. Emma H. Stanlej\ 

Missouri — Mrs. Lucy Gentry Ankenj'. 

The pleasure of the conference was very much in debt to Air. 
Christie for his tenor solos and to Miss Swisher for her beautiful 
harp solos; and to Professor Shambaugh and Dean Gregory for their 
excellent addresses to the conference, the former using as his subject, 
"The View Point," and the latter, "Queen Elizabeth." 

Friday noon Mrs. Arthur J. Cox gave a luncheon in honor of the 
President General, Mrs. Donald McLean ; Vice President General 
Mrs. D. W. Bushnell ; State Regent of Iowa Mrs. Rowena Stevens. 

The Seventh Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution convened in Iowa City in Liberal Arts Hall, 
October 26, 1906. 

Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, State Regent, called the meeting to 
order at 9:00 o'clock. 

After prayer by the Rev. W. D. Williams, the conference joined 
in singing the song "Iowa." 

The Secretary called the roll and the responses from the chapters 
of the state showed an excellent attendance. 

Reports of officers being in order — 

At the request of the Vice Regent, Miss Shaw, who was somewhat 
ill, Mrs. D. W. Bushnell was called to the chair and the State Regent 
gave her annual report, which was as follows: 


Daughters of the Jmerican Revolution of loiva: 

Again it becomes my duty and pleasure to place before 30U the work of 
the state. While there is no remarkable growth, there is steady increase both 
in chapters and in the ranks of "Daughters-at-large." The names of four 
new Regents have been sent to Washington: Mrs. Alice Day Marsten, Miss 
Ellen Lea Hillis, Dr. Ida Bailey and Mrs. J. H. Harrison. The places in 
which they will organize chapters are Ames, Des Moines, second chapter in 
the city, and to be composed of young women ; Washington and Rock Rapids. 
All of these places are very nearly ready to go into full organization. Mrs. 
Jessie D. McMurray's time as Regent to organize at Webster City has 
expired. A new Regent will be named. 

The membership of Martha Jefferson Chapter, of Manchester, having 
been less than twelve for some years, the State Regent recommended its 

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disbandment, and its charter was surrendered in April of this year, Mrs. 
May F. Montgomery resigned as State Registrar during the past winter and 
Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards was appointed to fill the office. Mrs. Ed- 
wards went to work on the "Register of Daughters of Iowa" and the result 
has been placed before you, a copy of the "Iowa Daughters of the American 
Revolution Register for 1906" having been sent to each chapter Regent. With 
the finishing of this work, Mrs. Edwards resigned, as she was leaving the 
state to make her home elsewhere. Mrs. Edwards' work reflects credit upon 
her and will be of great service to the Daughters. It is with deep regret we 
part with her. Her home at present is at Columbia, S. C, where we send 
best wishes to her. 

There has been a demand for the "Registers" and a price should be 
placed on them, as there are not enough to give each member one. The 
Registers cost forty cents apiece. Should you think best to sell them for fifty 
cents apiece, I think you would be able to sell enough to pay for the cost 
of printing all. Only one hundred were printed, but arrangements were 
made so that more could be had if desired. 

The Committee appointed to amend the Standing Rules met and revised 
the same. The Standing Rules will come up for your consideration. 

Quite a number have asked for copies of the "Report of the Sixth Annual 
Conference of Iowa Daughters." Not enough were published to give all, so 
something must be done about the few books remaining; there are not over 
fifteen. Perhaps they had better be held for new chapters. One copy was 
sent to the Pike family association of Boston, and one to a descendant of 
Zebulon Pike in the Fort Dodge chapter. 

Reports of different state officers will give the work of the chapters. I 
leave that particularly to the Historian that you may not be inflicted with too 
much repetition, saying only that Stars and Stripes Chapter again had the 
pleasure of marking the footprints of a great pioneer; and that the study 
pursued by the chapters tends to bring them into stronger sympathy with the 
past and a better realization of the history they are to perpetuate. 

Your representatives at the Continental Congress last April were so 
enthusiastic over Continental Hall that they became possessed of the desire 
to do something that would stand out as Iowa's work at Memorial Hall. The 
matter will be presented by our Vice President General, Mrs. Sophia H. 

The matter of "Patriotic Education" has not progressed very far as yet 
but with the "Mississippi Valley Conference," now in session, the work has 
begun for the states here represented. Mrs. Merritt Greene will be chairman 
of the Committee on Patriotic Education for Iowa. 

The object to be attained by patriotic education is to make intelligent, 
loyal citizens of the foreign-born inhabitants of these United States, and to 
educate, improve and raise the standard of intelligence of the races under 
the dominion of our government. 

The Jamestown Exposition should be of great interest to the Iowa 
D. A. R. this year. Daughters of the American Revolution will have on 
exhibit there relics of the Revolutionary period. The State Regent in each 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 107 

of the Louisiana Purchase states Is made chairman of a committee of her 
choosing in her state, to gather together such articles as they may and send 
to Jamestown for the exhibit. 

One word about the American Monthly Magazine. It is the official organ 
of the National Societj', and to keep in touch with the work it is necessary 
to know what the National Society and Board of Management are doing. 

RowENA Edson Stevens. 


Report of the meeting of Iowa Delegates to the Continental Congress, 
Washington, D. C, April 7, 1906: 

Meeting called to order by State Regent, Rowena Edson Stevens. 

Present — 

Mrs. Louisa Pearsons Doliiver, Fort Dodge. 

Mrs. Sophia H. Bushnell, Council Bluffs. 

Mrs. Anna Ludlam Hewitt, Des Moines. 

Mrs. Eva C. Metcalf, Council Bluffs. 

Mrs. Eleanor Cobb Hubbard, Sioux City. 

Mrs. Luella J. H. Culbertson, Carroll. 

Miss M. R. McKnight, Dubuque. 

Mrs. Bertha Heustis, Dubuque. 

Mrs. Hortense Baily Vail, New York City. 

Mrs. Susan Patterson Dudley, Council Bluffs, 

Mrs. Mary Carpenter Harren, Otturawa. 

Mrs. Ella Letts McCrary, Washington. 

Mrs. Luella Bates Baliou, Boston. 

Mrs. Hattie C. Rhodes, Estherville. 

Mrs. Flora Girton, Washington. 

Mrs. Jane Brady Duxbury, Estherville. 

Present but not voting: Miss Susanna Weare and Mrs. A. Carwell. 

Report of state work read by State Regent. Report showed work in 
excellent condition. 

Election resulted in the re-election of Rowena Edson Stevens, State 
Regent, and Sophia H. Bushnell, Vice State Regent. 

It was unanimously agreed to nominate and support Mrs. Bushnell for 
Vice President General. Mrs. Bushnell, being elected by the Continental 
Congress to the office of Vice President General, later resigned her state 
office, and Miss Helen M. Shaw was unanimously elected to the office of 
Vice State Regent for Iowa. 

Miss Shaw was commended in the Congress for most excellent work 
done for the American Monthly Magazine. 

Through the enthusiasm of Miss McKnight sentiment was aroused for an 
Iowa Room, the matter to be confirmed by the State Conference. 

108 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Madam Regent and Daughters of the American Revolution: 

I have written during the year from November, 1905, to October, 1906, 
two hundred and twenty-five letters and forty postal cards and have filled 
to the best of my ability the office of Recording and Corresponding State 
Secretary. Respectfully submitted, 

Ella Lyon Hill, 
Iowa City, Iowa. 


We have twenty-nine organized chapters in the State of Iowa. 
Nov. 10, 1905. Received from Mrs. W. L. Culbertson, ex-Treasurer. .$ 42.54 
Dues received from twenty-eight chapters 97.50 


Jan. 29, 1906. Paid Universit>' Press Co $ 2.50 

Jan, 29, 1906. Paid Holcomb Publishing Co 33.00 


Continental Hall Fund. 

Oct. 22, 1905. Received from Mrs. Edwards $ 48.75 

Nov. 6, 1905. Received from Mrs. Ogilvie 5.00 

Feb. 21, 1906. Received from Francis Shaw Chapter 30.00 

Feb. 24, 1906. Received from De Shon Chapter 15.00 

Mar. 23, 1906. Received from Ashley Chapter 16.25 

Mar. 24, 1906. Received from Abigail Adams Chapter . 58.00 

Mar. 30, 1906. Received from Letts Chapter 19.00 

Aug. 31,1906. Received from Burlington Chapter 25.00 


Nov. 15, 1905. Paid Treasurer General $ 53.75 

Mar. 31, 1906. Paid Treasurer General 138.25 


On Hand, Continental Hall Fund $ 25.00 

On Hand, Chapter Dues 104.54 

Total on hand $129.54 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Katherine H. Skinner, 

State Treasurer, D. A. R. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 109 

Supplemental Report of Continental Hall Fund. 

List of money sent, which did not pass through the Treasurer's hands, 
and therefore not listed by her: 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter $ 60.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter 25.00 

Dubuque Chapter 20.00 

Denison Chapter 10.00 

Spinning Wheel Chapter 10.00 

Priscilla Alden Chapter 10.00 

Okamanpadu Chapter 10.00 

Mrs. Lettie Dodge Montgomery 10.00 

Daniel Boone Chapter 7.50 

Total $162.50 

Iowa was credited with five hundred fourteen dollars and seventy-five 
cents at the last Continental Congress, so some money is still unreported, as 
neither the State Regent nor the Treasurer were informed of the donations. 

Rowena Edson Stevens, 

State Regent. 


Madam Regent and Daughters of the Iov:a Conference: 

As requested, I have had printed one hundred copies of a Register of 
"Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution." 

The Mason City Chapter failed to reply to my repeated requests for 
information, so the members of that chapter could not be shown. Another 
did not respond until the Register was on the press, but through the courtesy 
of our State Regent I obtained a Year Book of the chapter, and reported 
the names accordingly, but the "Ancestors" were necessarily omitted. In- 
cluded in this Register are eleven hundred and forty-one active members of 
chapters and sixty-five members-at-large. 

On account of leaving the state, I hereby resign as Registrar. It has 
been a pleasure to work with our Regent, Mrs. Stevens, and the other sister 
officers, and it is with a sad heart that I say boodbye. In spirit and in 
D. A. R. membership, however, I hope to be with you for some time, and 
you have my best wishes for all success. Respectfully submitted, 

Daphne Peabody Edwards, 

State Registrar. 


Madam Regent, — Daughters of the American Revolution : 

Reviewing the chapter work of the state, the outlook appears particularly 
encouraging. Reports show the study of American History to be almost 
universal, and social fellowship seems to prevail throughout the state. 
Surely the result of so much organized study and effort along patriotic lines 
must be a loftier patriotism and a staunch Americanism. 

110 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

At the National Congress of the Daughters of the Annerican Revolution 
in April, Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens was given the compliment of re-election 
to the office of State Regent. At this time our Vice State Regent, Mrs. Bush- 
nell, retired to dignify the office of Vice President General. Miss Shaw, of 
Anamosa, became Vice State Regent and Mrs. Daphne Peabody Edwards 
assumed the office of Registrar, in lieu of Mrs. Montgomery, resigned. A 
Register has recently been published, showing able work on the part of its 
compiler, giving, as it does, the ancestry of individual members of thirty 
chapters and many additional D. A. R.-at-large. 

A year has rolled around since the Dubuque Conference, of golden mem- 
ory, when the Iowa Chapters cemented their friendship and improved their 

To your Historian, always keen to connect the present with the past, was 
granted, while in Dubuque, the privilege of discovery in Mrs. Tredway and 
Mrs. Bissel, two granddaughters of the distinguished explorer. Dr. Edwin 
James, the first man to accomplish the ascent of Pike's Peak; for to Zebulon 
Pike was given merely to view the mountain of promise. Now that the 
country is glorifying, and wisely, the name and fame of General Zebulon 
Montgomery Pike, it is time that full measure of praise be accorded to Dr. 
James, who achieved what Zebulon Pike deemed the impossible, in scaling 
the Peak, which he pronounced inaccessible. Particular interest attaches to 
the memory of Dr. James to the Burlington Chapter of "Stars and Stripes," 
for the fact that Dr. James was a citizen of Burlington and lies buried at his 
Rock Spring farm, west of town. Dr. Salter communicated the fact that 
Dr. James met his death on his own farm by a fall from a load of wood. 

So much of interest is constantly unfolding; and the Iowa Daughters 
should certainly encourage the perpetuation of historic facts and landmarks. 

This year Burlington awakened to a fuller interest in Zebulon Mont- 
gomery Pike. A tablet, placed by the Stars and Stripes Chapter in 1905, the 
one hundredth anniversary year of the first unfurling on the Flint Hills of 
the Stars and Stripes, by Zebulon Pike, then a young lieutenant, was 
transferred to an Iowa boulder and formally dedicated, together with a 
twenty-foot flag, presented to the park by the Stars and Stripes Chapter on 
Flag Day, 1906. When we behold the American flag let us recall this hero, 
and recur to that battlefield of Toronto, where our brave Zebulon Pike, 
American general in command of the expedition against Toronto, lay dying, 
his head pillowed on his country's flag, asking what meant the cessation of 
firing; a comrade answered, "It means the Union Jack is coming down and 
the Stars and Stripes are going up." Thus reassured, with a smile, the 
lights were quenched for him; but for us, this lamp of life still glows in 
steady flame of inspiration. 

The Burlington Chapter has accomplished much this past year. Whereas, 
on Decoration Day, 1905, the chapter dedicated its simple marker to John 
Morgan, a Revolutionary soldier, one year later. Decoration Da\', 1906, 
witnessed the impressive ceremonial of the unveiling and dedication of a 
fine granite monument to the memory of this soldier of the American Revo- 
lution, gift of the State of Iowa, aided by Stars and Stripes Chapter of the 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution ill 

D. A. R., and the G. A. R. Miss Edna Morgan, great-great-granddaughter 
of the patriot, unveiled the monument in the presence of a vast assemblage, 
composed of D. A. R., S. A. R., G. A. R. and other patriotic societies and 
citizens. School children helped with the singing. The addresses were made 
by Hon. W. W. Baldwin; Dr. Salter, of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion; Henderson Morgan, grandson of the patriot; Regent of the Stars and 
Stripes Chapter, Mrs. Gate Gilbert Wells, who, prior to lights out and the 
military salute by Company H, closed the exercises with these words: 

With reverent hands we dedicate 

This noble monument to our state; 

We bid its influence reach afar, 

And the lesson teach of the D. A. R. 

Oh, granite rock, stand fast; 

Rehearse your story of the past, 

Through cold and heat. 

Through shock and storm, repeat 

To generations present and unborn the story 

Of brave John Morgan and his deeds of glory. 

Governor Cummins sent congratulations as follows: 

Executive Office, 
Des Moines, Iowa, August 31, 1906. 
My Dear Madam: 

I beg to acknowledge your report relating to the erection of the monument 
at the grave of John Morgan, a Revolutionary soldier. I congratulate you 
most heartily upon the completion of the patriotic work. 

Yours very truly, 

Albert B. Cummins. 
Mis. Gate Gilbert Wells, 
Burlington, Iowa. 

The chapter is to be congratulated upon the speedy realization of its 
purpose, inasmuch as the idea of so pretentious a monument never suggested 
itself to its ambitious design until January, when the Regent presented the 
matter of petitioning the Legislature, along with similar petitions by others 
for Timoth}- Brown, Revolutionary soldier burled in Washington, Iowa, and 
George Perkins, buried in Lee County. 

The chapter appointed its Regent and Miss MacFlynn a committee to 
petition the Legislature, with the result that in March the bills introduced by 
Senator Smith, of the Senate, and Representative Ritter, of the House, favor- 
able to the appropriation of five hundred dollars by the state for the purchase 
and erection of a monument to John Morgan, Revolutionary soldier, carried 
almost unanimously. 

A commission to select the monument and superintend its erection, con- 
sisting of Mrs. Wells, representing the Stars and Stripes Chapter, D. A. R. ; 
Judge Power, of the cemetery association; Commander Daniels, of Matthias 
Post, G. A. R., was appointed by the state. The matter was pushed to 
completion in time for the formal dedication, May 30th, which the Hawkeye 

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pronounced a most significant Memorial Day. Mr. Morris Blair, whose 
Revolutionary ancestor, William Blair, is buried at Kossuth, graced the 

Nine members were added to the chapter during the year. Washington's 
Birthday and Flag Day were honored, the latter by a visit of the Fort Madi- 
son D. A. R. to commemorate the Zebulon Pike unfurling, August 23, 1805. 
Burlington soon returned Fort Madison's visit, as later in the month the 
plan was carried into eilect of a visit to a great-granddaughter of Betsy 
Ross, at the Albright colonial home, where the Jean Espy Chapter were 
hostesses. The Washington chairs and other antiquarian relics were in- 
spected, one of which was especially noteworthy, namely, a work box made 
in 1837 by Miss Key, an aunt of Francis Key, author of "The Star Spangled 
Banner," presented to the granddaughter of Betsy Ross, with the remark that 
it was appropriate that the aunt of the author of the national hymn should 
give something to the granddaughter of the maker of the national flag. 

Lineage books and the National D. A. R. organ have been given to the 
Library. A quota has been added to the Continental Hall fund, with the 
promise of help in furnishing an Iowa room. 

This chapter will be identified with the Keokuk Chapter in the exercises 
which will be held at the dedication of a monument to the Revolutionary 
soldier, George Perkins, when Miss Molly Cruikshank, of Fort Madison, 
descendant of said Revolutionary soldier, will assist at the unveiling. 

On August 18th the Iowa papers commented on the removal of the body 
of George Perkins from McGreer Cemetery, near Primrose (where it had 
rested for sixty-five years), to Sharon Cemetery, Lee County, near Keokuk. 
The grewsome details were added, that all that remained of this soldier 
were a few bones and a wisp of reddish hair. 

Fort Madison, too, reveres the name of Zebulon Pike, and legitimately, 
for to him is attributed the laying out of the fort there in 1807. 

The Regent of this chapter commented upon her participation in the 
Pike celebration, held the week of September 23d, at Colorado Springs, and 
on her interest in the boulder transferred from the summit of Pike's Peak 
to Antlers Park, where it commands conspicuous attention, its four tablets 
rehearsing the history of the Peak's illustrious discoverer. 

Boone has two chapters of earnest workers, doubtless inspired by the 
State Regent's presence in their environment. To the zeal of this officer is 
due the honor of bringing to the West our National President, Mrs. Donald 
McLean. Boone Chapter has prefaced its name with "Daniel" this year, in 
further tribute to this notable pioneer. Forty-three members compose this 
chapter, which cares for a room in the hospital, gives the American Monthly 
to the Library. Washington's Birthday, De Shon and Daniel Boone Chapters 
united in a reception to "Aunt Dinah" at the home of the State Regent, for 
the benefit of "Memory Hall," as Auntie called it. Mrs. Daphne Peabody 
Edwards won great credit as an impersonator of negro character. 

Flag Day a number of the chapter accepted the kind invitation of Mrs. 
Merritt Greene to celebrate the day with Marshalltown Chapter, at her 
home. A most enjoyable day was spent. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 113 

Carroll reports that the Priscilla Alden Chapter is growing vigorously; 
an infant last year, the chapter has already become of age, as it now numbers 
twenty-one members, with candidates on probation. This year's contribution 
to the Continental Hall is ten dollars. 

The Iowa Daughters welcome their youngest chapter, that of Cedar Falls, 
christened Black Hawk Chapter, on its organization, January, 1906, with 
seventeen members enrolled. The new chapter celebrated February 22d and 
is studying Colonial life. 

The Elizabeth Ross Chapter of Ottumwa shows healthy growth, with a 
membership of fifty-nine, sixteen of whom were added this year. Washing- 
ton's Birthday and Flag Day are notable in Ottumwa. 

Cedar Rapids sends word that Ashley Chapter is made up of twenty- 
three members, and this year sent $16.25 to Continental Hall fund. A feature 
of the Washington's Birthday celebration was the reading of Eugene Field's 
"George's Birthday." On June 12th, Cedar Rapids celebrated her semi- 
centennial, at which Ashley Chapter furnished an illustration of early 
Colonial life. The Regent and other officers drove in an ancient coach im- 
ported from Maryland more than fifty years ago. Their costumes were 
Colonial, as was the dress of the equerry and outriders, in powdered wigs and 
cocked hats. 

De Shon Chapter, of Boone, maintains a room at the hospital, for the 
benefit of which a play was given at the home of the chapter Historian. The 
membership of this chapter is forty-eight, with new members soon to be 
added. Twenty-five dollars is this year's gift to Continental Hall. 

Another chapter to be proud of is that at Denison, which has grown to 
a membership of twenty-nine. On Flag Day a handsome new flag was 
dedicated. The chapter will do its part toward furnishing a room in 
Continental Hall. 

It is always gratifying to note the preservation of the Indian names, 
particularly when I am not present to pronounce them, as for example, 
Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville. This chapter, besides celebrating Thanks- 
giving Day with a fine program and a more material feast, gave a costume 
party Flag Day, and, with an entertainment and drill by the school children, 
made ten dollars for Continental Hall. 

Dubuque Chapter is a fine, strong, working body, whose efforts have 
been exerted toward the history room in the Librarj', where the D. A. R. 
will soon place a fine large case for their relics and books already numbering 
eighty-six bound volumes, besides pamphlets and magazines. The chapter 
forwarded a petition to Iowa's honored Senator Allison, requesting him to 
vote for the preservation of Niagara Falls. A note of appreciation was 
received from Mrs. Henderson, in response to resolutions of condolence 
appropriate to the loss of the brilliant speaker of the House. Dubuque held 
its annual luncheon at the Julian, the subjects of the toasts being in original 
vein. Mrs. Collier's was "Early Romances in the Life of Washington" ; 
another subject was "The Lesser Trials of Washington." Flag Day was 
enjoyed at the home of Mrs. Collier, a daughter of Mr. Langworthy, one of 
the earliest settlers of Dubuque, whose history enriches the Dubuque Library. 

114 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Abigail Adams Chapter, of Des Moines, is Iowa's pride, as is appropriate 
to the state capital. The membership numbers one hundred and twenty-nine, 
fourteen of whom were added the past year. Fifty-eight dollars was the 
sum sent to Continental Hall, twenty-five dollars contributed to settlement 
work, with a balance in the treasury. The Washington reception was held at 
the home of the State Treasurer, Mrs. Skinner. 

Waterloo has a chapter of forty-five members, among whom the social 
bond is particularly strong. February 22d was celebrated with the S. A. R. 
Two memorial etchings have been presented to the two respective Carnegie 
Libraries. Money has been contributed to Continental Hall fund, and a 
pledge made to further the object of an Iowa room. 

Marshalltown Chapter has responded to the request for donations to 
several sister chapters. On Flag Day Marshalltown was hostess to Boone 
Chapter. Six new members were added during the year and a promise 
given toward the realization of an Iowa room at Washington. 

From Letts comes an interesting report from the Nehemiah Letts Chapter 
which realizes the idea of clanship in America. A truly exclusive family 
chapter which reflects the spirit of family unity to an inspiring degree. It 
would be a mistake ever to admit outsiders; in the writer's humble opinion, 
the membership should remain as now, the descendants of a common ancestor 
or those who by marriage bear the name of Letts. To satisfy D. A. R. 
aspirants outside the charmed circle, the Letts Chapter could act as sponsor 
to another chapter in this locality. The nineteen members scattered from 
the Atlantic to the Pacific, with only twelve resident members, this year sent 
nineteen dollars to Continental Hall and were represented at the National 
Congress. On Decoration Day the chapter followed the unique plan of 
decorating the graves of ancestors, Nehemiah Letts and that of his son, David, 
also the grave of their "real Daughter." The inscriptions on the flags were 
hand embroidered, the D. A. R. flag holders being employed. Christmas Day 
witnessed the gathering of the clan at the colonial home of the Regent. 
February 22d and Flag Day were celebrated in unison, and in October was 
held a china shower for a bride in this family, each piece bearing the insignia 
of the D. A. R. Truly, a unique chapter! Long may it live to promote by 
its example, reverence for its forefathers, love for kith and kin, and the 
peace enjoyed by those who dwell together in unity. 

The Mary Brewster Chapter, at Humboldt, sent $10.00 to Continental 
Hall. Work is done in conjunction with the Old Settlers' Association toward 
obtaining authentic records in the county. 

Red Oak offers medals to pupils of the High School for best essay on 
subjects assigned. February 22d and July 4th are celebrated. The Regent 
comments: "This constitutes all the work and play in which we indulge." 

Francis Shaw Chapter interests itself in the sanitarium, for which a 
fruit shower was given, and thirty dollars this year forwarded to Continental 
Hall. In addition to this, the chapter pledges one hundred dollars toward 
the furnishing of an Iowa room, conditional on the co-operation of Iowa 
Daughters. Miss Helen Shaw, Vice State Regent, is a member of this chapter. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 115 

The Clinton Chapter is progressive, having for its object the praise- 
worthy work of library innprovement. To the Carnegie Library this chapter 
has presented a Betsy Ross flag, attractively framed, a number of books, and 
is furnishing a room in the Library. A donation has been made to the 
Spanish-American Nurse Association. Along study lines the chapter has just 
completed a course in American History. Socially it has indulged in one 
reception, tendered to their first Regent, now the wife of the American consul 
to Nottingham,* Eiigland. 

The Marshalltown Spinning Wheel Chapter has a membership of 
twenty-four (three new). Sent ten dollars last April to Continental Hall 
fund and made donation to a New Mexico chapter. Gave two social func- 
tions during the year. Colonial costume supper and a luncheon. 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City, has a noble object in the care 
of its "real Daughter," Mrs. Nettleton, for the benefit of whom a social after- 
noon was held. Subject of study during the year was the War of 1812. 
Annual Washington's Birthday banquet included the Sons of the American 
Revolution, several of whom addressed the Daughters. Flag Day was cele- 
brated at one of the club houses situated on the bank of the beautiful Sioux 
river. In 1905 the chapter sent fifty dollars toward Continental Hall. The 
loss of a mem.ber, Mrs. George Bevier, is severel\' felt by all. In response 
to the State Historian, request of a photograph of the noble Floyd shaft, the 
chapter sent a fine one, which is herewith presented to the Historical Society, 
Mr. Shambaugh, president, in accordance with whose suggestion your State 
Historian began collection of photographs of historic landmarks for the state 
society. The collection of autographs of real Daughters, gathered !iy the 
writer, will soon be forwarded to Curator Charles Aldrich to increase the 
autograph collection in the State Historical Building at Des Moines. 

At Independence, the Penelope Van Princes Chapter is composed of thirty 
members who meet monthly and study American history. They have a 
guest night and Flag Day picnic, and entertained on Washington's Birthday 
with a military whist party, sending as a result sixty dollars to Continental 
Hall fund; they gave five dollars to a flower bed toward municipal improve- 

From Fort Dodge comes the word that the chapter presented a flag staff 
to the schools of the city on Old Settlers' Day. It is to mark the spot where 
the flag first floated over the fort, which is the beginning of the 
city, and the site chanced to be the High School grounds. Fort Dodge 
is the residence of Mrs. Maud Livingston, member of the Pike family (whose 
Revolutionary ancestor was the father of Zebulon M. Pike), who sends a most 
interesting fund of unpublished matter concerning father and son. In these 
days, when Zebulon Pike looms so large in the public eye, a few facts from 
her communication will be of interest. The only living niece of Zebulon 
Pike, Mrs. Studevant. of Kansas, ninety-four years old, was born the year 
before Zebulon Pike was killed. She has in her possession the father's com- 
missions of Zebulon Pike, Sr., as captain and major, both signed by George 
Washington, and that as colonel, by Thomas Jefferson. Mrs. Livingston states 
that her mother has an old scrap of paper, which she prizes very much, which 

116 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

contains some verses by Colonel Zebulon M. Pike in his own handwriting. 
She, herself, possesses a poster printed in 1792, describing certain soldiers 
who had deserted and offering a reward for their return, and signed by 
Zebulon Pike, Sr. (father), when he was captain. Mrs. Livingston expected 
to attend the celebration at Colorado Springs, which was ushered in b}- the 
ringing of all church bells, and which included among the week's demonstra- 
tions a brigadier general's salute on the summit of Pike's Peak, the highest 
salute on record. President Roosevelt placed Pike second to Lewis and Clark 
amongst the pathfinders of the West. 

Last, but not least, of the chapters reporting is Iowa City, whose open- 
handed hospitality the Mississippi Valley Conference is now enjoying. The 
Dean of the University gave the annual historical lecture before the chapter. 
Iowa City and Burlington both honored Paul Jones. The latter cit}- he'd 
an open meeting simultaneously with that at Annapolis which closed the 
final chapter in the dramatic history of the naval hero. 

The Historian notes the gift to the Stars and Stripes Chapter, by Miss 
MacFlynn, of a bronze portrait in high relief of Chief Black Hawk, cast ia 
the old Hendry foundry in Burlington. 

Although no report comes from Council Bluffs, distinguished as the 
home of cur Vice President General, Mrs. Bushneil, an item bearing on 
Council Bluffs' past, culled by your State Historian from a niece of Mrs. 
Manuel Lisa, one of the pioneer Spanish fur traders with the IndiaiiS, may 
be of interest. He claimed that his wife, Martha Hempstead Lisa, was the 
first white woman to make the journey in a flat boat on the Missouri river 
from St. Louis to Council Bluffs. She accompanied her husband on one of 
his expeditions, and on awakening in her tent at Council Bluffs was perplexed 
at the row of bright black e\'es leveled at her from underneath the tent. She 
first mistook them for beads. 

Apropos to Indians in the state, there have been several recent Indian 
finds, one on the property of E. P. Eastman, Burlington. Authorities pro- 
nounced the skeleton to be that of an Indian, and Mr. Eastman attended to 
its suitable burial on the bluff side near his home. 

At Maquoketa, Mr. Ellis found the skeleton of a child, surrounded by 
ornaments and trinkets, believed by the finder to be prehistoric. 

With regret that some of the chapters are necessarily unaccounted for, 
and with abiding faith in our ultimate fulfillment of our responsibility as 
Iowa D. A. R., my report is respectfully submitted. 

Cate Gilbert Wells, 
State Historian, D. A. R. 


The Magazine Committee submits the following report: 
Letters were sent to each chapter Regent, asking her earnest co-operation 
in extending the circulation of our national organ, "The American Monthly 
Magazine"; also asking for a report of the number of copies taken by the 
chapter or its members. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 117 

The following chapters sent reports: 

Abigail Adams, of Des Moines, five copies; Ashley, of Cedar Rapids, five 
copies, one of which is placed in the Public Library; Daniel Boone, of Boone, 
six copies; Dubuque, seven, one in the Public Library; Fort Dodge, four 
copies; Francis Shaw, of Anamosa, sixteen copies, one in the Public Library; 
one advertisement, that of Mr. Hubbell, Indian agent, was secured by this 
chapter; Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison, one copy placed in the Public 
Library; Keokuk Chapter, one copy placed in the Public Library; Marshall- 
town Chapter, five copies; Nehemiah Letts, of Letts, two copies; Okamanpadu, 
of Estherville, three copies; Old Thirteen, of Chariton, one copy in the 
Public Library; Penelope Van Princes, one copy; Priscilla Alden, Carroll, 
two, one in its Public Library; the Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burliiigton, 
four new copies; Webster City, one copy. Respectfully submitted, 

Helen L. Shaw, 
Chairman Magazine Committee. 

The State Regent urged the chapters to work for a still larger 
increase in their subscription to this valuable magazine. Iowa and 
Kansas are credited with having done the best work for the magazine. 

Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Vice President General, spoke on Conti- 
nental Memorial Hall and placed before the conference the matter 
of taking a thousand dollar room.* This was but the taking up of a 
communication, sent by her to each individual chapter, explaining the 
plan and asking them to send their delegates to the State Conference 
instructed how to vote. When a rising vote was called for, simul- 
taneously every delegate rose to her feet, thus showing how harmonious 
the state is for any laudable enterprise. Many of the delegates were 
instructed to pledge certain amounts and the certainty of easily raising 
the amount was assured. 

By motion Mrs. Bushnell was instructed to secure the room and 
advance such sum of money as would be necessary. 

Mrs. McHenry, chairman of the Standing Rules, read the same 
as revised by the committee. 

By motion the Standing Rules were adopted as read. 

The conference then proceeded to the election of officers, with the 
following results: 

State Secretary — Mrs. Susan Dudley, Council Bluffs. 

State Treasurer — Mrs. Luella McHenry, Des Moines. 

State Registrar — Miss Ora Cole, Keokuk. 

State Historian — Mrs. Hepler, Fort Dodge. 

*Later — The room has been secured. 

118 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mrs, Cox, of Pilgrim Chapter, made a motion that a collection be 
taken among the delegates for the purpose of buying a gavel for the 
state association. This received numerous seconds and was unani- 
mously carried. 

Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Skinner were made a committee to purchase 
the same. 

Mrs. Green, in behalf of Marshalltown Chapter, extended an 
invitation for the Iowa Conference to meet there next year. 

By motion, the invitation was unanimously accepted. 


Be It Resolved: That the members of the Seventh Iowa Conference of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution, in convention assembled, do 
most heartily thank Pilgrim Chapter for the cordial and delightful hospitality 

Resolved: That, through Pilgrim Chapter, the thanks of the conference 
be extended to the kind citizens of Iowa City and to the professors and 
musicians who have so graciously assisted on the program; and especially 
to President McLean for his able address and his courtesy in giving the use 
of Liberal Arts Hall. Harriet Lake. 

Susanna Weare. 
Susan Dudley. 

Mrs. McHenry made the following motion, which was unani- 
mously carried : 

I move that the sincere appreciation and thanks of the conference 
be extended to the officers of the conference and the able speakers 
from outside the state, who have made this conference such an enter- 
taining and instructive meeting and unqualified success. 

Mrs. Applegate presented the following resolution: 

The state delegates to the Mississippi Valley Convocation, 
Daughters of the American Revolution, assembled at Iowa City in 
October, 1906, have adopted and wish to present the following reso- 
lution : 

JVIiereas, Mrs. Rowena E. Stevens, State Regent of Iowa, and the Pil- 
grim Chapter, of Iowa Cit}-, have called and carried to a successful conclu- 
sion this first convocation of the D. A. R. of the Mississippi Valley, of which 
we shall bear to our homes and chapters such pleasant recollections; 

Resolved: That we thank the State Regent, Mrs. Stevens, and Pilgrim 
Chapter, for their welcome so cordial and for their hospitality so gracious; 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 119 

Resolved Finally: That we request the Iowa State Conference to permit 
these resolutions to be spread upon their records. 

Anne M. Belusen, Illinois. 

Stella D. Ainsworth, Illinois. 

Ella N. Taylor, Illinois. 

Myrtle D. McMaster, Illinois. 

Emma H. Stanley, State Regent, Kansas. 

Hattie L. Applegate, Minnesota. 

Mrs. Robert Colville, State Sec, Illinois. 

Emma W. Dermont, Illinois. 

Minerva Ross Ames, Illinois. 

Mrs. Norman E. Ives, Illinois. 

Mrs. H. S. Dresser, Duluth, Minnesota. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Langworthy, Nebraska. 

Mrs. H. H. Wilson, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Mrs. Lucy Gentry Ankeny, Missouri. 

Miss Lucy D. Evans, Illinois. 

By motion, the resolutions were ordered spread upon the minutes of 
the conference. 

The conference closed on Friday afternoon on motion to adjourn. 

Emma Carr Bates, 
Acting State Secretary. 


Mrs. Sophia H. Bushnell, Vice President General. 

Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, State Regent. 

Miss Helen Louise Shaw, Vice State Regent. 

Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill, State Secretary. 

Mrs. Katherine H. Skinner, State Treasurer. 

Ashley — Mrs. Eunice Madison, Mrs. N. P. McGee, Mrs. Jennie I. Berry, 
Mrs. Adeline Preston, Mrs. Mabel N. Hughes, Mrs. Harriet Boyce, Mrs. 
Mattie Lownsberry. 

Abigail Adams — Mrs. John C. Loper, Mrs. Luella McHenry, Mrs. E. C. 
Musgrave, Mrs. K. Miller, Mrs. Carolyn M. Ogilvie, Mrs. J. W. Cokenower. 

Black Hawk — Mrs. J. M. Fuller, Mrs. Clara Sawyer. 

Cedar Falls — Mrs. A. C. Page, Mrs. C. S. Nems, Mrs. H. C. Hemenway, 
Mrs. Helen G. Hunt. 

Clinton — Mrs. Valeria Harding Mullett. 

Council Bluffs — Mrs. Susan Dudley, Miss L. P. Baldwin, Mrs. W. A. 

Daniel Boone — Mrs. Edna Coombs Gove, Mrs. Olive Damon, Mrs. Emma 
Carr Bates. 

Denison — Mrs. W. W. Ferguson. 

De Shon — Mrs. Maria C. Bibbs, Mrs. Miranda L. Bryant. 

120 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Dubuque — Miss Mary R. McKnight, Mrs. Fanny Tredway, Mrs. Frances 
L. Poole. 

Fort Dodge — Mrs. C. B. Hepler. 

Francis Shaw — Mrs. C. L. Niles, Mrs. Sarah Series, Mrs. M. P. Sig- 
worth, Mrs. Mary Wynkoop Moore. 

Hannah Caldwell — Mrs. Virginia Chambers, Mrs. E. W. Boynton. 

Jean Espy — Mrs. George M. Hanchett. 

Keokuk — Miss Oa Belle Cole, Mrs. Wnti. Hamilton. 

Marshalltown — Mrs. Anthony Daly, Mrs. Martha A\ery Greene. 

Martha Washington — Miss Susanna Weare. 

Nehemiah Letts — Mrs. Rowena Brockway, Mrs. Danvers, Mrs. Mary 
Horn, Mrs. Geo. Remley, Mrs. H. M. Letts, Mary Helen Letts. 

Okamanpadu — Mrs. Hattie C. Rhodes. 

Pilgrim — Mrs. Arthur Cox, Mrs. Mary L. Keene, Mrs. Fanny Byington, 
Mrs. Nettie Biggs, Mrs. Wm. Morrison, Miss Alice F. McGee, Mrs. Kate 
Palmer, Mrs. Helen Wescott Plank, Mrs. Kittie Ruddick, Miss Winifred 
Startsman, Mrs. Luverne S. Wales. 

Penelope Van Princes — Miss Harriet Lake, Mrs. Nellie Spangler. 

Spinning Wheel — Mrs. Mary B. Sandal, Mrs. C. P. Rogers. 

Stars and Stripes — Mrs. Josephine G. Grimes, Mrs. Julia P. Grimes, 
Miss Minerva A. Williams. 

Waterloo — Mrs. Julian Richards. 

Ames — Mrs. Alice Marston. 


Ashley Cedar Rapids Mrs. Adeline L. W. Preston 

Abigail Adams Des Moines Mrs. J C. Loper 

Daniel Boone Boone Mrs. Luella Parks Crooks 

Black Hawk Cedar Falls Mrs. Olive B. Fuller 

Clinton Clinton Mrs. Charles F. Curtis 

Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Mrs. H. C. Hemenway 

Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Mrs. Eva Canfield Metcalf 

De Shon Boone Mrs. Nettie M. Wahl 

Denison Denison Mrs. W. H. Laub 

Dubuque Dubuque Miss R. M. McKnight 

Elizabeth Ross Ottumwa Mrs. J. F. Kerfoot 

Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Mrs. Emma H. Schaupp 

Francis Shaw Anamosa Mrs. Nellie S. Niles 

Hannah Caldwell Davenport Mrs. Virginia Davis Chambers 

Jean Espy Fort Madison .... Mrs. Margaret Atlee Hanchett 

Keokuk Keokuk Miss Elizabeth W. Dunlap 

Marshalltown Marshalltown .... Mrs. Anthony C. Daly 

Mason City Mason City Mrs. Lily E. Markley 

Mayflower Red Oak Mrs. H. C. Houghton 

Mary Brewster Humboldt Mrs. R. J. Johnston 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 121 

Nehemlah Letts Letts Mrs. Nellie Letts, Columbus Jet. 

Old Thirteen Chariton Mrs. Anna G. Copeland 

Okamanpadu Estherville Mrs. Hattie C. Rhodes 

Pilgrim Iowa City Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill 

Penelope Van Princes . . Independence Miss Harriet Lake 

Priscilla Alden Carroll Mrs. Ruth O. Culbertson 

Stars and Stripes Burlington Miss Minerva Williams 

Spinning Wheel Marshalltown .... Mrs. L. C. Abbott 

Waterloo Waterloo Mrs. Julian Richards 

Martha Washington . . . SioUx City Mrs. Eleanor H. Hubbard 

Washington Washington, Iowa Dr. Ida Bailey 


Albia — Mrs. Inez Miller Des Moines — Miss Ellen Lea Hillis 

Fairfield — Miss Jane M. Steele Vinton — Mrs. H. N. Knapp Hallack 

State Center — Mrs. Mary S. Allison Rock Rapids — Mrs. J. H. Harrison 

Webster City — Mrs. Hallie E. Rich- Ames — Mrs. M. Alice Day Marston 

With patriotic and impressive ceremonies, the monument erected 
by the State of Iowa in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa, 
to the memory of John ^Morgan', soldier of the Revolution, was un- 
veiled May 30, 1906. The exercises were in charge of the Stars and 
Stripes Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, through 
whose efforts the grave was located and who were largely instrumental 
in securing the appropriation from the Legislature. The weather 
was ideal. Mrs. Cate Gilbert Wells, Regent of the chapter, presided. 

The attendance at the exercises was large. Most of the old 
soldiers who had gone out to the cemetery to decorate the graves of 
their dead were present, and scores of young people, including many 
school children, crowded around the monument to show their respect 
to the memory of one who had so nobly assisted in securing American 
liberty. It was an occasion of more than local interest. To hold 
within the limits of the city the dust of a hero of Brandywine and 
Germantown is an honor that but few Iowa cities can claim. As Mr. 
Baldwin remarked in his address, the remains of many soldiers of 
the Revolution rest in unmarked spots, and to the Stars and Stripes 
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who rescued 
John Morgan's grave from oblivion all honor is due. To the state 
which has so generously marked his resting place praise should also be 
given. The ritual of the Stars and Stripes Chapter was impressively 
carried out. Dr. William Salter invoked the blessing of God upon 

122 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

the occasion. Following, "America" was sung, the school children 
leading in the singing. 

In a verj' interesting address, Mrs. Gate Gilbert Wells extended a 
cordial welcome to the G. A. R. and other patriotic organizations 
which participated. Following Mrs. Wells' address, the monument 
was unveiled by Miss Edna Morgan, a great-great-granddaughter of 
John Morgan, and Miss Abbie MacFlynn, who read the inscription 
to the audience. This inscription is as follows: 


A Soldier of the American Revolution, 
Born at Gloucester County, Virginia, 1758. 

Died, Burlington, Iowa, 1843. 

Served Two Years in McClanahan's Seventh 

Regiment, Virginia Troops. 

Was in Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, and on Various 

Tours with Peyton and Page's Virginia Militia. 

Erected by State of Iowa, 

Aided by Stars and Stripes Chapter, Daughters of the American 

Revolution, and Matthies Post, G. A. R. 


The ceremonial of dedication was then gone through by the ladies. 
This ceremony was very beautiful. During the dedication the Mor- 
gan family first decorated the grave, followed by every Daughter 
present placing flowers on the grave. Henderson P. Morgan, grand- 
son of John Morgan, gave a very interesting talk on "Recollections 
and Traditions of My Ancestor." 

The principal address was delivered by W. W. Baldwin, repre- 
senting the State Historical Society. It was a very able effort and 
was much appreciated. The school children sang the "Star Spangled 
Banner." After this. Miss Edna Morgan gave the signal to Company 
H for the military salute by placing a silken flag on the grave. The 
salute, "Lights Out," given by the Company closed the exercise of this 
memorable occasion. 

The services were the most impressive and the most important of 
their nature that have ever been held in Burlington. The fact that 
the State Legislature had appropriated the monument to mark the 
grave of John Morgan makes it of interest throughout the state. 
Iowa has but few Revolutionary soldiers buried on her soil and Bur- 
lington has one. For that reason the residents of Burlington and the 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 123 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, D. A. R., are justly proud of the exercises. 
— Newspaper Clipping. 

The exercises of unveiling the tablet to the memory of Zebulon M. 
Pike, pioneer explorer, soldier and hero, were carried out at Carpo 
Park, Burlington, Iowa, June 14, 1906, in spite of the inclement 
weather. The damp, frigid atmosphere kept the crowd away, but 
there was a fair representation of the Stars and Stripes Chapter, 
D. A. R., under whose auspices the ceremonies were conducted, and 
a few others were also present. Had the day been a favorable one, 
it is certain that scores of citizens would have gathered around the 
historic spot to do honor to the memory of the distinguished soldier 
and frontiersman. To Lieutenant Zebulon Pike is accorded the honor 
of first unfurling "Old Glory" upon Iowa soil, and some months 
previous to the unveiling of this tablet, the patriotic Stars and Stripes 
Chapter, D. A. R., conceived the idea of presenting to the City of 
Burlington a tablet marking the historic spot, and also a flag to float 
over it. By the end of the year 1905 the chapter was able to procure 
and erect the tablet. The formal setting of it upon the boulder was, 
however, postponed until in May, 1906. The unveiling of the tablet 
witnessed the last and final act in this labor so generously undertaken 
by this patriotic organization. 

The program was carried out as planned. The ritual service of 
the chapter was conducted by Dr. William Slater, Chaplain. 

Miss Minerva Williams, the Regent, made the address of welcome 
and related briefly the history of the movement to erect the tablet. 
She expressed satisfaction that the work was completed in 1905, the 
one hundredth anniversary of the event it was to commemorate, and 
that the final exercises of its dedication could take place on the Na- 
tional "Flag Day." On behalf of the chapter she presented the 
emblem and flag, stating that the marking of historic spots was to 
encourage a more zealous and abiding patriotism in the life of every 
American citizen. At the conclusion of Miss Williams' address, the 
beautiful flag covering the boulder upon which the tablet was placed, 
was raised upon the pole amid the cheers of the spectators. 

Mayor Unterkircher responded in a brief address, expressing the 
gratitude of the citizens of Burlington for this memorial, and promis- 
ing that the flag should float over the spot on all patriotic occasions. 

Miss Edith White favored the audience with a recitation, "The 
American Flag," which was much enjoyed. 

124 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

A detachment of Companj^ H, Iowa Guards, which was present, 
fired the military salute over the emblem. 

The principal address of the afternoon was given by J. W. Swiler, 
who had prepared a character sketch of Lieutenant Pike. Mr. Swiler 
paid a high tribute to the character and courage of the great explorer, 
and also commended the spirit of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution in erecting the emblem to his memory. He declared that in 
so doing they had marked the first important historical spot in Iowa 
after the acquisition of its territory by our government. Concerning 
the life of Pike, Mr. Swnler gave the following interesting informa- 

"He was born in Trenton, N. J., in January, 1779; his father 
was an officer in the Revolutionary Army, and after the war lived in 
Easton, Pa., and later in Dearborn County, Indiana. The boy se- 
cured a partial education and joined the army at the age of fifteen. 
He gave the government valuable service as an explorer, and discov- 
ered the Rocky Mountains. He played an honorable part in the War 
of 1812 and lost his life in the assault on Fort York, Toronto, at the 
early age of thirty-four. At the time of his death he had been com- 
missioned Brigadier General, but the commission had not reached 

Mr. Swiler's estimate of Pike may be summed up in the following: 

"Lieutenant Pike was prompt and efficient in action ; a thorough 
soldier and an enthusiastic scientist, reserved in bearing, dignified and 
polished in manner, abstemious in habits, temperate and reliable in 
all things, a dutiful son and a faithful husband, who placed duty first 
and never betrayed or disappointed anyone who put their trust in him." 

The tablet is set upon a boulder overlooking the bluff at Burling- 
ton, Iowa. It bears the inscription: 


Commemorative of the 

First Unfurling of the Stars and Stripes 

on this Site by 

Lieut. Zebulon Pike, 

Son of a Revolutionary Soldier, 

Who Landed Here on the 23d Day of August, 1805. 

Erected by the 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, D. A. R. 

— Newspaper Clipping. 

Eidbtb State Conference 

October 17 and 18, 1907. 

The Eighth Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution met October 17, 1907, in the Congregational 
church at Marshalltovvn, Marshalltown Chapter being hostess. 

Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, State Regent, called the meeting to 
order with the handsome new gavel, the emblem of authority', and 
property of the Daughters, selected and purchased by Mrs. Cox and 
Mrs. Skinner. 

The audience joined in singing "America" and repeating the 
Lord's Prayer. 

Mrs. W. R. Forney, Regent of Marshalltown Chapter, welcomed 
the delegates most heartily to the city and the homes of the chapter. 

Mrs. J. C. Loper, Vice Regent for Iowa, responded in true spirit 
of appreciation of the generous hospitality. 

Mrs. Susan Dudley, State Secretary, then called the roll, each 
Regent responding with the date of organization of her chapter; 
each delegate with the most interesting event in the history of the 
chapter. The following responded : 



Abigail Adams Des Moines Mrs. Miller, Regent 

Organized 1893 Mrs. Webster, Delegate 

Daniel Boone Boone Mrs. Mary B. Eddy, Regent's Alt. 

Organized 1903 Mrs. Dell C. Easterly, Delegate 

Black Hawk Cedar Falls Mrs. Alma S. McMahon 

Organized 1906 Miss May Foote 

Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Mrs. Burr, Regent's Alt. 

Organized 1900 Mrs. C. H. Nims, Delegate 

Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Mrs. Metcalf, Regent 

Organized 1907 Mrs. Morrison, Delegate 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

De Shon 



Penelope Van Princes 

Spinning Wheel 

Martha Washington 




Rock Rapids 
Elizabeth Ross 

Fort Dodge 

Francis Shaw 

Hannah Caldwell 

Jean Espy 


Mason City 
Nehemiah Letts 


The conference 
by the State Regent 
state D. A. R. Her 



Iowa City 



Sioux City 



Rock Rapids 

Fort Dodge 



Fort Madison 


Mason City 

Mrs. Wahl, Regent 

Mrs. Bibbs, Delegate 

Mrs. Heustis, Regent 

Mrs. Bohn, Delegate 

Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill, Regent 

Miss Cora Morrison, Delegate 

Miss Harriet Lake, Regent 

Mrs. Geo. Spangler, Delegate 

Mrs. C. C. Trine, Regent 

Mrs. Abbott, Delegate 

Mrs. Richards, Delegate 

Mrs. M: E. W. Pierce, Regent 

Mrs. E. Kleckner, Regent's Alt. 

Mrs. Idah Bailey, Delegate 

Mrs. R. S. Cook, Delegate 

Mrs. Marston, Regent 

Mrs. L. G. Hardin, Delegate 

Mrs. Harrison, Regent 

Mrs. Kerfoot, Regent 

Miss Holt, Delegate 

Mrs. Schaupp, Regent 

Mrs. M. H. Swingston, Delegate 

Mrs. P. Chamberlain, Delegate 

Mrs. Walter Chambers, Delegate 

Mrs. Bell P. Glazier, Regent 
Eliza E. S. Malcolm, Delegate 
Mrs. W. R. Forney, Regent 
Mrs. Merritt Green, Delegate 
Mrs. J. E. E. Markley, Regent 
Mrs. Nellie Letts, Regent 
Mrs. Brockway, Delegate 

then listened to a short and instructive address 
on the finances of the N. S. D. A. R. and the 
written report follows: 


Daughters of the American Revolution of loiva: 

My message to you this year has very much of encouragement for the 
Daughters. Members and chapters are increasing, three new chapters have 
completed their organization since our last conference at Iowa City, and 
many Daughters have been admitted to the society, some joining chapters, 
others remaining at large, showing not only healthy but vigorous growth. 

Your finances have been improving with this growth, whereas the first 
record we have in that line is of the State Treasurer in 1903 turning over to 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 127 

the incoming Treasurer $21.88. In 1904 the Treasurer-elect received $7.50 
and passed on to her successor $45.34. By econonaizing we were able to 
bring the cost of printing the Sixth Annual Report and the Standing Rules 
within this amount, and to have some ten dollars left in the treasury. Each 
year has borne its own expenses since I have been your Regent. 

November, 1904, the Treasurer reported thirty dollars collected from 
twenty chapters; this year your Treasurer will report $115.30 paid in 
chapter dues; every chapter but one, which is at rest, paying dues. You 
see the growth thus indicated. 

At our last conference we were honored by the presence of our Presi- 
dent General, Mrs. Donald McLean, and had as our guests Daughters from 
neighboring states; we greatly enjoyed their company and were glad to 
know them. The meeting was somewhat after the purpose of Samuel 
Adams' Committee of Correspondence. We wished to come into closer rela- 
tionship and know where to find each other in time of need. We trust they 
found us pleasant and agreeable to be with and have a desire to come again. 

I regret to say the Illinois delegation paid their way at the hotel where 
they were located. The two orders on your treasury which your Regent 
signed to pay the bills were never cashed. 

Last conference the matter of Iowa Room in Memorial Continental Hall 
was voted on ; at that time we were not sure of securing the room. Mrs. 
Bushnell, our Vice President General, was instructed by the conference to 
inform the proper person at Washington that Iowa Daughters had pledged 
themselves to raise the thousand dollars and expected to have the room. 
The State Treasurer was instructed to forward to the Treasurer General 
$25.00 to make secure the bargain. Both ladies acquitted themselves well, 
and the room is yours, as you have already been informed by letter. 

Heretofore the money for Continental Hall has been sent somewhat 
promiscuously, some being sent to the State Regent, some to the State Treas- 
urer and some to the Treasurer General direct. It has been a task to keep 
track of it. Of course the Treasurer General keeps account of it, and it is 
to her I have to go to learn how much Iowa Daughters have given. Dona- 
tions have been a little over $500.00 for the past two years and will reach 
very nearly six hundred dollars this year. I wish to urge upon you that you 
send donations for Continental Hall to 3'our State Treasurer. You will 
then have an exact report of it each year and it will be properly assigned to 
the Iowa Room, unless it is so stated the money is to be placed in the general 
fund for Continental Hall. 

Owing to the fact that Iowa, as a state, made no exhibit at the James- 
town Exposition, and that the building in which the D. A. R. were to 
display their relics was not completed until the middle of July, Iowa D. A. R. 
sent nothing to Jamestown. It seemed unwise to send the few things prom- 
ised, and valued above price, so long a distance and at considerable expense, 
for so short a time of exhibition. Miss Shaw will report her work as chair- 
man of the Jamestown Committee. 

The Committee on Patriotic Education has done commendable work; it 
has planted the seed which must now be followed by the nurturing care of 

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every Daughter in the state to bring it to its best and fullest fruition. The 
fostering of patriotism and aiding in making true American citizens is work 
that will continue for many years. The report of the committee will not close 
the work, rather simply show its beginning. It is the unvoiced pledge of our 
blood to Washington to pass on true, intelligent American citizenship to 

The first issue of the Register of Iowa Daughters of the American 
Revolution is exhausted. Chapter officers should place the Registers and 
Annual Reports sent to them where each member of the chapter may have 
access to them. They are published for the benefit of all. 

We have several new chapters, others organizing, and many new mem- 
bers-at-large. A new Register is needed. 

As you have sufficient funds it would seem just, and properly show the 
spirit of independence of your ancestors, that hereafter you bear the expenses 
of the Annual Conference. 

Many of you should have the American Monthly Magazine and not 
trust to picking up information here and there as may happen. You are all 
members of the National Society at all times. Be interested in its work and 
learn that work in a large part from the American Monthly. 

During my term of office many, very many, courtesies have been ex- 
tended to me; it has not always been possible for me to respond in the way 
I should like to have done, but I assure you of my deepest appreciation of :i!! 
kindnesses shown. 

The delegates at Washington last April presented your Regent with a 
very handsome hammered silver spoon, a large one, indicative of the 
measure of their regard. That spoon will be cherished and it is the wish 
of the owner that it may in time to come measure out hospitality and her 
affection to many of Iowa's Daughters. 

This will be my last message to you. You have been my Daughters for 
three years. In retiring from the office I take with me many pleasant 
memories and esteemed friendships and leave with you affection akin to that 
felt by a mother for a true daughter. 

RowENA Edson Stevens. 

Conference then took an intermission until 2 p. m. 

Conference came to order at 2 p. m. 

Miss Lewis and Miss Nicols rendered some beautiful music, after 
which Dr. B. H. Hibbard gave an address on the employment of 
children. Dr. Hibbard talked in his convincing and able manner and 
the lecture was listened to with the deepest interest. A note of 
thanks was returned to Dr. Hibbard by the conference. 

The Secretary then read the minutes of the meeting of the dele- 
gates to the Continental Congress in April and submitted her report 
as State Secretary, which was accepted. 

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Minutes of the meeting of Iowa delegates to the Sixteenth Continental 
Congress at Washington, D. C, April 17, 1907. 

Meeting was called in the Board of Management room, Continental 
Hall, State Regent Rowena Edson Stevens presiding. State Secretary Mrs. 
Dudley being absent, Mrs. Macrea, of Council Bluffs Chapter, was appointed 
Secretary pro tem. The following delegates were present: 

Mrs. Sophia Bushnell, Vice President General. 

Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, State Regent. 

Mrs. Kittie P. Loper, Des Moines. 

Miss Mary McKnight, Dubuque. 

Mrs. Bertha L. Heustis, Dubuque. 

Mrs. Eva C. Metcalf, Council Bluffs. 

Mrs. Mary M. Macrea, Council Bluffs. 

Mrs. Martha Arey Greene, Marshalltown. 

Mrs. Annie Dugan Ackert, Washington. 

Mrs. Emma Carr Bates, Boone. 

Mrs. Nellie Mcintosh Wahl, Boone. 

Mrs. Flora Girton, Washington. 

Mrs. Jane Duxbury, Washington. 

Mrs. Parmela Crooks and Mrs. Luella Ballou were also in attendance 
at the meeting. 

As time for the meeting was limited, the State Regent did not read the 
report she was to present later to the Congress, simply stated that the 
D. A. R. work in Iowa was in most satisfactory condition. 

A motion was made and carried that all Daughters from the state in 
attendance at the Continental Congress and state meeting be allowed a vote. 

The meeting then proceeded to the election of State and Vice State 
Regents. Mrs. Greene moved the unanimous re-election of Mrs. Rowena E. 
Stevens as State Regent; seconded by Miss McKnight and carried. 

Mrs. Heustis and Mrs. Loper were then nominated for the office of Vice 
Regent. Thirteen votes were cast. Mrs. Loper receiving nine, a majority, 
was declared elected as Vice State Regent for Iowa. 

By a unanimous vote of the delegates, Mrs. Clara Aldrich Cooley, of 
Dubuque, was made honorary State Regent. 

Mrs. Bushnell stated that she had had the resolutions passed by the 
Mississippi Valley Conference, endorsing Mrs. Donald McLean, engraved 
and framed and would send to the President General at the New Willard, 
for which, on motion of Mrs. Greene, a vote of thanks was given Mrs. 

Mrs. Anna Roberts Meek reported at the Congress, as delegate from 
Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa. Mary M. Macrea, 

Secretary Pro Tem. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Madam Regent and Daughters of the American Revolution of lozva: 

During the last year from November, 1906, to October, 1907, I have writ- 
ten eighty letters and sent out thirty-one Registers of Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and have tried to fill the office in a satisfactory manner. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Susan L. P. Dudley, 
State Secretary, D. A. R. 

State Treasurer Mrs. Luella A. McHenry then read her report, 
which showed the finances of the society In a very satisfactory condi- 


To the Iowa Chapters, D. A. R., in conference assembled at Marshall- 
town, October 16, 1907, I beg to submit the following report: 

Receipts from 28 Chapters for Iowa State Dues. 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines $ 12.20 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluifs 7.60 

Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown 3.60 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone 4.30 

Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison 3.60 

Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 5.50 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 1.20 

Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 3.60 

Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls 1.70 

De Shon Chapter, Boone 4.90 

Clinton Chapter, Clinton 5.40 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 5.60 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 2.40 

Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls 3.80 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids 2.80 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville 2.30 

Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk 2.70 

Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo 4.70 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa 6.10 

Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts 2.00 

Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton 2.00 

Washington Chapter, Washington 1.40 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City 2.00 

Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll 2.20 

Denison Chapter, Denison 2.90 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City 5.00 

Mason City Chapter, Mason City 1.20 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington 5.20 

Total receipts for state dues $107.90 

Nov. 9,1906. Received from Mrs. Skinner, former Treasurer 97.69 

Iowa state dues fund $205.59 





















































































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Disbursements for State Expenses. 

Nov. 21, 1906. Printiiig Registers $ 37.50 

Nov. 21, 1906. Halftone, Mrs. McLean 3.15 

Dec. 1,1906. Draft 10 

Jan. 17, 1907. Cut of D. A. R. Emblem 2.00 

Apr. 5, 1907. Printing Reports 38.00 

Total expense 

$ 80.75 

On hand in state dues fund $124.84 

On hand Iowa Room fund 324.45 

Amount subject to draft in bank 449.29 

Luella a. McHenry, 
Treasurer of Iowa D. A. R. 

Received from Chapters for Iowa Room in Continental Memorial Hall. 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington $ 25.00 

Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown 25.00 

Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 15.00 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 10.00 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone . 20.00 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines 50.00 

Clinton Chapter, Clinton 50.00 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville 5.00 

Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison 25.00 

Mrs. Mary Hanchett, Fort Madison 10.00 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 25.00 

Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts 30.00 

Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls 5.00 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 25.00 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 10.00 

Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk 10.00 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington 9.45 




















































Total contributions, Iowa Room $349.45 

Paid Dec. 1, 1906, to M. E. S. Davis, Nat'l Treas., on Iowa Room. . . . 5.00 

On hand at date for Iowa Room $344.45 


Oct. 17. Received dues, Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport $ 4.00 

Oct. 17. Received dues. Fort Dodge Chapter, Fort Dodge 3.40 

Total $ 7.40 

Iowa state dues fund to date 205.59 

Total dues received $212.99 

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Expenses to date i $ 80.75 

Convention Expenses — 

Oct. 18. Rent of church $ 13.00 

Oct. 18. Printing program 6.00 

Oct. 18. Printing badges 3.00 


Officers' Postage Expenses — 

Oct. 18. Cor. Sec, Mrs. Dudley $ 1.91 

Oct. 18. Historian, Mrs. Hepler 75 

Oct. 18. Treasurer, Mrs. McHenry 2.00 


Oct. 29. To Treasurer General, Iowa Room . . . 34.55 

Oct. 29. For draft of $404.00 .10 


Nov. 6. Cash on hand to remit to Treasurer $ 70.93 

Received for Iowa Room. 

Oct. 16. Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City $ 10.00 

Oct. 17. Denison Chapter, Denison 10.00 

Oct. 17. Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City 25.00 

$ 45.00 
Iowa Room fund to date 324.45 

Total contribution of Iowa Chapters $369.45 

Voted by conference from general fund 34.55 


Oct. 29. Draft to Treasurer General, Washington $404.00 

Paid to Treasurer General, Washington, for Iowa Room 196.00 

Total amount paid of pledge of $1,000.00 for Iowa Room $600.00 

Total amount of dues received for year $212.19 

Total amount contributed for Iowa Room for vear 394.95 

Total amount received from Dec. 10, 1906, to Oct. 17, 1907 $607.44 

Mrs. McHenry's report was approved. 

State Historian Mrs. C. B. Hepler asked to have her report read 
by Mrs. Dudley and it was so allowed. The report w-as submitted and 

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Madam Regent, Daughters of the American Revolutiott: 

Another year has transpired. Another step taken towards the ultimate 
goal of universal patriotism which we, representatives of a society dedicated 
to the holy cause of patriotism, are endeavoring to implant in the hearts and 
the homes of the people of Iowa. Today we find ourselves in session as 
one year ago. Another milestone nearer the inevitable end towards which 
we are directing our eiforts and our energies. And, in the unbroken chain, 
which shall constitute the added historical documents of the state organiza- 
tion, such progress as has been accomplished in spirit, during the past year, 
will there be found in letter. 

With this conception of the situation and the duties imposed upon me 
as Iowa State Historian of the Society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, I take much pleasure in presenting this, my report for the years 
1906 and 1907. 

In reviewing the reports of chapter work of the state, during the past 
year, a continuance of most of the former, as well as the introduction of 
many new features, is noticeable. The study of American history is an 
important factor in the year's outlined programs. It is practically universal. 
This, coupled with the social fellowship prevailing, has had a tendency to 
more closely unite the chapters and to place them nearer together on a plane 
of co-operation and endeavor. The result is a more thorough organization 
of the state society. 

During the National Congress of the Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, in April, Mrs. John C. Loper, of the Abigail Adams 
Chapter, of Des Moines, was honored by election to succeed Miss Helen 
Shaw, of Anamosa, in the Vice State Regency, whose period expired at that 
time, and who declined re-election on account of her father's health. 

The first chapter to respond to the request for an annual review 
that of the neighboring village on the north, twenty miles distant — the 
Mary Brewster Chapter, of Humboldt. In 1620 there came to the shores of 
America, in the Mayflower, Elder William Brewster and wife, Mary. Two 
members of the Humboldt Chapter, the Regent and Secretary, are directly 
descended from this good couple, hence the derivation of the chapter name. 

This chapter has devoted its study of history to the early Colonial 
period, and has found it profitable and a source of much pleasure. It will 
continue along the same lines of study the coming year. 

A sum of ten dollars was donated to the Continental Hall fund. 

The Mary Brewster Chapter is working co-operatively with the Hum- 
boldt County Old Settlers' Association in collecting historical data, valuable 
as a record of the earlier days. 

This is a field which might be added to the individual work of each 
chapter with much profit and pleasure as a reward for the accumulation of 
valuable historical documents. And, as the Society of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution of Iowa is an auxiliary society of the State Historical 
Association, co-operation might be the means of adding very materially to 
the work of both. 

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The Elizabeth Ross Chapter, of Ottumwa, held its tenth annual meeting 
last November, after a successful year's work. It has not onl}' displayed 
interest in chapter work, but also in aiding in brightening the lives of those 
less fortunate. Current events, especially those of a patriotic nature, forms 
an interesting part of their programs. 

On November 12, 1906, the tenth anniversary of the founding of the 
chapter was celebrated. Mrs. D. A. LaForce was hostess. A delightful 
afternoon was spent. 

Later in the year, Mrs. L. J. Barker, formerly Regent, was tendered a 
surprise gathering, and, following a picnic supper, was formally presented 
with a souvenir of her term of office. 

Again, on February 22d, a Washington's Birthday party was given 
which proved one of the interesting features of the social year. The hostess 
was Mrs. W. T. Wilkinson, who, by her generous hospitality, added very 
materially to the pleasure of the afternoon. The home was beautifully 
decorated with the flags of the chapter. Colonial costumes were the garb 
of those who stood in the receiving line. 

"The Time and Life of the First President" formed the subject of the 
address given before the assembled guests by Major Samuel Mahon. Re- 
freshments and a social time closed the very enjoyable entertainment. 

An interesting report of the National Congress, given b}' Mrs. J. A. Meek, 
delegate to the annual gathering at Washington, was an interesting feature 
of the May meeting. 

The final entertainment of the eventful year, of the Elizabeth Ross 
Chapter, was the Flag Day celebration at the home of Mrs. J. H. Merrill. 

During the year contributions have been given the Continental Hall fund. 

It is with sincere regret that a record of two more names added to the 
list of those departed, be made in the name of the Elizabeth Ross Chapter. 
They are Miss Ida Feidler and Miss Ella Nicholson. 

Mrs. Lillian C. Markley, Regent of the Mason City Chapter, writes an 
interesting response, in part as follows: "Our chapter is young and for the 
most part composed of veritable 'globe-trotters.' It is pleasant, and com- 
posed of congenial members, if we could only get together occasionally, but 
most of the year there are but three or four members here." Owing to the 
delicate health of the Historian of this chapter, recognition has been neces- 
sarily postponed from year to year because of the absence of the year's 

The Cedar Falls Chapter has enjoyed a very happy and successful year, 
if success and happiness may be measured by splendid attendance and uni- 
versal interest. Programs pertaining to the Revolutionary period, followed 
by a social hour and a bountiful course supper, has been a part of the 
year's routine. 

In social pursuit the matter of accomplishing other duties has not been 
forgotten. Another installment of literature has been sent to American 
soldiers in the Philippine Islands. Eight barrels in all were shipped. 

The chapter has also sought to encourage a greater interest in the study 
of Revolutionary history in the Cedar Falls public schools by the presenta- 

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tion of medals for competitive essays on historical subjects. A gold and a 
silver medal were given during the year to the successful students. 

The Cedar Falls Chapter arranged one meeting during the past year 
with the sister chapter, the Black Hawk Chapter, also of Cedar Falls. It 
has observed flag and national holidays, and has assisted in a more general 
observance through the medium of the local newspapers. 

This chapter has had two real Daughters, both of whom have passed 
away. The first, Mrs. Catherine Mower Roadman, died some years ago 
and her memory is held sacred by the remaining members of the chapter, of 
which her daughter, Mrs. Eldridge Wilson, is one. 

The second real Daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Luther Burr, the daughter 
of Theophilus Luther, minute-man in the Revolutionary War. She died 
in 1902, but the stories told during her long and eventful life, remain fresh 
in the minds of those who were wont to gather at her home while living. 

The Cedar Falls Chapter has also, during the past year, framed and 
hung in their library at their quarters, the flag borne so bravely by the 
Thirty-second Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. This flag was made in 
Cedar Falls by the members of the Ladies' Aid Society, and presented to 
the Thirty-second Iowa Infantry prior to its departure for the Southland. 

The Francis Shaw Chapter, of Anamosa, numbers fifty-six, and had the 
Silent Reaper but stayed his hand three daj's longer, the chapter would have 
been honored by the inscription upon its membership roll, the name of a 
real Daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Ryan Scroffs. The document which would have 
made Mrs. Scroifs a member of the Society of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, reached her daughter, Mrs. Nellie S. Niles, but a short time 
after the death of her mother. 

During the past year the Francis Shaw Chapter has devoted much time 
to literary and musical pursuit, with no especial effort to follow up a system- 
atic course of study. 

A feature of the year, which promises to become an annual custom, is 
the repetition of the fruit shower, during which several hundred quarts of 
fruit were donated for the use of the patients of the Anamosa sanitarium. 
This shower, inaugurated in 1905 by Mrs. Niles, then Regent, is all but 
officially acknowledged a part of the annual work of the chapter, as the 
present Regent, Mrs. Charlotte Hartman, has announced an intention of 
aiding in a continuance. 

The chapter's interest in Continental Hall is evinced by the fact that 
one-half of the pledged one hundred dollars, payable in four years, has 
already been sent to the fund. 

Daniel Boone Chapter, named from the famous scout, though compara- 
tively young is in a flourishing condition. It is making a study of the City 
of Washington and its environs, and during the past year has prepared 
many interesting papers. 

Social gatherings, showers, and picnics have given variety to the year, 
during which time several gatherings at Jordan, at which resident members 
were hostesses, have been enjoyed. 

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June 14th, Flag Day, was spent in a most enjoyable manner at the home 
of a chapter member, gentlemen as well as ladies being present to participate 
in the supper on the lawn. Then followed toasts and the general social 

Mrs. Bates, a member of the chapter, placed a number of the lineage 
books in the Public Library. 

Ten new members have been added to the Daniel Boone Chapter since 
March 18th. 

The Historian of the Black Hawk Chapter writes as follows: "I fear 
I have no news for you. We are so young a chapter we have had no time 
to make history. We have no real Daughter, and a small membership. We 
have a social meeting once a month, and have had picnics and gatherings to 
which the gentlemen were invited. On Washington's Birthday the enter- 
tainment was indeed enjoyable. We united with the Cedar Falls Chapter in 
giving a patriot's program in the schools. A picture of the ride of Paul 
Revere and a fine flag were given the two rooms which assisted in the 

Although small, the Black Hawk Chapter displays a splendid spirit 
and its influence will undoubtedly be felt in the future, more and more as it 
grows in membership, and necessarily spirit. 

Concerning the naming of the Ashley Chapter, of Cedar Rapids, the 
following excerpt has been submitted: "The records in the Adjutant Gen- 
eral's office of the State of New Hampshire show that in 1776 Samuel 
Ashley, of Winchester, was colonel of the Thirteenth Regiment of Militia. 
A staff roll of Colonel Ashley's regiment, which marched to the relief of 
Ticonderoga, June, 1777, reports Colonel Ashley paid for service from June 
29, 1777, until July 11, 1777. An abstract of rations for General John 
Stark's staff in 1777, reports Colonel Ashley as receiving rations for sixty 

The Ashley Chapter, of Cedar Rapids, was named in honor of Cyntha 
Ashley Weare, the daughter of the above named Colonel Samuel Ashley, 
and in compliment to his granddaughter, Mrs. Mary A. Ely, now in her 
eighty-ninth vear; and a prominent and active member of the chapter, a 
great-granddaughter, Mrs. Laura Weare Walker, is also a member of the 
Ashley Chapter. 

During the past year the Ashley Chapter has endeavored to raise a fund 
towards the purchase of a bronze fountain to be presented to the city. A 
considerable sum for its purchase has been raised, some remaining yet before 
the purchase can be possible. 

The social side of the organization has not been neglected by the Ashley 
Chapter. A dinner in memory of the first President, was given on the eve 
of February 22d. Each chapter member invited a friend to be present, and 
a party of sixty dined at small tables, lit by crystal candelabra holding red, 
white and blue candles, and a splendid musical program and social hour 
concluded the entertainment. 

The Dubuque Chapter has had six meetings this year, since the annual 
meeting in October, 1906. A meeting was held in December at the home 

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of Mrs. A. W. Tredway, Jr., on which occasion a report of the conference 
was read. The following month, January, Mrs. C. Dennis entertained the 
chapter at her home. Miss May Rogers then read a carefully prepared 
history of Dubuque, and Mrs. Heustis, our Vice Regent, contributed several 
musical numbers. Other members were listened to, followed by delicious 

In February a dinner was served the chapter at the Wales, on the 22d of 
February. Also, in March, Mrs. F. E. Bigelow and Miss Bissell entertained 
the chapter, providing a literary and musical program. 

In May the members of the chapter gathered in the studio of Mrs. 
Heustis to listen to the report of the delegate to the National Congress at 

In June, the chapter enjoyed a dinner at the Golf Club. Following 
dinner. Judge Oliver P. Shiras delivered a patriotic address, at the close of 
which Mrs. D. H. McCarty sang "The Star Spangled Banner." 

During the past year the Dubuque Chapter has installed a set of cases 
in the historical room of the Public Library, for the display of historical 
objects. A number of historical relics were collected and exhibited by the 
chapter. The exhibition proved very interesting and unique, and attracted 
large numbers of the city's guests. 

A large number of the visiting veterans of the Civil War gathered at 
the Library, where they met members of the Dubuque Chapter of the D. A. R. 
appointed to remain with the exhibit and to receive the visitors. 

The present Historian of the chapter, Mrs. Bissell, has been making an 
effort to secure Revolutionary ancestry sketches of the chapter members, both 
real and traditional. 

In Independence the Penelope Van Princes Chapter is devoting its 
time to the study of American history, and last year completed the Revolu- 
tionary period, and commenced on the study of the administration of George 
Washington. Tea and lunch is usually served at the monthly gatherings, 
and delightful entertainments form an important part of the chapter year. 

February 22d was observed by a birthday party, whist following the din- 
ner served, the members, each of whom was permitted to bring one guest, 
being dressed in Colonial garb. 

The Flag Day celebration was held later than customary, it being 
observed at the beautiful home of Mrs. George Spangler, a chapter member, 
at Winthrop. 

The chapter has joined the Munson Federation, which is a federation 
of women's organizations, the object of which is to give attention to public 
buildings which, through carelessness or for other reasons, are permitted 
to become dilapidated. Five dollars a year towards a fund for the care of 
these buildings is pledged by each organization. 

A sum of ten dollars was given to the Continental Hall fund towards 
the Iowa Room. 

An Educational Committee, for work in the public schools of Indepen- 
dence, was appointed during the year. Prizes will be arranged and given 

138 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

for competitive essays on historical and patriotic subjects selected by the 

Using Fiske as a text-book, the Waterloo Chapter has devoted much of 
the programs of the year to the study of American history. The non-resident 
members have experienced an equal interest with the resident members and 
have been the source of many interesting and carefully prepared papers 
throughout the year. Two of these non-residents are of Washington, D. C. ; 
one of Seattle, Washington; one of North Dakota, one of Chicago, and others 
from the vicinity of Waterloo. 

Mrs. F. H. Bowman, of Waverly, a member, entertained the chapter 
at her home during the year, a luncheon and social recreation forming the 
amusement of the day. 

February 22d was observed by a joint session with the Sons of the 
American Revolution at the Irving Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Kingsley being 
host and hostess of the occasion. 

An address on the life of Patrick Henry was delivered by Dr. E. R. 
Hutchins, of Des Moines, which proved very interesting. A banquet and 
toasts followed the address. 

Much interest in the chapter work is experienced by the members of the 
Waterloo Chapter. A number of interesting and paying ideas have been 
incorporated into the routine, among others the distribution of copies of the 
American Monthly. 

The Regent of this chapter subscribed a sum of ten dollars, individually, 
towards the Iowa Room in Continental Hall. 

Many applications for membership have been received, and a movement 
to encourage especial interest in the study of American history among the 
seventh and eighth grades of the city schools has been inaugurated. 

The financial year of the Clinton Chapter has been particularly suc- 
cessful. A sum of fift)- dollars was donated to the Continental Hall fund; 
a sum of one hundred dollars appropriated towards the furnishing of the 
D. A. R. room in the Clinton Carnegie Library; sixty dollars more towards 
books for the D. A. R. section of the Library, the balance of the funds on 
hand being appropriated for the nucleus of a fund for the erection of a 
drinking fountain in the city. 

The chapter year is divided into four separate parts: the first quarter 
assisting in the annual Valentine party; the second, the celebration of Flag 
Day, given up this year owing to the death of a member of a family prom- 
inent in chapter work; the third, a Porch Kensington, held at the home of 
Mrs. Artemus Lamb, and the last, the Thanksgiving entertainment for the 
husbands of chapter members, also. 

To the Marshalltown chapter belongs the honor of having been first in 
securing the Iowa Room in Continental Hall. The twenty-five dollars 
pledged during the State Convention at Iowa City, a year ago, was the 
first to be received by Mrs. McHenry, State Treasurer, that amount being 
jiecessarv to reserve the room desired. 

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Some new members have been added during the year, three prior to the 
election of the new Regent, and one since. A number are waiting for the 
return of their credentials, having already been recommended. 

During the year two deaths have saddened the chapter, the first being 
that of Mrs. Comstock, recently a resident of Minneapolis, and in June that 
of Mrs. Henry McCombs, a singer of great promise, and one deeply inter- 
ested in the work of the chapter. The loss is indeed a great one. 

The Okamanpadu Chapter, of Estherville, organized in May, 1903, has 
at present a membership of over forty ladies, from the twelve who were 
originally influential in effecting organization with Mrs. Emma G. Allen as 
first Regent. 

The year has been devoted to study and social fellowship, literary and 
musical programs giving variety. It gave its mite to the Continental Hall 
fund, and besides presented to the Public Library a large and beautiful flag. 

The naming of the chapter involves an interesting legend, and is taken 
from the Sioux, meaning "Where the Herons Nest." It comes from a beauti- 
ful southern Minnesota lake, which an early missionary relates of as being 
a haunt of the blue crane, or heron. 

The Jean Espy Chapter, of Fort Madison, has done no especial work 
during the past year. Seven meetings were held, and at each a luncheon 
served. The chapter has one honorary members, Mrs. Kate Albright Robin- 
son, a granddaughter of Betsy Ross. It has also one real Daughter, Mrs. 
Mary Fancy. 

The chapter numbers forty-one ladies, and three transferred during the 
past year. Two have dropped from the organization. 

A vote to change the fiscal year from June to January was taken and 
carried, during the early part of the year, and the Year Books show the 
names of those officers elected last January. 

Martha Washington Chapter, of Sioux City, has had a most eventful 
year. The real Daughter of this chapter, Mrs. Emily Nettleton, is the care 
and pride of every member. She will be ninety years of age on the 15th of 
next January, and enjoys splendid health. Her memory is perfectly clear, 
and it is indeed a pleasure to listen to the stories of her early life, which she 
relates in a loveable manner. 

The circumstances of the enlistment of Mrs. Nettleton's father in the 
Continental Army is indeed peculiar. His father, Ebenezer Reed, was forced 
from the army after enlistment, owing to ill health. The son, Justus Reed, 
then a lad of seventeen years, begged for his place and was given it. He 
survived the Revolution, and lived to a hearty age. Mrs. Nettleton is the 
child of his old age by a third wife, he being sixty-two years at the time of 
her birth. 

The year's study of the Martha Washington Chapter has been devoted to 
Revolutionary heroines, the ladies reviewing and living over again the 
eventful careers of Margaret Winthrope, Mercy Warren, Abigail Adams and 
many other heroic women who have aided very materially in the construction 
of freedom. 

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The chapter was organized February 22, 1896, and last February, as on 
all previous years, the celebration of the anniversary was shared with the 
Sons of the American Revolution. A generous banquet and entertainment, 
in which the families of the members of both organizations participated, 
was enjoyed. Among the decorations the beautiful silk Betsy Ross flag, the 
property of the chapter, was used. The program given, together with the 
national colors generously displayed, proclaimed the two-fold meaning of 
the gathering. 

Flag Day was spent at the beautiful summer home of Mrs. Hallam, 
"Wildwood," across the Sioux river. The delicious country air, scenery, and 
the bounteous hospitality of the hostess, made the day one to be remembered 
above the year's entertainments of the chapter. 

The Keokuk Chapter has likewise enjoyed an eventful year. The present 
membership is thirty-four, with one to be added in the near future. 

It received the honor of special recognition during the Iowa City Con- 
vention a year ago, by the election of one of its members, Miss Ora Belle 
Cole, to the position of State Registrar. 

The Revolutionary period has formed the study of the year, while the 
most interesting event was the erection of a monument to George Perkins, a 
Revolutionary soldier, buried at New Sharon, in Lee County. The erection 
of this monument was largely due to the efforts of the Fort Madison Chapter, 
as well as the Keokuk Chapter. 

The work of the Pilgrim Chapter, of Iowa City, was divided into two 
distinct parts, the first six months being devoted to the raising of funds for 
the Seventh Annual State Convention and the Mississippi Valley Conference, 
the regular educational and social work of the j^ear following. 

The manner in which the delegates and officers were entertained at the 
hospitable homes thrown open to them, is one of the more pleasant memories 
of the Iowa City Convention, and really the greatest achievement of the 
chapter year of the Pilgrim Chapter. 

The Abigail Adams Chapter, of Des Moines, consists of one hundred and 
thirty-five members, at the present time. One life member has been added, 
Mrs. J. W. Cokenower. The chapter has been enlarged by the addition of 
ten new members, during the past year, five of them having been transferred 
from other chapters. 

This chapter has one real Daughter of whom it is very proud — Mrs. L. F. 
Andrews. Mrs. Andrews takes an active interest in the work of the chapter. 
A paper prepared and read by her during the May meeting was sent to the 
American Monthly by unanimous vote of the chapter, in which organ it 
was published. 

One death has saddened the year of the Abigail Adams Chapter, that of 
Mrs. Mary Barker Ely, wife of Captain Ely, which occurred April 10, 1907, 
at Iowa City. 

Misses Mason and Stone, two of the younger and brighter members 
of the chapter, have married recently, but still remain true to the society. 

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The gatherings of the Abigail Adams Chapter, during the year, have 
been both profitable and enjoyable. The regular business sessions and pro- 
grams have been given variety by gatherings of a more social nature. 

On February 22, at the home of Mrs. Gardner Cowles, was the scene 
of the chapter entertainment, while the final demonstration of the year was 
an earl}- summer picnic, at which the Sons of the American Revolution were 
guests and furnished the program jointly with the ladies of the chapter. 

Financially, the year has been a splendid one. A sum of fifty dollars 
was donated towards the Iowa Room in Continental Hall. Also a sum of 
twenty-six dollars was given a Young Woman's Christian Association build- 
ing fund. 

The Abigail Adams Chapter was signally honored by the election of 
Mrs. McHenry to the position of State Treasurer, during the convention of 
last year at Iowa City. 

It was again honored by the appointment of two of its members to places 
on important committees during the Jamestown Exposition; Mrs. McHenry, 
on the Jamestown Expositional, and Mrs. Musgrave, on the Patriotic Edu- 

The Priscilla Aiden Chapter, of Carroll, holds regular meetings the first 
Friday of each month, from September to June, inclusive. It has done no 
special work during the year. Some of its members are residents of Glidden 
and other points in the vicinity, which makes it a difficult matter to meet with 
a full membership each time. The efforts are necessarily scattered. 

Glidden members of the chapter were hostesses at the June meeting, 
Mrs. Stevens, the State Regent, being present and contributing to the pleasure 
of the afternoon by a patriotic address on the aims of the Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The Washington Chapter is still in its infancv, having only been organ- 
ized during the past year. It is quite enthusiastic, however, and has demon- 
strated a decided interest in the work of the society. 

February 22d was spent with the Nehemiah Letts Chapter, at Letts, while 
Flag Day was observed at the home of the chapter Historian. 

One Revolutionary soldier is buried at Washington, Timothy Brown. A 
sum of five hundred dollars was appropriated by the State Legislature for 
a monument to mark his last resting place, to which has been added a sum 
of two hundred dollars, through the efforts of the Washington Chapter. 
The stone will be placed and dedicated the latter part of this month. 

The year with the Stars and Stripes Chapter, of Burlington, has been 
one of varied study and pleasure. Nine regular meetings have been held, 
with a record of remarkable attendance. Two special celebrations have also 
marked the year, while five of the regular meetings have been devoted to 
special topics, viz., the Revolution in the East, patriotic songs and poems, 
United States army regulations, the history of patriotic songs, and the Revo- 
lutionar}' service of our ancestors. 

In the celebration of Washington's Birthday the Stars and Stripes Chap- 
ter united with the City Federation of Women's Clubs, and gave a Colonial 
reception and exhibition of Revolutionary relics for the benefit of the "City 

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Beautiful" fund. This was not only a financial success, but also socially. 
Much interest was displayed in the relics on exhibition, among them being a 
basket taken from the British at the battle of Bunker Hill, a pewter tea-pot 
owned by a member of the historical Boston Tea Party, a Revolutionary 
powder horn, a china platter used by President Monroe at the White House, 
also a Revolutionary haversack. 

Flag Day was appropriately observed at the suburban home of Miss 
Grimes. A splendid program was given, and the afternoon spent in a very 
enjoyable manner. 

On Memorial Day flowers were placed upon the grave of John Morgan, 
to whose memory a granite monument was erected a year ago under the 
auspices of the Stars and Stripes Chapter. 

A sura of $25.00 was given towards the Iowa Room in Continental Hall, 
and the American Monthly placed among the files of the periodicals at the 
Public Library. At the September meeting of recent date, it was decided to 
also present the library with six volumes of the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register. 

The study of the French participating in the American Revolutionary 
War is the work outlined in the chapter book. 

The Stars and Stripes Chapter was represented at the Continental Con- 
gress, last April, by Miss Martha Lane. 

The year of the Council Bluffs Chapter has been successful, both finan- 
cially and socially. 

Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, one of the representative members of this chapter, 
was greatly honored by election to the position of Vice President General, 
during the Continental Congress at Washington, April, 1906. 

Another member of this chapter to receive recognition for her sincere 
interest in the work of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution was Mrs. W. H. Dudley, made State Secretary during the convention 
at Iowa City. 

One of the more interesting features of the social year was the visit paid 
Council Bluffs by Mrs. McLean, the President General of the society. Mrs. 
Bushnell tendered Mrs. McLean a reception, during which Mrs. W. W. Sher- 
man sang "Maryland, My Maryland," in memory of the girlhood home of 
Mrs. McLean, and "Iowa" for an encore. 

The chapter presented Mrs. McLean with a huge bouquet of American 
Beauty roses, the presentation speech being made by Mrs. Hyndshaw, who at 
that time enjoyed the distinction of being the youngest member of the chapter. 

An equally brilliant affair was tendered the distinguished guests of the 
city, and members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 9th of 
November, by Council Bluffs Chapter. Assisted by Mrs. A. B. Cummins, 
Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, Regent; Mrs. W. H. Dudley, State Secretary; Mrs. 
E. V. Bender, and Mrs. Robert Montgomery, the daughter of General Dodge. 
Mrs. Bushnell received the guests, among whom were Mrs. John A. Logan, 
General Grenville M. Dodge, General Fred D. Grant, General Smith D. 
Atkins, Captain Spoor, Archbishop Ireland and Father Thomas Sherman. 

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This is the first entertainment ever tendered members of the Society of 
the Army of the Tennessee, in Iowa, by the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, and at the close of the reception a resolution of thanks for the 
splendid hospitalitj' was proposed by General Grant. 

Flag Day was appropriately observed by the Council Bluffs Chapter, 
also a number of card parties given at the homes of the members during the 
year and a Continental Tea, the receipts of which were donated to the Con- 
tinental Hall fund. 

The Nehemiah Letts Chapter, of Letts, has enjoyed an interesting and a 
successful year, and, during the past twelve months has decided to look after 
neglected cemeteries, having no historic spots to preserve, and are doing a 
noble work in a comparatively wide and unfrequented field. A search for 
the graves of the real Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution is 
being made, and when found steps to preserve the memory of the one sleep- 
ing beneath are taken. 

The year was devoted to the regular study and social gatherings, several 
showers to departing members of the chapter being given, also the presenta- 
tion of several sets of china upon which was the ensign of the National 
Society. In our May meeting it is our custom to look after flags that we 
keep over the graves of the Daughters of real soldiers and also our ancestor, 
Nehemiah Letts, Revolutionary soldier. This spring, as we went to one real 
Daughter's grave to place the flag for the summer there, we found a beautiful 
new monument had been erected and the old-time slab gone, and under the 
inscription was the following beautifully chiseled in the granite: "A 
Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier." We felt the honor due the flag that 
our chapter had kept over his grave. Slowly and silently the flag had done 
its work. As it was blown by the summer wind amid the sunshine and rain, 
it had touched the heart of a grandson and he had erected it to her memory. 

The past year has been a pleasant and successful one with the Fort 
Dodge Chapter. The study of American history, during the Revolutionary 
period, has held an important place in the chapter Year Book. 

The business sessions have been varied with social gatherings, the first 
of importance in the year being that of a Colonial Tea, given on the night 
of October 19th, for the purpose of raising a fund to liquidate the remainder 
of indebtedness on a flag staff erected the summer of 1906 on the site of the 
first flag raised over the military station in pioneer days. 

The entertainment was one of interest, the ladies of the chapter dressing 
in Colonial costume, the suite of rooms in which the entertainment was given 
being transformed into a Colonial home. 

The old year was closed with a fancy dress ball, which was equally as 
successful as the Colonial Tea. 

The annual election of oflScers brought no change, but the addition of two 
new officers, a Librarian and a Custodian of the Flag, Miss Anna Hepler 
being elected to the position of the former, and Mrs. C. H. Smith to that of 
the latter. 

A renewal of the subscription to the American Monthly presented the 
Public Library was voted, and with it the placing of the back numbers of 

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the magazine on the shelves of the Library. A case for them was also 

On the 22d of February, Mrs. J. E. Brown, chapter Historian, was hostess 
to the chapter at a dinner. It was preceded by a patriotic address by Mon- 
signor Lenihan, and followed by a social evening. 

A picnic formed the entertainment of Flag Day at the home of the State 
Historian, Mrs. Charles B. Hepler, followed by an automobile ride. 

There is but one vacancy in the chapter for the year, that left by Miss 
Lyle Roper, who was united to Mr. Earl McNaughton on the 17th of Sep- 
tember and has since made her home in Des Moines. 

The Fort Dodge Chapter was indeed honored during the Iowa City 
Convention, by the selection of its delegate for the office of State Historian. 

Denison Chapter has twenty-nine members and ten meetings were held. 
They were addressed by one of those leading lawyers on "Irish-American 
Colonists," followed by a social hour. They closed this year's work with a 
picnic. Two of their members became life members, paying the twenty-five 
dollars. They have contributed toward the Iowa Room in Continental Hall, 
and have also helped the Federation of Clubs toward putting the Cemetery 
Association on a stronger financial basis. 

Not having received reports from De Shon, Hannah Caldwell, Red Oak 
and Spinning Wheel Chapters, they are necessarily unaccounted for. 

Respectfully submitted, in love and abiding faith for the future, 

Mary Millard Hepler, 
State Historian, D. A. R. 

Conference then adjourned. 

Thursday evening program was composed of selections on the 
pipe organ by Ralph M. Hix, solo by Miss Mae Smith and an able 
address by Capt. Hadley, Secretary S. A. R. The program was 
much enjoyed by those present. The exercises closed with the singing 
of "Iowa" by Mrs. Bertha Heustis, the audience joining in the chorus. 

Friday morning, meeting was opened with prayer, offered by Mrs. 
McKim. "The Star Spangled Banner" was inspiringly rendered by 
Mrs. Meeker. Miss McKnight, chairman of the Patriotic Educa- 
tional Committee, gave a brief report of her work. Mrs. Bates, a 
member of the committee, supplemented the report with her experi- 
ences in the work and made some very good suggestions for future 
development, which received the hearty endorsement of the delegates. 

Madam State Regent and D. A. R. of lo^va: 

The chairman of the Patriotic Educational Committee begs leave to 
submit the following report received from members of the committee only: 

As this was our first year of such work under the N. S. D. A. R. we 
could only expect a few chapters to take it up, and show any decided results. 
Next year, under the capable and energetic leadership of Mrs. Bates, of 
Boone, we surely will make great progress. 

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Nearly all, if not all, chapters celebrate the most important anniversaries 
of our Colonial days, so will not repeat that such a chapter observes Wash- 
ington's Birthday, etc., or that it has a lecture on a Revolutionary battle. 

Boone, Daniel Boone Chapter, has already accomplished much for 
patriotic education by securing the co-operation of the superintendent of the 
public schools, and they hope to have public playgrounds and vacation or 
manual training schools. At a series of "Mothers' Meetings" that were 
being held at the different ward buildings, one of the Daughters gave a short 
talk on "Patriotism in the School." The chapter has placed in the Public 
Library eight D. A. R. lineage books and hopes to complete the set. 

The Burlington Stars and Stripes Chapter purchased and presented to 
the Public Library nine volumes of "The New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register." 

Cedar Falls: Cedar Falls Chapter celebrates Washington's Birthday, 
Flag Day, etc., but on the Sundays near Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays 
attend a church where there is a sermon appropriate to the day, and patriotic 
music sung by a quartet from the State Normal. Black Hawk Chapter unit- 
ing with them, the chapters attend in a body. Also, both chapters joined in 
purchasing a large picture of "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," and a 
beautiful flag, which they presented to two rooms of the eighth grade in the 
public school. This grade gave a very entertaining patriotic program, and 
all that took part in it were presented with certificates commendatory of their 
work, signed by our President General, Mrs. Donald McLean; our State 
Regent, Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens; Mrs. O. C. Fuller, Regent of Black 
Hawk Chapter; Mrs. L. S. Hemenway, Regent of Cedar Falls Chapter. Dur- 
ing the summer this chapter sent three boxes of literature to the Philippines. 
The year's study has been along patriotic lines, especially our own state, as 
they have studied Sabin's "History of Iowa." 

Davenport: The chapter there has presented good portraits of George 
and Martha Washington to the High School, and twice have offered prizes 
for the best essay on a patriotic theme. 

Des Moines: Abigail Adams Chapter belongs to the City Federation of 
Women's Clubs, and co-operate in the work of the "Newsboys' Club." This 
club is composed of all sorts and conditions and nationalities of homeless 
boys, or those worse off than homeless. The club has a room that is centrally 
located with a regularly paid man and his wife in attendance, with books 
and games, and many trained workers in special lines, such as gymnastics, 
manual training, music, etc., giving them an evening in each week. The 
chapter gave the club a U. S. flag. 

Dubuque: Dubuque Chapter has presented two large pictures to the 
High School, and to the Public Library several sectional cases filled with 
books of genealogical or kindred subjects; also to the Library a large, fine 
case for holding and exhibiting gifts and loans of historical value. 

Independence: The Penelope Van Princes Chapter had planned to place 
flags in the public schools, but found that the Women's Relief Corps con- 
sidered that its duty, so only assisted it in placing a large one in each room 
of the public schools. 

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Iowa City: Pilgrim Chapter presented to the Grammar School a picture 
(framed) of the Presidents and a Dictionary of U. S. History. To the High 
School a framed copy of the Declaration of Independence and the University 
Parlor of Liberal Arts, "Presentation of the Flag to General Washington by 
Betsy Ross." This chapter has the great advantage of being in a university 
town and having willing and able professors lecture on patriotic and educa- 
tional subjects. At these lectures guests are invited so that the good seed is 
far-reaching. Our State Regent, Mrs. Stevens, has accomplished much good 
work and this urgent need of patriotic education has her hearty support and 
co-operation, for which we are thankful, and feel sure next year the committee 
will have accomplished much more. Respectfully submitted, 

Mary Rebecca McKnight, 


The State Regent appointed the following committee on resolu- 

Mrs. Malcolm, Fort Madison. 

Mrs. Kerfoot, Ottumwa. 

Mrs. Easterly, Boone. 

Mrs. Rowena B. Brockway, chairman of the Magazine Commit- 
tee, read and submitted the following report : 


The American Monthly Magazine, the organ of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, published by the National Society. This heading 
alone should be enough to inspire every Daughter of the American Revolu- 
tion to subscription. But I fear that my report as chairman of the Magazine 
Committee will not show this to be the case in Iowa. 

After being duly appointed by our State Regent, I plead ignorance of 
the work and begged her to appoint someone else, but for reasons best 
known to herself I must go to work. 

I was given the outline usually followed, but owing to serious illness in 
the family I did not begin the work until early in March. I wrote thirty- 
two letters, one to each chapter Regent, asking her co-operation and pointing 
out the necessity of more subscriptions. In answer to these thirty-two letters, 
I received three replies, one from Marshalltown, one from Clinton, one from 
Cedar Falls, and these were not of an encouraging nature. 

The question at present is: What is wrong with the American Monthly, 
the Regents, or the chairman of the Magazine Committee, that I can give 
no better report? After writing the Regents of the various chapters, I felt 
that the pleasure and the responsibility was theirs in presenting the work to 
their individual chapters. 

I now think that I should have written them again, but I did not, there- 
fore I have not the exact number of subscriptions in the state. Last year's 
statistics show sixty-two subscriptions. That Is a small number for a state 
with so large a membership. We admit that the American Monthly has 

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never reached the standard of perfection. We hope it will. But it is ours, 
the only magazine of the kind printed in behalf of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and we should stand by it, subscribe for it, and write 
for it, if it were not half as good as it is. By so doing, we would help 
improve it. 

The reports of the proceedings in Washington at the Continental Con- 
gress, also the reports of our worthy State Regent — these alone are worth 
more than the price of the magazine. Every program committee will find 
many suggestions by reading what other chapters are doing in patriotic work. 
Many good poems and sketches of Revolutionary fame are worth reading in 
chapter meetings. 

Truly, the Daughters of the American Revolution do not understand 
what the magazine can do for them or these conditions would not exist. Iowa 
with twelve hundred members does not show one hundred subscriptions. I 
beg of every Regent and delegate to go home and bring this matter before 
her chapter, urge it more than ever before. 

The financial condition of the magazine is serious, and, while effort is 
being made to place it upon a paying basis, we as loyal Daughters should 
lend a helping hand. Chapters should not be satisfied by placing a single 
copy in the City Library. It is an excellent plan, far be it from me to discour- 
age it, but a better plan is to place it in the homes of the Daughters, for 
many a loyal Daughter is too busy a woman to do much reading at the 
Public Library. When it comes fresh from the press to her own reading 
table she is more sure to give it her attention. Perhaps at first she looks 
over it with a languid curiosity, later she is sure to welcome it, and uncon- 
sciously is being informed upon the work in her own state in particular, and 
upon the national work in general, and when she attends chapter meetings 
you note that she is well informed upon these subjects. Give it a liberal 
support and the result will be better and brighter issues of the American 
Monthly Magazine. 

Miss Helen L. Shaw, being detained at home by the illness of her 
father, Colonel Shaw, her report as chairman of the Jamestown Ex- 
position Committee was not read but is herewith submitted : 


My Dear Madam Regeiit: 

Allow me to submit the following report of the effort made to secure 
articles to be sent by the Iowa Daughters to the exhibit to be made at the 
Jamestown Exposition by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

In the early part of nineteen hundred and seven (1907) I received from 
you a circular letter to be sent to our chapter Regents, requesting their assist- 
ance in making a collection of Revolutionary relics. These I sent together 
with a letter to each Regent, also to many from whom I thought it possible 
to secure articles. Invariably, where I received replies at all, it was to the 
effect that those keepsakes which the person owned were souvenirs from 
those long gone and too valuable to be parted with, even as a loan. 

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I received but one article. Tiiis came from Miss Matsell, near Anamosa, 
who sent a square of limestone about one inch square, taken from "the slab 
upon which Gen. George Washington stood when he took the oath of office 
as President of the United States, April 30, 1789, in Federal Hall, Wall 
Street, New York (now subway building)." I will add that Miss Matsell is 
the owner of two chairs used by General Washington, a letter from him to 
one of her ancestors, and many other interesting relics. 

Miss Putnam, of Davenport, daughter of our first State Regent, and Miss 
May Rogers, of Dubuque, both of whom own much valuable silver and other 
Revolutionary and Colonial articles, were written to but considered that they 
hold them in trust and could not send them so far away. 

I then wrote to Mr. Charles Aldrich, of the Historical Building, in Des 
Moines, thinking that the state might own something which we might be able 
to secure. Mr. Aldrich replied that there were as yet no relics of Revolu- 
tionary times in the state collection, a defect which the Daughters of Iowa 
might do well to try to remedy. 

Finding that the result of all my labor was one little piece of limestone, 
it seemed that Iowa would be more honored in her antiquities at home than 
abroad. Hence, nothing more was attempted. Respectfully submitted, 

Helen L. Shaw, 
Chairman Jamestown Exposition, Iowa D. A. R. 

Mrs. McHenry moved that the expenses of the conference at 
Marshalltown be paid out of the state treasury. Motion seconded 
and carried. 

Mrs. Metcalf moved that thirty dollars be taken from the state 
treasury and added to the Continental Hall fund, thus rasing the 
amount to six hundred dollars paid by Iowa Daughters toward the 
Iowa room; seconded by Mrs. Loper. Carried and so ordered. 

Motion made by Mrs. Hepler, seconded by Mrs. Kerfoot, that the 
D. A. R. secure space in the Historical Building at Des Moines for 
placing relics for safe keeping. Motion prevailed and Mrs. Hepler, 
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Musgrave were appointed a committee to 
secure the space. 

Mrs. Schaupp, in the name of the Fort Dodge Chapter, extended 
a cordial invitation for the State Conference to meet in Fort Dodge 
October, 1908. The conference voted to accept the invitation. 

The following resolutions were read by Mrs. Loper: Resolved: 
That we, the D. A. R. of Iowa, in conference assembled in Marshall- 
town, appreciating the able manner in which Mrs. Drayton W. Bush- 
nell has filled the office of Vice President General of the National 
Society, do heartily recommend to the Continental Congress her re- 
election, and pledge her our support. The resolution was adopted. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 149 

Mrs. Bates moved that the Standing Rules be again printed, suffi- 
cient in number that each member in the state may have a copy ; 
seconded by Mrs. R. S. Cook. Motion carried. 

The conference then adjourned to meet at Mrs. Merritt Greene's 
after a luncheon most hospitably served to all the conference by that 
great hearted lady at her home. 

After a most bountiful repast, the delegates were called to order 
by the State Regent and proceeded to the election of state officers. 

Mrs. Stevens stated that as there was pending an amendment to 
the Constitution providing for the election of State Regent and Vice 
Regent at State Conferences, which it was believed would carry and 
be in force at the close of the next Continental Congress, she would 
anticipate a little and the conference might nominate her successor 
and she would gladly endeavor to carry out the wishes of the confer- 
ence at Washington next April. Miss Lake was then nominated for 
State Regent and Mrs. Merritt Greene received the unanimous vote 
of the conference for Vice State Regent. 

Election of other state officers resulted as follows : 

Secretary — Mrs. Ella Hardin, Ames, Iowa. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn, Dubuque, Iowa. 
Registrar — Mrs. Cynthia D. Musgrave, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Historian — Mrs. C. B. Hepler, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

It was moved and carried that the state society pay for all neces- 
sary stamps and stationery used by the state officers, except the State 
Regent, who is provided the same by the N. S. D. A. R., and that the 
Standing Rules be so amended. 

The Resolutions Committee then reported : 

Resolved: That the conference render a vote of thanks to the ladies and 
gentlemen of Marshalltovvn for their hospitality and kindly reception and 
entertainment to the officers and delegates in attendance at the Eighth 
Annual Conference, Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution ; also to 
the Marshalltovvn and Spinning Wheel Chapters a vote of thanks for all 
courtesies and attention shown the visiting Daughters. 

Mrs. E. E. S. Malcom. 

Mrs. J. F. Kerfoot. 

Mrs. Del Cotton Easterly. 

With the acceptance of this report the Eighth Annual Conference, 
D. A. R., was declared adjourned. Susan L. Dudley^ 

State Secretary. 

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"But life, though falling like our grain, 
Like that, revives and springs again." 

Mrs. Adeline Wood Preston. Mrs. Mary Barker Ely. 

Mrs. Laveria Brown Stewart. Mrs. Mattie Young McCombs. 

Mrs. Ellen E. Pierce Everson. Mrs. Nellie Sweet Comstock. 


Abigail Adams Des Moines Mrs. Sylvia Penn Miller 

Ashley Cedar Rapids .... Mrs. Jennie I. Berry, Vice Regent 

Black Hawk Cedar Falls Mrs. Alma White McMahon 

Candle Stick Hampton Miss Marion E. V'ought 

Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Mrs. Harriette Collin Hurd 

Clinton Clinton Mrs. Valeria Harding Mullett 

Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Mrs. Eva C. Metcalf 

Daniel Boone Boone Mrs. Parmela S. Crooks 

Denison Denison Mrs. Edna Alura Lamb 

De Shon Boone Mrs. Nettie M. Wahl 

Dubuque Dubuque Mrs. Bertha L. Heustis 

Elizabeth Ross Ottumwa Mrs. Daisy F. Kerfoot 

Francis Shaw Anamosa Mrs. Charlotte Page Hartman 

Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Mrs. Emma H. Schaupp 

Hannah Caldwell ...Davenport Mrs. Virginia D. Chambers 

Iowa Rock Rapids Mrs. J. H. Harrison 

Jean Espy Fort Madison .... Mrs. Margaret Atlee Hanchett 

Keokuk Keokuk Miss Elizabeth W. Dunlap 

Mason City Mason City Mrs. Lily E. Markley 

Marshalltown Marshalltown ....Mrs. Helen B. Forney 

Martha Washington . . Sioux City Mrs. Eleanor H. Hubbard 

Mary Brewster Humboldt Mrs. R. J. Johnston 

Mayflower Red Oak Mrs. H. C. Houghton 

Nehemiah Letts Letts Mrs. Nellie Letts 

Okamanpadu Estherville Mrs. Hattie C. Rhodes 

Old Thirteen Chariton Mrs. Anna G. Copeland 

Penelope Van Princes. Independence ....Miss Harriet Lake 

Pilgrim Iowa City Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill 

Priscilla Alden Carroll Mrs. Ruth O. Culbertson 

Spinning Wheel Marshalltown .... Mrs. Anna B. Howe 

Stars and Stripes Burlington Miss Minerva Williams 

Sun Dial Ames Mrs. Alice Day Marston 

Washington Washington Dr. Ida Bailey 

Waterloo Waterloo Mrs. Julia Richards 

Waucoma Waucoma Miss Addie M. Potter 

Webster City Webster City Mrs. Hallie E. Richardson 

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Albla — Mrs. Inez Miller. 

Des Moines — Mrs. Ellen Hillis, for young women. 

Des Moines — Mrs. Eva Paul Van Slyke. 

Fairfield — Miss Jane M. Steele. 

Guthrie Center — Mrs. Ona Ellis Smith. 

State Center — Mrs. Mary S. Allison. 

Vinton — Mrs. H. N. Knapp Halleck. 


The luncheon served by Mrs. Greene to the members of the 
D. A. R. Conference at Marshalltown filled to overflowing the 
measure of hospitality extended the Daughters by Marshalltown 
Chapter. It was a delightful affair and added to the reputation of 
Mrs. Greene as a most gracious hostess. It will long be remembered. 

Death has called a number from our ranks this year and saddened 
many hearts. No greater eulogy can be pronounced of a brave soldier 
than that he died in action. So may it be said of the Daughters who 
have been taken from us. Our sympathy is with all over whom the 
cloud of sorrow rests. 

Since the conference, two chapters have completed their organiza- 
tion: Waucoma, at Waucoma, Miss Addie M. Potter, Regent; 
Candle-Stick Chapter, at Hampton, Miss Marion E. Vought, Regent. 

A Regent has been named at Des Moines for another chapter, 
Mrs. Eva Paull Van Slyke. Also Mrs. Bernice McCoid Crail is 
organizing a chapter at Fairfield. 

Chapter officers should inform the State Regent and state officers 
of changes in the chapter membership. In that way a bureau of in- 
formation can be established in the state and save time and expense. 
Only such matter as comes to the State Regent from authoritative 
source can she add to the report of the State Secretary. 

The delegate from Ashley Chapter was ill at the hotel and unable 
to report to the conference. 

nantb State g^onfereftce 
fort Doage 

October 14 and 15, 1908. 

The Ninth Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution met October 14 and 15, 1908, in Fort Dodge, 
Fort Dodge Chapter entertaining the conference. 

Miss Harriet Lake, State Regent, called to order and the con- 
ference was opened by the singing of "America," Miss Neva Gates 
presiding at the piano. Dr. Drake, of St. Mark's, following with an 
impressive invocation which breathed a high and patriotic spirit. 

The address of welcome was given by Mrs. Emma H. Schaupp, 
Regent of Fort Dodge Chapter, which was hostess to the conference, 
welcoming the delegates in well chosen words to the hospitality of 
Fort Dodge, which was responded to by Mrs. Merritt Greene, of 
Marshalltown, Vice Regent, who emphasized the privations and hard- 
ships of the Revolutionary wives and daughters which had resulted 
in the opportunities and privileges of the daughters of today. 

The roll call of chapters and officers by the State Secretary, Mrs, 
Ella R. Hardin, followed and was responded to by twenty-five chap- 
ters, the name of the chapter being given with the name of the Regent 
and delegate. 


Mrs. Luella McHenry, Regent 
Mrs. Ella Still, Delegate 
Mrs. J. C. Deacon, Regent 
Mrs. J. P. Musser, Delegate 
Mrs. C. B. Van Slyke, Regent 
Mrs. E. G. Miller, Regent 
Miss Lucy Plummer, Delegate 
Miss Marion E. Vought, Regent 
Mrs. Eva J. Carter, Delegate 



Abigail Adams 

Des Moines 


Cedar Rapids 

Beacon Hill 

Des Moines 

Black Hawk 

Cedar Falls 

Candle Stick 


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Cedar Falls 

Cedar Falls 


Council Bluffs 

Council Bluffs 





Daniel Boone 



De Shon 






Guthrie Center 

Guthrie Center 


Francis Shaw 



Fort Dodge 

Fort Dodge 





Martha Washington 

Sioux City 


Mary Brewstet 






Penelope Van Princes 



Priscilla Alden 




Rose Standish 

Rock Rapids 


Spinning Wheel 



Sun Dial 



Revolutionary Dames 






D. N. Hurd, Regent 
W. A. Bryant, Delegate 
D. W. Bushnell, Regent's Alt. 
Victor Bender, Delegate 
C. J. Scott, Delegate 
Edna C. Gove, Regent 
Almeda Harper, Delegate 
Miranda L. Bryant, Regent 
Andrews, Delegate 
Bertha L. Heustis, Regent 
J. J. Rowan, Delegate 
Ona Smith, Regent 
Dell Gates, Delegate 
Charlotte Hartman, Regent 
H. W. Sigworth, Delegate 
Emma H. Schaupp, Regent 
J. P. Dolliver, Delegate 
W. R. Forney, Regent 
W. C. Payne, Delegate 
Augusta Dean, Regent's Alt. 
Kleckner, Delegate 
Robert Johnston, Regent 
John Amundson, Regent 
Hattie C. Rhodes, Delegate 
C. E. Ransier, Regent's Alt. 
G. F. Spangler, Delegate 
W. L. Culbertson, Regent 
Mary Culbertson, Delegate 
J. H. Harrison, Regent 
F. B. Parker, Delegate 
H. J. Howe, Regent 
C. A. Eadie, Delegate 
Alice Day Marston, Regent 
Caroline Bowman, Regent 
Sherman I. Poole, Delegate 
Julian Richards, Regent 

Miss Harriet Lake, the State Regent, then followed with her 
report on the work of the National Society and so much of the state 
work as had been under her direction the six months previous to the 
conference and following her election at the Continental Congress. 
Her report in full follows: 

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Since your present Regent was elected to office the latter part of April, 
almost at the close of the working year for the chapters and for the National 
Board, you will expect from her no record of accomplishment. 

At the time of the last State Conference there were thirty-three active 
chapters of the D. A. R. in Iowa. Ten chapters were organizing. Between 
the time of the Conference and the expiration of the former Regent's term 
of office, four chapters completed their organization: The Candle Stick 
Chapter, of Hampton; Waucoma Chapter, of Waucoma ; New Castle Chap- 
ter, of Webster City, and the Guthrie Center Chapter, of Guthrie Center. 
During that time Mrs. Carrie Brundage was appointed Regent at Grinnell, 
Mrs. Pearl S. Walters at Toledo, Mrs. Van Slyke at Des Moines, Mrs. 
Maiken at Albia, to take the place of Mrs. Miller, whose time had expired; 
Mrs. Tisher at Alden, Mrs. Richardson at Belmond and Mrs. Needels at 

In June Mrs. Caroline Bowman was appointed Regent at Waverly. The 
chapter is already organized, christened the Revolutionary Dames Chapter, 
and is represented here by the Regent and Registrar. Beacon Hill Chapter, 
Des Moines, was organized October 7th. 

In June Mrs. Kate Evans Tharp was appointed Regent at Clarinda, and 
in October Mrs. Gilbert Titus at Winthrop. There are now thirty-nine 
active chapters in Iowa and ten organizing. The Regency of Miss Jane 
Steele, at Fairfield, and that of Miss Ellen Lea Hillis, at Des Moines, having 
expired by limitation. Considerable correspondence has been carried on 
concerning the organization of chapters in other localities, but, as yet, 
without positive results. Two hundred and twelve letters have been written 
on D. A. R. business. 

The books of the Treasurer General show that there are 1,571 members 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa. Of this number, 
1,458 are chapter members, 113 are members-at-large. 

It was a great disappointment to many of the Daughters that the amend- 
ment making it possible for us to elect our State Regent in our State Confer- 
ence was not acted upon at the Seventeenth Continental Congress, because 
it had not been presented in the right way, with the proper number of sig- 

The most important action taken by the Congress was the vote to bond 
Continental Memorial Hall, or in some way borrow the money to complete it. 
It was not a unanimous decision. Some of the Daughters opposed it bitterly. 
The President General pointed out that we had already expended about 
$270,000 on the Hall and we had $50,000 more in the Continental Hall fund. 
She said the architect informed her that the building had remained in an 
unfinished state as long as was safe, that an unoccupied building always 
deteriorates, and that the action of the weather was very injurious to the 
walls of an unfinished building. Moreover, that money has been lost in mak- 
ing small contracts and it would be economy to raise the money and make 
a large contract to complete the Hall. The Treasurer General pointed out 
that the D. A. R. is an organization with a sure income. We have over 

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50,000 living members, paying a dollar (or more) a year into the treasury. 
This year there was a surplus of $18,000.00 to turn over to the Continental 
Memorial Hall fund, and this surplus is likely to increase. 

The completion of the Hall evidently appealed to the majority of the 
Congress as a good business proposition, for a resolution was passed author- 
izing the Board of Management to borrow the necessary money, not to 
exceed $200,000.00, for the completion of the Hall, and to take all the neces- 
sary steps for its completion. 

Dr. Ellen Spencer Mussey, Vice President General of the District of 
Columbia, was appointed to negotiate the loan. Mrs. Mussey informed 
me, at Boston, in June, that she had had no trouble In doing this on most 
advantageous terms. 

Because of the honor which this body has conferred upon me, in making 
me State Regent for Iowa, I was invited, during my vacation, spent at the 
birthplace of my father, Cortland, N. Y., to participate in the celebration of 
Old Home Week, on D. A. R. Day, as a guest of honor, with Mrs. McLean, 
our President General, and Mrs. Story, State Regent for New York. With 
these distinguished ladies I participated in a delightful private reception, 
and in an open meeting followed by a public reception. The honor was for 
Iowa. I regret the Daughters could not all share the pleasure. 

The Old Home Week celebration marked the one hundredth anniversary 
of the founding of Cortland County, and was first suggested by Tioughnioga 
Chapter, D. A. R. It is a good thing to step aside from the onward rush, to 
review the past, to take stock for the future and to gather the local history 
ere it is too late. Some of our Iowa Chapters may like to make use of the 
old home idea. We should appreciate what the preservation of local history 
means. Had it been preserved in Revolutionary times, how much easier it 
might have been for us to prove our title to the National Society. 

The report was approved and accepted. 

The report by the Secretary was then given, of the delegates to 
the Continental Congress in Washington, by Miss Mary Avis Scott, 
Secretary pro tem of the meeting; also the Secretary's own report of 
her work, both of which were accepted. 


Minutes of the meeting of Iowa delegates to the Seventeenth Continental 
Congress, held in Washington, D. C, April, 1908: 

Wednesday, April 22, 1908. 

Iowa state meeting was held in the north gallery of Continental Hall. 
Present: Vice State Regent Mrs. Loper; Misses Ankeny and Scott, Des 
Moines; Mrs. Mullet, Clinton; Mrs. Metcalf, Council Bluffs; Mrs, Ballou, 
Boone; Mesdames Heustis and Roshek, Dubuque; Mrs. Harrow, Ottumwa; 
Mrs. Hubbard, Sioux City; Miss Lake, Independence; Mrs. Howe, Marshall- 
town; Mrs. Copp, Burlington; Mrs. Girton, Waterloo; Mrs. Ferguson, Wau- 

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coma, and Mrs. Bushnell, Vice President General — fifteen votes, the Vice 
Regent electing not to vote. 

The meeting was called to order b}- the Vice Regent and Miss Scott was 
elected Secretary pro tem. 

The Regent having been instructed to proceed to the election of officers 
regardless of the state meeting at Marshalltown, motion was made to proceed 
to an informal ballot for State Regent. Motion carried. 

The chair appointed Mrs. Heustis and Mrs. Howe tellers. The result 
of the informal ballot was nine votes for Miss Lake, two for Mrs. Metcalf, 
one for Mrs. Heustis and one for Mrs, Howe. Motion was then made to 
declare Miss Lake the choice of the meeting, and she was unanimously so 

Mrs. Loper then recognized the State Regent-elect, who responded briefly 
and with taste. 

The informal ballot for State Vice Regent resulted in nine votes for Mrs. 
Green, two for Mrs. Heustis, one for Mrs. Loper and one for Mrs. Howe. 
Formal vote was then cast for Mrs. Green, who was declared elected. 

The names of the candidates for Vice Presidents General were introduced 
and discussed, but no formal action was taken. 

The Vice Regent then introduced a copy of the resolution prepared by 
the Texas delegation, to which they asked our endorsement. The resolution 

Resolved: That hereafter a call of the roll shall be satisfied by the State 
Regent of each state arising in her place, at the head of the delegation of the 
state of which she is Regent, and announcing the state of which she is 
Regent, the number of delegates present and entitled to vote in such delega- 
tion, according to the instructions of the delegation previously given, which 
vote, unless challenged, shall be accepted and recorded as the vote of the 
delegation on each and all matters of business before the National Convention. 

Discussion was general. Motion was then made to approve of matters 
regarding the roll call, but not to endorse the clause in regard to the vote 
on business matters. Carried. 

Mrs. Metcalf moved the State Regent be empowered to appoint her own 
committees as soon as she comes into office. The motion was seconded by 
Mrs. Roshek, of Dubuque. Motion was put and carried. 

It was moved and seconded that the state officers constitute a Board of 
Management and be empowered to regulate the work of the state meetings 
and to use such funds as are deemed necessary for the carrying on of the 
work. On this motion discussion was general. It was the opinion of the 
meeting that this is the present status of the officers, and that they are so 
empowered by the national and state constitutions now in force, owing to 
which, Mrs. Hubbard moved the motion be tabled as not pertinent. 

Mrs. Howe moved a rising vote of appreciation of our Vice President 
General, which was heartily responded to. 

Mrs. Howe then moved a similar mark of appreciation of our sweet 
singers, Mrs. Heustis and Miss Abbott. Likewise, cordially concurred in. 

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Mrs. Bushnell spoke of Continental Hall funds and regretted that the 
methods employed by the Iowa women in forwarding their contributions had 
not been such as to reflect most credit on the state, and suggested that in the 
future each chapter send the money and have it handed in from the stage, as 
is customary for most other states. 

Mrs. Loper reported on the inadequacy of her instruction and the total 
absence of all report, and asked the clemency of the delegation. 

The meeting was then adjourned. Mary Avis Scott, 

Secretary Pro Tern. 

Madam Regent and Daughters of the Americatt Revolution of loiva: 

During June, 1908, I sent out about sixty copies of the notices to state 
officers and chapter Regents, informing them of the election of Miss Lake 
as Regent and Mrs. Green as Vice Regent, at Washington in April, and 
informing them that copies of the Standing Rules were in my hands and 
could be had on request. I received many expressions of satisfaction from 
chapters upon the election of Regent and Vice Regent and twenty-four 
chapters responded by asking for copies of the Standing Rules. To these 
requests I have sent out a total of 1,090 copies. 

I have received ten Year Books from as many chapters, giving their 
course of study for the year. 

In September I sent out again about sixty notices to the state officers, 
members of committees and chapter Regents, giving date and place of 

I owe a debt of thanks to Past Regent Mrs. Stevens and to the present 
Regent, Miss Lake, for instructions given and kindness rendered and mistakes 
condoned. Respectfully submitted, 

Ella R. Hardin, 
State Secretary, D. A. R. 

Report approved and accepted. 

Mrs. Bohn, State Treasurer, then presented her report on the 
finances of the state, which showed a very satisfactory condition. 


To the Iowa Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution, assembled 
in conference at Fort Dodge, this 14th day of October, 1908, I beg to submit 
the following report: 

Receipts from 35 Chapters for Iowa State Dues. 

Dec. 13, 1907. Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines $ 13.30 

Dec. 18,1907. Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa 5.90 

Jan. 6,1908. Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison 3.10 

Jan. 6,1908. Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone 4.90 

Jan. 22,1908. Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown 3.50 

Jan. 24,1908. Mason City Chapter, Mason City 1.20 

Feb. 5, 1908. Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 5.80 

Fet. 27, 1908. Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts 2.30 


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Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 3.60 

Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton 2.20 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington 5.70 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 1.20 

Washington Chapter, Washington 1.40 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City 1.70 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs 8.40 

Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo 4.90 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids 3.40 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 2.40 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 5.30 

Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk 3.80 

Clinton Chapter, Clinton 5.70 

Fort Dodge Chapter, Fort Dodge 3.50 

Waucoma Chapter, Waucoma 1.50 

Denison Chapter, Denison 2.80 

Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll 2.30 

De Shon Chapter, Boone 5.00 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville 2.00 

Newcastle Chapter, Webster City 1.60 

Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls 1.90 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport 4.40 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City 6.20 

Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls 3.90 

Sun Dial Chapter, Ames 2.50 

Rose Standish Chapter, Rock Rapids 1.20 

Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton 2.20 

Total receipts for state dues $130.70 

Nov. 14, 1907. 
Received from Mrs. McHenry, former State Treasurer 70.93 

Iowa state dues fund $201.63 

Received from Chapters for Iowa Room in Continental Memorial Hall. 

Feb. 22,1908. Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown $15.00 

Mar. 6, 1908. Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton 10.00 

Mar. 8, 1908. De Shon Chapter, Boone 25.00 

Mar. 15, 1908. Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines 50.00 

Mar. 24, 1908, Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 25.00 

Mar. 26, 1908. Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 20.00 

Mar. 30, 1908. Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll 10.00 

Apr. 12, 1908. Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts 30.00 

Total $185.00 

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Sent on to Treasurer General at Washington 155.00 

On hand for Iowa Room $ 30.00 

(The $30.00 from Nehemiah Letts Chapter was received too late 
to be reported at National Congress-at Washington.) 

Oct. 18, 1908. 
Denison Chapter, Denison 10.00 

On hand for Iowa Room $ 40.00 

Disbursements for State Expenses. 

Mar. 26, 1908. 
To Holcomb Printing Co., Boone, for By-laws and 

Reports of D. A. R. of Iowa $ 43.50 

Sept. 29, 1908. 
To Ames Times, of Ames, for stationery and printing 

for State Secretary and State D. A. R. Conference 9.00 

Oct. 9, 1908. 
To Ames Times, of Ames, for circular letter for State 

D. A. R. Conference 1.50 

Total printing bill $ 54.00 

Expenses of State Officers for Stationery and Postage. 

Oct. 9, 1908. State Secretary $4.39 

Oct. 9,1908. State Registrar 3.20 

Oct. 9, 1908. State Historian 2.10 

Oct. 9, 1908. State Treasurer 4.04 

Total for state officers $ 13.73 

Total expenses $ 67.73 

Total Iowa state dues fund $201.63 

Total expenses • • 67.73 

On hand, state dues fund $133.90 

Total contributions for Iowa Room $185.00 

Paid Treasurer General 155.00 

On hand $ 30.00 

Total amount received from Nov. 14, 1907, to Oct. 14, 1908 $386.63 

Total amount in bank subject to check 163.90 

The State Treasurer has written 116 letters. Report to State Regents 
from Nov. 14, 1907, to April 7, 1908. Report to State Regent, Miss Lake, 
from Nov. 14, 1907, to May 5, 1908. Report of all contributions to the Iowa 
Room in Continental Hall paid through State Treasurer to Vice President 
General for Iowa. Report for State Conference from Nov. 14, 1907, to 
Oct. 14, 1908. 

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Mrs. Bohn's report approved and accepted after report by Mrs. 
Green, chairman of the Auditing Committee, that all accounts were 
in a ver}' satisfactory condition. 

Airs. Musgrave, the State Registrar, being ill and not able to 
attend the conference, no report was received at that time from her. 

Mrs. McHenry, Regent of Abigail Adams Chapter, and the State 
Regent, explained to the conference that continued ill health and the 
failure of chapters to send necessary data had prevented Mrs. Mus- 
grave's printing the State Register. Later a letter was received from 
Mrs. Musgrave, in which she says: "I have told you something of 
the difficulty I liave had because of failure to receive answers to my 
letters. At date there are three chapters yet delinquent. I feel that 
I have done the very best that I could. Had the reports come to me 
as requested the Registers would have been printed in June or July. 
The office of State Registrar is not an easy one, but I have enjoyed the 
work. It is with deep regret that I cannot be at the conference." 

Mrs. Hepler, State Historian, then gave a very full and complete 
resume on the returns that had been sent her from the various chapters. 


Madam Regent, Daughters of the American Revolutiojt : 

Is it not a truth that retrospect adds charm? The angles are softened, 
the harsh sights are hidden and the vision knows only soft shades and 
melting harmonies. 

We have forgotten the struggles of the past in the glories of its suc- 
cesses and are looking forward to the bright, ever-hopeful future; the new 
responsibilities to meet, the approaching work with its disappointments and 
successes. We have planted our banner upon the walls, as the Crusaders of 
old, and will stand by it for God, for country and for home. 

In reviewing the chapter work for the past year, the study of Revolu- 
tionary history prevails, though of a slightly different character from that of 
previous years. In some instances the study is devoted to Revolutionary 
times, struggles and characters entirely, though there is a tendency toward 
a study of pioneer Iowa in its relation to the Colonial and Rev-olutionary 
periods. Some chapters are devoting their programs to a discussion of purely 
modern themes. 

Among the first to respond was the Nehemiah Letts Chapter, of Letts. It 
remains a family chapter and during the past year five new members have 
been added, bringing the total membership up to twenty-five. The Nehemiah 
Letts Chapter enjoys the distinction of having contributed more, per capita, 
towards the Iowa Room in Continental Hall than any other chapter in Iowa. 
A rummage sale held late last fall brought in the sum of $30.00, which 
was used for that purpose. 

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It is the custom of this chapter to keep small American flags, bearing the 
chapter name upon them, upon the graves of real Sons and Daughters of the 
American Revolution buried in the vicinity, and, as a result, three monuments 
have been erected by resident descendants, encouraged by the patriotic atten- 
tion shown their ancestors. The chapter has also been instrumental in 
securing a township tax, levied for the purpose of maintaining the ceme- 
teries in a more efficient manner, and as a direct result one, neglected for 
many years, has been greatly improved and others are receiving propor- 
tionate attention. 

Monthly meetings are held and the time is devoted to the study of Colo- 
nial history. The non-resident, as well as the resident, members figure on 
the programs, papers being contributed so that the course of study is unbroken. 
The chapter owns the electrotype insignia which is used on its chapter book 
and stationery. 

Each Daughter born into the Nehemiah Letts Chapter is presented with 
a silver spoon bearing the insignia of the society, and, during the past year 
this custom has been reverted to once. A set of china, bearing the society 
seal, was presented to a chapter member whose marriage was celebrated 
prior to the departure for her new home in the West. 

A generous subscription to the American Monthly comes from this chap- 
ter and by means of it chapter work is greatly stimulated. 

The Candle Stick Chapter, of Hampton, is among the newer additions 
to the state society. It was organized in February, 1908, at the home of Mrs. 
Jackson Carter, with a total number of fourteen charter members. Regular 
meetings are held the third Friday of each month and the time Is devoted to 
the study of historical places and people, this year of Iowa. The special 
days of the society calendar have been observed since organization, in a 
fitting manner. The American Monthly has been placed upon the shelves 
of the Public Library and a promise secured of the trustees for the provision 
of space for cases in which historical and Revolutionary relics, patriotic 
books, etc., donated by chapter members, may be kept. 

The membership of this youthful chapter has increased to a total of 
twenty-three in the past nine months and several prospective members are 
awaiting the action of the National Society. Great interest in the society 
prevails in this chapter and an extensive patriotic work is being planned 
for the future. 

The Spinning Wheel Chapter, of Marshalltown, now has forty-six mem- 
bers. Nine were added during the past year, and there are still four pros- 
pective members. The final months of 1907 were devoted to the study of 
Iowa history, the outline prepared by the Iowa State Historical Society being 
used as a guide. Washington's Birthday and Flag Day were fittingly 
celebrated by this chapter; also the anniversary of the battles of Concord 
and Lexington by a lecture by Prof. Paul E. Peck, then of Grinnell College, 
whose subject was, "The Loyalists or Tories of the American Revolution." 

The program used in 1908 was of a more miscellaneous character, but 
the keynote was American history. 

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Our beloved State Regent, Miss Harriet Lake, of Independence, was the 
guest of the chapter upon one occasion and delivered a splendid address 
upon the work of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Under the auspices of this chapter a meeting was called, which was 
addressed by Prof. B. F. Shambaugh, of the State University and Historical 
Society, whose subject was local and state history, and out of it came the 
organization of the Marshall County Historical Society. 

The Spinning Wheel Chapter is the only chapter in the state which 
maintains under its guidance a society of the Children of the American Revo- 
lution. This branch of the state society was organized in 1901 and in the 
year just past several of its members were transferred to the Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, having attained a proper age for 
the transfer. The juvenile society was reorganized this year and now has a 
membership of eighteen, which is accomplishing splendid work under the 
leadership of its president, Mrs. W. B. Kibbey. 

The Spinning Wheel Chapter keeps the American Monthly upon the 
shelves of the Public Library each month. The contribution towards the 
Iowa Room, Continental Hall fund, this year was $15.00. The programs and 
meetings are monthly. 

The year with the Council Bluffs Chapter has been shadowed by sadness 
in the death of Mrs. Banford, one of its most cherished and beloved members. 
Her last work for the chapter was the editorial work connected with a cook 
book which was issued as a source of revenue to the organization. 

One of the principal works of the chapter during the year has been the 
furnishing of a room, Colonial style, in a hospital recently erected. The 
more recent meetings have been devoted to sev.'ing strips of white and blue 
cloth, which will be converted into an old-fashioned "rag carpet." 

The initial gathering of the year was held on Flag Day, when the 
annual picnic was enjoyed at the home of Mrs. Metcalf, the Regent. 

The Daniel Boone Chapter, of Boone, has continued with the good work 
of other years. Its membership now numbers fifty-seven, all of whom are 
direct descendants of Squire Boone, one of them, Melissa Scott, being a 
granddaughter. "The American Flag" was the subject of an interesting 
paper read before the chapter by Mrs. C. Ballou at the Flag Day celebration. 
The Sun Dial Chapter, of Ames, joined the Daniel Boone Chapter at its 
annual picnic, Mrs. Merritt Green and Mrs. W. C. Payne, of Marshalltown, 
being specially invited guests. 

The chapter has spent a pleasant and profitable year. 

The year has also been saddened with the Ashley Chapter, of Cedar 
Rapids, and two deaths have been recorded since last autumn. The first of 
these was that of Mrs. Adeline Preston, the Regent. Under the leadership 
of Mrs. Preston, the Ashley Chapter began its autumn series of meetings 
with high hopes for the accomplishment of much work and an increased 
membership. The October and November meetings were of an interesting 
character. Then came the death of Mrs. Preston and in the stunned weeks 
which followed practical work was lost sight of. 

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The December meeting was devoted to a memorial service, and in 
January the new officers were elected, Mrs. Sylvia Mansfield Deacon being 
chosen Regent. The chapter then turned earnestly towards delayed work, 
principally towards a forwarding of the movement to present the city of 
Cedar Rapids with a handsome bronze drinking fountain, designed for the 
use of man, bird and beast. The fund for this fountain was started during 
the preceding year. It is about to be placed upon the corner of govern- 
ment grounds, upon which a new federal building is being erected. A delay 
in its completion has proven a means of enlarging upon the original plans 
and providing a larger and better fountain. 

In the spring the chapter was again saddened by a second death, that 
of Mrs. Mary A. Ely, a descendant of Samuel Ashley, after whom the 
chapter was named, the oldest and most revered of members. 

In September, Miss Jessie Rider, one of the youngest members, was 
removed from the city by marriage, but not from the chapter. And, with 
this event, the history of the chapter, which began in sadness, was somewhat 
brightened. May that be a happy omen for their future. 

The Priscilla Alden Chapter, of Carroll, has flourished during the past 
year, though more than half of its twenty-four members reside in other 
towns or have removed since its organization. Prospective members are 
awaiting action of the National Society so that the vacancies of the past year 
will soon be filled. Among the more recent transfers is Mrs. Boylan, who 
has been admitted to the membership of Mount Rainier Chapter, at Seattle, 
Washington. A small contribution was made towards the Iowa Room in 
Continental Hall. 

Under the leadership of Mrs. Kasson Miller, the Abigail Adams Chap- 
ter, of Des Moines, has passed another happy and prosperous year. The 
membership has increased to one hundred and forty, though a loss of three 
of its members, Mrs. J. S. Carter, Mrs. Ferguson and Mrs. Ella Austin, has 
been suffered. Another real Daughter has been added during the past year, 
Mrs. Catherine Beatty Cox, the other being Mrs. L. F. Andrews, of both of 
whom the chapter is very proud. 

The programs of the Abigail Adams Chapter during the past year have 
been of exceptional interest, and among the special speakers were Mrs. Maria 
Purdy Peck, Dr. A. B. Storms, Hon. Lafe Young, Major John Lacey, Dr. 
George McLean, General James B. Weaver and our National Vice Regent, 
Mrs. Drayton Bushnell, of Council Bluffs. Social affairs have been an 
important feature of the chapter year. During Mrs. Bushnell's visit a 
luncheon was tendered her by the ladies of the chapter at the Savery. A joint 
banquet with the Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the Sons of the American 
Revolution was given on February 22d and proved so delightful that a 
general desire to make it an annual function prevails. April witnessed a 
Colonial Tea, which was financially as well as socially successful, and a sum 
of $50.00 was contributed as a result towards the Iowa Room in Continental 

The most interesting and important event of the year occurred on Flag 
Day, when a monument marking the site of old Fort Des Moines was formally 

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dedicated. The date of the establishment, together with the name of the 
chapter, was inscribed on a bronze tablet. Mrs. Skinner and her committee 
are to be highly commended for the efforts which resulted in this substantial 

The Cedar Falls Chapter has passed an unusually pleasant and profitable 
year. The bond of unity of purpose and love increases in this chapter with 
each succeeding year and through it much is accomplished. 

The membership has been lessened by the removal of five of its most 
ardent and enthusiastic workers. Each, on departure, was given the honor 
of a special gathering and picnic supper, and finally presented with a society 
spoon for remembrance, upon which the chapter name and that of the recipi- 
ent was engraved. The loss is, in a way, repaired, for there is already a 
goodly list waiting for membership. 

The influence of the Cedar Falls Chapter is for a far-reaching patriotism, 
and many are the lessons that have been quietly taught in the community. 
The bond, stronger than that in other organizations, has been utilized to the 
best advantage. 

The De Shon Chapter, of Boone, now numbers fifty-six members, in- 
cluding those who are prospective. The work which the chapter set itself to 
accomplish the preceding year has not been lost sight of. It is still maintain- 
ing a private ward in the Eleanor Mun hospital, and in June, following 
Flag Day, presented Lincoln Armory with a beautiful flag. The presentation 
ceremonies occurred in the presence of a large gathering of interested per- 
sons, Mrs. A. J. Barkley making the accompanying speech, followed by an 
address by Dr. H. L. Mason, of the First Presbyterian church of Boone. 

The Francis Shaw Chapter, of Anamosa, continues with its interest in 
the sanitarium, and on last New Year's Eve gave a fruit shower for the 
benefit of sanitarium patients. The meetings during the year have been well 
attended and a pronounced interest prevails. Eleven new members have 
been added since last autumn. Mrs. D. M. Strowman entertained the chapter 
at a reception at her home, which was the principal social function of the 
chapter 3ear. 

The Francis Shaw Chapter reports another death, that of Mrs. Cowan, 
of Alden. 

The Rose Standish Chapter, of Rock Rapids, reports very little work 
accomplished during the past year. This was due to the infancy of the 
chapter and to the length of time required for thorough organization. It is 
thoroughly interested, however, and is planning extensive work for the new 
year. Monthly meetings are being held, but no previously planned pro- 
grams are being given, the time usually being spent in the reading of papers 
of patriotic and general interest. 

The Marshalltown Chapter is in a flourishing condition and has accom- 
plished much practical work during the past year. The study has been de- 
voted principally to American heroines, famous generals, battles and Ameri- 
can victories. The celebration of Washington's Birthday was the first social 
affair of the year. It was observed splendidly, Mrs. May F. Montgomery 
reading an original paper upon George and Martha Washington, compiled 

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from unpublished manuscripts. Flag Day was observed later in the year. 

The Marshalltown Chapter has lost five members during the past year, 
and six new ones have been added. Of these five, three went to Hampton 
and two to Webster City, where they have become charter members of new 

To the Marshalltown Chapter came the honor of the selection of one of 
its members to fill a state office at the annual conference held there last 
October, Mrs. Merritt Greene, our State Vice Regent. 

Bessie McLean, the daughter of the National President, Mrs. Donald 
McLean, of New York, was remembered by the Marshalltown Chapter with 
an Iowa spoon, at the time of her wedding last spring. One member of the 
chapter had the pleasure of being present at the ceremony. 

Mrs. Luella Ballou, of the Boone Chapter, gave an interesting and 
detailed account of the Continental Congress at the May meeting of the 
chapter, which resulted in added enthusiasm for the completion of Memorial" 
Hall. A sum of $5.00 was donated during the year to Berry School, Rome, 

The Mason City Chapter is experiencing a slow though steady growth. 
The year's work has been principally devoted to the Memorial University, 
and the memory of the men of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

The Mary Brewster Chapter, of Humboldt, is accomplishing about the same 
work of previous years. It is making a study of early Colonial history, and 
has contributed liberally towards the Iowa fund for Continental Hail. An 
interesting and commendable feature of the work of the past year is its con- 
certed efforts with the Humboldt County Historical Society in the collection 
of historical data, valuable to the present generation and invaluable to those 
which shall come after. 

The Old Thirteen Chapter, of Chariton, reports an steady and sub- 
stantial growth of the Soldiers' Monument fund, started some time ago. It 
has contributed liberally towards the Continental Hall fund, and locally 
has completed the file of lineage books and bound volumes of the American 
Monthly Magazine up to the present date, kept in its little corner in the 
Chariton library. During the observation of the anniversary of organization, 
April, the chapter decided to make it an annual celebration, also to provide 
for an annual picnic. 

"Picturesque America" is the study topic used by the Elizabeth Ross 
Chapter, of Ottumwa, during the past year. The membership is increasing 
substantially, and both the anniversary of Washington's Birthday and Flag 
Day were observed. 

To the Keokuk Chapter belongs the honor of having erected a lasting 
tribute to the memory of a Revolutionary soldier. Together with the Keokuk 
Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Jean Espy Chapter, of 
Fort Madison, a monument over the grave of George D. Perkins was un- 
veiled with impressive ceremony on the 28th of last May. 

The chapter is in its tenth year and has made a careful study of early 
American history. After spending several years in Colonial and Revolu- 
tionary history, the War of 1812 was the topic selected for the past year. 

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Many interesting papers were prepared by Lucy Singleton Howe!!, who was 
called by the angel of death before the chapter was given the pleasure of the 
series on Harrison's campaign, Mrs. Howell having been a granddaughter of 
"Old Tippecanoe." 

Ten dollars has been contributed to Continental Hall fund. 

The New Castle Chapter, of Webster City, is among the infant chapters, 
and consequently there is little to make record of other than its organiza- 
tion, which was effected on the 11th of last March. A banquet marked the 
event. Extensive plans are being made for the future. 

The Guthrie Center Chapter was organized also last March, on the 18th 
day of the month, twelve charter members effecting organization. Four have 
been added since. Revolutionary history is the topic of study planned for 
the new year, although no definite plans have been made. An effort will also 
be made towards raising the moral and social standing of the community. 

The year has been socially and otherwise a pleasant and profitable one 
with the Stars and Stripes Chapter, of Burlington. Nine regular meetings 
have been held and two special observations. The regular meetings were 
devoted to the pursuance of the study of history, followed by a social cup 
of tea. 

On February 22d, the chapter was the guest of Mrs. Seymour H. Jones 
at a Colonial Tea. An appropriate program was given and "A Eulogy to 
Washington"; also a quaint old letter, written by a real Colonial Miss, 
telling of Washington's visit to Lexington in 1789, read. A "Betsy Ross" 
picnic was enjoyed at Crego Park by chapter members on Flag Day. 

During the past year eleven new members have been admitted to the 
Stars and Stripes Chapter; six have been lost by resignation and transfer 
and two by death, leaving a total membership of fifty-five. On June 27th 
the chapter was called upon to mourn the loss of its only real Daughter, 
Mrs. Jane E. Smith, which occurred at the home of her daughter in Tecum- 
seh. Neb., where she was laid to rest. On September 12th the chapter was 
again saddened by the death of Mrs. Eliza H. McConnell, a chapter member 
from its earliest organization period. 

Along historical lines the attention of the chapter was called by Mrs. 
W. L. Shotz to a page in Iowa history, which stated that the first Iowa Legis- 
lature convened in the building in Burlington known as the Harris House. 
The task which the chapter has set for itself during the coming year is the 
marking of the historical building by a tablet. 

The American Monthly Magazine is kept at the disposal of the public in 
the Public Library, also the recent additions to the lineage books of the 
society and fourteen volumes of the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register. 

The chapter was represented at the Continental Congress in April by 
Mrs. Albert J. Copp. A substantial sum has been contributed towards the 

The year's work with the Pilgrim Chapter, of Iowa City, has been 
profitable and enjoyable. The study was devoted to the second part of a 
two years' course on the natural resources of Iowa. A luncheon was the 

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feature of the observation of February 22d. On May 2d the annual parlor 
lecture was given and the annual picnic of the year occurred on Flag Day. 
Ten dollars was contributed towards the Iowa Room in the Continental Hall 

The Waucoma Chapter is among the newer chapters added during the 
past year. It was organized on December 28th by twelve charter members. 
Six new members have been added since. Meetings are being held monthly 
in the hall provided for the purpose and at times at the homes of chapter 
members. American history is the study topic. 

Washington's Birthday was observed at the home of Mrs. Dr. Belding. 
Flag Day was observed on June 15th and Mrs. Ida D. Ferguson gave an 
interesting account of the Continental Congress, to which she had been 
appointed a delegate, and later a detailed description of Mount Vernon. 
The entertainment ended with the presentation of a silk American flag to 
the chapter by Mrs. Ferguson, and a gavel made from the wood of a tree 
planted by George Washington, to the Regent. 

An interesting member of Waucoma Chapter is Mrs. Sallie McCarn 
Seeber, a dear old lady, born in 1813, whose great-grandfather, as well as 
grandfather, fought in the Revolutionary War. Her great-grandmother was 
Magdalena Herkimer, a full sister to General Nicholas Herkimer, the hero 
of Oriskany. Miss Lidia Knight is the first bride of the Waucoma Chapter. 

The work of the new year which the Hannah Caldwell Chapter has set 
itself is the marking of the Black Hawk Treaty grounds, where Chief 
Keokuk ceded six million acres of land to the whites. The spot has been left 
unmarked, and the first step towards doing so was taken in March, when it 
was decided to ask the Historical Society to co-operate with the chapter in 
the commemorative work. The society officers expressed a willingness, when 
approached, and the priliminary steps have already been taken towards 
erecting a marker, and by another year its dedication will probably be 
incorporated in the report of the State Historian. 

President McLean, of the State University, delivered an address on 
the life of George Washington, in the high school building, before the 
students of the high school, under the auspices of the chapter, on the 22d 
of February. On January 18th the chapter celebrated the tenth anniversary 
of organization at the home of Mrs. Abbott. Mrs. Peck prepared and 
read a paper on the history of the National Society, which was received with 
such enthusiasm that a general vote was taken and the paper consigned to 
the archives of the chapter, where it will be kept and guarded as a valued 

There is nothing to report of the Revolutionary Dames Chapter, of 
Waverly, but organization, which was effected on October 17th by twelve 
charter members. Much enthusiasm prevails, and an extensive work will 
probably follow the coming year. 

The Sun Dial Chapter, of Ames, has prospered in its brief year of 
existence. The year's program has been profitable and enjoyable and the 
chapter has made the preservation of local history its special work. It has 
secured material of considerable interest and A'alue from a historical point 

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of view, particularly the memoirs and recollections of the pioneer settlers 
of Boone County, which will become the property of the Boone Library. 
On January 13th the Sun Dial Chapter was associated with the Boone 
Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in an entertainment, at 
which time Mrs. Rowena E. Stevens, then State Regent, gave a splendid 
address. The Arts and Crafts evening, at which time many interesting and 
valuable relics of other days, as well as modern handicraft, were exhibited, 
proved very successful. Among other things, the Brewster sun dial, from 
which the chapter takes its name, was shown. 

The most interesting event of the year with the Washington Chapter was 
the dedication and unveiling of a monument to the memory of Timothy 
Brown, a Revolutionary soldier, on Memorial Day. The address was given 
by Hon. Smith McPherson, of Red Oak, the unveiling being done by Mrs. Ida 
Bailey, the Regent of the chapter, and chapter members. The year has been 
a busy one with the Washington Chapter and much work has been accom- 
plished. An entertainment on Christmas night netted a goodly sum, $15.00 
of which was contributed towards the Iowa Room in Continental Hall, $5.00 
to the Lincoln Farm Association and the remainder towards the Timothy 
Brown monument fund. Prizes of $5.00 and $3.00 were given grammar grade 
pupils who successfully competed in an essay contest, the subject being the 
life of Samuel Adams. 

Five new members have been added during the year. 

Mrs. Anna Henderson presented the chapter with a gavel made of 
cherry wood from Mount Vernon. 

The year has been a busy one with the Dubuque Chapter. Eleven 
monthly meetings have been held since the last annual State Conference, 
and one reception, besides smaller social affairs. The chapter has devoted 
its study time to the early Norse, English and Danish explorers. On the 
anniversary of the historical Boston Tea Party tea was served by the 
chapter, and four of the eleven meetings were devoted to the report of the 
delegates to the State and National Conventions, Mrs. Bohn reporting the 
former and Mrs. Roshek the latter. 

Captain Hobson, of Spanish-American War fame, was present at the 
Flag Day rally at the Country Club and spoke upon the American Navy. 
Charles McLain also delivered an address. 

Miss Lake, the State Regent, was the guest of honor at a reception 
during the year. 

A very interesting loan exhibit in the historical rooms of the Library, 
under the auspices of the chapter, was one of the features of Home Coming 
Week at Dubuque, early in the fall. 

Beacon Hill Chapter, of Des Moines, of sixteen members, is also among 
the later recruits, and in the business of becoming organized little of a his- 
torical character was accomplished. 

The year with the Fort Dodge Chapter has principally been spent in 
anticipation and plans for the reception of its guests at the present conven- 
tion, though the programs have been continued. Revolutionary history being 
the study tonic. The membership has increased three during the year and 

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lost one, Miss Anna Hepler, who was a spring bride and has been transferred 
to Rainier Chapter, Seattle, Wash. Another loss is the removal of Mrs. 
Joseph Brown, now a resident of St. Paul, Minn., though still a member of 
the chapter. 

A recent picnic at Oleson Park, and a picnic and an entertainment in honor 
of the chapter's bride, in the spring, form the year's social pursuits. 

February 22d, Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison, decided to have a 
reception, and invite Burlington and Keokuk Chapters to meet with us for 
that occasion. Plans were completed and the event proved a pleasing suc- 
cess. Keokuk ladies were profuse in expressing themselves on the enter- 
tainment. June 14th, Flag Day, we received an invitation from Burlington 
Chapter to meet with them in a picnic celebration in Crapo Park, but the 
day proving so unfavorable none of our members could attend. A notable 
event approaching, Ave held several called meetings to take up a memorial 
that will be a befitting remembrance of the founding of the old Fort Madison. 
The one hundredth anniversary of the establishing of a fort in this territory 
occurring in September, it was suggested would -be a fine opportunity for 
the chapter to undertake the erection of a monument, to be planted on the 
spot where the stockade and blockhouses stood before they were burned and 
abandoned by the garrison in 1813. Our chapter at once took hold of the 
project and propose to erect the monument, to be named "Potowonak," the 
Indian name for "lone chimney" — the locality still in view, and an old post 
well in good order and use, water good; hundreds of old settlers and people 
drank of it on the first day of the celebration, Saturday, September 26, 1908, 
Centennial year. After the burning there stood for many years the stone 
chimney that the government had built attached to one of the houses inside 
of the stockade. The Indians always designated the place by that, as it 
could be seen for a long distance up or down the river, also from sur- 
rounding hills in different directions. Chief reason for abandoning the place 
as a fort, decided by the garrison too much at the mercy of the Indians, 
then plenty all around. We have succeeded so far quite beyond our expec- 
tations — had the foundation laid and with very appropriate ceremonies dedi- 
cated, placing in the center a sealed copper box containing newspapers of 
the time, pictures of old residents, history of the fort and growth of the 
city, history of our Jean Espy Chapter, D. A. R., schools, churches, other 
institutions, progress of the city of Fort Madison and the "Centennial Cele- 
bration." Anticipate and expect to continues the work into completion. 

Our city council generously appropriated $200.00 for the chapter's use 
to erect the proposed monument. We feel honored that a daughter of Betsy 
Ross, maker of the first American flag, lived for several years in our city 
with her daughter, Mrs. Rachel Wilson Albright, who was an honorary 
member of Jean Espy Chapter. Mrs. Albright's mother, Mrs. Clarissa Clay- 
poole Wilson, was Elizabeth Griscom Ross's daughter by her third husband, 
John Claypoole — had no issue by John Ross; the second. Captain Ashburn, 
lived but a short time. These men were all patriots in the American army. 
Captain Ashburn died in an English prison, and sent a message to his wife 
by Claypoole, was the way he became acquainted with Betsy, as they all 

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called her. Beside her mother, residing with her, Mrs. Albright had two 
sisters, twins, lived with her also for years, Mrs. Sophia Hildebrand and 
Mrs. Elizabeth Champion. They are all buried here in the one family lot. 
The homestead where they resided still stands on Third Street. Mrs. Mary 
Cathrine Albright Robinson is now honorary member of our chapter and was 
Mrs. Rachel Wilson Albright's only daughter. Knowing this family so long 
and well acquainted as I have been, it gives me pleasure to speak of them, 
as I can truly say they have all told me the same story of their mother, 
grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Jean Espy Chapter has received three new members in the past year. 
Have no reason to be discouraged over our prospects. The chapter has at 
different times contributed in all to the Washington Colonial Hall $50.00. 

Inquiries have been made as to who was Jean Espy, the patriotic woman 
whose name was chosen for this, Fort Madison, chapter of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution. Jean Taylor was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, 
in the year 1699, and married George Espy in 1715. She was a large, fine 
looking woman, with blue eyes and sandy hair. She was the mother of 
six sons and five daughters. George Espy removed his family to Derry 
Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1725, where he died in 1761. 
During the Revolution, Jean Espy was living with her son Josiah, in the 
vicinity of McClure's Fort, in Northumberland County. This fort was named 
for the husband of Mary Espy, a granddaughter, and was commanded by 
Major Moses Van Campen, husband of Margaret McClure, a great-grand- 
daughter, and was a family affair. 

It was the habit of settlers on the frontier to gather into the fort when 
raided by the English and Indians, and it was during a siege of this sort 
that this heroic great-grandmother distinguished herself — moulded bullets, 
baked corn bread (or dodger, as it was called), and tended the wounded, 
while younger women handled guns. Jean Espy had twenty-one descendants 
serving in the Revolution, fourteen of whom were named Espy. 

The year's work of Penelope Van Princes Chapter, D. A. R., has been 
carried out according to the Year Book without exception. I am sending 
under separate cover the past year's program, also the new Year Book. On 
February 22d, our Guest Day, the chapter gave two entertainments in the 
Munson building, one in the afternoon, the other in the evening. All the 
members of the Federated Clubs in the city were the chapter's guests in 
the afternoon, while in the evening each member had the privilege of 
inviting six guests. Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis, of Dubuque, gave in the 
afternoon a lecture on child labor; in the evening she gave a lecture and 
song recital called a "Rose Recital." Light refreshments were served. At 
noon on that day. Miss Lake, our Regent, entertained the chapter at a lunch- 
eon given in honor of Mrs. Heustis. 

We have given $5.00 toward a fund for placing silk flags in every school 
room in the city. We have made and kept in order a flower bed in Oakwood 

The Martha Washington Chapter, of Sioux City, was organized in 1896, 
with twelve members. There are sixty now. In the last year we have lost 

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two by death and have received two into the chapter. Our average attend- 
ance at the monthly meeting is from twenty-two to twenty-five. There are 
six American Monthly magazines taken by members, and the chapter 
takes one for the Public Library. We keep our lineage books in Public 
Library. Our real Daughter is our care and pride and will be 91 years 
old next January. We have given in the past $60.00 for Colonial Hall and 
$50.00 for the Iowa Room. 

Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll, reports not much work done, as they 
are handicapped for members, as so many live in other places. They made 
a small contribution for the Iowa Room in Continental Hall. Their study 
is Revolutionary women and end the year with Paul Revere and opening 
battles of the Revolution and desecration of the flag. They have twenty-five 
members; only ten of them live in Carroll, and eight of the ten are Culbert- 
sons. It is not surprising when you know that one company of Revolutionary 
soldiers were all Culbertsons, and no more distant relatives than cousins. 
They have lost one member by transfer to Rainier Chapter, at Seattle, Wash. 

Okamanpadu Chapter, D. A. R., Estherville, was organized in 1903 with 
twelve charter members. During the current year the chapter had forty 
dues-paying members enrolled, one-half of whom were non-resident mem- 
bers. The regular meetings are held monthly from September to June, 
inclusive. The chapter, owing to its location in the Middle West, has been 
unable to do any work in the line of placing tablets or caring for historical 
monuments. February 22d a Colonial Tea was held at the residence of 
Mrs. Emma G. Allen, Past-Regent. An admission of 6 pence from each of 
the eighty guests netted the chapter about $10.00, which was sent to Washing- 
ton as a contribution to the building fund of Memorial Hall. A yearly prize 
has been offered to the pupils of the eighth grade of our city schools, of $5.00 
for the best and $3.00 for the second best essay on a patriotic subject. About 
$25.00 worth of books relating to Colonial and Revolutionary times have 
been added to the Public Library during the year by the efforts of the 
chapter. Fraternally yours, 

Mrs. Mary Millard Hepler. 

Mrs. Hepler's report was accepted and approved. 

It was moved by Mrs. Richards and seconded by Mrs. Hurd that 
the paper of the Historian be placed with the Historical Society in 
Iowa City. Motion prevailed. 

After a vocal solo by Mrs. Richard Hardin Gentry, fraternal 
greetings were tendered from several organizations. Mrs. A. J. 
Barkley, of Boone, President of the State Library Association, read a 
paper on "The Library and Its Relation to the D. A. R." Mrs. 
Henry J. Howe, the second President of the State Federation of 
Women's Clubs, presented a paper on "The Patriotic Work of the 
Iowa Federation." 

After this, the Regent appointed the following Committee on 
Resolutions : 

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Mrs, W. R. Forney, Mrs. J. J. Rowan, Miss Marion Vought, 

Conference adjourned. 

Conference convened at 2 p. m., Miss Lake presiding. Miss 
Florence McColm gave a piano solo as an opening number. The 
greetings from the P. E. O. Society, which had of necessity been laid 
over from the morning session, were now given by Mrs. Ola Bab- 
cock Miller, State President of the P. E. O. Society, her subject 
being "The Altruistic Work of the P. E. O." 

Greetings by ex-State Regents were then heard, first from Mrs. 
Julian Richards, of Waterloo, and then from Mrs. Rowena Stevens, 
of Boone. 

The report of the chairman of the Committee on Child Labor, 
Mrs. Luella McHenry, was then given. Discussion of the subject 
followed and was participated in by Mrs. Forney, of Marshalltown, 
and Mrs. Heustis, of Dubuque, both members of the committee. 
Mrs. Marston was called on and gave some information on the work 
of the children in mines. 

Mrs. McHenry read the present Iowa Child Labor Law, and then 
presented a paper prepared by Mr. Edward Brigham, Labor Com- 
missioner of Iowa, which is, in part, as follows: 

The law we now have is a very good beginning, but we need to have 
the law strengthened by the coming Legislature so that it will not only be 
easy to enforce, but that it will meet all requirements of the present condi- 
tions of our state. First, the law in my judgment should be so amended 
as to place the burden of proof of the age of any child employed upon the 
employer and parents, and thereby reduce the expense of enforcement, and 
at the same time make the law more effective ; second, some additions should 
be made to the list of prohibited employments, such as bowling alleys, tele- 
graph and telephone messenger service; to prohibit the sending of children to 
objectionable places to deliver or receive messages at any time and especially 
after night. The child labor law of Iowa has now been in force since 
July 4, 1906. Under its beneficent provisions many abuses of child employ- 
ment have been eliminated, and it is now generally conceded to be a 
righteous and beneficial law. 

As the law is now framed the cost of Its enforcement is more than 
double what it would be if the law was so amended as to enable the factory, 
inspectors to demand of employers and parents proof of age of any child 
found who appeared to be under the prohibited age. It is most surprising 
to find such a large number of children in Iowa who claim to be 14 years 
of age, and yet to all appearances and judged by ordinary standards of 
weight and height do not appear to be more than 12 years of age; and 
wherever such children are found the inspector must furnish proof that 
such child is under 14, or allow him to remain employed. 

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I am certain that man}- such children are so employed that the inspector 
is powerless to dismiss from work, but who are really under the prohibited 
age. I recommend that the law be so amended as to authorize this depart- 
ment to demand satisfactory proof of age of any child of whose age the 
inspector is in doubt. 

During the biennial period of 1906 to 1907, 1,430 inspections have been 
made, covering 1,086 establishments in seventy-two counties of the state; 
the total number of persons employed in these establishments at date inspec- 
tions were made was 60,601, of which number 45,451 were men and boys 
over 16, 13,970 were women and girls over 16, and 1,180 were children 
between 14 and 16. 

Up to the date of compilation of the twelfth report, the child labor law 
had been in effect only four months, and as stated at that time our inspectors 
visited the establishments where child labor was most likely to be found, ex- 
plained the law, had all children dismissed who were under the age limit, 
and assisted employers in making up and posting the lists of children under 
16. This policy of endeavoring to help employers to live up to the require- 
ments of the law was pursued until it became evident that some were taking 
advantage of our attitude toward them, and ignored the restriction by employ- 
ing children regardless of age. The first information was filed April 10, 
1907, at which time five employers engaged in the pearl button industry, 
together with twelve parents whose children were found in these places, were 
brought into court and fined. Others followed later in various industries 
and in most cases no mitigating circumstances were found. In nearly all 
cases where parents were prosecuted, they were visited by the inspector just 
to learn their attitude toward the law, and the circumstances in which the 
family were placed. A majority of them were defiant and claimed that 
the law was merely intended to persecute them and their children; some, we 
believe, with honest intent, pleaded ignorance. Among them were several 
mechanics who were earning good wages and were exploiting their children 
for further gain, while some well-to-do business men, whose children were 
found in factories, under the age limit, were indignant at the child labor law 
being so interpreted as to apply to them. At first the statements of the 
children as to their age were used against the employers and parents in 
convicting them, but indications now point to the fact of their being taught 
to make false statements in the hope that they may deceive the inspector, so 
that it is becoming still more difficult under the law as it now reads to bring 
proof of violation. It is surprising how many children on being questioned 
are "just past 14." 

Complaints reach the Bureau by mail occasionally as to alleged viola- 
'tions of the law, but each complainant declines to furnish any proof of age, 
wishing not to have their names mentioned; nevertheless, until the law is so 
amended as to place the burden of proof on the employer or parent instead- 
of on the inspector, any assistance that is given us will be heartily appre- 

Up to date 129 children under 14 years of age have been dismissed from 
factories, workshops and stores through the efforts of inspectors; this does 

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not include the many children who were dismissed by employers in a volun- 
tary endeavor to comply with the requirements of the new law. To date, 
sixty cases of violation of the child labor law has been brought into court, 
and in each case conviction has been secured, excepting one case in which 
action was brought on statement of child, but parents afterward furnished 
satisfactory proof that child was over 14, and two others where parties 
escaped arrest, one through prolonged sickness and the other by leaving the 
city and state. 

Recent visits of inspectors reveal the fact that there is a disposition on 
the part of a majority of employers to comply strictly with the requirements 
of the law, and they invite thorough investigation of their establishments. 

To those who oppose any amendment to the child labor law I desire to 
propound this question: If the present is not the proper time, when will the 
proper time come.-* Shall we be better able to do it in the future, when the 
number of children employed has doubled as well as the number of estab- 
lishments which employ them? What are the advantages of a further delay 
in this matter? 

We may in the near future become the dumping ground of other states 
where this progressive measure has already been enacted into law. Iowa 
may acquire some of the undesirable establishments which persist in the 
employment of small children when it is understood that our law is weak, 
and we cannot enforce it rigidly, just as Colorado a few years ago secured 
some cotton mills. But what did Colorado do when aroused to the conditions 
existing in those mills? If you read the able address of Judge Lindsay, of 
Denver, delivered at the meeting of the National Child Labor Committee in 
New York, in February, 1905, you will see how the people of Colorado de- 
manded that the employment of children should cease. The cotton mill 
operators said: "If you take away the children you lose the industry." 
Judge Lindsay says: "We took the children out and the mills did go to 
smash, and while most of us have serious doubts if it could be attributed to 
the poor little kids, at the same time we were prepared to concede that, and 
all it costs, if it meant the redemption of little children from industrial 
slavery. We put the child above the dollar, they are our greatest wealth." 

I wonder if Iowa is ready to be rated below Colorado in the scale of 
social reform. 

In conclusion, I desire to say, that I know of no more potent influence 
that may be invoked to secure to Iowa what she really needs in the way of a 
child labor law than this splendid organization of women. If the wives 
and mothers of Iowa cannot persuade the Legislature that a further addition 
or an amendment of the law is necessary, I know of no one to whom we can 
look for support, therefore I urge upon this body to use all the influence at 
your command to that end, and I feel sure that success will crown your 

There was a motion by Mrs. Richards, seconded by Mrs. Hurd, 
that resolutions be drawn up to present to the Legislature on the 
subject of child labor. The motion was carried, and the chair ap- 

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pointed Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Heustis and Mrs. McHenry as the 

Mrs. Bertha L. Heustis now gave a beautiful vocal solo which 
was enthusiastically encored, to which she graciously responded. 

Miss Lake introduced Prof. H. H. Seerley, president of the State 
Normal School, who spoke on the subject of "Modern Educational 
Ideas." Mr. Seerley's address was a vigorous exposition of original 
lines of thought. 

Mrs. Stevens moved that the conference extend a vote of thanks 
to Professor Seerley for his excellent and honest address. It was 
carried by a rising vote. 

Mrs. Bates, chairman of the Committee on Patriotic Education, 
not being able to be present, Mrs. Stevens presented her report. 


Madam State Regent and D. A. R. of loiva: 

The chairman of the Patriotic Educational Committee submits the fol- 
lowing report: 

Early in the year I wrote to every chapter Regent asking them to estab- 
lish a committee for this work in their chapters, and suggested the following 
lines of work that were recommended by the National Committee, as a be- 

Illustrated lectures to foreigners in their own language. 

The establishment of vacation or manual training schools and public 

Co-operation with school boards in bettering the conditions of school 
buildings and school grounds. 

Organizing societies of the Children of the Republic. Patriotic entei- 
tainments of all kinds. 

Assisting juvenile courts and settlement work. Civic and social ethics 
in our schools. 

Your State Committee has made, during the year, a systematic investi- 
gation of the cit}^ and rural schools, and find that patriotism is thoroughly 
taught in most all city schools; but there seems to be negligence along this 
line of work in the rural districts. 

May we not bring this matter before these teachers and interest them 
by having the subject presented at our County Institutes by a lecturer or some 
D. A. R. ? If we are to teach patriotism, let every D. A. R. show her 
interest in this work b}- attending patriotic programs given by societies and 
schools. Nearly all the chapters have reported work accomplished or 
mapped out for the future. 

Abigail Adams Chapter, of Des Moines, sends a very interesting report 
of the gift of a flag to the "Newsboys' Club." The presentation was made by 
Mr. Hadley, of the S. A. R., and was received with cheers from the boys. 

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Cedar Falls and Black Hawk Chapters worked together and interested 
themselves in bringing this subject of patriotism before the teachers at the 
County Institutes in Iowa, Dakota and Nebraska. One member of their 
committee was an instructor in different institutes, and took this opportunity 
to give talks before each assembly on patriotism and the salute of the flag, 
thus arousing an interest among the teachers and they in turn will present 
it to the children. 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids, has asked the day school teachers to 
have their pupils learn the tune and words to both "The Star Spangled 
Banner" and "America" and teach them to pay proper deference to the same 
whenever they hear them sung. Also to teach them the "Story of the Flag," 
how to unfurl, the salute, and to see that it is never desecrated. 

Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton, one of our infant chapters, not yet a 
year old, has from the beginning been very enthusiastic in all D. A. R. work. 
They have a committee who have placed the American Monthly in the 
Public Library, and have planned work with the schools, the "Mothers' 
Clubs" and the "Old Settlers." 

Daniel Boone and De Shon Chapters, of Boone, jointly asked the faculty 
of the High School to use their influence in having the senior class play a 
patriotic one, and to properly observe Washington's Birthday, as this has 
been neglected the past few years. Daniel Boone Chapter gave a patriotic 
program on Flag Day, at which their families and invited guests were 
present. De Shon Chapter had a patriotic program in February. This 
meeting was held in one of the ward school buildings and some of the 
primary pupils took part in the exercises. When they came into the room 
they marched to the front, where a large flag had been draped, and gave 
the salute. Afterwards they sang several patriotic selections. Two most 
excellent papers were given and other exercises in keeping with patriotism. 
When the new armory was dedicated, De Shon Chapter was inspired and 
purchased a beautiful flag, and with appropriate exercises it was presented 
to the company. 

Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque, had several copies made of "The Story of 
the Flag" and gave to the Sisters of the Presentation Convent. These were 
used in the Dubuque schools and also in some of the other schools governed 
and taught by the Presentation Sisters. 

Fort Dodge Chapter had their hands full this year in preparing for and 
entertaining the State Conference. However, they have appointed a com- 
mittee who are very enthusiastic, and we may expect a good report of work 
accomplished from them next year. 

Guthrie Center Chapter, one of our young chapters, has shown their 
appreciation of the work by issuing a Year Book on patriotic subjects, and 
thus prepares its members for more extensive work outside. 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt, is interested in hunting up and 
preserving old records. A work that is far reaching and very commendable. 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville, offered two prizes of $5.00 and $3.00, 
to the pupils in the eighth grade of the High School, for the best essay on 
patriotic subjects. Over twenty pupils entered the contest and did so well 

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that the judges said it was hard to decide which were the two best essays. 
They advertised a "Free Patriotic Meeting" and had ten of the best papers 
read by the pupils who wrote them. This chapter intends to give prizes 
every year as a means of teaching patriotism. Many foreigners are in this 
part of the state and it is easy to teach them patriotism. 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence, lends its assistance to other 
societies interested in this work, and the members of the Patriotic Committee 
attend patriotic programs given by the schools. A good example for other 
committees to follow. 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City: The work done by this chapter has been 
of an inductive nature the past year. They have been studying the "Natural 
resources of our country; how we have used and abused them," and en- 
deavored to disseminate through the town, and especially through the public 
schools, an ideal of utilitarian patriotism. Upon the 2d of May the seventh 
parlor lecture was given upon "Our Mineral Wealth." These lectures of 
an hour have been a precedent in the town, and many literary clubs are 
following the example. 

Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown, has monthly meetings, at 
which programs are given pertaining to American history, and has organized 
under its auspices the past year the "Historical Society of Marshall County." 
It has also reorganized the society of Children of the American Revolution 
with membership of eighteen, doing fine work. 

Waucoma Chapter has had a copy of the Declaration of Independence 
framed and presented it to the High School. This is a good beginning for 
so young a chapter. 

Waterloo Chapter has an enthusiastic committee who have investigated 
the seventeen schools of the city and found the teachers trying to instill into 
the minds of the pupils a reverence and affection for the flag. They are 
giving special attention to Colonial history. The Daughters are trying to set 
a good example by observing patriotic days. 

The reports from the chapters have been very gratifying to me and 
had it been in my province to have marked them, I should have marked 
good, very good. Many courteous letters have been received from other 
chapters who have not been able, for various reasons, to take up the work 
the past year. I deeply regret that I was unable to attend the conference 
and give my report, as there were many things of interest which I should 
like to have told the Daughters that I cannot put in this report. 

Emma Carr Bates, 
Chairman Patriotic Educational Committee. 

Conference adjourned to 8 o'clock p. m. 

At 8 p, m. a large attendance of the people of Fort Dodge, as well 
as the members of the conference, assembled, Mrs, Schaupp, Regent 
of Fort Dodge Chapter, tendered an invitation to the visiting mem- 
bers, as well as the delegates, to be present Thursday at the luncheon 
at the home of Mrs. J. P. Dolliver. 

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The evening program was begun by a brilliant piano solo by Miss 
Gertrude Whiting, following which Miss Elsie Lincoln, the sweet 
singer of Fort Dodge, presented a group of songs varied in style. 

The speaker of the evening was then introduced, Mr. Stephen P. 
Morris, of the National Child Labor Committee, who spoke on the 
"Heritage of a Revolution." 

Miss Florence Goebel contributed a violin solo as the next num- 
ber, and the program was made further enjoyable by a solo by Mrs. 
Heustis, who responded to an encore with Major Byers' "Iowa." 

Adjourned to 9:30 a. m. Thursday. 

Thursday morning at 9:30 conference convened, Mrs. Carl K. 
Quist giving a piano solo, followed by Mrs. F. W. Furnam in a 
vocal solo. 

At this time the minutes of the preceding day were presented and 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, of Council Bluffs, Vice President 
General of the National Society, then presented her report on the Iowa 
Room in Continental Memorial Hall in Washington, D. C. 


Mrs. Bushnell's report shows that there has been paid toward the Iowa 
Room in Continental Memorial Hall — 

From chapters $ 835.45 

From State Conference 34.55 

$ 870.00 
Leaving a balance due of 130.00 

The books of the Treasurer General also show the following: 

Contributions by Iowa Chapters to the general fund for Continental 
State Conference $ 53.75 

Abigail Adams Chapter 316.00 

Ashley Chapter 26.25 

Boone Chapter 27.50 

Cedar Falls Chapter 25.00 

Clinton Chapter (Mrs. Ida W. Armstrong) 100.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter 165.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Mrs. Bushnell (Coat of Arms in ceiling).. 50.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter (Mrs. Wm. A. Maurer) 10.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter (Mrs. Eva C. Metcalf, in honor of real 

Daughter, Mrs. Martha E. W. Hartford) 2.00 

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Council Bluffs Chapter (Mrs. Lettie Dodge Montgomery) 10.00 

De Shon Chapter 17.50 

Denison Chapter 5.00 

Dubuque Chapter 60.00 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter > . . 50.00 

Fort Dodge Chapter 50.00 

Francis Shaw Chapter 230.00 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter 138.50 

Jean Espy Chapter 40.00 

Keokuk Chapter 30.00 

Marshalltown Chapter 25.00 

Marshalltown Chapter (Mrs. May F. Montgomery) 12.50 

Martha Jefferson Chapter 5.00 

Martha Washington Chapter 85.00 

Mary Brewster Chapter 5.00 

Nehemiah Letts Chapter 35.00 

Okamanpadu Chapter 25.00 

Old Thirteen Chapter 15.00 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter 70.00 

Pilgrim Chapter 15.00 

Priscilla Alden Chapter 15.00 

Spinning Wheel Chapter 66.00 

Spinning Wheel Chapter (Mrs. Anna B. Howe) 2.50 

Stars and Stripes Chapter 67.50 

Washington Chapter 1 5.00 

Waterloo Chapter 20.00 

Waterloo and Cedar Falls Chapter 15.00 

Edward Hammett +00 

Mrs. Robert J. Johnston 10.00 

Total $1,914.00 

Mabel G. Swormstedt, 

Treasurer General, the National Society of the D. A. R. 

November 13, 1908. 

Contributions to Continental Hall on account of Iowa Room — 

State Conference $ 34.55 

Iowa Chapters 394.45 

Abigail Adams Chapter 50.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter 1 50.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter (Mrs. Hartford, real Daughter) 25.00 

De Shon Chapter 25.00 

Dubuque Chapter 70.00 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter 10.00 

Francis Shaw Chapter 25.00 

Old Thirteen Chapter 10.00 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter 10.00 

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Priscilla Alden Chapter 10.00 

Spinning Wheel Chapter 15.00 

Waterloo Chapter 10.00 

Waterloo Chapter (a member) 1.00 

$ 840.00 
Mabel G. Swormstedt, 
Treasurer General the National Society of the D. A. R. 
November 13, 1908. 

Moved by Mrs. Johnston, seconded by Mrs. Crooks, that the 
report be accepted and placed on file. Motion carried. 

Mrs. Kasson Miller then reported for the Committee on Historical 
Relics, and in her report read a letter from Curator Harlan, of the 
Historical Museum, in Des Moines, guaranteeing the co-operation 
of the officers there with the society. Mrs. Webster gave a brief sup- 
plementary report. 


Madam Regent and Members of the Conference: 

In giving the report of the Committee on Historical Relics, I do so, 
not as chairman, but simply as a member of the committee, and to relieve 
Mrs. Hepler, at her request, of double duty, she having already given her 
report as State Historian. 

It was our understanding that you wished us to secure space ia the 
newly completed State Historical Building at Des Moines, for the placing of a 
D. A. R. collection of historical relics, when we shall have acquired one. 
As chairman, Mrs. Hepler called a meeting of the committee early in August, 
which was held with Edgar R. Harlan, acting Curator of the State Historical 
Department, at the Historical Building, and was a very interesting and 
profitable meeting to us all. The building is most attractive in appearance 
and in point of architecture and utilitarian purposes is splendidly appointed 
and equipped. As nearly fireproof as a building can be constructed, it 
furnishes perfectly safe quarters for our anticipated collection, and, accord- 
ing to Mr. Harlan's promise to us, it would be attractively cased, placed 
and catalogued. Knowing that people part reluctantly with the precious 
heirlooms, Mr. Harlan sets forth to us the liability of fire and other calami- 
ties that might destroy our own homes, the things which we prized most 
highly, and which could never be replaced. The fact that things so often 
pass out of our hands into those of disinterested individuals, through mar- 
riages and other avenues, and are finally destroyed, makes it imperative that, 
while we are here, they should be put in a place of safety, to insure their 

The value of such a collection as a factor in our patriotic educational 
work can hardly be measured. To the ordinary child the tangible is far 
more comprehensible than the theoretical, and a collection of relics of the 

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Revolutionary period, placed in a building which is frequented by school 
children every week day in the year, would certainly yield desirable results. 
The gathering together of documents, such as letters, wills, deeds or 
land grants, miniatures and other pictures, books, pottery, pewter, silver- 
plate, fabrics, utensils and the like, will require much correspondence and 
labor on the part of a committee and must necessarily come to us slowly, 
but. Madam Regent, your present committee would recommend that the work 
be continued, feeling that with the hearty co-operation of the State Depart- 
ment of History, and the generosity of our members in contributing their 
relics, documents, etc., we might, in time, present to the state, to be known 
and perpetuated as a D. A. R. collection, a collection of which we might 
be verj- proud. Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Kasson Miller, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Committee: Mrs. C. B. Hepler, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Mrs. Kasson Miller, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. F. Wolcot Webster, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Moved by Mrs. Howe that the report be accepted. Motion pre- 

Moved by Mrs. McHenry, seconded by Mrs. Still, that the State 
Historian be chairman of the Historical Relics Committee. Carried. 

Mrs. Rowena Brockway, chairman of the ^Magazine Committee, 
not being present, no report on that subject was made. 

A piano duet by Miss Charlotte Kenyon and Miss Emily Acker- 
man was then enjoyed. 

Invitations to the Tenth Annual Conference were then tendered 
by Mrs. McHenry, in the name of Abigail Adams Chapter, to meet 
in Des Moines, and from Mrs. Dean, in the name of Martha Wash- 
ington Chapter, to meet in Sioux City. 

Mrs. Marston, Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Livingstone were ap- 
pointed tellers, and the ballot showed fifty-three votes cast, thirty-four 
for Sioux City and nineteen for Des ^loines. Sioux City was then 
declared the choice of the conference. 

Election of officers was now declared. It was moved by Mrs. 
Kleckner that Regent and Vice Regent be nominated in State Con- 
ference. Carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Green, seconded by Mrs. Stevens, that a com- 
mittee be appointed to present the matter to the Continental Congress 
that the State Regent be elected for a period of two years. Motion 

The nomination for Regent resulted in the choice of Miss Lake 
and of Mrs. Green for Vice Regent. Mrs. Julian Richards was 

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elected to the office of Secretary; Mrs. Bohn, Treasurer; Mrs. Kasson 
Miller, Historian, and Mrs. Schaupp, Registrar. A vote of thanks 
was tendered to Mrs. Hardin, retiring Secretary, and Mrs. Hepler, 
the retiring Historian, also to Mrs. Musgrave, retiring Registrar. 

Miss Lake now named committees for the year. 

The report of the Committee on Child Labor Resolutions was 
now presented by Mrs. Richards. 

The committee appointed by the State Regent to present resolutions on 
the proposed amendments to the child labor law, submit the following: 

Be It Resolved: That the members of this Daughters of the American 
Revolution Conference recommend that an effort be made to amend the 
child labor law so as to require that the working certificate be issued by 
school authorities, thus placing the burden of proof of age on the parents 
of the child. Also that a definite educational grade be made a requisite to 
the issuance of the working certificate. We further recommend that this 
conference places itself on record as favoring an eight-hour system for 
working children. Also that the law be so amended as to forbid all employ- 
ment of children under 14 years of age during the hours in which the 
schools of the district in which the child resides are in session. 

Resolved: That this conference commends the action of the National 
Child Labor Committee in the effort to secure a children's bureau under the 
Federal Government and goes on record as heartily endorsing the establish- 
ment of proposed bureau. 

We suggest that the local chapters give a place on their programs for 
the discussion of child labor laws at some date previous to the convening of 
the State Legislature. Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Julian W. Richards, 

Mrs. W. H. McHenry, 

Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis, 


Committee on Resolutions now reported as follows: 

Resolved by the loiva Daughters of American Revolution, at the Ninth 
Annual Conference: 

That a vote of thanks be extended the men and women of Fort Dodge 
for their hearty reception and hospitality to officers, delegates and visitors 
in attendance at the conference. To the Regent and members of the Fort 
Dodge Chapter for all courtesies; also to the State Regent and other state 
officers who have so successfully carried out the duties of their respective 
offices, and to all who have been so helpful in making such an entertaining 

Mrs. W. R. Forney. 
Miss Marian E. Vought. 
Mrs. J. J. Rowan. 
October 15, 1908. 

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Moved by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Still, that a card of 
introduction be issued by State Regent to members in state to use as a 
visiting card. Carried, 

Moved by Mrs. Bohn that it be embodied in Standing Rules that 
the sum of $25.00 yearly be set aside for the partial defraying of the 
expenses of the chapter entertaining the conference. Motion carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Forney to take $25.00 out of the treasury, $5.00 
to go to Professor Seerley and $20.00 to Mr. Morris, the speakers of 
the previous day. Carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Bohn that the State Secretary have all stationery 
supplied to all state oflScers except Regent, who is supplied by the 
National Society. Carried, 

Moved by Mrs. Green that stationery and postage be furnished 
to chairmen of standing committees. Carried. 

The Ninth Annual Conference vv^as then declared adjourned, 

Ella R, Hardin, 

State Secretary, 


The reception given by Mrs, Schaupp, Regent of Fort Dodge 
Chapter, on Tuesday evening previous to the opening of the con- 
ference on Wednesday morning, gave visitors and delegates a fore- 
taste of the hospitable greeting to be extended to them in Fort Dodge 
for the two coming days. This beautiful and roomy home proved 
ample for the entertainment of all. The occasion was a delightful one 
and furnished an opportunity for acquaintanceship that could not have 
been provided at the regular meetings of the conference. 

Too much praise cannot be given to the musical numbers which 
made so pleasing and important a part of the program of all the ses- 
sions of the conference. They were uniformly of high quality and 
greatly enjoyed. 

Undoubtedly fresh impetus will be given to the patriotic education 
of the young by the appointment of the new Committee on Children 
of the Republic, of which Mrs. William Kibbey, of Marshalltown, 
was made chairman. 

The crowning event of the conference socially was the luncheon 
given by Fort Dodge Chapter at the home of Mrs. Jonathan P. Dol- 
liver, ex-Historian General, N. S. D. A. R., at which not only 

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Regents and delegates but visitors also were entertained. The lunch- 
eon was beautiful in its appointments, and was a fitting social climax 
to the meeting of the conference. 

Following the luncheon an automobile ride was enjoyed by those 
visitors and delegates who had not been obliged to take leave on 
account of the departure of trains. 

Fort Dodge set a precedent in the matter of entertaining the 
State Conference that will be an inspiration for following conferences. 

The following, from a letter of the Vice President in Charge of 
Organization of Chapters to the State Regent, is quoted because it 
seems to answer two questions that have come up in our State Con- 
ferences: "Your State Secretary need not resign her position as chap- 
ter Regent unless she cannot combine the duties; neither is there 
any reason why your state society may not be auxiliary to the Histori- 
cal. The state organizations, as in the United States Government, are 
a law unto themselves, unless they infringe on the integrity of the 
National Constitution. All officers and appointments under them 
are on a different basis from those governed by the National Society, 
so the clause, 'No one shall hold more than one active office at the 
same time in the N. S. D. A. R.,' does not apply to any state officer 
appointed under the state organization." 

Because of sickness in her family, the former State Secretary was 
unable to send the minutes of the Ninth Annual Conference to the 
State Regent until January 23d. Some reports of officers were still 
lacking, but by February 2d everything was ready for the printers. 
The delay in publishing the report is greatly regretted, but seems 


Abigail Adams, Des Moines, Mrs. W. H. McHenry, 2901 Rutland Avenue. 

Alden, Alden, Mrs. Ella T. Tisher. 

Ashley, Cedar Rapids, Mrs. C. J. Beacon, 1025 First Avenue. 

Beacon Hill, Des Moines, Mrs. C. B. Van Slyke, 1416 Beaver Avenue. 

Black Hawk, Cedar Falls, Mrs. E. C. Miller. 1109 Fremont Street. 

Candle Stick, Hampton, Miss Marian E. Vought. 

Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls, Mrs. D. N. Hurd, 805 Main Street. 

Clinton, Clinton, Mrs. Valeria Harding Mullett. 

Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, Elmridge. 

Daniel Boone, Boone, Mrs. Edna C. Gove, 309 Elm Street. 

De Shon, Boone, Mrs. Miranda Bryant. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 185 

Denison, Denison, Mrs. Flora M. Wright. 

Dubuque, Dubuque, Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis, 3 Grove Terrace, South. 

Elizabeth Ross, Ottumwa, Miss Emma Fiedler. 

Francis Shaw, Anamosa, Mrs. Charlotte Hartman, 203 First Street. 

Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge, Mrs. J. P. Dolliver. 

Guthrie Center, Guthrie Center, Mrs. Edith Washburn. 

Hannah Caldwell, Davenport, Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, Oak Terrace. 

Jean Espy, Fort Madison, Mrs. Margaret Hanchett. 

Keokuk, Keokuk, Miss Cora H. K. Pittman. 

Mason City, Mason City, Mrs. Lily E. Markley. 

Marshalltown, Marshalltown, Mrs. W. R. Forney, 509 First Street. 

Martha Washington, Sioux City, Mrs. Mary Weare Pierce, 1110 Pearl Street. 

Mary Brewster, Humboldt, Mrs. M. H. S. Johnston. 

Mayflower, Red Oak, Mrs. M. E. Fisher. 

Nehemiah Letts, Letts, Mrs. Nellie Letts. 

New Castle, Webster City, Mrs. Florence S. Burnell. 

Okamanpadu, Estherville, Mrs. John Amundson, 614 South Eighth Street. 

Old Thirteen, Chariton, Mrs. Anna C. Copeland. 

Penelope Van Princes, Independence, Mrs. H. C. Chappell. 

Pilgrim, Iowa City, Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill. 

Priscilla Alden, Carroll, Mrs. Ruth O. Culbertson. 

Revolutionary Dames, Waverly, Mrs. Caroline Bowman. 

Rose Standish, Rock Rapids, Mrs. J. H. Harrison. 

Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown, Mrs. C. A. Eadie. 

Stars and Stripes, Burlington, Dr. Nanny R. Ball-Baughman, 523 Division St, 

Sun Dial, Ames, Mrs. Alice Day Marston. 

Washington, Washington, Mrs. J. A. Harwood. 

Waterloo, Waterloo, Mrs. Julian Richards. 


Albia — Mrs. Annie E. Saunders Maiken. 

Belmond — Mrs. Eudora Richardson. 

Centerville — Mrs. Margaret Crosby Needles. 

Clarinda — Mrs. Kate Evans Tharp. 

Fairfield — Miss Jane M. Steele. 

Grinnell — Mrs. Carrie Brundage. 

State Center — Mrs. Mary Sherman Allison. 

Toledo— Mrs. Pearl S. Walters. 

Villisca — Mrs. Margaret Leach. 

Vinton — Mrs. H. N. Knapp Halleck. 

Winthrop — Mrs. Caroline Titus. 

Centb State Conference 
Sioux 0ity 

October 6 and 7, 1909. 

The Tenth Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution met in session October 6 and 7, 1909, in the 
First Congregational church, Sioux City, the Martha Washington 
Chapter, D. A. R., entertaining the conference. 

Miss Harriet Lake, State Regent, called the morning session to 
order Wednesday at 9:20 a. m. 

After singing "America," with Mrs. Marguerite Brookings 
Kanthlener as accompanist. Rev. Ralph P. Smith, rector of the Epis- 
copal church, offered the invocation. 

Miss Lake, with a few appropriate remarks, introduced Mrs. 
Gould, of Sioux City, who in a most charming manner welcomed 
the members of the Tenth Conference to Sioux City. 

She expressed the warm loyalty of the Martha Washington Chap- 
ter to the principles of the D. A. R., and she accepted the privilege of 
welcoming the conference as a great pleasure. 

The Vice Regent, Mrs. Merritt Greene, of Marshalltown, re- 
sponded, viz. : 


Madam Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution: 

The suspense is over, and we are officially welcomed. Really, we had 
no misgivings, for there has been a touch of welcome in every hand grasp, 
and unspoken words of greeting visible in every face. The very air of your 
city has been rife with hospitality. Words are only confirmation of the heart, 
and the words we have heard have beautifully confirmed all you could 
desire. The Daughters accept this welcome as a personal tribute from one 
Daughter to another. 

We are glad of an opportunity to see and know more of your city and 
its citizens. Our histories as regards information of the cities of Iowa are 
rather meager. So we are not sure but what you were discovered by Lewis 

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and Clark. We know it was less than half a century after they explored 
this part of the state that Sioux City took root and, like everything else 
on Iowa soil, has been growing rapidly ever since. Who can tell but there 
were some foreshadowings of a city here when Sergeant Floyd preempted 
his six feet of ground over on the bluff that has since become so famous. 

In the summer of 1855 two white women, the first to come to this place, 
arrived with their husbands. If they are permitted to know of the present, 
how strange it must seem to them today that seventy or more women came 
to this place without their husbands and have no fear of losing their scalps. 
The next year the first steamboat, the "Omaha," entered the upper waters of 
the Missouri and landed here. And on the fourth of July, the year follow- 
ing, the Iowa Eagle soared forth from a newspaper office in Sioux City. 
Whether to be brought down by some Indian hunter or whether it is still 
soaring in some disguised form history does not say. 

Your city could not fail to prosper, having at so early a date three of 
the greatest advance agents of the world for growth, prosperity, and high 
type of civilization in a community — Women, Steam and the Press. 

We are Daughters of the American Revolution, most of us are of New 
England ancestry, and many of us are daughters of western pioneers. Of 
this we are proud, and justly so, that our forbears were people able to have 
withstood the storms of the rockbound coast and the labor of obtaining a 
livelihood on the rugged hills of New England, and to have passed through 
the hardships of the Revolutionary War, and later, as some of us can re- 
member, strong and brave enough to join the throng of early settlers of the 
Middle West. It is our legitimate work to preserve history. Let us not 
forget that we are also makers of history and make the best that can be made. 
Woman has much to do with the making or marring of our country, for as 
a rule she moulds the character of our boys, then they become the men that 
make our nation. Let us look well to our part of the work. 

Daughters of the Martha Washington Chapter, we are happy to be with 
you and trust we shall be such agreeable guests you will want us to come 

Reports of officers next in order, and Miss Harriet Lake, State 
Regent, gave the following report of the work in the state: 


Members of the Tenth Annual Conference of the loiua Daughters of the: 

American Revolution, and Guests: 

The past year in the Iowa society has been marked by a very gratifying 
growth in both interest and numbers. Three hundred and ninety-four mem- 
bers have been added, making our total membership one thousand nine 
hundred and sixty-five. Of this number one thousand eight hundred and 
sixty-three are members of chapters, and one hundred and two are members- 

Alden Chapter, Alden, Mrs. Ella Tisher, Regent, completed organization 
February 9, 1909, with seventeen charter members. The Log Cabin Chapter, 

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Fairfield, Miss Jane Steele, Regent, was organized June 14, 1909. I con- 
sider this a triumph, for Miss Steele has been working toward this end about 
seven years and now organized with nineteen charter members. This gives 
us forty-one organized chapters. 

Organizing Regents have been appointed as follows: November, 1908, 
Mrs. Margaret Leach, Villisca; Miss Jane Steele, Fairfield, reappointed 
April, 1909; Mrs. Laura Reeves, Newton; Mrs. Virginia Goeldner, Sigour- 
ney; June, 1909, Mrs. Donald McColl, Perry. Mrs. Eva M. Stewart, of Jef- 
ferson, will be appointed today and it is probable that Mrs. McColl and 
Mrs. Stewart will be able to organize after the November Board meeting. 
Mrs. Caroline Brundage was obliged to resign as organizing Regent at 
Grinnell because of her removal to Missouri. Mrs. Maiken, of Albia, re- 
signed because of ill health. Mrs. N. E. Kendall, wife of Congressman 
Kendall, of the Sixth District, will be appointed today to fill the vacancy. 
This will give us twelve organizing Regents. 

During the past year it has been my good fortune to enjoy the hospitality 
of the following chapters: Martha Washington Chapter entertained me at 
a charming luncheon; Council Bluffs Chapter gave me the pleasure of meet- 
ing the members and their friends at a delightful reception at the home of 
General Dodge; Dubuque Chapter gave a beautiful breakfast in my honor; 
I had the pleasure of meeting the members of Clinton Chapter at the home 
of the Regent; Revolutionary Dames Chapter entertained me most graciously 
at a luncheon and reception and gave me the opportunity of explaining the 
objects of our society to a large number of the citizens of Waverly. I met the 
members of Black Hawk and Cedar Falls Chapters, through the courtesy of 
the latter. 

The routine work of the office has included the printing and mailing of 
one hundred reports of the Ninth Conference; fifty circular letters concerning 
the Eighteenth Congress; and seventy-five circular letters concerning the 
Tenth Conference. I found that the State Historical Society had none of our 
reports and a full set was sent them. The State Historical Department set 
lacked three numbers which were supplied and a full set was sent to the 
Iowa State Library. On request of the Librarian of Congress a full set of 
our Conference Reports was sent to the Library of Congress. The Ninth 
Report was mailed to the Librarian General. Five sets of our printed reports 
are where they will be permanently preserved. 

Number of letters written since last conference six hundred and sixty- 
three; cards printed, four hundred; sold, three hundred and thirty; on hand, 

Iowa was represented at the Eighteenth Continental Congress by the 
largest delegation in her history. Officers, Regents and delegates, twenty- 
three; alternates, four; visitors, five, including Mrs. Cooley, our Honorary 
State Regent. Some of the chapters who had members present were not rep- 
resented because the persons were not elected alternates before March 1st. 
I think some of the chapters do not understand that they can elect any 
number of alternates before March 1st, from which the Regent may fill the 
delegation later. The State Regent was very proud of her splendid delega- 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 189 

tion and was often complimented on the showing Iowa made. Still, she 
could not help hoping that the time will come when every chapter will be 
fully represented. Iowa will then, indeed, be a power in the Congress. 

Before the Congress we had paid eight hundred and forty dollars of our 
one thousand dollar pledge for the Iowa Room. The contribution this year 
amounted to two hundred and six dollars and twenty cents, completing our 
pledge and leaving a balance of forty-six dollars and twenty cents. Council 
Bluffs Chapter has contributed two hundred and fifty dollars to place the 
coat of arms of Iowa in the stained glass ceiling of the auditorium. There 
was some objection at the Congress to this ceiling, and this money may be 
diverted to some other purpose. Council Bluffs Chapter also contributed fifty 
dollars to place the name of our Vice President General, Mrs. Drayton W. 
Bushnell, on the Roll of Honor Book. Iowa's contribution to Continental 
Memorial Hall for 1909, four hundred and eighty-six dollars and twenty 
cents. Total contribution, three thousand two hundred and forty-five dollars 
and twenty cents. 

The first day of the recent Congress was given over to a jubilee over the 
near-completion of the Hall. With floating flags and martial music, escorted 
by the charter members and the Vice President of the United States, our 
President General entered to convene the Congress. She made one of her 
stirring addresses. She congratulated the Daughters that their one hundred 
thousand dollar plan had developed into a half million dollar "Mausoleum of 
Memory." The building of this Hall is the greatest achievement of the 
Society. The very beautiful three-story white marble structure is, first of all, 
a memorial to every man and woman who assisted in establishing American 
Independence during the Revolutionary War. Never before has any body of 
women in any land undertaken such a work. The sight of our wonderful 
Hall must send a thrill of pride through the heart of every Daughter. Until 
all payments are made, until it is really our own, it should be an absorbing 
interest to every chapter. We should take pride in making substantial 
contributions to it. I hope that at this meeting the chapters will vote to 
furnish the Iowa Room. I have thought that some of the chapters might take 
pride in contributing some special piece of furniture to be marked with the 
chapter name. 

When the Iowa Chapters have contributed freely to Continental Me- 
morial Hall, have they lived up to all their opportunities? Perhaps we are 
inclined, when hearing the reports from eastern states, to feel a bit envious 
because we have no Colonial homes to restore, no Revolutionary battle- 
grounds to mark; but does not this leave us more free to turn our attention to 
the second and third objects of our society as set forth in our Constitution? 
Paragraph 2, under Objects, reads: 

"(2) To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address 
to the American people, 'to promote, as an object of primary importance, 
institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,' thus developing an en- 
lightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as 
shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of 
American citizens." 

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Is not that a direct order to concern ourselves with the problem of 
education? Who inaugurated the public school system of the United States? 
Your ancestors and mine. Who then should have more interest in it than we? 
Why was it inaugurated but to develop future generations into American 
citizens fitted to carr}' on the government their fathers had established. Is 
our present school system developing in the children the "largest capacity for 
American citizenship?" Has the school system kept pace with the changed 
conditions of our time? 

In the days when our schools were founded three per cent, of the people 
lived in towns and so-called cities, while ninety-seven per cent, lived on 
farms. The children went to school two, or at the most three months of the 
year. The rest of the time they were in the home, or on the farm, working 
with their parents. The child was always undertaking things that he could 
do about the house and farm. Up to the time he was grown he was learning 
to do the things he was always likely to have to do. What was this but the 
very best kind of manual or industrial training? 

We cannot doubt that these people who were enduring all sorts of hard- 
ships for the sake of religious liberty, were giving to their children, as they 
worked together, day by day, the very best kind of religious training and of 
moral training. The child was being trained by his parents, gathering the 
experience of the centuries. He was talking with his parents and hearing the 
questions of the day discussed, and when these questions were not religious 
they were usually political. He was learning what his father thought about 
the rights of the people and of the Government, and he was forming his own 
opinions. And what was this but civic training? At home, for nine months, 
the child was receiving this splendid industrial training, this splendid 
religious and moral training and this splendid civic training. He went to 
school three months to learn his three R's and such things as could not well 
be taken care of on the farm. It was the people who had received this all 
around training who won the battles of the Revolutionary War. 

What are our present conditions? Now, instead of three per cent, we 
have, according to the Director of the Census, fifty-five per cent, of the 
people living under urban conditions. Instead of two or three months of 
school we have nine or ten months. Instead of instruction in the three R's 
we have a multiplicity of studies. The first schools were started to empha- 
size the cultural side, because that was what the farm could not give. Now, 
with our ten months' school, we have gone on emphasizing the intellectual 
side. In the great majority of schools the child is receiving all this intel- 
lectual training and is missing the moral training, the industrial training, 
and the civic training he received when he was nine months 'n the home. 
One result is that in some states fifty-five per cent, of the men do not go to 
the polls, and on investigation it proves to be the more highly educated class. 
Are these not the votes we need? 

Advanced educators have come to see that many problems confront them. 
Moral education is being introduced, and civic tra-ning through the school 
city plan in the hope of teaching the educated classes to feel the so'emn duties 
of citizenship. They have come to realize that the High Fchio's of the 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 191 

country are for the few, for those who are preparing for college and the 
professions. None of our schools fit for the trades and, as the majority of 
pupils must go into the trades, we need a school that does. It is simply 
justice, and the only justice to these children, that they should have the same 
opportunity to prepare for their life work that the more favored child has 
to prepare for his. Massachusetts has considered this so serious a matter 
that the Legislature, in 1906, authorized, by law, the appointment of a com- 
mission to organize industrial (or trade) schools. Before long the matter 
must come up in Iowa, and it argues well for the success of the work that it 
has the serious interest of one of the judges of our Supreme Court. 

Are these new educational ideas fads? Are they even new ideas? Is it 
not merely the carrying out of the old educational system of our forefathers 
in a new way suited to the needs of a new time? Surely, this whole field of 
education is an interest that belongs especially to the Daughters of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, for who can have more concern than we with the future 
American citizen? 

Is it only to providing education for the child that we must give 
attention? Can we carry our interest so far and no farther? Can we 
ignore the two million children who, according to the last report of the 
Census Bureau, are employed in gainful occupations and who have no time 
or opportunity to profit by all these advantages which we would provide and 
which rightfully belong to them as well as to the others? 

I hope that this year the Iowa Daughters will interest themselves especi- 
ally in the work for the children. It is my fondest hope that, before the con- 
vening of the next Congress every Iowa Chapter will report the organization 
of at least one society of Children of the Republic. That is one definite, 
tangible thing that every chapter can do and I believe the benefit to the 
society and to the chapter will be incalculable. I believe that Mrs. Murphy, 
could she speak to us, would ask no better memorial at our hands. 

There is one other thing that I feel we cannot ignore if we are loyal to 
the trust which has descended to us. Our forefathers found here a country 
rich in all natural resources. With such prodigal hand have we spent the 
wealth that in many sections the very soil from which we gain our suste- 
nance is worn out, everywhere it is fast being depleted. The forests which 
once covered a large part of our domain are within forty years of annihila- 
tion, unless we adopt prompt measures to restore them. The end of our coal 
and iron is declared, by experts, to be in sight, our enormous stores of mineral 
oil and gas are largely gone. We found a land rich in all that makes life 
easy and prosperous. What are we leaving to future generations? I shall 
go into no details on this subject of the conservation of our natural resources. 
If we are cultured, we cannot ignore it; if we care for the future of our 
beloved country, we must not ignore it. I ask you to study it. 

To us, whose ancestors have inhabited this land for almost three hundred 
years, whose ancestors were ready to lay down their lives that this nation 
might come into being, this country seems especially to belong. We have a 
charge to keep. As loyal Daughters we must understand all the movements 
and the problems that affect our nation's future and we must give them every 

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assistance in our power. We must learn the lesson the heroism of those 
ancestors so plainly teaches; that service to our country is our first and 
greatest duty; and that other lesson that, so the cause prosper, so the nation's 
progress be attained, the fate of the individual worker matters nothing. We 
must strive, not for self-glorification, but for home, for country, for our 
native land. Respectfully submitted, 

Harriet Lake, 

State Regent. 

The report was approved and accepted. 

The Secretary read the report of the meeting of the Iowa delega- 
tion in Washington, D. C, April, 1909, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Howell 
acting as Secretary pro tern in the absence of Mrs. Richards. 


The Iowa state meeting of the Eighteenth National Congress, 1909, 
D. A. R., was called to order in the Iowa Room of Continental Hall at five 
o'clock, Tuesday, April 20th. 

The State Regent, Miss Harriet Lake, was in the chair. The State 
Secretary, Mrs. Julian Richards, of Waterloo, being absent, Mrs. H. R. 
Howell, of Des Moines, acted as Secretary pro tem. The roll of chapters 
was called and the following Regents and delegates answered to their names: 

Abigail Adams, Des Moines — Mrs. W. H. McHenry, Mrs. H. R. Howell. 

Council Bluffs — Mrs. Eva Metcalf, Mrs. Littie Dodge Montgomery. 

Dubuque — Mrs. Heustis. 

Francis Shaw, Anamosa — Mrs. George Shoonover, Mrs. Park Chamber- 

Fort Dodge— Mrs. J. P. Dolliver. 

Martha Washington, Sioux City — Mrs. E. H. Hubbard, Miss Susanne 

Mayflower, Red Oak — Mrs. Mary Gridley. 

Okamanpadu, Estherville — Mrs. Jane Duxbury. 

Penelope "V^an Princes, Independence — Mrs. Una Morse Allen. 

Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown — Mrs. C. H. Ackert, Mrs. Elizabeth 

Stars and Stripes, Burlington — Miss Nanny Ball Baughman. 

Sun Dial, Ames — Miss Etta Budd. 

Washington (Iowa) — Mrs. J. A. Harwood. 

Waterloo — Mrs. Flora Girton. 

There were also present from Iowa Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion, but not delegates to the state meeting: 

Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Vice President General National Society D. A. R., 
from Council Bluffs. 

Miss Lura Phillips, of Cedar Falls. 

Mrs. E. S. Wright, of Des Moines. 

Miss Kate Morse, of Washington, D. C, member of Penelope Van Princes 
Chapter, and Mrs. Austin Palmer, at present of New York City, but formerly 
from Cedar Rapids. 

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There were also in Washington, but not present at this meeting, Mrs. 
Harriet Ellsworth, of Iowa Falls; Mrs. W. H. Younkers, of Des Moines; 
Mrs. F. A. Harriman, of Hampton, Iowa, and Miss Minnie D. Pinkerton, of 

After the roll call the first order of business was the election of State 
Regent and Vice Regent. The body of chapter Regents and delegates acting 
according to the wishes expressed in the Iowa State Conference, held at Fort 
Dodge, October, 1908, elected unanimously Miss Harriet Isadora Lake, of 
Independence, Iowa, as State Regent, and Mrs. Merritt Greene, of Marshall- 
town, Vice Regent. Miss Lake accepted the office of honor in a few words, 
deploring that the serious illness of her beloved mother had prevented her 
in living up to her ideals of a State Regent's duties, and hoped that another 
year might enable her to give her best ability and strength to the cause of the 
D. A. R.'s in Iowa. 

Mrs. Bushnell, of Council Bluffs, V. P. G. N. S. D. A. R., replied to Miss 
Lake, assuring her that her administration had been most successful, that the 
increase in membership in Iowa during the past year had been most gratify- 
ing, and congratulated Miss Lake and the state upon a most successful ad- 
ministration. Mrs. Bushnell's remarks were heartily seconded by all the 
members of the meeting. 

The State Regent stated that she had asked Mrs. Greene, Vice State 
Regent, to act as chairman of the committee to present to the Continental 
Congress the request that State Regents be elected for two years as desired 
by the State Conference (see page 35, Report Ninth Annual Conference, 
Iowa). In the absence of Mrs. Greene, the State Regent asked the will of 
the meeting with regard to this matter. 

It was moved and seconded that the matter be laid on the table. The 
discussion brought out the fact that the change would be secured only by an 
amendment to the National Constitution and that in Iowa the precedent was 
already established of re-electing the State Regent. The motion carried. 

An open letter from Colorado asking that Iowa endorse an amendment 
to Article VI, Section 1, of the National Constitution, was read. The dis- 
cussion of the amendment was participated in by most of the delegates present, 
but it was finally moved by Mrs. Gridley and seconded by Mrs. Metcalf 
that this question be considered for one year. Carried. 

It was then moved by Mrs. McHenry and seconded by Mrs. Chamberlain 
that this proposed amendment be considered also at the next State Conference. 
The motion was carried. 

The names of the candidates for President General, also the list of 
candidates for National offices under those candidates for President General, 
were introduced, and a discussion as to their various merits was held, but no 
formal action was taken, the sentiment of the meeting being that each member 
should conscientiously vote for the candidates whom she considered would 
best promote the welfare of our organization. 

After some discussion as to the necessity of revising the Standing Rules 
of the Iowa Conference, it was decided that a revision should be made. 

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Mrs. W. H. McHenry made a motion, seconded by Mrs. J. P. Dolliver, 
that a committee be appointed by the State Regent to amend the rules and 
present them at the next conference. This motion was carried. 

Miss Weare, of Sioux City, very cordially invited all the D. A. R.'s 
present, and all the members of the chapters they represented, to attend the 
State Conference to be held in Sioux City, October, 1909. This invitation 
was accepted and Miss Weare thanked for the hospitality of the Sioux City 

As the hour had become very late, and there were no lights in the room, 
and as there was also to be a very important evening meeting of the Congress, 
a motion to adjourn was made and carried. 

Elizabeth B. Howell, 

Secretary Pro Tem. 


The usual duties pertaining to the office have been performed by your 
Secretary. Have sent copies of the Standing Rules to several chapters upon 
request, also resolutions passed by the Ninth Annual Conference, on the 
proposed amendments to the child labor law, were sent to United States 
Representatives and Senators. 

During the year have attended meetings of Abigail Adams Chapter, Des 
Moines, Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls, and a social function given by 
Dubuque Chapter in honor of the state officers, D. A. R. 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence, also gave an invitation to 
your Secretary to meet with that chapter. 

Orders to the amount of four hundred ninety-three and thirty-six one- 
hundredths dollars ($493.36) have been signed during the year. The separ- 
ate amounts will be given in the Treasurer's report. 

I am under great obligation to Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, Historian- 
elect, for her kindness in preparing the minutes for publication, and to the 
Regent, Miss Lake, for her unfailing courtesy and forbearance in relieving 
me of many duties the past months, as owing to a pressure of other matters 
it would have made the office of State Secretary especially arduous, but for 
the most kindly performance of service from those mentioned. 
Respectfully submitted, 

SiDDiE F. P. Richards. 

On motion, report accepted. 

Mrs. Bohn, State Treasurer, presented the following report: 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


To the Iowa Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution in con- 
ference assembled at Sioux City this 6th day of October, 1909, I beg to 
submit the following report: 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines $ 14.30 

Alden Chapter, Alden 1.10 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Falls 3.90 

Beacon Hill Chapter, Des Moines 1.30 

Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls 2.00 

Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton 2.90 

Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls 3.90 

Clinton Chapter, Clinton 5.00 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs 10.00 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone 5.10 

De Shon Chapter, Boone 5.60 

Denison Chapter, Denison 2.85 

Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 7.20 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa 6.20 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 6.10 

Fort Dodge Chapter, Fort Dodge 3.60 

Guthrie Center Chapter, Guthrie Center 1.70 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport 4.50 

Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison 3.50 

Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk 4.70 

Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown 3.60 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City 5.00 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 1.20 

Mayflower Chapter, Red Oak, 1908, $1.00; 1909, $1.00 2.00 

Mason City Chapter, Mason City. 1.20 

Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts 2.50 

New Castle Chapter, Webster City 1.60 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville 2.00 

Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton 2.50 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 2.30 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City 1.80 

Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly 1.30 

Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll 2.30 

Rose Standish Chapter, Rock Rapids 1.00 

Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 5.30 

Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington 5.30 

Sun Dial Chapter, Ames 3.00 

Washington Chapter, Washington 1.80 

Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo 5.10 

Waucoma Chapter, Waucoma 1-80 

Total receipts for state dues $148.05 

Balance on hand from 1908 83.90 










































































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Iowa State Dues Fund $231.95 

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Received from Chapters for Iowa Room in Continental Memorial Hall. 

Mar. 29, 1909. Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines $ 25.00 

Mar. 29, 1909. Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton 13.00 

Apr. 9,1909. Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 15.00 

Apr. 10, 1909. Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 25.00 

Apr. 9,1909. Guthrie Center Chapter, Guthrie Center 5.00 

Mar. 3,1909. Marshailtown Chapter, Marshalltown 25.00 

Dec. 29,1908. Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 8.20 

Apr. 4,1909. Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 10.00 

Jan. 29,1909. Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 10.00 

Apr. 6,1909. The Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton 15.00 

Apr. 13, 1909. Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo 10.00 

Mar. 20, 1909. Mrs. Merritt Greene, Marshalltown 5.00 

June 10,1909. Mrs. F. A. Harriman, Hampton 1.50 


Balance on hand from 1908 40.00 

Total for Iowa Room $207.70 

Paid Treasurer General through State Regent April 21, 1909 206.20 

On hand for Iowa Room $ 1.50 

Received for Continental Memorial Hall. 
Apr. 9, 1909. Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque, for debt on Continental 

Hall $ 15.00 

Apr. 6,1909. Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa 10.00 

Mar. 13,1909. Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly 5.00 

Oct. 6,1909. Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly 5.00 

Total $ 35.00 

Apr. 21, 1909. 
Paid Treasurer General through State Regent 30.00 

On hand for Continental Hall $ 5.00 

Apr. 7, 1909. Received from Council Bluifs Chapter of Council 

Bluffs for Seal of Iowa $150.00 

Mar. 24, 1909. Received from Rebecca Bates Society, Children of the 
American Revolution for children's room in Con- 
tinental Hall 10.00 

Apr. 6, 1909. Refunded to Rebecca Bates Society, as they wished to 

compete for prize 10.00 

Disbursements for State Expenses. 

Jan. 18, 1909. Paid to the Allen Printing Co., of Waterloo, for sta- 
tionery for state officers $ 6.25 

Mar. 18, 1909. Bulletin Journal of Independence for report of State 

Conference 37.00 

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Apr. 13,1909. The Allen Printing Co., stationery for Mrs. Heustis. . . 2.50 

June 29, 1909. The Allen Printing Co., stationery 3.75 

Sept. 4, 1909. The Allen Printing Co., stationery for Mrs. Schaupp. . 2.25 
Sept. 30, 1909. E. W. Raymond, Independence, for circular letter for 

the conference 2.50 

Total for printing $ 54.25 

Expenses of State Officers. 

Mar. 13, 1909. Miss Harriet Lake, postage for State Report $ 1.75 

Sept. 30, 1909. Miss Harriet Lake, postage for circular letter 1.50 

Sept. 30, 1909. Mrs. W. B. Kibbey, chairman of Children D. A. R.. . . 2.75 

Oct. 6, 1909. Mrs. Heustis, chairman Patriotic Education Committee 1.06 

Oct. 6,1909. State Secretary 1.30 

Oct. 6,1909. State Treasurer 4.07 

Oct. 6, 1909. State Registrar 1.60 

Oct. 9, 1909. State Historian 3.88 

Total $ 17.91 

Oct. 7, 1909. To Mrs. Sara Bliven, of Sioux City, for State Con- 
ference $ 25.00 

Total expenses $ 97.16 

Total amount received from October 19, 1908, to October 6, 1909 $552.29 

Balance on hand 83.90 

Total $636.19 

Total amount expended 493.36 

Total amount in bank subject to draft 142.83 

As all contributions to Continental Hall have not passed through the 
hands of the State Treasurer, and as the State Treasurer had credited some 
contributions to Iowa Room that belonged to Continental Hall. The corrected 
list from the Treasurer General follows. 

Emma Goodwin Bohn, 
State Treasurer Iowa D. A. R. 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Total contributions by Iowa General Building Fund $1,899.00 

Iowa Room 1,041.20 

Seal 250.00 

Total $3,190.20 

Lulu P. Hoover, 
Treasurer General N. S. D. A. R. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mrs. John A. Schaupp, Auditor, pronounced the accounts of the 
Treasurer correct. 

Auditor's report accepted. 

On motion of Mrs. Metcalf, Treasurer's report was accepted. 

A vocal solo by Mrs. Francis Lincoln Ford, Sioux City, made a 
most pleasing diversion in the business routine of the Conference. 

A telegram from Washington, D. C, was read by the State 
Regent, from Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, Vice President General, 
N. S. D. A. R., sending greetings to the members of the conference. 
Mrs. Bushnell was in attendance at the first fall meeting of the 
National Board of Management. 

Mrs. D. N. Cooley, Dubuque, Honorary State Regent, also sent 
regrets to the conference. She is a member of the Continental Hall 
Committee and was also in Washington attending a meeting of that 

Mrs. John M. Schaupp, Registrar, submitted the following report : 

Number of Deceased Real 
City Name of Chapter Members Daughters 

Ames Sun Dial 31 

Alden Alden 18 

Anamosa Francis Shaw 59 

Boone De Shon 57 

Boone Daniel Boone 54 

Burlington Stars and Stripes 54 

Carroll Priscilla Alden 23 

Cedar Falls Black Hawk 23 

Cedar Rapids Ashley 43 

Cedar Falls Cedar Falls 43 

Chariton Old Thirteen 25 

Clinton Clinton * 

Council Bluffs Council Bluffs 101 

Davenport Hannah Caldwell •|-45 

Denison Denison 33 

Des Moines Abigail Adams 143 

Des Moines Beacon Hill 17 

Dubuque Dubuque 72 

Estherville Okamanpadu 45 

Fairfield Log Cabin 19 

Fort Dodge Fort Dodge 40 

Fort Madison Jean Espy * 

Guthrie Center Guthrie Center 19 

Hampton Candle Stick 29 

Humboldt Mary Brewster 12 

Independence Penelope Van Princes 18 

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Iowa City Pilgrim Jl8 

Keokuk Keokuk 44 

Letts Nehemiah Letts 24 

Marshalltown Spinning Wheel 51 

Marshalltown Marshalltown 37 

Mason City Mason City 11 

Ottumwa Elizabeth Ross 63 

Rock Rapids Rose Standish 14 

Red Oak May Flower 13 

Sioux City Martha Washington 64 

Waverly Revolutionary Dames 13 

Waucoma Waucoma 12 

Washington Washington 18 

Webster City New Castle 15 

Waterloo Waterloo t49 

1,469 5 2 

*No report. -j-Last year's report. ;|;Last year's data. 

Report accepted. 

A beautiful instrumental solo was rendered by Mr. Frederic Curtis 
Butterfield, Sioux City. 

Two-minute reports were given by the following Regents or 
delegates from the various chapters : 

Abigail Adams, Des Moines — Regent Mrs. W. H. McHenry. 

Black Hawk, Cedar Falls— Regent Mrs. E. G. Miller. 

Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls— Regent Mrs. D. N. Hurd. 

Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs — Delegate Mrs. Thomas Metcalf. 

Daniel Boone, Boone — Regent Mrs. Alice T. Graham. 

De Shon, Boone — Regent Mrs. M. L. Bryant. 

Dubuque, Dubuque — Delegate Mrs. C. H. Tibbals. 

Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge — Vice Regent Mrs. Frank Gates. 

Guthrie Center, Guthrie Center — Regent's Alternate Mrs. Effa T. 

Hannah Caldwell, Davenport — Regent Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck. 
Marshalltown, Marshalltown — Delegate Mrs. Merritt Greene. 
Martha Washington, Sioux City — Regent Mrs. Abbie Stackerel. 
Mary Brewster, Humboldt — Regent Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston. 
Newcastle, Webster City — Delegate Mrs. Gladys Whitley Crosley. 
Okamanpadu, Estherville — Delegate Mrs. Emma G. Allen. 
Penelope Van Princes, Independence — Delegate, Miss Lake. 
Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown — Regent Mrs. C. A. Eadie. 
Washington, Washington — Regent Mrs. J. A. Harwood. 
Waterloo, Waterloo — Delegate Mrs. A. J. Fairburn. 
Waucoma, Waucoma — Regent Mrs. Charles Webster. 

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All the reports indicated much activity and general progress in 
state work. 

In the absence of Mrs. Kasson Miller, State Historian, her report 
was read by Mrs. H. R. Howell. 


Madam Regent, and loiva Daughters of the American Revolution, Assembled 
in Conference at Sioux City, loiva: 

In presenting to you my annual report as State Historian of the Iowa 
Daughters of the American Revolution, it is most satisfactory to state that 
the reports from the several chapters show a general increase in membership, 
and a great amount of interest and enthusiasm in the work of our organiza- 
tion throughout the state. 

Much that usually finds its way into the Historian's report has been given 
you this year under the head of "Work of Chapters," by their representatives 
who make up this conference, so it is only necessary that I generalize in 
regard to this part of the work for the past year. 

Reports have been forwarded from nearly all of the forty active chapters 
in Iowa and show that the line of work and the outline of study for almost 
the entire number has been of a strictly patriotic nature. 

The Daughters of the American Revolution are essentially philan- 
thropists. The seed was sown when America was in its incipiency — when 
love of man was, of necessit)', stronger than love of country — when desola- 
tion, privation and the hardships of pioneer life made the preservation of 
man through the love, sacrifice and devotion of his neighbor, the first consid- 
eration — and we still find that it requires the practical application of the 
quadrat from Omar Khayyam, which runs as follows: 

"A hair perhaps divides the false and true" — 
to differentiate between philanthropic and patriotic work. Especialh' in 
some of the smaller places where there is little in the way of history to per- 
petuate and where philanthropic enterprises are struggling, has there been 
tlie temptation to combine the work. 

Our pledge as a National organization to acquire and protect historical 
spots, celebrate patriotic anniversaries, encourage historical research, preserve 
records, documents, relics, has been fully appreciated by us as individuals, 
as chapters and as a state organization, and much has been done the past 
year along these lines. 

The Daughters of Iowa have inaugurated a work this year which has 
already been successfully carried through in many of the eastern states, that 
of making a collection of relics. In the East and South where articles of 
historic interest and value abound, and where almost every foot of the ground 
is made sacred to those now living upon it by the memory of their noble 
ancestors, they have given freely out of their abundance. With us in the 
Middle West, where everything of a historical nature of the period of the 
Revolution was brought here by those who cherished it, almost as they would 
an animated, living, breathing charge, and handed it down with the thought 
that it was to remain in the family — where things of this nature are so very 

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rare as to make them almost priceless to theii possessor, the task is a vastly 
different one, and still the report of your State Committee on Historical 
Relics, which comes later, will, they feel sure, meet your approvel of their 

There are many places of historical interest in Iowa that are entirely un- 
marked, many of the old trails and stage coach lines being obliterated by 
cultivation. Many of the spots made sacred by the terrible Indian massacres 
are unmarked, and their real history little known even to those of us who 
touch their very soil. 

The history of the old wagon trail through Southwest Iowa is especially 
interesting, and an inquiry at the State Historical Department in regard to 
details brought this reply from the State Curator, which I give to you know- 
ing it will be interesting, and hoping it will inspire some action in the matter 
by the present conference. An investigation at least, would give us much 
valuable data. The letter follows: 

Des Moines, Iowa, September 29, 1909. 
Dear Mrs. Miller: 

I entertain your inquiry as to whether there is not some enterprise of an 
historical character into which you may properly enter with your means and 
zeal. You venture the suggestion that a trail in Southwestern Iowa fitly 
marked might come within the thought. 

Let me suggest that the migration across the state, beginning with the 
early spring of 1846, by the Mormons, is filled with tragedy; after grass came 
that spring, they had reached the central portion of the state and followed a 
more exactly defined trail than before, when they scattered over the country 
and followed different routes, using different fords and ferries; that what was 
made "The Mormon Trail" became the route of the emigrants to California 
in 1849 and to Oregon, to Nebraska, Kansas and the Black Hills in their re- 
spective periods; that it is the earliest generally traveled route across the 
state and never yielded its superior importance to other wagon routes; that 
its course is gradually yielding to the needs of convenient farm making, and 
where its exact location has long yielded to the cultivation of crops it has 
disappeared; that many miles of the original highway lie upon the original 
trail and many miles of the abandoned trail lie easily distinguishable through 
wood and pasture lands; that the mill sites, bridge, ford and ferry sites 
actually used by the Mormons, and afterward by the respective migrations 
are falling into question by local differences of opinion, and I see no finer 
field for your activities than this, assuming you care to sufficiently study 
through these controversies, judiciously determine them and adequately mark 
the trail. I suggest that by co-operation with this institution you might be 
able to do this work in the minimum of time and cost, and I will be glad to 
place at your service notes I have made in the preparation of an article with 
map upon the first pathway across the state. I have no doubt the board of 
Trustees would authorize me to participate in any way you may care to 
draft me. Sincerely yours, 

E. R. Harlan. 
Mrs. Kasson Miller, 

Des Moines, Iowa : 

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Not always will such valuable assistance be tendered us — and not always 
can we hope to find such men as now constitute the State Historical Board 
to aid us in every possible way, and yet allow us to keep our identity ab- 
solutely, as a society, in work performed. 

Other states have found this work most interesting, and since we have no 
work of this character in hand, as a state organization, it would seem a 
fitting enterprise for the Daughters of Iowa. Information comes to us that 
the Daughters of Kansas and Nebraska contemplate the task of marking this 
same trail, as it crosses their respective states. 

With the kindly offer of assistance from the State Department of History 
it would certainly seem worthy of our earnest consideration. 

It is with sincere regret that we record the death of eleven of our beloved 
members, notices of which have been sent the State Historian. The names of 
those whose loss we mourn follow: 

Mrs. Laura Fowler St. Clair, Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton. 

Mrs. Harriet C. Baily, Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines. 

Mrs. Sarah Agnes Sugg, Clinton Chapter, Clinton. 

Mrs. Anna Clark Wilcox, Clinton Chapter, Clinton. 

Mrs. Ellen K. Denny, Matron Christian Home, Council Bluffs Chapter, 
Council Bluffs. 

Mrs. Emily Smith Nettleton, Real Daughter, aged 91 years 3 months, 
Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City. 

Mrs. J. D. Grant, Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City. 

Mrs. N. W. Kimball, Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque. 

Mrs. S. R. McConnell, Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington. 

Mrs. Ruth Stewart Smith, Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington. 

Mrs. Jane Englis Smith, real Daughter, aged 92 years 6 months, Stars 
and Stripes Chapter, Burlington. 

Jane Englis Smith was the daughter of Captain Andrew Englis, and 
leaves with us this quaint epitaph which marks his headstone: 
"Friends nor physicians could not save 
His mortal body from the grave — 
Nor can the grave confine him here, 
When Christ shall call him to appear." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs Kasson Miller, 
State Historian Iowa Daughters American Revolution. 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

1320 East Grand Avenue. 

Report accepted. 

The following Committee on Resolutions was appointed by the 
State Rep:ent, Miss Lake: 

Mrs. D. N. Kurd, Cedar Falls. 

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Mrs. M. L. Bryant, Boone. 

Mrs. J. A. Harvvood, Washington. 

At twelve o'clock conference adjourned for luncheon, which was 
given by Martha Washington Chapter in the church dining-room. 
At two o'clock conference called to order by State Regent Miss Lake. 

Report of Committee on Standing Rules, Mrs. Mary H. S. John- 
ston, was the first order of business. 

Committee reported. 


article I. — OBJECT. 

The object of the State Conference shall be to pronfiote the patriotic work 
of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and to 
strengthen and increase the influence of the chapters of Iowa by mutual 
co-operation and support. 


Section 1. The State Conference shall consist of: 

First — All National and Past National Officers, residing in Iowa, and in 
good standing in their respective Chapters. 

Second — All State Officers. 

Third — All members of State Committees. 

Fourth — All past State Regents, in good standing in their respective 

Fifth — All Chapter Regents, or in their inability to attend, an alternate 
appointed by them. 

Sixth — Delegates or their alternates regularly elected by the several 
chapters as hereinafter provided. 

Seventh — Organizing Regents and visiting members may take part in dis- 
cussions, but shall not be entitled to offer motions or vote. 

Sec. 2. Each chapter having a membership of twenty-five or less shall be 
entitled to two delegates, one of whom shall be the Regent or an alternate 
appointed by her, the other to be elected by the chapter, and each chapter 
shall be entitled to one more delegate for every additional fifty members or 
major fraction thereof. Chapters organized after May 1st shall be entitled 
to but one delegate who shall be the Regent or her alternate. 


Section 1. The officers shall be a State Regent, State Vice Regent, State 
Secretary, Consulting Registrar, State Treasurer, State Auditor and State 

Sec. 2. The regular term of office of all officers, nominated and elected, 
shall commence at the adjournment of the National Congress succeeding the 
conference at which they were nominated or elected, and they shall hold 
office for one year or until their successors are elected. 

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Sec. 3. In the event of a vacancy occurring in any state office the board 
of management shall appoint a member to fill such office until her successor 
is elected and shall assume her duties. 

Sec. 4. The State Regent shall preside at all meetings of the conference 
and board of management, at all meetings of the Iowa Delegation to National 
Congress, appoint all committees not otherwise provided for, and sign all 
orders drawn on the treasurer for money appropriated by the conference or 
board of management. 

Sec. 5. The State Vice Regent shall, in the absence or disability of the 
State Regent, assume her duties and prerogatives. 

Sec. 6. The State Secretary shall record and preserve all minutes of the 
State Conference and the board of management, have charge of the records, 
countersign all warrants on the treasurer, keep all papers on file, keep a 
register of the names of the members of the several chapters and at the 
close of her term of office deliver all books and documents belonging to her 
office, to her successor, taking a receipt for the same. 

Sec. 7. The consulting registrar shall assist the State Regent in proving 
eligibility claims for applicants in towns where there are no chapters, and 
shall give desired assistance to chapter registrars in verifying lineage 
papers. She shall be permitted to charge a reasonable fee for her work, to 
be paid by the person whose claim is under consideration. 

Sec. 8. The treasurer shall collect all money and shall disburse the same 
only upon orders signed by the State Regent and State Secretary and she shall 
give bonds in an amount to be fixed by the board of management. 

Sec. 9. The auditor shall examine the books of the treasurer and secre- 
tary ten days before the opening of the annual conference. 

Sec. 10. The State Historian shall catalogue and arrange all historical 
and biographical collections and shall place the same in the State Historical 
Building in Des Moines. 

Sec. 11. All officers shall make a report of their work for the year at the 
State Conference. 


Section 1. There shall be a general conference of the Iowa Daughters 
of the American Revolution in October of each year, during the week which 
contains the nineteenth day. 

Sec. 2. The State Regent and State Vice Regent shall be nominated at 
the annual conference, and all other officers shall be elected at the Annual 

Sec. 3. There shall be a business session of the State Board of Manage- 
ment in May of each year. 

Sec. 4. The State Regent may, when deemed necessary, call special meet- 
ings of the board of management. 

Sec. 5. Twenty-five members shall constitute a quorum at the State 
Conference and seven members shall constitute a quorum of the board of 

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article v. — board of maijagement. 

Section 1. The board of management shall consist of the state officers 
and the Regents of the various chapters in the state. 

Sec. 2. The board of management shall consider and promote such 
measures as shall be for the interest of the Iowa Daughters of the American 
Revolution and shall assist the State Regent in appointing State Committees 
and in making the necessary arrangements for the meetings of the State 


Section 1. The Regent shall appoint a Credential Committee of three 
members, the chairman of which shall be a member of the chapter entertain- 
ing the conference. 

Sec. 2. There shall be a Printing Committee consisting of the State Sec- 
retary, State Treasurer and State Historian. 


Section 1. Each chapter shall pay to the State Treasurer on or before 
January 1st of each year the sum of ten cents for each member, the same to 
be held as a State Fund to defray the expenses of state work; the said fund 
to be expended as the conference or board of management shall determine. 

Sec. 2. Any chapter failing to pay as above shall not be entitled to rep- 
resentation at State Conference. 


Section 1. No debt or liability other than ordinary running expenses 
shall be incurred except by order of the State Conference. 

Sec. 2. The Iowa state organization of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution shall furnish all necessary stationery and stamps for state 
officers and chairman of state committees. 

Sec. 3. The entertaining city shall be allowed twenty-five dollars to- 
wards defraying the expenses of the State Conference. 


Section 1. No person shall be eligible to nomination or election to office 
who is not in good standing in her respective chapter. 

Sec. 2. The nominations for state officers shall be made only by the 
voting members of the conference. 


Nominations for State Regent and State Vice Regent and election to office 
shall be by ballot unless the same shall be dispensed with by unanimous 


These rules may be amended or added to at any State Conference by a 
majority vote of the voting members present, providing that each chapter 
shall have received not less than sixty days' notice of said amendments or 

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article xii. rules of order. 

All meetings of the State Conference and Board of Management shall 
be governed by Roberts' Rules of Order. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary H. S. Johnston. 
Eva C. Metcalf. 
Jessie D. McMurray. 
Elizabeth Brown Howell. 
Emma G. Allen. 

Mrs. Johnston moved that the above Standing Rules be substituted 
for the present ones. Seconded by Mrs. Metcalf. 

Convention proceeded to consider ad seriatim. 

All articles and sections of articles were adopted as read upon 
motion of Mrs. Johnston, sustained by Mrs. Peck, Mrs. Heustis, 
Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Kibbey, Mrs. Greene, Mrs. McMurray, Mrs. 
McHenry, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Gould, Mrs. Bohn and Mrs. Howell. 

The motion that the new rules be substituted for the old was put 
to a vote and carried. 

Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis sang two vocal selections and as an 
encore gave "Our Flag and My Flag," words by M. D. Nesbit, 
music by Grace Updegraff Bergen, of Dubuque, and dedicated to the 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck gave a very interesting address on Black- 
hawk and the Early History of Eastern Iowa. 

Piano solo was rendered by Mrs. Marguerite Brookings Kanth- 

Mrs. Kibbey, chairman of Children of the Republic Committee, 
reported, viz. : 


Madam Regent, Daughters: 

We are happy to submit the following report: 

Last October when our committee was appointed, there was no Children 
of the Republ'c Club in Iowa; we now have four flourishing societies, a com- 
mittee appointed to organize a fifth, and several chapters deeply interested. 

A ircular letter was sent to thirty-nine chapter Regents and much 
interest was expressed "n reply. 

Tb" Tnhn Pan' Tq es Club, under the auspices of Marshalltown and 
Spir- i - '^"hp"' Chapj-rs of Marshal'town. was the first Children of Republic 
Socif*- vpa i7pd v. this state. 

*"' - - t^h"r ' '- ''^-t?en ; three members added later, and several 

on th • : ^ '•- 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 207 

American history, instructive taliis, and parliamentary law comprise 
special line of work. 

The members are taught to conduct the meetings, and are much in- 

An instructive diversion is the appointing of two leaders, who choose 
sides as in the spelling matches, historical questions being substituted for 

The Philip Schuyler Club was organized at Humboldt, under auspices of 
Mary Brewster Chapter; membership of nineteen (limited to this number 
by vote of club) ; line of study, lives of great men of colonial times. 

The Constitution Club of Rutland Township also organized by Mary 
Brewster Chapter, has twenty-one members, all children of foreign parents. 
They study the Constitution of the United States. 

Members of both clubs are very enthusiastic and enjoy the work. 

The Ethan Allen Club, of Waucoma, under auspices of Waucoma Chap- 
ter, formed recently with a membership of eleven, nearly as many more 
names presented to be voted upon at next meeting and a waiting list. 

Pictures of five noted men or women of history are selected for each meet- 
ing and the boys tell what they can of them; at the end of the year the boy 
who has answered the greatest number of questions on these historical per- 
sonages receives the prize, a book on American history. 

Later they will be taught drills, preliminary parliamentary practice, 
patriotic songs, etc. 

The regular order of business as suggested by the National Committee 
is followed by these clubs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Minnie G. Kibbey (Mrs. Wm. B.), 
Mary H. S. Johnston (Mrs. Robert J.), 
Miss Addie M. Potter, 
Committee on Children of the Republic State of Iowa. 

Moved by Mrs. Bohn, and seconded by Mrs. Metcalf, that the 
report be accepted. Carried. 

Mrs. Julia Clark Hallam, chairman of Child Labor Committee, 
reported, viz. : 


It was a busy morning upon a London street. It was the busiest time of 
the morning. The passage way was blocked from curb to curb with buses, 
automobiles, hacks, trucks, pedestrians and as the saying goes, "then some." 
A "wee bit lassie" was standing upon the curb stone waiting to cross the 
street; a burly policeman appears and takes the child by the hand, at the 
same time raising the other hand towards the traffic of the street. Upon the 
instant, every horse is reined in, the wheels of the automobiles are stopped, 
pedestrians turn aside. For a brief second a path is made through all this 
rush and push, no matter how unwilling it may be to allow it, while the wee 
bit lassie is led across and deposited safely upon the opposite side. 

208 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

So now I ask you to stop all the trains of thought, to put away all your 
plans for activities, no matter how interesting and important they may be, and 
for a brief period let this same wee bit lassie have the right of way in your 
mind. And may I further ask that all of these other things do not at once 
close in and eradicate the signs of the presence of this wee bit lassie, as in the 
case of the London street. Please to remember not only this one, but hundreds 
and thousands of other wee bit lassies who have no big policeman to take 
them by the hand and lead them safely across life's hard places. I am here 
to ask you to keep these things in mind at least until you have satisfied 
yourselves that you have discharged whatever duty (and there surely is some 
duty) lies next to your hand in the way of securing for all of our country's 
children, their birthright of a childhood whose conditions shall admit of a 
normal development. 

It is not that I have charged myself with arguments with which to con- 
vince you that child labor is wrong. Such a proceeding would be entirely 
superfluous in this presence. So much has already been said and written and 
thought, that that point has been won. The jury of thinking men and women 
has given the verdict (theoretically at least) for the child. The case is 

I do not come bringing you reasons why child labor is inexpedient. I will 
not waste words trying to convince you that it is cheaper for the state to 
support the widowed mother or the invalid father directly than to allow the 
life and vitality of one of her future citizens to be exploited in doing so. 

Neither shall I go into the matter of showing you that a law restricting 
the labor of children is not unconstitutional and does not block industrial 
advancement. But just here I want to urge upon your attention a phase of 
the subject that is perhaps a little broader than any of these things. What 
is the meaning of human infancy? Is it a mere happen so, that a chicken 
steps out of its shell and at once begins to peep and peck to find its own food 
and to protect itself, while the human infant is still helpless at the period 
when the chicken has reached old age? 

Physiology and psychology have of late years joined hands in their effort 

to show the people that in any animal organism, the longer the period of 

preparation, the higher will be the plane which is ultimately reached. 

The great requisite for the large success of an organism is its possibility 

of adaptation. 

The early years of life are the years for growth and development of the 

whole child. There must be freedom from the responsibilit}' of self-support. 

In other words, the child must be dependent, during its growing years, if it 

may have a fair show to make the most of its possibilities, as an adult. 

The dependence of the child is necessary not only for the development of 

the physical and mental life, but for the development of the social virtues, 

the exercise of which is most definitely needed today in all spheres of 


It should be our endeavor to lengthen the period of childhood. Under a 

condition of child labor this period is short-lived. 

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Early labor cheats the child of its ability for better work later on. Early 
dexterity in almost any direction does not take the place of all around devel- 
opment given by more play and more school in the early years. The child 
laborer is putting a mortgage upon his future ability and possibility. Not 
only is the individual child thus defrauded, but society and the state. "Child 
labor is an ugly and wicked part of our system. Our giant industrial system 
has come in and swept the children into the mill, the factory, the sweat shop, 
the mine and before the flaming glass oven. Is there any power now which 
can be set in motion and force which will sweep these children back again 
where they belong, viz., into the homes, the schools, upon the playgrounds."* 
Injustice to one part of the community is harmful to all. This evil of child 
labor, although it may be confined to certain localities, will be followed by a 
nemesis which will not be confined to any one locality." 

This phase of the subject appeals to us particularly as Daughters of the 
American Revolution. We are organized to perpetuate the memory of those 
men and women who achieved American independence. This work follows 
out the spirit and the letter of Washington's farewell address when he said, 
"affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the 
largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens." Patriotism 
demands our interest in this work. We have no higher duty. 

I hope that we will not in this respect be like the little lady of whom 
perhaps you have all heard. She was a milliner and upon one occasion failed 
to have ready at the appointed time the hat for one of her best customers. 
Upon being mildly rebuked for her lack of promptness, she exclaimed, quite 
excitedly, "Oh, madame, I hope you will not be angry with me. I was 
not feeling well last week, and had to go to see the doctor. He was on the 
third floor with no elevator. I walked upstairs and when I reached the top 
I was so exhausted that I fell down and lost all my conscientiousness." 

This brings us to the question as to what we, as a state organization, 
have done in the interests of this little wage-earner. Your committee has 
nothing very large or very definite to report. A number of personal letters 
were written by the committee to the members of the last General Assembly 
who had in charge the matter of our own state child labor bill. Later the 
announcement was most gratefully received that the pending amendment to 
our previous child labor law, the passage of which was recommended in a 
resolution by our Ninth Annual Conference, had been passed. The plan 
which we wished to carry out of writing a personal letter to the Regent of 
each local chapter, requesting her to devote at least one meeting to the dis- 
cussion of child labor, was not carried out because the list of these Regents 
was not received until it was too late for such a course to be successful this 
year. This plan, however, is thought by your committee to be wholly con- 
sistent with the general aim of the Daughters of Iowa, and is strongly urged 
upon the members as a part of the work of the coming year. 

I have had, however, an opportunity of consulting the printed report 
of the Child Labor Committee of the National Society of the Daughters, of 
which Mrs. J. E. Foster is the chairman. 

210 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

The report is full of interest and enthusiasm for this work. The em- 
phasis is laid upon the effort to secure uniform state legislation, rather than 
a national law, which latter at best, as she feels, can only bind and crystal- 
lize the legislation of the states. This position of Mrs. Foster differs from 
that of Senator Beveridge, who believes that the only final and satisfactory 
way to approach the matter is through national legislation. The legislation 
through separate states all tends in the direction of the ultimate end of 
national legislation. 

In twelve states, the Daughters of the American Revolution have a Child 
Labor Committee. These committees are urged to co-operate with other 
societies working along the same lines in securing legislative enactment 
against child labor. Mrs. Foster also urges work for the Children's Bureau, 
which subject will be more fully taken up a little later. 

The great needs of industrial education in this country are also urged. 
This report from the National organization embodies a report (by states) of 
the child labor situation in the different states. This is a most interesting 
and helpful part of the report. 

I want to refer here to our own excellent child labor law. A brief 
reference to its principal features will emphasize its strong as well as its 
weak points; for Iowa's law, although a good one, is still not the model 
child labor law. 

In a general way and with reference to the part played by the general 
public, our law may be divided into three parts: 1. As to children under 
fourteen. 2. As to children under sixteen. 3. As to whom to report cases 
of suspected violation of the law. 

Under the first head we note that fourteen is the age below which chil- 
dren in Iowa are prohibited from labor and that there are nine kinds of work 
from which they are prohibited. We note that these nine kinds of employ- 
ment do not cover, by any means, all of the forms of employment in which 
children engage for pay or otherwise; neither do they cover all those from 
which, in the judgment of many, they should be prohibited. For the purpose 
of aiding the memory, I have placed them in groups of three arranged 
alphabetically as follows: The first group contains: elevator, factory, laun- 
dry; each word beginning with a different letter, but all high up in the 
alphabet. The next group contains three M's, as follows: manufactory, mill, 
mine. The third group are all S's, as follows: shop, store (where more than 
eight are employed), slaughter (or packing) house. 

The second point refers to children under sixteen. We note that there 
are two years in the life of each child when it may work at any and all 
kinds of labor, but in regard to which labor the law makes regulations. 
These regulations are four: 1st. No night work. 2d. Only ten hours daily. 
3d. No work dangerous to physical or moral health. 4th. Employer must 
post list of their names and exact ages in available place. 

3d. Under the third general point, the law says that all suspected cases 
of violation of the law may be reported to the county attorney, whose duty 
it is to investigate and if necessarj' prosecute. This law was amended by 
the last General Assembly so as to make the burden of proof of the age of 

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a child fall upon the employer. That is, if you have reason to think that 
a working child is not fourteen, and if upon investigation the employer is 
not able to prove that he is fourteen, he must be dismissed. 

Persons violating or obstructing this law may be fined $100.00 or impris- 
oned for thirty days. Some of the features of this law which render it less 
admirable than the child labor law of some of our sister states are the fact 
that nothing is said about street employments. No educational test is required 
before entering any employment and the working day is ten hours instead of 

The twin sister to any child labor law must be some kind of compulsory 
education law, thus assisting the enforcement of the law on one side by 
keeping the children from entering employment under fourteen years of age, 
and, on the other side, by affording work for those who are put out of work 
on account of the law. 

Iowa's compulsory education law requires that children between the 
ages of seven and fourteen years shall attend school for sixteen weeks annu- 
all}', so that out of five of the nine months of our school year those who dislike 
school are apt to be on the lookout for a job and often secure one even 
though they are not yet fourteen. This compulsory education law, together 
with some other present-day tendencies, has caused a searching investigation 
of the work done by our schools. The end in view was to discover if the 
schools could be made to meet more nearly the public needs. Without going 
into the question at all, I will say in passing that the demand for industrial 
education has been made and is being met. 

Our national law makers have enacted some legislation against child 
labor, while other legislation has been suggested but not yet pressed. 

Among the latter is (1) the Beveridge-Parsons child labor bill, to ex- 
clude from interstate commerce articles presented for shipment by factories 
or mines employing children under fourteen years of age. (2) A bill for the 
establishment of a National Children's Bureau. 

This reference, although brief, raises the question as to why legal 
enactments are necessary in the line of child labor prevention. Is it true 
that children are put at hard work before they are strong enough to do it? 

It was some three hundred years ago, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 
in England, that we first hear of young children being systematically put to 

As by a sort of psychological gravitation, things tend towards the worse 
rather than the better condition ; the natural tendency seems to have been to 
increase the number of children who are engaged in hard labor, while, as 
one writer says, every step taken in the opposite direction, viz., along the line 
of the passage and enforcement of laws to restrict child labor, has required 
years of hard work and hundreds of dollars in money to accomplish. We 
of this day and age cannot but honor Lord Shaftesbury, for his heroic 
struggle for England's "little wage earners." His example gives us courage 
to stand forth for the rights of America's working children. 

While statistics vary as to the exact number of 3'oung children working In 
the factories, mills, mines, and so forth, of America (of course it goes with- 

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out saying that there can be no exact statistics upon a subject of this kind), 
yet it cannot be doubted that there are hundreds of thousands of such little 
ones whose birthright of freedom to grow and develop is being taken away. 

I referred a moment ago to the evil effects of hard labor in childhood. 

In the milling centers of England for the past one hundred years, there 
has come about an alarming deterioration of the national physique. Upon 
this point Senator Beveridge says: "A few years ago England went to war 
with a handful of Dutch farmers in South Africa, and England with forty 
million people found it impossible to recruit an army of 300,000 men. 
Seventy per cent, were rejected for physical inferiority. They were the 
poorest body of troops that any power ever sent to the field of battle. A 
large number could not stand the voyage, nearly two per cent, could not stand 
the march, and in the campaigns they were swept off like flies by fever. 
The outcome shocked the world. It aroused the British people. Parliament 
authorized a commission to examine into the cause of the physical deteri- 
oration of British manhood and womanhood. Two volumes were published 
and it was found that the root of the trouble was child labor in England 
one hundred years ago. They tried to end it and were met with the same 
arguments that we meet now. It took the English reformers under Earl 
Shaftesbury fifty years to end it." 

In America, one out of every twenty between the ages of ten and sixteen 
are in factories and mines. Some of our states have still no law to prevent 
children of any age from working at all hours of the day and night. In 
many places, as in eastern manufactories of textile fabrics, and in mining 
communities, in the South in the cotton fields and canneries the little tots 
are ''kept at it" from the time they can toddle. When there is a law, public 
sentiment is so indifferent that it is easily evaded. 

It is not to be wondered at that the fruitage of such a condition in later 
years is the hopeless wife and mother, the ne'er-do-well father and the puny 

In spoiling the child, we are spoiling the generation that is coming after 
us. It is short sighted for the nation to allow its children to be crippled in 
the present. They are needed in the fullness of their strength for the future. 
Manufacturers are allowed to cripple and deform children and the public is 
required to support them afterwards, for child labor is one of the most 
fruitful sources of demand for charity. "It is a poor business policy which 
permits a firm or corporation to get seven or eight years of work out of a 
child, and then turn him out upon the community to be cared for at public 
expense through long years of invalidism or criminality." 

One writer declares that excessive labor between the ages of twelve and 
sixteen reduces permanently the mental power of the individual, resulting 
in loss of ambition, of will power, power of concentration, of extended 
mental effort. Extreme toil before the age of sixteen results in an organic 
change which can never be overcome. Long standing produces postural 
deformities of the feet; too long sitting produces distortions of the spine and 
chest. The working of one set of muscles, and often practically of one 
muscle for eight or ten hours, with no opportunity of relaxation, produces 

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deformity and affects not only the body but the mind as well. Child labor 
produces an environment for juvenile crime. 

But, we naturally ask ourselves, "admitting the truth of the- facts, and 
the justice of the claims of those who are interested in this cause, what can 
we do? What responsibility have we in the matters?" We certainly should 
take interest enough to write to our own senators and representatives asking 
their support for anti-child labor legislation. As to our own state law, there 
is still much to be desired, and we may exert our influence for that. But as 
to the law as it stands at present, it still has to be enforced. However good 
a law may be, its practical value lies in its strict enforcement. Violations 
may be found everywhere. The question of enforcement is always v>'ith us. 
Someone has said that laws are permanently operative in proportion as they 
embody an intelligent public sentiment. 

The state cannot send its paid employes everywhere. We can each one 
do something along this line. It cannot be taken for granted that a good 
law, no matter how good, will be enforced. Florence Kelly has said: "When 
enough ivomen act upon the conviction that girls should be in school, not in 
retail trades, until they are fifteen or sixteen years old, the weary little cash 
girl will follow the duel and lottery into the memories of a sinful past." We 
can and should all do something to stand for the laws which try to keep our 
American children from being robbed of their birthright and without vigilant 
enforcement our best law is of little effect. 

There is, also, constant opportunity for amendment and adjustment to 
new conditions. It is your duty and my duty to busy ourselves with this 
strictly ethical concern of the state. It has been said that a child labor law 
is a "law without a friend." Employer, parent and the child himself unite 
in evading it. All the more need, then, for that far-seeing effort on the part 
of the intelligent public which will help the law to avail to save our "little 
wage earners" from themselves and for that future, the trials of which they 
have so little idea. 

The National Children's Bureau. 

Probably the most important issue pending in this country at the present 
time in relation to child labor is the effort to establish what is known as the 
National Children's Bureau, in the Department of the Interior. A bill to 
establish such a bureau was first introduced into both houses of our National 
Congress in 1908 and is still pending. The work of this bureau as it is 
planned would be to investigate and report upon all matters pertaining to the 
welfare of children and child life; to investigate especially the questions of 
infant mortalitj^, the birth roll, physical degeneracy, orphanage, juvenile de- 
linquency and juvenile courts, desertion and illegitimacy, dangerous occupa- 
tions, accidents and diseases of children of the working classes, employment, 
legislation affecting children in the several states and territories, and such 
other facts as have a bearing upon the health, efficiency, character and train- 
ing of children. The chief of this bureau is instructed from time to time to 
publish the results of these investigations. 

This bill, the justice and value of which appeals to us all, was intro- 
duced into Congress by the authority of the National Child Labor Committee, 

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who have by reason of their work for children come to know how much 
time, talent and money are required to secure reliable and necessary statistics 
in regard to the conditions under which the children of our laboring poor 
are living. 

It has received a very general and hearty endorsement from the clubs, 
leagues and committees which are working along kindred lines. 

The work of the National Child Labor Committee is carried on by 
private individuals and hundreds and even thousands of dollars have been 
personally contributed to carry on the work of this committee. It is hardly 
to be wondered at that the members of this committee should feel that the 
work which they are doing is national, that the good results are as far 
reaching as the country. 

As was said a moment ago, this bill has been presented to Congress in 
order that this "Investigation, information and interpretation of facts 
whereby a better policy may be developed with respect to children" may be 
carried on at the expense of the whole public, rather than by the few who 
are philanthropically inclined. Florence Kelly, in arguing for this Children's 
Bureau before the committee of Congress, says that one thing which is asked 
for and hoped for from this bureau, is publicity of facts in regard to the 
treatment of children. In those states and localities where outside effort in 
behalf of the children is most needed, there is the greatest effort to prevent 
publicity. In New York City, where a child labor law has been in operation 
for twenty years, there are reported to be from two to twenty children daily 
who are discovered working contrary to the law. The private enforcement 
of the child labor law against (as was said a moment ago) the wish of 
employer, parent and child is a most difficult task. Publicity in regard to the 
facts, Mrs. Kelly claims, will often of itself effect the desired enforcement. 

It is said that our nation knows less about the condition of its children 
than any other civilized nation. 

It is claimed that as a nation we know more about our trees and our ani- 
mals that we do about our children. We, as a nation, have no way of know- 
ing how many children are born, how many die, or of what diseases they die, 
what crimes they commit or why they commit them. I sometimes think that 
the question of children's health appeals more keenly to the public mind 
than anything else in regard to them. An eminent Chicago physician and 
one who is a specialist in tubercular diseases, has interested himself in the 
securing of this Federal Children's Bureau on the ground that it is only 
through the securing of a strong vitality in childhood that the tubercular 
question can ever be solved. In regard to bad hygiene it is childhood which 
bears its heaviest burden, and it is here that the forces of infection most of 
all are concentrated. It is the truest foresight which looks after the chil- 
dren. A mint of money may be spent upon the adult with no result when 
good care of the child would have been successful. Conservatism is a mis- 
take when care of the children is in question. There is, as has already been 
said, no difference of opinion as to the imperative need of caring for the 
nation's children. The reason why this bill has been pending now for two 
sessions of our National Congress, and has not yet become a law is the 

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question of expediency. It may be asked, are there not other agencies which 
are doing the woric proposed for this bureau? Will this bureau accomplish 
for the children of the country what it is hoped? There is a natural hesi- 
tancy upon the part of law makers to multiply agencies and complicate the 
machinery of government. There is under the Government, a Census 
Bureau and a Bureau of Education, neither of which are doing such work 
as is designed for the Children's Bureau. The National Child Labor Commit- 
tee is doing the most extensive work along these lines and certainly it seems 
just that the Government should not delay in removing the burden and ex- 
pense of investigating the conditions of our children from the shoulders of 
private parties, and that it should undertake the investigation of kindred con- 
ditions which this investigation has shown to exist. 

As to the efficiency of such a bureau, it surely cannot be efficient when it 
does not exist. Since this Government is the only government we have to 
work for us, we will surely continue to ask that such measures be taken by 
it as seem necessary to the best good of our people, believing that the same 
efficiency will prevail here as in other lines. 

There is just one more word b\' means of which I will deliver my per- 
sonal message to you today. I refer to what seems to me a practical and 
possible way for every woman to put her active stamp of disapproval upon 
child labor; and not only that, but also to add her mite of influence to the 
proper regulation and payment of adult labor; especially woman's labor. 
The National Consumer's League, with headquarters in New York, was 
organized to help do away with sweat shop and tenement work. Sweat shop 
and tenement work means unlimited hours of work, the lowest possible 
wages, the labor of little children and the danger of contracting tuberculosis. 
No one knows how many little children are kept at work in the tenements. 
Babies of three and four years are found at work winding the stems of arti- 
ficial flowers and pulling out basting threads. Children of eight and nine 
are busy all day long pasting labels, wrapping up candies and making paper 
boxes. Thousands of other children who go to school, work all the remaining 
hours of the day at various sweat shop industries — a double strain dangerous 
to both health and education. The competition of helpless children and over- 
worked women cut wages until today the following prices are paid: Night 
gowns, 75 cents a dozen; corset covers, 22 cents a dozen; silk waists, 98 cents 
a dozen; men's trousers, V/2 to 10 cents a pair; coats and overcoats, from 5 
to 10 cents apiece. The child is robbed of its schooling, its parents and its 
home. The adult is broken down. The weak are killed. A man or woman is 
old at thirt\'-five, the trade life being shorter than in any other occupation. 
The danger of tuberculosis from the garments which come in closely tied 
bundles from the germ-laden tenements, need not be dwelt upon here. In 
order to get hold of this tenement work problem — and to offer to purchasers 
goods made under proper conditions — the National Consumers' League gives 
a label to manufacturers of women's white underwear where, after investiga- 
tion, not only by the representative of the League but also by the local board 
of health and the state factory inspector, the following conditions are complied 

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1. No work is given outside of the factory. 

2. No children under 16 are employed. 

3. No overtime work is required. 

In asking you, as I do, to purchase where possible white underwear 
bearing the label of the National Consumers' League, I do not, of course, 
mean to say that only underwear bearing this label is made under favorable 
conditions. There are many splendid factories which do not use the label, 
the products of which are sold throughout our state. On the other hand, I 
have reason to believe that sweat shop goods are handled to some extent in 
Iowa. Local clerks have, for the most part, little knowledge of where the 
goods which they are required to sell are obtained. The use of the Con- 
sumers' League label, when not complying with the conditions involved, is 
punishable by law. Are we not, then, as consumers, justified in feeling that we 
are only fully protected from sweat shop goods when we purchase the white 
underwear which bears the label authorized by the Consumers' League? I 
only wish there was a way in which everything wrought by child labor could 
be identified and rejected. 

Believing that Sioux City is a typical Iowa city, and wishing to be 
informed as to the extent to which Consumers' League labeled goods are 
handled by our merchants here, I have visited a number of our leading stores 
and have made careful inquiries in regard to this matter. 

The goods of two manufacturers which are authorized to use the label 
are handled here. 

1st. The Royal undergarments, made by W. H. Beems & Co., of Wor- 
cester, Mass. This includes all kinds of women's and children's fine under- 
wear. It is carried only by Davidson Bros. 

2d. Goods made by the Standard Manufacturing Co., of Jackson and 
Grand Rapids, Mich. These goods include women's fine underwear and are 
handled by T. S. Martin & Co. Probably others have already informed 
themselves as to what lines are carried by their own local merchants. As 
you will note by the accompanying chart, the label comes in different sizes 
and in different colors, but it is all the same label and to me it speaks of 
light, air, sunshine and fair pla\-. There may be and there is very little that 
we can do to lighten the burden of overworked women and children but 
because there is so little it is surely our duty to do that little conscientiously 
and faithfully. MRS. JuLiA Clark Hallam, 

Chairman Child Labor Committee. 

Moved by Airs. Peck, and seconded by Mrs. Greene, that the 
report be accepted. Carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Hallam, and seconded by Mrs. Peck, that the 
following resolution be adopted : 

ResoI'ved: That the Tenth Annual Conference of Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution commends the action of the National Child Labor Com- 
mittee in the effort to secure a Federal Children's Bureau; and that it heartily 
endorses the establishment of such a bureau. 

Resolution was adopted. 

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After several announcements were made, adjourned to meet at 
8 p. m. 


Wednesday, at 8 p. m., State Regent Miss Lake called conference 
to order in the auditorium of church. 

After a piano solo by Mr. Albert Morgan, Sioux City, Mrs, 
Bertha Lincoln Heustis, chairman of Committee on Patriotic Educa- 
tion, reported, viz.: 


Madam State Regent and Members of the Tenth Annual Conference of the 

Daughters of the American Revolution of loiva: 

It is with great pleasure I present to you this report of woric along the 
line of patriotic education as reported by thirty-three of our forty-one chap- 
ters in Iowa — and here just a word. 

It was my pleasurable duty to send out letters of inquiry to the Regents 
of all the chapters in Iowa and to those who have responded I wish to return 
my heartiest thanks. The remaining eight may have had good and sufficient 
reasons for remaining silent as to the patriotic work accomplished by them, 
for surely some work is accomplished even if it is only the knowledge that 
a band of patriotic women is living in a community. 

Many of us at first thought associated patriotic education merely with 
children and school routine. This is a great mistake. Every meeting that we 
hold — every time our chapters celebrate the various fete-feast or memorial 
days of our country — we are engaged in patriotic education, although the pu- 
pils may perchance be only ourselves. Thus all patriotic efforts become edu- 
cational. It is at present necessary to formulate local methods for as yet there 
are no rules that can be applied indiscriminately to all in various parts of the 
country. The patriotic education of foreigners in the great immigration 
centers is of vital importance, teaching as it must the benefits of our country 
and its great institutions. In the South we must teach and preach to the 
negro his share in upholding law and order — in all our foreign possessions 
there is the same necessity of teaching and inculcating in the minds and 
hearts of the natives the importance and meaning of our flag and country, but 
more than all must we bring to the understanding of our careless citizens the 
importance of this overwhelming necessity of patriotism — and love of flag 
and country. 

Our Government and its institutions are young. The generations of 
father- and motherland love is missing. Our Irish-American, German- 
American and kindred societies unwittingly form a hindrance, for it must be 
American first and all, and not with some native or deserted home land pre- 
fixing America. There are many reasons for those who have left their native 
lands for this country and if they have formed here a home they should be 

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taught America for all and all for America. Recently a state official, a 
native of a foreign country, was discussing patriotism, and said, all too 
plainly, that he had no time or use for our patriotic demonstrations. Al- 
though his body and financial interests are here and he is a naturalized 
citizen of the United States, his whole heart is in the old country. This, 
then, shows a serious fact. The Government has many such aliens at heart 
in its service and in time of peace as well as war such service must of 
necessity be a divided one between the two home lands. Thus we must talk 
country, teach love of country and our flag and make it a part of our creeds, 
though they may be widely differing, that next to God comes home and 

The work accomplished by the various chapters during the past year has 
been exceedingly varied in character as you will see from the following: 
Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines, Mrs. McHenry, Regent, reports the 
purchase of a bronze tablet as a Lincoln memorial and the placing of it in 
the Public Library building with a marker showing by whom it was pre- 
sented. They have also framed a fine illuminated copy of the Declaration 
of Independence but have not yet decided where it will be finally placed to 
do the most good. 

Alden Chapter, Alden, Mrs. Ella T. Tisher, Regent, writes that their 
organization was so late in the year that this was all that they had 

Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls, Mrs. Kate S. Miller, Regent, reports 
that the chapter is not large and is made up of busy people — teachers, librari- 
ans, etc. — whose occupations have prevented their doing very much except 
literary work and a Colonial exhibit given as part of a carnival that was 
held under the auspices of the Civic Improvement League of Cedar Falls. 

Candle Stick Chapter, Mrs. Fred A. Harriman, Regent, writes that the 
chapter has decided to procure the illustrated lecture, "Our Flag," and give 
the entertainment in the High School auditorium and will invite the school 
children of the country schools, in fact for miles around, and thus spread a 
love for the flag and its great symbolisms. 

Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls, Mrs. D. N. Hurd, Regent, presented a 
Lincoln memorial tablet in bronze to the Cedar Falls High School. This 
beautiful memorial was suitably inscribed and on February 12th a great 
patriotic celebration was held. The entire community was invited, including 
the G. A. R., W. R. C. and members of Black Hawk Chapter attending in a 
body. It was a representative audience and appropriate addresses and mu- 
sical exercises accentuated the idea and brought to all the real heart throb 
of patriotism. The manual training department afterwards framed the 
tablet in natural woods and it now hangs in the High School corridor as a 
memorial not alone to Abraham Lincoln but to the patriotism for which our 
organization stands. The influence of such public demonstrations cannot be 

Clinton Chapter, Clinton, Mrs. V. H. Mullett, Regent, informed me that 
the absence of the chairman of the Patriotic Education Committee of the 
chapter from the city prevented sending a report beyond the fact that they 

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were bending all their eflForts towards placing a sanitary drinking fountain 
in the city. This as a gift of the D. A. R. will bring that organization and 
what it stands for very forcibly to the public mind. 

Just here I wish to state that Mrs. Bostwick, the chairman of the work in 
Clinton Chapter, is a member of the state committee and has given me very 
helpful suggestions and ideas of her own to aid me. 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs, Mrs. McCrae, Regent. The 
Historian, Mrs. Page Morrison, reports that the chapter has placed in the 
Public Library a number of books on patriotic subjects, among them the "Story 
of the Flag." This the chapter has requested to have read to the pupils of the 
primary and intermediate grades of the public schools. It has also been 
requested that the public school children be taught to sing "The Star Spangled 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone, Mrs. Alice Tallman Graham, Regent, 
reports interestingly of the work among the schools, addresses on patriotic 
topics, talks about the flag and allegiance to it and country. A request was 
made to have the patriotic songs sung more frequently in the schools. The 
chapter has special programs for all patriotic festivals during the year and 
enjoyed an address on patriotic education by Mrs. C. T. Ballou. 

De Shon Chapter, Boone, Mrs. Miranda Bryant, Regent, reports two 
very instructive meetings. On Flag Day the roll call was responded to with 
quotations on the flag and a paper given on the evolution of the American 
Flag. In September the topic of a special paper was the Constitutional Con- 
vention of 1787. The children in some of the ward schools have been taught 
the "Story of the Flag" and to sing "America." 

Denison Chapter, Denison. Mrs. Flora M. Wright reports the chapter 
has been doing good patriotic work and is full of enthusiasm. 

Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque, Mrs. Heustis, Regent, has had many meet- 
ings of a patriotic character as the delegate has already told you. Still our 
Memorial Service on May 30th should perhaps be spoken of here, as it was of 
a public character and held in the auditorium of our Public Library. There 
was a very excellent address and a eulogy of the Daughters whom we had 
lost by death this year. The roll call of our dead since the organization of 
the chapter, with appropriate music, made it one of the most impressively 
beautiful memorial services I have ever attended. It is a suggestion to every 
chapter to thus make of the Sunday nearest May 30th a memorial day with 
appropriate public services. Our greatest effort for patriotic education was 
the placing of one hundred and eighty framed American flags — one in every 
school room in the city, public and parochial, in the children's room in the 
Public Library, Home of the Friendless, House of the Good Shepherd, and St. 
Francis Orphan Asylum. The members of the chapter were delegated in 
committees of two or more to visit and formally present the flags. At nearly 
all the schools programs had been prepared for the entertainment of the 
Daughters. June 10th and 11th will long be red letter days for the chapter 
and the appreciation of some of the schools can be no better shown than by 
reading these resolutions written and presented by the pupils themselves: 

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"We, the members of the sixteenth class, together with those who belong 
to this society, have heard many patriotic speeches that were inspiring and 
elevating. We have heard the veterans of '61 and '65 relate their eiforts and 
courage in following the starry banner in order to preserve the Union and 
keep this land a 'home of the brave and land of the free.' We have heard 
the Spanish-American veterans, how they followed the flag to make others 
free. We have heard the sons of veterans and others speak about their 
efforts to preserve the Union and to encourage the principles for which the 
starry banner stands. But today is the first time in our recollection that we 
have had with us representatives of those heroes who made it possible for 
that flag to exist. And we, therefore, hereby accept with pleasure the flags 
and wish to thank the Daughters of the American Revolution for presenting 
them to us. And we promise them, one and all, that we, until our dying daj-, 
shall stand for the principles represented by the American Flag and shall use 
our influence that it shall never be trodden into dust by foreign foe or foes, 
but that it shall be kept waving and be respected, honored and revered by 
all who wish 'a home of the brave and land of the free.' These reso- 
lutions were unanimously adopted by the members of the Audubon School 
Improvement Association at a meeting held June 11, 1909. — Arnold Ragatz, 
chairman of Resolutions. Fred Hoerner, Pres. Florence Pratt, Sec." 

"To the Dubuque Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: 

"In accepting the beautiful flags so generously donated to our school by 
the Dubuque Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I desire 
on behalf of the pupils of the Sacred Heart school to express our sincere 

"Our minds are fresh with various incidents of our nation's history. We 
have followed the flag from the time it was first hoisted over the ramparts of 
Fort Stanwix — from the moment it first waved over the briny deep on Capt. 
John Barry's flagship — to its recent triumphal journey around the world, 
carrying with it the message of peace. Our flag stands for the highest ideals 
in man, namely, for love of God, love of home and love of country. For one 
hundred and thirty-three years it has stood for true liberty and justice and 
as a bulwark against oppressors. In this it has been the teacher of the 
nations of the earth. We assure you that our young patriotic hearts will ever 
cherish the legacy handed down by our forefathers and respectfully request 
that these sentiments of ours be conveyed to the members of your respected 
society. — J. W. Rhomberg." 

One tiny tot came forward to receive the flag for her room and had 
evidently forgotten the set speech she had been given to repeat. With a 
determination born of good Revolutionary ancestors she bowed and said, 
"Thank you, thank you, Mrs. Daughter of the American Revolution." One 
little fellow, when I handed him the flag for his room thanked me and said, 
"I'll take care of this — you bet." Evidently the little talk I had made there 
on the desecration of the flag had taken root immediately. 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa, Miss Feidler, Regent, reports the 
appropriate celebration of patriotic holidays and birthdays last year and 
similar celebrations are planned for the coming year. The constitutional 

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government of the United States was studied and this year "Myths and 
Legends of Our Own Land" will be taken up. 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa, Mrs. F. M. Bagley, Regent, has nothing 
to report of patriotic education work. The Women's Relief Corps has many 
of the Daughters among its members and they have accomplished work among 
the school children. 

Guthrie Center Chapter, Guthrie Center, Mrs. Edith Washburn, Regent, 
reports the youthfulness of the chapter has not made it possible to accomplish 
great things yet for patriotic education. 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport, Mrs. M. P. Peck, Regent, reports: 
President McLean, of the University, spoke in High School auditorium 
February 22d, on George Washington, to the pupils of the High School and 
the ninth grade pupils, also. This chapter yearly plans some such public 
patriotic entertainment. 

Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk, expresses through its Secretary, Mrs. Ora Cole, 
the idea that simply being in existence had added a stimulus to patriotic en- 
deavor, as they have brought their ideals and aims to the notice of the public. 
Also in assisting the G. A. R. in their Lincoln celebration. It has been dis- 
cussed by members of our organization that our endeavors should be confined 
to the Revolutionary period alone. This I do not coincide with, for patriotic 
enthusiasm is deficient and we must work to keep history bright and make it 
possible for the future. 

Log Cabin Chapter, Fairfield, Miss Jane Steele, Regent, reports the 
chapter was organized on Flag Day with nineteen members, and other work 
beyond organization has not been accomplished. The chapter has been 
invited to decorate a float for an old settlers' parade, thus establishing a 
recognition of itself. 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City, Mrs. Abby Dillon Stackrel, 
Regent, has certainly been doing a glorious work in caring for a real 
Daughter of the Revolution. It is an honor to have the opportunity for such 
a service. Their delightful entertainment of the conference this year is 
indeed a lesson in patriotic education to the whole state. 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt, Mrs. M. H. S. Johnston, Regent, re- 
ports that the patriotic work of the chapter has been confined exclusively to 
the organization of two clubs of the Children of the Republic, and the work 
seemed to appeal to the children. 

Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts, Mrs. Nellie Letts, Regent, reports that the 
membership of the chapter is so widely scattered that meetings have been 
small and far between. There is no foreign elemnt at all in this section of 
the country, so that the patriotic education has been confined to presenting 
the schools with copies of good histories, framed copies of the Declaration 
of Independence and pictures of Washington. 

New Castle Chapter, Webster City, Mrs. Florence S. Burnell, Regent, 
reports through its Secretary that it has been organized a year and a half 
and has been handicapped by sickness of its members. The only day observed 
during the year was Washington's Birthday. 

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Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton, Mrs. Daisy G. Cooper, Regent, reports 
illness and absence of many members prevented any real work the past year. 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville, Mrs. Rhodes, Regent, reports that the 
chapter has encouraged patriotism among the school children by offering 
money prizes for the best patriotic essays. A patriotic entertainment was 
given in the Methodist church, which was open to the public, the church 
being appropriately decorated in red, white and blue. A number of the best 
essays were read by the pupils who wrote them and the prizes awarded. 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence, Mrs. H. C. Chappell, 
Regent, writes that her chapter has accomplished nothing during the past 
year along patriotic educational lines. They are hoping to help financially 
towards the erection of a soldiers' monument in their city. Our State Regent, 
a member of this chapter, has accomplished so much in the state personally 
and by her helpful suggestions that Penelope Van Princes Chapter should feel 
that it has done great things, for each member is a part of the whole and 
what any one member accomplishes should reflect as the work of the whole 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City, Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill, Regent, acknowledged 
my letter but absence from the city prevented a detailed report. 

Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll, Mrs. Daniel, Regent, sent the Year 
Book of the chapter, showing regular meetings held during the year. At 
the first meeting suggestions in writing were asked in answer to the ques- 
tion, "What can this chapter do towards patriotic education?" We cannot 
take up the Year Book in detail as it would simply be a repetition of the 
chapter Historian's report. It was, however, so indicative and full of patri- 
otic education and stimulus that it was a real pleasure to receive it and read 
its helpful hints. 

Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly, Mrs. Caroline Bowman, Regent. 
In her absence the Registrar, Mrs. Minnie A. Lewis Pool, writes that they 
have placed the American Monthly Magazine in the Public Library, have 
had one thousand copies of "America" printed for distribution on patriotic 
occasions, and on Flag Day an address by our State Regent on the work of 
the D. A. R. for the purpose of enlightening the chapter and the townspeople 
who were invited to hear her. 

Rose Standish Chapter, Rock Rapids, Mrs. J. H. Harrison, Regent. The 
Secretary, Mrs. Pauline E. Thompson, reports the chapter has had during 
the year six meetings with an average attendance of five members. This is 
extremely good when we consider the chapter has but fourteen resident 
members. Discussions of Colonial men and women whose influence and 
character made themselves felt upon American civilization occupied the 
greater portion of the year. No special features were attempted but the fact 
of its existence and the meetings held must of necessity have exerted a 
patriotic influence. 

Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown, Mrs. C. A. Ead"e, Regent, 
reports that under their auspices the first chapter of Children of the American 
Revolution, "the Rebecca Bates Chapter," was formed in Marshalltown. At 
the last meeting of this little society there were twenty-five present and a 

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patriotic program was rendered. Under the auspices of Spinning Wheel 
Chapter and Marshalltown Chapter the "John Paul Jones Society, Children 
of the Republic," has the opportunity to learn the meaning of true patriotism- 
Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington, Dr. Baughman, Regent, Mrs. 
Belle M. Bernard, Secretary, made a brief and concise report. They placed 
two volumes of the New England History and Genealogical Register for 
I90S-1909 in the Public Library, appropriated money to bind the D. A. R. 
lineage book, and continued subscription to the American Monthly Magazine, 
all of which are placed in the Public Library. 

Sun Dial Chapter, Ames. Mrs. Alice Day Marston tells of the work of 
the chapter and says it has been along historical lines with an address on 
manual training in the public schools. Very wisely the Regent reminds us 
that this preparation of children for useful citizenship can in its way be 
termed patriotic education for to be a good citizen means loyalty to law and 

Washington Chapter, Washington, Mrs. J. A. Harwood, Regent, cele- 
brated Washington's Birthday with a banquet, invited guests, appropriate 
toasts, etc. On May 1st occurred the annual contest in the High School 
auditorium at which money prizes were given to the grammar grade pupils 
for the best essays on Robert Morris, the financier of the Revolution. The 
interest of the pupils, their parents and friends was great and the effect along 
patriotic lines was very noticeable. Flag Day was celebrated by a picnic at 
the home of the Regent. 

Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo, Mrs. Julian Richards, Regent, reports 
Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays were observed; special mention was 
made in the schools of Paul Revere's ride and Flag Day and Cornwallis Day 
were observed. A committee has in charge the display of flags on these 
davs. The chapter also assisted financially in the purchase of a flag for 
Carnegie Library. 

Waucoma Chapter, Waucoma, Mrs. D. G. Webster, Regent, is enthusi- 
astic over this work. They have presented the High School with a framed 
cop)- of the Declaration of Independence and are now preparing suitable 
and inspiring pictures for the children. They have a working committee, have 
enlisted the support of the teachers and will offer prizes for essays. They 
will this winter enter on a campaign of patriotic entertainments and helpful 

Many good and wise suggestions have been received from the members 
of the Patriotic Education Committee and I regret the time is so limited 
that it is impossible for me to read in full all the suggestions contained in 
the answers to my requests for ideas. First and foremost we should bend our 
efforts to have some patriotic instruction given in all the schools, public and 
parochial — a simple salute to the flag, an avowal of reverence and loyalty to 
it, the singing of patriotic songs, in short let something of patriotism be in- 
troduced in each day's school life. Again, the subject of flag desecration 
should be dwelt on forcefully in the schools and the children taught never to 
allow our great standard of right to be soiled in the dust, trampled on or 
used unworthily. The thousands of moving picture shows over our country 

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could be utilized in this work. People will go to these shows and I have 
observed liovv old and young were thrilled by patriotic subjects. A request 
for more of such pictures would, I am sure, be given a ready response. The 
celebration of the memorials of our country should be exacted from all. We 
are too prone to forget our gratitude for favors done and thus our remem- 
brance of those heroes who gave us our great heritage of flag and country 
is often put away only to be brought to mind again by accident or perhaps 
a chapter meeting. Every member of our organization should feel it obliga- 
tory to wear as the most precious jewel possible the insignia of our order, 
an ever present memorial to our ancestors and their valor. I should not feel 
that I had faithfully done my duty as chairman of the Committee on Patriotic 
Education if I failed to mention the great work of Martha Berry, founder and 
director of the Berry school, in Rome, Georgia. I merely wish to call your 
attention to this school so that when it is brought to your notice at perhaps 
your next chapter meeting it will receive your consideration. 

A few moments ago I spoke of the picture shows and their helpfulness 
in this work of patriotic education. As there are two sides to every question 
I am tempted to tell 30U a little of the reverse side of this scheme. Not long 
ago I heard an entertainer in a popular playhouse give a monologue, which 
was in parts very clever. The man bore an Irish name although he was pre- 
sumably a Russian Jew; at any rate he was a foreigner and gained rapturous 
applause by such distortions of words as "strips and strops" whilst speaking of 
our flag, our Stars and Stripes. Again, the song, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the 
Boys are Marching," became "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Bums are March- 
ing." Our beautiful "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," was transformed into 
"When Columbus Got Jammed in the Ocean." Hundreds of children as well 
as adults heard these coarse witticisms that were calculated to lessen the 
affection and hold up to ridicule our patriotic songs. As these impressions 
linger long in our minds as being simply ridiculous, they sink deeply into 
the minds of children and where the respect for these sacred patriotic senti- 
ments or songs is shaken by holding them up to jeering ridicule it is difficult to 
replace or return it. 

I had intended saying something upon the subject of playgrounds as a 
means of patriotic education but learning that we were to have the pleasure 
of listening to one thoroughly conversant with the subject, will merely say 
that the necessity of making healthy bodies as well as filling minds with book 
lore is now confronting us. It's well and good to send the children of con- 
gested quarters to schools to equip them mentally but the health of their little 
bodies must not be forgotten in the preparation for the life struggle — for these 
are they who will in the near future be our citizen population. Dubuque 
has had its public playground for children for years out at Union Park, the 
termination of the electric railroad. This is of course open to the children 
and there is to be found many devices for their enjoyment and recreation, but 
the car fare keeps many worthy ones away and it is not possible for those 
who may need it the most to get the full benefit from it. It has been ray 
pleasure to visit a number of public playgrounds in our large cities and 
I wish it was possible for us to soon have them throughout Iowa. In 

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Washington, D. C, in the summer of 1908, there were maintained thirty-one 
playgrounds, eighteen school playgrounds and thirteen municipal. Twenty- 
one were for white children and ten were for the colored children. There 
were employed seventy-seven teachers, nineteen janitors and five watchmen. 
The entire attendance during ten weeks was 421,485 children, an average of 
7,439 children per day, showing an increase of 48 per cent, over the attend- 
ance of the previous year, and of these more than two thousand children took 
regular training in athletics. This seems far better than leaving these little 
ones to exist during the hot summer months in flats and illy-ventilated homes 
for the cities are too crowded to allow much breathing space or garden spots. 
It is extremely noticeable in foreign cities how much space is given to these 
little garden spots and even in Londan, congested and crowded as it is, there 
are many small parks situated over the city and known by the significant 
names "The Lungs of London." 

For the regulation helpful suggestions along patriotic work you all are at 
liberty to ask for information from the National Committee on Patriotic 
Education, and the members are always most pleased to respond and give the 
benefit of their experiences in assisting this necessary work. 

As the flag is our symbol of patriotism, we should do our utmost to pre- 
vent its desecration in any form whatsoever. If perhaps one cannot be made 
to love the flag, surely there can be found a way to command and enforce a 
reverence and respect for our blood-bought emblem, and to this end a com- 
mittee was formed from the Washington Board of Trade which has been 
making a valiant fight to have Congress enact a law to prevent and punish 
the desecration, mutilation or improper use of the flag of the United States 
of America. I have here a copy of the bill together with the amendment, 
which I should be pleased to show you. This bill passed the Senate but died 
as many others have done in the House. It is bound to come up again. Now 
if we will bend our energies and intercede with our congressmen to enact a 
suitable law at the coming session of Congress to protect our national emblem 
we will have done a great deal towards patriotic education, for this law 
when passed must be read and taught to old and young to insure the proper 
deference to our great and glorious banner, for as we know it is a serious 
affair to mutilate a coin of the realm, wh}- not then more of a crime to dese- 
crate that most glorious of emblems, our own Star Spangled Banner. Patri- 
otic education is, believe me, the greatest work we women can undertake. Put 
your hearts and souls into it. Make it your life's work to teach the true 
worth of citizenship — the true meaning of love of country and all the institu- 
tions of our Government. Our flag, the most beautiful — the broadest in its 
great sheltering breadth, typical of purity, faith and courage — we must 
bring to the hearts of all love for the flag and our own great land. 

Bertha Lincoln Heustis, 
Chairman Committee Patriotic Education. 

Report was accepted. 

Three vocal selections by Miss Helen Abbott, of Marshalltovvn, 
were rendered in a most artistic manner. 

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An inspiring address was given by Dr. Luther Freeman, president 
of Morningside College, on "Education." 

Dr. Freeman supplied the number on the program in place of Mr. 
E. E. Stacy, who was unable to be present. 

The violin solo by Miss Luella Anderson was highly appreciated. 

Adjourned to 9 a. m., Thursday morning. 


Conference called to order at 9:20 by State Regent Miss Lake. 

Instrumental solo by Miss Myrtle Barnes, of Sioux City. 

Minutes of previous session read and approved. 

Mrs. Bohn, Treasurer, asked permission to report the receipt of 
five dollars from the Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly, for 
Continental Hall. 

Mrs. Merritt Greene, Marshalltown, chairman of Magazine 
Committee, gave the following report : 


The Magazine Committee submits the following report: 

There seems to have been some kind of a "hoodoo" connected with the 
chairmanship of the Magazine Committee. For the last three years it has 
been under the ban, and as a consequence very much of the good work 
that would be prompted by a general knowledge of what the magazine 
contains is lost. 

It is to be hoped that this "spell" or unfortunate condition is working on 
the plan of "three times and out," so my successor may have fair sailing and 
good results for her labor. 

When I was notified that I had been chosen for the position I had great 
plans in my mind for the year's work. When illness in the family (which has 
been the misfortune of my predecessors on this committee) claimed most of 
my time through the summer. So, little has been done as to enlarging the 
subscription list in Iowa; still I have not been altogether idle as regards this 
report. I am not speaking today wholly in the interests of the magazine but 
for the interests of every Daughter. The magazine has been printed for 
many years, already reaching the thirty-fifth volume, and although it has not 
always been on a paying basis, it will continue to be issued whether any 
more Daughters subscribe or not. 

For her own good each Daughter should have the American Monthly 
Magazine on her table whether she subscribes for it herself or borrows it 
from some other Daughter who has subscribed. It is the organ of the society 

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we are all proud to belong to. It gives the reports of the National Society, 
D. A. R., which so few of us attend. Also the work of chapters in the diflFer- 
ent states, which should be of interest to ever_v Daughter. There is also 
printed each month a great deal of valuable genealogy that has in many in- 
stances helped its readers to follow other lines of ancestry besides those 
they took their membership papers from. And much historical information 
from unpublished records of the American Revolution. In fact, there is 
nothing but that which is of interest to the Daughters on every page from 
cover to cover. The greatest benefit your subscription can be to the magazine 
is that increased circulation brings increase of advertising matter, and that 
means increase of revenue to the magazine, which is added to the wealth of 
the society. Although the subscription price is only one dollar, take into 
consideration there are 58,024 Daughters; if only one-half of us were sub- 
scribers it would be quite a neat little sum of $29,012.00 for the magazine. 
From the Magazine Committee's report at the National Congress I learn that 
the largest number printed any month for this year ending March, 1909, was 
5,500. So instead of 58,000 Daughters receiving the magazine there are less 
than one-tenth of that number who are actual subscribers. The whole issue 
for the entire year ending March, 1909, was 55,500, less than one apiece for 
each Daughter, or only one-twelfth of a yearly subscription for each 
Daughter of the National Society. This would seem that a very small pro- 
portion of the Daughters are interested in the work of the society. It may be 
of interest to give the report of the National Society in regard to the 
magazine subscription by states. 

New York leads the list with 427 subscribers; Pennsylvania second, 406; 
Ohio third, 281 ; Massachusetts fourth, 264; Illinois fifth, 249; Missouri sixth, 
227; Iowa and New Jersey each 148. 

Another interesting feature of the magazine to me was the number taken 
in each town throughout our own state. This part of the report is furnished 
by Miss Minnie F. Mickley, business manager of the magazine. 

Des Moines, IS; Council Bluffs, 11. Those having 8: Burlington, Cedar 
Falls, Fort Dodge. Dubuque, 7; Ames and Sioux City, 6; Marshalltown, 
Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Waverly, 5; Boone, Hampton, 4; Anamosa, 
Iowa City and Waucoma, 3; Carroll, Centerville, Fort Madison, Muscatine, 
Newton, Ottumwa, V^illisca, Washington, 2; Albia, Alpha, Castana, Chariton, 
Clarinda, Clinton, Colfax, Columbus Junction, Creston, Davenport, Denison, 
Estherville, Eagle Grove, Grundy Center, Grinnell, Guthrie Center, Inde- 
pendence, Keokuk, Letts, Malvern, Mason City, Red Oak, Rock Rapids, Stacy- 
ville, Webster City, Wellman, West Union, each 1. 

These facts are well worth the consideration — I might say prayerful con- 
sideration — of the Daughters, and whatever you may forget to report wlien 
you return to j'our chapter don't forget the magazine report. I think per- 
haps one reason why so many subscriptions are not renewed is that the year 
comes around so quickly it is forgotten until several months are passed. I 
know by personal experience that is the reason I have not had it every year 
and I would suggest that each chapter have one more officer and that 
should be a Magazine Reporter. Her duties would be to report the chapter 

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work to the magazine and attend to the renewing of subscriptions for the 
chapter. Respectfullj' submitted, 

Mrs. Merritt Greene, 
Chairman Magazine Committee. 

Report was adopted, after some discussion by members. 

Mrs. F. W. Webster, Des Moines, member of the Historical 
Relics Committee, read the report of the chairman, Mrs. Kasson 
Miller, who was unable to be present. 


Madam Regent and Members of the Conference: 

As chairman of your Committee on Historical Relics, it is my pleasure to 
present a report of the work done the past year. 

One year ago, when we began the work, we knew almost nothing of the 
whereabouts of the many interesting articles of the Revolutionary period 
which we felt sure must be in the possession of our members over the state. 

We immediately began a diligent investigation, and I wish we might tell 
you of all the wonderful and interesting articles we have located — articles 
above price to the historian or biographer, the antiquary or the connoisseur. 

Old documents issued by Colonial governors, receipts from the first 
collector of the Port of New York; a letter signed by Aaron Burr; a docu- 
ment signed by Patrick Henry; two mirrors of Colonial design, one of which 
was owned by John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence ; 
a Colonial chair; pewter salt cellar; pewter spoons and plates; miniatures; 
books and old engravings; articles of jewelry; wearing apparel; cockade, 
and an endless number of other things of equal interest. 

If we had done only this we would have thought that our work for the 
first year was not without profit; for while we realize that many of these 
things can never come to us we rejoice in the fact that Iowa has within her 
borders so many heirlooms reeking with historical data. But we have been 
able to do more than this and today we bring you the names of a few of the 
first donors to our collection: 

Mrs. Rowena Edson Stevens, ex-State Regent, Boone, Iowa. 

Mrs. B. T. Wellslager, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. Harpel, Boone, Iowa. 

Miss Harriet Ankeny, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. F. Wolcott Webster, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Beacon Hill Chapter, Des Moines, Iowa. 

A number of others will be ready with their gifts when we are ready to 
place our collection. 

Our State Curator tells us that one authentic article is so precious as to 
make a worthy exhibit, so we feel that our success well justifies our pride 
and satisfaction in the work. 

Realizing that it would be a difficult task to secure a collection under the 
gift plan, it was suggested that a loan plan might be adopted with better 

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success, but an investigation in regard to loan exhibits was discouraging 
in every particular and the fact that we already have so many articles under 
the original plan made it seem far better that we should continue the work 
in this way. 

We had thought perhaps the whole idea might be made plainer by read- 
ing the enclosed letter from the Historical Department: 

"Des Moines, September 29, 1909. 
''Mrs. Kasson Miller, Des Moines, Iowa. 

"Dear Mrs. Miller. — I have entertained with very great pleasure the 
thought of having among the collections of the Historical Department of 
Iowa a group of objects from the Iowa D. A. R. In view of the permanent 
and dignified character of the Department and of your order, if I may use 
that form, I am firm in the belief that both can respond to their opportunity 
only through the absolute gift plan. I therefore suggest that the Daughters 
collect from among their membership every object connected with the Revo- 
lutionary period, procure its gift to their order and make the permanent col- 
lection itself a gift from the order to the State of Iowa. Upon such a plan 
the state can afford to ensconce the collection in a special case and attach 
permanent and sightly labels, in this way honoring the giver and the recipi- 
ent, and especially benefiting the great public at large. From the fact, that 
each of our cases cost from one hundred to one hundred and fifty dollars, 
and the separate labels for printing, etc., but little less than one dollar, it is 
easily seen that loans do not interest those who. have charge of public funds, 
and that their acceptance and proper handling is peculiarly difficult for the 
Curator. I might add that in the plan for cataloging the collections, no item 
hereafter acquired will be included whose custody with the Department is 
temporary. Therefore, I have no hesitancy in saying I can procure for the 
collection of a few choice things a final repository, and have more pleasant 
relations with you in the care and display of the same than I might with a 
large collection of loan items. My experience is that a nucleus is so very 
precious that subsequent acquisitions never exceed it in interest. I would 
like, then, to urge the gift and discourage the loan scheme. 

"However, the public derives so much benefit from the study of museum 
objects that I feel it would be Avell served if we had on display any object 
of a character that you would let us have, even as a loan, provided, of 
course, that the Department would be at no risk, expense or other obligation. 
If, then, you care to supply a case under our plans and specifications, allow 
it to be placed as we choose, and yourselves maintain the same, I will afford 
you every facility within my power to make the collection a credit and an 
honor to you. Sincerely yours, 

"E. R. Harlan, 
"Acting Curator Historical Department of Iowa." 

You will recognize the fact that your committee must have your interest, 
your support and co-operation in order that this enterprise may succeed. 
We trust you may be so interested in the work that you will give it a place 
in the report you carry home to your chapter; that you will speak of it to 
vour friends, and not least of all that you will report to members of our 

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committee any articles which you feel you want to pledge to the collection 
or the address of any who 3'ou feel would be interested in the collection. In 
this way you will aid your committee and at the same time serve the object 
of the state organization. Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Kasson Miller, 
Chairman of Committee on Historical Relics. 
Mrs. F. W. Webster, 
Miss Harriet Ankeny, 

Members of Committee. 

Report accepted. 

Moved by Mrs. McHenry that the State Historian be made a 
member of the State Historical Relics Committee. Carried. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, Vice President General, N. S. D. 
A. R., who was to have given the report on Iowa Room, Continental 
Memorial Hall, was in Washington, D. C, and Mrs. Metcalf, Coun- 
cil Bluffs, made a verbal report regarding the progress of work on the 
Iowa Room, which has been finished but not furnished. 

There has been a suggestion made that if possible the furniture 
for the room be made in Iowa. The room will probably be used as 
an office. A communication was read from a New York firm asking 
to submit plans for decoration of Iowa Room in Continental Hall, 
and on motion of Mrs. McHenry the matter of furnishing and dec- 
orating Iowa Room was referred to Vice President General Mrs. 

Election x)f officers vras next in order. Tellers were appointed by 
the Regent, viz. : 

Mrs. E. G. Miller, Cedar Falls; Mrs. Effa T. Crawford, Guth- 
rie Center, and Mrs. Lucy Ripley Hills, Sioux City. The roll call 
showed the following members present and entitled to vote: 

Miss Harriet Lake, State Regent, Independence. 
Mrs. Emma C. Schaupp, State Registrar, Fort Dodge. 
Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn, State Treasurer, Dubuque. 
Mrs. Minnie G. Kibbey, chairman State Committee Children of the Re- 
public, Marshalltown. 

Mrs. Merritt Greene, Vice State Regent, Marshalltown. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Howell, State Revision Committee, Des Moines. 

Mrs. F. W. Webster, Historical Relics Committee, Des Moines. 


Abigail Adams, Des Moines — Mrs. Luella McHenry, Regent; Mrs. Eliza- 
beth S. Wright, delegate. 

Black Hawk, Cedar Falls— Mrs. E. G. Miller, Regent. 

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Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls— Mrs. D. N. Hurd, Regent; Mrs. C. S. Hazlitt, 

Council Bluifs, Council Bluffs — Miss Mary E. DeVol, alternate for 
Regent; Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, delegate. 

Daniel Boone, Boone — Mrs. Alice Ball Graham, Regent; Mrs. Edna 
Coernbs Gove, delegate. 

De Shoo, Boone — Mrs. Miranda L. Bryant, Regent. 

Dubuque, Dubuque — Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis, Regent; Mrs. Char- 
lotte Hancock Tibbals, delegate. 

Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge — Mrs. Frank Gates, Vice Regent; Mrs. John C. 
Cheney, delegate. 

Guthrie Center, Guthrie Center — Mrs. Effa T. Crawford, alternate for 

Hannah Caldwell, Davenport — Maria Purdy Peck, Regent. 

Marshalltown, Marshalltown — Mrs. Merritt Greene, delegate. 

Martha Washington, Sioux City — Mrs. Abbie Stackerel, Regent; Miss 
Lucy Ripley Hills, delegate. 

Mary Brewster, Humboldt — Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, Regent; Miss 
Mary G. Avery, delegate. 

New Castle, Webster City — Mrs. Jessie D. McMurray, delegate; Mrs. 
Gladys Whitley Crosley, alternate for Regent. 

Okamanpadu, Estherville — Mrs. Emma Gillett Allen, delegate. 

Spinning Wheel, Marshalltown — Mrs. Jane M. Eadie, Regent; Miss 
Helen M. Abbott, delegate. 

Washington, Washington — Mrs. J. A. Harwood, Regent. 

Waterloo, Waterloo — Mrs. Julian W. Richards, Regent; Mrs. Arthur J. 
Fairburn, delegate. 

Waucoma, Waucoma — Mrs. Charles Webster, Regent; Mrs. Bess Fox, 

On motion it was ordered that delegates entitled to more than one 
vote be allowed to cast one vote only. 

The following nominations were made: 

State Regent — Miss Harriet Lake, Independence. 

State Vice Regent — Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, Council Bluffs. 

The result of the election was as follows: 

State Secretary — Mrs. Ef?a Tuttle Crawford, Guthrie Center. 

Consulting Registrar — Mrs. Kasson Miller, Des Moines. 

State Treasurer — Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn, Dubuque. 

State Auditor — Mrs. Leonne Cleveland Gould, Sioux City. 

State Historian — Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, Humboldt. 

Each and all were declared nominated and elected to the various 

Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck placed in nomination for endorsement 
as a candidate for Vice President General, N. S. D. A. R., Mrs. 

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Bertha L. Heustis, of Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque. This nomina- 
tion was seconded by Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Bohn and Mrs. Tibbals, 
and the endorsement of the conference was given the candidate. 

The resignation of Mrs. Richards as Secretary was presented and 

The resignation of Mrs. Greene as State Vice Regent was pre- 
sented and accepted. 

Upon motion of Mrs. McHenry, sustained by Mrs. Peck, the 
Board of Management was instructed to appoint the Secretary-elect 
to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Richards. 

Miss DeVol nominated Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, of Council Bluffs, 
as a candidate for State Vice Regent to fill the vacancy caused by 
the resignation of Mrs. Greene. Mrs. Johnston seconded the nom- 
ination and Mrs. Metcalf was declared the choice of the conference 
for State Vice Regent to fill vacancy. 

On motion of Mrs. Metcalf the question box was dispensed with 
owing to the lateness of the hour. 

By request of Nebraska, the following proposed amendment to 
National Constitution was presented to conference for endorsement: 

Amend Article VI, Section 1, of the Constitution, so it siiall read as 

Section 1. The National Board of Management shall be composed of the 
active officers of the National Society and one State Regent, or, in her ab- 
sence, one State Vice Regent, to be elected to office at a rgularly called meet- 
ing in the state or territory, said meeting to be composed of Regents and 
delegates who have been elected to represent their constituents at the next 
succeeding Continental Congress. In response to a roll call conducted by the 
Vice President General in Charge of Organizations, these elections shall be 
announced to the Congress by the chairman of each state delegation. 

The motion to endorse the above was lost. 

On motion of Mrs. McHenry, the matter of printing a register 
of the Iowa membership, D. A. R., was referred to the Executive 

Mrs. Johnston moved the adoption of the following, seconded by 

Mrs. Heustis: 

Resolved: That the several chapters of Iowa Conference, Daughters of 
American Revolution, pledge their co-operation and assistance other than 
financial, to Hannah Caldwell Chapter in securing from the State Legislature 
an appropriation to mark the battleground of Credit Island. 


Iowa Daughters of the American" Revolution 233 

An invitation was extended by Cedar Falls and Blackhawk Chap- 
ters, Cedar Falls, to hold the Eleventh Annual Conference, D. A. R., 
at Cedar Falls. 

On motion of Mrs. Peck the invitation was accepted. 

On motion of Mrs. Howell the conference endorsed the eitorts 
being made to mark the "Southwest Trail" across Iowa. 

The Resolution Committee offered the following resolutions, which 
were unanimously adopted : 

Resolved: That the members of the Tenth Annual Conference of the 
Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution are indebted to the members of 
the Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux Cit}-, for loyal and generous enter- 

Resolved: That the reception given at the elegant home of the Regent, 
Mrs. Stackerel, was well appointed in every detail and gave opportunity for 
the social greeting which is always a most enjoyable feature of these annual 

Resolved: That the luncheon served by the church ladies was complete 
in its abundance and in its prompt service, and saved much valuable time 
that would otherwise have been lost by separating for different homes ; 

Resolved: That the Daughters are indebted to the trustees of the First 
Congregational church for the use of the church and also to the Decorative 
Committee for such effective draping of "Old Glory" as to make each room 
artistic and patriotic; 

Resolved: That the members of the conference have fully appreciated the 
fine music that has been furnished at each session, all of which has been of 
a superior quality, an education as well as an inspiration to all, and that it 
has helped to make the sessions of routine work less tedious; 

Resolved: That the hospitalities extended in the various homes have been 
most generous and that all carry with them pleasant memories of Sioux City 
and large-hearted women and hospitable homes; 

Resolved: That the conference is indebted to Dr. Luther Freeman, Presi- 
dent of Morningside College, for the fine lecture which he gave and that all 
appreciate his graciousness in accepting the request which came to him un- 

Mrs. D. N. Hurd, Cedar Falls. 

Mrs. Bryant, Boone. 

Mrs. J. D. Harwood, Washington. 

These minutes were read and approved. 

This closed the business of the conference and adjournment was 
taken to accept an invitation to a most enjoyable luncheon and trolley 
ride given by the entertaining chapter. 

During the conference Miss Charlotte Osborne, Miss Josephine 
Marks and Miss Elizabeth Herrick acted as pages and performed 
their duties in a quiet and pleasing manner. 

234 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

At the close of the luncheon the State Board of Management 
appointed Mrs. Effa Tuttle Crawford, of Guthrie Center, to fill 
the unexpired term of Mrs. Richards as State Secretary. 

Mrs. Julian Richards, 

State Secretary. 


Mrs. Merritt Greene resigned as Vice Regent to become Regent 
of Marshalltown Chapter, as this seemed for the best interests of her 

Mrs. Julian Richards resigned as Secretary because she finds that 
the duties as President of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs 
require her undivided attention. 

On October 24th the resignation of Mrs. Kasson Miller, as His- 
torian, was received. Mrs. Miller inaugurated the work of the His- 
torical Relics Committee and wishes time to carry this work to greater 
completion. She feels that the investigation of the Southwest Trail 
should be begun at once by the Historian-elect and asks that Mrs. 
Johnston be appointed to fill the unexpired term. The question is 
now before the Board of Management, and it is probable that Mrs. 
Miller's suggestion will be followed. 

The Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution badge is for sale 
by a Council Bluffs jeweler. The price is one dollar and twenty-five 
cents. Orders should be sent to Mrs. Page Morrison, 619 First 
Avenue, Council Bluffs. Orders should be accompanied by draft, in 
payment for badge and postage, and proof of membership. 

Several chapters have asked the best way to admit members. The 
Vice President General, in charge of organization of chapters, says 
that the following is the approved method : The name of the appli- 
cant, with vouchers (the number to be determined by the chapter) 
should be sent to the Corresponding Secretary. The Corresponding 
Secretary should present the name to the chapter, which decides, in 
such manner as may be determined upon, on the acceptability of the 
applicant. If the vote is favorable, application blanks are then given 
to the applicant ; when filled out they are returned to the local Board 
of Management, with the fees and dues. The local Board passes upon 
the eligibility of the applicant,' and, if deemed satisfactory, the papers 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 235 

are signed and forwarded to the National Board. This does not mean 
that other methods are not legal, but that experience has made this 
seem the best method. Harriet Lake^ 

State Regent. 


On November 6th Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, of Humboldt, 
Historian-elect, was appointed by the Board of Management to fill 
the vacancy in the office of State Historian caused by the resignation 
of Mrs. Kasson Miller. The members of the Board voting were: 

State Regent Miss Lake, State Vice Regent Mrs. Greene, State 
Secretary Mrs. Crawford, State Treasurer Mrs. Bohn, and the Re- 
gents of the following chapters: Dubuque, Abigail Adams, Des 
Moines; Beacon Hill, Des Moines; Washington, Sioux City, Wav- 
erly, Burlington, Anamosa, Webster City, Council Bluffs, Keokuk, 
Marshalltown, Guthrie Center, Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls; 
Estherville, Letts, Independence, Clinton, Ames, Mason City. 

Effa T. Crawford, 

State Secretary. 


City. Name of Chapter. Regent 

Ames Sun Dial Mrs. L. G. Hardin. 

Alden AJden Mrs. Ella Alden Furry. 

Anamosa Francis Shaw Mrs. F. M. Bagley. 

Boone De Shon Mrs. Miranda Bryant, 325 Linn St. 

Boone Daniel Boone Mrs. J. H. Graham, 106 Story St. 

Burlington Stars and Stripes Mrs. G. A. Chilgren, 902 Cottage Ave. 

Carroll Priscilla Alden Mrs. C. A. Daniel. 

Cedar Falls ...Black Hawk Mrs. E. C. Miller, 1109 Fremont St. 

Cedar Rapids. .Ashley Mrs. C. J. Beacon, 1025 1st Ave. 

Cedar Falls ...Cedar Falls Mrs. D. N. Hurd, 80S Main St. 

Chariton Old Thirteen Mrs. Daisy Gaskell Hooper. 

Clinton Clinton Mrs. Valeria Harding Mullett. 

Council Bluflfs. .Council Bluffs Mrs. Donald Macrae. 

Davenport ....Hannah Caldwell .. .Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, Oak Terrace. 

Denison Denison Mrs. Flora M. Wright. 

Des Moines ...Abigail Adams Mrs. W. H. McHenry, 2901 Rutland 


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Des Moines . . .Beacon Hill Mrs. C. B. VanSlyke, 1416 Beaver Ave. 

Dubuque Dubuque Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis, 

3d Grove Terrace S. 

Estherville . . . .Okamanpadu Mrs. Hattie C. Rhodes. 

Fairfield Log Cabin Miss Jane M. Steele, 505 E. Burling- 
ton St. 

Fort Dodge . . . .Fort Dodge Mrs. J. P. Dolliver. 

Fort Madison. .Jean Espy Mrs. W. S. Hamilton. 

Guthrie Center. Guthrie Center Mrs. Edith Washburn. 

Hampton Candle Stick Mrs. Fred Harriraan. 

Humboldt Mary Brewster Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston. 

Independence ..Penelope Van Princes. Mrs. H. C. Chappell. 

Iowa City Pilgrim Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill. 

Keokuk Keokuk Miss Cora H. K. Pittman. 

Letts Nehemiah Letts Mrs. Nellie Letts. 

Marshalltown. .Spinning Wheel Mrs. C. A. Eadie. 

Marshalltown. .Marshalltown Mrs. Merritt Greene, "Edgeworth." 

Mason City Mason City Miss Lily E. Markley. 

Ottumwa Elizabeth Ross Miss Emma Feidler. 

Rock Rapids. . .Rose Standish Mrs. J. H. Harrison. 

Red Oak May Flower Mrs. M. E. Fisher. 

Sioux City Martha Washington. .Mrs. Abbie Dillon Stackerel, 

1449 Douglas St. 

Waverly Revolutionary Dames. Mrs. Caroline Bowman. 

Waucoma Waucoma Mrs. Dolly Potter Webster. 

Washington . . .Washington Mrs. J. A. Harwood. 

Webster City . .New Castle Mrs. Florence S. Burnell. 

Waterloo Waterloo Mrs. Mary Hubbard Kingsley, 

Irving Hotel. 


Albia— Mrs. N. E. Kendall. 

Belmond — Mrs. Eudora Richardson. 

Centerville — Margaret Crosby Needles. 

Clarinda — Mrs. Kate Evans Tharp. 

Jefferson — Mrs. Eva M. Stewart. 

Newton — Mrs. Laura Reeves. 

Perry — Mrs. Donald D. McColl. 

Sigourney — Mrs. Virginia McElwee Goeldner. 

State Center — Mrs. Mary Sherman Allison. 

Toledo— Mrs. Pearl S. Walters. 

Villisca — Mrs. Margaret Leach. 

Vinto.n — Mrs. H. N. Knapp Halleck. 

Winthrop — Mrs. Caroline Titus. 

Eleventb State Conference 
Cedar Falls 

October 19 and 20, 1910. 

The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Iowa Daughters of the 
American Revolution was called to order by the State Regent, Miss 
Harriet Lake, at 9:30 a. m,, October 19, 1910, and opened with the 
singing of "America," the conference standing. 

Mrs. W. W. Gist, of Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls, offered 
the invocation. The address of welcome given by Mrs. Marian 
Walker, Dean of Women at the Iowa State Teachers' College, was 
most beautiful and was received with applause. The response by the 
State Vice Regent, Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, of Council Bluffs, was 
equally well received. 

Mrs. Ida Austin, of Cedar Rapids, chairman of the Condolence 
Committee, reported that it was proposed to send the following tele- 
gram to Mrs. Dolliver: 

Mrs. Jonathan P. Dolliver, Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

The Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution in conference assembled 
at Cedar Falls, express deepest sympathy to you in your sorrow. 

Ida L. Austin, 
Eva C. Metcalf, 
Lucy H. Hopkins, 


A similar message was ordered sent to Hon. E. W. Weeks, of 
Guthrie Center. 

A motion was made and seconded that these messages be sent 
im.m.ediately, and the same was unanimously carried. 

At this point Mrs. L. F. Andrews, a real Daughter, who honored 
the conference with her presence, was escorted to the platform by Mrs. 
E. C. Musgrave, Regent of Abigail Adams Chapter, this also being 
Mrs. Andrews' chapter, she being its first Regent and suggesting the 
present name. A motion was made by Mrs. Crawford, seconded by 

238 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mrs. Metcalf, that Mrs. Andrews be made a voting member of the 
conference. The motion was unanimously carried, the conference 
standing. Mrs. Andrews spoke briefly. 

The report of the State Regent, Miss Lake, followed and was 
received with applause. Moved by Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, of 
Council Bluffs, seconded by Mrs. Kasson Miller, of Des Moines, that 
this splendid report be accepted. The Vice Regent took the chair and 
stated the motion, which carried. The Regent's report follows: 


Members of the Eleventh Annual Conjerenee of the loiL^a Daughters of the 
American Revolution, and Guests: 

In making my third and last annual report before this body, I wish to 
review somewhat the progress of the last two and a half years. 

Material progress is easy to formulate. At the time of the Congress of 
1908, the D. A. R. in Iowa numbered about 1,541 members. The growth has 
been most gratifying. There are 691 new members, making a total of 2,232. 
Since Miss Pierce was elected Registrar General, she has inaugurated the 
custom of sending to each State Regent, each month, a list of the new mem- 
bers admitted in her state. This is most satisfactory. 

In April, 1908, there were thirty-seven organized chapters, and eleven 
organizing Regents. Of these organizing Regents — 

Albia — Mrs. Maiken, resigned. 

Alden — Mrs. Ella Tisher, organized Alden Chapter, Feb. 9, 1909. 

Belmond — Mrs. Eudora Richardson, has failed to reply to numerous 
letters from the State Regent and National Society, therefore, her Regency 
was allowed to lapse. 

Centerville — Mrs. Margaret Crosby Needles, organized Dr. Samuel 
Crosby Chapter, April, 1910. 

Des Moines — Mrs. Eva Paul Van Slyke, organized Beacon Hill Chapter, 
October 7, 1908. 

Des Moines — Miss Ellen Hillis. Regency expired. 

Fairfield — Miss Jane Steele, organized Log Cabin Chapter, June 14, 1909. 

Grinnell — Mrs. Caroline Brundage. Resigned because of removal to 
Missouri. There are several members in Grinnell, but not much interest in 
a chapter. 

State Center — Mrs. Mary Sherman Allison, was just ready to organize 
when several of her members removed from the state. She still hopes for 

Toledo — Mrs. Pearl Walters. Still organizing. 

Vinton — Mrs. H. N. Knapp Halleck, has been prevented by continued 
illness 'n her family from carrying on the work. Her hands are now free and 
she hopes to report a chapter. 

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The Regents appointed by the present incumbent are: 

Albia — Mrs. Nathan E. Kendall. Appointed October, 1909. 

Clarinda — Mrs. Kate Evans Tharp. Appointed June, 1908. 

Jefferson — Mrs. Eva M. Stewart. Appointed June, 1909. 

Iowa Falls — Mrs. J. C. Jackson. Appointed October, 1910. 

Knoxville — Mrs. Dixie Cornell Gebhardt. Appointed October, 1910. 

Newton — Mrs. Laura Reeves. Appointed April, 1909. 

Perry — Mrs. Donald D. McColl. Appointed June, 1909. Organized 
Perry Chapter, January 21, 1910. 

Sigourney — Mrs. Virginia McElwee Goeldner. Appointed April, 1909. 
Organized James McElwee Chapter, April, 1910. 

Villisca — Mrs. Margaret Leach. Appointed November, 1908. Resigned 
June, 1910, because of removal from the state. 

Winthrop — Mrs. Gilbert Titus. Appointed October, 1908. Regency ex- 

Waverly — Mrs. Caroline Bowman. Appointed June, 1908. Organized 
Revolutionary Dames Chapter, October, 1908. 

This gives us three new chapters in the last year. From thirty-seven our 
organized chapters have increased to forty-four. This shows a healthy 
growth, but is not the increase hoped for. We have nine organizing Regents, 
The National Board of Management has authorized a chapter at Onawa. 
They expect to organize soon with fifteen charter members. Mrs. Mabel 
Douglas and Mrs. Carrie Mann have been the moving spirits and it has 
seemed unwise to appoint a Regent. 

The contribution to the Iowa Room, M. C. H., in 1909, was only $206.20, 
but this sum completed our pledge of $1,000.00 and left a balance of $46.20 
toward the furniture. The total contribution was $486.20. In 1910 we con- 
tributed $475.75 for the furniture of the room, which gave us $521.95 for this 
purpose. Of this, $452.00 has been expended, as will be shown in detail in 
the report of your committee. You can see that this work has progressed. 

It is not so easy to measure accurately the immaterial progress the Iowa 
Daughters have made. There were three standing committees instituted 
before the present administration. Lender efficient chairmen the work has 
progressed in each line. 

The chapters are taking an ever greater interest in education ; the 
patriotic education of the foreign born, and the more effective and practical 
education of our own youth. That the reaction against the too largely cul- 
tural quality of our educational system, of which I spoke to you. last year, 
is growing, at least among educators, was shown bj' the accusations made 
in speeches, and the resolutions passed by the last session of the National 
Education Association. All Daughters, especially those who are wives and 
mothers, should investigate and know if the accusations are true and if they 
are we should assist in bringing the needed reforms. I was glad to note 
that Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, the new President of the N. E. A., believes that 
a serious defect in her schools in Chicago is the lack of civic training which 
will make the youth understand and appreciate his responsibility as a citizen. 

240 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Last spring I was urging one of the foremost women of our country, a 
most effective worker in other lines, but an inactive D. A. R., to give more 
attention to our organization, because I believe we have need of her. I give 
her reply as worthy of consideration, extreme though it is. "I have no 
time to give to the Daughters. I shall have no time to give to them while 
they are spending their thousands of dollars every year for luxuries and 
leaving three million of people, of Revolutionary descent, ignorant, in the 
mountains of the South. When you are giving $60,000.00 a year to educate 
your own people there in the South I shall believe in you. That is your 
work. My chapter gave $900.00 to it last year." She is right. That is our 
work and we must take it up. I cannot, however, regret a penny that has been 
spent on Memorial Continental Hall. It could have been no less beautiful 
and be worthy of those whose memory it honors. 

I hope each of you will read the address of Mr. Thomas Nelson Page, 
on the subject of these southern mountaineers, delivered at the last Congress, 
and found on page 677 of the June American Monthly Magazine. I hope the 
chapters will contribute to this work. 

Under two active chairmen, the interest in doing away with child labor 
has grown. We may justly claim that our letters and petitions, in 1908, 
helped to pass the amendment to the Iowa child labor law which has added 
so greatly to its efficiency. With our resolutions, passed at the conferences of 
1908 and 1909, followed by more letters and petitions, we have done what 
we could to help the Federal Children's Bureau bill. So many forces are 
working openly for this bill, the fact that it has not passed compels the con- 
clusion that even greater forces are working, secretly, against it, and makes 
us wonder if the money of the manufacturing interests is not making a strong, 
though quiet, talk to Congressmen. The work has suffered a blow in the 
death of the National Chairman, Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, formerly of Clinton, 

It has required the patient persistence of a great enthusiasm on the part 
of our Historical Relics Committee, to finally bring together the tangible evi- 
dence offered by the display which was placed, the past year, in the Historical 
Building at Des Moines. I fear we will never quite realize the debt we owe 
to the zeal and devotion of this committee. You should all visit the exhibit 
when in Des Moines. 

The present administration inaugurated the Children of the Republic 
Committee. We were most fortunate to secure so able and enthusiastic a 
chairman. In two years six flourishing clubs have been organized. I wish 
you might all have heard the words of praise for Iowa and her chairman, 
spoken to me by Mrs. Gardner, the National Chairman. She told of the 
delight of her mother, the late Mrs. Murphy, who said, shortly before her 
death, "I can't get them interested in New England, but see what they are 
doing in Iowa." 

The speech of Master Louis Schneider, President of the Sons of the 
Republic of Cincinnati, delivered before the last Congress, showed plainly 
what the clubs are doing for the boys. I imagine very few lads, without 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 241 

this special training, so necessary to the future citizens of a republic, could 
have addressed such an audience so, with such ease and eflfectiveness. 

During this administration the attention of the chapters was first called 
to the original trail across Iowa, and to the desirability of marking it. We 
hope the most conspicuous event of the present conference will be the inau- 
guration of this work. 

During the past year Keokuk Chapter has taken the first steps to secure 
an adequate state law to prevent the desecration of the American flag. The 
conference and every chapter should take formal action endorsing this work 
and every member should assist in securing the passage of the proposed law. 

Nine hundred and eighteen letters have been written the past year on 
D. A. R. business, fifty circular letters regarding the Congress were sent out. 
One hundred cards of introduction were sold and some are still on hand. 
Delightful visits have been made to the following chapters: Beacon Hill, 
Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge, Waterloo, two to Spinning Wheel. On each 
occasion some charming entertainment has been provided for the Regent. 
Already there are several engagements for the fall. 

May I be pardoned a few personal words in closing? No one could 
have been more surprised than I over the proposal of my nomination for this 
office, at Marshalltown, three years ago. I had never thought to be State 
Regent of the Iowa D. A. R. When you honored me with election, I deter- 
mined to devote my abilities and energies to your work. With the exception 
of the months when my mother was ill, my time has belonged to you and I 
have striven earnestly and conscientiously to further your best interests and 
to carry out the wishes of the conference and the Congress. The position 
carries with it much work and responsibility. Many problems arise, some 
of them most perplexing and of a nature that cannot be settled to the satis- 
faction of all. I have brought to them such wisdom and sense of justice as I 
possess, and have striven for the greatest good to the greatest number, the 
ultimate good of the Iowa D. A. R. There is compensation in the opportuni- 
ties for service, the honors, the association with noble women, which attend 
the position. 

To the many chapters that have shown me courtesies, to the many, many 
individuals who have given me such loving and loyal support in all my work, 
to the delegates to the Congress who have made me gifts of flowers and 
silver, I wish to return most grateful acknowledgment. 

In what I have failed I beg you to forget and forgive my mistakes, and 
to remember only that I have worked, with honesty of purpose, for your best 
interests as it has been given me to see them. 

The Iowa D. A. R. is making most praiseworthy and splendid progress 
and so it will as long as we all remember the patriotism of our ancestors 
and the objects of our organization. Respectfully submitted, 

Harriet Lake. 

The Secretary's report was read and accepted without the recom- 
mendations, it being deemed best to act upon them separately. The 
Secretary's report follows: 

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On Monday afternoon at five o'clock, April 18, 1910, the Iowa state 
meeting was held in the beautiful room of the President General, in Conti- 
nental Hall. 

The meeting was called to order by the State Regent, Miss Harriet I. 
Lake. In the absence of the State Secretary, Mrs. Effa T. Crawford, of 
Guthrie Center, Mrs. H. R. Howell, of Des Moines, was asked to act as 

In answer to the roll call the following members responded: 

State Regent — Miss Harriet I. Lake. 

State Vice Regent — Mrs. Thomas Metcalf. 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines — Mrs. E. C. Musgrave, Regent; 
Mrs. H. R. Howell, delegate. 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids — Mrs. Sylvia Deacon, alternate for 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs — Mrs. Mary McCrae, Regent; 
Mrs. Thos. Metcalf, delegate. 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone — Mrs. Luella Ballou, alternate for Regent; 
Mrs. Parmelia Crookes, delegate. 

Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque — Mrs. Bertha L. Heustis, Regent; Mrs. 
Gertrude Ryan, delegate. 

Fort Dodge Chapter, Fort Dodge — Mrs. Ethel Hurlburt, alternate for 

Log Cabin Chapter, Fairfield — Mrs. A. J. Hinkhouse, alternate for 

Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown — Mrs. Martha Greene, Regent. 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City — Mrs. Eleanor Hubbard, dele- 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence — Mrs. Nellie Spangler, 
alternate for Regent. 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City — Mrs. Elizabeth Morrison, alternate for 

Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo — Mrs. Fannie Fairburn, delegate. 

There were present in the room also, but not voting: Mrs. Drayton W. 
Bushnell, Vice President General, an honored member of Council Bluffs 
Chapter, and Miss Cora Morrison, of Iowa City. 

In the city, but not present at this meeting, were Miss Louise Rowe, from 
De Shon Chapter, Boone; Mrs. Louise P. Dolliver, Regent of Fort Dodge 
Chapter, and Mrs. Jessie D. McMurray, Regent of New Castle Chapter, 
Webster City. 

At the close of the roll call it was moved by Mrs. Heustis, of Dubuque, 
and seconded by Mrs. Crookes, of Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone, that Mrs. 
Ethel Hurlburt, of Fort Dodge, alternate for the Regent, Mrs. J. P. Dolliver, 
be allowed a vote in the meeting, as Mrs. Dolliver was absent. The motion 

The first business of the meeting was the election of state officers — a 
State Regent and a State Vice Regent. At the State Conference held in 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 243 

Sioux City in October, 1909, the nominees for these offices were Miss Harriet 
Lake, of Independence, for State Regent, and Mrs. Thos. Metcalf, of Council 
Bluffs, for State Vice Regent. The State Regent appointed as tellers for the 
election, Mrs. Ryan, of Dubuque, and Mrs. Greene, of Marshalltown. An 
informal ballot for State Regent was taken and resulted in an unanimous 
vote for Miss Lake for State Regent. Mrs. Metcalf, State Vice Regent, took 
the chair at this point. 

Mrs. Heustis, of Dubuque, moved that the informal ballot be made 
formal and that Miss Lake be declared elected. Mrs. Crookes, of Boone, 
seconded this motion and it was carried unanimously. 

Miss Lake then resumed the chair. She thanked the delegates from Iowa 
for the honor thrice conferred upon her and promised a faithful performance 
of duty; of this the Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa need no 
better assurance than Miss Lake's past record. 

An informal ballot for Vice State Regent was taken resulting In the 
undoubted choice of the state for Mrs. Thos. Metcalf, of Council Bluffs. Mrs. 
H. R. Howell, of Des Moines, moved that the informal ballot be made formal. 
This motion was seconded and carried without dissent. 

Mrs. Ryan, of Dubuque, moved that the action of the State Conference of 
1909, endorsing Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis as a candidate for Vice Presi- 
dent General, be ratified at this meeting. This motion was seconded by Mrs. 
E. C. Musgrave, of Des Moines. The motion was carried. 

Miss Lake said that she had been asked by Dubuque Chapter to nom- 
inate Mrs. Heustis in this Congress and asked if this would be the wish of 
the delegates. Mrs. Hinkhouse, of Fairfield, moved that Miss Lake make 
this nomination. The motion was seconded and carried. 

The State Regent announced that the first State Board meeting to be held 
in Iowa under the new Standing Rules would be at Des Moines, May 26, 1910. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, Vice President General, made a report of 
the funds contributed by the Iowa Chapters for the furnishing of Iowa Room 
in Memorial Hall. 

She reported that in answer to forty-five letters sent to the Iowa Chap- 
ters she had received response to twenty-nine and had received from them 
a total of $521.95. 

Mrs. Bushnell reported that negotiations were still pending for the 
furniture, as she was anxious to receive bills from several firms before 

Miss Pierce, the Registrar General, asked that the furniture should not 
be ordered before this Congress had been held, in order that the ladies 
might see what was most practical for the furnishing of the room. It was 
thought that oak furniture might be used with quite as good effect ar 
mahogany, which was at first thought essential. 

It was moved by Mrs. Crookes, of Boone, and seconded by Mrs. Greene, 
of Marshalltown, that Mrs. Bushnell be allowed to select a committee to 
assist her in the selection of the furniture for the room. Motion carried. 

244 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

It was moved by Mrs. Hinkhouse, of Fairfield, seconded by Mrs. Crookes, 
of Boone, that the State Conference be asked to authorize the State Regent to 
provide badges for the delegates to the National Congress. Motion carried. 

As there was no further business to be transacted, a motion to adjourn 
was made and the Nineteenth State Meeting of the Iowa D. A. R. passed into 
the annals of history. Elizabeth M. Howell, 

Acting Secretary. 

Madam Rez/ent and Members of t/ie Eleventh Annual Conference Here 


You will please bear in mind the fact that my report covers a period of 
one year, instead of six months, I having filled out the unexpired term of 
my predecessor. You will also remember that, under the new Standing 
Rules, the Secretary is, by virtue of her office, chairman of the Printing Com- 
mittee ; so this report will cover the work as chairman of this committee as 
well as the work done as Secretary. 

While at times my duties have been exacting and somewhat arduous, all 
this has been more than counterbalanced by pleasant associations and much 
delightful correspondence. 

The other members of the Board have at all times been most courteous, 
and for these kindly considerations I here publicly extend my thanks. 

It was my pleasure to visit the Abigail Adams Chapter, of Pes Moines, 
at one of its regular meetings. 

The ladies of Jefferson, who are to form the chapter there, tendered me 
a reception during my stay there in May. 

The actual work of the office is as follows: 

Immediately after the 1909 conference, the printing of the Conference 
Report was attended to. These were mailed the last of November, two 
copies being sent to each Regent, a copy to the State Historical Society, the 
Historical Department, officers, committee chairmen, the Registrar General 
and others entitled to them. At the same time I had printed 1,000 copies of 
new Standing Rules, sending ten copies to each Regent. I also had printed 
at this time 200 Treasurer's blanks. 

Early in November circular letters were mailed to all members of the 
Board of Management, asking for votes for Historian to fill out the unex- 
pired term of Mrs. Kasson Miller, resigned. 

This resulted in the election of Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, of Humboldt, 

The first of May the annual Board meeting call was sent to all officers 
and local Regents. 

In August stationery was printed for the state officers. 

Earlier in the year, when it was necessary to get out stationery, Mrs. 
Bohn very kindly attended to the matter, thereby relieving me. 

In August a circular letter was sent to all Regents, relative to the pro- 
posed amendments to the Standing Rules. 

In early September I had the Conference Credential Cards printed, and 
filled out the same for officers, past national and state officers, members of 
committees, etc. 

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September 22d the conference call was sent out. 

In May I was in attendance at the Annual Board Meeting. 

During the year 135 letters have been written, and nearly as many 

Orders to the amount of $632.12 have been written on the Treasurer. 

I recommend that this conference authorize the Printing Committee to 
purchase two cuts of the insignia, one large one to be used for the Report, 
and a smaller one to be used for the stationery. 

A portion of Section 6, Article III, of the Standing Rules, is as follows: 
"The Secretary shall keep a Register of the names of the members of the 
various chapters." The rules do not say how this register shall be kept. 

I recommend that this conference adopt the system that I shall present. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Effa Tuttle Crawford. 

The Treasurer's report was read by the Secretary in the absence 
of Mrs. Bohn. The report follows: 


To the Iowa Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution assembled 
in conference at Cedar Falls this 19th day of October, 1910, I beg to submit 
the following report: 

Receipts from 41 Chapters for Iowa State Dues. 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines $ 14.50 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids 4.60 

Alden Chapter, Alden 1.80 

Beacon Hill Chapter, Des Moines 1.70 

Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls 2.20 

Cedar Falls Chapter, Cedar Falls 3.30 

Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton 2.80 

Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs 9.60 

Clinton Chapter, Clinton 5.00 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone 5.40 

De Shon Chapter, Boone 5.70 

Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 7.20 

Denison Chapter, Denison 3.30 

Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa 6.10 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 5.70 

Fort Dodge Chapter, Fort Dodge 4.00 

Guthrie Center Chapter, Guthrie Center 2.10 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport 2.50 

Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison 3.30 

Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk 4.50 

Log Cabin Chapter, Fairfield 2.30 

Mason City Chapter, Mason City 1.20 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 1.50 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City 6.70 



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Jan. 25,1910. Marshalltown Chapter, Marshalltown 3.70 

Feb. 25, 1910. Mayflower Chapter, Red Oak 1.30 

Jan. 25,1910. Nehemiah Letts Chapter, Letts 2.40 

Jan. 20,1910. New Castle Chapter, Webster City 1.60 

May 2, 1910. Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton 2.40 

May 16,1910. Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville 3.60 

Jan. 12,1910. Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 3.20 

Mar. 18, 1910. Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City 1.90 

Apr. 21,1910. Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll 2.30 

Jan. 20,1910. Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly 1.60 

Aug. 28,1910. Rose Standish Chapter, Rock Rapids 1.50 

Jan. 25,1910. Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 5.30 

Jan. 17, 1910. Sun Dial Chapter, Ames 3.10 

Jan. SI, 1910. Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington 5.40 

Jan. 12,1910. Washington Chapter, Washington 2.20 

Jan. 20, 1910. Waucoma Chapter, Waucoma 1.60 

Feb. 21,1910. Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo 5.00 

Total state dues $155.10 

There arc two delinquent chapters, Centerville and Sigourney. The 
required blanks were sent to those chapters by the Treasurer but as yet 
their dues are unpaid, undoubtedly because they are new chapters. 

Received from Chapters for the Furnishing of Iowa Room in Continental 

Memorial Hall. 

Mar. 22, 1910, Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids $ 10.00 

Apr. 1,1910. Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines 25.00 

Mar. 1,1910. Beacon Hill Chapter, Des Moines 5.00 

Mar. 8, 1910. Clinton Chapter, Clinton 15.00 

Mar. 9,1910. Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs 50.00 

Sept. 19,1910. Council Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs 20.00 

Mar. 1, 1910. Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone 15.00 

Mar. 1,1910. Dubuque Chapter, Dubuque 22.00 

Mar. 1, 1910. De Shon Chapter, Boone 15.00 

Mar. 15, 1910. Denison Chapter, Denison 12.25 

Mar. 15,1910. Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa 25.00 

Apr. 12,1910. Guthrie Center Chapter, Guthrie Center 11.25 

June 10, 1909. Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton 1.50 

Mar. 1,1910. Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport 10.00 

Mar. 22, 1910. Keokuk Chapter, Keokuk 25.00 

Apr. 1, 1910. Log Cabin Chapter, Fairfield 5.00 

Mar. 1,1910. Marsha]ltov>'n Chapter, Marshalltown 10.00 

Mar. 1,1910. Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City 10.00 

Apr. 1,1910. Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt 25.00 

Feb. 24,1910. New Castle Chapter, Webster City 10.00 

(Their contribution for 1909.) 

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Feb. 28,1910. New Castle Chapter, Webster City 1.25 

(To be added to the $10.00 for 1909 and make 
their contribution $11.25 to buy a desk chair.) 

Mar. 12, 1910. Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City 5.00 

Apr. 1, 1910. Priscilla Alden Chapter, Carroll 10.00 

Apr. 12,1910. Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence 50.00 

Mar. 8, 1910. Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly, $6.25, with 
the request that the $5.00 sent by them October 
9, be transferred from Continental Hall fund to 

this $6.25 and make $11.25 for desk chair 11.25 

Mar. 8, 1910. Stars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington 40.00 

Apr. 1, 1910. Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown 15.00 

Mar. 15, 1910. Waucoma Chapter, Waucoma 11.25 

Mar. 15,1910. Washington Chapter, Washington 15.00 

Mar. 15, 1910. Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo 15.00 

Total for furniture $495.75 

State Expenses Iowa D. A. R. from October 9, 1909, to October 19, 1910. 


Dec. 27, 1909. H. W. Stoy & Son, Guthrie Center, Report of State 

Conference $ 60.00 

Dec. 27,1909. Standing Rules 3.00 

Dec. 27,1909. Treasurer's blanks 1.25 

Jan. 27,1910. Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, official stationery 16.86 

June 3, 1910. H. W. Stoy & Son, circular letter 1.50 

Aug. 11, 1910. H. W. Stoy & Son, stationery 7.50 

Sept. 12, 1910. H. W. Stoy & Son, circular letter 1.50 

Aug. 28,1910. H. W. Stoy & Son, circular letter 1.00 

Aug. 28, 1910. Bishard Brothers, Des Moines, folders for Mrs. Kas- 

son Miller 6.00 

Sept. 27, 1910. H. W. Stoy & Son, conference call 2.00 

Total for printing $100.61 

Expense of State Officers. 

State Secretary Mrs. Effa Tuttle Crawford $ 11.61 

State Treasurer Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn 4.91 

Consulting Registrar Mrs. Kasson Miller 3.76 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, circular letter and postage 5.79 

Mrs. A. N. Burr, chairman Patriotic Education Com. 1.45 

Mrs. Alice Day Marston, chairman Child Labor Com. 1.40 

Mrs. W. B. Kibbey, chm. Children of the Republic. .84 

Total $ 29.76 

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Apr. 15, 1910. Paid Treasurer General, N. S. D. A. R., for furni- 
ture in Iowa Room $475.75 

Sept. 12,1910. Notary fee, 50c; Clerk of Court fee, 50c for bond of 

State Treasurer 1.00 

Sept. 27, 1910. Miss May E. Foote, Cedar Falls, for State Conference 25.00 

Disbursement $501.75 

Receipts for 1910. 

State Dues $155.10 

Iowa Room 489.25 

Total $644.32 


Printing $100.61 

State officers 29.76 

Disbursement 501.75 

Total $632.12 

Balance for 1910 12.23 

Total amount received from October 9, 1909, to October 19, 1910 $644.35 

Balance on hand from 1909 142.83 

Total fund $787.18 

Total amount expended 632.12 

Total amount in bank subject to draft $155.06 

The State Auditor, Mrs. Leonne Cleveland Gould, of Sioux 
Cit}', reported that she had examined the books of the Secretary and 
Treasurer and found them to agree. The report was accepted. The 
Treasurer's report was then accepted as read. 

At this point a telegram was read from the Ft. Dodge Chapter 
expressing greetings, their delegation being absent owing to the death 
of Senator Dolliver. 

Mrs. D. N. Hurd, of Cedar Falls, followed with the report of 
the Credential Committee. 

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Mrs. Kasson Miller, State Consulting Registrar, gave lier report as 

Madam Regent and Members of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the 
loiva Daughters of the American Revolution: 

As Acting Consulting Registrar from November 15, 1909, to April, 1910, 
and as Consulting Registrar from April to the present date, I respectfully 
submit the following report: 

The many requests for help in proving eligibility claims from appli- 
cants for membership in our society, caused the creation of the office of 
Consulting Registrar, in the hope that it might prove helpful to those in need 
of such assistance. 

A number of requests for advice and other assistance have been received 
during the past year and many have been able to complete their applications 
through the work of this office. 

However, the real intent and purpose of the office is still new to many, 
and in the hope of bringing to the attention of Regents, and organizing 
Regents in particular, the value of this work to those wishing to join our 
societ)', a folder which plainly set forth the work of the officer was sent each 
Regent in Iowa. 

Iowa's Hall of History, at Des Moines, contains one of the finest working 
historical libraries in the United States. Complete sets of archives from many 
states, genealogical and biographical dictionaries, local histories of New 
England, records of early marriages, wills, deeds, church records and war 
records from colonial and revolutionary centers are accessible to the student 
of genealogy, thus making it possible to establish facts in our own state at a 
reasonable price instead of paying the exorbitant prices charged in the East 
for the same service. 

It is hoped that the office may grow in favor as it is better understood. 

Mrs. Kasson Miller. 

Mrs. Frank Miner, of Des Moines, inoved that the report be 
accepted. The same was seconded and carried. 

Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, of Humboldt, reported on the work 
of the State Historian's office. This excellent report follows in full: 


Madam Regent and Members of the Eleventh loiva State Conference of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution: 

One year ago your Historian-elect tried to impress upon you the fact that 
she absolutely knew nothing about the duties of the office to which she was 
unwillingly elected — today she is here to prove to you that she told you "the 
truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." 

The various chapters of the state are generally in a flourishing condition, 
reporting good work done and an encouraging growth, and as your Regent 

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has told you we have several nevp chapters organized and others in process 
of organization. 

While it would be a great pleasure to give to you in detail all the en- 
thusiastic reports received, most of them would be a repetition of the chapter 
reports which you will receive later; but one chapter, Jean Espy, of Fort 
Madison, has done such excellent work that it seems only fitting that especial 
mention should be made of what they have accomplished. The report of this 
chapter gives an account of work done which should receive the attention of 
the public which its worth merits. In reviewing the work done by this 
chapter, it will be necessary also to review the history of this section of 
the state. It was in 1808 that a fort was built on the site that later became 
known as Fort Madison. Owing to lack of supplies and reinforcements de- 
laj'ed in arriving when needed, and anticipating an attack from the Indians, 
the garrison burned the fort in 1813 and escaped down the river to St. Louis. 
There remained, however, a portion of one of the block houses, a stone chim- 
ney was left in good condition. This stood for years as a land mark, and 
from it had an historic value. The stone from this chimney is still in use, 
having been used for different purposes, walls, etc. The Indians called it 
"Potowenook" — Lone Chimney. 

In 1908, Fort Madison was 100 years old, and at that time the city cele- 
brated the event. The well at this old fort is still being used, and the open- 
ing exercises were held around it. The city appointed a committee to secure 
funds for a monument to mark the old fort. Mrs. Dell Phillips Glazier, 
Regent of the Jean Espy Chapter D. A. R., was made a member of that com- 
mittee, and asked to bring the matter before the chapter. The members of the 
chapter assumed the responsibility and the foundation was in on the appointed 
date. They then held exercises appropriate to the occasion, and deposited a 
box in the foundation which contained everything of historic value, papers, 
photographs of early settlers, etc. 

It was decided to build a "stone chimney," a reproduction of the "Poto- 
wenook." The foundation and chimney cost $675. The chimney is thirty 
feet high, nine feet six inches by four feet ten inches, built of Bedford stone. 
The tablet goes where the fireplace would be, and cost $125. 

The markings on the tablet are: 

"Erected 1908 


Jean Espy Chapter, 

Daughters of American Revolution, 

On Site of 

Old Fort Madison, 

Built 1808, 

Evacuated and Burned 

By Garrison, 1813." 

The curbing around the monument cost $58. The chimney stands at the 

foot of Broadway and Front streets, just about where the corner of the Fort 

comes. On either side of the chimney has been placed a brass cannon, given 

to the chapter by the government. It is planned to have the unveiling exer- 

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cises some time during the latter part of October. The committee asked the 
city council for $200, and were given it. The council put in the curbing for 
the chapter. The lodges and clubs of the city caught the patriotic spirit 
of the chapter and desired to give their help, contributing $100 toward the 
fund. Personal donations were offered, not asked, and about $125 were added 
to the treasury. From the Chautauqua Fund came $81 more; the Bryan 
lecture added about $200; the D. A. R. ball $55. The chapter gave the 
committee $125 toward the tablet. The committee secured the $675. In all 
it will cost the chapter $900, if not more, by the time they have the grounds 
all put in order. 

Your historian is indebted to Mrs. Glazier for an account of this work, 
and may the recounting of the achievement of Jean Espy be an inspiration for 
other chapters to go and do likewise. 

At the Sioux City Conference, held last year, the movement to mark the 
"Southwest Trail" was endorsed and in her ignorance, your Historian im- 
agined if some arrangements could be made to gather in a few "shekels" 
all would be plain sailing and markers would flourish along the trail like 
"green bay trees;" but alas, she was rudely awakened from this dream 
when she discovered, after consultation with Mr. Harlan of the State His- 
torical Society, that the location of the trail was not exactly known. Mr. 
Harlan kindly offered his assistance in locating the same, and upon his 
suggestion that he would like a committee near at hand whom he might con- 
sult, Mrs. Kasson Miller and Mrs. H. R. Howell were appointed as such 
committee. To this committee, and especially Mrs. Miller, your historian is 
indebted for her information in regard to the matter. 

In the matter of the location, Iowa Daughters are confronted by much the 
same proposition as were the Daughters of Kansas. Different authorities 
give different routes as the original trail, but all agree that it follows the 
path of least resistance through the lower tiers of counties through Iowa. 
The C, B. & Q. railroad follows the route pretty closely. According to the 
best authorities, it is traced from points along the Mississippi river, Montrose, 
Lee County, being given as one of the principal points. The pioneers, how- 
ever, scattered over the country through eastern Iowa, using different fords 
and ferries until they reached the central part of the state, where they took 
to a more definitely defined trail. 

Among the Mississippi points mentioned are Keokuk, Fort Madison and 
Burlington, but the data concerning the settlements at these points show them 
to be small and of short duration; all authorities giving Montrose (or old 
Fort Des Moines) as the principal starting point in Iowa. Many of the 
names of places have been changed or entirely obliterated since the migra- 
tion of 1846. 

Nashville, in Lee County, was three miles southeast of Montrose and 
eight miles north of Keokuk, but has long been discontinued. Council Bluffs 
was known as "Kanesville" at that time. Fox River settlement and Pleasant 
Point, Paradise and Richardson's Point are other settlements mentioned which 
do not appear on maps any longer, but the location of each can be determined 

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prett}' closely by such information as is given in records of the migration 
across the state. 

As nearly as can be determined, it crosses the state about as follows: 

Montrose, Lee County; Denmark, Lee County; Sugar Creek, Lee County; 
Farmington, Van Buren County; Bonaparte, Van Buren County; Shoal Creek, 
Wayne County; Garden Grove, Decatur County; Grand River, Decatur 
County ; Shannoa City, Union County; Mt. Pisgah, Union County (located on 
Section eight (8), Jones Township, between Grand River and Pisgah Creek, 
on farm owned by A. C. White; and on this hallowed spot are buried some 
200 or 300 of the pioneers) ; on through Montgomery and Mills counties to 
Council Bluffs, or "Kaneville" in Pottawattamie County. At this place our 
honored State Vice Regent can show those of inquiring mind the exact 

Other counties through which the trail probably wound, are Davis, 
Wapello, Appanoose, Monroe, Lucas, Clark, Ringgold and Adams. 

That we would have to depend largely upon old residents along the route 
to help in determining the exact location of the trail, makes it imperative 
that this part of the work, at least, be taken up at once and carried through 
as soon as possible. The length of this trail is about three-quarters the 
length of the Santa Fe Trail. 

Your Historian, in her first enthusiasm, managed to get the promise of 
$100 to aid in this work, but this fund to be available must be used within the 
year after it is pledged and that time expires in December, so let us be up 
and doing. 

The matter of the trail having been turned over to such competent work- 
ers, your Historian turned her attention elsewhere and found that no complete 
record of the Iowa state organization of Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion existed. She has been able to gather in a complete file of the records, 
including newspaper clippings, etc., of much value; has a list of the members 
of chapters who had not reported their membership to our former registrar, 
Mrs. Schaupp, with the exception of three, and she trusts these chapters will 
respond in time that the work may be carried forward to a successful com- 
pletion before the expiration of her term of office next April. 

In collecting this list of members, your historian made the discovery that 
some chapters allow their members to keep their "Duplicate Papers" in their 
own possession. This is in direct conflict with the National Constitution, and 
it is hoped that the chapters in question will remedy this matter and collect 
these papers and file them as contemplated. When the delinquent chapters 
report, it is the wish of the Historian to have the data so gathered, published 
for future reference. And if you will grant her permission to do this, it will 
be her endeavor to have the work done in such a manner that the early 
history of our organization will be published in a form at once compact 
and easily accessible to all, at no expense to the organization other than 
that of distribution. This plan would contemplate a copy for each state 
officer, who would be expected to pass it on to her successor, and enough more 
to make seventy-five (75) copies, which would allow a copy to each chapter 

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now organized, and enough so that new chapters would be supplied for some 
time to come. 

My year's work has led to many pleasant acquaintances, and the gather- 
ing of much knowledge of interest to me. For this, and for the assistance 
given me by the members mentioned in my report, for the many courtesies 
extended by the several chapters and the individual members, I extend grate- 
ful thanks. Respectfully submitted, 

Mary H. S. Johnston. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell moved that the report be accepted. 
The same was seconded and carried. Mrs. Thomas Metcalf moved, 
seconded by Mrs. Andrew, that a vote of thanks be extended to Mrs. 
Johnston for the work done. The motion carried. Moved and sec- 
onded that the recommendation of the Board that the conference 
order twenty-five extra copies of the record being compiled by Mrs. 
Johnston, and that the officers be empowered to set the price of the 
same, be adopted. The motion carried. 

At this point a telegram extending greetings from Mrs. Clara A. 
Cooley, honorary State Regent, was read. 

The piano solo by Miss Floy Graham proved a delightful rest 
from business routine. 

Moved by Mrs. Bushnell, seconded by Mrs. Graham, of Boone, 
that the recommendation from the Iowa delegation to the Continental 
Congress of 1910, asking that hereafter the State Regent be authorized 
to purchase badges for such delegations, be adopted. The motion 

The following delegates gave two-minute reports for their re- 
spective chapters: 

Anamosa, Mrs. Geo. Schoonover, Regent; Boone, De Shon, Miss Ensign, 
delegate; Boone, Daniel Boone, Mrs. Alice T. Graham, Regent; Burlington, 
Stars and Stripes, Mrs. G. A. Chilgren, Regent; Cedar Fails, Black Hawk, 
Mrs. J. M. Fuller, delegate; Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls, Mrs. Marian Walker, 
Regent; Cedar Rapids, Ashley, Mrs. Henrietta Stone, delegate; Clinton, Mrs. 
C. E. Goodwin, delegate; Council Bluffs, Mrs. Thomas H. Harrison; Des 
Moines, Abigail Adams, Mrs. F. L. Miner, delegate; Des Moines, Beacon 
Hill, Mrs. Charles Trisler, alternate for delegate; Dubuque, Mrs. Jas. M. 
Sullivan, Regent; Estherville, Okamanpadu, Mrs. E. W. Knight, delegate; 
Fairfield, Log Cabin, Mrs. Fred Shearer, Acting Regent; Guthrie Center, 
Mrs. Effa T. Crawford; Hampton, Candle Stick, Mrs. F. A. Harriman, 
Regent; Humboldt, Mary Brewster, Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, Regent; Inde- 
pendence, Penelope Van Princes, Mrs. Catherine Chappell, Regent; Iowa City, 
Pilgrim, Miss Cora Morrison, Regent; Keokuk, Mrs. Winona E. Reeves, 
delegate; Marshalltown, Spinning Wheel, Mrs. W. B. Kibby, Regent's alter- 
nate; Ottumwa, Elizabeth Ross, Mrs. J. N. Hall, delegate; Perry, Mrs. Eva 

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A. B. McColl, Regent; Rock Rapids, Rose Standish, Mrs. M. A. Cox, Regent; 
Sioux City, Martha Washington, Mrs. Leonne C. Gould, delegate; Waverly, 
Revolutionary Dames, Mrs. Sherman I. Poole, Regent's alternate; Waucoma, 
Miss Mayme E. Pope, delegate; Washington, Mrs. S. A. White, Regent; 
Webster City, New Castle, Mrs. Leslie McMurray, Regent; Waterloo, Mrs. 
Harry Sigworth, delegate. 

At this juncture a message of greeting from the President General, 
Mrs. Julia D. Scott, was read. 

Mrs. Bushnell gave a most satisfactory report on the Iowa Room 
furniture, giving the conference the desired information as to what 
furniture has been purchased and what is yet needed. Moved by 
Mrs. Frank Miner, of Des Moines, seconded by Mrs. Kasson Miller, 
of Des Moines, that Mrs. Bushnell's report be accepted. The motion 

Report follows: 


A letter from the Registrar General will be of interest. 

September 20, 1910. 
Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, 

Chairman Iowa Continental Hall Committee. 

My Dear Mrs. Bushnell: — I was very much pleased up returning from 
my vacation to find the new typewriter desks placed in the office. They are 
very commodious and of great assistance in our work, enabling us to keep the 
room in much better order by having the drawer space for the supplies of 
the several clerks instead of having them stacked about the room. The 
clerks all greatly appreciated them, and altogether we are very grateful to 
the Iowa ladies for what they have done for our comfort. 

I have delayed writing until the return of the Librarian General in order 
to ascertain the cost of, and firm from whom the chiffonier in the library 
was purchased. It serves the purpose of a cabinet and is similar to the one 
we would like in the Registrar's office. That is known as a gentleman's 
English chiffonier, and was purchased of Richard W. Henderson & Co., F 
street, Washington, price $140. I have been looking at it again this morning 
and I think that with this we gould get along without one of the tables in 
our room, as the trays which can be drawn out would take the place of the 
table on which the papers are placed for examination. 

I am really in despair in regard to the space in the office. The work is 
increasing so rapidly and we really have not room enough for our furniture, 
to say nothing of working in comfort. 

Trusting to hear from you, I am. 

Sincerely yours, 

Grace M. Pierce, 
Registrar General N. S. D. A. R. 

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There were forty-two chapters written to. I received gifts from twenty- 
seven ; two chapters wrote about special gifts — Letts and Candle Stick. 
Thirteen did not respond at all. Total, forty-two. 
Frow twenty-seven chapters, I received and sent to the State Treasurer 

the sum of $451.75 

Money sent to Miss Lake 22.50 

Money sent to Miss Lake 1.50 

In Washington for Iowa Room 46.20 

Since April I received $20, making a total of $541.95. 
One large desk and six typewriter desks have been bought; also two arm 
chairs and two rocking chairs. Six chairs for typewriter desks are needed. 

The conference adjourned for luncheon. 

The afternoon session was called to order at 2 :30, the Regent in 
the chair. 

As a Committee on Resolutions, Miss Lake appointed Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Noble, Mrs. Irma Harriman, Mrs. Eva A. B. McCoU. 

Mrs. Bertha Lincoln Heustis, of Dubuque, led in the singing of 
"Iowa," when the patriotic feeling that we have for our state was fully 

Miss May Rogers, of Dubuque, was introduced and spoke on 
"The Settlement of Iowa," being heartily received and generously 

Mr. George Samson favored the conference with a delightful 
organ solo, playing the first movement from the sonata in C minor by 
Salome. Mr. Samson responded to the generous applause with an 
equally beautiful encore. 

Mrs. A. N. Burr, of Cedar Falls, chairman of the Patriotic Edu- 
cation Committee, submitted her report. Moved by Mrs. Bushnell, 
seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the report be accepted. The motion 
carried. The report was as follows: 


Madam Regent, and lozva Daughters of the American Revolution: 

I am happy to submit to you the following report: 

Early in the conference year I cast about for plans or the best methods of 
interesting the various chapters of Iowa in this important work. Our State 
Regent advised me to write for information to Mrs. Samuel A. Ammon, of 
Pittsburg, chairman of the National Committee on Patriotic Education. This 
I did; also writing to the other five members of the committee for sugges- 
tions or plans. Mrs. Ammon very kindly sent several pamphlets and a 

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general outline of the work. This outline, she explained, had been sent to all 
state and chapter Regents. I had already begun to formulate an outline 
suggestive of diflferent lines of work that might be feasible for Iowa chapters 
to undertake, but finding that it would be, in a measure, a mere repetition of 
Mrs. Ammon's outline, it occurred to me that a letter to the chapter Regents 
referring them to the outline already in their hands would be the better plan. 
I immediately wrote forty-two letters to the chapter Regents, strongly urging 
them to undertake one or more of the lines of work suggested in the outline. 
A number of Regents very kindly replied, stating their good intentions or 
plans of work. Later in the year a goodly, number responded to another 
letter of inquiry-, and though a few chapters have not been heard from, we can 
feel sure that all have made growth in this direction, even though it be only 
among their own membership. Before beginning the chapter reports, I wish 
to thank those chapters who have made efforts along this line of work, and 
more especially those Regents or secretaries, who by their prompt and kind 
replies, have made pleasant the work of the chairman. 

The names of those chapters making no response, must necessarily be 
omitted from this report. 

Sun Dial Chapter, Ames, reports the presentation of a Lincoln Memorial 
tablet, in bronze, to their high school. On this tablet is inscribed Lincoln's 
Gettysburg address. It was presented with appropriate exercises. 

Francis Shaw Chapter, Anamosa, has as yet done nothing strictly bearing 
on the line of patriotic education, but is planning for the future and has ap- 
pointed a committee for the coming year. 

De Shon Chapter, Boone, has observed all of the patriotic holidays and 
co-operates with the Civics Committee of the City Federation in beautifying 
the school grounds of the city with trees, plants and shrubbery. 

Daniel Boone Chapter, Boone, has also had interesting aiid instructive 
programs. Certain lines of work have been presented to the chapter, but no 
definite plan has been adopted as yet. 

Sthars and Stripes Chapter, Burlington, has taken up a new phase of the 
work. The children of the city, as well as the grown ups, were given a safe 
and sane, as well as a glorious. Fourth of July. 

This chapter assisted in making the plans, and a program of exceeding 
interest was prepared. At the hoisting of the flag. Company H fired a salute 
and two bands played "The Star Spangled Banner." As the flag reached 
the top of the pole a toy bomb was fired, which exploding scattered small 
flags over all the children assembled. This was followed by the most lusty 
cheering and waving of flags. A more impressive lesson in patriotism would 
be hard to conceive. This chapter is also planning a patriotic stereopticon 
lecture for the school children. 

Cedar Falls Chapter and Black Hawk Chapter, Cedar Falls, while 
usually active in the work, have thought best to reserve their forces this year 
on account of the entertainment of the State Conference. 

Ashley Chapter, Cedar Rapids, has donated ten dollars to the Berry 
school, Rome, Georgia. It has also appointed a committee to organize a 
Children of the Republic Club. 

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Old Thirteen Chapter, Chariton, has surely been alive to the impor- 
tance of this work. It has provided for each of its school rooms an Oath of 
Allegiance. This oath was printed on large cards and hung in each room, 
with the request that it be taught to the children. The superintendent in his 
note of thanks says: "Its principles are sound and safe, beautiful and ele- 
vating. They lead us to better citizenship; the chief aim of education." This 
document is original with the Regent, Mrs. Sara Walker Stuart, and reads as 
follows: Oath of Allegiance — "Revering the God of my Fathers, I hereby 
make oath of allegiance to those constitutional principles that gave my coun- 
try birth, that gave me life, liberty and happiness, and that insures to my 
country a 'government of the people, by the people and for the people,' 
forever." Those wishing copies may obtain them from the chapter, as they 
are to be sold at a nominal price. 

Clinton Chapter reports that nothing especial has been done excepting 
that the teachers of the public schools have been requested to teach our 
national songs in their rooms. It is surely of great importance that our chil- 
dren and young people should know not only the tunes but the words of our 
national songs. 

Council Bluffs Chapter has also made efforts to have our patriotic songs 
memorized by the school children. They have also placed in each school 
copies of "The History of the Flag," by Bishop. 

Dubuque Chapter celebrated Flag Day, June 17th, by presenting Eagle 
Point Park (their new park) with a flag staff, seventy-five feet high, sur- 
mounted by a golden eagle, flying a large navy bunting flag. This chapter 
has also organized a Children of the Republic Club — The Nathaniel Green 
Cadets. These forty cadets equipped with rifles and khaki uniforms made 
their first appearance on Memorial Day, and also acted as escort at the 
presentation of the flag. The Dubuque Chapter has not been among the in- 
active ones the past year. 

Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines, has under its supervision a Chil- 
dren of the Republic Club. This club consists of two large classes of boys, 
who are very enthusiastic, and who are almost entirely of foreign parentage. 
This work is under the direction of Mrs. H. R. Howell. This chapter also 
affiliates with the City Federation of Women's Clubs, and has a part in the 
many good works of that organization. 

Beacon Hill Chapter, Des Moines, had interesting programs on Revolu- 
tionary History and Biography. Its members have been too busy with other 
club work to undertake any special work of this kind. 

Okamanpadu Chapter, Estherville, gave a patriotic entertainment and 
added a goodly sum to the permanent fund they are raising for the purpose of 
marking the site of Fort Defiance. This fort sheltered the early settlers of 
Emmet County and the surrounding country, who were frequently compelled 
to take refuge there from the Indians. 

Jean Espy Chapter, Fort Madison, has, during the past year, probably 
been the busiest chapter in Iowa. It has raised six hundred and seventy-five 
dollars towards a monument that has been erected on the site of the old fort. 
This monument is in the form of a chimney. The old fort was built in 1808 

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and burned in 1813, but the old stone chimney stood for many years marking 
the site. It was called, by the Indians, Potowoonok or Lone Chimney. On 
either side of this monument are two brass cannons placed by the government. 
Substantial gifts were made by the city and several organizations. About 
$1,000 will be expended before its completion. The unveiling of the monu- 
ment is to take place the latter part of this month (October), and the school 
children are to have a prominent part in the exercises. 

Candle Stick Chapter, Hampton, has had two patriotic programs. The 
city band assisted at one by playing the national airs. Ten dollars was 
donated to the City Library and a committee appointed to act with the 
Library Board in the selection of books. A prize was offered to the eighth 
grade for the highest grade in history. Another prize was offered to the 
rural schools for the best essay on "The First Settlers of Franklin County." 
This chapter has two life members. 

Mary Brewster Chapter, Humboldt, reports two Children of the Republic 
Clubs under its supervision. One club is studying the lives of prominent 
men and the other is making a study of the constitution of our country. 

Penelope Van Princes Chapter, Independence, has realized the hope of 
previous years by the donation of fifty dollars towards a fund which the citi- 
zens are raising for a monument for the Civil War heroes. The erection of 
such monuments is an impressive lesson In patriotism to the young of our 

Pilgrim Chapter, Iowa City, reports the offering of a gold medal to the 
students of histor\' in the State University for the best grade in that study. 

Keokuk Chapter has taken the initiative and sent letters to all Iowa 
chapters, urging that delegates be instructed and that all possible influence be 
brought to bear on our state legislators, in order to insure the passing of a 
bill in regard to the protection of our flag. The Keokuk Chapter is to be 
commended for its faithful efforts In this worthy cause. They have also 
taken steps toward the Introduction of a sane Fourth in their city. 

Nehemlah Letts Chapter, Letts, is not a resident chapter, but, though 
its members are widely scattered and Its local members are from several ad- 
joining districts and villages, they are much alive and doing a good work. 
They have presented books to the high schools of two villages, and also a 
fine portrait of George Washington to the high school at Columbus Junction. 

Marshalltown Chapter and Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown, 
supervise a Children of the Republic Club. This club Is Intended more espe- 
cially for boys of foreign parentage. The Spinning Wheel Chapter has 
under its care a Children of the American Revolution Club. This is probably 
the only club of its kind in the state. These clubs will be fully reported by 
Mrs. Kibbey. 

Rose Standish Chapter, Rock Rapids, is a very small chapter. It places 
the American Monthly in the public library for the benefit of the younger 

Martha Washington Chapter, Sioux City, has, during the past year, pre- 
sented to the Boys' and Girls' Home of that city a beautiful large flag, of 

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which they (the children) are extremely proud. It was presented with im- 
pressive exercises. 

Revolutionary Dames Chapter, Waverly, reports interesting and instruc- 
tive programs. At one meeting a fine collection of heirlooms was displayed. 
On Memorial Day members of the chapter rode in the procession to the ceme- 
tery, where flowers were placed on the graves of four Daughters. Their 
subscription for the American Monthly to the public library was continued 
and a prize offered to the schools for the best paper on some historical 

Washington Chapter each year has an essay contest, some familiar Revo- 
lutionary hero being chosen for the subject. This year all the pupils of the 
seventh and eighth grades competed for the prizes. Their subject was John 
Paul Jones and at an open program in the high school, ten of the best papers 
were read and the prizes conferred. Great interest was manifested by the 

Waterloo Chapter presented a beautiful large bunting flag to the public 
library. A committee on Patriotic Education has been appointed and a better 
report promised next year. 

New Castle Chapter, Webster City, had, during the j'ear, four open 
meetings to which husbands, parents and children of the members were 
invited. At one, costumes of ye early days were worn. Interesting and in- 
structive programs were given. The chapter has made a thorough study of 
the Declaration of Independence and a framed copy was presented to the 
high school during the year. 

Waucoma reports the Ethan Allen Chapter, Children of the Republic 
Club, made up of twenty-five enthusiastic boys. The chapter, during the past 
year, has doubled its membership and is fast becoming a patriotic influence in 
the city. 

This closes the chapter reports, and while some chapters have not been 
particularly active along the lines of Patriotic Education, others have done 
much and the chairman of this committee feels encouraged to predict that in 
the near future the Iowa chapters will come to the front and rank with the 
eastern states along this line of work. 

LuLA Sheffer Burr, 
Chairman of Committee on Patriotic Education. 

Mrs. W. B. Kibby followed with her report as chairman of the 
Children of the Republic Committee. Mrs. Kibby made a strong 
appeal for the organization of these clubs by the chapters, an appeal 
which should not go unheeded. The report was supplemented by Mrs. 
Johnston, of Humboldt; Mrs. Bess Fox, of Waucoma; Mrs. H. R. 
Howell, of Des Moines, and Mrs. Bertha Heustis, of Dubuque, each 
telling of the work done along this line by her chapter. The report 
follows : 

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Madam Regent, Daughters: 

I should hardly feel it necessary to again bring before your notice the 
object of the Children of the Republic organization, but the fact that many of 
the chapters in this state have not organized a boj's' club, proves there must 
still be some of the D. A. R. who do not thoroughly understand the full 
meaning of this splendid work that is being conducted so successfully by brave 
and earnest women throughout the country; women who are moulding the 
characters of hundreds of boys; making them good and useful citizens and 
patriotic members of society; fitting them to help govern our country, make 
its laws and uphold and protect the inheritance left by the men who were our 
ancestors, but not the ancestors of these boys who have come to claim equal 
rights with the descendants of our forefathers. 

Every year, in spite of the earnest admonition of our ex-president, the 
number of our American children is in the minority, while the children born 
here of foreign parentage form a surprising majority. 

Foreign immigration is also flooding our shores. It is of the most vital 
importance that this new element be taught patriotism. 

We can't expect them to know, intuitively, of all that has been done and 
sacrificed to secure the privileges they enjoy. They must be told, and learn 
the moral obligations they are under to protect and further the interests of 
their adopted countr}\ 

There is no better way to appeal to a boy, the best there is in him, than 
through his honor, and no more fitting teachers than the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

Walking along a side street one evening last summer, I noticed a short 
distance in front of me a little lad of ten years with a box of matches, lighting 
one after another and indifferently throwing them away while they were 
still burning. Thoughts of the National Waste vs. Individual Economy, and 
the especial need of the latter to correct the former occurred to me. But an 
even greater evil, the lawless, careless destructiveness of our untaught chil- 
dren of America was illustrated when the burning match ignited the tall dry 
grass, the fire was quickly communicated to an old wooden fence near the 
home of a poor familj', and, but for timely assistance, would have done much 
damage. But the boy walked on, totally unconscious of the effect of his 
carelessness. He wasn't necessarily a bad boy, just one of hundreds who 
didn't care if he set the v/hole town afire; he had no particular interest in it; 
he had never been taught to feel individual responsibility. 

How many railroad and other accidents, accompanied by tremendous loss 
of life, are due to this very source. 

The terrible disaster of Cherry Mine was caused by the throwing away 
of a lighted match. Some irresponsible boy grown to manhood with no 
thought of moral obligations to his country or his fellow creatures. Had he 
been taught that his own interests and those of his posterity were one in com- 
mon with all, and a protective spirit encouraged to supplant carelessness and 
destructiveness, the result, largely of the thought, "America is a free country, 
and owes me, as well as others, a living," he would have made a very dif- 

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ferent man with greater possibilities for himself and a better citizen for 
the country. 

A land governed without patriotism, and all votes are equal, would 
surely reduce grafting to a science surpassing all present systems. Not only 
our foreign boys but our American boys as well, must be taught the value of 
a vote, reverence for the flag, love of country, and a knowledge of its history 
and traditions. 

We cannot afford to have the element of a haphazard chance influence 
the lives of this vast army of boys; their energies must be properly directed; 
the Daughters cannot evade a duty that is so plainly before them. 

There is not a town in the whole state but has boys who need our help. 
Club papers that took so much of our time and energy are soon forgotten. 
The decorations and appointments of our social affairs, that seemed of so 
much importance, sink into insignificance under the hand of time. There is 
nothing vital here. 

But, if we have strengthened the character of a child, helped him to rise 
above his environment, fitted him for the life of a loyal American citizen, 
taught him what he owes to his country, directed his perhaps misguided 
energies into channels that will be an uplift to himself and his associates, 
made of him a better husband and father, raised a human soul to a higher 
plane of thought and action, have we not done something really worth 
while? Something that will live when pink tea remembrances, sweet and 
roseate as they are, shall have long since passed into oblivion? 

Many chapters say they would be glad to take up this work but they 
have no willing or efficient workers among their members. 

I brought this matter before our National Chairman suggesting the ad- 
visability of securing outside assistance where there were no D. A. R. mem- 
bers to take charge of the work which would, of course, still be under the 
auspices and supervision of the chapter. 

She said she heartily approved this plan if no Daughter could be 
found to do the work, and said the Cincinnati Clubs had several paid as- 
sistants. This would obviate a great difficulty in many chapters, and the boys 
would still receive great benefits. But, whenever possible, we should deem it 
a privilege to do this patriotic work ourselves, and I believe there are few 
chapters that have not some member who can successfully carry on this labor 
of love. 

If but five boys are invited, they can ask as many more, the club be or- 
ganized, and, if advisable, more members added later. The needs of the boys 
will be apparent from the first, and the best way in which to accomplish de- 
sired results is sure to follow. You will find your own interest increasing as 
the work goes on, and you will feel you are helping to solve the great prob- 
lems of today. Foreign immigration, sacredness of the ballot, national waste, 
etc., and preparing our future voters to cope intelligently with all the impor- 
tant questions of the day and hour. 

We form societies for the care and protection of inanimate relics be- 
queathed us by our ancestors, holding it a sacred trust; can we ignore the 

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patriotic education of our boys whose influence and character will play such 
a vital part in the future of our country, and the very near future at that? 

If we are to hold our supremacy among the nations we must be governed 
by men not only capable but patriotic; whose love of country will, in time of 
need, engender the good old Revolutionary spirit, our boys must be taught to 

The D. A. R. is a powerful organization; by a systematic and concerted 
effort we can reach and make loyal patriots of a vast majority of our boys, 
Americans and foreigners. 

Each chapter is a unit of the whole. Let each conscientiously do its part 
in this living work; emphasizing the patriotism for which each chapter 
stands, and for which posterity will bless us in the years to come. 

We shall have accomplished for humanity and country an inestimable 
good — something worthy the ancestors whom we revere. 

Iowa has at present six regularly organized Children of the Republic 
Clubs, with an aggregate of 140 boys, and other clubs in process of 

Dubuque Chapter, through the efforts of Mrs. Heustis, Mrs. Spencer and 
committee, has a uniformed military company — the Nathaniel Greene Cadets 
— ranging from ten to fourteen years, sons and grandsons of the D. A. R. 
These boys are drilled each week by Captain H^gbee and Lieutenant Ells- 
worth, receive fine military training and discipline, and the new militia is a 
prominent feature on all patriotic occasions. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Howell, of the Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines, or- 
ganized the Sergeant Jasper Club. They hold enthusiastic meetings every 
alternate v/eek, with programs and full attendance. March 16th Major Byers 
told them the story of his escape from Libby Prison. This treat was an open 
session and enjoyed by many invited boys. Members are mostly boys of 
foreign parentage. 

In Waucoma Chapter, Miss Potter and Mrs. Webster have organized 
and direct the Ethan Allen Club, which recently gave an entertainment at 
the opera house, netting .$60.00. They had military drills, patriotic songs and 
tableaux, and a cantata in two acts in costume, "The Meeting of the Nations," 
with characteristic songs, national music, etc. 

The John Paul Jones Club was the first organized in the state by Mrs. 
Kibbey, under the auspices of Spinning Wheel Chapter, Marshalltown. His- 
tory, elementary parliamentary law and interesting talks are the features 
of the meetings, which are always conducted by the bo\'S. We celebrate 
historic days with appropriate programs. All the clubs have the salute to 
the flag and patriotic songs. 

Mrs. Johnston, of Humboldt Chapter, has organized two clubs — the 
Constitution Club and General Philip Schuyler. Parliamentary law, history 
and Constitution of United States, and debates form the line of work of appre- 
ciative members, who are all foreigners, and making splendid progress 

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towards that ideal manhood and loyal citizenship which is our hope for the 
future of our country, and the object of our organization. 

Minnie G. Kibbey, 
Chairman State Committee C. of R., U. S. A., and Member of National 

Moved by Mrs. Gould, seconded bj^ Mrs. F. W. Webster, of Des 
Moines, that the report be accepted. The motion carried. 

In the absence of Mrs. A. B. Cummins, Mrs. C. B. VanSlyke 
spoke on the Society of the Children of the American Revolution. 

Mrs. Winona Evans Reeves, of Keokuk, followed, speaking on 
"The Desecration of the Flag." Two resolutions were offered by 
Mrs. Reeves and were voted on separately, a motion having been made 
by Mrs. Howell, seconded by Mrs. Reeves, that we consider the 
resolution. The motion carried. The first resolution was as follows: 
Resolved: That the Iowa State Conference, D. A. R., endorse the 
proposed law for the protection of the flag in Iowa. Moved by Mrs, 
Johnston, seconded by Mrs. Metcalf, that this resolution be adopted. 
The motion carried. The second resolution was as follows: Re- 
solved: That the conference request that every D. A. R. Chapter 
in this state shall bring the matter to the attention of the representa- 
tive and senator in that district, either by letter or personal interview, 
before January 1st, and ask the support of the legislators for this 
measure. Moved by Miss Josephine Babcock, of Washington, that 
this resolution be adopted. The motion was seconded and carried. 

Miss Elizabeth Burney sang in a very charming manner three 
delicate little songs: "Blossoms," the words of which were written by 
Mrs. F. Wolcott Webster, of Abigail Adams Chapter, Des Moines; 
the music by Evelyn Dissmore; "In My Garden," by Samuel Liddle; 
"The Lark Now Leaves His Watery Nest," by Horatio Parker. 

The business of the afternoon being over, the session adjourned. 

The evening session was a pleasant diversion, consisting of an 
organ solo by Mr. Frampton, and a group of songs by Miss Anna 
Gertrude Childs. Miss Childs was enthusiastically received and 
graciously responded to an encore. The address delivered by Mr. 
Edgar R. Harlan, State Curator of the Historical Department, was 
interesting in the extreme and most helpful to all. 

An invitation was received from the Cedar Falls Commercial Club, 
through its president, to visit the State Teachers' College Thursday 
forenoon. On the motion of Mrs. Metcalf, which was seconded and 
carried, the conference voted to accept the invitation. Moved by 

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Mrs, Drayton W. Bushnell, of Council Bluffs, seconded by Mrs. 
Almeda Harpel, of Boone, that the Thursday morning session be 
called at 8 :30, instead of 9. The motion carried and the session 

The Thursday morning session was called to order at 8 :45 
o'clock. Miss Lake presiding. The minutes of the previous day's 
meetings were read and approved. 

Moved by Mrs. Gould, of Sioux City, seconded by Mrs. Thos. 
Harrison, of Council Bluffs, that Miss Lake be reimbursed to the 
amount spent for badges for the Iowa delegation to the Continental 
Congress this year. The motion carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Mary H, S, Johnston, seconded by Mrs. Dray- 
ton W. Bushnell, that the amount of Mr, Harlan's expenses to and 
from Cedar Falls, be refunded to him. The motion carried. 

At this juncture, Miss Kinney, of the State Teachers' College, 
entertained the conference with a piano solo. 

Moved by Mrs. Reeves, seconded by Mrs. Shearer, that we reverse 
the order of business and proceed to the election of officers on our 
return from the college. Motion carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Johnston, seconded by Mrs. Metcalf, that the 
incoming Treasurer be instructed to adopt a permanent set of books, 
and to inaugurate a system of bookkeeping to be approved by the 
Board of Managers. This motion carried. 

Mrs. Alice Day Marston, of Ames, chairman of the Child Labor 
Committee, gave a splendid report, which was as follows: 


Your Committee on Child Labor does not come to you, at the close of a 
year's service, burdened with garnered sheaves, for the fields have not been 
ripe for the harvest. A year seems but as a day in this cause, when we 
measure the progress made, and the year of its development is still in its 
spring. So ours has been a mission of seed sowing and of nurturing tender 
plants. We trust that the coming year will yield more rapid growth and 
rich fruition. 

It is not necessary for me at this time to bring you an exposition of the 
evils of child labor, of its extent or its disastrous results; these were most 
ably presented to you one year ago, and your interest and sympathies were 
enlisted. You understand the dangers of the evil to the immature workers 
themselves; you know of the resulting ignorance and mental lethargv' of child 
workers; and the menace of a heritage of weakness for their offspring. I 
need not remind you that it results in developing a class of citizens with 
lower vitality, lower ideals and less patriotism, degrading the physical, 

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mental, moral and spiritual standards of our future citizenship. It is this 
phase of the question which appeals so forcibly to this organization which 
seeks to maintain the high standards of citizenship held by the founders 
of the Nation. 

At the last State Conference you endorsed the bill for a Federal Chil- 
dren's Bureau, and passed resolutions urging Iowa's representatives at 
Washington to give it their support. All who were at that conference know 
the purpose of the bill. Permit me, for the benefit of any who are not familiar 
with its object and provisions, to give a brief explanation. 

Workers for betterment of the conditions of laboring children have been 
greatly handicapped by the lack of accurate, complete, reliable data con- 
cerning the condition of orphaned, dependent and delinquent children; of 
infant mortality, illegitimacy and degeneracy and of child labor. The 
United States Government has bureaus for the interests of Entomolog>', 
Soils, Chemistry and Animal Industry, but none for the nation's children. 
The Bureaus of Labor and Education and the Census Bureau furnish but 
partial statistics relating to children and none of them is organized to furnish 
the information desired in a sufficiently complete or exhaustive degree, nor is 
such information as they do furnish on this subject easy of access. We be- 
lieve that if the legislators of the states and the nation could be convinced of 
the actual facts concerning this evil, there would be no further delay in secur- 
ing laws to protect the children of the future. This is the need which a 
Federal Children's Bureau would meet. 

At the conference a year ago members were urged to send letters and 
resolutions to our representatives at Washington, urging them to support 
this bill. This work your committee has continued, both through its own 
members and through the chapters of the state, so far as they have responded 
to the appeals of the committee. 

In March a letter was sent to each chapter Regent in the state urging that 
her chapter continue the appeals to Senators and Congressmen, that they 
further the interests of child labor work by programs upon the subject, by 
newspaper publicity, and by influencing the public schools to use for High 
School debates some of the topics suggested by the National Child Labor 
Committee. Few responses to these letters were received, but we trust that 
many of them escaped the oblivion of the waste basket, and that added 
interest in this subject may result from the efforts of this committee. 

The letters sent out to Senators and Congressmen brought many satis- 
factory replies. Both Iowa Senators expressed their interest in the bill, and 
promised their support. Not all Congressmen were favorable. 

The bill for a Federal Children's Bureau was carefully considered and 
favorably reported by the committees of both houses of our National Govern- 
ment, and there the matter rests. 

Another Congress will soon convene. The cause will feel the loss of the 
powerful influence of our lamented senior Senator, who had pledged his 
support to the measure. When so strong a worker falls we -must enlist the 
interest of many others to help bear his share of the service. We can 
depend upon the support of Senator Cummins and of some of the Congress- 

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men who will return to Washington, but there will be new members whose 
support we must secure. Therefore, the work should be vigorously con- 
tinued before the close of the present year. 

The National Child Labor Committee has in view two great objects — 
the passage of the bill for a Federal Children's Bureau, and the adoption by 
the several states of a uniform child labor law. 

Iowa stands among the most progressive states in her legislation along 
this line, but even Iowa's law should be strengthened. 

1st. There are several lines of employment now open to children under 
fourteen years of age which should, in the opinion of many, be included in 
the prohibited list. Among these come some of the street trades, shining 
parlors, telegraph and messenger service, and two of the agricultural pur- 
suits, sugar beet raising and the canning industry, in both of which the 
hours and conditions of labor are often injurious to immature workers. 

2d. As to the hours of work allowed. Children from fourteen to sixteen 
years of age may now labor ten hours daily at any occupation not considered 
by law as injurious to physical and moral health. Some who have the best 
opportunities to study this subject (among them the State Labor Commis- 
sioner), believe that the hours of labor permitted for women and children in 
department stores and factories should be reduced to eight hours daily. 

3d. No educational test is now required by the Iowa law. Our com- 
pulsory education law requires that children between the ages of seven and 
fourteen years shall attend school for sixteen weeks annually. A law 
requiring their regular attendance for at least six months of each year 
would greatly improve conditions. 

The problem of vacation work and recreation presents an important 
question touching the work of another committee. The same can be said of 
the question of industrial education in our public schools. 

Let us co-operate with all agencies in the state, working for the better- 
ment of our laws and practices. 

Permit me to urge upon each chapter representative here today that you 
give prompt attention to any request coming from your next Child Labor 
Committee, asking for your help in furthering the work of this reform; that 
you be alert to detect and to report to the county attorney any cases of viola- 
tion of the present law; that you exert your influence in favor of the sale of 
ready-made garments bearing the label of the National Consumers' League 
and against those that are plainly sweat shop products ; that you do not 
abate your interest in this subject. Ask your chapter to give at least a part 
of one program to this topic. Help to keep it before the public. Take a 
membership in the National Child Labor Committee, 105 East Twenty-second 
Street, New York City, and have the publications sent to the chairman of 
}our local Child Labor Committee; it will cost you but two dollars and will 
help to defray the expense of the national crusade for the children. Urge 
your high school teachers to use the literature of that committee for topics 
for debate in their English classes and literary societies. Do all in your 
power to create a public sentiment which will guarantee the enforcement 
of the strictest child labor law. 

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Iowa is no longer exclusively an agricultural state; her mineral resources 
are being developed and manufacturing interests are claiming a place in her 
economy scarcely yet realized by the people of the state. This development 
is bound to continue and with it will come the increasing temptation to viola- 
tion of child labor laws. We shall be fortunate if we meet the problem 
before it reaches unmanageable proportions and becomes a menace to our 
future. How much easier to throttle an infant monster than one of full 
grown powers ! 

It would not be fitting to close this report without reference to the great 
loss sustained by the cause in the death, on August 11th, of the chairman 
of the National Child Labor Committee of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Washington, D. C, formerly of Iowa. 
Her work in many philanthropic lines was appreciated by a large circle of 
eminent people. As chairman of the National D. A. R. Child Labor Com- 
mittee her services have been of untold value. Let us hope that a worthy 
successor may be found to continue the work she has so ably conducted. 

And now, while there seems so little that each of us can do, let us do 
that little with an enthusiasm which will give inspiration all along the line. 

M. Alice Day Marston, 
Chairman Child Labor Committee. 

Moved by Mrs. F. E. V. Shore, of Des Moines, seconded by Mrs. 
Eunice Styles, of Sioux City, that the report be accepted. The motion 

The time having arrived when we were to be the guests of the 
Commercial Club for a trip to the college, business was suspended for 
one hour. At the college we were given a most hearty welcome by 
President Seerley, the faculty and student body. The entire audience 
joined lustily in the singing of "America," after which President 
Seerley, Miss Lake, Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Metcalf each gave a 
few well chosen remarks. 

Returned from the college, Mrs. McMahon moved, seconded by 
Mrs. Ryan, that the invitations for next year's conference be received 
at this time. The motion carried. Mrs. F. E. V. Shore, on behalf of 
Abigail Adams Chapter of Des Moines, extended an invitation to the 
conference of 1911. This was followed by an invitation from Clinton, 
extended by Mrs. C. E. Goodwin, 

The Regent called for the final report of the Credential Com- 
mittee. The committee, composed of Mrs. D. N. Hurd, of Cedar 
Falls; Mrs. C. M. Wyth, of Cedar Falls; Mrs. M. L. Brooks, of 
Waterloo, reported through its chairman as follows: 

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Madam Regent: 

We beg leave to report that the following named ladies are members of 
the conference and entitled to a vote: 

Miss Harriet Lake, State Regent. 

Mrs. Thomas Metcalf, State Vice Regent. 

Mrs. Effa T. Crawford, State Secretary. 

Mrs. Kasson Miller, State Consulting Registrar. 

Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, State Historian. 

Mrs. Leonne Cleveland Gould, State Auditor. 

Mrs. Drayton W. Bushnell, Past Vice President General. 

Mrs. L. F. Andrews, real Daughter. 

Mrs. J. W. Richards, Past Vice President General. 

Mrs. F. W. Webster, member Historical Relics Committee. 

Miss Harriet Ankeny, member Historical Relics Committee. 

Mrs. H. R. Howell, member Children of the Republic Committee. 

Mrs. Mabel Rummel, member Patriotic Education Committee. 

Mrs. W. B. Kibbey, chairman Children of the Republic Committee. 

Mrs. A. N. Burr, chairman Patriotic Education Committee. 

Mrs. Nellie Spangler, member Patriotic Education Committee. 

Mrs. Alma L. McMahon, member Child Labor Committee. 

Mrs. Alice Marston, chairman Child Labor Committee. 

Ames, Sun Dial — Mrs. Alice Marston, delegate. 

Anamosa, Francis Shaw — Mrs. George Schoonover, Regent; Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Noble, delegate. 

Boone, Daniel Boone — Mrs. Alice T. Graham, Regent; Mrs. Almeda B. 
Harpel, delegate. 

Boone, De Shon — Miss Ensign, delegate; Miss Canfield, Regent's alter- 

Burlington, Stars and Stripes — Mrs. G. A. Chilgren, Regent; Miss Helen 
Young, delegate. 

Cedar Falls, Black Hawk— Mrs. E. G. Miller, Regent; Mrs. J. M. Fuller, 

Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls — Mrs. Marian M. Walker, Regent; Mrs. D. N 
Hurd, alternate. 

Cedar Rapids, Ashley — Mrs. Ida L. Austin, Regent; Mrs. Henrietta 
Stone, delegate. 

Clinton — Mrs. C. E. Goodwin, delegate; Mrs. E. J. Scott, Regent's 

Council Bluffs — Mrs. Lewis McDaniel, Regent's alternate; Mrs. Thomas 
Harrison, delegate; Mrs. J. J. Sullivan, alternate. 

Des Moines, Abigail Adams — Mrs. E. C. Musgrave, Regent; Mrs. C. A. 
Dana, delegate; Mrs. F. L. Miner, delegate; Mrs. F. E. V. Shore, delegate; 
Mrs. R. A. Griffith, alternate. 

Des Moines, Beacon Hill— Mrs. C. B. Van Slyke, Regent; Mrs. Charles 
Trisler, alternate. 

Dubuque — Mrs. James M. Sullivan, Regent; Miss Mary R. McKnight, 
alternate; Mrs. S. D. Ryan, delegate. 

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Estherville, Okamanpadu — Mrs. Bessie Greig, alternate to Regent; Mrs. 
E. W. Knight, delegate. 

Fairfield, Log Cabin — Mrs. Fred Shearer, Acting Regent. 

Fort Dodge — Mrs. C. B. Hepler, Regent's alternate; Mrs. E. L. Young, 

Guthrie Center — Mrs. F. M. Hopkins, Regent. 

Hampton, Candle Stick — Mrs. F. A. Harriman, Regent; Mrs. Isabella 
Showalter, delegate. 

Humboldt, Mary Brewster — Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston, Regent. 

Independence, Penelope Van Princes — Mrs. H. C. Chappell, Regent; 
Mrs. Anna Littlejohn, delegate. 

Iowa City, Pilgrim — Mrs. Cora Morrison, Regent's alternate; Mrs. 
E. F. Morrison, delegate. 

Keokuk — Mrs. Winona E. Reeves, delegate. 

Otumwa, Elizabeth Ross — Mrs. J. N. Hall, delegate. 

Rock Rapids, Rose Standish — Mrs. M. A. Cox, Regent. 

Perrj — Mrs. Eva A. B. McColl, Regent. 

Sioux City, Martha Washington — Mrs. Leonne C. Gould, delegate; Mrs. 
Eunice Styles, delegate. 

Waverly, Revolutionary Dames — Mrs. Sherman I. Poole, alternate; Mrs. 
William Beebe, delegate, 

Waucoma — Mrs. Bess P. Fox, alternate; Miss Ma3'rae E. Pope, delegate. 

Sigourney, James McElwell — Mrs. Rebecca Brunt, delegate. 

Washington— Mrs. S. A. White, Regent; Miss Josephine Babcock, dele- 

Webster City, New Castle — Mrs. Leslie McMurray, Regent; Mrs. E. G. 
Burgess, delegate. 

Waterloo — Mrs. D. W. Weaver, alternate; Mrs. Harry Sigworth, 

Some members being entitled to two votes, the conference consists of 
seventy-nine (79) votes in all. Mrs. D. N. Hurd, 


Miss Lake appointed as tellers Mrs. Eunice Styles, Mrs. C. A. 
Dana, Mrs. Sherman I. Poole. The conference proceeded to ballot 
on a place of meeting for the 1911 conference. The chairman of 
tellers reported seventy-five votes cast, forty-two for Des Moines and 
thirty-three for Clinton. Abigail Adams Chapter was declared the 
next hostess of the conference. 

Nominations were open for State Regent. Mrs. Alma L. Mc- 
Mahon, of Cedar Falls, was recognized, and placed in nomination 
Mrs. Alice Day Marston, of Ames. The nomination received a 
second from Mrs. J. M. Fuller, of Cedar Falls, Mrs. E. C. Mus- 
grave, of Des Moines, was recognized, and placed in nomination Mrs. 
H. R. Howell, of Abigail Adams Chapter. The nomination was 
seconded by Mrs. Ida L. Austin, of Cedar Rapids. The conference 

270 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

proceeded to ballot. The vote resulted in forty-one votes for Mrs. 
Marston and thirty-six votes for Mrs. Howell. Mrs. Marston was 
declared endorsed. Moved by Mrs. Howell, seconded by Mrs. F. L. 
Miner, that the vote for Mrs. Marston be made unanimous. The 
motion carried. 

Mrs. James Sullivan, of Dubuque, moved that all elections and 
endorsements be by ballot. After some discussion, the motion was 
seconded and carried. 

Nominations Vv-ere open for State Vice Regent. Mrs. Drayton W. 
Bushnell was recognized and placed in nomination Mrs. Thomas 
Metcalf, of Council Bluffs, who has dignified this office the past year. 
This nomination was seconded by Mrs. Kasson Miller, Mrs. Thomas 
Harrison and Mrs. Young. As there were no other nominations. 
Miss Lake declared the nominations closed. The ballot showed Mrs. 
Metcalf to be the undoubted choice of the conference. Miss Lake 
declared Mrs. Metcalf endorsed. 

Moved by Mrs. E. G. Miller, of Cedar Falls, that we adjourn 
until 1 :30. The motion was seconded and carried. 

The afternoon session was called to order by the Regent promptly 
at 1 :30 o'clock. The next order of business was the election of the 
State Secretary. Mrs. Winona Evans Reeves, of Keokuk, placed 
in nomination Mrs. Ef5a Tuttle Crawford, of Guthrie Center, who 
has served in this capacity the past year. 

The nomination was seconded by Mrs. F. W. Webster, Mrs. 
D. W. Bushnell and Mrs. Thomas Metcalf. There being no other 
nominations. Miss Lake declared the nominations closed. The ballot 
resulted in an unanimous vote for Mrs. Crawford. Miss Lake de- 
clared Mrs. Crawford elected. 

Nominations for State Treasurer were in order. Mrs. Metcalf 
nominated Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston. The nomination was heartily 
seconded. Mrs. S. D. Ryan, of Dubuque, nominated Mrs. A. N. 
Burr, of Cedar Falls. Mrs. Burr declined the honor. Mrs. J. W. 
Hall, of Ottumwa, nominated Mrs. Winona E. Reeves. Mrs. 
Reeves declined to be a candidate. There being no other nominations, 
the Regent declared the nominations closed and the conference pro- 
ceeded to ballot. The tellers reported an unanimous vote for Mrs. 

The election of State Consulting Registrar was next in order. 
Mrs. F. W. Webster placed in nomination Mrs. Kasson Miller, who 
has served well in this office the past year. The nomination was sec- 

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onded by Mrs. J. W. Hall, of Ottumwa. There was no opposition. 
The ballot was unanimous for Mrs. Miller. 

Nominations were in order for State Historian. Mrs. F. L. 
Miner, of Des Moines, was recognized and nominated Mrs. A. N. 
Burr, of Cedar Falls. The nomination was seconded by Miss Mc- 
Knight, of Dubuque; Mrs. Thomas Harrison, of Council Bluiifs, and 
Mrs. C. B. Van Slyke, of Des Moines. Mrs. Burr declined to be a 
candidate. Mrs. Van Slyke then nominated Miss Clara Sawyer, of 
Cedar Falls. Mrs. E. G. Miller, a sister of Miss Sawyer, declined 
for her. Mrs. E. L. Young, of Ft. Dodge, nominated Mrs. C. B. 
Hepler, of Ft. Dodge. The nomination was seconded by Mrs. F. W. 
Webster and Miss Harriet Ankeny. Mrs. Alice T. Graham, of 
Boone, nominated Mrs. Alma L. McMahon, of Cedar Falls. Mrs 
Shearer, of Fairfield, seconded the nomination. Mrs. G. A. Chilgren, 
of Burlington, nominated Miss Josephine Babcock, of Washington. 
The nomination was seconded by Mrs. Reeves, of Keokuk, and Miss 
Helen Young, of Burlington. The ballot resulted as follows: Mrs. 
Hepler, 17, Mrs. McMahon 32, Miss Babcock 18. No candidate 
having a sufficient number of votes to elect, conference balloted again. 
The second ballot resulted in the election of Mrs. McMahon. Miss 
Lake declared Mrs. McMahon elected. 

The election of a State Auditor was the next order of business. 
Mrs, Thomas Metcalf placed in nomination Mrs. Leonne C. Gould, 
of Sioux City, w^ho has held the office the past year. There was no 
opposition. The ballot resulted in an vmanimous vote for Mrs. 
Gould. The Regent declared Mrs. Gould elected. The resignation 
of Mrs. Emma Goodwin Bohn as State Treasurer was read. Mrs. 
E. G. Miller moved, seconded by Mrs. C. B. Hepler, that the resig- 
nation be accepted with regrets and with thanks for three years of 
splendid service. The motion carried. Moved by Mrs. Metcalf, 
seconded by Mrs. C. E. Goodwin, of Clinton, that the Board of 
Managem.ent be authorized to fill the vacancy caused by Mrs. Bohn's 
resignation. The motion carried. 

The Vice Regent took the chair at this point, and Mrs. Mary H. S. 
Johnston, in a short but beautiful address, nominated Miss Lake for 
the endorsement of the conference for Vice President General. At the 
conclusion of Mrs. Johnston's remarks the conference burst into 
applause. The nomination was seconded by Mrs. Chappell, Regent 
of Miss Lake's chapter; Mrs. D. W. Bushnell, Mrs. H. R. Howell 

272 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

and many others. Miss Lake insisted on a written ballot being taken. 
This ballot showed the pride Iowa D. A. R.'s would feel in being 
represented in the Continental Congress by so worthy and gracious 
a woman. The endorsement was most hearty. Miss Lake feelingly 
thanked the conference for this splendid display of confidence. 

Moved by Mrs. W. B. Kibbey, seconded by Mrs. E. C. Musgrave, 
Mrs. D. W. Bushnell and others, that this conference endorse Mrs. 
Mathew T. Scott for President General. A ballot was taken and 
Mrs. Scott declared endorsed. 

Moved by Mrs. Ida Austin, of Cedar Rapids, seconded by Mrs. 
Almeda Harpel, of Boone, that hereafter members of the conference 
purchase luncheon tickets, instead of accepting this hospitality from 
the entertaining chapter or chapters. The motion carried. 

The conference here listened to the report on the work of the 
Historical Relics Committee. 


Dear Madam Regent: 

Your Committee on Historical Relics beg leave to report that they were 
appointed in October, 1908, with the direction to collect, deposit and display 
among the collections of the Historical Department of Iowa, such objects 
as would appropriately belong in a cabinet of Revolutionary items. 

The committee, through correspondence and personal solicitation had 
collected in May, 1910, a number of interesting and important objects, of 
which a list is set out below. From the correspondence and from the actual 
gift of objects, the committee takes pleasure in reporting that a splendid 
nucleus was gathered and deposited with the Curator of the Historical 
Department at Des Moines, and by him the committee was assisted in placing 
the objects in one of the cases which forms the Aldrich Collection. It is in 
a well-lighted portion of the beautiful reading room, readily accessible to all 
visitors, and has already proved one of the most attractive and instructive 
collections of the apartment. The committee, in conjunction with the Curator, 
decided that in the initial period of this enterprise, the individual history of 
the objects should not be too closely scrutinized, but that an\' material object 
tending to illustrate any phase of Revolutionary or Colonial period of the 
United States or any event directly connected therewith, should be for the 
time being received into the collection. As the list below will show, some of 
the objects received are of very rare interest, and of a high intrinsic value. 
The correspondence of the committee shows that there are in the hands of 
members of the society in the state of Iowa, objects of as high value as are 
to be seen among the collections of many of the older societies of the East. 
Where these objects are in the keeping of members who frequently change, 
or are liable to change their places of residence, or who have no direct 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 273 

descendants, or who have families who will inevitably scatter, the committee 
feel warranted in urging that this collection be made the final repository. 

The committee is assured by the Curator that the nucleus is already of 
sufficient importance to warrant him in requesting from the proper authorities 
the construction of a specially designed case for the reception of the collection. 
It is believed that within the present year, such a result will be brought about. 

The committee desires information as to the existence aftd whereabouts 
of any objects that would be interesting in the collection. It requests each 
member to notify the committee of any such objects whether in the possession 
of a member or elsewhere. 

List of objects contained in collection to present date follows with name 
of donor: 

Piece of embroidered silk from wedding gown of a Colonial dame — Miss 
Harriet Lake, Independence. 

Block of wood from the hull of the frigate Augusta — Miss Harriet Lake. 

Collection of twenty pieces — Miss Harriet Ankeny, Des Moines. 

Silver spoon and china dishes — Mrs. R. T. Wellslager, Des Moines. 

Blue placque with reproduction of old Fort Pitt Block House now owned 
by Allegheny County D. A. R. — Mrs. Caroline Bowman, Waverly. 

Two Continental one dollar bills — Mrs. F. M. Bagley, Anamosa. 

Set of five silver teaspoons — Mrs. Mary Louise Young Holcomb, Martelle. 

Embroidered ends from a wedding necktie worn by Selah Webster — Mrs. 
F. Wolcott Webster, Des Moines. 

A deed, dated 1812, signed by Judge Tillotson, a commander in the 
Revolutionary War — Miss Edna Lester, Anthon. 

Gold brooch — Mrs. Morgan, Des Moines. 

Solid silver spoon and hand woven linen — Mrs. I. M. Earl, Des Moines. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Kasson Miller. 
Mrs. F. Wolcott Webster. 
Miss Harriet Ankeny. 

Mrs. Bushnell moved, seconded by Mrs. Metcalf, that the report 
be accepted. The motion carried. 

Motion made by Mrs. Henrietta Stone that, in the absence of 
Mrs. Greene, Miss Lake read the report of the Magazine Committee. 
The motion was seconded and carried. 


Madam Regent and Daughters: 

The magazine report this year is even more discouraging than the last. 
Our advancement is a good deal like the frog jumping out of the well; 
every time he jumped up one foot he fell back two. 

Last year at the State Conference, held at Sioux City, following the 
magazine report there was some discussion as to the merits and demerits of 
our D. A. R. organ. The American Monthly Magazine. 

274 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Later, the state committee's report, with an account of the discussion, 
also some suggestions that it was thought would meet with the approval of 
the western Daughters, was sent to Mrs. Mussy, chairman of the national 
committee, and we were very much pleased at the National Congress last 
April that most of the suggestions were presented to the body and adopted 
by them. One of the recommendations was that the proceedings of the 
Nineteenth Continental Congress be published in a separate volume, properly 
indexed, as soon as possible after the adjournment of the Congress, and that 
a copy be furnished free to each chapter, each national officer and those 
subscribing to the American Monthly Magazine whose subscriptions are now 
paid up to July 1, 1910. 

The report came in June, as promised, to all paid up subscribers and is 
of itself worth the one dollar subscription price which includes the magazine 
for one year, which is filled with interesting historical and genealogical items 
that should interest every Daughter. 

Inside the front cover of the July magazine this notice was printed: 
"Subscribers are notified that beginning with the July number the American 
Monthly Magazine will be mailed only to those whose subscriptions are 
paid beyond July 1, 1910. In future, magazines will be discontinued when 
subscription expires." This notice may explain the loss of subscribers in 
Iowa. When our last report was given there were 148 subscribers in tfie 
state, a shamefully small number; now we have, according to the mailing 
list received from Washington, D. C, 105, a loss of 43 in a year. This state 
of affairs should not continue. 

The entire subscription list for the magazine March 30, 1910, was only 
4,617, and these not all paid up subscriptions, so it is fair to presume there 
has been a proportionate falling off in other states as well as ours, and in 
that case there would at the present time be only a little over 2,000 sub- 
scribers, with a membership of 63,501 Daughters in the organization. This 
is an exceedingly low percentage. 

There are three cities in the state of Iowa which have a subscription 
list of six each — Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo. 

Three towns with five each — Boone, Washington and Waucoma. 

Four with only three — Hampton, Marshalltown and Waverly. I am 
ashamed to say that one of these is m\' own town, and according to the num- 
ber of delegates sent to this conference, Marshalltown must have over eighty 
Daughters belonging to the two chapters there. Of that eighty, only three 
care enough for the official magazine of the society to pay one dollar per year 
for its support. What is the matter with the other seventy-seven? And yet 
the percentage of subscribers is greater in this town than some other towns 
in the state. The remaining subscribers are scattered one and two in a place 
over forty-eight other towns. 

Ames, Davenport, Fort Madison, Hampton, Waverly, Waterloo, East and 
West Sides, Sioux City, and Ottumwa, each have this magazine in their Public 
Library. At Davenport the one in the Public Library is the only one in the 
city. Now is^it fair, when the National Committee has made the changes 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 275 

we thought would suit us better and are issuing a really good magazine, 
that we do not come to the rescue with our dollars! 

What better advertisement could we ask for our state and organization 
than that .we should stand at the head of the subscription list according to 
our members! 

We would recommend that subscriptions should be taken at the Con- 
ference each year, each chapter reporting all new subscribers during the year. 
The committee is still hopeful, trusting that the $64,234.97 that have been lost 
on the magazine in the last eighteen years may not be a total loss, but in 
a measure come back from the 63,510 Daughters. 

Will Iowa do her share? We leave the question with you. 

Mrs. Merritt Greene. 

It was moved and seconded that the report be accepted. The mo- 
tion carried. 

Miss Lake made the following announcements: 


The State Regent has been ordered by the Congress or the National 
Board of Management, to call the attention of the chapters to the following 

1st. The Congress voted that hereafter the size of all chapter Year 
Books shall be 5J^ by 7^ inches. This is in order that they may be bound 
by the Librarian General. See page 276, Report of Nineteenth Congress. 

2d. The Congress voted that State and chapter Regents take such 
means as they deem best to protect the D. A. R. insignia in their own states. 
See pages 137 and 250 of Report of Nineteenth Congress. 

The Corresponding Secretary has called the attention of the Congress to 
the fact that a firm in Cincinnati is making an imitation of our insignia and 
selling them to anybody. The pin will not deceive a D. A. R. It is smaller 
than ours, weighs about half as much, and costs two dollars more. There is 
nothing the National Society can do about it because our copyright has 
expired. Some states have laws protecting the D. A. R. insignia. 

3d. Congress voted that hereafter no chapter may elect more than 
ten alternates to the Congress. 

4th. Congress voted that after the Board meeting of March no new 
chapters shall be authorized until after the adjournment of Congress of 
that year. 

5th. The Board of Management (National) voted that all D. A. R. 
chapter and individual contributions to the Southern Mountain School Work 
be sent to the State Regent, or to some one appointed by her; this money to 
be sent to the Treasurer General, with a list of the donors and beneficiaries, 
who shall immediately forward the same to those to whom it is to be pre- 
sented; and that a complete list of all such contributions shall be sent to 
the National Society chairman of the Patriotic Education Committee. 

I appoint the State Treasurer to receive these contributions for the 
Southern Mountain School Work. 

276 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

The recommendations passed on in the Board meeting were pre- 
sented to the conference by the Regent. The first recommendation 
was as follows : That the State Legislature be asked to amend Article 
5071 of the Iowa Code to include the D. A. R. insignia. Mrs. 
Reeves, of Keokuk, moved its adoption and received a second from 
Mrs. E. C. Goodwin, of Clinton. The motion carried. The second 
recommendation was as follows: That each chapter be given one 
conference report for every delegate to which it is entitled, and that 
the price of additional copies be fixed at 50 cents each. Mrs. J. M. 
Fuller moved its adoption, seconded by Mrs. J. W. Hall. Carried. 

The following amendments to the Standing Rules were acted 

First. To amend Section 9, Article III, by adding the words "and ten 
days previous to the Continental Congress." 

Moved by Mrs. Johnston, seconded by Mrs. Metcalf, that the 
amendment be accepted. Carried. 

Second. To amend Section 3, Article IV, by adding the words "and on 
the day previous to the beginning of the annual conference." 

Moved by Mrs. Johnston, seconded by Mrs. F. M. Hopkins, that 
the amendment be accepted. Carried. 

Third. To amend Article XI by striking out the word "sixty" and sub- 
stituting the word "thirty." 

Tvloved by Mrs. Hall, seconded by Mrs. Johnston, that the 
amendment be accepted. Carried. 

Mrs. H. R. Howell recommended that a committee be appointed 
to learn the correct course of the Southwest Trail, and report at the 
next conference. Moved by Mrs. Harpel, of Boone, seconded by 
Mrs. Noble, that this recommendation be adopted. Motion carried. 

The Resolutions Committee, composed of Mrs. Elizabeth Noble, 
Mrs. Irma Harriman and Mrs. Almeda Harpel, reported through its 
chairman as follows: 


We, the Daughters of the American Revolution, in the Eleventh Confer- 
ence now assembled, tender our heartfelt thanks to the members of Black 
Hawk and Cedar Falls Chapters for their cordial reception and untiring 
zeal in making our stay in their beautiful city so pleasant. 

To Miss Lake we wish to express our appreciation of the efficient manner 
in which she has presided, and for the impartial and harmonious method of 
conducting the business of the conference. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 277 

We are grateful to Mrs. Miller and the Reception Committee for the 
delightful reception held at Mrs. Miller's residence; also for the hospitality 
we have enjoyed in the various homes. 

We extend our thanks for the use of the church, and to the Decorating 
Committee for the patriotic and artistic decorations; also to the Cedar Falls 
Commercial Club for furnishing transportation to the College, and to 
President Seerley and the members of the faculty for the cordial manner in 
which we were received. 

We desire to thank Miss Rogers for her able and instructive address on 
"The Settlement of Iowa"; and likewise Mr. Edgar R. Harlan, Curator, for 
his instructive lecture and the valuable suggestions it contained. 

We are deeply indebted to the musicians who have furnished music of 
such superior quality, which has given us a high conception of the musical 
standard of our State Teachers' College. 

In closing, let us say the courtesies extended us at the Eleventh Con- 
ference will long remain with us a pleasant memory. 

Elizabeth M. Noble, Chairman, Anamosa. 
Almeda Brenton Harpel, Boone. 
Irma H. Harriman, Hampton. 

Mrs. Johnston moved, seconded by Mrs. Leslie McMurray, of 
Webster City, that the report be accepted. The motion carried. 

The Secretary presented a system whereby a permanent register 
of all Iowa Daughters may be kept. Mrs. Gould moved its adop- 
tion, seconded by Mrs. Webster. The motion carried. The Secre- 
tary further recommended that two cuts of the insignia be purchased. 
Mrs. Eva A. B. IVIcColl, seconded by Mrs. E. C. Musgrave, of Des 
Moines, moved that the Secretary purchase such cuts. The motion 

The business being concluded, the conference adjourned. 

Immediately after adjournment, the Board of ]VIanagement held a 
meeting and appointed Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston to fill the vacancy 
caused by the resignation of Mrs. Emma G. Bohn. Mrs. Alma L. 
McMahon, Historian-elect, was appointed to serve as Historian the 
coming six months. Effa Tuttle Crawford, 


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City. Name of Chapter. Regent. 

Albia .Betty Zane Mrs. Nathan E. Kendall. 

' Acting — Mrs. H. C. Eschbach. 

Alden Alden Mrs. Ella Alden Furry. 

Ames Sun Dial Mrs. L. G. Hardin, 829 Douglas Ave. 

Anamosa Francis Shaw Mrs. George L. Schoonover. 

Boone Daniel Boone Mrs. J. H. Graham, 106 Story St. 

Boone De Shon Mrs. A. J. Barkley, 326 Boone St. 

Burlington ....Stars and Stripes Mrs. G. A. Chilgren, 

902 University Place. 

Carroll Priscilla Alden Mrs. L. M. Leffingwell, 

Glidden, Iowa, Box 91. 

Cedar Falls ...Black Hawk Mrs. E. C. Miller, 1109 Fremont St. 

Cedar Falls ...Cedar Falls Mrs. M. M. Walker, 

929 West Twenty-third St. 

Cedar Rapids. .Ashley Mrs. Ida Lamb Austin, 

1542 Beaver Ave. 
Centerville ....Dr. Samuel Crosby .. .Mrs. Margaret Crosby Needles, 

614 North Ninth St. 

Chariton Old Thirteen Mrs. Sarah W. Stuart, 

733 Woodlawn Ave. 

Clinton Clinton Mrs. Alfred C. Smith, 427 Fifth Ave. 

Council Bluffs. .Council Bluffs Mrs. Donald Macrae, 809 Fifth Ave. 

Davenport ....Hannah Caldwell ...Mrs. Maria Purdy Peck, Oak Terrace. 

Denison Denison Mrs. W. W. Ferguson. 

Des Moines . . ;Abigail Adams Mrs. E. Clinton Musgrave, 

1085 Twenty-second St. 

Des Moines ..-Beacon Hill Mrs. C. B. Van Slyke, 

1414 Beaver Ave. 

Dubuque Dubuque Mrs. James M. Sullivan, 

103 Wilson Ave. 

Estherville . . . .Okamanpadu Mrs. John Randolph, East Lincoln St. 

Fairfield Log Cabin Miss Jane M. Steele, 

505 East Burlington St 
Acting — Mrs. Marion Shearer. 

Fort Dodge . . . Fort Dodge Mrs. J. P. Dolliver, 

915 Second Ave., South. 

Fort Madison. .Jean Espy Mrs. W. S. Hamilton, Fourth St. 

Guthrie Center. Guthrie Center Mrs. F. M. Hopkins. 

Hampton Candle Stick Mrs. Fred Harriman. 

Acting — Miss Alta M. Parker. 

Humboldt Mary Brewster Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston. 

Independence ..Penelope Van Princes. Mrs. H. C. Chappell. 

Iowa City Pilgrim Mrs. Henry D. Prentiss. 

Jefferson Independence Mrs. Eva M. Stewart. 

Keokuk Keokuk Mrs. Robert M. Lapsley, 217 High St. 

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Letts Nehemiah Letts Mrs. Nellie Letts, Columbus Junction. 

Marshalltown. .Marshalltown Mrs. Merritt Greene, "Edgeworth." 

Marshalltown. .Spinning Wheel Mrs. C. A. Eadie, 312 North First St. 

Mason City Mason City Mrs. J. E. E. Markley, 221 Cedar St. 

Onawa Onawa Mrs. A. R. Mann. 

Ottumwa Elizabeth Ross Mrs. A. W. Enoch, 

207 West Woodland Ave. 

Perry Perry Mrs. Donald McColl. 

Rock Rapids. . .Rose Standish Mrs. Kate M. Cox. 

Red Oak Mayflower Mrs. Ralph Pringle. 

Sigourney James McElwee Mrs. Ferdinand Goeldner. 

Sioux City ....Martha Washington. .Mrs. Abbie D. Stackerel, 

1449 Douglas St. 

Washington ...Washington Mrs. Elizabeth White. 

Waterloo Waterloo Mrs. Calvin Kingsley, Irving Hotel. 

Waverly Revolutionary Dames. Mrs. John Howard Bowman. 

Waucoma Waucoma Mrs. Charles Webster. 

Webster City. . .New Castle Mrs. Leslie A. McMurray, 

1421 Willson Ave. 


State Center — Mrs. Mary Sherman Allison. 
Toledo — Mrs. Pearl Walters. 
Vinton — Mrs. H. N. Knapp Halleck. 
Clarinda — Mrs. Kate Evans Tharp. 
Iowa Falls — Mrs. J. C. Jackson. 
Knoxville — Mrs. Dixie Gebhardt. 
Newton — Mrs. Laura Reeves. 

Impressive services marked the unveiling of a bronze tablet Nov. 
12, 1910, at the entrance of the Grand Opera House, Burlington, 
Iowa, to mark the site of Old Zion church. 

There was an attendance of interesting persons, including mem- 
bers of the Hawke3^e Natives' Society, the City Council and the 
members of the D. A. R. from Fort Madison. The ceremony was in 
charge of Stars and Stripes Chapter, D. A. R., of Burlington, through 
whose appreciation of the early history of this territory the people are 
indebted for the beautiful tablet which indicates the place where stood 
Old Zion, the first territorial capitol. 

The tablet was unveiled just at dusk. With a large American 
flag suspended at the back of the stage, the speakers and members of 
Stars and Stripes Chapter gathered on the platform. Mrs. C. A. 
Chilgren presided. Dr. Eugene Allen gave the invocation and then 

280 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Mr. Shultz sang "Mississippi, Oh, Beloved," accompanied by the 
author. Professor Sheets. The song "Iowa" was given, and Mrs. 
H. C. Jordan delivered the address of vi^elcome. J. L. Waite deliv- 
ered an address on Old Zion church. He regretted the loss of the 
historic structure but rejoiced in the nobility of soul that treasures 
the memories and marks the sites of local historic spots and events. 
Curator Harlan, of the Iowa Historical Department, gave an address 
in which he pointed out the importance of marking historic sites. 

Mrs. Chilgren, in a gracious manner, presented the tablet to the 
City, speaking as follows: 

As Daughters of the Revolution, we are pledged to mark historical 
buildings and places. And to preserve the memory of this one hallowed and 
historical spot, we have placed on our Opera House this tablet to commem- 
orate the site of Old Zion Church. In behalf of Stars and Stripes Chapter 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution I have the honor to present 
to the city of Burlington this beautiful work of bronze, trusting that in years 
to come it will call to mind not only Old Zion Church, within whose walls 
so much of the history of Iowa and early history of Burlington was made, 
but that body of men now passed beyond, to whose voices those walls have 
echoed : 

"Lest we forget, lest we forget." 

Mayor Cross accepted the gift on behalf of the City. 

The tablet, which had been covered with the American Flag, was 
then unveiled by Master Richard Blake Wilson and Miss Edna 
Loraine Oilman. Rev. Naboth Osborne made the closing prayer. 

The tablet bears in bronze the reproduction of Old Zion church, 
and the following inscription : 

This tablet marks the site of Old Zion Church, in which convened the 
first Legislature of the Territory of Iowa, November 12, 1838. 

After the exercise a reception was held at the home of Miss Birdie 
Harris, once the residence of Governor Lucas. — Newspaper Clipping. 


Hppointcd Chapter Kcdctits 


Apr. 12, 1893— Mrs. Clara A. Cooley 

Apr. 24, 1893— Mrs. Anna B, Nott. 

July 6, 1893 — Mrs. Sophia M. D. Andrews 

Des Moines 
Nov. 1, 1894 — Mrs. Abbie A. C. Mahin 

Feb. 7, 1895— Mrs. Annie M. Bissell 

Sioux City 
Oct. 3, 1895— Mrs. Gertrude E. Z. Stanton 

Dec. 5, 1895— Mrs. Siddie F. P. Richards 

Dec. 5, 1895 — Mrs. Jennie S. Bevier 

Dec. 5, 1895— Mrs. Emma G. Allen 

Jan. 2, 1896— Miss Edith R. Carpe 

Jan. 25, 1896 — Mrs. Julia N. Robinson 

Cedar Falls 
Jan. 25, 1896 — Mrs. Charlotte J. Richardson 

May 7, 1896— Mrs. Alice C. W. Mitchell 

May 7, 1896— Mrs. Mary H. Gridley 

Oct. 1, 1896— Mrs. Anna B. Howe 




August 24, 1894 

"Abigail Adams" 

September 5, 1893 

January 10, 1895 
"Martha Washington" 

February 1, 1896 
"Sarah McCalla"* 

June 5, 1896 

December 8, 1898 

"Stars and Stripes" 
April 1, 1897 

'Elizabeth Ross" 

November 12, 1896 

'Spinning Wheel" 
October 1, 1898 

•Name changed to "Old Thirteen." 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Oct. 1, 1896 — Mrs. Maria T. Weed 

West Union 
Dec. 3, 1896 — Mrs. Nancy C. Wylie 

Jan. 7, 1897 — Mrs. Isabel Patterson 

Council Bluffs 
Jan. 7, 1897— Mrs. Mary W. Cogswell 

Cedar Rapids 
Jan. 7, 1897— Mrs. Cora H. K. Pittman 

Feb. 4, 1897— Mrs. Eliza J. W. Tirrell 

Apr. 1, 1897— Mrs. Ella S. Lyon 

Iowa City 
Dec. 2, 1897 — Mrs. Lillian Monk 

June 3, 1897— Mrs. Kate L. Hays 

Red Oak 
Dec, 2, 1897 — Mrs. Mary A. Combs 

Apr. 26, 1898— Miss Mae F. Foster 

Apr. 5, 1899— Mrs. Louise P. Dolliver 

Fort Dodge 
June 30, 1899 — Mrs. Augusta A. C. Paine 

Oct. 4, 1899— Miss Helen L. Shaw 


Jan. 3, 1900 — Mrs. Jessie D. McMurray 

Webster City 
Nov. 7, 1900— Mrs. Mary D. McF. MacHenry 

Fort Madison 
Nov. 7, 1900— Mrs. Mary A. S. Markley 

Cedar Falls 
May 1, 1901— Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston 

Oct. 2, 1901— Mrs. Emma P. G. Allen 

Nov. 6, 1901— Mrs. Louise P. Dolliver 

Fort Dodge 

"Hannah Caldwell" 

January 18, 1897 
"Council Bluffs" 

January 26, 1897 
"Cedar Rapids"-}- 

June 10, 1899 

October 6, 1898 
"Martha Jefferson"t 

February 4, 1897 

January 19, 1898 

June 3, 1897 

'De Shon" 

April 21, 1900 
'Francis Shaw" 

November 4, 1899 

'Cedar Falls" 

December 8, 1900 

May 13, 1903 

•|-Name changed to "Ashley." 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Dec. 4, 1901— Mrs. Lily E. Markley 

Mason City 
1902 — Mrs. Jessie D. McMurray 

Webster City 
1902 — Mrs. Martha A. Greene 

1902 — Miss Harriet I. Lake 

1903— Mrs. Ruth O. Culbertson 

1903 — Mrs. Mary H. S. Johnston 

1903— Mrs. Cora C. Wood 

1903 — Miss Jane M. Steele 

1904 — Mrs. Rowena B. Brockaway 

1904 — Mrs. Emma H. Schaupp 

Fort Dodge 
1904 — Mrs. Luella B. Ballon 

1904 — Mrs. Alconda J. D. Robinson 

1904 — Mrs. Jessie D. McMurray 

Webster City 
1904 — Mrs. Lily E. Markley 

Mason City 
1904 — Mrs. Inez S. Miller 

1905— Mrs. Mary L. S. Allison 

State Center 
1905- Mrs. Olive B. Fuller 

Cedar Falls 
1905— Mrs. Ruth A. K. Halleck 

1906— Miss Jane M. Steele 

1906 — Mrs. M. Alice D. Marston 

1906— Miss Ellen L. Hillis 

Des Moines 











































December 4, 1902 
"Penelope Van Princes" 

June 3, 1903 
"Priscilla Alden" 

April 16, 1904 
"Mary Brewster" 

December 5, 1904 

"Nehemiah Letts" 

January 22, 1904 
"Fort Dodge" 

April 11, 1904 
"Daniel Boone" 

March 4, 1904 

July 5, 1904 

"Mason City" 

April 7, 1905 

'Black Hawk" 

January 13, 1906 

"Sun Dial" 

October 7, 1907 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Nov. 7, 1906— Dr. Ida H, Bailey 

Nov. 7, 1906 — Mrs. Hattie E. Richardson 

Webster City 
Dec. S, 1906 — Mrs. Hattie S. B. Harrison 

Rock Rapids 
Feb. 6, 1907 — Miss Addie M. Potter 


Oct. 7, 1907— Mrs. Pearl S. R. Walters 

Nov. 6, 1907— Mrs. Ona E. Smith 

Guthrie Center 
Nov. 6, 1907 — Miss Marion E. Vought 

Nov. 6, 1907— Mrs. Ruth A. K. Halleck 

Nov. 6, 1907— Mrs. May L. G. Allison 

State Center 
Feb. 5, 1908— Mrs. Eva P. Van Slyke 

Des Moines 

Mar. 11,1908 — Mrs. Annie E. S. Maiken 

Mar. 11, 1908— Mrs. Ella J. Tisher 

Mar. 11,1908 — Mrs. Eudora T. Richardson 

Mar. 11,1908 — Mrs. Margaret C. Needles 

Mar. 11,1908— Mrs. Pearl S. R. Walters 

Apr. 18, 1908— Mrs. Carrie D. Brundage 

June 3, 1908— Mrs, Kate E. Tharp 

June 3, 1908 — Mrs. Caroline J. Bowman 

Oct. 7, 1908— Mrs. Caroline A. Titus 

Nov. 4, 1908 — Mrs. Margaret Leach 

Nov. 4, 1908 — Miss Jane M. Steele 



November 19, 1906 
"New Castle" 

March 11, 1908 
"Rose Standish" 

August 31, 1907 

December 28, 1907 

"Guthrie Center" 
March 18, 1908 

"Candle Stick" 

February 21, 1908 

'Beacon Hill" 

October 7, 1908 


February 9, 1909 

'Revolutionary Dames" 
October 8, 1908 

'Log Cabin" 

June 14, 1909 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


appointed. Organized. 

Apr. 26, 1909 — Mrs. Mary Virginia McE. Goeldner "James McElwee" 

April 13, 1910 

June 2, 1909— Mrs. Eva A. B. McColl 

Oct. 6, 1909— Mrs. America B. W. Kendall 

Oct. 6, 1909— Mrs. Martha E. Stewart 

Dec. 8, 1909— Mrs. Mary L. S. Allison 

State Center 
Apr. 6, 1910 — Mrs. Margaret C. Needles 

Apr. 6, 1910— Mrs. Pearl S. R. Walters 

Apr. 6, 1910— Mrs. Ruth A. K. Halleck 



January 20, 1910 
"Betty Zane" 

December 8, 1910 

October 24, 1910 

"Dr. Samuel Crosby" 
April 16, 1910 

Betty Zane ebat^ter 


Organized December 8, 1910. 


Acting Regent, MRS. H. C. ESCHBACH. 

Lizzie Noble Alexander. 

Abram Hendrick. 
Grace Eshora Castner. 

John Johnson. 
Blanch Eshom Collins. 

John Johnson. 
Estelle Wright Craner. 

William Wright. 
Laura Miller Duncan. 

William Mitchell. 
Harriet Morrison Duncan. 

Captain Henry Darrah. 
Inez Jones Edwards. 

Joseph Carman. 
Augusta Coe Eschbach. 

Hananiah Ellinwood. 
Johanna Victorine Eshora. 

John Johnson. 
Sarah Spaulding Fuller. 

Benjamin Spaulding. 
Olive Wright Hoover. 

William Wright. 
Belle Worden Kendall. 

Moses Miller. 

Jennie Miller Maiken. 

William Mitchell. 
Annie E. Saunders Maiken. 

Abram Hendricks. 
Inez S. Miller. 

Abram Hendricks. 






George Alexander, 





Bert Castner, 





Scot Collins, 





Harry Cramer, 





Laura M. Duncan, 





Harriet M. Duncan, 





Fay Edwards, 



. 70848 


H. Clay Eschbach, 





J. V. Eshom, 





L. B. Fuller, 





C. G. Hoover, 





N. E. Kendall, 
1-21 Clinton street, 





Jennie Maiken, 





Annie E. Maiken, 





Inez S. Miller, 



Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. national no. 

lone Saunders Noble. 48478 Mrs. 

Abram Hendricks. 
Nancy McFarland Porter. 63770 Mrs. 

Giles Stevens. 
Mary Montgomery Porter Robb. 63788 Mrs. 

Giles Stevens, 
Ada Saunders Shoemaker. 82499 Mrs. 

Abram Hendricks. 
Helen Dawson Townsend. 82500 Mrs. 

John Rider. 
Jessie Dinsmore Waterman. 81934 Mrs. 

John Andrew. 

Mart Noble, 

Albia, Iowa. 
William Porter, 

Albia, Iowa. 
R. W. Robb, 

Blanchard, Iowa. 
Ada S. Shoemaker, 

Albia, Iowa. 
Fred Townsend, 

Albia, Iowa. 
Phil Waterman, 

Hiteman, Iowa. 

Hiacn 0bapter 

Organized February 9, 1909. 



Charter No. 835. 

signature and ancestor. 
May Corinne Anders. 

James Strange. 

Thomas Taylor. 
Florence Guthrie Anders. 

James Strange. 

Thomas Taylor. 
Lema Belle Cousin. 

Barent Staat Salisbury. 
Mary A. Dunn. 

John Gibson. 

Robert Gibson. 
Luella Catlin Frisbie. 

Timothy Catlin. 
Ella Alden Furry. 

Ziba Leonard. 
Harmony Collar Heberling. 

John Gibson. 

Robert Gibson. 
Eleanor Davis Hoskins. 

Samuel Potter. 
Evadne Lawton. 

Barent Staat Salisbury. 


69862 Miss M. C. Anders, 

Iowa Falls, Iowa 

67574 Mrs. H. F. Anders, 

Iowa Falls, Iowa 


Miss L. B. Cousin, 




Mrs. M. A. Dunn, 




Mrs. Chas A. Frisbie, 




Mrs. Chas. L. Furry, 




Mrs. C. R. Heberling, 

1128 Gaylord St., 


, Colo. 


Mrs. John Hoskins, 




Miss Evadne Lawton, 




Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Malinda Lawton. 

Barent Staat Salisbury. 
Ethyl McDonald. 

Jesse Watts. 
Lucia E. Merrill. 

Lemuel Potter. 
Emma Davis Merril. 

Lemuel Potter. 
Ella Catlin Miller. 

Timothy Catlin. 
Lucy M. Pritchard. 

Jonathan Massey. 
Josina Gay Simpson. 

Barent Staat Salisbury. 
Ella J. Fisher. 

John Gibson. 

Robert Gibson. 
Lydia E. Vanderburg. 

John Gibson. 

Robert Gibson. 


69869 Miss Malinda Lawton, 

Alden, Iowa. 
72119 Mrs. John McDonald, Jr., 

Eagle Grove, Iowa. 
70310 Miss Lucia E. Merrill, 

Alden, Iowa. 
70309 Mrs. Albert M. Merrill, 

Alden, Iowa. 

69870 Mrs. Wm. B. Miller, 

Alden, Iowa. 

69871 Mrs. Martin Pritchard, 

Alden, Iowa. 

69872 Mrs. George Simpson, 

Alden, Iowa. 
64056 Mrs. S. A. Fisher, 

1010 E. 13th Ave., Suite 1, 

Denver, Colo. 

69873 Mrs. R. B. Vanderburg, 

4973 Wadsworth St., 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Organized October 7, 1907 


Lynn Chevalier Adams. 
Benjamin Ellenwood. 

Jennie E. Beyer. 

William Richart. 
Rose Goble Bradley. 

Capt. Isaac Kellogg. 
Daisy Brown. 

Ebenezer Brown. 

Mary Louise Tilden Brown. 
Josiah Tilden. 

Etta M. Breed Budd. 
Joseph Budd 3d. 

Sun DiaB Chapter 





61974 Mrs. M. J. Adams, 

807 Douglass Ave., 

Ames, Iowa. 
79042 Mrs. Jennie E. Beyer, 

Ames, Iowa. 

61975 Mrs. R. J. Bradley, 

Escondido, Calif. 

61976 Miss Daisy Brown, 

Care Y. W. C. A., 

Detroit, Mich. 
60937 Mrs. Harry F. Brown, 
Kellogg Ave. 

Ames, Iowa. 
61978 Miss Etta Budd, 

804 Kellogg Ave. 

Ames, Iowa 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Sarah M. Breed Budd. 
Isaac Livingstone. 

Lizzie Clark Corbin. 
Joseph Riggs. 

Laura Martin Corbin. 
Joseph Riggs. 

Jennie L. Crosby. 

Zebuion Pike. 
Mary Wilson Crossley. 

Samuel Reed. 

Rosalie C. Kellogg Goble. 
Capt. Isaac Goble Kellogg. 

Katherine Goble Gray. 

Capt. Isaac Kellogg. 
Ella Rebecca Hardin. 

Joseph Riggs. 

Harriette Kellogg. 
Capt. Eliab Farnham. 

Mary McDonald Knapp. 
Ichabod Grummon(d) Jr. 

Theresa Lincoln. 
Seth Lincoln. 

M. Alice Day Marston. 

Abram Van Vleet. 

Serg. Noah Day. 
Elizabeth Moore. 

Col. James Agnew. 

Myrtle McClure Okey. 
William McClure. 

Lura Hubbell Phillips. 

John Hubbell. 
Carrie Pike. 

Zebuion Pike. 


61977 Mrs. J. L. Budd, 

804 Kellogg Ave. 

Ames, Iowa 

57776 Miss Lizzie Clark Corbin, 

829 Douglass Ave., 

Ames, Iowa. 
73300 Miss Laura Martin Corbin, 
1605 12th St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

66158 Mrs. Jennie L. Crosby, 

Ames, Iowa. 
76250 Mrs. B. W. Crossley, 

R. F. D. No. 2, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

61979 Mrs. H. S. Goble, 

Rosehill Poultry Farm, 

Ames, Iowa. 

61980 Mrs. H. W. Gray, 

Columbia, Mo. 

57777 Mrs. L. G. Hardin, 

829 Douglass Ave., 

Ames, Iowa. 

60932 Miss Harriette Kellogg, 

Station A, 

Ames, Iowa. 

60933 Mrs. Herman Knapp, 

Station A, 

Ames, Iowa. 

60934 Miss Theresa Lincoln, 

Boone St., 

Ames, Iowa. 

42919 Mrs. Anson Marston, 
Station A, 

Ames, Iowa. 
68034 Miss Elizabeth Moore, 
Station A, 

Ames, Iowa. 
64572 Mrs. F. M. Okey, 

Station A, 

Ames, Iowa. 

29854 Miss Lura Phillips, 

Ames, Iowa. 

66159 Miss Carrie Pike, 

Ames, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Florence Kirby Potter. 
Abel Horton. 

Dora M. Rice. 

John Hartman. 

Zachariah Rice. 
Florence Nettie Rice. 

John Hartman. 

Zachariah Rice. 
Frances J. Rice. 

John Hartman. 

Zachariah Rice. 
Maud L. Rice. 

John Hartman. 

Zachariah Rice. 
Minnie R. Rice. 

John Hartman. 

Zachariah Rice. 
Harriet N. Beyer Stange. 

William Richart. 
Myra Lee Sylvester. 

John Lee. 
Clara B. Dutton Thompson. 

Edward Wentworth. 

Winifred R. Tilden. 
Josiah Tilden. 

Frederica B. Harley Tuttle. 
Thomas Farrow. 

Hattie E. Brewster Willey. 
Benjamin Cutter. 

Jessie M. Rider Williams. 
Israel Stone. 

national no. ADDRESS. 

64887 Mrs. A. L. Potter, 

702 Clark Ave., 

Ames, Iowa. 

61982 Miss Dora M. Rice, 

719 Story St., 

Ames, Iowa. 

61983 Miss F. Nettie Rice, 

719 Story St., 

Ames, Iowa. 
61981 Mrs. F. J. Rice, 

719 Story St., 

Ames, Iowa. 

61984 Miss Maude L. Rice, 

719 Story St., 

Ames, Iowa. 

61985 Miss Minnie R. Rice, 

719 Story St., 

Ames, Iowa. 
79043 Mrs. C. H. Stange, 

Ames, Iowa. 
76581 Mrs. V. W. Sylvester, 

Ames, Iowa. 
60147 Mrs. A. S. Thompson, 
Station A, 

Ames, Iowa. 
60938 Miss Winifred Tilden, 

915 Douglass Ave., 

Ames, Iowa. 
54266 Mrs. E. C. Tuttle, 

209 Welsh St., 

Ames, Iowa. 
28422 Mrs. F. W. Willey, 
Iowa St., 

Ames, Iowa. 
67566 Mrs. Clyde Williams, 

611 Douglass Ave., 

Ames, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Francis Shaw Chapter 


Organized November 4, 1899. Charter No. 501. 




Eva Mary Byerly. 49905 

George Creanoer, Soldier. 

Private. Penna. Archives, 2d 

Series, Vol. 10, Page 427. 
Elizabeth Buckley. 49056 

John Woodward, Private be- 
longing to Major Ebinezer 

Allen's detachment of Ver- 
mont Militia. 
Ella Thompson Bagley. 29451 

Daniel Kimball and John 

Tenny, 1st Lieutenants, Brad- 
ford Company. Commissioned 

April 3, 1779. 
Mary A. Calkins Chassell. 29452 

Thomas Kinne, of Warthing- 

ton, Mass. Appears with rank 

of Private. Vol. 3, Page 245, 

Muster and Payrolls, Mass. 

Nada Lamb Carpenter. 29452 

Thos. C. Fredericks, enlisted 

Soldier from Penn. 
Lena Hubbell Chamberlain. 29459 

Gideon Peet, Private. 
Harriet A. Cunningham. 29454 

Judah Phelps, Private and 

Fifer in Captain Pittibane's 

Miss Celia Dyer. 34131 

Henry Mudd. 
Mrs. A. E. McCutchen Ellison. 30308 

James Adams, Captain, Penn. 
Eliza Crane Ferguson. 29456 

Captain Ezekial Crane, New 



Miss Eva Mary Byerly, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Buckley, 

Prairieburg, Iowa. 

Mrs. Ella Thompson Bagley, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Mary Calkins Chassell, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. Nada Lamb Carpenter, 

Olin, Iowa. 

Mrs. Lena Hubbell Chamberlain, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss Harriet A. Cunningham, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss Celia Dyer, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. E. McCutchen Ellison, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Eliza Crane Ferguson, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Agnes Dyer Foley. 34132 

Henry Mudd. Maryland line. 

Ida L. B. Glanville. 33303 

John Bassett, Silas Bassett and 

Joseph Bassett, Privates. 
Laura Monroe Gould. 50742 

Mrs. Charlotte Page Hartman. 29844 

John Wight, Private, 

New Hampshire. 
Mary Jane Harvey. 18425 

John Ryan, Private, 

New Jersey. 
Mrs. Lucy Lucina Clark Harvey. 33304 

Stephen Jackson, Private, 

New York State. 
Mrs. Jane Murton Harvey. 33305 

Stephen Jackson, Private, 

New York State. 
Miss Rena Hubbell. 30309 

Gideon Peet, Private, 

Stratford, Conn. 
Mrs. Amanda Hunter. 32063 

David Baldwin, Private, 

Mrs. Laura Hicks Koop. 44291 

William Little, Private, 

Shirley, Mass. 
Mrs. Mary Thompson Ketcham. 29491 

Lieut. Daniel Kimball and 

Elizabeth Tenny, his wife. 

Lieut. John Tenny and Rose 

Chandler, his wife. 

Bradford, Mass. 
Mrs. Cornelia Davis Lamson. 53680 

Capt. Thos. Berry, Captain of 

the 8th Virginia Regiment. 
Mrs. Emogene Saetell Lull. 30310 

John Shovey, Private. 
Mrs. M. A. Hopkins McCarn. 29494 

Simon Page, Private. 
Mrs. Hattie M. McGuire. 34130 

Charles Cushman, Private, 



Mrs. Agnes Dyer Foley, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Ida L. B. Glanville. 

Mrs. Laura Monroe Gould, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Charlotte Page Hartman, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Mary Jane Harvey, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Lucy Lucina Clark Harvey, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Jane Murton Harvey, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Miss Rena Hubbell, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Amanda Hunter, 

South Nadley, Mass. 

Mrs. Laura Hicks Koop, 

Monticello, Iowa. 

Mrs. Mary Thompson Ketcham, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Cornelia Davis Lamson, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Emogene Saetell Lull, 

Chicago, 111. 

Mrs. M. A. Hopkins McCarn, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Hattie M. McGuire, 

Chicago, 111. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 





Mrs. Mary V. Wyncoop Moore. 41794 

Major William Wyncoop, 

New York. 
Mrs. C. L. Niles. 

John Ryan, Private. 

Ruth Burwell Ryan, N. J. 
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Noble. 

Nathan Denison, Sergeant, 

Mrs. Sarah Thompson Osburne. 29466 

Lieut. Daniel Kimball and 

Elizabeth Tenny and Lieut. 

John Tenny, Mass. 
Mrs. Lena M. Scroggs Pitcher. 33306 

John Ryan and Ruth Burwell, 

his wife. 

Private, New Jersey. 
Mrs. Ella Hazard Petcina. 

Enos Clark, Elizabeth Clark. 

Conn. Private. 
Miss M. Annette Page. 

John Wight, Private. 

New Hampshire. 



Mrs. Mary V. Wyncoop Moore, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. C. L. Niles, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Noble, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Sarah Thompson Osburne, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Lena M. Scroggs Pitcher, 
Maiden, Mass. 

Mrs. Ella Hazard Petcina, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss M. Annette Page, 

Princeton, 111. 

Life Members. 

Mrs. Sarah Higby Dutton. 29455 

Capt. Ezeliel Crane and 

Eunice Hayward, N. J. 
Mrs. Theresa Peet Russell. 29468 

Gideon Peet, Senior, Private. 

New York. 
Miss Helen Louise Shaw. 4702 

Capt. Nickols and 

Major Francis Shaw, Jr. 
Miss Mary Louise Dutton. 55180 

Capt. Wra. Nichols. 

Col. Francis Shaw while act- 
ing in the capacitj' of Major 

and Colonel. 
Mrs. Cora Belknap Ramsey. 52589 

Simeon Belknap, Vermont. 
Mrs. Mary Underwood Remlev, 29469 

Privates Pelig Card, Caleb 

Hill, Lieut. Stukley Hill, 

Rhode Island. 

Mrs. Sarah Higby Dutton, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Theresa Peet Russell. 

Miss Helen Louise Shaw, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss Mary Louise Dutton, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Cora Belknap Ramsey, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Mar^- L'nderwood Remley, 
Anamosa, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Miss Bertha Reraley, 33737 

Lieut. Caleb Hill and Peleg 

Card, Private, Rhode Island. 
Mrs. Sarah Ann Sarles, 33307 

John Phillips, Private, Vt. 
Mrs. Jane Meade Sigworth. 29470 

Amosa Harvey, Private. 
Mrs. Margaret Davis Sigworth. 52590 

Capt. Thos. Berry, Virginia. 
Mrs. Ann Harvey Snyder. 49425 

John Ryan, Private, N. J. 
Mrs. Margery A. Soper. 18421 

John Ryan, Private, N. J. 
Mrs. Grace Studley Stevenson. 40815 

Shubeul Dearborn and Daniel 

Kenison, Soldiers, N. J. 
Mrs. Eleanor Strawman, 38297 

John Ryan, Private, N. J. 
Miss Anna Treman. 29846 

William Ward, Soldier, Vt. 
Miss Lucile Ellen Tucker. 49054 

Lemuel Gilbert, Private, 

Miss Margaret Wood. 33308 

Robert Wood, Philadelphia. 
Mrs. Mary H. Washburn. 32064 

Nathan Dudley, rank not 

stated. Connecticut. 
Grace Donell Schoonover. 69224 

Abner Rawson, Member of 

3d Provincial Congress. 
Carrie Applegate Schoonover. 70952 

Frederick Cramer, Capt. 
Elva Dunham Parsons. 68024 

Obadiah Dunham, Private. 
Lorinda Peet Templeman. 68026 

Gidean Peet. 
Estella Booth Jump. 71134 

William Richards, Private. 
Miss Carrie M. Wildey. 68494 

Thomas Wildey, Private. 
Elsa Strawman. 68025 

John Ryan, Private. 
Lena lone Osburne. 68023 

Daniel Kimball, Private. 


Miss Bertha Remley, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Sarah Ann Sarles, 

Monticello, Iowa. 
Mrs. Jane Meade Sigworth, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Margaret Davis Sigworth, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ann Harvey Snyder, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Margery A. Soper, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Grace Studley Stevenson. 

Mrs. Eleanor Strawman, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss Anna Treman, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss Lucile Ellen Tucker, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Miss Margaret Wood, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mary H. Washburn, 

Maine, N. J. 

Mrs. Geo. Schoonover, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Mrs. Avert Schoonover, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Dr. Harry Parsons, 

City not stated. 
Mrs. Jas. A. Templeman, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. H. Jump, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Miss Carrie M. Wildey, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Miss Elsa Strawman, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 
Miss Lena lone Osburne, 

Anamosa, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Ida Louise Osburne, 68022 Miss Ida Louise Osburne, 

Daniel Kimball, Private. Anamosa, Iowa. 

Agnes Remley. Not given Miss Agnes Remley, 

Caleb Hill, Lieut. Anamosa, Iowa. 

Honorary Members. 

Mrs. W. S. Benton. 

2312 Blaisdell Ave., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
Mrs. Gertrude Herrich Cowan Died March, 1908. 


Mrs. Daisy Hileman Sigworth. 
Mrs. Gladys Sigworth Hull. 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
Boone, Iowa. 

Daniel Boone Cbat^ter 

Organized March 4, 1904. 

Regent, MRS. J. H. GRAHAM. 


Charter No. 634. 


Luella Bates Ballou. 

Abraham Bates. 
Mary Bates Blackman. 

Sarah Currier Barron. 

Asa B, Currier. 
Nannie Hull Barnes. 

George Doherty. 
Emma Jean Carr Bates. 

Benjamin Carr. 
Luella Parke Crooks. 

Samuel McCall. 
Parmelia Saunders Crooks. 

Peter Mcintosh. 
Racheal Tallman Clever. 

Benjamin Tallman. 
Olive Stevens Damon. 

Grace Give Dougherty. 
John Coombs. 

national no. ADDRESS, 

36160 Mrs. C. T. Ballou. 

Boone, Iowa. 
45740 Mrs. T. Blackman, 

Stuart, Iowa. 
45737 Mrs. H. S. Barron, 

Boone, Iowa. 
23135 Mrs. C. W. Barnes, 

Boone, Iowa. 

46244 Mrs. J. W. Bates, 

Boone, Iowa. 
31411 Mrs. J. S. Crooks, 

Boone, Iowa. 
46670 Mrs. W. H. Crooks, 

Boone, Iowa. 

46245 Mrs. AI. Clever, 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
30755 Mrs. P. E. Damon, 

Boone, Iowa. 
47632 Mrs. E. P. Dougherty, 

Boone, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Luella Wagner Eads. 

Davis Parks. 
Mary Bowman Eddy. 

Henry Lebo. 
Jane Brenton Ellis. 

James Brenton. 
Grace Crooks Ewing. 

Peter Mcintosh. 
Alice Tallman Graham- 
Benjamin Tallman. 
Edna Coombs Gove. 

John Coombs. 
Aibina Dyer Gallup. 

James Dyer. 
Lucy Saunders Graves. 

Peter Mcintosh. 
Almeda Brenton Harpel. 

James Brenton. 
Kate Stevens Harpel. 

Eliphalet Kellogg. 
Nellie Harvey. 

Squire Boone. 
Elizabeth Salada Hawes. 

Jacob Reiner. 
Katherine E. Hollingsworth. 

Amazrah Griswold. 
Belle Le Geo. Hull, 

Jeremiah Dudley. 
Lydia Thompson Harmon. 

John Thompson. 
Mary Wylie Holcomb. 

Ebenezer Buek. 
Ora Tallman Hoon. 

Benjamin Tallman. 
Lillian Hull Hastetter. 

George Dougherty. 
Clara Tallman IngersoU. 

Benjamin Tallman. 
Lucy Ingersoll. 

Benjamin Tallman. 
Rosa Harmon Johnson. 

John Thompson. 
Annetta Sterns Joyce. 
Ida McColl Kenerson. 

Samuel McColl. 


61962 Mrs. J. H. Eads, 





Chas. Eddy, 





C. J. Ellis, 


S. D. 



Will Ewing, 

Des Moines, 




J. H. Graham, 





G. S. Gove, 





W. H. Gallup, 





A. A. Graves, 

Des Moines, 




Geo. Harpel, 





L. V. Harpel, 





Nellie Harvey, 





P. L. Hawes, 





Frank Hollingsworth, 





Wayne Hull, 





Dewey Harmon, 





W. 0. Holcomb, 





Wm. Hoon, 

Jewell Junction, 




J. J. Hastetter, 





J. B. Ingersoll, 





Lucy Ingersoll, 


, Iowa 



Frank Johnson, 




Annetta Sterns Joyce. 



Joseph Kenerson, 



Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Elsie Draper Lawrence. 

Nathan Hoyt. 
Adalaide S. L'lommediere 

Peter Mcintosh. 
Elizabeth Saunders Luther. 

Peter Mcintosh. 
Lottie Myers Loekard. 
Louise Minehan McCain. 

John Sibley. 

Elish Putnam. 
Olive Parks Myers. 

Samuel McColl. 
Belle Joyce Myers. 
Winifred Parker McMechan. 

John Holyoke. 
Pearl Harvey McNeil. 

Squire Boone. 
Anna Marae Peters. 

Phineas Woolworth. 
Mable Brown Rogers. 

Caleb Arnold. 
Olive Lucas Ullson. 

Phineas Woolworth. 
Evelyn Parks Wagner. 

Samuel McColl. 
Nora Brown Wayne. 

Caleb Arnold. 
Edna Boone Williams. 

Squire Boone. 
Mary Capps Yeager. 

Squire Boone. 
Emma Wood. 

Samuel Wood. 
Rowena Edson Stevens. 

Anna Wilson Standley. 

John Jacob Miller. 
Ada Salada Shadle. 

Jacob Reiner. 
Hattie Childs Stevens. 

Noah Moulton. 
Cora Bowman Temple. 

Henry Lebo. 


64884 Elsie Draper Lawrence. 

46673 Mrs. I. M. L'lommediere, 

Boone, Iowa. 

46674 Mrs. French Luther, 

Luther, Iowa. 
73684 Mrs. Lottie Myers Loekard. 
49897 Mrs. A. C. McCain, 

Boone, Iowa. 

45741 Mrs. Austin Myers, 

Boone, Iowa. 
73683 Mrs. Belle Joyce Myers. 
65176 Mrs. Jas. McMechan, 

Boone, Iowa. 
61964 Mrs. Pearl M. McNeil. 

51833 Mrs. E. D. Peters, 

Boone, Iowa. 

52575 Mrs. L. E. Rogers, 

Boone, Iowa. 
50735 Olive Lucas Ullson, 

Boone, Iowa. 
35259 Mrs. Wm. Wagner, 

Boone, Iowa. 

61966 Mrs. Ed Wayne, 

Boone, Iowa. 

61967 Edna Boone Williams, 

Madrid, Iowa. 
64037 Mrs. W. H. Yeager, 

Boone, Iowa. 

27580 Mrs. J. L. Stevens, 

Boone, Iowa. 
67567 Mrs. H. E. Standley, 

Boone, Iowa. 
48454 Mrs. W. J. Shadle. 

51834 Mrs. C. F. Stevens, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

52576 Mrs. J. J. Temple, 

Boone, Iowa. 

300 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

De Sbon Chapter 


Organized April 21, 1900. Charter No. 502. 

Regent, MRS. A. J. BARKLEY. 



Miss Effie Schuneman. 
Jonathan Wheelock. 

Miss Margaret Read Hughes. 
Samuel Augustus Barker. 

Hattie Mae Mather Laidley. 

Hezekiah Van Dorn. 
Minnie A. Dryer Doud. 

David Leonard. 

Ida May Read Hughes. 
Samuel Augustus Barker. 

Miss Justina M. Whitehead. 
Onesimus Whitehead. 

Miss Maude Maria Ensign. 
Gideon Deming. 

Kittie Smullen Ensign. 
James Brown. 

Addle J. McFarland. 
Dr. Joseph Jarvis. 

Lizzie H. Wells. 
Dr. Joseph Jarvis. 

Nettie Mcintosh Wahl. 
Peter Mcintosh. 

Miss Julia Evalyn Capps. 
Jesse Woodrough. 

Mabel Huntley Clark. 
Benjamin Fenn. 


55662 Miss Effie Schuneman, 
518 8th St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
70306 Miss Margaret Read Hughes, 
206 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
69504 Mrs. W. G. Laidley, 

Pilot Mound, Iowa. 

29856 Mrs. Ell H. Doud, 

1407 Farwell Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 

29857 Mrs. E. E. Hughes, 

206 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
61968 Miss Justina M. Whitehead, 
1427 27th St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
63482 Miss Maude Maria Ensign, 
321 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
64885 Mrs. Kittle Ensign, 

321 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 

64568 Mrs. Addle McFarland, 

515 Boone St., 

Boone, Iowa. 

64569 Mrs. C. H. Wells, 

Nob Hill, 

Boone, Iowa. 
35260 Mrs. Nettle Mcintosh Wahl, 
1417 W. Sixth St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
53677 Miss Julia Evalyn Capps, 
426 Lama St. 

Boone, Iowa. 
52579 Mrs. Mabel Clark, 

Ames, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Lucy Canfield Schuneman. 

Thomas Canfield. 
Mary Stone Noyes Shurtz. 

Josiah Griswold. 

Mrs. Alta B. Hall. 

Nicholas Hall. 
Dora Reno Mason. 

Sampson Piersoll. 

Martha Belle Houghton. 
James Davidson. 

Florence June Freeman. 
Thomas Freeman. 

Miss Elva Francis Huntley. 

Benjamin Fenn. 
Miss Kathryn Putnam. 

Thomas Putnam. 

Miss Garcia Pearl Moss. 
James Davidson. 

Miss Mary L. Rice. 

Major Thomas Cogswell. 

Lucy Wright Huntley. 

Benjamin Fenn. 
Mary May Harris Long. 

Peter Mcintosh. 
Miss Katherine Caufield. 

Thomas Caufield. 

Miss Anna Marion Bibbs. 
John Coggeshall. 

Maria Cole Bibbs. 
John Coggeshall. 

Miss Sarah French Bibbs. 
John Coggeshall. 

Mary Bush Chandler. 
Joseph Osgood. 


55661 Mrs. E. J. Schuneman, 

Newton, Iowa. 
48464 Mrs. Wm. R. Shurtz, 
208 W. 3d St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
58296 Mrs. Alta B. Hall, 

Eureka Springs, Ark. 
60919 Mrs. O. H. L. Mason, 
719 Greene St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
56251 Mrs. Harry Houghton, 

923 Thirteenth St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
59756 Miss Florence Freeman, 
1528 2d Ave., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
53174 Miss Elva Francis Huntley, 

Juneau, Alaska. 
55179 Miss Kathryn Putnam, 
203 Fairview Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
54252 Miss Garcia Pearl Moss, 
921 Thirteenth St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
52581 Miss Mary L. Rice, 

719 Greene St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
52580 Mrs. Lucy Wright Huntley, 

Ogden, Iowa. 
56250 Mrs. Mary M. Long, 

South Auburn, Neb. 
55660 Miss Katherine Caufield, 
902 W. 2d St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
62987 Miss Anna Marion Bibbs, 
312 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
53173 Mrs. P. S. Bibbs, 

312 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
71778 Miss Sarah French Bibbs, 
312 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
53678 Mrs. E. E. Chandler, 

Boone, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Flora E. Spencer Barkley. 58837 Mrs. A. J. Barkley, 

George Beaver. 

Clyte Zadelia Kneeland Wells. 49902 

John Waldron. 
Mary C. Snodgrass Burnett. 39027 

Samuel Dudley. 

Zoe Marie Kneeland Sherman. 47638 

John Waldron. 
Elsie L. Deering McDowell. 42899 

Peter Crocker. 
Miranda Lane Bryant. 36697 

Jesse Lane. 

Miss Grace Aimee Reid. 45734 

Enoch Reed and Phebe Peck. 

John Wood. 
Miss Nellie Francis Hudson. 46241 

Joseph Kellogg. 
Ruth Beautrix Gehr Fox. 47637 

Lieut. George Griswold. 

Capt. Jonah Gillette. 

Noah Griswold, Jr. 
Miss Lula Colborn Feigley. 

Robert Colborn. 

Eva Simpson Farrow Needham. 

Jesse Woodrough. 
Martha Emily Clift Deering. 

Peter Crocker. 

Mary Farrow Capps. 

Jesse Woodrough. 
Miss Judith Judson Snell. 

Joseph Snell. 

Mary Louise Bonnard Crary. 

John Tilton. 

Nathaniel McDowell. 
Mary E. McDowell Bonnard. 38464 

John Tilton. 

Nathaniel McDowell. 
Lavinia Wheeler Ford Clark. 59755 

Samuel Wheeler. 

326 Boone St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. H. Wells, 

Austin, 111. 
Mrs. J. B. Burnett, 

505 11th St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. B. Sherman, 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Percy McDowell, 

Ashland, Ohio. 
Mrs. H. F. Bryant, 

325 Linn St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
Miss Grace Aimee Reid, 

Fort Pierre, S. D. 

Miss Nellie Francis Hudson, 

Eldora, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. E. Fox, 

504 S. Boone St., 

Boone, Iowa. 



Lula Colborn Feigley, 
1515 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 



W. B. Needham, 

Santa Monica, Cal. 



A. A. Deering, 
405 Marshall St., 

Boone, Iowa. 



F. S. Capps, 

Boone, Iowa. 



Judith Judson Snell, 
711 Crawford St., 

Boone, Iowa. 



S. A. Crary, 

Mayfield, Calif. 

Mrs. M. E. Bonnard, 

1022 Greene St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. W. Clark, 

Bellingham, Wash. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Miss Lavinia Clark. 

Samuel Wheeler. 
Mary E. Andrews. 

Phineas Bell. 

Dr. Jos. Moffett. 

Katherine Champlin Stauger. 

William Champlin, Sr. 

Colonel Joseph Champlin. 
Floretta E. Rice Hull. 

Amos Jencks. 

Jonathan Jencks. 

Lewis Morris. 
Augusta D. Carlisle Paine. 

Gen. Gurdon Saltonstall. 

Winthrop Saltonstall. 

Capt. Daniel De Shon, Sr. 

Daniel Hawthorn. 

Simon Forresster. 
Miss Louise Rowe. 

Joshua Woodman. 

Mrs. Ora Thompson Bradshaw. 
Zebulon Parke. 

Helen Harkness Ashford. 

Helen May Bonnard. 

Winnina Brownson. 

Miss Ubah M. Capps. 

Lucy Otis Chapin. 
Robert Otis. 


30756 Miss Lavinia Clark, 

Ames, Iowa. 

30753 Mrs. J. H. Andrews, 
405 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
28954 Mrs. George Henry Stauger, 
606 Benton St., 

Boone, Iowa. 
21061 Mrs. Floretta Rice Hull, 
1023 5th St., 

Boone, Iowa. 

15424 Mrs. Free L. Paine, 

1219 Story St., 

Boone, Iowa. 

51218 Miss Louise Rowe, 

321 Boone St., . 

Boone, Iowa. 

48463 Mrs. Ora Thompson Bradshaw, 

Ogden, Iowa. 

79646 Mrs. T. L. Ashford, 

Boone, Iowa. 

75872 Helen May Bonnard, 

Boone, Iowa. 

75873 Winnina Brownson, 

Boone, Iowa. 

75874 Miss Ubah M. Capps, 

Boone, Iowa. 
56252 Mrs. Geo. N. Chapin, 

Miles City, Mont. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Stars and Stripes Chapter 


Organized April 1, 1897. Charter No. 330. 

Regent, MRS. G. A. CHILGREN. 



Harriet Eloise Alexander. 
Timothy Holabird, Jr. 

Eleanor Chrisiance Barhydt. 
Albert Alexander Vedder. 

Nannie R. Ball Baughman. 

Col. Surges Ball. 

Charles Washington. 

Moore Fauntleroy. 

Charles Mortimer. 

George Mason. 
Belle Monfort Bernard. 

Col. Elisha Sheppard. 

Florence S. Burt. 

Capt. George Gordon. 

Capt. Wm. McGaw. 

John Wallace. 

Patrick Sigerson. 
Anna Bradford. 

John Austin. 

Mira Lucretia Blake. 
John Rock. 

Caroline I. Bartlett. 

Lieut. Samuel Benjamin. 

Alice B. Carpenter. 

Capt. Nathaniel Wales. 

Pocahontas Carper. 
Daniel Reeves. 

Anna D. Mauro Copp. 
Capt. John Stanford. 




Mrs. C. L. Alexander, 

914 University Place, 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. W. Barhydt, 

420 Iowa St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
1261 Mrs. J. S. Baughman, 

523 Division St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 

23830 Mrs. E. L. Bernard, 

700 No. Oak St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
21484 Mrs. Nathan J. Burt, 
424 North St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 

66157 Miss Anna Bradford, 

511 Division St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
62999 Miss Mira L. Blake, 

113 S. Woodlawn Ave., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
23383 Mrs. W. H. Bartlett, 

550 S. Central Ave. 

Burlington, Iowa. 
16106 Mrs. Edwin H. Carpenter, 
830 No. Sixth St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
57036 Mrs. M. L. Carper, 

608 Starr Ave., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
28959 Mrs. Albert J. Copp, 

608 Starr Ave., 

Burlington, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Catherine McNeal Chittenden. 
John McNeal. 

Lucy Dewey Chilgren. 

James Webster. 

John Dewey. 

Capt. Jonathan Danforth, Jr. 

Pelatiah Marsh. 

Nathaniel Whitney. 
Augusta Parker Daniels. 

Benjamin Ellemwood. 

Mary E. Merrill Foote. 
Stephen Wells. 

Edna Uhler Oilman. 
Sherman Babcock. 

Mary F. Berry Oilman. 
Joshua Berry. 

Josephine Oilman Orimes. 
Nathan Carr. 

Julia Parker Orimes. 
Nathan Carr. 

Emma A. K. Hicks. 

Matthew Kan. 
Julia H. Orton Jordan. 

Azariah Orton. 

Joseph Hungerford. 
Jessica Childs Jones. 

Solomon Parsons. 

Edna Morgan Jones. 
John Morgan. 

Samantha Katherine Johnson. 
Capt. John Conover. 

Edith Ferguson LaForce. 
Joshua Parker. 


16105 Mrs. W. H. Chittenden, 
711 No. 7th St. 

Burlington, Iowa. 
59324 Mrs. O. A. Chilgren, 

902 University Place, 

Burlington, Iowa. 



Samuel Daniels, 
709 Foster St., 





John O. Foote, 
722 No. 6th St., 





W. F. Gillman, 
909 So. Sixth St., 





Herman H. Oilman, 
909 So. Sixth St., 





Josephine O. Orimes, 

Rural Route, 





Julia P. Orimes, 
Rural Route, 





Oeo. W. Hicks, 





H. Clay Jordan, 
1015 No. Fifth St., 





Seymour H. Jones, 
1032 No. Fifth St., 





Roland Jones, 
811 Main St., 

Le Mars, 




R. W. Johnson, 
914 No. Eighth St., 





F. E. LaForce, 
935 No. Fourth St., 




Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Lydia Belle Lyon. 3i6701 

Benjamin Lyon. 

Effie Frances Lahee. 23384 

George House. 

Alice Louise Little. 18444 

Fifer Ezekiel Jones. 

Drummer Eliphaz Jones. 
Harriet Lane. 18442 

Caleb Wright. 

Martha Lane. 18443 

Caleb Wright. 

Harriet Cheesebrough McClun. 39572 
Capt. Thos. Cheesebrough. 

Jane Bernard Mercer. 27573 

Daniel Kingsbury. 

Simeon Conant. 

Nathaniel Kingsbury. 

Thomas Wellington. 

Nathan Barnard. 

Joseph Miller. 

James Walker. 
Abbie MacFlynn. 16734 

Isaac Levi. 

Charlotte MacFlynn. 16733 

Isaac Levi. 

Ella J. Eisenhart Overholt. 61972 

Virginia McCord Peasley. 24632 

Charles Warfield. 

Gertrude M. Overholt Rogers. 61973 
Frederick Myers. 

Cora Lillian Rand. 21982 

Michael Higgins. 

Carrie E. Robbins. 19157 

Corp. Nathan Taylor. 
John Taylor. 


Miss Lydia B. Lyon, 

414 High St., 

Burlington, Iowa, 
Miss Effie F. Lahee, 

831 No. Fifth St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. J. Little, 

515 So. Tenth St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Miss Harriet Lane, 

201 So. Woodlawn Ave., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Miss Martha Lane, 

1411 Fourth St. N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. C. B. McClun, 

826 No. Third St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Mrs. John M. Mercer, 

918 No. Eighth St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 

Miss Abbie MacFlynn, 
Prospect Hill, 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Miss Charlotte MacFlynn, 
Prospect Hill, 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. Overholt, 

Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. Daniel W. Peasley, 
408 High St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ralph Overholt, 

3814 Calumet Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. Chas. W. Rand, 

2619 Wilshire Blvd., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Miss Carrie E. Robbins, 
722 Lewis St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Florence E. Robbins. 

Corp. Nathan Taylor. 

John Taylor. 
Antoinette M. Stannton. 

Henry Allen. 
Annie Ogden Stewart. 

John Baker. 

Annie E. Stewart. 
Obadiah Valentine. 

Genevieve Clark Schreckengast 
John Clarke. 

Harriet C. Swiler. 
Joseph Chandler. 

Carrie J. Tucker. 

James Jones. 

Samuel Bostwick. 
Caroline C. Turner. 

Capt. Andrew Englis. 

Ida Barlow Uhler. 
Sherman Babcock. 

Lucia Blake Wilson. 
John Rock.- 

Cate Gilbert Wells. 

Stephen Wells. 

Josiah Copp. 
Minerva A. Williams. 

Stephen Williams. 
Sarah M. Wilkinson. 

John McNeal. 

Mary E. Bradford Young. 
John Austin. 

Helen Anna Young. 
John Austin. 

Cynthia M. White Sheetz. 

national no. address. 

19158 Miss Florence E. Robbins, 
722 Lewis St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
52400 Mrs. Benjamin Stanton, 

Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 
60921 Mrs. O. E. Stewart, 

412 North St., 
» Burlington, Iowa. 

72124 Mrs. Geo. Stewart, 

316 So. Gunnison St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
67573 Mrs. Isaac Schreckengast, 
421 Court St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
43515 Mrs. J. W. Swiler, 

1800 River St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
17476 Miss Carrie J. Tucker, 

Roseville, III. 

44300 Mrs. Edward G. Turner, 

305 So. Central Ave., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
54712 Mrs. J. A. Uhler, 

207 Marietta St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
63000 Mrs. Harold J. Wilson, 

902 University Place, 

Burlington, Iowa, 
20951 Mrs. Cate G. Wells, 

910 W. Jefferson St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
41275 Miss Minerva A. Williams, 

Boise, Idaho. 
16109 Mrs. Thomas Wilkinson, 
715 High St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
66156 Mrs. D. C. Young, 

511 Division St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
66155 Miss Helen A. Young, 
511 Division St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 
53682 Mrs. W. L. Sheetz, 

824 No. Third St., 

Burlington, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Priscilla Jllden ehaptcr 


Organized April 16, 1904. Charter No. 643. 

• Regent, MRS. E. M. LEFFINGWELL. 

signature and ancestor. 
Ruth Olivia Culbertson. 

Josiah Wood, Jr. 
Mary Wood Culbertson. 

Lieut. Col. Robt. Culbertson. 
Mrs. Etta Belle Culbertson. 

Capt. Caleb Farley. 
Julia Bogart Moorehouse. 

Peter Rinnan. 
Mary E. B. Moorehouse. 

Peter Rinnan. 
Lois B. Rowland. 

James Bangs. 
Elizabeth M. Leffingwell Snook 

Job Packard. 
Edith Leffingwell Snook. 

Job Packard. 









Anna Temple Quinn. 


Elihu Marvin. 

Mary Makepeace Morris. 


William Makepeace. 

Abbie Judkins Russell. 


Gen. Henry Butler. 

Isabella Fisk. 

Rebecca Frost Daniel. 


Samuel Delavan. 

Helen Coburn Howell. 


Eleazer Coburn. 

Florence Bowen Pickens. 


Henry Bowen. 

Mabel Bowen Boardman. 


Henry Bowen. 

Mira E. Chubbuck. 


Oliver Ellsworth. 

Katherine R. Maze. 


Col. David Jamison. 

Mrs. Susan A. Bowman Hoyt. 


Walter Bowman. 

no. address. 

Mrs. R. O. Culbertson, 

Worland, Wyoming. 
Mrs. L. W. Culbertson, 

Worland, Wyoming. 
Mrs. E. B. Culbertson, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Miss J. B. Moorehouse, 

Glidden, Iowa. 
Mrs. M. E. B. Moorehouse, 

Glidden, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. B. Rowland, 

Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. E. M. Leffingwell Snook, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. D. Snook, 

619 West St., 

Grinnell, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. T. Quinn, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Miss Mary M. Morris, 

Atlantic, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. J. Russell, 

Carroll, Iowa. 

Mrs. R. F. Daniel, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. C. Howell, 

Worland, Wyoming. 
Mrs. F. B. Pickens, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Mrs. M. B. Boardman, 

Okrele, Okla. 
Mrs. Mira E. Chubbuck, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Mrs. K. R. Maze, 

Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. S. A. Hoyt, 

Carroll, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. national no. address. 

Mrs. Beryl Anna Hoyt Spinney. 47650 Mrs. B. H. Spinney, 

Walter Bowman. Carroll, Iowa. 

Mrs. Rose R. C. Waldron. Mrs. Rose R. C. Waldron, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Mrs. Hannah Temple. Mrs. Hannah Temple, 

Carroll, Iowa. 
Mrs. Cornelius A. Voris. Mrs. Cornelius A. Voris, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Emma E. Worster. Mrs. Emma E. Worster, 

Blairstown, Iowa. 

Black f^awk CbapUr 

Organized January 13, 1906. Regent, MRS. E. C. MILLER. 



Susan Harriet N. Hamilton. 
Capt. John Newcomb. 

Elizabeth St. John T. Bruce. 

Henry Morrill. 
Mary Caldwell Dougherty. 

The Rev. James Caldwell. 
Laura Shryock Falkler. 

W^illiam Lewis. 
Mattie Pauline Fargo. 

Joseph Churchill. 
May Eugenia Foote. 

William Shattuck. 
Allene Dunham Folsom. 

Thomas Jewett. 

Benjamin Morgan. 
Olive Baldwin Fuller. 

Samuel Baldwin, Captain. 

Stephen Paine, Sergeant. 

Rufus Butts. 
Oda R. Fuller. 

Samuel Baldwin, Captain. 

Stephen Paine, Sergeant. 

Rufus Butts. 


72831 Mrs. W. W. Hamilton, 
1117 Clay St., 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
70786 Mrs. H. M. Bruce, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53665 Miss Mary Dougherty, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53666 Miss Laura Falkler, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
44815 Miss Mattie P. Fargo, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
54249 Miss May E. Foote, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
64883 Miss Allene D. Folsom, 

Boise, Idaho. 

51853 Mrs. J. M. Fuller, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

70304 Miss Oda R. Fuller, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Iva May Huntley. 

Silas Peck. 

Simon Fobes. 
Ida Martin Harris. 

Samuel Martin. 

George Reed. 

John Reed. 

Andrew Everett. 
Sarah Catherine Jarnagin. 

John Heminger. 
Amelia S. Kerr. 

David Kerr. 
Kate Sawyer Miller. 

Nathaniel Pierce. 

Jonathan Bliss, Jr. 

Jonathan Bliss 3d. 
Kate Matilda Merchant. 

Jonathan Scott. 

Obadiah Dunham, M. D. 
Alma White McMahon. 

Ebenezer Cheney. 
Lucy E. Plummer. 

Thomas Jewett. 
Clara Elsie Sawyer. 

Nathaniel Pierce. 

Jonathan Bliss, Jr. 

Jonathan Bliss 3d. 
Emma Sheffer Sawyer. 

John SheflFer. 

Charlotte Allene Spicer. 

Thomas Jewett. 
Mary Orrill Stuart. 

Robert Stuart, Captain. 

Timothy Blodgett. 

John Haskell. 

Hon. Phillips White. 

Stephen Chandler. 
Millicent Warriner. 

Cornelius Doty, Captain. 
Florence Griffith Walters. 

Abraham Griffith. 


64035 Miss Iva M. Huntley, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53667 Mrs. R. Harris, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

57021 Mrs. J. W. Jarnagin, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53668 Miss Amelia Kerr, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53669 Mrs. E. Grant Miller, 

1109 Tremont St., 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

65174 Miss Kate Merchant, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

27995 Mrs. Alma McMahon, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

54250 Miss Lucy Plummer, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53670 Miss Clara Sawyer, 

503 W. Twelfth St., 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53672 Mrs. H. W. Sawyer, 

R. F. D. 2, 

Wapato, Wash. 

53673 Miss Charlotte Spicer, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53671 Miss Mary Stuart, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

53674 Miss Millicent Warriner, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
68798 Mrs. G. W. Walters, 

2313 Walnut St., 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


eedar Tails Cbai^tcr 

Organized December 8, 1900. 

Regent, MRS. M. M. WALKER. 


Charter No. 526. 


Cornelia Livingstone Bryant. 


Col. Peter R. Livingstone. 

Miriam Woolson Brooks. 


Nehemiah Batchellor. 

Anna Aisley Burr. 


Ebenezer Higgins. 

Liila Sheffer Burr. 


John Sheffer. 

Edith C. Buck. 


Capt. Samuel Buck. 

Anna Gertrude Childs. 


Capt. Elisha Childs. ' 

Thomas Lyon. 

William Skinner. 

Phineas Walker. 

Emma Ridley Colgrove. 


Daniel Ridley. 

Julia E. Curtis. 


Joshua A. Abbott. 

Anna Barstow Dugane. 


Joseph Barstow. 

Lillian G. Goodwin. 


Col. John Bagley. 

Col. Farant Putnam. 

Jessie Snyder Hazlett. 


Alexander Cameron. 

Lanie Schermerhorn Memenway. 


Paul Hammond. 

Myrta Hoagland. 


Derrick Hoagland. 

Mary Hoagland. 


Derrick Hoagland. 

Helen Garrison Hunt. 


Ephriam Garrison. 

Harriette Seward Hurd. 


Col. Nathan Seward. 

Emma Curtis Hurd. 


Joshua A. Abbott. 


Mrs. W. A. Bryant, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. Miriam W. Brooks, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. J. Burr, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. N. Burr, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Miss Edith Buck, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Miss Gertrude Childs, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

Mrs. C. P. Colgrove, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Miss Julia Curtis, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. A. Dugane, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Miss Lillian Goodwin, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

Mrs. Chas. Hazlett, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. C. Hemenway, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa 
Miss Myrta Hoagland, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Miss Mary Hoagland, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. C. Hunt, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. N. Hurd, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
xMrs. W. H. Hurd, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Vesta Call Miller. 

Asa Call. 
Julia Abbott Miller. 

Merrick Hitchcock. 
Mary Eva Miller. 

Merrick Hitchcock. 
Mary Chapman Page. 

Daniel Brainard. 
Emma Stuart Parish. 

Capt. Robt. Stuart. 

Timithoy Blodgett. 

Phillips White. 

John Haskell. 

Steven Chandler. 
Luva Phillips. 

Lieut. John Hubbell. 

Lieut. Fletcher Prudden. 

Jacob Hise. 
Julia Sawyer Pierce. 

Capt. Peter Martin. 
Julia Robinson Robinson. 

Joseph Robinson. 
Mary Cameron Snyder. 

Alexander Cameron. 
Etta Suplee. 

Peter Suplee. 
Mary Stevens Thornton. 

Alexander Oliver. 
Henrietta Thornton. 

Alexander Thornton. 
Marian McFarland Walker. 

Col. Daniel McFarland. 

Serg. Noah Cook. 

Lieut. N. Batchellor. 
Emma Sullivan Wise. 

Samuel Todd. 

Hannamiah Brooks. 
Harriet Wilber Wilson. 

Peter Mower. 


Adeline Currier. 

John Boody. 
Flora Crosby Harris. 

Capt. Peter Martin. 
Lois Wood Hubbell. 

John W. Kysor. 


35068 Mrs. F. B Miller, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

66604 Mrs. Julia Miller, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

66605 Miss Eva Miller, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
29855 Mrs, A. C. Page, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
48480 Mrs. L. W. Parish, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

29854 Miss Luva Phillips, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

12643 Mrs. F. D. Pierce, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
6171 Mrs. L. O. Robinson, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
40306 Mrs. E. A. Snyder, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
35067 Miss Etta Suplee, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
59752 Mrs. M. E. Thornton, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
73630 Miss Henrietta Thornton, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
17986 Mrs. Marion McF. Walker, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

35253 Mrs. C. H. Wise, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

34129 Mrs. E. Wilson, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Resident Members. 

27249 Miss Adeline Currier, 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
31419 Mrs. Chas. B. Harris, 

Portland, Ore. 
27576 Mrs. L. W. Hubbell, 

Madison, Wis. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Frances Hubbell. 

Wolcott Hubbell. 

Jesse Lyman. 
Olive McClure Markley. 

Lieut. David McClure. 
Phylana Luther Mitchell. 

Theophelus Luther. 
Lucy Mitchell. 

Theophelus Luther. 
Mary Jenks Nims. 

Jeremiah Jenks. 
Georgia Smeallie Nims. 

Capt. Elisha Benedict. 
Ellen Thayer Wick. 

Reuben Thayer. 
Lizzie Scales Williams. 

Henry Foster. 

national no. address. 

27250 Miss Frances Hubbell, 

Madison, Wis. 

26405 Mrs. Fred Markley, 

Portland, Ore. 

41792 Mrs. P. L. Mitchell, 

Charles City, Iowa. 

41793 Miss Lucy Mitchell, 

Charles City, Iowa. 
42136 Mrs. Mary E. Nims, 

Oshkosh, Wis. 
34128 Mrs. C. H. Nims, 

Oshkosh, Wis. 
37656 Mrs. Ellen Wick, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
28429 Mrs. H. E. Williams, 

Ackley, Iowa. 

Dr. Samuel Crosby Cbai^ter 


Organized April 16, 1910. 



signature and ancestor. 
Margaret Crosby Needles. 
Dr. Samuel Crosby. 

Bessie Lewis Haynes. 
John Haynes. 

Cora Wentworth. 
Caleb Wentworth. 

Rebecka Jane Walker. 

Connolly McSedden. 
Mary Eliza Wooden. 

Moses Miller. 

Pearl Parker. 
Joseph Upton Parker. 

Alice M. Harvey-Bon. 

national no. address. 

60939 Mrs. G. W. Needles, 

614 No. Ninth St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
61189 Miss Bess Haynes, 

403 E. Washington St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
66162 Miss Cora Wentworth, 
No. Main St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
68039 Mrs. James Walker, 

Moulton, Iowa. 
72123 Mrs. A. E. Wooden, 

107 E. Washington St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
72339 Miss Pearl Parker, 
R. F. D. 

Numa, Iowa. 
70792 Mrs. Carl Bon, 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Cornelius Atkinson. 

Halle Wilson. 
Samuel Reed. 

Eliza Mitchell. 

Samuel Reed. 
Clara D. Hanson. 

Ephriem Litchfield. 

Lois A. Lennington. 
Mathew Hammond. 

Ethel Kirby Greenleaf. 
William Arbuckle. 

Tina Gilcrist. 
Benj. Parsons. 

Hortense Van Buskirk. 
Goodman Noble. 


So. Main St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
72832 Miss Halle Wilson, 

312 E. Washington St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
74138 Mrs. Albert Mitchell, 

Cincinnati, Iowa. 
74770 Mrs. L. J. Hanson, 

Cor. Madison and 7th Sts., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
75719 Mrs. James Lennington, 
So. Twentieth St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
78294 Mrs. T. L. Greenleaf, 

405 E. Fifteenth St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
59198 Miss Tina Gilcrist, 

403 E. Maple St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 
80751 Mrs. Frank Van Buskirk, 
310 N. Fifteenth St., 

Centerville, Iowa. 

Jlsbley ebapter 


Organized January 7, 1897. Charter No. 668. 




Laura Wear Walker. 

Elijah Wear, 

Margaret Balcom Sailor. 

Henry Balcom, 

Margaret E. Jacobs Dawley. 

Cornelius Jacobs, 

New York. 
Ellen C. M. Harwood. 

Capt. Nathan Watkins, 








Mrs. Laura W. Walker, 
701 Second Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Margaret B. Sailor, 
843 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Frank F. Dawley, 
1110 First Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. W. Harwood, 

1015 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Mary Kenall Fuller. 

William Leaycraft, 

New York. 
Matilda Herrick Jamison. 

Robert Earl, 

New York. 
Ida Lamb Austin. 

Thomas C. Fredericks, 

Eunice A. Glass Madison. 

Israel Stone, 

Helen Thompson Armstrong. 

Jonathan Town, 

Jennie Iowa Peet Berry, 

Gideon Peet, 

Helena Van Vleck. 

Ebenezer Patrick, 

New York. 
Harriet Van Vleck. 

Ebenezer Patrick, 

New York. 
Edith Smith. 

Charles Campbell, 

Annette Harwood Warriner. 

Nathan W^atkins, 

Lillian Donnan Rosemond. 

Roger Ross. 
Mary G. Kennedy. 

Ebenezer Patrick, 

New York. 
Harriett A. Boyce. 

Samuel Short. 

Mattie Fisher Lownsberry. 

Daniel Fisher, 

Lillie Shaver Wilcox. 

Daniel Newell, 

















Miss Mary Kenall Fuller, 
1342 B Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. W. Jamison, 

1444 Second Ave. 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Frank E. Austin, 

1542 Bever Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Charles P. Madison, 
1408 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, 
1500 Bever Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. A. Berry, 

527 Sixth Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Helena Van Vleck, 

546^ So. Howe St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Harriet Van Vleck, 

546H So. Howe St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Miss Edith Smith, 

1314 Second Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. T. R. Warriner, 

1011 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Charles A. Rosemond, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Miss Mary G. Kennedy, 

217 Fifth Ave. West, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Miss Harriet A. Boyce, 

1300 Second Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. D. Lownsberry, 
1527 A Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Lillie S. Wilcox, 

5100 Chabune Ave., 

St. Louis, Mo. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Carrie Belle Hallett. 

James Caswell, 

Nev? York. 
Mabel Nicholas Hughes. 

Capt. Ephraim Carpenter, 

Ella R. McKee. 

Lieut. James Guthrie, 

Sylvia Mansfield Deacon. 

Samuel Mansfield, 

Carrie Evans Messer. 

Thomas Evans, 

New Hampshire. 
Delia E. Rider. 

Israel Stone, 

Fannie Gardner Winter. 

Hezekiah Martin, Serg., 

Katherine F. Barnes. 

Timothy Hibbard, 

Lillian Miles Fisher. 

Jeremiah Prescott, 

New Hampshire. 
Bertha Pratt. 

Lieut. John Hopkins, 

Henrietta Reigart Stone. 

David Jenkins, 

Marjorie Hall Gadd. 

Johnathan Hall, 

Mary Isabel Glass Murphy. 

Israel Stone, 

Ella Aristine Ferguson. 

Elkanah Bangs, 

Jessie Walter McKee. 

Adam Bellinger, 

New York. 


50730 Mrs. F. F. Hallett, 

1021 Second Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

50731 Mrs. John Hughes, 

1040 Fifth Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

50732 Mrs. Nathaniel P. McKee, 

626 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

57019 Mrs. Chas. J. Deacon, 

1025 First Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

57020 Mrs. John Perley Messer, 

601 First Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

57768 Mrs. J. M. Rider, 

116 No. Eleventh St., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

57769 Mrs. Walter S. Winter, 

Marion, Iowa. 

58291 Mrs. Katherine F. Barnes, 

Pasadena, Cal. 

58292 Mrs. F. W. Fisher, 

113 So. Sixth St., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
58752 Miss Bertha Pratt, 

1936 B Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
58890 Mrs. Henry M. Stone, 
1515 A Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
58750 Mrs. Geo. T. Gadd, 

1281 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
59751 Mrs. Mary I. G. Murphy, 
Box 363, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
60293 Mrs. Henry V. Ferguson, 
706 Second Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
60915 W. T. McKee, 

412 No. Denver Ave., 

Hastings, Neb. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Caroline Bell Gellatly. 

Samuel French, Jr., 

Mary W. Doolittle. 

Joshua Remington, 

Ruby Adkisson Hargraves. 

Isaiah Haskinson, 

Lura E. B. Smith. 

Abraham Brown, 

Edith B. Conn. 

Benjamin Waldron, 

New York. 
Alma B. Reedy. 

James Brenkerhoff, 

Hallie A. Hall. 

David Andress, 

Lucy Deacon Good. 

Samuel Mansfield, 

Robertine Sherman. 

Thomas Leland. 

Roxena Butterfield. 
Robert Butterfield, 
New Hampshire. 

national no. address. 

47634 Mrs. H. C. Gellatly, 
1705 B Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
45746 Mrs. Harry H. Doolittle, 
1937 B Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

68796 Mrs. H. S. Hargraves, 

St. Paul, Minn. 

68797 Mrs. Sidney Smith, 

University Station, 

Seattle, Wash. 
69503 Mrs, Andrew H. Conn, 

214 Fourth Ave. West, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
70470 Mrs. Winfred Meil Reedy, 
3108 First Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
71130 Miss Hallie A. Hall, 

Oldham, 8. D. 

71129 Mrs. James W. Good, 
1905 B Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
71773 Mrs. Ernest A. Sherman, 
1036 Third Ave., 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
66596 Miss Roxena Butterfield, 

Mitchell, S. D. 

Old Cbirtecn Chapter 


Organized June 5, 1896, 

Charter No. 270. 


signature and ancestor. 
Margaret Hallam Brown. 
Richard Brown, Private. 

Dora Brown Custer. 

Richard Brown, Private. 


59241 Miss Margaret H. Brown, 
605 W. Ashland Ave., 

Indianola, Iowa. 
35267 Mrs. Stanton B. Custer, 

Chariton, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Anna Gibbon Copeland. 10461 

John Gibbon, Vol. Soldier. 

Edward Keasbey, Patriot, 

Member of Colonial Congress 

and Committee of Safety. 

Furman Mulford, Private. 
Minnie Warren Dungan. 10459 

Levi Dungan, Private. 

Wm. McFarren, Ensign. 

John Scott, Commissary. 
Chole Dysart. 73298 

John Dysert, Serg. 
Laura R. Gibbon. 11S15 

John Gibbon, Vol. Soldier. 

Edward Keasbey, Patriot, 

Member of Colonial Congress 

and Committee of Safety. 
Sarah Cunningham Goodrich. 13323 

Nathaniel Cunningham, 

Margaret R. Gray. 17479 

Francis VVylie, Private. 
Lillian Gray Howard. 13322 

Andrew Dillman, Private. 

Francis Wylie, Private. 
Beatrice Leonard. 73299 

Thomas Nathaniel Leonard. 
Daisy Gaskill Hooper. 55668 

Johnathan Ayars, Member of 

Provincial Congress for N. J. 
Ruth McNeill Major. 37661 

Samuel Baker, Private. 
Anna Louise Mallory. 16110 

David Ogden, Private. 

Joseph Ogden, Minute Man. 
Josephine Mallory. 53181 

Richard Henderson, 

Dorothy McCollough. 68029 

Furman Mulford, Private. 

John Gibbon, Vol. Soldier, 

Edward Keasbey, Patriot, 

Member of Colonial Congress 

and Committee of Safety. 
Jessie May Mclntyre. 49913 

David Plimpton- P^-ivate 


Mrs. J. C. Copeland, 

306 Grand Ave. So., 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Miss Minnie W. Dungan, 
3221 Aldrich Ave. So., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Miss Chole Dysart, 

F'^irfield, Iowa. 
Mrs. V^^illiam H. Gibbon, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Mrs. Sarah C. Goodrich, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Mrs. A. D. Gray, 

Chariton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. E. Howard, 

203 So. Twelfth St., 

Chariton, Iowa. 
Miss Beatrice Leonard, 

Creston, Iowa. 
Mrs. T. M. Hooper, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Mrs. Joseph Major, Jr., 

Harristown, 111. 
Mrs. H. S. Mallory, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Miss Josephine Mallory, 
508 So. Birch St., 

Creston, Iowa. 
Miss Dorothy McCullough, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Miss Jessie M. Mclntyre, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Kate Waddell Penick. 57033 

Robert McCormick, Private. 
Gertrude Brown Smith. 59242 

Richard Brown, Private. 
Lola Bernice Steele. 72642 

William Arbuckle, Private. 
Sarah Walker Stuart. 62997 

Major Daniel Brown, 

Commissary of N. J. Militia. 
May Josephine Swift. 62998 

Samuel Pickerill, Private and 

Jessie Mallory Thayer. 8137 

Richard Henderson, Teamster. 

Joseph Ogden, Minute Man. 

David Ogden, Private. 
Emily Irene Waddell. 69861 

Robert McCormick, Private 
Hettie Lewis Wilson. 49059 

Elijah Copeland, Private. 
Laura E. Woodward. 42657 

Adam Christ, Private. 


Mrs. W. B. Penick, 

Chariton, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. C. Smith, 

Lohrville, Iowa. 
Miss Lola B. Steele, 

Chariton, Iowa. 
Mrs. T. M. Stuart, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Miss Josephine Swift, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Mrs. Jessie M. Thayer, 

Chariton, Iowa. 

Miss Irene Waddell, 

Chariton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mortimer Wilson, 

Lincoln, Neb. 
Mrs. Laura E. Woodward, 
524 W. Third St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Clinton e^hapUv 


Organized January 10, 1895. 


Charter No. 124. 


Abbie Cadh Mahim. 

Daniel Lamfrey, Private. 

Ezra Johnson, Private. 

Simon Lane, Private, 

New Hampshire. 
Ella May Olney. 

Col. Ezra May, 

Valena M. Aukuny. 

Lemuel Perrin, Private, 



national no. 



Mrs. Frank W. Mahim, 

Nottingham, England. 

7114 Mrs. A. R. Olney, 

Chicago, HI. 

7125 Mrs. Valena M. Aukuny, 
Sixth Avenue, 

Clinton, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Mollie Aukuny Lamb Young. 

Lemuel Perrin, Private, 

Helen Valina Scott Seaman. 

Lemuel Perrin, Private, 

Elizabeth Jane Scott. 

Lemuel Perrin, Private, 

Elizabeth Gardiner Eastman. 

Cornelius Genwig, Private, 

New Jersey. 
Lillian Lee Allen. 

John Loomis, Private, Conn. 

Stephen Johnson, Private, 


Timothy Lee, Private, Conn. 

Phineas Blbdgett, Private, 


George Cooley, Private, Mass 

Lieut. Samuel Smith, Conn. 

Mrs. Celeste Ware Ellis. 

David Bevier, Adjt., 

New York. 
Augusta Lamb Ware. 

David Bevier, Adjt., 

New York. 
Henrietta Smith Lamb. 

Edward Gray, Private, 

New York. 
Clara Augusta Lamb McCoy. 

Edward Gray, New York, 

David Bevier, N^w York. 
Nina Laura Norman. 

Capt. Ezra Lunt, Mass. 
Edna Denison Blackwell. 

Elisha Hall, Private, Conn. 

Daniel Denison, Serg., N. Y. 
Mary Pomeroy Ware. 

William Harvey, Private, 

New York. 
Hattie Swan Cadle. 

Perrigreene Buck, Private, 

New York. 








Mrs. E. A. Young, 

Clinton, Iowa. 

Mrs. H. W. Seaman, 

512 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. J. Scott, 

512 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Lauren C. Eastman, 
338 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. W. Allen, 

320 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton. Iowa. 








Mrs. Frank W. Ellis, 

318 Sixth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Augusta L. Ware, 
318 Sixth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Artemus Lamb, 

402 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Russell B. McCoy, 
Breezy Point, 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Miss Nina L. Norman, 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Edna Denison Blackwell. 

Mrs. Fred E. Ware, 

438 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Hattie Swan Cadle. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Jennie Smith Bevier. 

Edward Gray, Private, 

New York. 
Nancy Hosford Curtis. 

Aaron Hosford, Private, 

Frances Conger McCoy. 

Miles Powell, Lieut. Col., 


Seth Wheeler, Private, 

Ettie Lewis Curtis. 

Ebenezer Boyd, Captain, 

New York. 
Grace Ann Huston Smith. 

John Huston, Captain, 

Frances Coan Hayes. 

Daniel Stone, Private, 

Ida Whalen Armstrong. 

Abel Whalen, Lieut., 

New York. 
Mary Alice Welles Coan. 

Josiah Griswold, Private, 

Winifred Elizabeth Jackson. 

Silas Seward, Musician, 

Frances Sophia Wilcox Curtis 

Thomas Clarke, Private, 


Reuben Wilcox, Private, 

Frances Rebecca Benson. 

William Allen, Lieut., Pa. 

Andrew Rogers, Private, Pa. 

Capt. Timothy Greene, 

Private, Pa. 
Alice Mullett Blunt. 

Lieut. Samuel Piper, 

New Hampshire. 
Genevieve Rowena Conant. 

Col. Nathaniel Martin, 

Rhode Island. 












Mrs. Wm. G. Bevier, 
238 Sixth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. F. Curtis, 

413 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. R. McCoy, 

439 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

Mrs. Geo. M. Curtis, 

414 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Alfred C. Smith, 
427 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Walter I. Hayes, 
Sixth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. E. Armstrong, 
335 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Wm. F. Coan, 

324 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. John Jackson, 

516 Seventh Are., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Mrs. G. Lewis Curtis, 
402 Sixth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

18450 Miss Frances R. Benson, 
430 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

18452 Mrs. Arthur W. Blunt, 

323 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

18453 Mrs. A. J. Conant, 

410 Seventh Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Valeris Harding Mullett. 

Lieut. Samuel Piper, 

New Hampshire. 
Marie Aylsworth McCoy. 

Abner Webb, Private, Conn. 
Maude Thayer John. 

Daniel Safford, 

Helen Dixon Phelps. 

Thomas Dixon, Private, 

New York. 
Delia Payne Thayer. 

Daniel Safford, 

Anna Bedford Howat Howes. 

Abner Fairchild, Captain, 

New Jersey. 
Mrs. Emil N. Nagel. 

Col. John Patton, 

Julia Hutchinson Musser. 

Samuel Hutchinson, Corporal, 

New Hampshire. 
Sylvia Frances Conger. 

Seth Wheeler, Private, Vt. 

Miles Powell, Lieut. Col., 

Hannah Putnam Goodwin. 

John Bailey, Lieut. Col., Mass. 

Tarrant Putnam, Lieut. Adjt. 
Carrie Black Bostwick. 

Nathan Sawtell, Private, 

Jessie G. Charlton. 

Gains Allison, Private, Pa. 

George Clark, Private, Pa. 
Gertrude Mansfield Cole. 

Consider Law, Private, Conn. 
Minnie Olds Fay. 

Silas Sternes, Private, 

Birdie Anna Chase. 

John Hager, Private. 

Jonas Vrooman, Private. 

Joost Zeh, Private, 

New York. 





E. R. Mullett, 
323 Fifth Ave., 





Wm. J. McCoy. 



Milo J. John, 
410 Seventh Ave., 





Geo. B. Phelps, 
Tenth Ave., 





E. H. Thayer, 
416 Seventh Ave., 





E. M. Howes, 
Fifth Ave. 





E. N. Nagel, 
Fifth St., 





Peter Musser, 



31401 Miss Sylvia F. Conger, 

439 Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

31402 Mrs. Corning E. Goodwin, 

734 Stockholm St., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
32851 Mrs. O. P. Bostwick, 
Eighth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
34615 Mrs. Thomas B. Charlton, 
Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
35257 Mrs. A. O. Cole, 

Lyons, Iowa. 
47633 Mrs. Clarence A. Fay, 
Fourth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
48455 Mrs. Charles W. Chase, 
Fifth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolutiok 



Marianna Young. 

Capt. Joel Pratt, 

New York. 
Mary Brother Towle. 

Capt. Joel Pratt, 

New York. 
Adaline Sargent Moffett. 

Phineas Sargent, Corporal, 


Dr. Joseph Moffatt, Patriot, 


national no. 




Miss Marianna Young, 
Sixth Ave., 

Mrs. P. S. Towle, 

302 Sixth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 
Miss Adaline S. Moffett, 
Fourth Ave., 

Clinton, Iowa. 

eouncil Bluffs ebapt^r 


Organized January 26, 1897. Charter No. 358. 



signature and ancestor. 
Ann Eliza Webber Aikins. 

Capt. Joseph Powell. 
Lucy Josephine Loring Annis. 

Capt. Glode Requa, Jr. 

Francis Moon Duffy Arthur. 
William Wall. 

Genevieve Holcomb Baldwin. 

Caleb Baldwin. 
Laura P. Baldwin. 

Caleb Baldwin. 

George Harris. 
Lilla Holcomb Baldwin. 

Samuel Gorton. 
Eliza Bard Baumeister. 

Richard Bard. 
Alma Colville Bender. 

Daniel Cole. 

Abner Holcombe. 

Ebenezer Cole. 

John Holbrook. 

Thomas Loveland. 

Timothy Wheeler. 

Aaron Wilbur. 


73635 Mrs. Henry D. Aikins, 

Winterset, Iowa. 

72636 Mrs. Albert D. Annis, 

226 Bluff St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
58294 Mrs. H, J. Arthur, 

227 W. Warren Ave., 

Cripple Creek, Colo. 
28087 Miss Genevieve H. Baldwin, 

Omaha, Neb. 
19153 Miss Laura P. Baldwin, 

Omaha, Neb. 

28086 Mrs. John N. Baldwin, 

Omaha, Neb. 

72637 Mrs. C. F. Baumeister, 

Panama, Iowa. 
30748 Mrs. Victor E. Bender, 

Springfield, III. 


Iowa Daughters of the American- Revolution 


June E. Mosher Boiler. 

Samuel Ransom. 

George Palmer Ransom. 
Caroline E. Bowman. 

Col. Nathan Denison. 
Angelina Rockwell Brinsmaid. 

Lieut. Francis D. Gory. 

Elinor Gartrell Brown. 
Nathan Musgrove. 

Sophie Hyndshaw Bushnell. 

James Hyndshaw. 

Silas Condict. 

Abija Cutler. 

Thomas Lee. 

Col. Ellis Cook. 

Christopher Walker. 

Lieut. Samuel Day. 

James Cook. 
Florence Search Campbell. 

Abial Fellows. 
Ida Fitch Chambers. 

Mathew Fitch, Jr. 

Mary Putnam Denny. 
James Lemen, Sr. 


61959 Mrs. Chester D. Boiler, 

Walnut, Iowa. 

15532 Miss Caroline Bowman, 

Amblar, Pa. 
52577 Miss Angelina R. Brinsmaid, 
810 Third Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
59753 Miss Elinor G. Brown, 
724 First Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
19758 Mrs. Drayton Wilson Bushnell, 
127 Bluff St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Ellen A. Lemen Denny. 



James Lemen, Sr. 

Joseph Ogle. 

Bessie Lee Harkness DeVol. 



Capt. John Ensign. 

Mary Estelle DeVol. 



William Winchell. 

Dan Winchell. 

Charlotte E. Pile Dickey. 



William Snodgrass 

Caroline Louise Dodge. 



John Pingree. 

2d Lieut. Phineas Dodge. 

Clara Adele Dohany. 



Capt. Elijah Starr. 

Gertrude Goss Dryden. 
Lieut. John Goss. 

25205 Mrs. Chas. Post Campbell, 

Shickshinny, Pa. 
44286 Mrs. Hamline J. Chambers, 
813 6th Ave., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
65029 Miss Mary P. Denny, 

"Christian Home," 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
W. K. Denny, 
'Christian Home," 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Paul Clyde DeVol, 

Battle Creek, Mich. 
Mary E. DeVol, 
332 Willow Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Chas. Dickey, 

Columbus, Neb. 
Caroline L. Dodge, 
"The Orchards," 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Adele Dohany, 
408 Taggart St., 

Portland, Ore. 
70305 Miss Gertrude G. Dryden, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Susan L. Patterson Dudley. 
Col. Nathan Denison. 

Mary F. D. Peabody Edwards, 
Asa Peabody. 

Isabel Patterson Etnyre. 
Col. Nathan Denison. 

Mary Leonard Everett. 
Rev. Abie! Leonard. 


25206 Mrs. Wm. H. Dudley, 

504 So. Sixth St., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 
30749 Mrs. Richard W. Edwards, 
1221 East xMadison St., 

Portland, Ore. 
15533 Mrs. Samuel L. Etnyre, 

303 N. Second St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
19759 Mrs. Horace Everett, 

810 Second Ave., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 


Mary Moore Frederickson. 



Richard Bard. 

Frances Moon Fisher. 



William Moon. 

Harriet Williams Gray. 



Martin Dewey. 

Mary V. Pile Gray. 67251 Mrs. 

William Snodgrass. 

Lulu Van Brunt Hancock. 55175 Mrs. 

Anan Hall. 

Nannie Moore Hardin. 48456 Miss 

John Hardin. 

Hattie Fuller Slead Harle. 27565 Mrs. 

Andrew Kirkpatrick. 

Daniel Slead. 
Josephine Wood Harle. 22674 Mrs. 

Sergt. Samuel Wood. 

Rachel Fisher Harmon. 33299 Mrs. 

Jacob Wei rich. 

Shirley Worrell Harrison. 56248 Mrs. 

Major Samuel McConnell. 

Clara Bebbington Hart. 37259 Mrs. 

John Dorland. 

Walter E. Frederickson, 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Benjamin C. Fisher, 

Silvan Springs, Ark. 
Harriet W. Gray, 
3538 Twenty-first St., 

San Francisco, Cal. 
L. A. Gray, 

322 Frank St., 

Council Bluflfs, Iowa. 
J. C. Hancock (Dr.), 
2315 Dewey Ave., 

Omaha, Neb. 
Nannie M. Hardin, 
903 Fifth Ave., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 
C. M. Harle, 
624 Oakland Ave., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 
H. D. Harle, 
639 Fifth Ave., 

Council BluflFs, lovv-a. 
Rachel F. Harmon, 
112 Fourth St., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 
Thos. Q. Harrison, 
Elm and Frank Sts., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 
Ernest Eldred Hart, 
525 Third St., 

Council BluflFs, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Cora Ethel Harle Hattenhauer. 
Sergt. Samuel Wood. 

Ella Smith Hendricks. 

William Dilts. 
Elizabeth R. G. Hendrickson. 

Richard Hayes. 
Elizabeth Walker Hyndshaw. 

Christopher Walker. 

Julia Dohany Keeline. 
Elijah Starr. 

Mary Claybrook Owen Key. 
James Key. 

Eliza Webber Aikins Lemen. 

Joseph Powell, Chaplain. 
Mary Miller Macrae. 

Lieut. John Daniel Miller. 

Margaret Dohany Maurer. 
Capt. Elijah Starr. 

Zoe Hill Mayne. 

Capt. William Pierce. 

Clara Phelps McConnel. 
Robert McComb. 

Charlotte McCuskey. 
Peter Bugh. 

Emily J. Bugh McCuskey. 

Peter Bugh. 
Francis Boyer McPherson. 

George Martin. 
Eva Canfield Metcalf. 

Nathaniel Read. 

Lieut. Col. Samuel Canfield. 

Amasa Read. 

Thomas Canfield. 

Capt. Stephen Calkins. 

Prince Allen. 





H. C. Hattenhauer, 
639 Fifth Ave., 

Council Bluffs, 




Ira F. Hendricks, 





Wm. Hendrickson, 





Silas C. Hyndshaw, 
127 Bluff St., 

Council Bluffs, 




Wm. S. Keeline, 
331 Glenn Ave., 

Council Bluffs, 




Mary Claybrook 0. Key, 

238 So. Seventh St 


Council Bluffs, 




Horace Roscoe Lemen, 

Council Bluffs, 




Donald Macrae, Jr. 
809 Fifth Ave., 


Council Bluffs, 




William A. Maurer, 
831 Second Ave., 

Council Bluffs, 




George Mayne, 
Turley Glenn, 

Council Bluffs, 




William E. McConnel, 

215 Turley Ave., 

Council Bluffs, 



Dr. ( 

Charlotte McCluskey, 
619 First Ave., 

Council Bluffs, 




H. C. McCuskey, 





Smith McPherson, 

Red Oak, 




Thomas Metcalf, 


Council Bluffs, 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. national no. 

Dora Chase Congdon Mehlhop. 72639 
Capt. Isaac Tomlinson. 

Lettie Dodge Montgomery. 25207 

2d Lieut. John Pingree. 

Capt. and Gen. Simon 


Phineas Dodge. 

Col. Joseph Kinney. 
Mary Catherine Moore. 70556 

Richard Bard. . 
Helen F. Moore. 55177 

Don Carlos Brigham. 
Elizabeth L. McC. Morrison. 44287 

Peter Bugh. 

Emma L. Kridler Mosher. 61960 

George Palmer Ransom. 

Capt. Samuel Ransom. 
Emma Ewing Burke Mudge. 70787 

Ensign Alexander Ewing. 

Susan A. Wood Ostrander. 25637 

David Wood. 
Eleanor Montgomery Parker. 35256 

Phineas Dodge. 

Capt. and Gen. Simon 


2d Lieut. John Pingree. 

Col. Joseph Ninney. 
Emma S. Jennes Parmelee. 47636 

William Sedgwick. 

Anna Baldwin Phelps. 25208 

Caleb Baldwin. 

Serg. George Harris. 
Mittie Mansfield Pile. 56249 

William Snodgrass. 

Mrs. John Mehlhop, Jr., 
Grand Hotel, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Mrs. R. E. Montgomery, 
605 Third St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Mrs. John P. Moore, 

Wiota, Iowa. 

Mrs. B. J. Moore, 

Dunlap, Iowa. 
Mrs. Page E. Morrison, 
619 First Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Orris Mosher, 

Walnut, Iowa. 

Mrs. Alden O. Mudge, 
338 Broadway, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. James H. Ostrander, 

Glenwood, Iowa. 
Mrs. Grenville Parker, 
15 Wall St., 

New York City. 

Mrs. Chas. D. Parmelee, 
911 Second Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. George Phelps, 

702 First Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Miss Mittie M. Pile, 

332 Frank St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Delia Paulina Metcalf Pinney. 40308 

Amasa Read. 

Thomas Canfield. 

Lieut. Col. Samuel Canfield. 

Nathaniel Read. 

Prince Allen. 

Capt. Stephen Calkins. 

Capt. Thomas Abbie. 

Amos Beard. 

Ensign Nathaniel Chapin. 

Thomas Metcalf. 

Sergt. Samuel Metcalf. 
Bessie Elma Rasmussen. 60294 

Capt. Abraham Andrews. 

William Kimball. 
Zoe Melissa Brown Ross. 17482 

Col. Daniel McFarland. 

May Myrtle Search. 25209 

Abiel Fellows. 
Martha P. Shephard. 58295 

Christopher Walker. 
Annie Laurie Shiley. 51836 

2d Major Casper Yost, 
Maud Caroline Smith. 66153 

Quartermaster John Kennedy. 

Elias Clapp. 

Fifer Luke Roberts. 
Sarah E. Ruttan Smith. 69223 

Elias Clapp. 

Henry Clapp. 
Emma Van Brunt Southard. 40309 

Anan Hall. 

Laura Agnes Sullivan. 73681 

Michal Kern. 

William Sloan. 
Kate W. Spangler. 46240 

Martin Dewey. 
Elizabeth Howard Squire. 48457 

Capt. Eliphaz Hunt. 

William Howard. 
Elizabeth Squire. 27245 

William Howard. 

Capt. Eliphaz Hunt. 


Mrs. H. H. Pinney, 

Llewellyn Oaks, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Mrs. C. A. Rasmussen, 

Atlantic, Iowa. 

Mrs. Lewis William Ross, 
617 Willow Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Miss Mary M. Search, 

Shickshinny, Pa. 
Mrs. Lenox B. Shephard, 

Arlington, Neb. 
Miss Annie Laurie Shiley, 

Missouri Valley, Iowa. 
Miss Maud C. Smith, 

717 First Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Mrs. Edgar C. Smith, 
717 First Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. William A. Southard, 
219 Bluff St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. J. Sullivan, 

432 So. First St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Jerome C. Spangler, 

Walnut, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. Wilson Squire, 
203 Story St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Miss Elizabeth Squire, 
203 Story St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Florence Goflf Denny Stephan. 

James Lemen, Sr. 
Frances Kane Beach Stewart. 

Ebenezer Cummings. 

Sarah Isabella Cory Stewart. 

Benjamin Sayre. 

David Cory. 
Ada Swann. 

Sergt. James Evans. 

Elsie Pusley Tinley. 
Capt. John Brown. 

Lucy Shaw Williams Tinley. 
Col. Jonathan Shaw. 

Adah Sargent Van Brunt. 
Sergt. Moses Sargent. 

Tillie M. Van Brunt. 
James Emerson. 

Mary Rockwell VanDerveer. 
Corporal John Hoyt. 

Lora E. Loomis Wadsworth. 
Sergt. Samuel Pierson. 

Edyth Thomas Wallace. 
Caleb Thomas. 

Ethel Louise Watson. 
Lieut. Josiah Davis. 

Carrie Moon Wheeler. 
William Wall. 

Ella Wirt. 

Ephriam Blain. 

James Blain. 

Col. James Patterson. 
Aimee Brown Beatty. 

Lieut. James Collier. 

national no. 



Mrs. Walter F. Stephan, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. Test Stewart, 
525 So. Seventh St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Joel L. Stewart, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

44483 Miss Ada Swann, 

1654 W. Beach, 

Biloxi, Miss. 

49416 Mrs. Emmet Tinley, 

353 Willow Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
42288 Mrs. Mathew Adrian Tinley, 
919 Sixth Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
49052 Mrs. Harry L. Van Brunt, 
311 Willow Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
39934 Mrs. Henry H. Van Brunt, 
203 Bluff St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
60916 Mrs. Marvin C. VanDerveer, 
220 No. Second St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
36198 Mrs. John G. Wadsworth, 
114 So. Sixth St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
52578 Mrs. Robt. Bruce Wallace, 
185 Turley Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

49417 Miss Ethel Watson. 

Ill Washington Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

49418 Mrs. Sidney D. Wheeler, 

216 Morningside Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
19155 Miss Ella Wirt, 

716 Willow Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

80311 Mrs. A. S. Beatty, 

815 Seventh Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

•ssHsaav 'on ivnouvn 

Marian L. Black. 77093 

John Ritchie. 
Rachel Leslie Boyce Carson. 77094 

Josiah Burton. 

Ethyl Thomas Damon. 24615 

Caleb Thomas. 

Lulu M. Smith Francis. 77497 

William Dilts. 

Margaret C. Fuller. 76247 

Christopher Walker. 
Carrie C. Rice Jackson. 80312 

Col. Thomas Converse. 

Lillie Hammond McDanieL 80313 

Ebenezer Slocura. 

Mary G. Hazelton Orcutt. 79699 

Edward Dearborn. 

Mary Norton Rice. 79826 

Col. Thomas Converse. 

Rose Hammond Rice. 80314 

Ebenezer Slocura. 

•a01S3DNV QNV aaaiVNOis 

Ethel Lemen Smith. 


James Lemen. 

Ethel 0. Tubbs. 


Ensign Luther Opdyke. 

Susan Lockwood Dodge. 


Richard Lockwood. 

Mae Rice Holmes. 


George Goodhue. 

Stella E. McClure. 


Levi Fuller. 

Mabel Pratt Schoeretyer. 


John Post. 

Nan Martin Stillman. 


William Martin. 

Lottie Wickham. 


Thomas Royal. 

Miss Marian L. Black, 

Malvern, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. Carson, 

505 Franklin Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa, 
Mrs. Edson S. Damon, 

127 So. Eighth St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Richard C. Francis, 
412 So. Ninth St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Lawson M. Fuller, 

Moline, 111. 
Mrs. Andrew M. Jackson, 
128 Fourth St., 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. McDaniel, 

625 Fifth Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Louis E. Orcutt, 

4601 Florence Blvd., 

Omaha, Neb. 
Miss Mary N. Rice, 

128 Fourth St., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Dr. Rose Hammond Rice, 
719 Sixth Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Sidney Smith, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ray Burney Tubbs, 
545 Willow Ave., 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Nathan P. Dodge, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Guy A. Holmes, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Marcus P. McClure, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Edward P. Schoeretyer, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. Walter S. Stillman, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. George Wickham, 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

lianiial) Caldwell £bapter 



Organized January 18, 1897. Charter No. 310. 

signature and ancestor. national no. address. 

Mrs. R. M. Abbott, 

1026 Brady St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 

Caroline Courtwright Abbott. 
Julia Cook Ash. 

Clara Isabelle Poole Baker. 

Mrs. W. A. Blair. 

Lucy Murphy Boynton. 

Lydia Francis Weaver Brady. 

Susie Harris Brown. 

Ella Burrows Brown. 

Olive Burrows. 
Nannie Butcher. 

Virginia Davis Chambers. 

Catherine Comingor Daniel. 

Viola Butcher Dinsmore. 

Mrs. Frank Dodge. 

Mrs. William K. Ash, 

1512 Harrison St., 
Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mrs. G. T. Baker, 

1514 Farnam St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. A. Blair, 

224 E. Twelfth St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Eugene W. Boynton, 
7 Walling Court, 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. W. Brady, 

1102 E. River St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. M. T. Brown, 

1708 Grand Ave., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. H. Brown, 

512 East St., 

lola, Kan. 
Miss Olive Burrows, 

Wilton Junction, Iowa. 
Miss Nannie Butcher, 

159 W. Fifty-sixth St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. Walter L. Chambers, 
626 Perry St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. A. Daniel, 

737 E. Fourteenth St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Viola Dinsmore, 

159 W. Fifty-sixth St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. Frank Dodge, 

Salt Lake City. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 
national no. 



Mary Butterworth Gallagher. 

Mary B. Grubb. 

Mabel Martin Hall. 

Emily Spraker Hamilton. 

Frances E. McAllister Harrison. 

Frances Dickman Hills. 

Jeanette Kiser. 

Addie Merrill Lee. 
Jennie Gilliland Mankwr. 

Martha Earhart Melville. 

Emma F. Merrill. 

Sarah Buck Swazey Morrison. 

M. Elizabeth Moore. 

Anna Belle Mason Nott. 

Martha Farr Nutting. 

Maria Purdy Peck. 


Mrs. Celinda Parker Dutton, 

Wheatland, Iowa. 
Mrs. Charles A. Gallagher, 

Maquoketa, Iowa. 
Miss Mary B. Grubb, 

Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Mrs. Edward H. Hall, 
210 College Ave., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Earl W. Hamilton, 
Clinton Place, 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. H. Harrison, 

1711 Grand Ave., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. R. H. Hills, 

43 No. Beacon St., 

Hartford, Conn. 
Miss Kiser, 

1104 Perry St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Wm. Lee, 

De Witt, Iowa. 
Mrs. James L. Manker, 
1936 Grand Ave., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Martha E. Melville, 
409 E. Fourteenth St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Miss Emma F. Merrill, 

De Witt, Iowa. 
Mrs. Theodore N. Morrison, 
1112 Brady St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. R. Moore, 

1630 Rock Island St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Robert H. Nott, 

120 Kirkwood Blvd., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. R. Nutting, 

1312 River St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. M. P. Peck, 

Oak Terrace, 

Davenport, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 
national no. 



Mrs. S. W. Pierce. 

Minnie Dixon Pinkerton. 
Elizabeth Duncan Putnam. 
Frances May Dodge Raguei. 
Maud Weaver Rhoades. 
Harriet McCuIlough Spencer. 

Florence Van Patten Swiney. 

Carrie Emma Brady Tagge. 

Hannah C. McC. Torbert. 
Genevieve Tucker. 

Jessie Peck Vollmer. 

Anna Lowry Waterman. 

Abbie Chace Kelly Wallace 

Nancy Cable Wylie. 

Betsy Drake Young. 

Mrs. S. W. Pierce, 

1012 Brady St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J, G. Pinkerton, 

No. 5, Iowa Circle, 

Washington, D. C. 
Miss Elizabeth D. Putnam, 
2013 Brady St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Conde Raguet, 
Box 242, 

El Paso, Texas. 
Mrs. Thomas C. Rhoades, 
2249 W. Thirtieth St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Harriet McCuIlough Spencer, 
Manhattan Hotel, 
Eighth and Woodland Ave,. 

Kansas City, Mo. 
Mrs. T. O. Swiney, 

1300 Ripley St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Carrie Tagge, 

410 W. First St., 

Madison, Ind. 
Mrs. J. L. Torbert, 

Syracuse, N. Y, 
Dr. Genevieve Tucker, 
Argyle Flats, 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Henry Vollmer, 
Oak Terrace, 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. M. Waterman, 

616 Kirkwood Blvd., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Arthur S. Wallace, 
402 E. Fourteenth St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. S. Wylie, 

Kemper Hall, 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. B. Young. 

422 E. Fourteenth St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 

334 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Denison Chapter 


Organized July 5, 1904. Charter No. 651. 

Regent, MRS. W. W. FERGUSON. 


signature and ancestor. 

Elva Bell Bond. 

Capt. Edward Seagraves. 
Lulu Howorth. 

Elisha Goodrich. 
Ethel Trythena Miller. 

Capt. Samuel Baldwin. 
Lessie M. Marshall. 

Matthew Lyon. 
Bernice H. Osborne. 

Col. Robt. Culbertson. 
Margaret King Kincaid. 

Matthew Lyon. 
Agnes King. 

Mathew Lyon. 
Helen M. Cassady. 

Henry McHenry. 
Minnie M. M. Ferguson. 

George Mitchell. 
Elizabeth Olive Patterson. 

John Harris. 
Mae A. H. Hayes. 

Robert Hayes. 
Fanny B. Hayes. 

Robert Hayes. 
Helen L. Hayes. 

Robert Hayes. 
Grace C. Jensen. 

Col. Benjamin Hutchins. 
Alice Rebecca Boyle. 

Johnathan Jones. 
Marie S. Kuhn Burch. 

Adam Simon Kuhn. 
Edna Goodspeed Laub. 

Samuel Stone. 
Mary Louisa Kuhn Young. 

Adam Simon Kuhn. 
Florence M. Wright. 

Stephen Fuller. 

national no. address. 

47117 Miss Elva D. Bond, 

Denison, Iowa. 
52582 Miss Lulu Howorth, 

Denison, Iowa. 
47122 Miss Ethel T. Miller, 

Denison, Iowa. 
47121 Miss Lessie Marshall, 

Denison, Iowa. 
51840 Miss Bernice Osborne, 

Denison, Iowa. 
47120 Mrs. Margaret Kincaid, 

Valentine, Neb. 
47119 Miss Agnes King, 

Denison, Iowa. 

47651 Mrs. C. F. Cassady, 

Denison, Iowa. 

47652 Mrs. W. W. Ferguson, 

Denison, Iowa. 
69495 Miss Elizabeth Patterson. 

Denison, Iowa. 

71485 Miss Mae Hayes, 

Denison, Iowa. 

71486 Miss Fanny Hayes, 

Denison, Iowa. 

71487 Miss Helen L. Hayes, 

Denison, Iowa. 
73293 Mrs. C. M. Jensen, 

Denison, Iowa. 
36464 Mrs. H. A. Boyle, 

Denison, Iowa. 
36195 Mrs. E. K. Burch, 

Denison, Iowa. 
47655 Mrs. W. H. Laub, 

Denison, Iowa. 
25521 Mrs. F. J. Young, 

Denison, Iowa. 
51839 Mrs. W. T. Wright, 

Denison, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 1 


Jessie Lola Goodrich. 



Elisha Goodrich. 

Hattie Evelyn Tucker. 



Stephen Mead. 

Sarah Jane Wagoner. 



David Tarks. 

Minnie May Gibson. 



John Hanks. 

Etta F. W. Plimpton. 



Nathan Darrow. 

Alcinda Jane S. Robinson. 



Samuel Dudley. 

Cynthia Ann Gulick Jones. 



David Tarks. 

Angie F. Johnson. 



John Hanks. 

Anna Burns Morphy. 



Daniel Bayles. 

Flora Maria Wright. 



Stephen Mead. 

Carrie Wholf Jones Patterson. 



Nathaniel Raymond. 

Lydia J. Cornwall. 



Thomas Dennis. 

Florence I. Gebert. 



Col. Robt. Culbertson. 

Elizabeth 8. Crippen. 



Bradley Webber. 


Jessie Goodrich, 

Denison, Iowa. 
E. F. Tucker, 

Denison, Iowa. 
Sarah J. Wagoner, 

Denison, Iowa. 
J. I. Gibson, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
R. P. Plimpton, 

Denison, Iowa. 
A. J. Robinson, 

Vail, Iowa. 
C. A. Jones, 

Denison, Iowa. 
U. G. Johnson, 

Redfield, So. Dak. 
Anna Morphy, 

Brookings, So. Dak. 
S. C. Wright, 

Denison, Iowa. 
O. A. Patterson, 

Denison, Iowa. 
L. Cornwall, 

Denison, Iowa. 
Hugo Gebert, 

Denison, Iowa. 
E. S. Crippen, 

Denison, Iowa. 

JIbidail Hdatns Cbapter 

Organized September 5, 1893. 
Regent, MRS 

Charter No. 54. 


Hortense E. Abbott. 
Thomas Colbreath. 

Mary E. Alverson. 

Sophia M. Andrews. 
John Dolson. 


national no. address. 

85731 Miss Hortense E. Abbott, 
87 Lincoln Ave., 

Chicago, III. 
38265 Mrs. Henry A. Alverson, 
818 Eighteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
3343 Mrs. L. F. Andrews, 
834 Fifth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Rose Lufkin Allison. 
Nathan Plummer. 

Harriet Louise Ankeny. 
Peter Ankeny. 

Allice A. Baily. 
Isaac Davis. 

Mary Darwin Aveilhe. 

Landray Veach. 

Samuel Bells. 

Nathan Baldwin. 
H. Fannie Baily. 

Norman Clark. 
Minnie Callen Beck. 

Andrew Evans. 

Carrie Scott Blatner. 
Alexander Simrell. 

Luella Bristol. 
Justice Bristol. 

Frances J. W. Brother. 
Col. Daniel Whiting. 

John Hamilton. 

Ella B. L. Chapman. 
Peter Ankeny. 

Harriet Louise Cheshire. 
Benjamin Parsons, Jr. 

Bertha S. Clark. 
Samuel Bridge, Sr. 

national no. 







Jennie Alfretta Brown. 


John Hamilton. 

Grace Miller Brown. 


Belle Dewey Carev. 


Thomas Johnson. 

Nina Louise Case. 






Mrs. C. E. Allison, 

1711 Sheridan Road, 

Chicago, 111. 
Miss Harriet L. Ankeny, 
824 E. Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. H. Baily, 

1810 Sixth Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. A. Aveilhe, 

550 Fortieth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 





Miss H. Fannie Baily, 

Postville, Iowa. 
W. R. Beck, 
716 School St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
A. S. Blatner, 
125 Third St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Miss Luella Bristol, 

1810 Ingersoll Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Charles Brother, 
Maryland Flats, 
Des Moines, 
Mrs. O. C. Brown, 

Mrs. Walter S. Brown, 
2141 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. John L. Carey, 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. Ward G. Case, 

2926 Brattleboro Ave.. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Wallace J. Chapman, 
939 Ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Thos. A. Cheshire, 
3908 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Clarence L. Clark, 

Corydon, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. national 

Catherine S. Cokenower. 39018 

Gen. Henry Pawling. 

Anna Marie Corry. 27560 

Thomas Lewis. 

Florence Call Cowles. 


Asa Call. 

Mary L. Couch. 


Stephen Couch. 

Catherine B. Cox. 


Andrew Beatty. 

Harriet L. Dana. 


Dan Kent. 

Emma Zolars Davis. 


John Hahn. 

Jennie E. Day. 


Morgia H. Dean. 
Samuel Eathforth, 

Hetta J. Dewey. 
Thomas Johnson. 

Mollie M. Dismore. 
John Hahn. 

Helen Louise Fay. 
Shubael Peerce. 

Bertha Dewey Finch. 
Thomas Johnson. 

Frances A. Francis. 
Ephriam Woodworth. 

Mary J. Loomis Gaylord. 
John Gaylord. 









Mrs. J. W. Cokenower, 
1002 Forest Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Edgar E. Corry, 

523 Franklin Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Gardner Cowles, 

Thirty-seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Miss Mary L. Couch, 

1814 Sixth Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Catherine B. Cox, 
1214 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Corbin A. Dana, 

1048 Twentieth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Thos. J. Davis, 

Oklahoma City, Okla. 
Mrs. John M. Day, 

423 E. Eleventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Morgia H. Dean, 
Fifty-sixth and Grand Ave., 
Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. John M. Dewey, 

716 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. Dismore, 

Gilmar Park, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Oliver J. Fay, 

2838 Forest Drive, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Daniel M. Finch, 
716 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Wm. Francis, 

802 E. Washington St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Dr. Mary J. L. Gaylord, 
1418 Locust St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Maud E. Genevay. 
Ephriara Woodworth. 

Maud Ankeny Given. 
Lemuel Parrin. 

Jennie Dewey Griffith. 
Thomas Johnson. 

Jennie Laman Gross. 

Mary E. Hadley. 
John Chesley, Jr. 

Anna Mason Haldeman. 
Ephriam Blain. 

Fannie C. Hamlin. 
William Lloyd. 

Sarah Cornelia Hand. 
Alexander Parker. 

Harriet Elizabeth Harris. 
Ephriam Garrison. 

Carrie Catlin Harvison. 
Dr. Thomas Catlin. 

Emma Harvison. 
Dr. Thomas Catlin. 

Mary Will Hazard. 
Tebulon True. 

Anna Ludlam Hewitt. 
Stephen Morse. 

Ellen Beebe Hill. 
Belzabeel Beebe. 

Cory Busse Hillis. 
Edward Busse. 
















Mrs. John F. Genevay, 
1317 York St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Welker Given, 

1418 High St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Richard A. Griffith, 
1103 Twenty-second St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Harry F. Gross, 

1434 Nineteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. D. Hadley, 

409 Franklin Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Edwin McAfee Haldeman, 
13054 Eighth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Eugene B. Hamlin, 
1820 Woodland Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Wm. R. Hand, 
Forty-third and Ingersoll Ave., 
Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. T. Harris, 

Eighth and Forest Ave. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. G. Harvison, 

2916 Brattleboro Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Miss Emma Harvison, 

2916 Brattleboro Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. S. Hazard, 

558 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. T. Hewitt, 
908 Eighth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Albert Hill, 

676 Fourteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Isaac L. Hillis, 

1625 Sixth Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Mary Humphreys Holmes. 
Hugh Humphrey. 

Elizaberh Thompson Hood. 
Isaiah Van Horn. 

Elizabeth Brown Howell. 
Capt. David Brown. 

Mary Harvison Holland. 
Dr. Thomas Catlin. 

Emma Gertrude Hull. 

Lillian H. Hunter. 
David Parks. 

Mary Ankeny Hunter. 
Capt. Peter Ankeny. 

Louise Bird Hyde. 
William Knowlton. 

Alice E. Wheeler Kennedy. 
Capt. Daniel De Shon. 

Caroline P. Kenned)'. 
Capt. Daniel De Shon. 

Fannie Hyde Keyes. 
Lieut. Col. Jos. Abbott. 

Alice Stone Kinnersly. 
Josiah Stone. 

Elizabeth Belle Kirk. 
Thomas Lewis. 

Anna M. Klingman. 
Peter Ankeny. 

Delia M. Koontz. 
John Hahn. 


















Mrs. Gilbert M. Holmes, 
1430 Twentieth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Hood, 
1060 W. Ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. R. Howell, 

630 Forty-first St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. R. Holland, 
Twenty-ninth and Kingman, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. A. T. Hull, 

1332 Sixteenth St., N. W., 

Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. Geo. C. Hunter, 

3721 Cottage Grove Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Fred H. Hunter, 

600 E. Fifth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. A. Hyde, 

3117 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. J. H. Kennedy, 

3200 University Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Miss Caroline P. Kennedy, 
3200 University Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. James D. Keyes, 

3010 Ingersoll Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. A. J. Kinnersley, 

1317 Twenty-second St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. A. M. Kirk, 

1219 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. Henry C. Klingman, 
939 Ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. Alphens Koontz, 
Gilmar Park, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Florence B. Lantz. 44281 

Noah Fuller. 

Kittle Patrick Loper. 39019 

Ephriam Woodworth. 

Katherine Fairfield Lorenze. 69853 

Bemoni Cutler. 

Emma Brewer Luengen. 54704 

Francis Brewer. 
Mary Edith Lyday. 49896 

Peter Hartman. 
Eunice D. Lyman. 25201 

Lieut. Abner Lyman. 
Mattie L. Macomber. 3954 

Mary E. McFadden. 61958 

Charles Waterman. 

Anna B, McGorrisk. 35248 

David Lockwood. 

Mary Salisbury McHarg. 47630 

Henry Salisburv. 

Luella A. McHenry. 44282 

Bancroft Abbott. 

Mary Sample Mason. 8759 

Ephriam Blaine. 

Lola Brown Miller. 37654 

Levi Godard. 

Sylvia Penn Miller. 42903 

James Livingstone. 

Jessie Lamb Mills. 40301 

Thos. C. Fredericks. 

Bessie L. H. Miner. 52569 

Tryal Allyn. 


Mrs. Herman Lantz, 

850 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. John C. Loper, 

1325 E. Grand Ave. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Oswald Lorenze, 
2406 High St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Emma Brewer Luengen, 

Colfax, Iowa. 
Mrs. Edw. E. Lyday, 

Newton, Iowa. 
Miss Eunice D. Lyman, 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. J. K. Macomber, 

3020 Kingman Blvd., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. S. D. McFaddin, 

1329 Harrison Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. John McGorrisk, 
1537 High St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. John McHarg, 

919 Grove St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Wm. H. McHenry, 
2901 Rutland Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Jas. Blaine Mason, 

James Flats, Fourteenth St., 
Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Homer A. Miller, 
3445 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa, 
Mrs. Kasson Miller, 

1320 E. Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Earl C. Mills, 

683 Fifteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Frank L. Miner, 

1250 W. Ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Eliza C. Mitchell. 
Andrew Beatty. 

Lillian Monk. 
Leonard Perkins. 

Mary E. Moss. 
Noah Parsons. 

Grace M. White Mott. 

Michael Bright. 
Cynthia L. Dewey Musgrave. 

Simeon Dewey. 

Eva Miller Nourse. 
Henry Miller. 

Carolyn M. Ogilvie. 
Hugh Thompson. 

Mary Maude Pease. 

Stephen Cook. 
Nellie Pease. 

Stephen Cook. 
Sarah McHenry Perkins. 

Wm. H. McHenry. 

Eva E. Phillpot. 
Nathaniel Stuart. 

Caroline Rickert. 
James Lamme. 

Adella J. Pratt. 
Israel Arnold. 

Elizabeth Emmons Roe. 
James Long. 

Eleanora S. Reinking. 
Peter Ankeny. 

Frances S. Scofield. 
Dan Kent. 


66997 Mrs. F. W. Mitchell, 

1216 Seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
3346 Mrs. Lillian Monk, 

1613 So. Flower St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
52568 Mrs. F. W. Moss, 

1816 IngersoU Ave., 

Des Moines. Iowa. 
36692 Mrs. Clarence L. Mott, 

Glen Ellyn, N. D. 
35249 Mrs. E. Clinton Musgrave, 
1085 Twenty-second St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
52570 Mrs. Clinton L. Nourse, 
808 Nineteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
3581 Mrs. Geo. W. Ogilvie, 
1807 Twelfth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

57016 Miss Mary Maud Pease, 

Colfax, Iowa. 

57017 Miss Nellie Pease, 

Colfax, Iowa. 
53663 Mrs. Chas. Perkins, 

929 Eighteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
16104 Mrs. C. H. Phillpot, 

2831 Ridge Road, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
68795 Mrs. Effie Rickert, 

2910 Rutland Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
2921 Mrs. E. J. Pratt, 

"The Brewster," 

Chicago, 111. 
26785 Mrs. O. O. Roe, 

101 E. Washington St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
67248 Mrs. C. D. Reinking, 

1308 E. Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
21986 Mrs. Proctor Scofield, 

1048 Twentieth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Mary Avis Scott. 
Alexander Simeall. 

Lavisa S. M. Shade. 
William Lucas. 

Grace Redfield Sharpnack. 
Capt. Jas. Redfield. 

Bertha Call Shore. 
Asa Call. 

Katherine Hooker Skinner. 
Thomas Hart Hooker. 

Ruth Woolson Slye. 
James Baird. 

Maude Wheedon Smith. 

Isaac Pinney. 
Ada Hawkins Smouse. 

John Hawkins. 

Mary Burbank Spencer. 
Capt. Chas. Furbush. 

Ella D. Still. 

Nathan Longfellow. 

Martha D. Stone. 
Josiah Stone. 

Grace Brown Stuart. 

Mary Putnam Terrell. 
Col. John McKinney. 

Edith Hepburn Thummel. 
Thomas I. Chittenden. 

Betsy O. Tone. 
Thomas E. Leland. 


52572 Miss Mary Avis Scott, 

2906 Cottage Grove Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
48462 Mrs. Jeremiah Shade, 

1653 E. Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
66597 Mrs. T. P. Sharpnack, 

1422 E. Madison St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
22672 Mrs. F. E. V. Shore, 

Thirty-seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
1172 Mrs. W. D. Skinner, 

1602 High St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
42897 Mrs. Lewis J. Slye, 

1524 Eleventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
63840 Mrs. Maude Wheedon Smith, 

Winterset, Iowa. 
16736 Mrs. A. L. Smouse, 

1066 Sixteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
35247 Mrs. Carl M. Spencer, 
1502 Fourth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
38462 Mrs. S. S. Still, 

The Victoria, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
46238 Mrs. Martha D. Stone, 

1317 Twenty-seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
60912 Mrs. Fred H. Stuart, 

1116 E. Walnut St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
10006 Mrs. M. P. Terrell, 

728 Seventeenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
3344 Mrs. Warren Thummel, 

200 Riverside Drive, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
64034 Mrs. I. E. Tone, 

1427 Woodland Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Helen Webb Turner. 57018 

Zebulon Brown. 

Mary Katherine Turner. 

John Pierson. 
Hortense Baily Vail. 

Phillip Briggs. 

Augusta Terrill Vorse. 
John McKinney. 

May Broadhead Wallace. 
Noah Agard. 

Louie Rhine Webster. 
John Rhine. 

Anna Beckman Wellslager. 
Isaac Storm. 

Frances Beekman Wellslager. 
Isaac Storm. 

Jennie L. Whedon. 

Isaac Pinney. 

Asa Hatch. 
Nell Jane Whedon. 

Asa Hatch. 
Winifred Whedon. 

Asa Hatch. 
Angelina Alida Wheeler. 

Capt. Daniel De Shon. 

Arabelle Farnham Witham. 

Emily Fletcher Winslow. 
Peter Fletcher. 

Roma Woods. 

Capt. John Bateman Webster. 

Elizabeth E. Wright. 
Bancroft Abbott. 








Mrs. Joseph W. Turner, 

2939 Cottage Grove Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. S. Turner, 

Colfax, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. W. Vail, 

La Siesta N. Salem, 

New York City. 
Mrs. Chas. S. Vorse, 

728 Seventeenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Henry C. Wallace, 
3780 Cottage Grove Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. Wolcott Webster, 
820 Fourth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. R. T. Wellslager, 
2137 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. M. Wellslager, 

2137 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Winfield Scott Whedon, 

Winterset, Iowa. 


Miss Nell J. Whedon, 




Miss Winifred Whedon, 




Miss Alida Wheeler, 

3200 University Ave, 


Des Moines, 



Mrs. Chas. Witham, 

1416 Nineteenth St., 

Des Moines, 



Mrs. E. F. Winslow, 

1817 Eighth St., 

Des Moines, 



Miss Roma Woods, 

3616 Fifth St., 

Des Moines, 



Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, 

2901 Woodland Ave 

Des Moines, 



Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Adelaide Guthrie Yonkers. 

James Strong. 

Thomas Taylor. 
Cornelia Harriett York. 

Phillip Rockafeller. 

Elizabeth Beekman Zane. 

Cornelius TenBroeck. 
Florence Beekman Zane. 

Cornelius TenBroeck. 
H. Louise Bailey. 

Florence Stuart Bauch. 

Grace Perry Browne. 
Mary Queal Byer. 

Olive Brown Caster. 

Mabel Norton Clow. 
Stephen Turner. 

Florence A. Crane. 

Ada B. Culbertson. 

Anne Cummins Culbertson. 
Cora M. Cummins. 

Alice Gertrude Eaton. 

Lucy Byer Engelbeck. 

Rena Vawter Field. 
James Crawford. 


69220 Mrs. W. H. Yonkers, 

Victoria Hotel, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
50729 Miss Cornelia H. York, 
1430 Twentieth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

55656 Mrs. John M. Zane, 

Chicago, 111. 

55657 Miss Florence Beekman Zane, 

Chicago, 111. 
20937 Miss H. Louise Bailey, 

Postville, Iowa. 
77663 Mrs. John C. Bauch, 

1162 Twenty-seventh St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
76244 Mrs. Kenneth Browne, 

Indianola, Iowa. 

78583 Mrs. Jackson Byer, 

1027 Des Moines St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
79033 Mrs. Joseph A. Caster, 

Leon, Iowa. 
44284 Mrs. H. F. Clow, 

1809 Ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
29443 Mrs. Geo. H. Crane, 

955 Seventeenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
55670 Mrs. J. C. Culbertson, 

1131 Twenty-second St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
76425 Mrs. Roger Culbertson, 

Worling, Wyoming. 
76468 Mrs. J. C. Cummins, 

2410 Forest Drive, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
49419 Miss Alice G. Eaton. 

535 Forty-first St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

78584 Mrs. Lucy B. Englebeck, 

1102 Walker St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
51217 Mrs. R. A. Field, 

Rome, N. Y. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Stella Holbrook, 

Daisy L. Kerfoot. 

Eleanor Moore. 

Louise Moore. 

Susan Moore. 

Mary Helen Baylies Peters. 

Vera Turner Preston. 

Edward Turner. 
Abbie D. Sale. 

Lucy G Lewis Schenk. 

Delia Weeks. 


77090 Miss Stella Holbrook, 

1106 Twenty-first St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
27566 Mrs. John F. Kerfoot, 
718 Fifteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

79335 Miss Eleanor Moore, 

4011 Grand Ave. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

79336 Miss Louise Moore, 

4011 Grand Ave. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

79337 Miss Susan Moore, 

4011 Grand Ave. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
3354 Mrs. Mary H. B. Peters, 

Forty-first and Forest Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
44303 Mrs. J. W. Preston, 

Port Lavaca, Texas. 
76469 Miss Abbie D. Sale, 

608 Walnut St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
76426 Mrs. Erwin Schenk, 

644 Forty-fourth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
78585 Miss Delia Weeks, 

1210 Tenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Names Pending in Washington. 

Letta Galbraith Barrett. 

Olive Sperry Cutler. 

Elizabeth M. Edmundsun. 

Sarah Galbraith. 

Mrs. W. E. Barrett, 

4815 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Eugene Cutler, 
Twenty-ninth and University, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. G. Edmundson, 
3001 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Miss Sarah Galbraith, 

4815 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Beacon l^ill Chapter 

Organized October 7, 1908. Regent, MRS. C. B. VAN SLYKE. 


signature and ancestor. national no. 

Lena Sherman Dickinson. 66151 

John Duismore. 

Emma C. Dourback. 67258 

Jas. Stevenson. 

Edith E. Elliott. 71774 

William Patterson. 
Mary E. P. Elliott. 72120 

William Patterson. 
Julia Russell Langau. 68675 

Davis Boies. 

Miss Mabel A. Paull. 68021 

Lieut. Col. George Sloan. 
Martha E. A. Porter. 46206 

Elephalet Perley. 

Sarah Locke Pierce. 63489 

John and Ruth Faxon Locke. 

Rae Weeks Thrasher. 71775 

Enoch Chamberlain. 

Katherine W. Todd. 68038 

Capt. Duncan McGerhon. 

Jessie Plumb Tistter. 66599 

Joseph Plumb, 

Laura Chamberlain Weeks. 71783 

Enoch Chamberlain. 

Edith Van Slyke Weeks. 67249 

Col. George Sloan. 

Fanny Gould Wells. 66999 

Solomon Walker. 

Mrs. D. W. Dickinson, 

1213 Pleasant St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. W. Dourback, 

1417 Beaver Ave., 

Des Moines, lovya. 
Edith E. Elliott, 

Woodward, Iowa. 
Mrs. Jas. R. Elliott, 

Woodward, Iowa. 
Mrs. T. M. Langau, 

338 Twenty-ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Miss Mabel A. PauII, 

Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa. 
Mrs. Ora H. Porter, 

1007 So. Fourth St., 

Princeton, 111. 
Mrs. Wendell P. Pierce, 

3021 Kingman Blvd., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. Thrasher, 

1501 University Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. George W. Todd, 
1324 Clark St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. H. Tistter, 

5306 Grand Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Chas. Weeks, 

1210 Tenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Carl Weeks, 

1312 Thirty-eighth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. A. Wells, 

1511 Tenth St., 

Des Moi es, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Eva Paull Van Slyke. 
Col. Geo. Sloan. 

Anna Ross Clarke. 
William Harper. 

Mrs. C. E. Rawson. 

national no. address. 

9048 Mrs. C. V. Van Slyke, 

1416 Beaver Ave., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
43885 Mrs. C. H. Clarke, 

1510 Ninth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Dubuiiue Chapter 


Organized August 24, 1894. Charter No. 110. 



signature and ancestor. 
Ellen Andrews. 

Amos Fairbanks. 
Lydia H. Barnard. 

Capt. Nehemiah Houghton. 

Lucia Gale Barber. 
Jonathan Gale. 

Lucy Baxter. 
Henry Stager. 

May Van Duzee Bigelow. 
Jacob Wicker. 

Mary Frederica Bissell. 
Jacob Wicker. 

Emma Goodwin Bohn. 
John Jenkins. 

Frances Waldron Bradley. 
Miner Sholes. 

Mary Langworthy Bunting. 
William Patterson. 

Catherine Markell Cady. 
Henry Markell, Jr. 

national no. address. 

54253 Miss Ellen Andrews, 

Rialto, Cal. 
24616 Mrs. Lydia H. Barnard, 
471 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
28419 . Miss Lucia Gale Barber, 
611 A Ave., 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
6512 Mrs. Lucy Baxter, 

105 Delhi St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
26787 Mrs. I. S. Bigelow, 

34 W. Locust St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
32061 Miss Mary F. Bissell, 
1571 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
6432 Mrs. Emma G. Bohn, 
1441 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
5228 Mrs. Harry K. Bradley, 
1250 Locust St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
59232 Mrs. Mary L. Bunting, 

626 W. Third St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
31404 Mrs. M. M. Cady, 

39 Jefferson St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 
national no. 

Lillian M. Gary. 71488 

John Knowles. 

Belle Crawford Chamberlain. 14015 

Enoch White. 

Maud Harriman Clock. 61969 

Seth Edson. 
Ada Langworthy Collier. 6514 

James Langworthy. 

Clara Aldrich Cooley. 1510 

Caleb Aldrich. 

Estelle Goodwin Dennis. 6431 

John Jenkins. 

Fannie D. Edwards. 13996 

Col. David Chambers. 

Elizabeth Comstock Ely. 48465 

Jonathan Comstock. 

Caroline Fuller Fairbanks. 25210 

Thomas Mayo. 

Minnie Comstock Ferguson. 48466 

Jonathan Comstock. 

Ida Dunlap Ferguson. 63002 

Jonathan Yerkes. 

Frances Langworthy Gibbs. 9582 

James Langworthy. 

Mary Bertha Hancock. 3813 

Samuel Mitchell. 

Helen M. Harriman. 24617 

Seth Edson. 

Pearl Langworthy Harrison. 59756 

Elliott Colby. 

Mary Chamberlain Herrick. 58753 

Neheraiah Houghton, Sr. 

Mrs. James I. Cary, 

212 Nevada St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. I. C. Chamberlain, 
1015 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ralph H. Clock, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ada L. Collier, 

606 W. Third St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. N. Cooley, 

1394 Locust St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. C. Dennis, 

1441 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Samuel Edwards, 
103 Burch St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. George Ely, 

1296 Main St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. F. Fairbanks, 

25 Arlington St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. F. Ferguson, 

Eleventh and Iowa Sts., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. Ferguson, 

43 Center Place, 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Frances L. Gibbs, 

641 W. Third St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Miss Mary B. Hancock, 
11 Highland Place, 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Helen M. Harriman, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Harry L. Harrison, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Mrs. Marshall Herrick, 

Monticello, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 
national no. 



Bertha Lincoln Heustis. 31405 

Ichabod Hopkins. 

Sarah Keenan Hogan. 35262 

Isaac Benner. 

Katherine Cram Hyde. 27252 

Timothy Edwards. 

Claribel Wilson Knapp. 40891 

Capt. Prince Alden. 

Mary Ferdinand Lagen. 21976 

Michael Trebert. 

Bernadine C. Lagen. 52583 

Michel Trebert. 

Edith Narcross Lane. 28420 

William Bradbury. 

Clara Harrimen Langstaff. 57758 

Elliott Colby. 

Margaret Looney. 35261 

David Looney. 

Alleen Langworthy Massey. 19163 

James Langworthy. 

Fleta Holman Mathes. 34390 

William Holman. 

Martha Harriet McArthur. 6516 

Emerson Cogswell. 

Helen Crawford McArthur. 38035 

Enoch White. 

Annetta McDoel. 20317 

David Witherspoon. 

Bernice Langworthy McFadden. 35263 
James Langworthy. 

Mrs. J. W. Heustis, 

3 Grove Terrace, 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Sarah K. Hogan, 
83 Summit St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. H. Hyde, 

No. 5, Seventeenth St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. George B. Knapp, 
210 Nevada St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Miss Mary F. Lagen, 
292 Bluff St., 

Dubuque. Iowa. 
Miss Bernadine C. Lagen, 
292 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Miss Edith N. Lane, 

7 Grove Terrace So., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. M. Langstaff, 
65 Alpine St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Miss Margaret Looney, 

125 Seventeenth St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. Fred L. Massey, 

Ridgemont Ave., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. D. Mathes, 

Union Park, 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Mrs. McArthur, 

4852 Kenwood Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. Arthur McArthur, 
154 Walnut St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
Miss Annetta McDoel, 

516 Bradley Ave., 

Peoria, 111. 
Mrs. J. A. McFadden, 

606 W. Third St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Mary Hooper Miller. 
Col. Jos. Foster. 

Mary Rebecca McKnight. 
Stephen Hempstead. 

Eliza Looney McKnight. 
David Looney. 

Catherine Adams Monger. 
Seth Clarke. 

Blanche E. Murphy. 

Joseph Stimson. 
Martha Elliott Palmer. 

William Elliott. 

Harriet Barr Peabody. 
Joseph Bouton. 

Frances Longvvorthy Poole. 
William Patterson. 

Sarah Mervin Provost. 
Jeremiah Parker. 

Adaline Howie Robinson. 
Phillip Alexander. 

May Rogers. 

Col. Sidney Berry. 

Mabel Rubel Roshek. 
Ephriam Bancroft. 

Mary Keenan Rowan. 
Isaac Benner. 

Mary Ethel Rowan. 
Isaac Benner. 

Gertrude Wilson Ryan. 
Capt. Thomas Stockley. 

Harriet Murphy Sage. 
Thomas Austin. 


39569 Mrs. F. A. Miller, 

54 Fourth St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 

12650 Miss Rebecca McKnight, 

125 Seventeenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
37260 Mrs. John McKnight, 

125 Seventeenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 
47639 Mrs. C. A. Monger, 

477 W. Fifth St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
65844 Miss Blanche E. Murphy, 

Warren, 111. 
66154 Mrs. Alpheus Palmer, 
919 Bluff St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
32457 Mrs. Harriet Peabody, 
1591 Main St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
6169 Mrs. Horace Poole, 

1554 Locust St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 

12651 Miss Sarah Provost, 

111 Highland Place, 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
32062 Mrs. F. C. Robinson, 

600 W. Third St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
3809 Miss May Rogers, 

547 Locust St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
59759 Mrs. J. J. Roshek, 

550 Julien Ave., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
33302 Mrs. J. J. Rowan, 

1357 Main St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
42901 Miss Ethel Rowan, 

1357 Main St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
6517 Mrs. S. D. Ryan, 

1234 Locust St., 

Dubuque, Iowa. 
60920 Mrs. John C. Sage, 

1428 Locust St., Dubuque, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Marcia Pomero}" Spencer. 
Elijah Siscton. 

Abbie Croswell Staples. 
Ichabod Phillips. 

Harriet Pail Scott. 
Rufus Forbush. 

Bessie Sargent Smith. 
Capt. John Fowle. 

Hope Lagen Sullivan. 
Michael Trebert. 

Anna Temple. 

Gen. Rufus Putnam. 

Julia Crawford Tomlinson. 
Enoch White. 

Fannie Bissell Treadway. 
Capt. Ozris Bissell. 

Marion McConnells Tredvvay. 
Noah Murray. 

Sarah Lewis Van Pelt. 
Col. Robt. Lewis. 

Mary Snowden Vosburgh. 

William Snowden. 
Mary Cory Wadley. 

James Morrison. 

Virginia Lewis Wales. 
Col. Robt. Lewis. 

Elsie McManigal Weigel. 
Thomas McClaughry. 

Charlotte Hancock Tibbals 
Joseph Hancock. 

national no 




John Spencer, 
1025 Locust St., 





Abbie C. Staples, 
490 Locust St., 





Harriet Scott, 
200 Fenelon Place, 





Bessie Sargent Smith, 

136 State St., 


N. Y. 



James Sullivan, 
103 Wilson Ave. 





Anna Temple, 
132 Seventeenth St., 





Julia Tomlinson, 
1228 Main St., 





A. W. Treadway, 
279 Seventeenth St., 





Harry E. Tredway, 
45 Fenelon Place, 





Sarah Van Pelt, 
1564 Iowa St., 





J. H. Vosburgh, 

Oklahoma City, 




S. P. Wadley, 
471 W. Third St., 





Chas. E. Wales, 
971 Bluff St., 





Elsie ^L Weigel, 
1058 Locust St., 





W. 0. Tibbals, 
"The Larches," 




Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Okamanpadu (^barter 

Organized May 13, 1903. 


Charter No. 608. 


Mrs. Emma G. Allen. 

John Phillips. 
Hattie C. Rhodes. 

David Lillie. 
Grace W. Archer. 

Almira L. Ridley. 

Timothy Soper. 
Esther A. Ridley. 

Timothy Soper. 
Jessie Ridley. 

Timothy Soper. 
Eliza T. Hoblin. 


Mrs. Mary G. Williams. 

E. Gardner. 
Lillie Culver. 

David Lillie. 
Orpha G. Lymington. 

John Phelps. 

Jared Phelps. 
Winifred C. Ammudson. 

Margaret R. S. Alexander. 

Cordelia T. Albro. 

Titus Mead. 
Bertha W. Capstick. 

Learned Walker. 
May W. Doolittle. 

Joshua Remington. 
Jane B. Duxbury. 

Capt. John Brady. 
Emma Ellerby. 

Dr. Abel Catlin. 
Bessie S. Grug. 

John Stearns. 
Maud M. Hayes. 

John Swift. 


9047 Mrs. Emma G. Allen, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
37703 Mrs. Hattie C. Rhodes, 

Estherville, Iowa. 

41282 Mrs. Grace W. Archer, 

Estherville, Iowa. 

41283 Mrs. Almira L. Ridley, 

Estherville, Iowa. 

41284 Mrs. Esther A. Ridley, 

Estherville, Iowa. 

41285 Mrs. William King, 

Oxnard, Colo. 

41286 Mrs. Eliza T. Hoblin, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
42906 Mrs. Mary G. Williams, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
37943 Miss Lillie Culver, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

41287 Mrs. Orpha G. Lymington, 

Spencer, Iowa. 

42658 Mrs. Winifred C. Ammudson, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
45309 Mrs. M. R. Alexander, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
49914 Mrs. Cordelia T. Albro, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
54261 Mrs. Bertha W. Capstick, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
45309 Mrs. May W. Doolittle, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
41290 Mrs. Jane B. Duxbury, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
49226 Mrs. Emma Ellerby, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
49435 Mrs. Bessie S. Grug, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
51846 Mrs. Maud M. Hayes, 

Estherville, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 

Mary C. Knight. 

Capt. Elisha Child. 
Louise J. Lathrope. 

William Palmer. 
Ophelia A. B. Miller. 

Luella R. Ridley. 

Phillip Owen. 
Ellen Hawkins Wells. 

William Johnson. 
Iza R. Soper. 

Philip Owen. 
Vestaline C. Salisbury. 

Etta Van Emmon. 

Samuel Logan. 
Bessie Ward. 

Gideon Ailing. 
Josephine C. R. Watson. 


Susan S. White. 

Callee B. Letchford. 

James Bailey. 
Ella F. Fuller. 

Daniel Perkins. 
Cora Ward. 

Zodock Ailing. 
Elizabeth B. F. Robinson. 

Jonathan Barnes. 
Mrs. Grace S. Finlayson. 

Jonathan Barnes. 
Irene M. Bell. 

Jonathan Barnes. 
Mary Elizabeth Whelan. 

John Aldrich. 
Jennie Johnston Randolph. 

Robert Hopkins. 
May Adaline Farley. 

Eleneser Bassett. 
Jennie Rhodes. 

David Lillie. 
Eugenia L. Lesher. 

Samuel Logan. 
Mary J. L. Osgood. 

William Tate. 

national no 




Mary C. Knight, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Louise J. Lathrope, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Ophelia B. Miller, 

Emmetsburg, Iowa. 



Luella R. Ridley, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Ellen Hawkins Wells, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Iza R. Soper, 

Estherville, Iowa. 


Vestaline C. Salisbury, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Etta Van Emmon, 

Estherville, Iowa. 


Miss Bessie Ward, 

Estherville, Iowa, 



Josephine C. Watson, 

Emmetsburg, Iowa. 



Susan S. White, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Callee B. Letchford, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Ella F. Fuller, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Cora Ward, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Elizabeth B. Robinson, 

Armstrong, Iowa, 



Dr. Slesser, 

Armstrong, Iowa. 



Irene M. Bell, 

Armstrong, Iowa, 



M. E. Whelan, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Jennie J. Randolph, 

Estherville, Iowa, 



May Adaline Farley, 

Whittemore, Iowa, 



Jennie Rhodes, 

Estherville, Iowa. 



Eugenia L. Lesher, 

Estherville, Iowa. 


Mary J. L. Osgood, 

Estherville, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Anna Bess Bartlett. 

Daniel Bouton. 
Eva W. Bullard. 

Mayme Orvis. 

Robert McDonald. 
Ethel G. T. Wood. 

Abner Hollister. 

Francis McKee. 
Maretta Groves. 

Moses Walker. 
D. R. Schuler. 

Samuel Bouton. 


65619 Mrs. Anna Bess Bartlett, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
Eva W. Bullard, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mayme Orvis, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
70559 Mrs. Ethel G. T. Wood, 

Estherville, Iowa. 

69860 Mrs. Maretta Groves, 

Estherville, Iowa. 
67252 Mrs. D. R. Schuler, 

St. Paul, Minn. 

Cod Cabin Cfta^ter 

Organized June 14, 1909. 

Acting Regent, MRS. MARION SHEARER. 


Charter No. 862. 


Helen A. Bean. 
John Bean. 

Edna McCulley Cassel. 
Leodwick Clapp. 

Lucy M. Chidester. 

Lieut. John Devoe, Jr. 
Elizabeth C. Clark. 

Major Edward Clark. 

Bernice McC. Crail. 
Robt. Lattimore. 

Mary C. Cunningham. 

Leodwick Clapp. 
Lora B. Cunningham. 

Leodwick Clapp. 
Violet Flower. 

Isaac Flower. 


72834 Miss Helen A. Bean, 

202 No. Main St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

70311 Mrs. Andrew Cassell, Jr., 

So. Main St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

70312 Mrs. E. S. Chidester, 

Packwood, Iowa. 

70313 Mrs. Elizabeth G. Clark, 

505 No. C. St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 
69874 Mrs. Chas. S. Crail, 

411 W. Broadway, 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

73685 Mrs. L. B. Cunningham, 

Glenwood, Iowa. 

73686 Miss Lora B. Cunningham, 

Glenwood, Iowa. 

70314 Miss Violet Flower, 

124 W. Mountain Ave., 

Fort Collins, Colo. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Jennie C. Higley. 
Leodwick Clapp. 

Eliza M. McCrackin. 
Capt. Andrew Sharpe. 

Mabel Budell Myrick. 

Peter Snook. 
Matilda C. RatclifiF, 

John Crail. 
Helen Higley Scoular. 

Lieut. Daniel Higley. 

Marion S. Shearer. 

Lieut. Stephen Dodge. 
Jane M. Steele. 

Capt. Bradford Steele. 

Katherine Tappert. 
Samuel Moore. 

Eva C. Thomas. 

William Chidester. 
Medelia Clarke. 

Mary B. Snook. 
Peter Snook. 

national no. address. 

70315 Mrs. T. F. Higley, 

307 E. Briggs St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

69875 Miss Eliza M. McCrackin, 

505 E. Burlington St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 
73472 Mrs. Hobart C. Myrick, 

Stanford, Mont. 

69876 Mrs. B. S. Ratcliffe, 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

69877 Mrs. W. F. Scoular, 

Care Kingston Manse, 

Greensburg, Ind. 

69878 Mrs. Marion S. Shearer, 

Fairfield, Iowa. 
43609 Miss Jane M. Steele, 

505 E. Burlington St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

73301 Miss Katherine Tappert, 

Care Public Library, 

Davenport, Igwa. 
72644 Mrs. H. D. Thomas. 

37285 Mrs. J. E. Clarke, 

So. Main St., 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

73302 Miss Mary B. Snook, 

201 E. Broadway, 

Fairfield, Iowa. 

Tort Dodge 0bsi?ter 


Organized April 11, 1904. 



signature and ancestor 
Mrs. T. A. Alexander. 
Ellen M. Pierce. 

national no. address. 

36662 Mrs. T. A. Alexander, 

814 Second Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iov.'a. 
Elizabeth Meservey Armstrong. 32859 Mrs. E. A. Armstrong, 
Reuben Mumm. 1508 Fourth Ave. S., 

Jonathan Pardee. Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Katherine A. Keenan Brown. 43891 Mrs. J. E. Brown, 

Isaac Benner. 541 Laurel Ave., 

St. Paul, Minn. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Hattie Leonard Campbell. 
George Widrig Witherick. 

Maude M. Campbell. 

George Widrig Witherick. 

Emily G. Candee. 
Nehemiah Candee. 

Angeline Sherman Chantland. 
Israel Canfield. 

Ava Chase. 

Phineas Chase. 
Mina Torrey Cheney. 

Riifus Kingsley. 

Rose Brewer Clarke. 

Jonathan Brewer. 
Anna Lovina Brock Cohoon. 

Jonh Putnam. 
Louise Pearsons Dolliver. 

John Putnam. 

Jennie Hogg Eadie. 

Sergt. Paul Moddy. 

Maj. Thomas Hogg. 
Minnie Coyle Gates. 

Capt. Samuel Fairfield, Jr. 

Eliza Lemmon Ristine. 
Sergt. Martin Whittlesey. 

Helen Larrabee Robbins. 

Col. Benadam Gallup. 

William Williams. 
Emma Hogg Schaupp. 

Sergt. Paul Moody. 

Maj. Thomas Hogg. 
Grace Hepler Smith. 

Phineas Chase. 

Loie Kelly Thompson. 
John Putnam. 





J. W. Campbell, 
308 No. Ninth St., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa, 


Miss Maude M. Campbell, 

Cox College, 

College Park, Ga. 



Emily G. Candee, 

226 No. Fourteenth St., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa, 



Wm. T. Chantland, 
1402 Second Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 



Ava Chase, 

Stacyville, Iowa, 



John C. Cheney, 
1008 Third Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 



J. E. Clarke, 

Webster City, Iowa, 



C. E. Cohoon, 

Emmetsburg, Iowa. 


J. P. Dolliver, 

915 Second Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 



Chas. A. Eadie, 

Marshalltown, Iowa, 

64570 Mrs. Frank Gates, 

908 First Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
45735 Mrs. H. G. Ristine, 

105 Ninth St. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
45314 Mrs. C. B. Robbins, 

"Villa Calisto," 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
34627 Mrs. John M. Schaupp, 
895 First Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
59238 Mrs. Clarence H. Smith, 
1216 Sixth Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
45312 Mrs. H. F. Thompson, 

Ortville, Minn. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
George E. Hatch Wheeler. 
Jonas Mason. 

Louise Moody Wheeler. 
Sergt. Paul Moody. 

Mary J. Kies Wheeler. 
Joseph Heath. 

Harriet Brewer Williams. 
Col. Jonathan Brewer. 

Daisy Young Woodward. 
William Latham. 

Jonas Mason. 

Martha Waller Hawley. 

Daniel Beeman, 

Abner Everett. 

Hezekiah Ackley. 

Christopher Fry. 

Martin Whittlesay. 

Abraham Bronson. 
Mary M. Wright Hepler. 

Phineas Chase. 






Etta L. Young. 


Thomas Hill. 

Minnie Gill Cox. 


George Widrig. 

Jessie Guild Haire. 


Aaron Putnam. 

Ida Rhodes Butler. 


Frederick Rhodes. 

Esther Smeaton. 


Joseph Risord. 

Annette Putnam Guild. 


Aaron Putnam. 

Hattie I. Brock Harrison. 


John Putnam. 

Eliza Hammond Hatch. 




Mrs. Chas. Wheeler, 

1324 Second Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Joseph Wheeler, 

1316 Third Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mary J. Wheeler, 
1210 Second Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. G. H. Williams, 

220 No. Fifteenth St., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Walter Woodward, 
316 No. Tenth St., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Henry Young, 

Manson, Iowa. 
Mrs. Milton Cox, 

Manson, Iowa. 
Mrs. David Haire, 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. B. Butler, 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. Smeaton, 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Edward Guild, 

1502 Second Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. John Harrison, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. H. Hatch, 

1324 Second Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. W. Hawley, 

"Whiptree Farm," 

Pioneer, Iowa. 

54707 Mrs. C. B. Hepler, 

524 Thirteenth St. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Ethel Chamberlain Hurlbut. 52587 

John Culver. 

John Chamberlain. 

Benjamin Chamberlain. 
Anna Larrabee. 45313 

William Williams. 

Col. Benadam Gallup. 
Maude Holloway Livingston. 49055 

Col. Zebulon Pike. 

Anna Warner McMullan. 56254 

Matthev? Terrei. 

Marcelana Farnum Mericle. 51843 

Eleazer Chase. 

Ellen Patience Cook O'Connell. 26791 

2d Lieut. Nathaniel Bowman 

Anne Olney. 47109 

Joseph Badger. 

Jessie Robinson Price. 59237 

Seth Robinson. 

Edith Case Bennett. 77096 

Peter Smith. 

Eliza A. Riford McKellips. 79829 

Joseph Riford, Sr. 

Gertrude Whiting Meservey. 80721 

Isaiah Crookes, Sr. 

Elizabeth Rhoads Riddile. 77097 

Frederick Rhoads. 

Caroline Lamson Updegraff. 32672 

Thomas Lamson. 

Thomas Jackson. 
Mary Coffin Van Alstine. 82489 

John Palmer. 

Mrs. M. A. Hurlbut, 

231 Twelfth St. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

Miss Anna Larabee, 

Clermont, Iowa. 

Mrs. W. A. Livingston, 

1213 Fifth Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. David McMullan, 

1407 Second Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. O. J. Mericle, 

1703 Fourth Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. M. D. O'Connell, 

"The Woodley," 

Washington, D. C. 
Miss Anne Olney, 

1610 First Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. B. J. Price, 

1215 Sixth Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. S. J. Bennett, 

911 Third Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. McKellips, 

1311 Fourth Ave. So., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. Beth M. Meservey, 
513 No. Ninth St., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. G. T. Riddile, 

226 So. Eighth St., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. R. Updegraff, 

813 First Ave. No., 

Fort Dodge, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. H. Van Alstine, 

Gilmore City, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Jean €$py Chapter 

Organized November 14, 1901. 

Regent, Mrs. N. C. ROBERTS. 

Charter No. 577. 

signature and ancestor. 
Mary Ball Anthes. 
Col. Andrew Lewis. 

Lucy Atlee. 

William Reynolds. 

Peleg Rose. 

John Orr. 
Katherine Bowen. 

Josiah Hilton. 

Maria Brown. 
Ebenezer Foster. 

Susanne Hesser Brown. 
Frederick Hesser. 

Adelaide Hesser Brown. 

Frederick Hesser. 

Ebenezer Foster. 

Benjamin Brown. 

Samuel Brown. 
Sarah Johnson Casey. 

Seth Johnson. 

Sarah M. Casey. 

John Walker. 

Col. Wra. Casey. 

Robert Patterson. 

Wm. Montgomery. 

Benj. Casey. 
Ruth Hamilton Everinghara. 

John Daniel Miller. 

John Walker. 

Wm. Montgomery. 

Robert Patterson. 

Col. Wm. Casey. 

Benj. Casey. 

national no. address. 

44917 Mrs. Geo. P. Anthes, 
Hotel Anthes, 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
75876 Mrs. I. R. Atlee, 

1101 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

49907 Mrs. M. L. Bowen, 

436 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
40314 Mrs. D. T. Brown, 

629 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
42271 Mrs. A. P. Brown, 

629 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
79038 Miss Adelaide Hesser Brown, 
629 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

37270 Mrs. J. M. Casey, 

921 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
40321 Miss Sarah M. Casey, 
1135 Sixth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

37272 Mrs. H. D. Everingham, 
1135 Fifth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Margaret S. Frailey. 37271 

Frederick Hesser. 

Fannie Frederick. 74594 

Wm. Davis. 

Charlotte Rix Flannagan. 69010 

Nathaniel Rix. 

Dell Phillips Glazier. 39936 

Lieut. Wm. Sayers. 

Harriet Goodrich. 69726 

Jared Goodrich. 

Margaret Atlee Hanchett. 40315 

Col. Samuel John Atlee. 

Belle V. Hamilton. 49426 

Col. Wm. Casey. 

John Walker. 

Wm. Montgomery. 

Robert Patterson. 

Benj. Casey. 
Emilie Blaine Mason Hamilton. 81928 

Ephriam Blaine. 

Dr. John Bartlett. 

Samuel Lyon. 
Addie F. Turner Johnson. 40320 

Edward Turner. 

Ebenezer Fletcher, 
Florence Gertrude Johnson. 37273 

Andrew Johnson. 

Edward Turner. 

Ebenezer Fletcher. 
Mabel Morrison Johnson. 78595 

Josiah Espy. 

George Espy. 

Alexander Freeman. 

Peter Patterson. 

Josiah Crane. 

Benj. Cutler. 

Abraham Clark. 


Miss Margaret S. Frailey, 
503 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. B. Frederick, 
1123 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. Edward Flannagan, 
705 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. E. Glazier, 

830 Second St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Miss Harriet Goodrich, 
Market St., 
Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. G. M. Hanchett, 
816 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. S. Hamilton, 

1016 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa, 

Mrs. John S. Hamilton, 

Fort Madison, Iowa, 

Mrs. E, A. Johnson, 

604 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Miss Florence G. Johnson, 
604 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Mrs. R. M. Johnson, 

1002 Sixth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Maria Kretsinger. 

Moses Ramsdale. 

John Stewart. 

Ebenezer Stanton. 
Eliza Ewing Sample Malcolm. 

Col. Ephriam Blaine. 

Helen Louise Morrison. 

Josiah Espy. 

George Espy. 

Alexander Freeman. 

Josiah Crane. 

Peter Patterson. 

Benj. Cutler. 

Abraham Clark. 
Mary Louise Chavuin McConn. 40317 

Frederick Davis. 

Valeria Frances Peters Munsell. 65181 
Daniel Chambers. 

Alfred Myrtie Myers. 49427 

Col. Wm. Casey. 

Wm. Montgomery. 

John Walker. 

Robert Patterson. 

Benj. Casey. 
James Preston Roberts. 41795 

Capt. Thomas Clark. 

James Veech. * 

Levi Preston. 
Ruth Roberts. 

Capt. Thomas Clark. 

James Veech. 

Levi Preston. 
Martha Saunders. 64038 

James Vance. 

Cora Symmes Harrison Schafer. 58299 
Timothy Symmes. 

Grace Darling Schafer. 58300 

John Davis. 

national no. address. 

37274 Mrs. W. H. Kretsinger, 
422 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Mrs. Eliza E. S. Malcolm, 
326 Market St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Miss Helen L. Morrison, 
415 Fourth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 



Mrs. H. D. McConn, 

310 Chestnut St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. W. Munsell, 

1104 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Miss Alfred M. Myers, 
1128 Fifth St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Mrs. N. C. Roberts, 

710 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Miss Ruth Roberts, 

710 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Mrs. W. L. Saunders, 

Metropolitan Hotel, 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. George H. Schafer, 
221 Elm St., 
Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. R. Schafer, 

517 Second St. 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Nellie Davis Sheaffer. 
James Vance. 

Clementine Sheaffer. 
James Vance. 

Adele Kretsinger Stewart. 

Moses Ramsdale. 

John Sweet. 

Ebenezer Stanton. 
Ammie Scott. 

James Vance. 

Laura Simons Tower. 
Aaron Bowen. 

Martha J. Bowen. 

Josiah Hilton. 
Sarah Hale Cook. 

John Daniel Miller. 

Elizabeth L. Huston Frailey. 

Martin Barr. 
Elizabeth Hesser Mason. 

Frederick Hesser. 
Maude Huston Kraft. 

Martin Barr. 

Carolyn Brown Hines. 

Benjamin Brown. 

Jabez Knapp. 

Daniel Stewart. 

Ebenezer Foster. 

Samuel Brown. 
Nellie E. Morse. 

Emelie Chauvin McConn. 

Frederick Davis. 
Genevieve Morrison Smith. 

Josiah Crane. 

Josiah Espy. 

George Espy. 

Peter Patterson. 

Abraham Clark. 

Alex Freeman. 


64039 Mrs. 

78396 Miss 

37280 Mrs. 


38039 Mrs. 

37664 Mrs. 

75876 Mrs. 

58298 Mrs. 

37275 Mrs. 

40316 Mrs. 

37268 Mrs. 


W. A. Sheaffer, 
718 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Clementine Sheaffer, 
718 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
G. B. Stewart, 
422 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 

Ammie Scott, 
718 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
J. A. Tower, 
725 Third St., 

Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Martha J. Bowen, 

Mendota, 111. 
Herbert Cook, 

"The Colonial," 

Omaha, Neb. 
Fred Frailey, 

Carrollton, Mo. 
S. J. Mason, 

Claremont, Calif. 
Geo. Kraft, 

1227 Maple Ave. 

Evanston, 111. 
W. H. Hines, 
1225 E. Eighth St., 

Kansas City, Mo. 

Mrs. C. A. Morse, 

1021 Van Buren St., 

Topeka, Kan. 
40318 Mrs. R. W. McConn, 

Centerville, Iowa. 
37550 Mrs. VV. G. Smith, 

6417 Howard Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Helen Harrison Snow. 
John Daniel Miller. 


Mrs. Adin Snow, 

311 Mount Vernon Ave., 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Qutbric (Center Chapter 

Organized March 18, 1908. 

Regent, MRS. F. M. HOPKINS. 


Charter No. 801. 


Edith Cottrell Washburn. 

Nicholas Cottrell. 
Eunice Cottrell Thompson. 

Nicholas Cottrell. 
Grace Lane Pryor. 

Alexander Lane. 

Joshua King. 

Amos Hale. 
Edna Lane Mahan. 

Alexander Lane. 

Joshua King. 

Amos Hale. 
Dora Biggs Daugherty. 

Benjamin Biggs. 
Effa Tuttle Crawford. 

Nathan Allen. 
Lucy Holsman Hopkins. 

Ephriam Delley. 
Mary Eugenia Trent. 

Seth Shaw. 

Daniel Bowen. 
Elberta L. Miller. 

John Grant. 
Ona Ellis Smith. 

Archibald Job. 
Jennie Biggs Weeks. 

Benjamin Biggs. 
Bertha Reed Millhollin. 

Ephriam Delley, Sr. 
Alice Mariam Resor. 

James Nourse. 
Jessie Resor Lemmon. 

James Nourse. 


65183 Mrs. S. Washburn, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
71135 Mrs. W. B. M. Thompson, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
65524 Mrs. C. H. Pryor, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

65523 Mrs. H. B. Mahan, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

67569 Mrs. T. E. Daugherty, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
57568 Mrs. D. A. Crawford, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
65031 Mrs. F. M. Hopkins, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
70953 Mrs. C. G. Trent, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

67423 Mrs. E. W. Miller, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
60940 Mrs. E. J. Smith, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
64576 Mrs. E. W. Weeks, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
66606 Mrs. Otis Millhollin, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
46978 Miss Alice M. Resor, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 
64574 Mrs. A. D. Lemmon, 

Guthrie Center, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Abigayle Frances Biggs. 
Benjamin Biggs. 

Etna Lemon. 

Michael Lemon. 
Blanche A. Gusell. 

Gen. Asa Danforth. 
Helen Grisell. 

Gen. Asa Danforth. 
Mrs. Jennie McCullough Sayre 

Mathew Jack. 

eanaie Stick ebapter 

Organized February 21, 1908. Charter No. 773. 

Acting Regent, MISS ALTA M. PARKER, 






Abigayle Biggs, 
807 Sixth Ave., 

Fort Dodge, 




Etna Lemon, 

Guthrie Center, 




Blanche A. Gusell, 

Guthrie Center, 




Helen Grisell, 

Guthrie Center, 




A. H. Sayre, 

Guthrie Center, 



Sarah Dier Beebe. 

Philip Dore. 
Florence Dier Beebe. 

Philip Dore. 
Cinda McCauliff Beebe. 

Elias Robinson. 
Ann Sawyer Beed. 

Capt. Nathaniel Sawyer. 
Eva Jackson Carter. 

Abraham Payne. 
Angeline Biggs Conway. 

Elias Robinson. 
Chell Brundage Evans. 

Peter Hall. 
Harriet A. Ellsworth. 

Elias Leonard. 
Irma Hemingway Harriman. 

Isaac Hemingway, Sr. 

Isaac Hemingway, Jr. 
Marion Sweet Johnston. 

Amos Sweet. 
Effie Hoyt Klemme. 

Capt. Daniel Boutin. 


69221 Mrs. 

69854 Miss 

71131 Mrs. 
68676 Mrs. 
74046 Mrs. 

71132 Mrs. 

69222 Mrs. 
66600 Mrs. 
64052 Mrs. 

67250 Mrs. 

49061 Mrs. 


N. W. Beebe, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Florence Beebe, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
E. A. Beebe, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Lockwood Beed, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Abraham Carter, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
A. B. Conway, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
David Evans, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

E. S. Ellsworth, 

Iowa Falls, Iowa. 

F. A. Harriman, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

E. J. Johnston, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
H. J. Klemme, 

Belmond, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Alice Packard Luick. 

Ensign Able Packard. 
Anna Harrison Liggett. 

Ezekiel Harrison. 

Major Wm. Covenhoven. 
Harriet Aukney Mott. 

Capt. Peter Aukney. 
Alta M. Parker. 

Benjamin Herring, Sr. 

Benjamin Herring, Jr. 
Margaret Gertrude Pease. 

Capt. Ferry. 
Jessie Olive Proctor. 

Capt. Leonard Proctor. 
Grace Raymond. 

Lenurel Raymond. 
Olive Grace Reeve. 

Sergt. Luther Rieve. 
Orrilla Reeve. 

Sergt. Luther Rieve. 
Mary Raymond Rule. 

Lemuel Raymond. 
Lura Church Roberts. 

John Church. 
Lillian Harriman Runyard. 

Elliott Colby. 
Emma Reeve Randall. 

Sergt. Luther Rieve. 
Mary Proctor Smith. 

Capt. Leonard Proctor, Sr. 

Capt. Leonard Proctor, Jr. 

Isabella Vought Showalter. 

Godfrey Vought. 

Sergt. Wm. Huyck. 

John Croft. 
Emma Showalter. 

Godfrey Vought. 

Marion E. Vought. 

Godfrey Vought. 

Sergt. W^m. Huyck. 

John Croft. 
Effie Reeve Mallory. 

Sergt. Luther Reeve. 

national no. address. 

53183 Mrs. Frank Luick, 

Belmond, Iowa. 
64057 Mrs. H. C. Liggett, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

64048 Mrs. D. W. Mott, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
64053 Miss Alta Parker, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

71133 Miss Margaret Pease, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

66601 Miss Jessie Proctor, 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

64049 Miss Grace Raymond, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

55185 Miss Olive Reeve, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
55184 Miss Orrilla Reeve, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

55186 Mrs. J. S. Rule, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
58301 Mrs. A. L. Roberts, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

66602 Mrs. A. R. Runyard, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
55183 Mrs. E. R. Randall, 

Geneva, Iowa. 

64050 Mrs. C. F. Smith, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

64055 Mrs. C. F. Showalter, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

64054 Miss Emma Showalter, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

49437 Miss Marion Vought, 

Hampton, Iowa. 

77091 Mrs. E. A. Mallory, 

Hampton, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Helen Louise Sweet. 

Amos Sweet. 
Pearl Clark Van Tassel. 

Corporal Daniel Clark. 


76576 Miss Helen Sweet, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
76869 Mrs. Pearl Van Tassel. 

ntary Brewster Chapter 


Organized December 5, 1904. Charter No. 661. 



national no. 






Mary Gertrude Avery. 

Edmund Avery. 
Susan Shellenberger Berkhimer 

Henry Nail. 
Louise Berkhimer. 

Henry Nail. 
Margaret Adaline Brooks. 

Sergt. Mark Stoddard. 

Captain William Morgan. 

Captain Elijah Brewster. 

Israel Morgan. 
Mellie Mitchell Clark. 53873 

James Woodworth. 

Sarah A. Shellenberger Graham. 48484 

Henry Nail. 
Gladys Oestrich Gotch. 75594 

Sergt. Mark Stoddard. 

Captain William Morgan. 

Captain Elijah Brewster. 

Israel Morgan. 
Mary H. Stoddard Johnston. 35817 

Sergt. Mark Stoddard. 

Captain William Morgan. 

Captain Elijah Brewster. 

Israel Morgan. 
Grace E. Parker Miles. 82494 

Martin Severance. 


Miss M. G. Avery, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 
Mrs. Matt. Berkhimer, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 
Miss Louise Berkhimer, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 
Miss M. Adaline Brooks, 

Livermore, Iowa. 

Mrs. Wm. S. Clark, 

"Mill Farm," 

Humboldt, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. E. Graham, 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Frank A. Gotch, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 

Mrs. Robert J. Johnston, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 

Mrs. Daniel R. Miles, 

Pioneer, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Lucy A. Stoddard Oestrich. 

Sergt. Mark Stoddard. 

Captain William Morgan. 

Captain Elijah Brewster. 

Israel Morgan. 
Josephine Perry. 

Brig. Gen. Erastus Wolcott. 

Samuel Wolcott. 
Elizabeth Wolcott Perry. 

Brig. Gen. Wolcott. 

Samuel Wolcott. 
Ida Grace Shellenberger. 

Henry Nail. 

Ida Letitia Shellenberger. 

Henry Nail. 
Martha J. Wells Stoddard. 

Lieut. James Comstock. 
Harriet Shellenberger Tellier, 

Henry Nail. 
Emma Louise Tellier. 

Henry Nail. 
Lois F. Rowe Stone. 

Moses Porter. 
Elizabeth Connell Wells. 

Lieut. James Comstock. 
Henrietta Wells. 

Lieut. James Comstock. 


41289 Mrs. Robert F. Oestrich, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 

75596 Miss Josephine Perry, 

Humboldt, Iowa, 

75595 Miss Elizabeth W. Perry, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 



I. Grace Shellenberger, 
Public Library, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 



Ida L. Shellenberger, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 



Glen Stoddard, 

Humboldt, Iowa, 



Eli Tellier, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 



Emma L. Tellier, 

Humboldt, Iowa. 



Henry S. Stone, 

Humboldt, Iowa, 



Henry S. Wells, 

Humboldt, Iowa, 



Henrietta Wells, 

Humboldt, Iowa, 

Penelope Uan Princes Chapter 


Organized June 3, 1903. 

Charter No. 623. 


Active Members. 


Elizabeth Olivia Barber. 

Jonathan Eddy. 

David Lillie. 
Leonora Phelps Blamer. 

James Smith. 

Joseph Phelps. 

Deacon Joseph Hoar. 


44921 Miss Elizabeth Barber, 

Independence, Iowa. 

42907 Mrs. G. T. Blamer, 

Independence, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Ella Juliette Campbell. 

Nathan Stout. 

Hendrick Lane. 
Phoebe Palmer Campbell. 

Levi Gaylord, Sr. 

Levi Gaylord, Jr. 
Kathryn Evelyn Clark. 

Alexander Stuart. 
Lillian Scarclifif Clarke. 

Asa Stiles. 
Helen Currier Cook. 

Matthew Adams. 
Kathryn Allen Chappell. 

Constant Whitford. 
Abbie Ross Donnan. 

Roger Ross. 
Annie Tabor Evers. 

Caleb Sherman. 
Mary Bell Fiester. 

Roger Ross. 
Harriet Isadore Lake. 

Henry Lake. 

Captain James Blakely. 

Malachi Church. 
Annah Morse Littlejohn. 

Parker Bodvvell. 

Simon Hale. 

Josiah Davis. 
Delpha Tryon Ransier. 

Ezra Tryon. 
Caroline Littell Simmons. 

William Littell. 
Jessie Brown Simpson. 

Edward Dorsey. 
Florence Gregg Foster. 

Joseph Reeves. 
Lillian Lorena Kuhrke. 

Lieut. Zebedee Chandler. 

Josiah Chandler. 

Thomas Cushman. 
Winnie Mae Stevens. 

Lieut. Zebedee Chandler. 

Josiah Chandler. 

Thomas Cushman. 


42909 Mrs. A. M. Campbell, 

Independence, Iowa. 

47646 Mrs. A. R. Campbell, 

Independence, Iowa. 

42910 Miss Kathryn Clark, 

Independence, Iowa. 

45303 Mrs. A. F. Clarke, 

Independence, Iowa. 
60298 Mrs. R. A. Cook, 

Independence, Iowa. 
43517 Mrs. H. C. Chappell, 

Independence, Iowa. 

45304 Miss Abbie Donnan, 

Independence, Iowa. 

42911 Mrs. N. M. Evers, 

Independence, Iowa. 

45305 Mrs. C. W. Fiester, 

Independence, Iowa. 
37655 Miss Harriet Lake, 

Independence, Iowa. 

42913 Mrs. W. C. Littlejohn, 

Independence, Iowa. 

42916 Mrs. C. E. Ransier, 

Independence, Iowa. 
44301 Mrs. L. C. Simmons, 

Independence, Iowa. 
60312 Mrs. W. C. Simpson, 

Independence, Iowa. 

84038 Mrs. John Elden Foster, 

Independence, Iowa. 

84039 Mrs. Julius Kuhrke, 

Independence, Iowa, 

84040 Miss Winnie Stevens, 

Independence, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Associate Members. 

signature and ancestor. national no. 

Mehitable Hale Morse. 45306 Mrs. 

Josiah Davis. 

Simon Hale. 
Florence Phelps Woodward. 45308 Mrs. 

James Smith, Sr. 

Joseph Phelps. 

Joseph Hoar. 
Kate Woodward Leach. 42914 Mrs. 

Parker Bodwell. 
Neva Morse Jones. 42912 Mrs. 

Parker Bodwell. 

Josiah Davis. 

Simon Hale. 


W. H. H. Morse, 

Independence, Iowa. 

W. M. Woodward, 

Independence, Iowa. 

R. E. Leach, 

Independence, Iowa. 
D. S. Jones, 

Independence, Iowa. 

Non-Resident Members. 

signature AND ANCESTOR. 

Lillian Barber Ritchie. 

Jonathan Eddy. 

David Lillie. 
Ada Stout Backus. 

Nathan Stout. 

Hendrick Lane. 
Marion Bryant Olin. 

David Currier. 
Nellie Chamberlin Spangler. 

Jacob Culver. 

Benjamin Chamberlin. 

J. C. Chamberlin. 
Pearl Estelle Thompson. 

Malachi Tower, Sr. 

Malachi Tower, Jr. 
Caroline Curtis Morse. 

Jacob Bennett. 

Una Morse Allen. 
Jacob Bennett. 

Blossom Bissell Tschirgi. 
Constant Whitford. 

Katrina Morse. 
Jacob Bennett. 


42908 Mrs. Rominey Ritchie, 

Anna, 111. 

42917 Mrs. George Lester Backus, 

2097 W. Twenty-ninth Place, 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
43518 Mrs. Marion Olin, 

Le Mars, Iowa. 
47645 Mrs. George Spangler, 

Winthrop, Iowa. 

54711 Mrs. G. B. Thompson, 

Winthrop, Iowa. 

42915 Mrs. Caroline Morris, 

131 R St., N. E., 

Washington, D. C. 
47647 Mrs. R. E. Allen, 

131 R St., N. E., 

Washington, D. C. 

63491 Mrs. H. M. Tschirgi, 

763 E. Jefferson St., 

Gary, Ind. 

63492 Miss Katrina Morse, 

131 R St., N. E., 

Washington, D. C. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Ada Tims Klocker. 

Charles Spaulding. 
Caroline Daniels. 

Jabez Newhall. 


43893 Mrs. A. J. Klocker, 

Grants Pass, Ore. 
69292 Miss Caroline Daniels, 

Agricultural College, 

New Mexico. 

Pilgrim 0bapter 

Organized January 19, 1898. 



Charter No. 393. 


Mrs. Julia Alder. 
Jonathan Buttolph. 

Miss M. Imogen Benson. 
James Benson. 

Mrs. Eleanor S. Biggs. 
Asa Richardson. 


38465 Mrs. Julia Alder, 



Mrs. Athelia Elizabeth Chesley. 78127 

Miss Zada M. Cooper. 67001 

William Cooper. 

William McCaughey. 
Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill. 14017 

Captain John Granson. 

Dr. Leora Johnson. 10010 

Hezekiah Johnson. 

Mrs. Mary Temperance Kean. 26800 

Lewis Jolly. 

Miss Florence Kirkendall. 68496 

Mrs. Ella Jayne Lindsay. 26801 

Ebenezer Jayne. 

522 College St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Miss M. Imogen Benson, 
124 Bloomington St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Eleanor S. Biggs, 

110 Bloomington St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Athelia Elizabeth Chesley, 
3 E. Market St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Miss Zada M. Cooper, 

124 Bloomington St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ella Lyon Hill, 

322 E. College St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Dr. Leora Johnson, 

22 No. Clinton St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mary Temperance Kean, 
433 So. Governor St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Miss Florence Kirkendall, 
215 E. Fairchild St. 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Ella Jayne Lindsay, 
925 E. College St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 



Mrs. Martha A. Marshall. 
Jonathan Ward. 

Mrs. Elizabeth F. Morrison. 

Colonel Charles Warfield. 

Lieut. John James. 
Miss Cora B. Morrison. 

James Dickey. 

Lieut. John James. 

Colonel Chas. Warfield. 
Mrs. Kate Shrader Palmer. 

Isaac Melvin. 

Mrs. Helen Wescott Plank. 
Thomas Stevens. 

Mrs. Lue Bradley Prentiss. 
Thomas Quigley. 

Mrs. Kittie Barnes Reddick. 
Richard Vawn. 

Mrs. Maud Wales Reno. 
Ephriam Wales. 

Miss Winifred Startsman. 
Asa Richardson. 

Mrs. Luverne Sorter Wales. 
Henry Sorter. 

Mrs. Jennie Shrader Wilson. 
Isaac Melvin. 






Mrs. Martha A. Marshall, 
22 E. Jefferson St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Elizabeth F. Morrison, 
327 Burlington St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
Miss Cora B. Morrison, 
327 Burlington St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 

21984 Mrs. Kate Shrader Palmer, 
1027 E. College St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
39938 Mrs. Helen Wescott Plank, 
Chautauqua Heights, 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
59259 Mrs. Lue Bradley Prentiss, 
West Side, 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
47111 Mrs. Kittie Barnes Reddick, 
2283 Johnson St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 

40428 Mrs. Maude Wales Reno, 

414 Summit St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
20310 Miss Winifred Startsman, 
110 Bloomington St., 

Iowa City, Iowa, 

40429 Mrs. Luverne Sorter Wales, 

West Side, 

Iowa City, Iowa. 
68030 Mrs. Jennie Shrader Wilson, 
1027 E. College St., 

Iowa City, Iowa. 

Independence 0l>apter 

Organized October 24, 1910. Regent, MRS. EVA M. STEWART. 



Ella Lillian Anderson. 

Hezekiah Parke. 
Miss Mina Adams. 

Nicholas Rhoades. 


58257 Mrs. W. T. Anderson, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Mrs. Robert Donaldson, 

205 W. Thirty-seventh St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Mary Bennett. 

Nicholas Rhoades. 
Flora Ella Brian. 

John Barney. 
Mary G. Barney. 

John Barney. 
Carrie Crooks. 

Joseph Fisher. 

John Slattery. 
Eva F. Child Head. 

Capt. Elisha Child. 

Ephraim Child. 
Miss Ruth Harper. 

Capt. William Black. 
Rebecca Mann. 

Nicholas Rhoades. 
Sophronia Shipman. 

John Slattery. 
Martha Evaline Stewart. 

Col. Zebulon Pike. 
Dorothy Winkelraan. 

Nicholas Rhoades. 


74041 Mrs. 

80753 Mrs. 

81090 Miss 

74044 Mrs. 

74042 Mrs. 

78532 Miss 

80755 Mrs. 

74043 Mrs. 
58754 Mrs. 

74045 Miss 

Ralph Bennett, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Flora E. Brian, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Mary Barney, 

Greenwood, S. D. 
Chas. Crooks, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 

Eva F. Child Head, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 

Ruth Harper, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Geo. Mann, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Sophronia Shipman, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Eva M. Stewart, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 
Dorothy Winkelman, 

Jefferson, Iowa. 

Keokuk Chapter 


Organized October 6, 1898. 

Charter No. 431. 



Sadie Searle Clark. 36697 

Rev. Johnathan Searle, 

Elizabeth Wilkins Dunlap. 24627 

James Nesmith, Jr., 

Lorene Curtis Diver. 25211 

Larah Curtis, Private. 

Jotham Curtis, Captain. 

Lachariah Curtis, Sr., Sergt. 

Lachariah Curtis, Jr., Private. 
Ella Sarah Duncan. 32458 

Peter Norton, Major. 

Mrs. Arthur Clark, 

21 Third Ave. No., 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Miss Elizabeth Dunlap, 
902 Orleans Ave., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. B. Diver, 

525 No. Third St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

Mrs. Sarah E. Duncan, 
718 Morgan St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Harriet Woodard Davis. 

Wm. Livingston, Brig. Gen. 

Wm. Livingston, Jr., Private. 
Katharine Birge Elder. 

Jonathan Birge, Captain. 

Titus Kellogg, Private. 

Richard Pitkin, Captain. 
Anna Josephine Gage. 

James Humphrey, Private. 
Mary Machin Gardner. 

Thomas Machin, Captain. 
Sara V. C. Gramm. 

Jacob Crane. 
Mary Osborn Hoyt. 

John Hoyt, Mem. Com. Safety. 

Sisson Cole, Private. 

Stephen Gibson, Soldier. 

Arrington Gibson, Corporal. 

Justin Hoyt, Sergeant. 

John Carter, Captain. 
Grace Bisbee Hornaday. 

Abraham Tyler. 
Martha Hamill Home. 

William Young, Captain. 

Nathaniel Hamill, Private. 
Effie Hutchinson. 

Benjamin Birdsell, Lieut. Col. 
Jean A. Summerlin Hughes. 

Wilbur Summerlin, Private. 
Virginia Wilcox Ivins. 

James Prichard, Private. 
Jane Ewing Blood. 

Michael Sowers, Private. 

L. Victorlne McColl Bonney. 
John Twiggs, Maj. Gen. 

Mary Higbee Brownell. 
Abijah Peck, Private. 

Florence Easton Jenkins Blood. 

Jas. Hamilton, 1st. Lieutenant. 

Ezekiel Rambo, Private. 

George Douglas, Captain. 
Abigal Sumner Tyler Bisbee. 

Abraham Tyler. 

national no. address. 

4473 Mrs. C. Forbes Davis, 

Seattle, Wash. 

69013 Mrs. J. B. Elder, 

3 Park Place, 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

25213 Miss Anna J. Gage, 

217 N. Fifth St. 
54708 Mrs. E. W. Gardner, 

Hamilton, 111. 
72641 Dr. Sara V. Gramm, 

10 No. Fifth St. 
24628 Dr. Mary Hoyt, 

426 No. Ninth St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

70557 Mrs. C. Hornaday, 

330 Orleans Ave. 
69014 Mrs. R. G. Home, 

715 Franklin St. 

37458 Miss Effie Hutchinson, 

126 Concert St. 
39570 Mrs. E. Hughes, 

312 N. Fifth St. 
33733 Mrs. W. S. Ivins, 

112 N. Second St. 
69011 Mrs. W. G. Blood, 

214 Fulton St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
25215 Mrs. W. C. Bonney, 

611 Franklin St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
25702 Mrs. W. A. Brownell, 
311 No. Fifth St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
32459 Mrs. H. Boyden Blood, 
305 Morgan St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

55181 Mrs. J. M. Bisbee, 

330 Orleans Ave. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Annie Flank Bowen. 61970 

Daniel Brown, Major. 

William Flank, Captain. 
Jean Blood Craig. 69012 

Wm. Mauser, Soldier. 

Avijah Smith, Captain. 

Levi Whitney, Lieutenant. 

Isaac Kimball, Private. 

Asa Blood, Captain. 
Ruth Collins Cauby, 18424 

Levi Collins, Private. 

Herbert Lewis, Private. 

Ephriam Collins, Private. 

Isaac W. Stanton, Lieutenant. 
Susan Smythe Collier. 18458 

David Chambers, Colonel. 

Elizabeth Jannet Carter. 22680 

Elijah Wilcox, Jr., Private. 

Jane Adda Carter. 46666 

Elijah Wilcox, Jr., Private. 

Orra Belle Cole. 34620 

Phillip Cole, Colonel. 
Gertrude Hart Collins. 35265 

Paul Bonnell, Private. 

Elizabeth Galland Ivins. 

James Prichard, Private. 
Lida Hiller Lapsley. 57772 

James Milliken, Private. 
Elizabeth M. Sawyer McElroy. 24630 

Ephriam Sawyer, Sr., Lt. Col. 

Ephriam Sawyer, Jr., Capt. 
Lucy Sholl Cherrill Marsh. 38797 

William Mack, Private. 
Minnie A. B. Newcomb. 63483 

Ludim Blodgett, Soldier. 
Cora Helen Knowles Pittman. 2322 

Freeman Knowles, Private. 
Julia Magee Root. 34621 

Stephen Harrison, Min. Man. 


Mrs. C. A. Bowen. 

608 High St. 

Mrs. Theodora A. Craig, 
418 Franklin St., 

Keokuk, lowii. 

Mrs. J. L. Cauby, 

612 No. Thirteenth St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

Mrs. D. A. Collier, 

326 Fulton St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. J. Carter, 

5344 Madison Ave., 

Chicago, III. 
Miss Jennie A. Carter, 

5344 Madison Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 
Miss Orra B. Cole, 

216 High St. 
Mrs. J. A. M. Collins, 
614 Orleans Ave., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
Miss Elizabeth G. Ivins, 

112 No. Second St. 
Mrs. R. M. Lapsley, 

217 High St. 
Mrs. John A. McElroy, 

69 Washington Ave., 

East Orange, N. J. 
Mrs. J. W. Marsh, 

828 Franklin St. 
Mrs. E. B. Newcomb, 

712 Blondean St. 
Miss Cora H. K. Pittman, 

824 Orleans Ave. 
Mrs. J. L. Root, 

Hampshire Arms, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. national no. 

Winona Evans Reever. 54709 

Daniel McFarland, Colonel. 

Anna Mary Ringland. 63484 

David McCollom, Private. 
Glenneweir Ringland. 63485 

David McCollom, Private. 
Mary Carey Ringland. 63486 

David McCollom, Private. 
Elizabeth H. Rodgers. 61971 

James Humphrey, Private. 
Marcia Louise Sawyer. 25214 

James Hamilton, Lieutenant. 

Ezekiel Rambo, Private. 

George Douglas, Captain. 
Olivia E. Strickler. 69858 

John Snyder. 
Clara Idella Perdew Sheldon. 25703 

Samuel Vrooman, Private. 
Ernestine Leech Smith. 33735 

Ephriam Deming. 
Lorene Diver Townsend Sales. 69016 

Tarah Curtis, Private. 

Mrs. Harry Reever, 

117 No. Seventh St., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 
Miss Anna Ringland, 

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 
Miss Glenneweir Ringland, 

Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 
Miss Mary C. Ringland, 

McAHster, Okla. 
Mrs. C. B. Rodgers, 

Kingsville, Texas. 
Mrs. H. I. Sawyer, 

611 Orleans Ave., 

Keokuk, Iowa. 

Miss Olivia E. Strickler, 

227 No. Fifth St. 
Mrs. Clara I. Sheldon, 

1422 Fulton St. 
Mrs. C. J. Smith, 

1229 Franklin St. 
Mrs. Reno Haber Sales, 
954 Caledonia St., 

Butte, Mont. 

ncbemiab Cetts Chapter 


Organized January 22, 1904. Charter No. 648. 

Regent, MRS. NELLIE S. LETTS, Columbus Junction, Iowa. 


signature and ancestor. 
Rowena B. Brockway. 

Nehemiah Letts. 
Alice R. Brockway. 

Neheraah Letts. 

Consider Brockway. 

Jonathan Nichols. 
Albina B. Letts. 

Consider Brockway. 

Jonathan Nichols. 

national no. address. 

45748 Mrs. E. F. Brockway, 

Letts, Iowa. 

45749 Miss Alice R. Brockway, 

Letts, Iowa. 

45751 Mrs. James R. Letts, 

Letts, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Elizabeth B. Darrow. 

Nehemiah Letts. 

Consider Brockway. 

Jonathan Nichols. 
Lema Letts Remley. 

Nehemiah Letts. 

Nathaniel Springer. 
Nellie S. Letts. 

Nathaniel Letts. 
Adelia P. Letts. 

Nehemiah Letts. 
Vinnie D. Turkington. 

Nehemah Letts. 
Gladys G. Letts. 

Nehemiah Letts. 

Florence L. Burston. 
Nehemiah Letts. 

Lottie L. Letts. 
Nehemiah Letts. 

Bessie M. Letts Brown. 

Nehemiah Letts. 
Cora L. Maricle. 

Nehemiah Letts. 

Consider Brockway. 

Jonathan Nichols. 
Ella Letts McCrary. 

Nehemiah Letts. 

Consider Brockway. 

Jonathan Nichols. 
Emma L. Watters. 

Nehemiah Letts. 


45750 Miss Elizabeth B. Darrow, 

Letts, Iowa. 








Emma F. L. King. 


Nehemiah Letts. 

Mary Helen Letts. 


Nehemiah Letts. 

Nathaniel Springer. 

Emma B. Clark. 


Nehemiah Letts. 

Mary A. Horn. 


Nehemiah Letts. 

Anna L. Tarr. 


Nehemiah Letts. 

Mrs. George E. Remley, 

Cimarron, New Mexico. 

Mrs. Hilton M. Letts, 

Letts, Iowa. 
Miss Adelia P. Letts, 

Letts, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. Clyde Turkington, 

Loveland, Colo. 
Miss Gladys G. Letts, 
506 Locust St., 

Davenport, Iowa. 
Mrs. Albert H. Burston, 
7624 Lowe Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 
Miss Lottie L. Letts, 

7634 Lowe Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. J. M. Brown, 

St. Paul, Minn. 
Mrs. B. F. Maricle, 

49 Wendal St., 

Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. Frank E. McCrary, 
3502 Morrell Ave., 

Kansas City, Mo. 

Mrs. John W. Watters, 
99 Oceanview, 

Santa Cruz, Cal. 
Mrs. Wirt B. King, 

Fairfield, Iowa. 
Miss Mary Helen Letts, 

Columbus Junction, Iowa. 

Mrs. Clarence G. Clark, 

South English, Iowa. 

Mrs. William N. Horn, 

South English, Iowa. 

Mrs. Alexander P. Tarr, 

Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 

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Martha H. Letts. 

Nehemiah Letts. 
Mary A. Letts. 

Nehemiah Letts. 
Herma L. Letts. 

Nehemiah Letts. 

Minnie E. Letts. 
Nehemiah Letts. 

Caroline B. Garrison. 

Nehemiah Letts. 
Kate M. Litzenberg. 

Nehemiah Letts. 


62993 Miss Martha H. Letts, 

Sedalia, Mo. 

62994 Miss Mary A. Letts, 

Sedalia, Mo. 
64571 Miss Herma L. Letts, 

1014 Greenward Blvd., 

Evanston, 111. 
64040 Miss Minnie E. Letts, 

1215 Charles St., 

St. Joseph, Mo. 

77098 Mrs. G. W. Garrison, 

Utica, Ohio. 

77099 Miss Kate M. Litzenberg, 

Utica, Ohio. 


The biography of the Revolutionary ancestor upon whose patriotic 
service the Nehemiah Letts Chapter of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution is founded is given as follows: 

Nehemiah Letts was born in the state of New Jersey on October 5, 1763, 
and was the descendant of William Letts, who came to America from 
England in the year of 1665 with an English nobleman by the name of 
Philip Carteret, whose brother George Caiteret was at that time one of the 
proprietors of the province of New Jersey. Philip Carteret was appointed 
Governor of New Jersey and assisted in making the first settlement in 
the new state, which he called Elizabethtown, in honor of his charming wife. 

William Letts settled in the vicinity of Elizabethtown, where he pursued 
the occupation of agriculture. He remained there twenty years and in 1685 
moved to Perth Amboy at the time of its settlement. There he remained 
during the rest of his lifetime, and died upon Chesequake Creek, an esteemed 
and wealthy planter. 

His descendants settled along the Raritan bay and river, and a hundred 
years after his arrival in this country, at the beginning of the Revolutionary 
War, we have record of a number of Letts families living in Monmouth 
and Middlesex counties. The Letts men who enlisted from these counties 
were Corporal Francis Letts, Elisha Letts, Elijah Letts, John Letts, William 
Letts, another John Letts and Nehemiah Letts, the last named being the 
ancestor of the Letts Chapter of D. A. R. 

These men enlisted when the call came for men to enlist in their 
country's defense, subject to a call to arras at a moment's notice. In February, 
1776, these companies of "Minute Men" were dissolved and the State Militia 
organized in its stead and called the "Flying Camp." They were divided 
into two divisions and served month about. For further information on this 
subject we are referred to Stryker's Jerseyman, in the Revolutionary edition, 
page 666; also to the certificate of the Adjutant General of New Jersey. 

378 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

The purpose of dividing the "Flying Camp" was to provide men to support 
General Washington on forced marches whenever he needed reinforce- 
ments. These Lettses, all but Nehemiah, re-enilsted; and the New Jersey 
war records show that some of them served throughout the entire war. They 
re-enlisted each year when discharged and their names are found on the 
rolls of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

Our ancestor was at this time scarcely fourteen years of age. Because 
of his unusual size he had been enrolled and drilled with the "Minute Men," 
but on the reorganization of the State Militia he was considered too young 
to enter a service so severe and perilous as that of the "Flying Camp." One 
can well imagine his keen disappointment when he was obliged to remain 
at home with his father. However, we have every reason to believe that 
while he was not accepted as a member of the "Flying Camp" that his 
training as a "Minute Man" had not been wasted, and he probably partici- 
pated in some of the fiercest battles of the Revolution; for many were fought 
within walking distance of his home near Monmouth. These were the his- 
toric and important battles of Monmouth, Trenton, Freehold Court House, 
Minock Island, Egg Harbor, Chestnut Creek, Middletown, and Jersey City. 
All of these battles with one exception were fought within a year, and there 
were many minor ones throughout the war, while history confirms the fact 
that almost every inch of ground in Monmouth and Middlesex counties was 
fought over again and again by the British and Colonial troops as they 
passed between the north and the south, also between New York and 

The history of the service rendered by the "Minute Men" during the 
War of the Revolution is not without significance. Their timely aid given 
on one critical occasion saved an important battle, and the result of the 
victory did much to restore order among the troops and to encourage the 
Colonists in renewing their support in every possible manner. 

At the close of the Revolutionary War our ancestor was twenty-one 
years of age. He then emigrated to the wilds of western Pennsylvania, to 
what is known as the "Red Stone" country in Somerset County. This 
country had received its name from the red appearance of the mountain 
sides. At some previous time the out-cropping anthracite coal had caught 
fire and a red appearance to the mountains was the result. It was not until 
many years afterwards, however, that the "Red Stone," as they called it, was 
discovered to be a valuable fuel and one of the commercial products of the 

Here it was that Nehemiah lived when General Washington made his 
visit to western Pennsylvania. This country was also the hot-bed of what 
was known as the "Whiskey Rebellion." In this same locality Nehemiah 
was married to Rhoda Ann Reed. It is supposed that she was of the promi- 
nent Reed family who were conspicuous for service in the battles of Trenton 
and Monmouth; while one of the same name served Washington in the 
capacity of private secretary. 

In the year 1806 Nehemiah made a trip into Ohio and bought one 
thousand acres of land in Knox and Licking counties. This land was not 

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all in one body but in several different townships. After making his purchase 
he returned to Pennsylvania, where he continued to live until the year of 
1816, when he moved to Knox County, Ohio, taking with him his wife and 
family of eight children, as well as his wife's mother, Thankful Honnowell 
Reed, who had decided to accompany them to their new home. For the first 
year they lived in a log cabin, but in the fall of 1817 Nehemiah Letts built 
the first frame dwelling house in Knox County; and as the news spread 
abroad people came from far and near to see the wonderful building which 
was as much of a sight to them as the modern skyscraper of today is to us. 

He spent the remainder of his life in that home and died on September 
23, 1822, and was buried in the Owl Creek Cemetery, a country burying 
ground near his home. His farm after nearly one hundred years is still in 
the possession of a member of the family, and is said to be considered one 
of the best in the township. 

In this new and wild country Nehemiah was still' a patriot, and often 
answered to the call of the sheriff or other civil officer when help was needed 
to quell disorder, which was not infrequent in those pioneer days of Ohio. 
He was a man of great size and imposing appearance. He had the enviable 
reputation of being perfectly fearless in the discharge of all duties, as well 
as always owning the best horses in the country; so it is easy to conclude 
that he was as faithful a defender of this new country in his later days as 
he had been a soldier during the days of the Revolution. He was also a 
surveyor of considerable note and did much of the land surveying of Knox 
and Licking counties, as the official records of these counties show. 

To our knowledge there have been but two other Letts men who have 
carried the name of Nehemiah. One was Nehemiah Madison Letts, a grand- 
son of Nehemiah Letts, who was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1818, 
moved to La Salle County, Illinois, in 1832, and to Louisa County, Iowa, in 
1854. The town of Letts, near the home that he made in Louisa County, was 
named for him. He died in 1894 and was buried in the Grandview Ceme- 
tery, where his father, David Letts, son of our Revolutionary ancestor, is 
also laid to rest. The other man who carried the name of Nehemiah was 
likewise a grandson of the ancestral Nehemiah, a son of John Letts. His 
lifetime was spent at Utica, Ohio; a man who was well beloved by all who 
knew him. He Is buried in the Owl Creek Cemetery, where both his father 
and grandfather are buried. 

We are often asked, "Whence came these Lettses; of what nationality 
are they?" In the Brittanica we find reference of a tribe of Lettses existing 
as early as the year ten hundred in the Lettish Province of Russia. They are 
described as a fair, ruddy-cheeked, gray-eyed people, agriculturalists and 
stockmen by occupation, and the men are especially mentioned as being above 
the average size. This description coincides with the Lettses of this day and 
generation. It is supposed that they went from the Lettish Province into 
Holland; but not being satisfied In Holland they migrated to England, 
from which country William Letts came to New Jersey in company with 
Philip Carteret, as has been previously noted. Here he and his descendants 
pursued the occupation of agriculture as had their Lettish ancestors. Thus 

380 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

we have a brief outline of the Letts family as it is known to us — a history 
that runs through almost one thousand years, and in all this time we find 
them an honest, industrious and hard-working people who had the ability 
to accumulate money and spend it wisely, and gained for themselves the 
reputation of always paying one hundred cents on the dollar. 

From the character of many of the Christian names carried by the 
Lettses who served in the Revolution it is to be inferred that there was a 
religious tendency among them. In Nehemiah's own family Scriptural 
names were conspicuous. The family bible containing the record, made by 
Nehemiah's own hand, in a script as legible as print, is still in existence in 
Mount Vernon, Ohio. The record is given as follows: 

John Letts, born April 26, 1788. 
David Letts, born September 5, 1790. 
Jeremiah Letts, born April 8, 1793. 
Phebe Letts, born July 27, 1795. 
Thankful Letts, born December 26, 1798. 
Amelia Letts, born April 17, 1802. 
Caleb Letts, born February 19, 1807. 
Rachel Letts, born April 11, 1811. 

The daughters married as follows: Phebe married James Robinson. 
Thankful married Peter Veatch. Amelia married Absalom Wood. Rachel 
married Jacob Bell. The number of descendants born to Nehemiah's chil- 
dren is given: To John Letts, nine children; to David Letts, five; to Jere- 
miah, six; to Phebe Robinson, six; to Thankful Veatch, nine; to Amelia 
Wood, two; to Caleb Letts, ten; to Rachel Bell, seven. In our Nehemiah 
Letts Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution we have among 
our members the descendants of John Letts, David Letts, Thankful Veatch, 
Amelia Wood, Caleb Letts, and Rachel Bell. Most of these members are of 
the fourth generation from the ancestral Nehemiah. The charter members 
are with two exceptions the descendants of David Letts. All Letts women 
are eligible to membership in the Letts Chapter, and any woman who has 
married a descendant of Nehemiah Letts, if eligible in the National Chapter 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is also eligible to membership 
in the Letts Chapter. So far, no other arrangements have been made for 
membership aside from this, and the chapter is strictly a Letts Chapter. 

This sketch of Nehemiah Letts' life is not complete without a few words 
in regard to his resting place, which is a sacred spot to us. This cemetery, 
as before mentioned, is known as the Owl Creek Cemetery. The creek near 
by received its name from the Indians in the early days of the country 
because of the large number of birds, especially owls, that congregated there, 
and they made no mistake in selecting a beautiful spot. The cemetery and 
church were both named from the creek. Many a man of far greater fame 
than Nehemiah has found a much less picturesque resting place than in this 
quiet valley of the Licking river. 

TLse Owl Creek church occupies practically the same site that it did 
when the ancestral Nehemiah worshipped there in the first church that was 
erected on the spot. Two structures have been erected since the first 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 381 

log church was built. The second church was a frame building. The pres- 
ent one is a modern brick church. In 1909 the congregation celebrated its 
one hundredth anniversary. The people of this church are of Baptist 
denomination and at one time a grandson of Nehemiah held the pastorate 
of this congregation. Of him in a history of the church is written : "Rev. 
John Letts was the only pastor to be ordained by this church. He was born 
in this community, baptized in 1856, licensed in 1860, ordained in 1864 and 
called as pastor in the same year. He continued in that relation for four 
years. He then removed to Sedalia, Missouri, where he by his gentle, loving 
disposition and devotion to his Master, his good judgment and power of the 
Spirit, did much to restore the churches which had been torn by dissensions 
during the War." 

In this locality, as well as in the neighboring towns of Utica and Mount 
Vernon, are many descendants of Nehemiah Letts, and a number are buried 
in the Owl Creek Cemetery, as the spot will bear testimony, for the name 
of Letts is prominent there; and the sight causes one's thoughts to turn back 
farther than memory itself and to dwell in imagination on many minute 
happenings of our family's history during the past thousand years, and from 
these reflections we turn to consider the man Nehemiah, whose sacred dust 
lies there — a man who in boyhood had served his country well and had been 
so freely associated with Washington during the period of the Revolution. 

Nehemiah's grave is marked by a monument that bears, aside from his 
own inscription, that of his wife, Rhoda Ann Letts; also that of Thankful 
Honnowell Reed, his wife's mother. This is the second monument that has 
been erected. The first one, probably placed there by his wife, Rhoda Ann, 
had worn away by the storms of time until the inscription was fast becoming 
illegible, but there was a loving and generous hand ready to renew the 
monument, and a modern shaft now marks the spot with the same inscription 
that the original bore. For this thoughtful deed we are indebted to the 
memory of Rachel Letts Bell, whose daughter, Mrs. G. W. Garrison, of 
Utica, Ohio, holds her membership with the Nehemiah Letts Chapter of 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 


The last will and testament of our ancestor Nehemiah's wife, Rhoda 
Ann (Reed) Letts, who lived for thirteen years after his death, is a document 
of considerable interest to the present generation. To the most of us this 
means our great-great-grandmother's will, and she was most certainly a 
woman of considerable ability and foresight to have so minutely ordered the 
disposal of her earthly goods. This is a copy of the original copy, taken 
from the county records, and reads as follows: 

"A copy taken from the Book of Pleas for the County of Knox, and State 
of Ohio, and in Book E, on page 353, on the 17th day of November, 1835. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Rhoda Ann Letts, of the Township of 
Morgan, Knox County, Ohio, being weak in body, but of sound & perfect 
mind & memory do make & publish this my last will & testament in advance 
& forever following, that is to say. 

382 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

First. That all my debts be paid. Second. I give & bequeath to ray- 
oldest son John one nevsf double coverlet & blanket. Third. I give & 
bequeath to my fourth son Caleb one new double coverlet & blanket. Fourth. 
I give & bequeath unto my oldest daughter Phebe Robinson my silver table 
spoons. Fifth. I give & bequeath unto my second daughter Thankful Veatch 
my large Bible. Sixth. I give & bequeath unto my fourth daughter Rachel 
Bell my silver tea spoons. Seventh. I give & bequeath unto my grand- 
daughter Rhoda Ann Letts my young gray mare, & one cow & calf, allowing 
her to take her choice of the cows, & four sheep, & one new bed & bedding 
with two new coverlets & two blankets, the bedstead with turned posts, the 
small bureau, my new set of imitation china ware with a large bowl & 
pitcher, a bucket & small brass kettle. (See note.) Eighth. I give and 
bequeath Marion Wood, my grand-daughter, one double coverlet. Ninth. I 
further order that all of the remainder of my goods & chatties, & personal 
estate of whatever nature or kind be sold & when collected after all expenses 
are paid that it be divided into eight equal parts & distributed in the follow- 
ing manner: First, to my son David Letts, three-fourths of one share & one- 
fourth of the same share to his daughter Rhoda Ann Letts. Second, to my son 
John Letts, one share or eighth part. Third, to my son Jeremiah Letts, 
one share or eighth part. Fourth, to my son Caleb Letts, one share or 
eighth part. Fifth, to my daughter, Phebe Robinson one share or eighth part. 
Sixth, to my daughter Thankful Veatch, one share or eighth part. Seventh, to 
my daughter Rachel Bell, one share or eighth part. Eighth, to my grand- 
daughters Marion Wood & Helen Wood, one share or eighth part, to be 
divided between them. I further give unto Phebe Robinson, Thankful 
Veatch, Rachel Bell, Mary Letts & Marion Letts all my wedding apparel, 
sheets, pillow cases, & table cloths, equally to be divided between them, & 
I further order that all the shares shall be paid (after sale being made on 
credit) & the money collected & settlement made with the court as soon as 
convenient to all parties except Marion Wood & Helen Wood, whose share 
shall remain in the direction of John Letts & Peter Veatch & be put to 
interest until they arrive at the age of eighteen years & then be paid over 
to them. 

I hereby appoint my son John Letts & Peter Veatch Executors of this, 
my last will & testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made, in 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 25th day of March, 
1835. Rhoda Letts. (Seal.) 

Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above Rhoda Letts to be 
her last will & testament, in the presence of us who have hereto subscribed 
our names as witnesses, in the presence of the testator. 

Samuel Clutter, 
David B. Clutter, 
Michael Debolt. 

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State of Ohio, County of Knox. 

I, Alexander Clark, clerk of the court of common pleas for the County 
of Knox, & State of Ohio, do hereby certify the foregoing to be the true 
copy of the will of Rhoda Letts, deceased, now remaining on file in my office. 

August 15, 1835. Signed by Alexander Clark. 


NOTE: The seventh bequest of the will, which was made to a grand- 
daughter, Rhoda Ann Letts, is noticeably large in proportion to the others. 
The following bit of history will explain the circumstance: Rhoda Ann was 
the daughter of David Letts and Martha Strawn, his first wife. The child 
was the namesake of her grandmother, Rhoda Ann (Reed) Letts, and when 
she was two years of age her own mother died and she went to live with her 
grandmother Letts. She continued to live with her grandparents until she 
was eighteen and in this way had become a member of her grandmother's 
household. At that time her father's second wife, Elizabeth Lair Donnavan, 
daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Lair, of Rockingham County, Virginia, 
died, and Rhoda Ann was called to join her father's family at Dayton, 
Illinois, where she filled the position of housekeeper for the family. Here 
she met Ruben Miller, a highly respected young man of the same neighbor- 
hood, and became engaged to marry him. About this time there was a gen- 
eral meeting of the Mormons at Nauvoo, Illinois. Ruben Miller was one 
of their converts. He allied himself with them and accepted their faith. 
This obstacle did not prevent Rhoda Ann Letts from marrying Ruben Miller 
and when the Mormons moved to Salt Lake, Rhoda Ann accompanied her 
husband, who was a of prominence among his chosen people. By this 
means she effectually separated herself from her own family. She spent 
the remainder of her lifetime in Salt Lake and is buried there. It is stated 
that Rhoda Ann held the place of honor in that Mormon household. 

I am indebted to our Chapter Genealogist, Mrs. Cora Letts Maricle, of 
Cambridge, Mass., also to Dr. G. W. Garrison, of Utica, Ohio, for many 
of the dates and statements that have made this sketch of our Revolutionary 
ancestor possible. I submit the same to the Nehemiah Letts Chapter of 
Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Mrs. Rowena B. Letts Brockway, 

Letts, Iowa, 1910. Chapter Vice Regent. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

marsballtown Chapter 


Organized December 4, 1902. 


Charter No. 591. 


signature and ancestor. 

national no. 

Abbie Fitch Andrews. 


Sergt. Asa Fitch. 

Com. Dr. Peletiah Fitch. 

Thomas Pattison. 

Capt. Adam Martin. 

Harriet Briggs Andrews. 


Col. Israel Shreve. 

Miss Harriet M. Bassett. 


Nathaniel Goddard. 

May Sanford Chapin. 


Stephen Skiff. 

Helen Ashbrook Clark. 


Abel Jewett, Sr. 

Edith Richardson Cornell. 


David Andrus. 

Harriet C. Daly. 


Lieut. Henry Hansen. 
Ensign Nicholas Hansen. 
Jennie Hodgson Davis. 43510 

Lieut. John Todd. 

Cora Butler Downing. 43511 

Capt. Giles Doud. 

Carolyn Andrews Duffield. 41278 

Col. Israel Shreve. 

Elizabeth H. Edmondson. 63488 

Nathanael Batchelder. 

Nellie Welsh Elder. 60924 

Col. Jonathan Jones. 

Helen Burgess Forney. 41279 

Capt. Benjamin Falton. 
Benjamin Burgess. 


Mrs. M. F. Andrew, 

5 So. Fourth St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Mrs. William Andrews, 
401 No. Fourth St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Miss Harriet M. Bassett, 

State Center, Iowa. 
Miss May Chapin, 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Helen A. Clark, 

204 W. Church St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. R. Cornell, 

513 No. Center St. 
Mrs. Anthony C. Daly, 
208 W. State St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. A. Davis, 

110 No. Second St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. E. Downing, 

112 E. State St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Charles L. Duffield, 
603 Jerome St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. S. G. Edmondson, 

105 So. Fourth St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. T. Elder, 

108 So. Third Ave., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. R. Forney, 

509 No. First St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

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signature and ancestor. 

national no. 

Martha Arey Greene. 


David Brown. 

Edith Higley Guilford. 


Lieut. Daniel Higley. 

Miss Georgiana Higley. 


Lieut. Daniel Higley. 

Maggie Wise Howig. 


Lieut. William Henshaw. 

Lucy L. Kinsley. 


Rufus Montague. 

Jessie A. Lennox. 


Reuben Thayer. 

Jennie Young McCombs. 49909 

Capt. James Adams. 

Jacob Adams. 

John Crum. 
Lucy Clock Mogle. 55182 

Luther Reeve. 
May Forbush Montgomery. 37283 

Capt. Charles Forbush. 

Thomas Forbush. 
Henrietta Grinnell Northup. 58755 

Lieut. Isaac Keller. 
Victoria Wood Payne. 40330 

Sergeant Richard Case. 

Andrew Hayes. 
Marion Winnie Peterson. 46688 

David Andrus. 
Emily Thayer Reynolds. 50283 

Reuben Thayer. 
Louise Higley Simon. 41281 

Lieut. Daniel Higley. 
Nellie Wyllis Smith. 65845 

Lieut. Sampson Samraons. 
Una May Smith. 67000 

Sergeant Noah Field. 
Matie Lunt Swingley. 49911 

Lieut. Henry Lunt. 
Candicie E. F. Trotter. 37284 

John Rosecrans. 
Calisto Smith Stearns. 68800 

Noah Field. 
Caroline S. Dickinson. 69859 

Noah Field. 


Mrs. Merritt Greene, 

Edgeworth, Iowa. 
Mrs. William E. Guilford, 

Winchester, Mass. 
Miss Georgina Higley, 

Chicago, 111. 
Mrs. B. H. Howig, 

304 No. First St. 
Miss Lucy L. Kinsley, 

McGregor, Iowa. 
Mrs. David Lennox, 

408 W. Nevada St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Charles J. McCombs, 
116 No. Center St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Mrs. John Mogle, 

Hampton, Iowa. 
Mrs. M. F. Montgomery, 
710 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. E. Northup, 

608 W. State St. 
Mrs. W. C. Payne, 

211 W. State St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Huston J. Peterson, 

Clear Lake, Iowa. 
Mrs. James M. Reynolds, 

305 So. Fourth St. 
Mrs. A. H. Simon, 

203 W. Main St. 
Mrs. George W. Smith, 

1105 W. Main St. 
Miss Una May Smith, 

401 So. Fifth St. 
Mrs. James E. Swingley, 

304 Summit St. 
Mrs. J. G. Trotter, 

410 No. First St. 
Miss C. S. Stearns, 

Steamboat Rock, Iowa. 

Miss Caroline S. Dickinson, 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

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Ella May Smith. 

Henry Taylor. 
Margaret Black Chearer. 

Henry Taylor. 
C. Hallie Price. 

Anthony Culter. 
Lusaina V. S. Center. 

Abiel Fellows. 





Ella M. Smith, 

Marshalltown, Iowa, 



Margaret B. Chearer, 

Marshalltown, Iowa, 



C. Hallie Price, 

State Center, Iowa. 



Lusaina V. S. Center, 

Marshalltown, Iowa, 

mason ^\iy (^barter 


Organized April 7, 1905. 


Grace Blythe. 
Thos. Smith. 

Pansy Stewart Decker. 

Moses Craft. 
Elizabeth Burnap Dahlquist. 

Joshua Babcock. 
Dorothy Dakin Poole. 

Joshua Church. 
Avis Fox Humpheys. 

Denton Seeley. 
Elizabeth A. Norris. 

Mabel Stewart Knapp. 

Moses Craft. 
Myrtle Holm Smith. 

Eliaskim Culver. 

Mary D. Keeler. 

Edith Brady Rule. 

John Brady. 
Lily Emsley Markley. 

Joshua Church. 

Regent, MRS. J. E. E. MARKLEY. 


national no. address. 

51221 Mrs. J. E. Blythe, 

Washington and Ninth, 

Mason City, Iowa. 
51224 Mrs. Ralph Decker, 

Mason City, Iowa, 
51223 Mrs. Edward B. Dahlquist, 

Clear Lake, Iowa. 

51222 Mrs. Hardy Fayette Poole, 

Mason City, Iowa. 
46068 Mrs. F. L. Humpheys, 

Lone Wolf, Okla. 

51227 Mrs. F. M. Norris, 

Mason City, Iowa. 
51230 Mabel Stewart Knapp, 

Chicago, 111. 
51226 Mrs. Clifford P. Smith, 

385 Commonwealth Ave., 

Boston, Mass. 
51229 Mrs. F. E. Keeler, 

Mason City, Iowa. 

51228 Mrs. A. L. Rule, 

Mason City, Iowa. 
27528 Mrs. J. E. E. Markley, 

221 Cedar St., 
Mason City, Iowa. 

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Spintiing lUbcel Cbaptcr 

Organized October 1, 1898. 

Regent, MRS. C. A. EADIE. 

Resident Members. 

Charter No. 391. 

signature and ancestor. national no. 

Carrie Williams Abbott. 34624 

Stephen Reed. 

Margaret Dugan Ackert. 60299 

John Dugan. 

Katherine Louise Balch. 51220 

Elijah Grout. 

Samuel Wetherbee. 
Louise Ruth Balch. 66608 

Elijah Grout. 

Fannie S. Bradbury. 77500 

Joseph Shaw. 

Minnie Tillotson Carney. 31417 

Simeon Tillotson. 

Loretta H. Davis. 43513 

John Hamilton. 

Jane Moody Eadie. 34625 

Thomas Hogg. 

Paul Moody. 
Maria McCIure Garvin. 48474 

Stephen Flannagan. 

Helen Abbott Glick. 25219 

Bixby Abbott. 

Dora Hamilton. 65620 

John Hamilton. 

Anna Belknap Howe. ISSJO 

Simeon Belknap. 

Mrs. L. C. Abbott, 

5 So. Fifth Ave., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Margaret Ackert, 

11 No. Third Ave., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Miss K. L. Balch, 

604 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Miss L. Ruth Balch, 

106 No. Second St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Roy Bradbury, 

302 No. Third St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. L. Carney, 

605 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Benton Davis, 

912 W. Church St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. A. Eadie, 

312 No. First St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. B. Garvin, 

306 E. State St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. G. Glick, 

511 E. Church St., 

Marshal Itov/n, Iowa. 
Miss Dora Hamilton, 

201 No. Third Ave., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. J. Howe, 

6 So. Fifth Ave., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Justine Beulah Jones. 

Nathan Jones. 

Obadiah Wilcox. 

Eleazer Wilcox. 

David Blish. 

Adam Brown. 

Corp. Obadiah Wilcox. 
Minnie G. Kibbey. 26803 

Lieut. Isaac Sturtevant. 

Sergt. Isaac Sturtevant, Jr. 

Capt. John Underbill. 
Jennie Reed Kirby. 16098 

Enoch Reed. 

Nellie Sheldon Lawrence. 74032 

William Henshaw. 

Alice E. Manney. 77501 

Elihu Smith. 

Anna Worthington McCreery. 71490 
General Andrew Lewis. 

Jeanne Cole McCreery. 49915 

William Twombly. 

Lydia Hamilton Peckham. 26804 

John Hamilton. 

Harriet Perkins St. Clair. 67571 

Zimri Cleaveland. 

May Bruner Sandoe. 40816 

Henry Bruner. 

Edna Sears. 68031 

Napthaiia Guild. 

Alice Manney Simmons. 64041 

Ensign Elihu Smith. 

Katherine Niblock Trine. 32856 

William Campbell. 


50285 Miss Justine B. Jones, 

610 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Mrs. W. B. Kibbey, 

Kibbey BIdg., E. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Mrs. G. F. Kirby, 

4 So. Fifth Ave., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. G. W. Lawrence, 
710 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Miss Alice E. Manney, 

812 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. Robt. McCreery, 

212 E. State St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. R. W. McCreery, 

704 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. S. Peckham, 

201 No. Third Ave., 
Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. C. St. Clair, 

404 E. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. A. Sandoe, 

304 No. Center St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Miss Edna Sears, 

102 No. Second St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. B. Simmons, 

306 No. Third St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. C. Trine, 

303 W. State St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Helen A. P. Wilbur. 
Tolcutt Gould. 

Georgiana W. Wildman. 
Maj. Gen. John Paterson. 

Martha Wildman. 

Maj. Gen. John Patterson. 

Cora Hambel Wile}'. 
Marcus Cole. 

Lora Carney Woodbury. 
Simeon Tillotson. 

national no. address. 

69017 Mrs. H. Adah Wilbur, 
8 W. Lincoln St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

68032 Mrs. W. D. Wildman, 

209 W. Lincoln St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

68033 Miss Martha Wildman, 

209 W. Lincoln St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
51852 Mrs. C. R. Wiley, 

210 W. Main St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 
43512 Mrs. J. P. Woodbury, 

308 Summit St., 

Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Helen Williams Abbott. 
Stephen Reed. 

Annie Dugan Ackert. 
John Dugan. 

Catherine Catlett Bremner. 
Thomas Chittenden. 

Anna Abbott Brownell. 
Bixby Abbott. 

Rachel Maria Cannon. 

Robert Wilson. 
Ella F. Garvin. 

Stephen Flannagan. 

Myra Cannon Glick. 

Robert Wilson. 
Charlotte R. Glick. 

Robert Wilson. 

Jennie Gross Hamel. 
Joseph Irwin. 

Ethyl Hamilton. 
John Hamilton. 

Non-Resident Members. 

65847 Miss Helen W. Abbott, 

1244 No. State St., 

Chicago, 111. 
34714 Mrs. C. H. Ackert, 

Congress Hotel, The Annex, 
Chicago, 111. 
26801 Mrs. Wm. Bremner, 

307 No. Madison Ave., 

Lagrange, III. 
42905 Mrs. G. F. Brownell, 

313 W. Eighty-ninth St., 

New York City. 

40323 Miss Rachel Cannon, 
Hamilton, Mont. 

67570 Miss Ella F. Garvin, 

Women's College, 

Baltimore, Md. 

40324 Mrs. Chas. Glick, 
Hamilton, Mont. 

68495 Miss Charlotte Glick, 

Northwestern University, 

Evanston, III. 
25318 Mrs. E. B. Hamel, 

605 No. St. Joe Ave., 

Hastings, Neb. 
43514 Miss Ethyl Hamilton, 

1172 Nineteenth St., 

Des Moines, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Nannie Powell Hawkins. 
John Coulter. 

Bernice Maud Hawkins. 
John Coulter. 

Frances M. Hepburn. 

Thomas Chittenden. 

Mathew Lyon. 
Elizabeth C. E. Kibbey. 

Lieut. Isaac Sturtevant. 

Sergt. Isaac Sturtevant, Jr. 
Ella Hambel Lander. 

Marcus Cole. 
Grace Lander. 

Marcus Cole. 
Emily Metcalf Perkins. 

Zimri Cleveland. 

Lizzie Wright Roby. 

Daniel Lary. 
Kate Brainerd Rogers. 

Timothy Hatch. 

Hazel E. Sandoe. 
Henry Bruner. 

Cora Lander Van Vleck. 

Marcus Cole. 
Mary C. Feeney Weeks. 

David Smalley. 

Dorcas Wright. 
Daniel Larv. 





Wm. B. Hawkins, 
436 Erie Ave., 

Sheboygan, Wis. 



Bernice Hawkins, 
Downer College, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 




1224 Capitol St., 

Washington, D. C. 



Elizabeth Kibbey, 

2022 Massachusetts Ave., 

Washington, D. C. 



John E. Lander, 

Beltrami, Minn. 



Grace Lander, 

Beltrami, Minn. 



Emily M. Perkins, 
4950 Greenwood Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 



W. S. Roby, 

Grinnell, Iowa. 



C. P. Rogers, 
"The Napton," 

Butte, Mont. 



Hazel Sandoe, 

Northwestern University, 

Evanston, 111. 



Fred Van Vleck, 

Kenmare, N. D. 



Mary Weeks, 

125 So. Kedzie Ave., 

Chicago, 111. 



Dorcas Wright, 

Grinnell, Iowa. 

Ottawa 0l>ai>ter 


Organized October 22, 1910. Regent, MRS. A. W. MANN. 

signature and ancestor. national no. address. 

Mabelle Edmonds Douglas. 75261 Mrs. H. E. Douglas, 

Joseph Edmonds. Onawa, Iowa. 

Carrie Foote Mann. 79255 Mrs. A. W. Mann, 

Harry Wiswall. Onawa, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Miss Cinda O'Connor. 

Samuel Clauson. 
Pearle Underbill Caldwell. 

John Bancker. 
Kate D. Elliott. 

John Hicks. 
Frances Elizabeth Cleghorn, 

George Stearns. 
Mrs. Mary W. Cleghorn. 

George Stearns. 
Ruth Stearns Cleghorn. 

George Stearns. 
Jennie Frances Norton. 

John Hicks. 
Emih- Lucetta Leach. 

Jo::athan Leach, Sr. 
Annie Maria Holmes. 

John Hicks. 
Lois Ellen Leach. 

Jonathan Leach, Sr. 
Addie M. Hershiser. 

George Stearns. 
Mary P. Hershiser. 

George Stearns. 

national no. address. 

80501 Miss Cinda O'Connor, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

80758 Mrs. C. A. Caldwell, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

80759 Miss Kate D. Elliott, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

81270 Miss Frances E. Cleghorn, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

81271 Mrs. John Cleghorn, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

81272 Miss Ruth Stearns Cleghorn, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

81273 Mrs. G. R. Norton, 

Onawa, Iowa. 
81574 Miss Emily Lucetta Leach, 

Onawa, Iowa. 
81576 Mrs. W. L. Holmes, 

Onawa, Iowa. 
81804 Miss Lois Ellen Leach, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

82189 Mrs. Edwin Hershiser, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

82190 Miss Mary P. Hershiser, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

Elizabetb 8o$$ Cbapter 


Organized November 12, 1896. 

Regent, MRS. A. W. ENOCH. 


Charter No. 320. 

signature and ancestor. 
Emma D. Shugart. 

Lieut. Zanharius Shugart. 

Mary Sharp 
John Crosby. 

Harriett Marwin. 

Capt. Hezikiah Holcomb. 
Capt. Lemuel Bates. 
Phineas Griswold. 
Hezikiah Holcomb, Jr. 
Peter Van Duke. 

national no. 




Mrs. L. J. Baker, 

209 No. Wapello St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. E. Boude, 

421 E. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Harriet Briggs, 

M., 331 E. Fifth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Jessie Fitch. 

Zachariah Harwood. 

Maud A. Brown. 

Lieut. Joshua Phillips. 

Mary E. Stuart. 
Nathaniel Stuart. 

Emma P. Cooper. 
Ebenezer Edwards. 

Dora B. Reed. 
James Gleason. 

Carrie J. Nicholson. 
Thos. Kinne. 


53175 Mrs. D. J. Brown, 
Keith Ave., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
65177 Miss Maud A. Brown, 

1042 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
18433 Mrs. Mary E. Carpenter, 
159 E. Maple Ave., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
28957 Miss Emma P. Cooper, 
225 E. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
49420 Mrs. T. H. Corrick, 

112 E. Woodland Ave., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
59233 Mrs. H. P. Colt, 

124 E. Woodland Ave. 

Blanche Daggett. 55663 

Lemuel Canady. 

Andrew Canady. 
Annie L. Reeder. 14852 

Nathaniel Wales. 

Rose Chambers. 54255 

Col. David Chambers. 

Caroline Hawley Dudley. 65178 

Thos. Campbell. 

Emma M. Bagg. 18423 

Amos Pettibone. 

Alice C. Fiedler. 18434 

Jacob Abbott, Minute Man 

and Captain. 

Joseph Mackey, Oxford, 

Sussex County, New Jersey. 
Emma Adele Fiedler. 18435 

Jacob Abbott, Minute Man 

and Captain. 

Joseph Mackey, Oxford, 

Sussex County, New Jersey. 
Mary Carpenter Harrow. 14855 

Emmanuel Carpenter. 

Lieut. John Carpenter, Pa. 

Miss Blanche Daggett, 
105 W. Fifth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. R. Daum, 

513 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. C. Devin, 

113 E. Woodland Ae., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Caroline H. Dudley, 
209 No. Wapello St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. W. Enoch, 

207 Woodland Ave., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Alice C. Fiedler, 

519 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Miss Emma A. Fiedler, 
519 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Mrs. A. G. Harrow, 

433 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Caroline Merwin Haven. 

Capt. Hezikiah Holcomb. 

Capt. Lemuel Bates. 

Phineas Griswold. 

Hezikiah Holcomb, Jr., Conn, 

Peter Van Dyke, N. Y. 
Eva Daggett Higdon. 

Lemuel Canady. 

Andrew Canady, Mass. 
Emma Jonna Holt. 

Thos. Faxon, Mass. 

Laura Hennegin Jordan. 
Moses Harris. 

Nellie Butler Jordan. 
Lieut. Josiah Arnold. 

Mary Isadora Smith Keyhoe. 

Daniel Vincent, Pa. 
Kate M. Hedrick Ladd. 

William Orr. 

Mahala Dudley La Force. 
Thomas Campbell. 

Daisy Lenore Feme Kerfoot. 
Thomas Nelson, Jr., Va. 

national no. address. 

16103 Mrs. Wm. Haven, 

331 E. Fifth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

55666 Mrs. Otis P. Higdon, 

428 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
14853 Miss Emma J. Holt, 

118 E. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

18436 Mrs. J. W. Jordan, 

1049 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
31409 Mrs. J. C. Jordan, 

419 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
51219 Mrs. H. P. Keyhoe, 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

53679 Mrs. Kate M. Ladd, 

216 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

18437 Mrs. D. A. La Force, 

427 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
27566 Mrs. John F. Kerfoot, 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Charlotte Dawes McCue. 

William Dawes. 

Maj. Gen. Israel, Boston, 

Maria S. Gebhart Major. 

John Jacob La Rose, Ohio. 

Margaret McMillen Mast. 
Alexander McMillen, Tenn. 

Anna Roberts Meek. 

Joshua Maxfield. 

Sanders Carr. 
Garaphelia Burnham Merrill. 

Jonathan Burnham. 

15536 Mrs. A. E. McCue, 

303 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

52585 Mrs. Maria S. Major, 

404 W. Fourth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
51842 Mrs. L N. Mast, 

130 E. Maple Ave., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
53176 Mrs. J. G. Meek, 

149 E. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

20948 Mrs. J. H. Merrill, 

227 E. Fifth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

Harriet Carpenter Metz. 

Joshua Maxfield. 

Sanders Carr. 
Lina Dorothy Metz. 

Joshua Maxfield. 

Sanders Carr. 
Alice Carey Mitchell. 

V.'illiam Henshaw. 

Benj. Henshaw. 

Levi Wheeler. 
Amanda Barnhart Pierce. 

Simon Leet. 

Mary Ritter Rheera. 
John Wonderleigh. 

Flora Smiley Ross. 
Thomas Ross. 

Laura Amanda Ross. 
Thomas Ross. 

Laura R. Green Roberts. 
Sergt. Luke Green. 

Ora Carpenter Siberell. 
Nathaniel Stuart. 

Ella Elizabeth Spaulding. 
Joseph Colcord. 

Frances Breet Stuart. 
Rufus Breet. 

Catherine Carpenter Taylor. 

John Carpenter. 

Emmanuel Carpenter. 
Martha Featherstone Thrall. 

Henry Wells. 

Henry Wheatly. 

John Phillips. 
Mary Blanche Trotter. 

John Vincent, 
















Mrs. H. C. Metz, 

149 E. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Lina D. Metz, 

149 E. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. C. Mitchell, 

222 No. Green St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Mrs, E. C. Pierce, 

223 E. Maple St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Mary Ritter Rheem, 
130 No. Washington St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Flora S. Ross, 

416 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Laura A. Ross, 

416 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. W. Roberts, 

326 No. Market St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. Sumner Siberell, 

1029 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Miss Ella E. Spaulding, 
515 No. Market St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Mrs. A. W. Stuart, 

217 W. Woodland Ave., 

Ottumwa, Iowa, 
Mrs. C. C. Taylor, 

415 No. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. B. Thrall, 

173 E. Court St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Miss Mary B. Trotter, 

424 W. Fifth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Elizabeth S. P. Wilkinson. 
John Walker. 

Rebekah Payne Brunt. 

William Hart. 

Simmeon Demming. 
Lulu Brunt Dawson. 

William Hart. 

Simmeon Demming. 
Anna Forrest. 

James Byrnes. 
Bonnie L. Ferree Gardiner. 

Brig. Gen. Thos. Nelson, Jr, 
Mary Phelps Gilchrist. 

Joseph Phelps. 

James Smith, Sr. 

Joseph Hoar. 

Joseph Hoar, Jr. 

Noah Hitchcock. 
Cora Caldwell Hammond. 

Samuel Carpenter. 
Zella Cessna Fitton. 

Maj. John Cessna. 

William Mathews. 

Susannah Donaldson. 
Alice Eastham Hengen. 

Edmund Burnet. 

Wilda Cessna Neashem. 

Maj. John Cessna. 

William Mathews. 

Susannah Donaldson. 
Delia Roberts Russell. 

Joshua Maxfield. 

Sergt. Sanders Carr. 
Chloe B. McCrary Hall. 

James McCrary. 
Sarah E. Pool Hall. 

John Smith. 
Sadie Williams Kermer. 

James Search. 
Emma Hedreck Lathrop. 

William Orr. 
Frances Mills. 

Benj. Olds. 

national no. address. 

49423 Mrs. W. T. Wilkinson, 

367 No. Marion St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

46242 Mrs. S. W. Brunt, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

46243 Mrs. Grant Dawson, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

54257 Miss Anna Forrest, 

Eldon, Iowa. 
28903 Mrs. Thos. B. Gardiner, 

Eagle Grove, Iowa. 
50738 Mrs. Alex. Gilchrist, 

Evansville, Ind. 

64886 Mrs. Cora Hammond, 

Eddyville, Iowa. 
69857 Mrs. J. H, Fitton, 

Nebraska City, Neb. 

72640 Mrs. Rev. William C. Hengen, 
222 E, Fifth St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 
68799 Mrs. John W. Neashem, 
315 No. Market St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

69505 Mrs. L. Parker Russell, 

341 No. Wapello St., 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

55664 Mrs. L. W. Hall, 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

38804 Mrs. J. W. Hall, 

Eldon, Iowa. 

49421 Mrs. Frank Kermer, 

Eldon, Iowa, 
51841 Mrs. Emma Lathrop, 

Glendive, Mont. 
20947 Miss Frances Mills, 

Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Margaret P. Orr Pool. 
Caleb Baldwin. 

Lillian Vass. 
James Byrnes. 


49422 Mrs. Don. A.. Pool, 

133 Hawthorne St., 

Maiden, Mass. 
54259 Mrs. Oscar Vass, 

Eldon, Iowa. 

Organized January 20, 1910 

Perry Cbapter 




Eva A. Brenton McColl. 

Major James Brenton. 
Grace Clark Pattee. 

John Clarke. 
Ada Caroline Pattee. 

Loami Pattee. 
Helen E. Aiken Reynolds. 

Peter Aiken. 
Martha Moore Pattee Ridge. 

Loami Pattee. 
Maude Wimmer Williams, 

Shubael Waldo. 
Celia Frost Lane. 

Nathan Selee. 
Bell C. Thornley. 

Wm. Wooster. 
Mable Swearingen Peddicord 

John Swearingen. 
Clare L. McColl Lawbaugh. 

Wm. Wooster. 
Rosalie Waldo Wimmer. 

Shubael Waldo. 
Mary E. Richmond Brenton. 

Fite Rossman. 
Mae Pattee Schaffer. 

Loami Pattee. 


73303 Mrs. Donald D. McColl, 

Perry, Iowa. 

73687 Mrs. H. M. Pattee, 

Perry, Iowa. 

73688 Miss Pattee, 

Perry, Iowa. 

73689 Mrs. H. G. Reynolds, 

Oaks, N. D. 

73690 Mrs. Robert Ridge, 

Perry, Iowa. 

73691 Mrs. H. D. Williams, 

Perry, Iowa. 

74049 Mrs. Frank Lane, 

Monroe, Iowa. 

74050 Miss Thornley, 

Woodward, Iowa. 
74771 Mrs. A. K. Peddicord, 

Perry, Iowa. 
75880 Mrs. C. C. Lawbaugh, 

Halliday, N. D. 
76251 Mrs. James Wimmer, 

Perry, Iowa. 
76582 Mrs. W. H. Brenton, 

Dallas Center, Iowa. 
76870 Mrs. A. F. Schaffer, 

Chicago, III. 
Mrs. Clara Hogelin Marckres. 78599 Mrs. Charles D. Marckres, 

John Grant. Perry, Iowa. 

Martha Frances Howard. 78598 Miss Howard, 

Cornelius Osborne. Perry, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Edith B. Roddan. 

Amassa Flaharty. 
L. Marie Roddan. 

Amassa Flaharty. 

national no, address. 

79834 Miss Edith B. Roddan, " 

, Perry, Iowa. 

79835 Miss L. Marie Roddan, 

Perry, Iowa. 

Rose Standisb Chapter 

Organized August 31, 1907. 

Regent, MRS. KATE M. COX. 


Charter No. 780. 

signature and ancestor. national no. 

Hattie I. Brock Harrison. 45311 

John Putnam. 
Catherine O. Carpenter, 59766 

Lieut. Josiah Osgood. 

Ensign Daniel Toll. 
Louise D. Bremer. 60301 

William Roberts. 
Catherine Carpenter. 60302 

Benj. Miller. 

Ensign Daniel Toll. 

Lieut. Josiah Osgood. 
Kate Manning Co^. 60303 

Thos. Lewis. 

Pelatiah Dewey, 

Rufus Baker. 
Ella E. Thompson Greenleaf. 60304 

Abel Spalding. 
Genie M. Thompson Nichols. 60305 

Abel Spalding. 
Lily F. Thompson Parker, 60306 

Abel Spalding. 
Caroline H, Lockwood Primitz. 60307 

Samuel Gunnabell. 

John Gunnabell. 
Gertrude Vera Thompson, 60308 

Abel Spalding, 
Pauline E. Thompson, 60309 

Abel Spalding. 
Leta Thompson Wold, 60310 

Abel Spalding. 
Celestia A. Fobes Thompson. 61988 

Ebenezer Trowbridge. 
Mary Farrand Brockway, 47441 

Gardner Tilbert, 


Mrs. Hattie Harrison, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Catherine Carpenter, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Mrs. Louise Bremer, 

De Smet, S. D. 
Miss Catherine Carpenter, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Mrs. Kate Cox, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Mrs. Ella Greenleaf, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Genie Nichols, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Lily Parker, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Caroline H. Primitz, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Miss Gertrude Thompson, . 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Miss Pauline E. Thompson, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Leta Wold, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Celestia Thompson, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 
Mrs. Mary Brockway, 

Rock Rapids, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

mayflowcr 0bat>ter 

Organized June 3, 1897. 



Chapter 351. 

signature and ancestor. 
Rosa S. Clark. 

Job Stout. 

Jonathan Stout. 

Andrew Shirk. 
Isabella Cramer Rogers. 

Jonathan Clayton. 
Luella Houghton Pringle. 

Jonathan Hayward. 
Emma R. Palmer. 

Daniel Harris. 
Edith C. Byrkit. 

Daniel Harris. 

John Burggs. 
Sarah Palmer. 

John Burggs. 
Ella Bacon Houghton. 

Jonathan Hayward. 
Claudine Bishop. 

Ezekial Bradford. 

Nell Bishop. 

Ezekial Bradford. 
Mary Howard Gridley. 

William Adrian Hawkins. 

Addie Clark Hayes. 

Paul Clark. 
Sarah C. Fisher. 

Edward Lewis. 

Joseph Lewis. 

Olivette C. Junkin. 
Benj. Ellenwood. 
Timothy Dotv. 

national no. address. 

19168 Mrs. B. B. Clark, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 

19179 Mrs. H. S. Rogers, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 
19173 Mrs. Ralph Pringle, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 

19176 Mrs. George Palmer, 

La Grande, Oregon. 
19178 Mrs. G. M. Byrkit, 

La Grande, Oregon. 

19177 Mrs. Sarah Palmer, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 
19172 Mrs. H. C. Houghton, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 
21634 Miss Claudine Bishop, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 
24633 Miss Nell Bishop, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 
3294 Mrs. Mary E. Gridley, 

151 W. Seventieth St., 

New York City, N. Y. 
19769 Mrs. Gordan Hayes, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 
19169 Mrs. M. E. Fisher, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 

19174 Mrs. J. M. Junkin, 

Red Oak, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


James mcClivee Chapter 


Organized April 13, 1910. 


Virginia McElwee Goeldner. 

James McElwee. 
Martha Elliott McMillan. 

Lemuel Rowell. 
Mabel Paull. 

Col. George Sloane. 
Nannie Florence Stockman. 

Alexander Cummings. 
Flora Cotton Etter. 

Benjamin Cotton. 
Miss Gertrude Burgess. 

Goodman Bethea. 
Nettie Martin Miller. 

Thomas Donnell. 
Ina Poling Ashbaugh. 

John Wheeler. 
Laura Wilcox Barker. 

John Wilcox. 
Grace Darland Needham. 

Lambert Darland. 
Alice Barker Page. 

John Wilcox. 
Leonora McElwee Phillips. 

James McElwee. 

national no. address. 

65549 Mrs. F. L. Goeldner, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 
75882 Mrs. Martha McMillan, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 
68021 Miss Mabel Paull, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 
76583 Mrs. D. Y. Stockman, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 
77502 Mrs. W. L. Etter, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 
77664 Miss Gertrude Burgess, 

Delta, Iowa. 
78295 Mrs. Cap. E. Miller, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

78605 Mrs. R. F. Ashbaugh, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

78606 Died, June 24, 1910, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

78607 Mrs. S. W. Needham, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

78608 Mrs. Frank Page, 

Sigourney, Iowa. 

78609 Mrs. G. W. Phillips, 

2115 Milan St., 

Houston, Texas. 

Itlartba lUasbington Chapter 


Organized February 1, 1896. Charter No. 265. 



national no. address. 

57030 Miss Luella Anderson, 

1725 Orleans Ave., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
75674 Mrs. H. A. Barr, 

1819 Isabella St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 


Luella Anderson. 
Oliver Brown. 

Alma Barnes Barr. 
Benedict Alford. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Sarah Elizabeth Murphy Bliven. 60925 
John Smith. 

Jane Elizabeth Parker Briggs. 37659 

Isaac Parker. 

Catherine McCaughey Brown. 44294 
Wnn. Gahey. 

Alice Spear Call. 14846 

Jas. Irish, Jr. 

Rose E. Chapman Chapman. 57031 

John Bancker. 

Hattie Kennedy Cooper. 59763 

Ephraira Potter. 

Augusta Robinson Dean. 27570 

Seth Robinson. 

Clara Killam Finch. 44297 

Nathan How. 

Mary Wilson Fitzgerald. 70558 

Ebenezer Britton. 

Jennie Adams Fogg. 60297 

Jared Tozer. 

Bertha Mansfield Freeman. 61529 

Etts Mansfield. 

Leonne Cleveland Gould. 43509 

William McCIellan. 

Julia Clark Hallam. 19755 

Col. Joshua Porter. 

Cora Spadt Henderson. 26796 

Conrad Roller. 

Lucy Ripley Hills. 13321 

Charles Warner. 


Mrs. G. H. Bliven, 

807 Jones St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Cyrus Briggs, 

Morning Side, 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. R. H. Brown, 

1519 Pierce St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. George C. Call, 
1529 Pearl St., 

Sioux Cit}', Iowa. 
Mrs. E. R. Chapman, 
1518 Pierce St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. P. Cooper, 

2120 Jackson St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. A. Dean, 

1632 Pearl St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Geo. W. Finch, 

2104 St. Aubin Place, 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. E. Fitzgerald, 
1821 Ross St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. G. Fogg, 

1515 Garretson Ave., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Luther Freeman, 

2013 St. Aubins, 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. F. Gould, 

2175 Douglas St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. W. Hallam, 

1323 Pearl St., 

Sioux Cit)-, Iowa. 
Mrs. T. G. Henderson, 
1514 Nebraska St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. F. Hills, 

512 Eleventh St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Maria Jane Catline Hoyt. 
Joseph Stebbins. 

Mabel Hoyt. 
Joseph Stebbins. 

Katharine Pritchard Hoyt. 
Jeremiah Pritchard. 

Eleanor Cobb Hubbard. 
Brig. Gen. Wm. Cobb. 

Kate Wescott Hutchins. 
Lieut. Jas. Wescott. 

Eleanor Reading Jarvis. 
Col. Medad Hills. 

Alice Loucks Jepson. 
Richard Collier. 

Marguerite B. Kanthlener. 
Col. Moses Little. 

Emma Robinson Kleckner. 
Seth Robinson. 

Mary Hamler Killam. 
Nathan How. 

Lillian Stacker! Kneedler. 
Col. Abra. Hasbrouck. 

Ida M. Cone Loomis. 
Barzillai Beckwith. 

Josephine Kilbourn Marks. 
Robert Kilbourn. 

May Clark McCornack. 
Col. Wm. Wilcox. 

Ella Viola Thomas Milliken. 
Benjamin Thomas. 
















no. address. 

Mrs. E. T. Hoyt, 

2316 Pearl St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Miss Mabel Hoyt, 

2316 Pearl St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. H. Hoyt, 

1425 Summit Ave., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. H. Hubbard, 

2804 Jennings St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. F. L. Hutchins, 
903 Eighth St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. H. Jarvis, 

1105 Jennings St., 

Sioux City, Iowa, 
Mrs. C. N. Jepson, 

823 Seventeenth St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. F. Kanthlener, 
1504 Orleans Ave., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. I. F. Kleckner, 

1632 Pearl St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. D. Killam, 

2104 St. Aubins, 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. A. Kneedler, 

23 Sixteenth St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. E. Loomis, 

1319 Pierce St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. R. Marks, 

1205 Douglas St„ 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. F, A. McCornack, 
1423 Summit Ave., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. R. Milliken, 

2805 Rebecca St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Anna Decker Mould. 
Johannes Maul. 

Florence Waters Orcutt. 
Moses Montague. 

Lydia Woolever Orcutt. 
Joseph Emerson. 

Alice Baker Swett Parker. 
Simeon Baker. 

Mary Ely Weare Peirce. 
Samuel Ashley. 

Mary Wolcott Sedgwick. 
Maj. Samuel Wolcott. 

Mary Clara Murphy Solberg. 
John Smith. 

Abbie Dillon Stackerl. 
Col. Abra. Hasbrouck. 

Estella Stackerl Slatter. 
Col. Abra. Hasbrouck. 

Deborah J. Kinkead Steiner. 
David Kinkead. 

Helen Perkins Stewart. 
Abner Perkins. 

Helen Eighty Talley. 
John Roll. 

Mary Hoskins Wakefield. 
Capt. Daniel Drake. 

Ella S. Holman Waitt. 
Ozias Grant. 

Susanna H. Weare. 
Samuel Ashley. 


80316 Mrs. David Mould, 

1114 Jennings St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
73297 Mrs. R. W. Orcutt, 

1722 George St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
52592 Mrs. W. M. Orcutt, 

1712 Rebecca St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
54324 Mrs. G. S. Parker, 

2709 Jackson St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
IISIO Mrs. H. G. Peirce, 

1110 Pearl St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
36200 Mrs. W. L. Sedgwick, 

2719 Nebraska St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
60926 Mrs. A. P. Solberg, 

811 Jones St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 

34622 Mrs. J. Stackerl, 

1449 Douglas St., . 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
48472 Mrs. H. Statter, 

2810 Nebraska St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
45738 Mrs. A. G. Steiner, 

908 Ninth St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
62992 Mrs. Chas. Stewart, 

1012 Jackson St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
36700 Mrs. O. B. Talley, 

1618 Nebraska St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
26797 Mrs. L. Wakefield, 

1523 Rebecca St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 

34623 Mrs. G. W. Waitt, 

1423 Nebraska St, 

Sioux City, Iowa. 
11514 Miss Susanna H. Weare, 
705 Pearl St., 

Sioux City, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Non-Resident Members. 


Lucy Hoskins Ayers. 

Capt. Daniel Drake. 
Clara Hamler Brownell. 

Capt. Nathan How. 
Katherine Clara Brownell. 

Capt. Nathan How. 
Lesbia Grant Cameron. 

Ozias Grant. 
Mary Miller Dewey. 

Moses Buck. 








Mabel C. Holman Gray. 
Ozias Grant. 

Mabel Killam Maynard. 44296 

Capt. Nathan How. 
Laura Waitt Mann. 71782 

Ozias Grant. 
Mary L. Rice Marriott, 55187 

Wm. Montgomery. 

May Abbie Dunham McMillan. 46667 

Ebenezer Dunham. 
Charlotte Osborn. 70955 

Wm. Goforth. 
Mary Pendleton Rumsey. 12076 

John Babcock. 
Harriet L. Harvey Starks. 52591 

Eliphalet Whittles}-, Jr. 
Eunice A. White Stiles. 15487 

Joel White. 
Alice Holman Swinney. 49912 

Ozias Grant. 

Florence Foster Thompson. 33739 

Lieut. B. Thomson. 
Florence Pattison Vincent. 32067 

Wm. Mauzy. 
Bertha Wakefield. 19164 

Joseph Wakefield. 
Jane Underbill Weldner. 57032 

John Bancker. 
Edna Barnes Wood. 79475 

Benedict Alford. 


Mrs. Amos Ayres, 

Sioux Falls, S. D. 
Mrs. H. J. Brownell, 

Spirit Lake, Iowa. 
Miss Katherine Clara Brownell, 
Spirit Lake, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. G. Cameron, 

Luverne, Minn. 
Mrs. David Dewey, 

Hawarden, Iowa. 
Mrs. R. O. Gray, 

Sergeants Bluffs, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. Maynard, 

Boise City, Idaho. 
Mrs. J. L. Mann, 

Randolph, Vt. 
Mrs. J. T. Marriott, 

Wakefield, Neb. 

Mrs. G. W. McMillan, 

Onawa, Iowa. 

Miss Charlotte Osborn, 

Le Mars, Iowa. 

Mrs. J. M. Rumsey, 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

Mrs. M. W. Starks, 

Peshastin, Wash. 

Mrs. C. A. Stiles, 

Cherokee, Iowa. 

Mrs. J. B. Swinney, 

New York. 

Mrs. G. S. Thompson, 

Cherokee, Iowa. 

Mrs. E. D. Vincent, 

Yuma, Ariz. 
Miss Bertha Wakefield, 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Mrs. J. L. Weidner, 

Denver, Colo. 

Mrs. J. S. Wood, 

Omaha, Neb. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

lUasbitidton Chapter 


Organized November 19, 1906. Chapter No. 724. 



Cora Schmeltzer Allen. 

Consider Brockway. 
Josephine Babcock. 

Samuel Rogers. 

Dr. Ida Holson Bailey. 

James Stinson and 

William Holson. 
Lorle M. Rickey Cook. 


Ella Wilson Corbin. 

Robert Wilson, Tork Co., 

Pennsylvania, 1752. 
Martha D. L. Greenlee. 

Captain Henry Taylor. 

Adjt. Gen. and Col. William 

Mary Agnes Stewart Smith. 

John Truesdale. 


57038 Dr. Cora Allen, 

St. Anthony, Iowa. 
67253 Miss Josephine Babcock, 

602 No. Iowa Ave., 

Washington, Iowa. 
19161 Dr. Ida Bailey, 

Washington, Iowa. 




Elizabeth A. McClelland White. 57045 
Philip Keister. 

Martha Clarissa White Wilson. 17478 
Philip Keister. 

Mrs. Clara Conger Wilson. 75879 

John Conger. 

Helen Wilson. 80320 

John Conger. 

Mary E. Shearer. 79838 

Col. Samuel Denny. 

Jennie B. Shearer. 79837 

Col. Samuel Denny. 

Mrs. R. S. Cook, 

Santa Ana, Calif. 
Mrs. N. C. Corbin, 

Washington, Iowa. 

Mrs. Martha D. Greenlee, 

Richland, Iowa. 

Mrs. Ralph Smith, 

509 Washington Blvd., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. S. A. White, 

415 Washington Blvd., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. Owen G. Wilson, 

415 Washington Blvd., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. J. Wilson, 

921 E. Washington St., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Miss Helen Wilson, 

921 E. Washington St., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Miss Mary E. Shearer, 

305 E. Madison St., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Miss Jennie B. Shearer, 
305 E. Madison St., 

Washington, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. national no. 

Anne Josephine Peck Smith. 74034 

Thomas Lee and 

David Peck. 
Katherine Marie Smith. 74036 

Thomas Lee and 

David Peck. 
Gertrude Elizabeth Smith. 74035 

Thomas Lee and 

David Peck. 
Katherine Wilson Smith. 80319 

John Conger. 
Gertrude Stewart Bowman. 57039 

Richard Brown, Maryland. 
Hallie Berdo Hull. 54962 

Thomas Hopkins. 

Maud Morton. 57775 

Samuel Rogers. 
Letitia Young Palmer. 65030 

Thomas Young. 

Florence E. Parrish. 63500 

John Parrish. 

Vera H. Rogers. 79836 

Samuel Rogers. 
Elizabeth Fisher Harwood. 56261 

George Norton and 

Philaster Pinney. 
Anna M. Henderson. 57042 

General James M. McComb. 

Nellie Schmeltzer Juzeler. 57043 

Consider Brockway. 

Mary Alyce Combs Lemmon. 20946 

Captain John Combs. 
Edith W. Lytle. 80318 

John Conger. 

Ola Babcock Miller. 61990 

Samuel Rogers. 

Mrs. Margaret Wilson Dickens. 80729 
Robert Wilson. 


Mrs. Josephine Smith, 

Washington, Iowa. 

Miss Katherine Smith, 

Washington, Iowa. 

Miss Gertrude Smith, 

Washington, Iowa. 

Mrs. Katherine Smith, 

Richland, Iowa. 

Mrs. E. G. Bowman, 

Washington, Iowa. 

Mrs. H. C Hull, 

214 So. Second Ave., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Miss Maud Morton, 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. D. J. Palmer, 

308 Washington Blvd., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Miss Florence E. Parrish, 
R. R. No. 2, 

Gardena, Calif. 
Miss Vera H. Rogers, 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. A. Harwood, 

315 Washington Blvd., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Miss Anna Henderson, 

409 E. JeflFerson St., 

Washington Iowa. 
Mrs. Godfrey Juzeler, 
R. R. No. 7, 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. J. E. Lemmon, 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. Loyd Lytle, 

407 E. Main St., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. R. Miller, 

615 No. Second Ave., 

Washington, Iowa. 
Mrs. Milyon Dickens, 

Washington, Iowa. 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Miss Bess Dickens. 

Robert Wilson. 
Miss Fannye Harwood. 

George Norton and 

Fhilaster Phinney. 
Miss Lucy Gray Wilson. 

Robert Wilson. 

Miss Nena Wilson. 
Robert Wilson. 


80730 Miss Bess Dickens, 

Washington, Iowa. 

80731 Miss Fannye Harwood, 

Washington, Iowa. 

80732 Miss Lucy Wilson, 

Public Library, 

Kewanee, 111. 

80733 Miss Nena Wilson, 

Univ. of Chicago, Foster Hall, 
Chicago, 111. 

lUaterloo Chapter 


Organized December 8, 1898. Regent, MRS. C. L. KINGSLEY. 

Resident Members. 


L. Elizabeth Ballou. 

Nathaniel Ballou. 
Jessie Camp Banghart. 

Seth Baldwin. 
Ida Ayer Besser. 

Samuel Eaton, Sr. 
Nellie Frary Brooks. 

Seth Frary. 
Currence Van B. Brown. 

Samuel Griswold. 
Elizabeth Edelen Connelly. 

John Boone. 
Frances Goodrich Crowther. 

Allen Goodrich. 
Martha Cooper. 

Wm. Cooper. 
Mary Ella Edelen. 

John Boone. 
Fannie Loveland Fairburn. 

Joseph Shaw. 
Anna Norton Hesser. 

Nathaniel Norton. 
Laura Dutcher Hubbard. 

Jeremiah Markham. 
Carrie Reed Johnson. 

Ephriam Wooster. 


28962 Miss L. Elizabeth Ballou, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
29849 Mrs. J. W. Banghart, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
14844 Miss Ida Ayer Besser, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
40326 Mrs. L. L. Brooks, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
26806 Mrs. C. F. Brown, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 

42275 Mrs. W. J. Connelly, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
25223 Mrs. R. Crowther, 

Waterloo, lovr^a. 
72580 Miss Martha Cooper, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 

42276 Miss Mary Ella Edelen, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
28427 Mrs. A. Fairburn, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
44302 Mrs. B. Hesser, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
32857 Mrs. L. A. Hubbard, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
36202 Mrs. E. L. Johnson, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Harriett Caldwell Kendall. 

Rev. James Caldwell. 
Calista Blanch Kennedy. 

John Boone. 
Mary Hubbard Kingsley. 

Jeremiah Markham. 
Mary Lucinda Loveland. 

Joseph Shaw. 
Lillian Kimball Mack. 

Benj. Kimball. 
Laura Conaty McCavick. 

John McKenzie. 
Belle Norris Norman. 

Cornelius Schoemaker. 
Maude Weaver O'Keefe. 

John Darling. 
Susie A. Parker. 

Valentine Keeter. 
Lucinda F. Pierce Richards. 

Abrial Pierce. 
Julia B. Richards. 

Benj. Bundy. 
Edna Walker Robertson. 

Aaron Stiles. 
Ellen Jewett Roundtree. 

Thomas Roundtree. 
Anna E. Sanborn. 

Capt. Aaron Sanborn. 
Daisy Hileman Sigworth. 

Edward Milligan. 
Roberta Melville Turner. 

Maj. Thomas Melville. 
Anna B. Weaver. 

John Darling. 
Elizabeth Waterman Welch. 

Arawnah Waterman. 
Elizabeth Crittenden Williams, 

Ebenezer Pierce. 
Ella R. White. 

Asa Eggleson. 
Margarette Camp Wasson. 

Asa Camp. 
Eleanor Childs. 

O Lias Dix. 
Nellie Jones DeWald. 
Capt. Stephen Hickox. 

rioNAL no. 




H. Kendall, 





Geo. Kennedy, 





C. L. Kingsley, 





Mary Lucinda Love 






G. J. Mack, 





P. J. McCavick, 





G. A. Norman, 





M. J. O'Keefe, 





C. Parker, 





J. W. Richards, 





Julia Richards, 





F. W. Robertson, 





Ellen Jewett Roundtree, 





Anna E. Sanborn, 





Harry Sigworth, 





C. H. Turner, 





D. W. Weaver, 





W. D. Welch, 





H. D. Williams, 





; Ella R. White, 





Margarette Camp Wasson, 

La Porte City 

, Iowa. 



Eleanor Childs, 





, Nellie Jones DeWa 





Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Edith Colwell Bateman. 

Solomon Fenton. 
Bertha Roundtree Ferris 

Rev. Samuel Mitchell. 
Elizabeth Fisher Cole. 

Elisco Babcock. 
Myrtle Crane. 

Joseph Crane. 
Evelyn M. Sherman. 

Jonh Dinsmore. 
Mary E. Weller. 

Silvanas Stewart. 
Margaret P. Maynard. 

Martin Palmer. 


79839 Edith Colwell Bateman, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
66160 Mrs. Bertha Roundtree Ferris, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
82834 Elizabeth Fisher Cole, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
83562 Myrtle Crane, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
84226 Evelyn M. Sherman, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
82498 Mary E. Weller, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 
82497 Margaret P. Maynard, 

Waterloo, Iowa. 

Non-Resident Members. 

Caro Ordway Baker. 
Aaron Sanborn. 

Mary J. Chambers. 
Philip Antes. 

Jessie B. S. Cheasbro. 
Rufus Kempton. 

Flora E. Woodford Girton. 
Wm. Woodford. 

Lydia Hinman. 

Col. Benj. Hinman. 
Juliette Farrar Holmes. 

Joshua Edwards. 
Grace Darling Holmes. 

Joshua Edwards. 
Florence Crail Huntley. 

John Crail. 
Ethel Watson Jewett. 

Benj. Kimball. 
Mabel Kennedy Lewis. 

Dr. Obadiah Dunham. 
Mary Camp Loeffel. 

Seth Baldwin. 
Caro Crittenden Mabie. 

Ebenezer Pierce. 
May Besser Pickett. 

Samuel Eaton, Sr. 

57037 Mrs. Enos Baker, 

4951 Pasadena Ave., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
40327 Mrs. M. R. Chambers, 
Box 682, 
North Platte, Neb. 
27248 Mrs. J. R. Cheasbro, 

201 So. Twenty-third Ave., 

Maywood, 111. 
35270 Mrs. F. Girton, 

1825 F St., 
Washington, D. C. 
52595 Miss Lydia Hinman, 

Steele, N. D. 
27577 Mrs. J. Holmes, 

Chippewa Falls, Wis. 
38038 Miss Grace Darling Holmes, 

Chippewa Falls, Wis. 
55672 Mrs. Lea Huntley, 

Mound, N. D. 
75259 Mrs. W. F. Jewett, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
29851 Mrs. H. C. Lewis, 

Osage, Iowa. 
29853 Mrs. John Loeffel, 

Anderson, Ind. 
36702 Mrs. E. M. Mabie, 

New York City. 
16740 May Besser Pickett, 

Oskaloosa, Iowa 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


signature and ancestor. 
Marie E. Porter. 
Samuel Howe. 

Hattie Clark Schermerhorn. 

Samuel Mallery. 
Harriett Taylor. 

Maj. Robert Taylor. 
Bertha Tinkham. 

John Hillery, 

national no. 



Mrs. A. C. Porter, 

1023 Everett St., 

Los Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. F. Schermerhorn, 

Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Miss Harriet Taylor, 

Missoula, Mont. 
Bertha Tinkham, 

1111 Hawthorne Ave., 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

(Uaucoma Chapter 


Organized December 28, 1907. Charter No. 777. 



signature and ancestor. 

Addie M. Potter. 

Noel Potter. 
Ida Tower Webster. 

Noel Potter. 
Dolly Grace Potter Webster. 

Christopher Peter Yates. 
Janette Stone Adams. 

James Stone. 
Effie Rockwood Belding. 

John Coggswell. 
Fanny Yates Potter. 

Christopher Peter Yates. 
Etta Talcott Burnside. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Lillie Mable Dooley. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Anna Holton. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Martha A. Chittenden Knight. 

Solomon Chittenden. 
Zaida Emma Knight Frost. 

Solomon Chittenden. 
Mary Elizabeth Pope. 

Dr. James Freeland. 
Candis Upson Sperry Davis. 

Ashbel Upson. 

rioNAL no 





Addie M. Potter, 





Ida T. Webster, 





Dolly G. Webster, 





Jenette S. Adams, 





Effie R. Belding, 





Fanny Yates Potter, 





Etta T. Burnside, 





Lillie Mable Dooley, 





Anna Holton, 





Martha A. Knight, 





Zaida Knight Frost, 

Fort Shaw, 




Mayme Pope, 





Candis Davis, 




Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Bess Peebles Fox. 

Nathaniel Everts. 
Palema Buck. 

Daniel Kingsley. 
Ann Louise Seeber Potter. 

Christopher Peter Yates. 
Ina Holmes Adams. 

Jared Chittenden. 
Mable Thorne Ainsworth. 

Caleb Baldwin. 
Alice M. Hollister Cummings. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Faye Inez Cummings. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Nancy E. A. Fay Elliott. 

George King, 
lola Myrtle Elliott. 

George King. 
Ivah Dare Elliott. 

George King. 
Inez Lucille Talcott Knight. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Lydia Newcomb McQuilkin. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Florence Esther McQuilkin. 

Bradford Newcomb. 
Dora Peebles, 

Nathaniel Everts. 
Mary Snell Potter. 

Peter Snell. 
Ruby Cornelia Stone. 

James Stone. 
Mae Arlene Webster. 

Noel Potter. 


68035 Mrs. Bess Fox, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 
69018 Miss Palema Buck, 

Alpha, Iowa. 
59767 Mrs. A. L. Potter, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 

80734 Mrs. Ina H. Adams, 

West Union, Iowa. 

80735 Mrs. Mable T. Ainsworth, 

West Union, Iowa. 

80736 Mrs. Alice Cummings, 

Alpha, Iowa. 

80737 Miss Faye I. Cummings, 

Alpha, Iowa. 

80738 Miss Media Elliott, 

Walker, Iowa. 
80740 Miss lola M. Elliott, 

Walker, Iowa. 

80740 Miss Ivah Dare Elliott, 

Walker, Iowa. 

80741 Mrs. Inez T. Knight, 

Maynard, Iowa. 

80742 Mrs. Lydia McQuilkin, 

Waucoma, Iowa, 

80743 Miss Florence E. McQuilkin, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 

80744 Miss Dora Peebles, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 

80745 Mrs. Mary S. Potter, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 

80746 Miss Ruby C. Stone, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 

80747 Mrs. Arlene Webster, 

Waucoma, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 


Revolutionary Dames Sbapter 


Organized October 8, 1908. 

Charter No. 813. 



signature and ancestor. national no. 

Daisy Dennison Auner. 68036 

George Dennison. 

Flora Olds Biggs. 67255 

Ezekiel Olds. 

Abbie Olds Booth. 67244 

Ezekiel Olds. 

Caroline Jacobs Bowman. 28307 

Martin Reiley. 

Isabelle Lowry Bowman. 66609 

Martin Reiley. 

Jessie Olds Clark. 67526 

Ezekiel Olds. 

Louise Curtis. 
William Hunt. 

Harriet A. Stebbins. 68037 

Lieut. David Stebbins. 
Eliab Eggleston. 

Ellen Taylor. 72507 

Alexander Freeman. 

Elsie Crosby Mitchell. 66611 

William Couch. 

Minnie A. Lewis Pool. 34605 

Lieut. David Stebbins. 
Eliab Eggleston. 
James Hall. 

Sarah Couch Pyne. 39937 

William Couch. 

Nellie Olds Shield. 67257 

Ezekiel Olds. 

Margaretta Bowman Young. 6612 

Martin Reiley. 

Mrs. J. F. Auner, 


Mrs. Louis Biggs, 


Mrs. Elihun L. Booth, 


Mrs. J. Howard Bowman, 

Miss I. L. Bowman, 


Mrs. Fred G. Clark, 


Miss Louise Curtis, 


Mrs. H. A. Lewis, 


Mrs. W, B. Marsh, 


Mrs. O. H. Mitchell, 


Mrs. Sherman I. Pool, 


Mrs. Edward A. Pyne, 


Mrs. Waldron Shield, 


Mrs. Richard N. Young, 


Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

new 0a$tle Chapter 

Organized March 11, 1908. Regent, MRS. LESLIE A. McMURRAY. 



Blanche Scholes Atkinson. 
Abel Scholes. 

Elizabeth Sladden Burgess. 
James Reed. 

Florence Sears Burnell. 
Napthalie Guild. 

Leona Call. 
John Jamieson. 

Mary Fisher Covil. 
Elias Thayer. 

Charlotte Elizabeth Crosley. 
Onessimus Ridson. 

Gladys Whitley Crosley. 
John Jamieson. 

Martha Fisher Fames. 
Elias Thayer. 

Frances Wilcox Hoyt. 
Jabez Hyde. 

Jessie Dunham McMurray. 
Thomas Phillips. 

Hattie Estes Richardson. 
Gideon Anthony. 

Mabel Gillette Rummell. 
James Austen. 

Georgia Ayers Smith. 
Lemuel Paul. 














Mrs. C. E. Atkinson, 

815 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. E. D. Burgess, 

902 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. A. S. Burnell, 

1521 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Miss Leona A. Call, 

727 Division St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. W. J. Covil, 

1514 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Miss Charlotte E. Crosley, 
515 Walnut St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. V. C. Crosley, 

732 First St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. H. A. Fames, 

719 Prospect St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Stanton R. Hoyt, 
835 Division St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. L. A. McMurray, 

1421 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. John M. Richardson, 
1218 Des Moines St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. Carl W. Rummell, 
1420 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Mrs. C. T. Smith, 

1219 Prospect St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 413 

signature and ancestor. national no. address. 

Ada Brown Thrush. 35815 Mrs. T. O. Thrush, 

Waldo Brown. 1220 Willson Ave., 

Webster City, Iowa. 
Cora Call Whitley. 63503 Mrs. F. E. Whitley, 

John Jamieson. 728 First St., 

Webster City, Iowa. 



81575 Achenbach, Mrs. Abbie B. (W. M.), Gladbrook. 

71492 Agnew, Mrs. Etta T., Fairbank. 

43892 Allison, Mrs. Mary L. S. (J. R.), State Center. 

46244 Bates, Mrs. Emma J, C. (J. W.), Boone. 

55186 Beem, Miss Ruth, 411 Corning St., Red Oak. 

75262 Bennett, Miss Clara E., Sioux Rapids. 

75263 Bennett, Miss Mable G., Sioux Rapids. 

75264 Bennett, Miss Sylva A., Sioux Rapids. 
77832 Bliss, Miss Mary, Iowa Falls. 

81269 Bradish, Mrs. Sallie C. (J. H.), Decorah. 

5228 Bradley, Mrs. Frances W. (Harvy), 1268 Locust St., Des Moines. 

50726 Bradley, Mrs. Ruth E. (P. H.), Des Moines. 

46242 Brunt, Mrs. Rebecca (F. W.), Sigourney. 

40328 Byrnes, Mrs. Emma M. Bemis (G. W.), 20 W. Duval St., Jack- 
sonville, Florida, or Manchester, Iowa. 

78602 Cain, Mrs. Katherine N. A. (W. P.), Colfax. 

69019 Carey, Mrs. Maude S. (J. F.), 504 Melrose Court, Clinton. 

66615 Carter, Mrs. Clementine P. (C. W.), 1222 Broad St., Grinnell. 

66617 Carter, Miss Lucia May, 1222 Broad St., Grinnell. 

80757 Clark, Mrs. Susan S. (F. C), Mount Ayr. 

55673 Clarke, Miss Marian, Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa. 

64573 Clock, Miss Emily B., Hampton. 

47844 Close, Mrs. Helen J., Leon. 

55193 Cobb, Mrs. Carrie Ginter (A. S.), Independence. 

69508 Coe, Mrs. Myrtle C. (P. W.), State Center. 

7131 Cox, Mrs. Elizabeth G. (A.), Iowa City. 

74005 Creswell, Mrs. Eleanor L. M. (J. S.), 807 West Main St., Man- 

55670 Culbertson, Mrs. Ada B. (J. C), Glidden. 

75039 Culbertson, Mrs. Eliza Day (W. B.), Burlington. 

63001 Cummins, Mrs. Ida L. (A. B.), Des Moines. 

30755 Damon, Mrs. Olive E. Stevens (P.), 28 Linn St., Boone. 

50282 Darling, Mrs. Mae S. (Geo.), 309 Main St., Marshalltown. 

28966 Deering, Mrs. Lucretia Bailey, Osage. 

72643 Durley, Mrs. Ella H. (P. B.), 1825 Seventh St., Des Moines, 


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76860 Elliott, Mrs. Minnie M. (H. A.), 2140 Grand Ave., Des Moines. 

61961 Ewing, Mrs. E. Grace C. (Wm.), Boone. 

83145 Eyestone, Miss Eunice M., Mount Vernon. 

72833 Follett, Miss Genevieve A., 2415 Olive St., Cedar Falls. 

82835 Foote, Miss Emogene (A. J.), Cherokee. 

21491 - Foster, Miss Mae Frances, 116 W. Howard St., Manchester. 

55191 Gatchel, Miss Margaret M., 1074 Twenty-sixth St., Des Moines. 

21482 Gebhardt, Mrs. Dixie M. C. (Geo.), Knoxville. 

53684 Gibbeney, Miss Margaret, Mount Ayr. 

74773 Gilbert, Mrs. Florence B. (W. N.), State Center. 

14849 Gillette, Dr. M. E. Cook Soper (Mrs.), 306 E. Main St., Mar- 


40331 Goddard, Mrs. Jane R. (C. N.), 809 Maple Ave., Decorah. 

62906 Graves, Mrs. Lucy, Des Moines. 

51365 Halleck, Mrs. Ruth Ann K. (Harvy), Vinton. 

48456 Hardin, Miss Nannie Moore, 903 Fifth Ave., Council Bluffs. 

47107 Hazelton, Mrs. Emma H. (A. S.), 408 Oakland Ave., Council Bluffs. 

77831 Hearst, Mrs. Jennie C. (W. D.), 903 Main St., Cedar Falls, 

58760 Heisz, Miss Emily J. (M. D.), Nora Springs. 

81274 Hull, Mrs. Elizabeth J. W. (J. H.), Washington. 

74037 Hutchins, Mrs. Fannie A. (C. B.), Algona. 

67003 Ingman, Mrs. Anna B. (F. L.), Villisca. 

72645 Jackson, Mrs. Lou M. (J. C), 420 Iowa St., Iowa Falls. 

39571 Johnston, Mrs. Sallie W. (W. L.), Keokuk. 
55194 Kelley, Mrs. Kate Ginter (H. G.), Independence. 
67575 Leach, Mrs. Margaret, Villisca. 

78293 Lester, Miss Edna lone, Anthon. 

71136 Littell, Miss Minneola May, Corydon. 

72338 McAnulty, Mrs. Lillian M. (O. E.), Clarinda. 

39572 McClun, Mrs. Hattie C. (C. B.), 826 N. Third St., Burlington. 
61987 McDonald, Miss Alice M., Box 152, Fayette. 

82337 McKinney, Mrs. Ida S., Decorah. 

48451 McLean, Mrs. Cora B. (C. P.), 15 Shepard Flats, Sioux City. 

59237 McNaught, Mrs. Lyle R., Fort Dodge. 

26961 McNeely, Mrs. Frances D., 401 W. Main St., Marshalltown. 

73296 Matthews, Mrs. Marguerite (A. L.), 1323 Pearl St., Sioux City, 

5660 Merchant, Mrs. Ella (L. S.), Cedar Falls. 

35264 Metcalf, Mrs. Frances L. (A. H.), 1614 Park Ave., Cedar Falls. 

52567 Miller, Mrs. Ellen Lea H. (R. G.), 1625 Sixth Ave., Des Moines, 

37283 Montgomery, Mrs, Mary F, (F. F.), 303 N. Fourth St., Marshall- 

47656 Morphy, Mrs. Anna B. (Geo. E.), Denison. 

74046 Oldfield, Miss Maud, Mitchellville. 

17481 Patterson, Mrs. Stella P., 514 S. Sixth St., Council Bluffs. 

24632 Peasley, Mrs. Virginia S. (D. W.), 928 N. Sixth St., Burlington. 

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national no. name and address. 

3354 Peters, Mrs. Helen B. (R. A.), Forty-first St. and Forest Ave., 
Des Moines. 

78604 Philo, Mrs. Hester Jane G. (E. S.), New Hartford. 

75040 Pugh, Mrs. Nattie E. A. (W. L.), Orient. 

70793 Reeves, Mrs. Laura W. (Wm. E.), Newton. 

64057 Richardson, Mrs. Eudora T. (Geo. H.), Belmond. 

21961 Ricker, Mrs. Mabel (B. J.), 1030 High St., Grinnell. 

80756 Scott, Mrs. Clementine (J. E.), Mount Ayr. 

79840 Sheldon, Miss Percie Elizabeth, West Liberty. 

74047 Silsby, Mrs. Anna Randolph, Paso Robles, California, and Newton. 
75881 Sims, Mrs. Mary Frances B. (A. B.), 1063 Twenty-first St., Des 


50747 Smith, Mrs. Effie Marie M. (Walter), 126 S. Seventh St., Council 


75260 Smith, Miss Lois, Harlan. 

83563 Smith, Miss Mabel Clare, Harlan. 

78603 Smith, Miss Orpha, Harlan. 

49062 Stanberg, Mrs. Jessie K. (R. S.), 503 N. Superior St., Mason City. 

2158 Stanton, Mrs. Gertrude (J. H.), 800 Braden Ave., Chariton. 

19767 Staples, Miss Helen Rebecca, 490 Locust St., Dubuque. 

61986 Stevens, Miss Imogene, 728 Linn St., Boone. 

27580 Stevens, Mrs. Rowena E. (J. L.), Boone. 

66614 Tharp, Miss Jennie Evans, Clarinda, Page County. 

66613 Tharp, Mrs. Kate Evans (D.), Clarinda, Page County. 

38928 Thompson, Mrs. Ethel G. S. (B. J.), Forest City. 

13325 Tirrill, Mrs. Eliza Jane W. (R. W.), Manchester. 

71491 Treadwell, Mrs. Assepta M. (W. F.), Fairbank. 

49901 Walters, Mrs. Frances B. (E. H.), 311 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs. 

54769 Walters, Mrs. Mary H. (W. C), Toledo, Iowa. 

82501 Whiting, Mrs. Mary E. (W. C), Whiting, Monona County. 

66163 Willson, Mrs. Ida May (F. C), Grinnell. 

56260 Worsley, Mrs. Pamelia (J.), Red Oak. 

74048 Wright, Miss Lillian R., Omaha, Neb., and Newton. 
55674 Walters, Mrs. Pearl S. R. (C. E.), Toledo. 

Seal iaugtft^ra 

Real Daughters 

Indebtedness is acknowledged to the several Chapter Historians for 
assistance in compiling the following sketches of our "Real Daughters." 

Mary H. S. Johnston. 


Real Daughter of Cedar Falls Chapter. 

Mary Ann Luther Burr was born in 1807. Her life extended through- 
out the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth century. 

Her birthplace was Swansea, Mass., and she lived in this village near 
the sea until her fourteenth year, when her parents moved overland with 
their family to Genessee County, now known as Wyoming County, New York. 
She was the youngest of seven children. 

She married Thomas Jefferson Burr in 1828, and to this union e'ght chil- 
dren were born — six sons and two daughters — a son and daughter dying in 
early childhood. The family lived many years in Castile, N. Y., and a large 
part of her married life was spent in a tavern in the East and in a hotel in 
the West. In 1861 she, in common with many mothers, gave her two oldest 
sons to her country. They served the four years of the Civil War, receiv- 
ing injuries from which they never fully recovered. At the close of the war 
the family moved west, locating at Independence, Iowa. Here they lived 
an almost united family until 1880, when two sons and her life companion 
were taken from her by the great reaper, Death, within the next two years. 
She then went to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to spend the remaining years of her life 
with her two sons, T. J. Burr and A. N. Burr, her only daughter living in 
Denver, Colorado. 

Her later years were made peaceful and happy by loving care and atten- 
tion and were remarkable in the fact that her mental faculties remained 
acute to the end. 

The news of the day was always of interest to her and she enjoyed her 
papers with the rest. She loved to visit with old friends or new, while one 
of the great pleasures of her later years was an occasional visit from an old- 
time friend and neighbor. It was a rare treat to listen to the two old friends 
talk of the old times, old acquaintances, old experiences — old, perhaps, but 
very fresh in their memories. Many relatives and friends have evidences 
of her skill with the needle and of her great industry. A new pattern for a 
patchwork quilt was always a great joy to her. In her ninety-third year she 

420 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

made and presented a sofa pillow to the Cedar Falls Chapter, D. A. R., of 
which she was an honored member. Many and interesting were the stories 
she related of her early life. She remembered hearing her father tell of his 
thrilling experiences when, as a lad of sixteen, he enlisted as a Minute Man 
in the War of the Revolution. 

Grandma Burr, as she was lovingly called by many friends, passed awav 
October 15, 1902, having just passed her ninety-fifth birthday. 

It was a peaceful ending of a long, beautiful, and useful life. "And her 
children rise up and call her blessed." 

Real Daughter of Clinton Chapter. 

Jane Bevier Lamb, "Real Daughter," of Clinton Chapter, Clinton, Iowa, 
was born in the town of Bradford, Steuben County, New York, March 16, 
1820, and died in Clinton, Iowa, March 5, 1897, and was of French descent. 
Her ancestors migrated from France to Holland on account of religious per- 
secution. The family eventually came to America with the Dutch and settled 
in Ulster County, New York. During the Revolution the Bevier family took 
an active part in the struggle for liberty, espousing the patriot cause, as there 
were nineteen of the name serving in the ranks of the Revolutionary Army, 
and nearly if not all were from Ulster County. 

She was the daughter of David Bevier and Sally Gear Bevier. Her 
father, David Bevier, was born in Ulster County, New York, 1760, and died 
in Steuben County, New York, June 2, 1829. He fought in the Revolutionary 
War in the capacity of adjutant of the Third Ulster County Regiment, New 
York Militia, 1778. (See Archives of the State of New York — The Revolu- 
tion, page 300.) 

She married Chancy Lamb in November, 1839. After her marriage to 
Chancy Lamb they lived several years at Big Flats, New York, where Mr. 
Lamb was engaged in the lumber business. They came west in 1844, via the 
Canal and Great Lakes Route and then by wagon to Western Illinois, and 
a few years later moved to Clinton, Iowa, where she passed the remainder 
of her life. At Clinton, Mr. Lamb engaged in the manufacture of lumber 
until his death, July, 1897. 

Mrs. Lamb's oldest daughter, Mrs. Augusta L. Ware, is the only survivor 
of the party who came to Illinois in 1844. 

Of Mrs. Lamb's personality there are hardly good words enough in the 
English language to sufficiently describe her kindness, her thoughtful con- 
sideration of those in trouble or in want, her loyalty and her purity of heart. 
Everybody loved her and revered her. She was survived by her husband, 
two sons, two daughters, fourteen grandchildren and two great-grand- 

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Real Daughters of Council Bluffs Chapter. 

Susan A. Wood, one of the "Real Daughters" of Council Bluffs Chapter, 
Council Bluffs, Iowa, was born at Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, June 
24, 1817, and her early life was spent on a farm in that vicinity. In those 
days the girls of the household were early taught to spin, knit and weave. 
She took her first spinning lesson on her fifth birthday and soon helped in 
knitting socks and mittens. She attended the home school at Kingsville, with 
one year at a private or select school. She wore homespun linen, or wool 
clothing until her marriage, and knew nothing of matches or stoves. All of 
the cooking was done over the fireplace, or with the Dutch oven, and the 
baking in a large brick oven. The best light was the tallow candle. In her 
early life the grain on the farm was cut with a cradle, and sickled and 
threshed with a flail, and the hay was cut with a scythe. She did her own 
sewing by hand, never using a machine. She remembers the very earliest 
steamboats that plied Lake Erie, and says that many people were frightened 
at their first appearance. 

Susan A. Wood, at the age of seventeen years was married to James H. 
Ostrander. They lived in Ohio until 1849, when they removed to Illinois. 
In 1852 the family came to Iowa where the family has since lived. To her 
was born twelve children, four of whom are still living. Mrs. Ostrander 
is now in her ninety-fourth year and is quite strong for one so old. She 
retains all her faculties, save hearing, to a remarkable degree. She pos- 
sesses a good memory and recalls facts concerning the Black Hawk War, 
"Log Cabin" campaign, and early rail cars; also the widening of the Erie 
Canal. Her memory dwells most vividly, however, upon tales of the 
Revolutionary War told by her father. The following concerning David 
W^ood, father of Mrs. Ostrander, was obtained from the office of the 
adjutant general at Hartford, Connecticut: "David Wood enlisted at Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, on April 20, 1877; served three years as private and 
corporal; discharged April 10, 1780; afterward served one year as recruiting 

Martha Wall Moon Hartford, the second "Real Daughter" of Council 
Bluffs Chapter, Council Bluffs, Iowa, was born June 30, 1821, on a farm on 
the Guyandoth River, Virginia, the daughter of William Wall and Nancy B. 
Elkins, his wife. William Wall served two enlistments in the Revolutionary 
War, having first enlisted under Colonel Francis Taylor and Major Roberts, 
in Captain Purvis' company, serving two years, securing an honorable 
discharge. He later re-enlisted in the Virginia Line Regiment commanded 
by Colonel James Wood, under Captain Tinley, and served until the end of 
the war. 

Martha Wall was one of eleven children; knew all the hardships of 
pioneer life, and at the age of fourteen years her father died. Her mother 
was left with a family of young children, but Martha was determined to have 
an education and entered the home of a friend, working her way through 

422 Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 

school while there. She commenced teaching school at eighteen, and taught 
some during her married life. 

She was married to Zimri Moon, Knightstown, Indiana, on July 20, 1841. 
Eleven children were born of this union, of whom five survived infancy. 

Zimri Moon died on the old home farm near Buchanan, Michigan, in 
the early sixties. The widow came to Iowa, and lived in Algona several 
years. She was wedded to Samuel Hartford, who died several years ago. 

Mrs. Hartford was highly intellectual, and musical, and of a true Chris- 
tian character. She was an adept in her girlhood days in all domestic arts 
known bj' women seventy-five years ago. 

Martha Wall Moon Hartford passed away January 9, 1910, at the home 
of her son, Zara E. Moon, Pleasant Green, Missouri, at the age of eighty- 
eight years, six months and ten days. Council Bluffs Chapter sincerely 
mourns the loss of one of its "Real Daughters." 

Real Daughters of Hannah Caldivell Chapter. 

In the death of Julia Ann Weaver, which occurred at the family resi- 
dence, 106 Oneida Avenue, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday afternoon, March 1, 
1899, at 4:40, a life went out which meant a personal loss to each member 
of Hannah Caldwell Chapter, Davenport, of which she was a member, and 
which was one of the few remaining links between the present and the 
historic past when the patriots battled for the liberty we now enjoy. Memo- 
ries of the days of Washington clustered around her and events indissolubly 
connected with the early history of the nation were familiar to her by the 
recital of those who shared in them and through observation in the days of 
her young and promising girlhood. To her was allotted a life rich in 
years, hallowed with patriotic associations and useful to friends and kindred. 

Mrs. Weaver, who was the wife of John Weaver, was one of the few 
surviving daughters of soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and in her passing 
was an event of national interest. One week before her death the venerable 
woman was indisposed by a second attack of la grippe, which was to 
terminate fatally. Her illness developed into pneumonia and bronchitis 
despite all that medical skill and the most assiduous attention could do to 
arrest its progress toward the heart, and finally her condition became so 
serious that the watchers by her bedside were compelled to yield up hope. 
She slowly sank until the hour noted, when dissolution came as peacefully 
and painlessly as though she were simply falling asleep. During that sad 
and solemn moment when death awaited, her daughters, Mrs. E. W. Brady 
and Mrs. J. M. Jennings, and other relatives, were at the bedside, as they 
had been during her illness, and to them must have come that consolation 
which never fails to comfort those whose loved ones yield up life's spark 
calmly and painlessly. 

Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution 423 

The maiden name of Mrs. Weaver was Julia Ann Warrington, and she 
was the daughter of William and Nancy Holland Weaver. She was born in 
Drummondtown, Accomac County, Virginia, on August 16, 1806, and conse- 
quently was ninety-two years and seven months of age at her death. The 
family resided in Accomac County until 1815, the year in which the great 
Napoleon was overthrown, when it moved to Maysville, Ky., where it lived 
for eleven years, when it located in Ohio near Cincinnati. Mrs. Weaver's 
father, William Warrington, served in the Continental Army, and during 
the greater portion of that service he was a member of Washington's Life 
Guards. The records show that he enlisted in the Army of the Revolution 
in Accomac County, Virginia, early in 1776. He entered the service of the 
patriots as a private in the Ninth Virginia Regiment, which was commended 
by Colonel Matthews, and was stationed at Anancock Town, in that county, 
until December 1, 1776. In that month his company joined the main army 
at Morristown, N. J., with which he remained until mustered out of the 
service after freedom's fight was won. In March, 1777, he was stationed 
with his company near Newark, when he was selected as a member of 
Washington's Life Guards, then commanded by Colonel Livingston. This 
company, which was detailed for duty with the commander-in-chief, was also 
commanded by Captain Caleb Gibbs, whose name also appears in the 
national records in that capacity. Mr. Warrington was with the army in the 
campaign in New Jersey and was present when the battle of Brandywine was 
fought. During the memorable winter when the Continental Army under 
Washington was in camp at Valley Forge, Mrs. Weaver's father was one of 
the gallant band that stood steadfast when the fortunes of the patriots 
were at the lowest ebb and all hopes seemed to have vanished. He was one 
•of those who crossed the Delaware in midwinter when the river was clogged 
with ice and the passage was made at great peril. Mr. Warrington was 
mustered out at the close of the war and when he left the army to return 
to his home in Virginia he bore with him a love and devotion for Washing- 
ton that never faltered during the rest of his life. It was his delight to nar- 
rate anecdotes of the great liberator to his family, and these in turn 
Mrs. Weaver never wearied in reciting to relatives, or close friends. 
One of these anecdotes related to an incident in which Mrs. Wash- 
ington figured. It occurred during the war, and Mrs. Washington was 
living with the General at headquarters at the time. She had some 
occasion to go outside the line, and upon her return, having forgotten 
the countersign, Mr. Warrington, who was acting as sentinel, refused 
to let her pass. Mrs. Washington pleaded, but the soldier of the Revo- 
lution was obdurate, and the only compromise he made was to inform 
the commander-in-chief of the predicament of the lady of gracious mem- 
ory. Washington laughingly whispered the countersign in his wife's ear 
and she thereupon was permitted to pass by the obdurate sentinel. In 
speaking of this afterward, Mr. Warrington was wont to say that this was 
the only time he had ever seen the General laugh. Mr. Warrington was also 
in the War of 1812, and Mrs. Weaver was accustomed to tell of the last 
battle fought in Virginia during that conflict. The father had gone to the 

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battle, and the booming of the cannon could be distinctly heard by the anxious 
little family at home. Mrs. Weaver said that every time a cannon shot vyas 
heard, her mother would cry and the children in their childish terror would 
cling all the more closely to her. The deceased had a very vivid recollection 
of this battle, which, as stated, was the last fought on Virginia soil during 
the second and last war with England. 

When Lafayette visited the United States as the guest of the nation, the 
Warrington family resided at Maysville, Ky. The Marquis visited that city, 
and great was the honor paid him. There was a carpet from the boat to the 
wharf, and a great celebration was held as a welcome to the distinguished 
visitor. A ball was also given in his honor, and Mrs. Weaver had an invi- 
tation to attend. Her father, however, did not permit her to attend, as he 
did not wholly approve of the elaborate celebrations in honor of the visitor 
from abroad. On the contrary, he thought entirelj' too much homage was 
extended to Lafayette, and by way of expressing his disapproval declared 
that Washington himself would not have permitted such homage in his 
honor. With him Washington was ever first, and he resented anything 
which savored of a division of that honor. He was fixed in his belief, and 
therefore refused to attend the Lafayette celebration. Mr. Warrington, who 
was born on April 10, 1751, died in Delaware County, Ohio, on May 10, 
1850, at the advanced age of ninety-nine years and one month. His memory 
has been honored by the state, which caused a painting of the veteran of the 
Revolution and of the War of 1812 to be added to the historical collection 
in the capitol at Columbus. 

Mrs. Weaver fairly venerated the memory of her father, and said she 
had been raised to worship the memory of her mother, whose death occurred 
in 1824. She was twice married. Her first union was with David Fuller, 
and the marriage occurred on November 9, 1828, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Three 
children were born to them; two dying in infancy, the third, William H. 
Fuller, passing away in Davenport in 1880, at the age of fifty years. 

On June 30, 1837, she was united in marriage to John Weaver, by whom 
she was survived, in Cincinnati, and their domestic life, extending over sixty 
years, was a most happy one. They were blessed by four children, all of 
whom survived to mourn the loss of a well beloved mother. They were 
Mesdames Brady and Jennings, of Davenport; Cosmore W. Weaver, of 
Cincinnati, and Albert A. Weaver, of Chicago. 

Mrs. Weaver was remarkable for the vigor of her physique and the 
clearness of her intellect, the latter being unimpaired to the last. She was 
an adept in fancy work, and it was her delight to ply the needle in decorative 
work and in the creation of beautiful things for those she loved. She was 
able to pursue this avocation until stricken with the illness which was to end 
her life. 

Hannah Caldwell Chapter felt signally honored when she attended their 
sessions. She was a woman of strong, noble traits of character, and com- 
manded the esteem and respect of all who came in contact with her. Her 
delight was to contribute to the happiness of her children and her children's 
children, and her memory and deeds will not soon be forgotten by them. 

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Besides her husband and four children she was survived by nineteen grand- 
children and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the honoe 
and was conducted by Rev. J. W. Weddell, of the Cavalry Baptist church. 
The words of Mrs. Weaver's pastor were brief but full of pathos which 
was tremulous with veneration. It was a beautiful tribute and adapted to 
the solemn occasion: 

"Life's work well done, 
Life's course well run, 
Life's crown well won," 
was the motif of his talk, in the course of which he referred to her intense 
patriotism, her enduring memory, and her indisputable descent from a 
Revolutionary hero. Her body was laid away in beautiful Oakdale Ceme- 
tery, Davenport. 

Death claimed the only "Real Daughter" surviving in Davenport, 
Saturday, March 25, 1899, when Electa Van Vleck passed to the Great 
Beyond. Mrs. Van Vleck was the daughter of Captain Joseph Manchester, 
of Colonel Bowen's Rhode Island Regiment throughout the Rev^olutionary 
War. He was in the ranks without furlough from the beginning to the end 
of the war, participated in many of its battles and passed the winter at 
Valley Forge. Mrs. Van Vleck used to tell of his description of the battle 
of Monmouth as she heard it from his own lips, and how on that hot sum- 
mer's day many an American soldier quenching his thirst after the fierce 
fighting and the hard march, died from his excessive draught of water after 
escaping the bullets of the enemy. 

She had a drinking cup that her father carried throughout the war. Mrs. 
Van Vleck was born in New York, August 28, 1809, and was in her nine- 
tieth year at the time of her death. Her first husband was Leander Simmons, 
who died while their only child, now Mrs. C. S. Durfee, of Davenport, was 
in infancy. She was afterwards married to Dr. V. H. Van Vleck, who 
died in 1875. After his death Mrs. Van Vleck resided with her daughter, 
Mrs. Durfee, in Davenport. 

She was one of the most amiable of women and retained her bright intel- 
lectual faculties to the last. For a few years previous to her death Mrs. 
Van Vleck was quite helpless and unable to move about without assistance. 
She had the most devoted care from her daughter, and the solicitous sym- 
pathy of the select circle of warm friends whom her retired life gathered 
about her. Friday the venerable woman was in her usual health and Friday 
night rested well; Saturday morning, however, after awaking, the gradual 
decline of several years terminated suddenly and she passed peacefully into 
the sleep that knows no waking here. 

In her death Hannah Caldwell Chapter is called upon to mourn her last 
"Real Daughter." 

In early life she became a member of the Edwards Congregational 
church and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Rollins of that 
church at the home of Mrs. Durfee, at 10 a. m., Monday, March 27, 1899, 
after which the remains were shipped to Newfield, N. J., to be laid beside 
those of Dr. Van Vleck. 

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Real Daughters of Abigail Adams Chapter. 

The scriptural promise, "To him that hath shall be given," has been 
fulfilled to Abigail Adams Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Other chapters consider it a rare distinction to have numbered among their 
ranks one "Real Daughter." Abigail Adams has numbered three. In 1893, 
when we were organized, the first name on the list of charter members was 
that of Sophia Dolson Andrews, organizer of the chapter, and the daughter of 
a Revolutionary soldier. We realized even then that we were a very for- 
tunate band of women, but we did not realize how very few chapters can 
ever share our honors. Time passed on, the chapter roll became longer, and 
one day there was inscribed upon it the name of a second real Daughter — 
Lucy Fellows Sibley. Three years ago (1907) Mrs. Cathrine Beattie Cox, 
whose own father was a Revolutionary soldier, became one of our number 
and we now feel that our cup of fame and happiness is full. Mrs. Andrews 
and Mrs. Cox, to our great joy, are still with us (1910), but Mrs. Sibley has 
passed beyond to join the great majority of those Daughters whose fathers 
freely offered their lives to found our beloved nation. 

As Daughters of the American Revolution we are intensely interested in 
the fathers of these noble women; any account of their lives cannot fail to 
interest us. The records tell us that John Van Dolson was born in New- 
borough, N. Y., in 1752. He was one of the Minute Men of that place and 
served as a soldier during the whole of the Revolutionary War. Think for 
a moment what that statement means — to fight through many years to main- 
tain a government that was scarcely able to supply equipment, clothing, even 
food, to say nothing of guaranteeing a soldier's pay. To have served all 
through that long war shows not only John Dolson's great physical strength 
but his whole-souled devotion to the cause of liberty. But he was privileged 
in many ways, for he was with Washington at the battle of Trenton, Christ- 
mas night, 1776, when every man in that little band became a nation's hero. 
John Dolson was also in the battle of Saratoga and witnessed the surrender 
of Burgoyne, while another precious experience was his in that he was in 
the battle of Yorktown and saw the consummation of the new nation's vic- 
tory! Well did John Dolson deserve the pension he received from the grate- 
ful nation whose foundation he had valiantly helped to lay. 

Mrs. Andrews has been able to give us some personal notes in regard to 
her father and her own early life. She says that her father enlisted three 
times during the war, once directly under Washington at his headquarters at 
Newburg, and that he was employed by the commander-in-chief several 
times to undertake special services against the Tories and Indians. 

The Van Dolsons were of Dutch origin, coming to America from Holland 
in the seventeenth century, so we see that time had been given them before 
the Revolution to root deep in their hearts a love and loyalty to the new 
land. At the close of the Revolution John Dolson made his way to Western 
New York. That was pioneering in those days, for the land was new and 

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unbroken and the forests were the forests primeval. He located at Big 
Flats, Steuben County, and it was here he married Elizabeth Carr, the mother 
of Mrs. Andrews. Elizabeth Carr was a second wife and much younger than 
her husband. The pioneer spirit of John Dolson was not yet satisfied and 
soon after his second marriage he decided to go further west, this time even 
to far away Michigan. The trip was made in a covered wagon, sometimes 
over corduroy roads, and Mrs. Andrews still remembers the hardships of 
that long journey. John Dolson did not live long after this last moving. 
He died April 8, 1836, at the age of 84. Mrs. Andrews, though but a child 
when he died, remembers her father as a tall, straight man, grey-haired, of 
course, but splendidly preserved. He came of a long-lived family; his 
grandfather lived to be 111 years old and his father 104. Doubtless had not 
John Dolson given those years of his early manhood to hardships and priva- 
tions of war he, too, would have passed the century mark. Mrs. Andrews' 
mother she remembers as one of the loveliest and noblest of women, endur- 
ing the privations of pioneer life as a true wife and brave woman. She 
lived eleven years after her husband's death but was from that time an 
invalid. When John Dolson died his family was broken up and the little 
Sophia was taken to live with an older brother who was very kind to her. 
Her early life was a struggle for an education, a remarkable ambition for a 
maiden in those days, when few girls thought of going beyond the elementary 
studies. When she was only thirteen she entered a branch of the University 
of Michigan, at Kalamazoo, and was under the instruction of Dr. J. B. 
Stone and his wife, Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, both noted educators of that day. 
Their influence upon the young girl is a treasured memory of her woman- 
hood. As soon as Sophia Dolson could command a position she became a 
teacher. Among her pupils was a boy who was to become illustrious, no 
other than General Shafter. He never forgot his girl teacher and often 
referred to her as "the gentle, brown-eyed teacher of my youth." Mrs. 
Andrews has been twice married. She has a daughter by her first marriage, 
Mrs. John W. Bishop, of Santa Ana, California. Like her mother, Mrs. 
Bishop is a leader in social and literary circles. Frank Andrews, an archi- 
tect, who has won for himself great distinction, is the son of her second 
marriage. Mrs. Andrews has lived in Des Moines since 1864, and has ever 
been a part of the city's life and progress. She was identified with Des 
Moines College as a teacher for some years. She has always been a leader 
and promoter of study classes, while for club women she has carried the 
banner. She is a charter member of the Des Moines Woman's Club, organ- 
ized in 1865. She organized the Scudery Club and has for twenty-four years 
been its honored president. Mrs. Andrews is a valued member of the 
Women's Press and Authors' Club for she has done much literary work. 
From 1869 to 1876 she was given a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives 
as correspondent for the Chicago Evening Journal. She furnished descrip- 
tive letters for Des Moines papers from the Philadelphia Centennial and 
wrote sketches for the New Orleans Exposition in 1884. So active is she still 
in club work that in the past year she has been made president of the Wm. B. 
Allison Circle, G. A. R. But Sophia Dolson Andrews, our first Regent and 

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our constant advisor, is dearest to this chapter because of one dominating 
characteristic, her unswerving love and loyalty to her country. Tears roll 
from her cheeks, her sweet voice quivers, when she raises her hand and in 
reverence refers to her beloved "Star Spangled Banner." Worthy and more 
than worthy is she of all the honors that have been or can be given to her, 
for her greatest desire is to be true and helpful. 

On January 24, 1897, Abigail Adams had the honor of receiving into the 
chapter Mrs. Lucy Fellows Sibley, of Red Oak, Iowa. Of course, Abigail 
Adams Chapter was most happy to receive Mrs. Sibley, not only for her own 
sake, but because her father, Ablel Fellows, was a soldier of the Revolution. 
He was born in Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, October 1, 1764, and 
so was onlj' twelve years old when the Declaration of Independence was 
signed. The fire of liberty was kindled early in that breast and must have 
burned with a consuming flame, for it compelled him when but a boy to 
fight for freedom's cause. He inherited his valor, it may be, for his great- 
grandfather had been a mounted trooper in King Phillip's War and fought 
under Colonel Nicholas Paige. Abiel Fellows served one year and nine 
months near the close of the Revolution. We can well believe that he was 
allowed to leave home only because of his great desire and because his patriot 
mother could not deny even her treasured boy to a needy country. Many 
years later a pension was awarded him, which was continued to his widow, 
Dorcas Hopkins Fellows. After the Revolution, Abiel Fellows enlisted for the 
French and Indian War, but his regiment was sent back before reaching 
Detroit. However, he, himself, was selected for many dangerous duties. 
Once valuable papers were entrusted to him to be delivered in Detroit. A 
price was set on the courier's head. He was so beset by dangers that it took 
him ten days to go from Kalamazoo to Detroit, so wary must he be in 
avoiding pitfalls; but, although he met ten Indians to one white man, he 
delivered the papers in safety. Abiel Fellows died in Prairie Ronda, 
Kalamazoo County, Michigan, August 18, 1838. 

During Mrs. Sibley's connection with the D. A. R. she never met with the 
chapter. This was greatlj- deplored, for it would gladly have done her 
honor. Lucy Fellows Sibley was the youngest of thirteen children born to 
Abiel and Dorcas Hopkins Fellows, his wife. She was born among the 
Shikishinny Hills, Wilkes Barre County, Pennsylvania. When she was three 
years old her parents removed to Kalamazoo County, Michigan. In this 
trip to a new country we see that the daring spirit of the Revolutionary 
soldier was not quenched and must needs go forth and subdue the wilderness. 
We know nothing of Lucy Fellows' girlhood days, but necessarily in that 
pioneer life they must never have lacked for adventure and must also have 
been of a nature to develop resourcefulness and ingenuity as well as real 
womanliness. We know not how love came, but just as surely did Dan 
Cupid inhabit the dense woods of Michigan as he did the forests of Arden, 
for we learn that on June 14, 1844, Lucy Fellows gave her heart and hand 
into the keeping of Charles Wilson Sibley. The young people must needs 
be pioneers, too, and leaving Michigan went further west into Wisconsin. 

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Not until twenty years later, in 1864, did they come to Iowa. One of Mrs. 
Sibley's children has written in tender memory of her mother these words: 
"My mother was a dainty little woman with the truest, bluest eyes, an abun- 
dance of soft brown hair and a sweet face. She had small hands, but they 
did great service for they not only made the best of cakes, bread, and pies, 
for the nourishment of her family, but they ministered always to the sick or 
an}' other of God's suffering creatures. Her feet were fairylike and at the 
end of seventy years of active life had not a blemish of any kind upon 
them. She dearly loved to dance a jig and 'cut a pigeon wing' as lightly 
as a boy. She had a youthful spirit and was interested in the questions of 
the day and so was a real companion to her seven children, one in whom 
they confided, knowing well that whatever secrets were entrusted to her 
keeping would not be repeated, even to her husband. Though not physically 
very strong in appearance, she had much endurance and gave a home and 
mothering to three children besides her own. It was natural for her to talk 
'baby talk' and her husband used to say she got out a new vocabulary with 
each new baby. She had a sweet voice, could sing like a bird, and among 
my first remembrances are those of being sung to sleep by her sweet voice. 
My mother had a great love for good reading and she and my father were 
very particular as to the class of literature that fell into the hands of their 
children. Among other gifts my mother possessed, was an aptitude for rhym- 
ing, and many an unpretentious little gift was made precious by the 'jingles' 
as she called her efforts, which accompanied it. Her strongest characteristic, 
to my mind, was her bravery in meeting the sorrows and trials of her life, 
and they were many. She was also most unselfish, and last of all she 
was absolutely loyal to her husband, her friends, her country and her God. 
On March 30, 1898, my father left her for the better land and so 'homesick' 
was she for that dear one that in just two years to the day she was allowed 
to join him. We could not help rejoicing for her sake, though our hearts 
still ache for our 'little mother.' Since then many letters have been received 
by her children, telling us of her acts of kindness and thoughtfulness, all 
unconsciously performed, for she was most unassuming and considered her- 
self as one of the least of among God's servants. The gold spoon given her 
by the N. S. D. A. R. she willed to the first of her four daughters to join 
the society. It is the property of Mrs. H. H. Center, a member of the 
Marshalltown Chapter." 

Catharine Beattie Cox, real Daughter of the American Revolution, be- 
came a member of Abigail Adams Chapter December 4, 1907. That was 
indeed a red letter day for the chapter, for on that day the names of three 
rf al Daughters graced the pages of their membership. 

Catharine Beattie Cox is the daughter of Andrew Beattie, who was 
born in Rye Township, Cumberland (now Perry) County, Pennsylvania. Of 
Andrew Beattie's boyhood and youth we can learn little but we know he 
must have been very young when he offered his life to the cause of liberty. 
We have data to inform us that in 1779 he was a single man, a freeman and 
paid taxes, also that he was enrolled as a private in Captain Matthews' 

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company, Cumberland County Militia, November 1, 1780. His subsequent 
war record we do not know except that according to family tradition, which 
is very often correct, he became a captain and was always known as Captain 
Beattie. At the close of the war, he married Judith Carter, thereby showing 
that sometimes love and discernment go hand in hand, for Judith Carter was 
a girl any man might be proud to have wooed and won. She was descended 
from that Carter family which had long been a power in Virginia, dating 
back to 1635, when John Carter came over from England in the ship 
"America." Robert Carter, born about 1660, became President of the King's 
Council in Virginia, and on account of the almost regal state in which he 
lived was popularly called "King Carter." His wife, Sarah Judith, was the 
daughter of Sir Thomas Ludlow and connected, even related, it is said, to 
the royal house of England. Andrew and Judith Carter Beattie immediately 
upon their marriage went to found a home in Kentucky. They traveled on 
horseback, making their way along a blazed trail, sleeping out of doors, 
often seeing wild beasts and Indians. The young couple lived eight years 
in Kentucky and then underwent a great misfortune for fire came and 
destroyed all the young pioneer's property. 

Discouraged in Kentucky, he decided to move to Ohio and take up land, 
knowing that the fire fiend could not devour the soil. He went to Highland 
County and obtained there three hundred acres of land. For a time the 
family lived in a small house, but as they prospered they built a large log 
house and were just ready to move into it when the husband and father 
was stricken with malarial fever and died. Six weeks afterward the little 
Catharine was born. Think of the stress of Judith Carter Beattie at this 
time, in a new country, with three hundred acres of partly broken land and 
nine little daughters, one of them an infant in arms, to support and care for. 
But this little woman was equal to her task. For twelve years she remained 
a widow. She rented her land, educated her daughters as well as girls were 
educated in that day and managed her own business affairs, never consult- 
ing a lawyer; indeed, her judgment was recognized so good that she was 
widely consulted by her neighbors. Her home was a center of hospitality. 
The little Catharine remembers Governor Trumbull, Ohio's first governor, as 
he was a frequent visitor at her home. His daughter, Mrs. Thompson, it 
was who started the W. C. T. Union. In her Kentucky home Judith Beattie 
had often entertained James Quinn, a preacher of Revolutionary times. 
Mrs. Cox remembers him as an old man dressed in short breeches, buckskin 
leggins and buckled shoes, and says his first sermon was preached in her 
mother's Kentucky home. As Catharine grew up her oldest sisters married. 
One of them lived in Cincinnati. With this sister she spent much time and 
received the best of educational advantages. In 1846 Catharine Beattie was 
married to Dr. Henry Cox, a descendant of a general of the Revolution, 
Gen. James Cox. They were married at the home of one of her sisters in 
Hillsboro, her mother and relatives meeting there because the bride and 
groom could from there drive to Lebanon, whence they could take the stage 
for the first part of their journey westward. They were going to Danville, 
twenty miles west of Indianapolis, to live. 

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The demands on a doctor's wife are very many, but Mrs. Cox enjoyed 
the activities of her life. Doctor Cox was a leader in church and educational 
work. He endowed a Methodist academy in Danville. Prominence brought 
its responsibilities and the Cox home was always a place of entertainment 
for new ministers, professors and lecturers. When the great struggle for 
the preservation of this nation became an issue there was no question where 
the son and daughter of Revolutionary parentage stood. They were without 
compromise for the Union. The neighborhood in and about Danville was 
not so wholly loyal and many were the threats directed openly and secretly 
at the doctor, but he paid no attention to them and continued to help the 
Union cause as much as possible. During the entire war ihe attic of their 
house was used as an arsenal and the Cox house was known as a place of 
safety for Northerners and many were the fugitives who found help and 
safety there. To his great chagrin. Doctor Cox was not eligible for enlist- 
ment, but after many battles he was delegated as a special surgeon and 
allowed to go to the front. He was with General Sherman on the march 
to the sea. For none of his army service would he take remuneration, being 
glad to give them to his suffering countrymen. In 1865, Doctor and Mrs. 
Cox came to live in Iowa; from Oskaloosa they rode to Des Moines in a 
stage coach. At once they became active in church and society. Mrs. Cox 
was an enthusiastic temperance worker at the time of the great temperance 
revival under the leadership of Francis Murphy. She was president of the 
W. C. T. U. and was a warm personal friend of that great advocate of 
purity and temperance, Frances E. Willard. We do not know how the all- 
wise Father views our deeds, but judging from the standpoint of earth, one 
of the finest things ever done in Des Moines was the founding of the "Home 
for Friendless Children." Its scope and work is well known. This home was 
founded by Catharine Beattie Cox. One day her tender heart was stirred to 
its depths by the sight of three forsaken children on the streets of Des 
Moines, their mother dead, their father a drunkard. There was no place 
but the streets for them. Some place must be provided for them and for 
others who might be as needy. Mrs. Cox called together a few of the large- 
hearted, motherly-souled friends and this home for these forsaken children 
and the long line who have come after was planned. Mrs. Cox was the first 
president of the organization and remained in office until the institution had 
a good foundation, and she is todaj' intensely interested in its progress and 
prosperity. Doctor and Mrs. Cox had five children, all of whom are living, 
four of them in California and one in Des Moines, Mrs. Lida Cox Mitchell. 
When Mrs. Cox was eighty-four years old she made a trip to California, 
greatly enjoying the train and the scenery, but we rejoice that she is safely 
back among us. She is so alert mentally, so interested in all the news 
and work of the world, she so loves young people and sees so much good in 
all things that we know she can grow old in years only, never in spirit. 

Mrs. Cox has something of which few of us can boast, a rare poetic 
instinct. Her thoughts often come to her in verse and sometimes she will let 
them be written. Through the kindness of her daughter, Mrs. Mitchell, these 

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two selections are given to you. The day she was eighty-five years old she 
repeated to her daughter these lines: 

"I am eighty-five years old today. 
It cannot be true. I surely know 
That only a day or two ago 
We were playing together, my sister and I, 
In the shade of an oak that grew thereby. 
And yet, when I look at my snow-white hair, 
And try to read, the print is not clear. 
My hearing is dull, but it cannot be 
That age is the cause of the change in rae. 
Still my childhood home has gone to decay; 
All who made it dear have passed away. 
They have gone to their rest, gone one by one. 
And will give me welcome when I come." 

On the 4h of June, 1910, Mrs. Cox repeated the following lines to her 
daughter. It is only natural that thoughts like these should come to one 
whose dear ones are many of them on the farther shore, but how few men 
and women of eighty-seven could shape those thoughts into form so beautiful: 


"All day I traveled a weird road, 
O'er lands that were new to me. 
I roamed o'er mountains, hill and dale. 
At last I spied a ship's white sail, 
And it was coming to me. 

"The breakers came with a crash and roar, 
I feared the ship would not reach the shore. 
The Captain spoke so kindly to me. 
He knew I feared the deep, dark sea. 
He said, 'Have faith,' the pilot is tried and true. 
We will enter the harbor when we are due. 
He will be waiting near the shore, 
To welcome the weary, rich or poor. 
Those who found the pleasures of earth to fail. 
You'll find him standing with outstretched hand 
To welcome the wanderer from every land. 
So we sought still waters and made away 
And are joyfully sailing on that ship today, 
Will be guided safely, though tempest roar, 
To bliss eternal, to the Unseen Shore." 

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Real Daughter of Jean Espy Chapter. 

Mary Elliott was born on a farm in York County, eighteen miles from 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, July 10, TSIS. 

She was the daughter of Robert Elliott, who was a member of the 
Seventh Pennsylvania Continental line, one of the finest regiments of the 
Revolution, and which made one of the flying marches of the war, across 
the country from Harrisburg to Bunker Hill, in time to take part in the 
famous fight at that point. In this march and battle Robert Elliott took 
part. For his services in the war he received the personal commendation of 
General Washington. He died in 1823 when his daughter Mary was five 
years old. Her mother was Margaret Johnstone Elliott. 

Mary Elliott was educated in a Presbyterian seminary, but later became 
a Roman Catholic. After her father's death she moved to Harrisburg, Penn- 
sylvania, and at the age of sixteen she moved with her family to Williams- 
port, Maryland, where she was married to Richard Fahey, a contractor. 

Her husband having contracted with an eastern railroad company to 
build railway roads through Western Illinois, she made the journey with 
him., in a flatboat, down the Ohio river to Cairo, Illinois, and from Cairo to 
Warsaw, Illinois. In 1839 she moved with her husband to Fort Madison, 
Iowa, and settled there. Mr. Fahey was given a contract to build the 
penitentiary at Fort Madison. Mrs. Fahey lived in Fort Madison for sixty- 
five years. Her husband died in 1885, and in 1904 she moved to Chicago 
where she lived in the home of her daughter until her death on the twenty- 
fifth day of December, 1910, at the age of ninety-two years and six months. 

Mrs. Fahey's career was interesting and picturesque, as she was brought 
up in the early days of the nation in the East, and was one of the original 
pioneers of the Middle West. At the time she first saw Illinois and Iowa, 
the region was the borderland of civilization, and she passed through the 
years of struggle and lawlessness which characterized life on the frontier. 
She lived through twenty-three presidential administrations, and through 
four wars — the Black Hawk, Mexican, Civil and Spanish-American. 

Up to the time of her death, caused by old age, she was a remarkably 
well informed person, and kept constantly in touch with current affairs. 
Her hearing had become somewhat impaired in late years, but she was able 
to read with the aid of glasses up to within a few. days of her death. Until 
her last illness she busied herself with reading, helping with house work, 
embroidering and making fancy sofa pillows, mats and rugs. She was 
survived by two children, Mrs. Lowrey, of Chicago, and M. J. Fahey, of Fort 
Madison, Iowa. 

Mrs. Fahey was a member of Jean Espy Chapter, D. A. R., Fort Madi- 
son. She was their only "Real Daughter" and the members were always 
very proud of their grand old member. 

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Real Daughter of Pilgrim Chapter. 

Mrs. Eliza Melvin Shrader, the "Real Daughter" of Pilgrim Chapter, 
Iowa City, was born in Portland, Maine, January 7, 1808. Her father and her 
grandfather served in the Revol