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Colorado Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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Arkansas Valley Chapter was organized February 7, 1902.  It draws its name from the rich Arkansas Valley which played a very important part in the history of the west, being a major throughway for Indians, mountain men, the military, and settlers.  Most of our membership comes from the Pueblo metropolitan area; however, many members live on nearby farms and ranches.

History of the Chapter

In the fall of 1900, by invitation of Mrs. Richard Lee, a number of ladies assembled at her home, 615 Broadway, Pueblo, Colorado, to discuss the formation of a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  No further action was taken until January 1901 when a second meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Lee.  The State Regent, Mrs. Emma Hayward Eldredge, and Mrs. John Campbell were present.  The State Regent appointed Mrs. William R. Hoch organizing regent.  In September Mrs. Eldredge organized this chapter of twenty-four members.  It was the third chapter to organize in Colorado.

The first regular meeting was held October 1, 1901, when officers were elected: regent, Mrs. Martha J. Noble; vice regent, Miss Clara Ella Duke; recording secretary, Mrs. C. W. Tingley; treasurer, Mrs. G. M. Kerr; registrar, Mrs. W.R. Hoch; historian, Mrs. Albert Murray; chaplain, Miss Clara Ella Duke; Directors, Mrs. John A. Thatcher, Miss Helen Newell.  Other charter members included Belle Robbins Reid, Clara McCoy Dixon, Lillian Thatcher, Ella May Dixon, Anna Comstock Jackson, Catherine Shaffer Lee, Kate Mae Duke, Martha Beatty Mallaby, Edna A. Henry Baxter, Frances Dewey Rix Hinman, Lillie Webber Leslie, Margaret Henry Thatcher, Elizabeth A. Noble, Helen Dunbaugh Newell, Sarah Hoyt Comstock Smith, Ella Ayres Duke, Blanche Morton, and Edith May Baxter McClain.

The gavel used by our regents is made from the wood of an apple tree grown at Mount Vernon, beautifully inscribed and presented to the chapter December 7, 1909, by the regent Mrs. L. F. Cornwell.  Our most treasured possession is a pair of drumsticks of regnum-vitae, carried in the Battle of Bunker Hill by the grandfather of Mrs. Emeline Bradford, one of our early members.


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This page was last updated on August 14, 2014