Community Service, Patriotism, Education, Historic Preservation, .....Friendship.....
The first Armstrong Chapter Regent, Mary Twyman
Mrs. Paul A.) Klayder, was born on February 24, 1880, near Armstrong, Missouri. She
was the oldest child of Joel Kirtley and Frances Bell Briggs Twyman.
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The History of Armstrong-Glasgow Chapter
The Armstrong-Glasgow Chapter NSDAR was organized
July 16, 1917, with Mrs. Mary Twyman Klayder as Organizing Regent, appointed
by Mrs. George T. Guernsey, President General of the National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The twelve charter
members were: Mrs. Aileen Herndon Denny, Mrs. Elizabeth Yancey
Evans, Miss Mary Jane Howard, Mrs. Elizabeth Walton Johnson,
Mrs. Mary Twyman Klayder, Mrs. Louila Howard Lyle, Mrs. Margaret
Hackley Markland, Miss Genelle Maupin, Mrs. Bennie Reynolds
O’Dell, Mrs. Etta Collins Walker, Mrs. Mabel Brown Walker,
and Mrs. Mary Howard.
During the World War, the chapter had eight stars on the Service
Flag. Miss Naomi Walton was in the Army School of Nursing at Camp
Wheeler, Macon, Georgia. Others were brothers and sons of other
In later years, the members from Glasgow formed a new chapter and
ours became the Armstrong Chapter NSDAR.
Armstrong Chapter NSDAR Today
At the present time, the Armstrong Chapter has 36
members, including one 40-year member, and 3 junior members.
Currently we are meeting at noon on the third Saturday of the month.
Chapter meetings are held during September, October, November, March, April, and May.
June highlights a special Flag Day celebration with other Missouri DAR Chapters at
Roslyn Heights, our Missouri DAR state headquarters in Boonville. Our meetings include
devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General's message, a National Defense report,
Constitution Week report, Commemorative Event, the Indian Moment, and a program of patriotic,
educational, or historical interest. Each year our members enjoy a special program on
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information if you are interested in joining us for a meeting.
Vice Regent--Barbara Ronimous
Recording Secretary--Linda Franklin
Corresponding Secretary--Michelle Wetzel
As in all NSDAR chapters, the members of the Armstrong Chapter are
each lineal descendants of a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War who either gave aid or served as a
soldier. We honor these ancestor patriots and the veterans throughout American history by
sponsoring a Patriot of the Month and participating in community events for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veterans
Day. Among our most recent patriotic endeavors was the distribution of flag pins and certificates
to the community.
The Armstrong Chapter NSDAR sponsors the
Lewis and Clark C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution). We have at least one
joint meeting per year with this society. We participate in the Good Citizen Awards and encourage school
children in our community to enter our History Contests and participate in Constitution Week.