Lexington, Missouri

Susan Skelton Memorial Scholarship
In 2009 the chapter established a "Susan Skelton Memorial Scholarship" in memory of Susan Skelton (Mrs. Ike). Any female student who is a permanent resident of Lafayette County and is a graduate of Lafayette C-1, Lexington R-V, or Wellington-Napoleon R-IX, and plans to attend college in the fall after graduating is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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The Lafayette-Lexington Chapter was organized June 6, 1903, in Lexington, Missouri, with sixteen members. The organizing regent was Ann Qyarles Aull (Mrs. William). The chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary in June, 2003.

The chapter is very active in all phases of NSDAR. The chapter has past and present members who have served in both National and State DAR positions.

Special Feature:
Lexington is home of one of the twelve "Madonna of the Trail" monuments, honoring our pioneer mothers of covered wagon days. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution placed a monument in each of the twelve states through which the National Old Trails Road passed. The Missouri monument was dedicated on September 17, 1928.

The Missouri State Society DAR extensively renovated the Missouri Madonna of the Trail statue in 2003, as a special project of State Regent June Lanz. A rededication ceremony was held on August 23, 2003, in celebration of the monument's 75th anniversary. The Honorable Ike Skelton was the guest speaker at the rededication.

An historic marker was placed at the site on May 6, 2006. State Regent Sally Napier Bueno (Mrs. Cesar), and The Honorable Ike Skelton joined with the Missouri State Madonna of the Trails Chairman Madonna Historic Marker LaVeda Cross (Mrs. William), state officers, and many Missouri Daughters, for this special dedication ceremony. The event was open to the public, and the City of Lexington offered a site-seeing tour of this beautiful, historic town, located on the Missouri River.

The Lafayette-Lexington chapter currently has 49 members. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month, except for July and August.

Meetings start at 11:30 a.m., and are held at one of the restaurants in Lexington. Members enjoy lunch, a business meeting, and a program at each meeting. Guests are always welcomed.  Contact chapter for specific information.



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