Ozark Spring Chapter NSDAR
west plains, missouri


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Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

Throughout the country and internationally, DAR members work within local communities to promote the ideals of the national society through their respective chapter and state societies.

For more information relating to DAR or membership eligibility, visit the NSDAR web site at: www.dar.org/

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The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1891 and currently has 108 chapters and over 5,000 members throughout the state.

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Chapter History:

The Ozark Spring Chapter NSDAR was organized October 14, 1977, with 13 organizing members:
Mrs. Vivian Brooks, Mrs. Bonnie Coffman, Mrs. Edith Dold, Mrs. Virginia Hard, Mrs. Rubye Kiesler, Mrs. Doris Landis, Mrs. Jeanette Pease, Miss Cheryl Reavis, Mrs. Linda Shortridge, Mrs. Mary Ellen Wheeler, and Mrs. Christine White.

The chapter took its name from an underground spring located one block east of Court Square in West Plains. The spring is a historically significant landmark in Howell county and was responsible for the county seat being located at West Plains. And like its namesake, it is hoped that Ozark Spring Chapter will make a significant contribution in our community through our commitment to the historical, educational, and patriotic objectives of our National Society.

Chapter Activities:

Whether we are celebrating patriotic events such as Constitution Week, participating in efforts to recognize veterans, helping preserve the history of our community or making a contribution that will help children receive an excellent education, Ozark Spring Chapter activities reflect our members' commitment to support our Society's objectives at a national, state and local level.

Ozark Spring Chapter meetings are held the first Saturday of each month in West Plains, Missouri. We have a variety of interesting and educational programs given with topics such as historical facts, conservation, and national defense. For more information on chapter activities or if you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us* for meeting time and place, and upcoming programs.

*Guests are welcome. You will find chapter members eager to answer questions about DAR membership and willing to help with your application process.

Chapter Officers (2014-2016):

Sue Evans, President
Lesa Bauer, Vice Regent
Ora Ingram, Chaplain
Patye Lester, Secretary
Connie Weber, Treasurer
Vivian Brake, Registrar
Lesa Bauer, Historian
Pat McDaniel, Librarian

Patriot Ancestors:

Allison, Alexander NC Looney, Peter VA
Allison, William NC May, Jacob PA
Beckett, Richard VA McMahan, William PA
Blackwell, John NC Mitchell, Morris PA
Brown, Isham VA Moreland, William VA
Carpenter, Benjamin VT Morgan, Joseph MD
Coolbaugh, Moses PA Newberry, Samuel VA
Craig, David NC Norman, David SC
Dowden, Clementias PA Olinger, John C. VA
Foley, Moses VA Pease, Abner (2nd Lt.) NY
Gentry, Nicholas PA Pitman, James GA
Hardy, Phineas NH Poindexter, Thomas NC
Harrison, James NC Poppleton, Samuel NJ
Harmon, Charles VA Powell, Benjamin NH
Hensley, William VA Richards, Edward VA
Holbert, John NJ Thomason/Thompson, John NC
House, Adam VA Turner, James SC
Howell, Phillip NC Walker, James CT
Howle, Alexander SC Walker, John NC
Howle, William GA Yadon, Jacob VA
Lawson, Randolph VA    

To determine if your ancestor is a proven Revolutionary patriot, visit the Genealogical Research System Patriot Look Up, a free service offered by the National Society on the NSDAR web site.


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