NSDAR Insignia

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Rhoda Fairchild Chapter

Carthage, Missouri


About the DAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization in which each member is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Facts about DAR and information about joining DAR are available at the National Society DAR web site. Further information about DAR is available at National Society DAR and Missouri State Society DAR.


DAR Constitution Hall

             DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

   Rhoda Fairchild Chapter Officers

  • Regent--Ann Garrigues
  • Vice Regent--Marcia McGuire
  • Chaplain--Carrollyn Crase
  • Recording Secretary--Iris Beckett
  • Corresponding Secretary--Laveida Allen
  • Treasurer--Catherine "Cathy" Johns
  • Registrar--Ruth Sneed
  • Historian--Sheryl Colson
  • Librarian--Sandra Swingle
  • Parliamentarian--Dorothy Shull

About Rhoda Fairchild Chapter NSDAR

On October 29, 1910, fifteen local women met at the home of Mrs. John Magee on South Maple Street to organize a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The new chapter chose the name Rhoda Fairchild Chapter after an ancestor of Mrs. Magee. Rhoda Fairchild was noted as a brave woman, aiding materially during the war of the Revolution. Her husband was a private in the Pennsylvania line who was captured by the British and later became a Minuteman.

Throughout the years, the Rhoda Fairchild Chapter has had a commitment to preserve the historical treasures of Carthage, Missouri. In its early years the chapter placed a memorial at the first Jasper County Courthouse, were participants in early community activities, and held community service in high regard.



Today the Rhoda Fairchild Chapter is still dedicated to the DAR goals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation. We present Good Citizenship Awards, participate in the Carthage Maple Leaf Parade, and present Community Service Awards. We also observe Veterans Day, Constitution Week, and Flag Day.

Our Meetings

Rhoda Fairchild Chapter meetings are held the first Saturday of each month from September through May, with interesting programs focusing on history, education, current affairs, and patriotism. Our Patriotic program includes "Veteran of the Special Operations Forces", and our Historical Preservation programs include "Remembering Our Mothers" and "Heritage Sharing".

Please contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings.

Honoring Our Patriots

We invite you to view our Patriots web page which we present in honor of our chapter patriots whose sacrifices led to the many freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America.


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Website last updated October 29, 2014.