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.
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. Past programs include a book review of The Cherokee Tragedy,
Historical Facts of Missouri, Underground Railroad Quilts, Conservation in America, Civil War
Archaeology, and Historical Archives.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our
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 February 3, 2013.