Taneycomo Chapter



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The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1891 and now has 108 chapters with over 5,200 members. Missouri Daughters honor our Revolutionary War patriots who sacrificed and fought for the freedoms we possess today in the United States of America. We continue to share a love of country and dedication to the national DAR objectives with our 2006-2008 the ";Show Me DAR in Missouri: Promoting Patriotism, Education, and Historical Preservation in the Heart of the USA."   To learn more about the Missouri State Society, or other chapters in your area, visit the Missouri State Society DAR web site at www.mssdar.org/.


Taneycomo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was formally organized on February 1, 1960, with 15 qualified members assembled through the inspired efforts of Miss Frances Lacy McConkey, who was designated Organizing Regent under the guidance of Mrs. L. Bentley Cash, State Regent, of Springfield, Missouri.

After considering seven submitted names for the chapter, Taneycomo was agreed as the most appropriate name, its background akin to our DAR heritage.

Mr. Roger Taney, born in 1777 in Maryland, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1836 by Andrew Jackson, President of the United States. He served this judgeship until his death in 1864.

In the early development of Missouri, Judge Taney came to visit this are of the country.

When the beautiful lake was formed by construction of the Power-site Dam across the White River at Forsyth, it was named Taneycomo, actually a contraction of Taney County Missouri, "Taney-CO MO."

The official address of the chapter became Forsyth, the home of the Organizing Regent, the now deceased Miss Frances McConkey.divider DAR logo

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The Forsyth Chapter strives to meet the objectives of the national society by supporting education, promoting patriotism and historic preservation. The members meet once a month, September through May.   Guests are welcome. Please contact us for more information regarding the Taneycomo Chapter, meeting time and place and upcoming programs of interest.

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