The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women's service organization
dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving
U.S. history and supporting education programs. Today's DAR members fund
local scholarships, pioneer historic restorations and lead volunteer
projects in their communities. For more information relating to the organization
or membership requirements, visit the National Daughters of the American
Revolution web site at www.dar.org/
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
The official address of the chapter became Forsyth, the home of
the Organizing Regent, the now deceased Miss Frances McConkey.
"We are Today's DAR!"
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.
To determine if your ancestor may be a proven Patriot of the Revolutionary War, visit the Genealogical Research System patriot look-up, a free service offered through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Contact our chapter for assistance, or more information regarding our programs and activities.
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