certain approved members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, did, under the authorization of the National Board of Management, on the 15th day of November, 1909, organize a Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in the City of Dadeville, State of Alabama to be known as the Tohopeka Chapter; and whereas the following officers of said Chapter have been selected, to wit: Mrs. William Gray as Regent, Mrs. O.P. Carlisle as Vice Regent, and Miss Marian Johnson as Recording Secretary [Blank space for Corresponding Secretary], Mrs. Clyde Acree as Register, Miss Willie Harwell as Treasurer, Miss Emily Herren as Historian.
Now, therefore, the following charter members
Mrs. Mary Belle Acree, Mrs. Hewlette Bulger Carlisle, Mrs. Marilla Crawford Gray, Miss Emily Herren, Miss Marian Johnson, Mrs. Maude Crawford Anderson, Mrs. Maggie Salmond Cox, Miss Willie Harwell, Mrs. Anne Daniel Herren, Mrs. Nora E. Miller, Mrs. Sallie Herren Oliver, Miss Stella Burns, Miss Estelle Crawford, Miss Buford Harwell, Mrs. Gussie Rowell Johnston, Mrs. Exie Slaughter Oliver.
and their successors and associates are hereby declared to be a regularly organized Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, to be known as the Tohopeka Chapter; and as such are entitled to all the privileges, and subject to all the limitations of the Constitution and By-Laws of the National Society.
Given under our hands and seal of the National Society day of the 18th day of February, 1910.
Countersigned Julia G. Scott
President General Mary R. Wilcox
Regent of Alabama Secretary General
Today, the chapter charter issued by the President General hangs in the Dadeville City Library.
The charter members chose for the name of the chapter,
Tohopeka, meaning fort or fortification. Tohopeka was the name of the
Several years later, in 1911, Mrs. Nora E. Miller of
the Tohopeka Chapter donated a bookcase desk to the Alabama
Throughout the years, Tohopeka Chapter has moved
forward in striving to maintain several objectives, including patriotism,
education, national defense, and genealogical research. The chapter has
dedicated members who work diligently throughout the year promoting
Since its organization, Tohopeka Chapter has seen many members named to positions of authority and eminence in the State Society including a State Vice Regent, State Historian, and several State Committee Chairmanship positions. Presently, Roberta Haden Greene is serving as the ASDAR Librarian and is on the NSDAR Speaker’s Staff.Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.
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