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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Springfield, Illinois

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L-R, Chapter members Barbara McKean, Judy Flickinger, Carolyn Berning, and Roselyn Wallace
attended the 100th anniversary celebration of the Benjamin Mills Chapter and the gravemarking for
real daughter Mary Trotter Mills on June 5, 2013, near Greenville, IL.

Wreath Laying
L-R, Carolyn Berning, Deb Wargo and Barbara McKean are shown with wreath for
Lincoln Death Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on April 16, 2013

Chapter officers
(Left to Right)
Corresponding Secretary Margaret DiFonso
Recording Secretary Beth Shea
First Vice Regent: Nancy Daugherty
Librarian: Jennifer Logan
Registrar: Dorothy Schmoker
Second Vice Regent: Cheryl Wycoff
Regent: Lucy Bagot

Wreath laying

Chapter members attend a flag lowering and retreat ceremony performed at Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site by members
of the 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Reactivated.

Ninian Edwards marking

Chapter member
Barbara McKean visits with Lincoln's neighbor Julia Sprigg as
portrayed by Chapter member Mary Disseler at the Ninian Edwards Historical Marker Dedication.

Death Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on April 15, 2012, at Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield.
Chapter Regent Lucy Bagot is behind the black wreath
and next to her is Tricia Price, Springfield Chapter Regent.

With Wreath
Shown at the Death Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on April 15, 2012 are Julie Dailey, Chaplain (left);
Lucy Bagot, Regent (center) and Carolyn Berning, past regent (right).


Chapter Officers 2012-2013
Regent:  Lucy Bagot
First Vice Regent:  Nancy Daugherty
Second Vice Regent:  Cheryl Wycoff
Recording Secretary:  Beth Shea
Corresponding Secretary:  Margaret DiFonso
Treasurer:  Barbara  McKean
Chaplain:  Mary Wood
Registrar:  Dorothy Schmoker
Historian:  Barbara Archer
Librarian:  Jennifer Logan

Honorary Regents:  Dorthy Ross (Mrs. F. North) and Sandra Hockenyos


About Our Chapter
Sgt.  Caleb Hopkins Chapter was named for this soldier of the Revolutionary War as a tribute to 

Mrs. James Abels, the former Luta Hopkins.  Mrs. Abels, a descendant of Caleb Hopkins, 
was Regent of the Springfield DAR Chapter from 1943-1945 and served as 
sponsor and advisor for this new chapter.
Caleb Hopkins and Thankful Paine were married in 1766 and lived in Eastham, Massachusetts.  
They had eight sons and one daughter.  Sgt. Hopkins served in 1776 in Truro and 
again in 1778 at Winter Hill.  Thankful died in 1816 at 70 years of age; 
Caleb died in 1836 at 93 years of age.  Sgt. Hopkins, as well as many Springfield residents, 
was a descendant of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower.

2012-2013 Calendar

September 17, 2012    7:00 p.m.
Program: “Protocol, Parliamentary Procedures & Progress”
Anna Koontz, District VI Director

Monday, October 15, 2012    7:00 p.m.
Program:  “Artifact Preservation"
Bronwyn Eves

Monday, November 19, 2012    7:00 p.m.
Program:  "Veterans"
presented by Erica Borggren, Dir of Il Veterans Affairs

Saturday, December 1, 2012    12:00 Noon
Program: “Flag Etiquette and Folding"”
 Bob Warren

Saturday, January 21, 2013    12:00 Noon
Program:  “Martin Luther King Luncheon”

Saturday, February 16, 2013    12:00 Noon
Program:  “Harriet Tubman”
Katherine Harris

Monday, March  18, 2013    7:00 p.m.
Program:  “History of Pease's Candy”
Rob Flesher

Monday, April 15, 2013    7:00 p.m.
Program:  “Farmers Markets & Food Banks”
 Sue Couri

Monday, May 20, 2013    6:00 p.m.
Program:  "Preserving Our DAR Heritage for the Future"
Candace Fryburger, State Regent
and Installation of Officers




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