Our chapter was organized 3 November 2007. The organizing regent was Sue Kraus. The name was chosen for Magnolia Ellis, educator and healer born in Texas in 1893 to a Cherokee father who named her after the first tree her mother saw after her birth. Before Magnolia's fame, she taught in Texas and, according to her daughter, was elected the state's first woman superintendent. Magnolia's unique gifts were her psychic and healing abilities. Magnolia's traits included her compassion for humanity, valuing of education, an intense desire to help people, and a strong will power. Naming the county DAR chapter for Magnolia Ellis will serve as a model for women who preserve history, value education, and exhibit patriotic endeavors.
These markers were put up by a project of the New Mexico Women’s Forum and is overseen by the Historic Preservation Division of the state Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Markers honoring women’s lives installed in each county and pueblo, and on Apache and Navajo lands. Magnolia Ellis, Sierra County, Small Triangular Park in Truth or Consequences on Business loop & E Broadway
We meet the third Tuesday of the months January through June, September, and October at 10 a.m. at the Truth or Consequences library, unless otherwise noted. We cordially invite you to contact us for membership information.